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'What the War on Terror Actually Looks Like': Laura Poitras
Society & Culture  (tags: law, politics, society, violence, freedoms, corruption, education, movies )

John
- 1 day ago - theatlantic.com
When Citizenfour opens , documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras will have given moviegoers an unprecedented look at whistleblower Edward Snowden." I thought t we'd look back on post-9/11 America as a dark chapter in U.S. history.
CJCS Issues Video Message to Ebola Response Joint Force
Society & Culture  (tags: military, troops, healthcare, healthcare, ethics, government, obama, treatment, safety, protection, medicine, activists, culture )

James
- 2 days ago - vato21stcentury.blogspot.com
10.22.2014 - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff GEN Martin Dempsey explains the U.S. military mission in West Africa, and the precautions in place to ensure the safety of service members addressing the Ebola crisis.
American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, education, world, society, culture, discovery, interesting, children, environment, humans )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - wired.com
The crisis in American education may be more than a matter of sliding rankings on world educational performance scales. Our kids learn within a system of education devised for a world that increasingly does not exist.
Don't Allow Concealed Weapons on College Campus. PLEASE SIGN !!!
Society & Culture  (tags: weapons, school children, school shooting, petition to sign )

Alexandra
- 7 days ago - forcechange.com
The United States has seen more than a handful of shootings in schools; these events shouldn't be repeated on college campuses. Demand Governor Gary Herbert abolish this law immediately, as it places people in harm's way.
Hainan: China's Paradise of Exiles
Society & Culture  (tags: travel, interesting, world, environment, culture )

Cal
- 7 days ago - bbc.com
It helps that 61.5% of the island is covered in China's best-preserved tropical rainforest, and that gas, electric and solar all are used as power sources for the 32,900sqkm island.
Nonprofit Pays Off Educational Debt for Vets Who Uncle Sam Can't Help
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, education, GoodNews, activists, veterans education bills, GI Bill, debts, society, news, rights, politics )

Cal
- 9 days ago - takepart.com
Average educational debt for veterans is about $56,000--despite the G.I. Bill's promises.
REMEMBER NATIVE AMERICANS: Send E-Mails to Your Friends and Family and Help Feed a Native American Family OnThanksgiving
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, goodnews, Native Americans, culture, charity, charity work, activists, politics, society, family )

Cal
- 11 days ago - nrcprograms.org
Just send 5 Free eCards to people you know, and a sweet, delicious pumpkin pie* will be donated to our Operation Turkey Dinner for Thanksgiving! Your actions will help feed Native American Families who need your help to enjoy this bounty
OP-ED: Schools Need to Learn the Importance of Recess
Society & Culture  (tags: educaition, recess, schools, test scores, education, children, culture, safety, society, usa, politics, government, family )

Cal
- 12 days ago - truth-out.org
Seattle is following a national trend in reducing recess time in primary grades as school districts obsess about raising test scores.
Stop Columbus Day From Being Recognized as a National Holiday
Society & Culture  (tags: Columbus Day, petition, remove as National Holiday, slavery, torture, rape, pillage, horror )

Dandelion
- 13 days ago - forcechange.com
The United States government has the responsibility to recognize that celebrating Columbus day is an act of injustice that upholds a juvenile fairy tale and is in no way worthy of celebration.
Indigenous Leaders Celebrate Victory Over Columbus Day in Seattle
Society & Culture  (tags: indigneous rights, Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, law, government, ethics, culture, americans, politics, society )

Cal
- 12 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
The Seattle City Council unanimously voted on Monday, October 6 to proclaim the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day, a date previously celebrated as Columbus Day.
 
 
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