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Joint Effort Helps Homeless Vets in 25 Cities
Society & Culture  (tags: society, safety, homeless vets, public initiatives, family, culture, americans, GoodNews, usa )

Cal
- 3 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
In March 2014, VA launched the 25 Cities Initiative to assist communities with high concentrations of homeless Veterans in intensifying and integrating their local efforts to end Veteran homelessness.
Why Hitchcock's Horrifying Film on the Holocaust Was Never Shown
Society & Culture  (tags: Human suffering, The Holocaust, Alfred Hitchcock, media, society, culture, ethics, freedoms, sadness, world, rights, abuse, violence )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - rawstory.com
With grace and masterful storytelling, Night Will Fall reveals the carnage the Allied troops found in the concentration camps and reminds us of just how powerful bearing witness can be.
Marriage Equality Comes To Florida
Society & Culture  (tags: Same Sex Marriage, Florida, Volusia County, Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregati, Clerk of Circuit Court Diane Matousek )

Dandelion
- 5 days ago - beacononlinenews.com
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle's Jan. 1 order that cleared the way, statewide, for same-sex couples to wed. "They've really been happy, crying," Volusia County Clerk of Circuit Court Diane Matousek, said, "It's been a historical day for us."
Saudi King Abdullah Dies, New Ruler Is Salman
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah, obituary, world, sadness, family, government, politics, society, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - reuters.com
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world's top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in a statement carried by state television.
Saudi Arabia Postpones 1,000 Lashes Sentence for Blogger
Society & Culture  (tags: lashing punishment, lashing, Saudi Arabia, sharia law, punishment, blogging, activists )

Beatrice
- 7 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
The activist sentenced to 1,000 lashes in Saudi Arabia underwent his first flogging despite the country's Supreme Court being ordered to review the case, Raif Badawi, 31, was due to undergo the second of 20 rounds of 50 lashes on Friday morning,
Israel âEUR~Failed to Minimize Civilian Toll in Gaza WarâEUR(TM): Independent Report
Society & Culture  (tags: Physicians for Human Rights, Human Rights, Israeli war crimes, Palestine, death, ethics, crime, education, abuse, government, world, violence, freedoms, family, women, children, law, politics, news, murder, humans )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
Despite claims to the contrary, the military did not give sufficient warning for civilians to evacuate residential areas before striking them,according to the report partly commissioned by Physicians for Human Rights & carried out by 8 independent medical
Ask Grocery Chains to Donate Products to Food Banks Instead of Throwing It Away
Society & Culture  (tags: food, hunger, donations, grocery stores, food banks, petitions )

Freya
- 7 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
While millions of people here in the United States cannot get enough to eat, grocery stores throw away tons of food every year. It is estimated the average grocery store throws out around $2300 worth of food every day.
Palestinian Student Activist Diaa Hroub Imprisoned Without Charge or Trial in Israeli Jail
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, freedoms, Israel, Palestine, society, culture, ethics, law, police, news, violence, rights, politics, government, safety, world, abuse, interesting )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - samidoun.ca
Diaa Hroub, Palestinian student activist with the Progressive Democratic Student Pole (the left-wing student union group at Bir Zeit University), has already been held for six months under an administrative detention order. There has been charge or trial.
Cornel West on 'The Radical King'
Society & Culture  (tags: Martin Luther King Jr, MLK, The Radical King, Cornell West, Travis Smiley, interview, The American Dream, Martin Luther Kings Dream )

Dandelion
- 6 days ago - chicagotribune.com
King had a dream. Question becomes, what was that dream? It wasn't the American Dream. It was a dream that all human beings, especially poor and working people, be treated with dignity. The American Dream is individualistic. King's dream was collective.
Free Speech Has Not Been Kind to Muslims
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, free speech, media, humans, society, culture, religion, rights, politics, government, freedoms, ethics, abuse, world, safety, news, law, interesting )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
It's simplistic to equate the violence of the gunmen who murdered the cartoonists with Islam when their worldview has become so hate-filled by the very way the West has treated Muslims and their nations in the past 100 years.
The Movement to Put a Church in Every School Is Growing
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, education, government, ethics, society, politics, rights )

Cal
- 6 days ago - thenation.com
How evangelicals are taking advantage of publicly funded spaces.
European 'No-Go' Zones: Fact or Fiction? Part 1: France
Society & Culture  (tags: No-Go' Zones, Paris, France, Moslems )

David
- 5 days ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
A 120-page research paper documented dozens of Moslem neighborhoods "where police and gendarmerie cannot enforce the Republican order or even enter without risking confrontation, projectiles, or even fatal shootings."
The Greatest MLK Speeches You Never Heard
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, society, usa, rights, politics, MLK DAY )

Cal
- 6 days ago - cnn.com
Can you name any of his great speeches or written works without citing "I Have a Dream" or the "Letter from Birmingham Jail"?
PAKISTAN: Christians Burned ALIVE: Where's the Outrage
Society & Culture  (tags: Pakistan, horrific Islamic cruelty, young Christian couple burned alive )

Beth
- 6 days ago - powerlineblog.com
Sajjad Maseeh, 27, and his wife Shama Bibi, 24, were set upon by 1200 Muslims after rumors circulated that they had burned verses from the Quran. Their legs were broken. "They picked them up by their arms and legs and held them over a brick furnace until
Detention Extended for Lina Khattab, Malaak Khatib; Mona Qa'Adan Trial Postponed for 19time ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, world, Israel, Palestine, unlawful detention, ethics, women, sadness, rights, freedoms, safety, humans, news, society, culture, law )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - samidoun.ca
Lina Khattab is accused of "throwing stones" and "participating in an unlawful demonstration," charges frequently used against Palestinians participating in or near public demonstrations calling for Palestinian freedom.
 

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