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A Cheerleader With Down Syndrome Was Bullied During A Game. The Athletes Then Did Something Amazing.
Society & Culture  (tags: Good News, downs syndrome, cheerleader, bullied, athletes, Di's House, text, video )

Barb
- 20 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Desiree Andrews is a cheerleader at Lincoln Middle School in Kenosha, Wisconsin. SheâEUR(TM)s in eighth grade and has Down syndrome. Last year, Andrews was reportedly bullied by some kids in the stands during a boysâEUR(TM) basketball game.
Cops in Ferguson Are Extremely Racist, According to the Feds
Society & Culture  (tags: police, politics, society, Fergusion, race relations, ethics, government, rights, law )

Cal
- 28 days ago - vice.com
Although the report doesn't officially come out until Wednesday, multiple news outlets have obtained leaks from the long-awaited federal probe into the Ferguson Police Department launched after the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.
Gov. Rick Scott Stop Punishing State Employees For Saying Climate Change - Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: Gov Rick Scott, end censorship ban on climate change, petition, silenced, Florida, State employee )

Dandelion
- 11 days ago - leftaction.com
Climate change denial has taken on a whole new level. One Florida state employee was even forced to take a leave of absence and get a mental health evaluation after using the term. Gov. Scott End the ban and stop censoring climate change discussion.
9 Shel Silverstein Quotes To Get You Through Today
Society & Culture  (tags: Literacy month, Shel Silverstein, friends, diversity, poetry, acceptance, individuality )

Nancy
- 10 days ago - blog.theautismsite.com
Each poem attempted to convey, in itâEUR(TM)s own special way, that the world is what we make of it. In honor of Literacy month, here are a few of the most treasured Shel Silverstein quotes:
Indigenous Women and Policing--No More Stolen Sisters
Society & Culture  (tags: women, violence, society, safety, police, law, government, culture, politics )

Cal
- 5 days ago - occupy.com
According to an RCMP report on the subject of missing and murdered women in Canada, Indigenous women make up 4.3% of the country's female population, but represent almost half of the women murdered in the country.
TAKE ACTION NOW! PRESIDENT OBAMA: Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier
Society & Culture  (tags: indigneous right, indigneous rights, justice, leonard Peltier, world, society, politics, government, law, ethics, news, activists, freedoms, rights, usa )

Cal
- 10 days ago - change.org
Leonard Peltier , Ojibwa-Sioux from Turtle Mountain, North Dakota, is the longest held Native American political prisoner in the U.S. He was wrongfully convicted in the 1975 killing of two F.B.I. agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Tell Congress to Pass the International Violence Against Women Act
Society & Culture  (tags: WOMAN RIGHTS, violence against women and girls, abuse, culture, ethics, law, politics, rights, safety, congress, violence )

Sabine
- 27 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The World Health Organization estimates that more than one third of the women on the planet will face physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives. That's more than one billion people who will experience rape, domestic abuse...
Married at 13, a Girl Speaks Out Against Early Marriage
Society & Culture  (tags: marriage, girls, abuse, child, children, crime, culture, education, ethics, freedoms, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, women, world )

Penny
- 31 days ago - blog.thehungersite.com
This video by UNICEF features a clip of a girl in Yemen who was married at 13 years old. Her powerful story highlights her own experience and the harmful effects childhood marriage has on girls.
Fire Cops for Publicly Mocking Woman Raped By Father
Society & Culture  (tags: nature, healthconditions, abuse, violence, women, ethics )

Julie
- 20 days ago - forcechange.com
Fire cops for publicly mocking woman raped by father.
Woman In Wheelchair Shovels The Snow And Blows Us Away (Text & Video!)
Society & Culture  (tags: GoodNews, game changer, hero, unselfish, human rights activist, text, video )

Barb
- 30 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
From her motorized wheelchair, Crystal Evans of Braintree has shoveled snow for more than 100 hours since January, WCVB reported. Holding the shovel between her footrests, she becomes a human snowplow.
Stop the Execution of Shafqat Hussain
Society & Culture  (tags: Pakistan, death penalty, Shafqat Hussain, execution )

Barbara
- 14 days ago - amnesty.org.au
Shafqat Hussain, a Pakistani who was just 14 years old in 2004 when he was sentenced to death, is due to be executed tomorrow (Thursday 19 March). PETITION
Violence Caused By Far-Right Extremists Has Surpassed That Caused By Domestic Jihadists, Study Says
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, Americans, U.S., corruption, crime, society, ethics, culture, interesting, news, safety, sadness, politics, government, world )

Carrie
- 29 days ago - news.vice.com
Since the September 11 attacks, the notion of terrorism has looked somewhat one-dimensional in United States public discourse, with the majority of Americans coming to think of political violence as the acts of organized, foreign groups from Al Qaeda ...
Nation to Nation
Society & Culture  (tags: Native American treaties with the UN, William Penn, Lenape, Muscogee, Andrew Jackson, Haudenosauneesociety, culture, americans )

Nancy
- 22 days ago - heritageforward.com
Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stand #UpForSchool
Society & Culture  (tags: rights, education, children, world, women, society, politics, activists )

Cal
- 24 days ago - upforschool.org
Every child has the right to go to school, without danger or discrimination. Help create a message no government, politician or leader can ignore and demand that every child can go to school safely. Nothing changes without pressure.
What Is St. Patrick's Day?
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, culture, religion, St. Patrick's Day, celebration, Christianity, humans, happiness, food and drink )

Carrie
- 16 days ago - timeanddate.com
St Patrick's Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland's patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century.
 

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