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Afghan Men Don Burqas And March For Women's Rights
Society & Culture  (tags: Afghanistan, Kabul, burqa, men, protest, GBV, violence against women, Human Rights, gender inequality )

Evelyn
- 5 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A group of Afghan men marched through the capital, Kabul, on Thursday to draw attention to women's rights by donning head-to-toe burqas that for many people worldwide have come to symbolize the suppression of women.
Paul McCartney Calls for End to Commercial Seal Hunt, Again
Society & Culture  (tags: Paul Mccartney, Seal Hunt, canada humane society international, activists, death, government, humans, murder, sadness, society, world )

Lone
- 6 days ago - cbc.ca
Former Beatles frontman Paul McCartney is once again calling for an end to the commercial seal hunt off Canada's East Coast. McCartney appeals for a stop to what he calls a "senseless slaughter" in a statement released by Humane Society International.
Gwyneth Paltrow Admits She Couldn't Finish Food Stamp Challenge: 'I Would Give Myself a C-'
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Food Stamps, family, society, celebrity, women, children, humans, interesting, news, ethics, culture, government )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - greatideas.people.com
Last week, Gwyneth Paltrow announced that she would live on $29 worth of groceries for one week. Because thatâEUR(TM)s what low-income families who rely on food stamps are forced to survive on. Mario Batali had challenged Paltrow to participate in the ...
Vandals Attack Christian Graveyard in Northern Israel
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Christians, abuse, freedoms, ethics, Jewish extremists, crime, law, rights, government, society, culture, violence, religion, news, police )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - rawstory.com
Police opened an investigation after receiving a report about damage to a number of graves at a Christian cemetery in the village of Kufr Bir'im, spokeswoman Luba Samri said, indicating that the tombstones were 'broken and displaced'.
Right-Wing Rabbi: 'Effeminate' Liberals Are Sexually Attracted to 'the Masculine Strength and Brutality of Islam' ~ TEXT and AUD
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, liberals, conservatives, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Islam, religion, society, culture, ethics, humans, politics, media, freedoms, rights, sadness, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - rawstory.com
Appearing on the Family Research CouncilâEUR(TM)s Washington Watch, a religious scholar who calls himself 'AmericaâEUR(TM)s Rabbi' claimed that liberals are sexually attracted to the 'the masculine strength and brutality of Islam.'
European Parliament Members Demand 'Pressure' on Israel to Free Palestinian Lawmakers
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, EU, Human Rights, ethics, government, freedoms, politics, humans, abuse, activists, society, interesting, law, news, rights, dishonesty, crime )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Fifty-eight members of the European Parliament have called on the EU to put 'pressure' on Israel to release Khalida Jarrar and other members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) from its prisons.
Boston Marathon Surveillance Raises Privacy Concerns Long After Bombing
Society & Culture  (tags: surveilllance, police, law enforcement, privacy rights, government, politics, news, society, freedoms, culture, ethics )

Cal
- 7 days ago - npr.org
The same way that televisions have gotten higher resolutions through the years, so have video cameras
Vatican Moves Towards Legal Procedures to Fight Bishops Who Protect Abusers
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, Catholicism, sexual abuse, law, society, culture, children, ethics, interesting, news, rights, safety, crime )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - rawstory.com
The Vatican is preparing to introduce legal procedures to establish the responsibilities of bishops and Catholic hierarchy found guilty of protecting priests who have sexually abused children, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
City to Acknowledge It Operated a Slave Market for More Than 50 Years - WNYC
Society & Culture  (tags: Slavery, New York Slave Market, U.S.History, History of Slavery, Slave Trade, New York built by slaves, U.S. economy based on slavery, profits off Slavery )

BMutiny
- 8 days ago - wnyc.org
Slave Market: New historical marker will be the city's first acknowledgement on a sign designed for public reading that in the 1700s New York had an official location for buying, selling, and renting human beings, on the corner of Wall Street and Pearl.
Black Doctor From Canada Served in U.S. Civil War, Attended Dying Abe Lincoln
Society & Culture  (tags: Anderson Ruffin Abbott MD, culture, ethics, usa, civil war, doctor, Union Army, Abe Lincoln, assassination )

Lynn
- 8 days ago - cbc.ca
Anderson Ruffin Abbott was a young doctor when he left Toronto to work as a surgeon during the U.S. Civil War. He came to know President Abraham Lincoln, visiting his bedside after he was shot.
Our Broken Congress Has Work To Do And A $$$ Addiction
Society & Culture  (tags: mailman, air mail, Doug Hughes, Congress, money out of politics, non violent civil disobedience, dissent )

Dandelion
- 8 days ago - thedemocracyclub.org
I am Doug Hughes, a mailman, pilot and the author of this web site. In my time, I have delivered a lot of letters, and I am delivering 535 letters by air mail today a special delivery to every member of the US Congress.
Petition : Against Child Slavery
Society & Culture  (tags: Child slavery, children, petition, Child Labor, Human Rights, kids rights )

Christine
- 8 days ago - endchildslaveryweek.org
Do you think slavery is a myth, a historical concept to be Googled and read about on Wikipedia? You may actually be shocked at the search results. - ........Please sign....Thank you !
Black Lives Matter Activists in South Carolina Demand Reform After Police Killing of Walter Scott
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, police, Black Lives Matter, race, americans, freedoms, society, news, law, ethics, corruption, education, government )

Cal
- 9 days ago - truth-out.org
Cries of "black lives matter" continue to ring out across the country after new police killings of unarmed African Americans.
Sign the Petition: Tell Corporations to Pay Their Fair Share
Society & Culture  (tags: news, money, business, corporate, economy, ethics, finance, socialsecurity, republicans, democrats, obama, congress, government, dishonesty, law, politics, society, safety, sadness )

Robert
- 9 days ago - signforgood.com
LetâEUR(TM)s make sure these profitable corporations pay what they owe. The Obama Administration can use executive actions to close egregious loopholes and stop corporations from hiding profits in offshore tax havens like the Cayman Islands.
Nigeria's President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari Says He Can't Promise To Find Chibok Girls
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Nigeria, Boko Haram, missing girls, violence, safety, government, family, children, ethics, abuse, society, freedoms, sadness, women, politics )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A solemn march was held to remember the 219 girls seized from their boarding school in Chibok by gunmen from the Boko Haram extremist group. In Nigeria's capital of Abuja, 219 girls paraded in the streets, with each carrying a placard bearing a name.

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