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The Manila Poker Group That Rescued German Jews
Society & Culture  (tags: world, violence, society, safety, sadness, rights, religion, politics, murder, humans, freedoms, ethics, death, culture, Manila Poker Group, German, Jews, Polish, Yiddish, Igor S. Korntayer, Hitler )

- 20 hours ago -
Written in the 1930s by the Polish Yiddish actor Igor S. Korntayer, this plaintive Yiddish ballad describes in stark terms the dilemma faced by German Jews desperate to escape from their homeland after Hitler came to power.
GOOD NEWS! Orlando Hospitals Won't Bill Pulse Nightclub Massacre Victims
Society & Culture  (tags: goodnews, ethics, humans, health, philanthropy, society )

- 1 day ago -
Survivors of the Pulse Nightclub massacre who were treated at two Orlando hospitals will not be billed for their medical care, the facilities announced Wednesday.
News Anchor Breaks Down While Reporting On This Haunting Photo Of A 5-Year-Old Bombing Victim
Society & Culture  (tags: Syria, war, children, sadness )

- 5 days ago -
The image and footage of a little boy is going massively viral. It's a haunting and disturbing representation of the current war in Syria. CNN anchor Kate Bolduan tears up while reporting on the heartbreaking photo from Aleppo, Syria.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Demand Reform of NBC's Sexist Media Coverage of the Olympics!
Society & Culture  (tags: Olympics media coverage, tv, women, media, ethics )

- 5 days ago -
One of the worst offenders is NBC. NBC commentators and executives have repeatedly dismissed the success of female athletes, and insulted their female viewers.
Tell Presidential Candidates Not to Campaign on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11
Society & Culture  (tags: 9/11, political campaigns, respect, remembrance, petitions, what's your good deed )

- 6 days ago -
We can't bring our loved ones back. But perhaps together, as a nation, we can bring back the 9/11 spirit of unity and togetherness in observance of the 15th anniversary of 9/11 this year.
Remembering Samuel Stokes - The American Who Fought For Indian Independence
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, freedoms, indian independence )

- 8 days ago -
Satyananda Stokes or Samuel Stokes Jr came to India in 1904 and fell in love with the country. He was drawn to the ascetic life of simplicity that he found in Himachal Pradesh. His strong sense of social justice, led him to participate in the freedom...
The Power of Historical Fiction: Two Revolutions Revisited
Society & Culture  (tags: France, Egypt, revolution, complexity, perspectives, historical fiction, Hilary Mantel, Gamil Ateya Ibrahim, Madi Masr )

- 8 days ago -
Innumerable studies, books and documentaries have been made on both events, relying on the political writings of involved actors and witness testimonies. But historical fiction offers a different approach to history.
Flooded Homes in Baton Rouge, Open Hearts in New Orleans
Society & Culture  (tags: charity, making a difference, Baton Rouge Floods, generosity, society, goodnews, ethics )

- 9 days ago -
Efforts to help those displaced by the floods in Baton Rouge, La., include 180 homeowners offering their rental rooms for free.
TAKE ACTION: Donald Trump and Mike Pence: Women Are Watching.
Society & Culture  (tags: women, women's rights, now, Donald Trump )

- 9 days ago -
Get involved: Sign our petition to tell Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence that we are watching and we will not tolerate a policy agenda that marginalizes the real needs of women around the country.
Burkini Gets Banned in Third French City
Society & Culture  (tags: fasion, culture, burka, relligion, violence, europe, world, society, politics, law, government, culture, women )

- 9 days ago -
The mayor of a Corsican village has banned burkinis (burka-bikini hybrids designed for Muslim women) after a violent clash broke out on an island beach when locals began taking pictures of the full-body swimsuit's wearers
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