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"We No Longer Live in a Democracy": Henry Giroux on a United States at War With Itself
Society & Culture  (tags: tyranny, market economy, pollution, warfare, youth, prisons, discrimination, violence )

- 177 days ago -
"Too many people today accept the notion that their fate is solely a matter of individual responsibility, irrespective of wider structural forces," writes cultural critic and theorist Henry A. Giroux, in his new book, America at War with Itself.
How Astrophysicist Neil Tyson Got His Kid to Test the Tooth Fairy
Society & Culture  (tags: children, lies, myths, education, critical thinking )

- 176 days ago -
It's A-OK to captivate your child with the story of the tooth fairy, right? Nope, not if it entails telling a big, fat whopper, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson told "The Late Late Show with James Corden."
Street Artist Transforms Trash Into Giant 3D Animal Sculptures
Society & Culture  (tags: street art, garbage, trash, pollution, Portugal )

- 174 days ago -
Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo is highlighting the world's growing garbage problem - and the environmental plight it causes - by creating giant 3D animal sculptures from scavenged scrap materials and trash.
10 Common Misconceptions About Atheism
Society & Culture  (tags: atheists, atheism, religion, belief, myths )

- 173 days ago -
Atheism is a lack of belief in a god. Because atheism can be construed as antithetical to religion, numerous misconceptions have risen about atheists that simply aren't factual. Here are ten examples of the most common misconceptions people have.
Prison Guards in Alabama Join Inmates on Strike
Society & Culture  (tags: prisons, inmates, protests, work, guards, Alabama )

- 173 days ago -
While prisoners refuse to perform their jobs, some guards are not showing up to work.
Nationwide Anti-Gun Violence Concert Series Expands
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, Anti-Gun Violence, concerts, across America, Eddie Vedder, Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn, Vy Higginsen's Gospel Choir, Don Felder, Ryan Cabrera, Sam Harris, Gay Men's Chorus of L.A. )

- 179 days ago -
The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence seeks to honor victims of gun violence & make prevention a key issue in the upcoming election; organizers hope the concerts will inspire questions about America's gun violence epidemic at the Debate 9/26
A Girl In the River - Sharmeen Obaid , Documentary   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Pakistan, violence, society, women, culture, "honour", victim, survivor, social pressures, Best Documentary Short Subject, 2016 Academy Awards, Oscar, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Saba )

- 178 days ago -
A woman in Pakistan sentenced to death for falling in love becomes a rare survivor of the country's harsh cultural traditions, which allow twisting of "justice" through social community pressure.
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