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Open Season for LGBT Attacks in Kyrgyzstan
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, safety, gayrights, law, world, Kygyzstan )

Cal
- 10 minutes ago - theguardian.com
Closer ties with Russia and strict new laws mean gay people live in fear as violence goes unpunished
The Jewish Story Is Under Assault
Society & Culture  (tags: Jewish People, national sovereignty, anti-Zionism, Jewish Calendar, Passover Seder, Jewish identity )

David
- 7 days ago - latimes.com
Peoplehood is given primacy over faith for the sake of the faith itself: The Jewish people is the carrier of Judaism.The anti-Zionist assault is the notion that the Jews aren't a people but only a faith denying right to national sovereignty.
Good News: Girls Invent A Smart Cane For The Blind (Video)   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Palestine, women, girls, good news, kindness, blind people )

Yusuf
- 1 day ago - youtube.com
Two girls invented a smart cane to help the blind. It's equipped with sensors that detect obstacles.
PETITION - Close Gaping Loophole in Rape Law
Society & Culture  (tags: laws on sexual misuses, rape crimes, loopholes, Justice for victims, prevention of sexual abuse, protection of the vulnerable, harsher punishment for rapers, rights, politics, ethics, justice system )

Sabine
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
recent Oklahoma court declined to prosecute a boy for forcible oral sodomy because of a loophole in the law that disregards oral and anal rapes that occur while the victim is unconscious. Sign the petition and demand that the law be amended.
Is Penis Worship at the Root of the Bogus Notion of Fetal Personhood?
Society & Culture  (tags: reproduction, reproductive rights, sexism, male chauvinism, sex )

Freya
- 3 days ago - alternet.org
The notion that life begins at conception is a variation on a very ancient - and very sexist - cultural theme.
PETITION - Applaud End of Undermining Indigenous Rights
Society & Culture  (tags: Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Indigenous communities, natural resources, exploitation, stronger protection )

Sabine
- 5 days ago - forcechange.com
A law that made it easier to approve oil sand and other natural resource exploration on First Nations land communities in Alberta will be repealed according to Alberta Minister for Indigenous Relations Richard Feehan. The law established a levy on...
Criminalize Forced Oral Sex On An Unconscious Intoxicated Person
Society & Culture  (tags: Criminalize Forced Oral Sex, Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence )

Peter
- 5 days ago - forcechange.com
Target: Mary Fallin, Governor Oklahoma! Goal: Change legislation that decriminalizes oral sex with an unconscious intoxicated person. This shocking ruling emerged after charges of unwanted oral sodomy were dismissed because the victim had been drinking
Lets Put An End to Food Waste
Society & Culture  (tags: Food Waste, Poverty, Hunger, Obesity )

Peter
- 5 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Food Tank is a non-profit organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. They spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty and create networks
Court Smacks Down Kansas Christians for Labeling Evolution a Religion to Force School Ban
Society & Culture  (tags: schools, education, science, religion, evolution, Kansas )

Freya
- 7 days ago - alternet.org
The group argued that teaching science without a religious explanation for the universe would indoctrinate children into atheism.
 
 
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