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European Court Upholds France's Burqa Ban
Society & Culture  (tags: law, government, ethics, wearing of the burqa, culture, society, religion, rights, politics, world, women, news )

Cal
- 30 days ago - npr.org
The European Court of Human Rights has upheld France's ban on face-covering veils, in a closely watched case that was brought by a Muslim woman who said the law violated her freedom of religion.
65 Million Americans Are Not Having a Happy July 4th
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, July 4th, life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, society, ethics, law, government, interesting, humans, rights, freedoms, politics )

Carrie
- 27 days ago - alternet.org
About 20 percent of the U.S. population is left out of the promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. While some of these sixty five million people may eat hot dogs and watch fireworks, they are left out of the July 4 promise.
This Week In Crazy: Ted Nugent Saves Independence Day, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right
Society & Culture  (tags: "The Week In Crazy", Americans, right wing, republicans, Tea Party, ethics, dishonesty, society, religion, politics, freedoms, rights, news )

Carrie
- 27 days ago - nationalmemo.com
Welcome to "This Week In Crazy," The National Memo's weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:
16 Epic Jon Stewart Insults Worthy of Shakespeare
Society & Culture  (tags: Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, comedy, Shakespeare, TV, media, celebrity, society, culture, news, politics, government )

Carrie
- 27 days ago - alternet.org
Stewart has his own way with words (or he and his scribes do.) Too bad he took Hobby Lobby week off, but let's take a moment to remember some of his best digs, some of which sound positively Shakespearian.
Black People Were Not Allowed to Eat Vanilla Ice Cream in the Jim Crow South--Except on Independence Day
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, racism, society, culture, children, freedoms, ethics, rights, sadness, family )

Carrie
- 27 days ago - alternet.org
By custom rather than by law, black folks were best off if they weren't caught eating vanilla ice cream in public in the Jim Crow South, except - the narrative always stipulates - on the Fourth of July.
Help End Modern Slavery in the Thai Fishing Industry ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, slavery, environment, suffering, torture, protection )

Cher Away
- 28 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
A six-month investigation by The Guardian has found that the Thai fishing industry is "built on slavery", with trafficked workers enduring 20-hour shifts, regular beatings, torture and execution-style killings.
Think You Know Everything About the World Cup ? Take Our Quiz and Feed a Child ! PLEASE TAKE QUIZ ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, children, environment, food, protection )

Cher Away
- 28 days ago - cdn.wfp.org
How's your World Cup trivia? Answer these 4 questions to find out. You'll also provide a school meal to a child through the World Food Programme!
Goldman Sachs: Stop Discriminating Against Women! - PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: Workers rights, sexual harassment, objectifying women, sexism, petition to sign )

Jane
- 29 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Goldman Sachs created a "boy's club" atmosphere, including company trips to strip clubs and hiring female escorts to entertain at a company event. Cases of sexualization and harassment of women working at the bank need investigation and prosecution!
India's "Temple Slaves" Struggle to Break Free
Society & Culture  (tags: asia, humanrights, violence, culture, religion, Caste system, Dalit, exploitation, Joginis, women )

Naoko
- 30 days ago - ipsnews.net
"Women here now see the jogini system as a violation of Dalit people's human rights." -- Kolamaddi Parijatam, a rights activist in Vellpoor.
Jump In: Great Swimming Holes Around the World
Society & Culture  (tags: world, swimming holes, society, family, environment, interesting )

Carrie
- 28 days ago - modernfarmer.com
This swimming hole, located near Shoshone Falls " the most popular tourist attraction in Idaho's high desert is a surprise, considering it's only a 10-minute drive off the dusty landscape of Route 93.
 
 
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