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2,800-Year-Old Farm Discovered Near Rosh Ha'Ayin
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Greeks, assyrians, Hanukkah )

- 15 hours ago -
Stunning find in coastal region reveals ancient farmhouse and rare coin with Alexander's name on it, testifying to Greek presence.
Free Seasonal E Cards Visit Friends of the Earth Website!
Society & Culture  (tags: goodnews )

- 10 hours ago -
eco friendly way of sending seasonal greetings via Friends of the Earth!
Cleveland Officer Who Killed Tamir Rice Had Been Deemed Unfit For Duty
Society & Culture  (tags: Cleveland, Tamir Rice, Officer Timothy Loehmann )

- 12 days ago -
The rookie Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice last month had been deemed unfit for duty at a previous police department and was in the process of being fired when he resigned from his post.
How to Serve a Warrant: 1972 Versus Today
Society & Culture  (tags: police, law enforcement, cops, warrants, SWAT, militarization of police )

- 3 days ago -
Since the early 80's, the use of SWAT teams in civilian law enforcement has increased about 1500%. No, those two zeros are not a typo. At least FORTY completely innocent American citizens have been shot to death by rogue police.
Vermont Man Sentenced to 21 Days Spends 7 Months in Solitary Confinement After Parole Violation
Society & Culture  (tags: prison, jail, injustice, Vermont, solitary confinement )

- 3 days ago -
A mentally impaired man was sentenced to 21 days after an alleged parole violation, but then spent 7 months locked in near-solitary confinement without treatment for his deteriorating mental health.
Put Your Brain and Your Money to Better Use Than Thoughtless Gift-Giving This Christmas
Society & Culture  (tags: gifts, Christmas, greed, consumerism, presents, holidays )

- 3 days ago -
I love giving gifts when they're from the heart. But I hate giving or receiving presents if they're things nobody needs, given out of a sense of obligation.
Alabama Cop Who Bought Shoplifting Granny Eggs Drops Off Truckloads of Donated Food for Hungry Family
Society & Culture  (tags: Police, charity, food drive )

- 3 days ago -
Helen Johnson, 47, was overjoyed Wednesday as donations, spearheaded by Tarrant police Officer William Stacy, poured in after people worldwide read of her family's plight.
How Chester the Puppet Sparked Battle Over Race and Free Speech in South Africa
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, politics, race, South AFrica, South Africa, safety, ethics, culture, law, government, freedoms )

- 4 days ago -
A case involving a right-wing singer and a puppet raises the question of how a 'rainbow nation' just two decades removed from a system of rigid segregation balances free speech with a persistent need to heal racial divides.
An Open Letter To My White Male Facebook Friends | Alternet
Society & Culture  (tags: racists, racism, I'm not a racist, white privilege, white males, Facebook, Ferguson, protests )

- 6 days ago -
Some of the most disturbing, subtle, insidious, racist comments I've seen over the past few weeks have been from my white male Facebook friends. I know a lot of my friends are just mass defriending people, but I'm not quite there yet, because
TAKE ACTION NOW! It Shouldn't Be a Crime to Care
Society & Culture  (tags: society, law, feeding the homelss, government, ethics, crime, culture, americans, politics, usa, safety, philanthropy, humans, freedoms )

- 6 days ago -
Every week, Arnold Abbott prepares hundreds of meals for the homeless. But thanks to a new law in Fort Lauderdale, giving those meals to the people who need them is a crime.A Florida judge has put the law on hold for 90 days. This is big news, but it's no
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