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SIGN NOW! Tell the Department of Justice to Investigate Clinic Violence as Domestic Terrorism
Society & Culture  (tags: wae against abortion, terorism, usa, politics, crime, women, rights, freedoms, politics, americans, violence, media )

Cal
- 198 days ago - dailykos.com
Recent arson attacks on Planned Parenthood clinics came after the highly publicized release of heavily edited videos by a sham organization run by extremists who will stop at nothing to deny women legal abortion services.
4 Reasons Why the New Film on Van Gogh Looks Absolutely Stunning.
Society & Culture  (tags: Van Gogh )

Michael
- 205 days ago - upworthy.com
A new biopic on Vincent van Gogh is telling his storied life like it's never been told before.
TAKE ACTION NOW! PRESIDENT OBAMA: Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier
Society & Culture  (tags: indigneous right, indigneous rights, justice, leonard Peltier, world, society, politics, government, law, ethics, news, activists, freedoms, rights, usa )

Cal
- 557 days ago - change.org
Leonard Peltier , Ojibwa-Sioux from Turtle Mountain, North Dakota, is the longest held Native American political prisoner in the U.S. He was wrongfully convicted in the 1975 killing of two F.B.I. agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
How Jews Built New Life in 'Shanghai Ghetto' Read More: Http://Blogs.Forward.Com/Forwa rd-Thinking/214437/How-Jews-Bu ilt-New-Lif
Society & Culture  (tags: WWII, Jewish refugees, Shanghai, humans, interesting )

Ben
- 598 days ago - blogs.forward.com
A story of WWII Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai to escape Nazi oppression and begin new lives.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop the Trafficking of Children at Major Sporting Events
Society & Culture  (tags: human trafficking, forced prostitution, forced prostitution, children, culture, sadness, law, ethics, politics, sports )

Cal
- 627 days ago - change.org
Every year, approximately 100,000 children are forced into prostitution in the United States... and many are illegally "bused in" to locations hosting major sporting events like the Super Bowl.
GOOD NEWS! In a US First, New Orleans Finds Homes for All Its Homeless Veterans
Society & Culture  (tags: housinghomeless veterans, good news, politics, government, ethics, culture, safety, rights, goodnews, GoodNews, usa )

Cal
- 627 days ago - csmonitor.com
More than 300 mayors have vowed to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. New Orleans celebrated the new year by becoming the first city to do so.
Family Sues After Police Fatally Taser 95-Year-Old Man [ + Video 1:38 ]
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, death, police, sadness, violence )

Ellyn
- 829 days ago - nbcnews.com
Wrana was a patient at the Victory Center Nursing home when he refused to go to the hospital for a urinary tract infection. Police were called and eventually used a Taser and a beanbag shotgun to remove the belligerent man by force. He died the next day.
Akagera: Rwanda's Beacon of Hope
Society & Culture  (tags: Akagera National Park, Rwanda, violence, post-genocide recovery, tourism, Hôtel des Mille Collines, Kigal, i )

Jess
- 898 days ago - ft.com
Tourism has played a key part in the country's post-genocide recovery, overtaking coffee and tea as the top source of foreign income.
Is Zionism Compatible With Democracy?
Society & Culture  (tags: freedoms, zionism, democracy. Palestinian human rights, violations, Shlomo Ben Ami, discrimination, apartheid israeli state, Mehdi Hasan, expulsion, land anexation, Diana Buttu, Gaza, Palestinian refugees, racism, right to self-determination )

Jess
- 898 days ago - aljazeera.com
Transcript: Shlomo Ben Ami - The full text of our debate with the former Israeli foreign minister, on whether Zionism is compatible with democracy.
NY Times Profile of Gazan Long Distance Runner Reveals Reality of Occupation
Society & Culture  (tags: Gazan, nader al-Masri, Palestine, long distance runner, Beijing Olympics, West Bank, freedom ofmovement, Israel blockade, repression, incitement, human rights, tyranny, apartheid regime, Free Gaza, end all us military aid to Israel )

Jess
- 898 days ago - mondoweiss.net
I was saddened to learn recently, that Nader al-Masri, the Gazan long distance runner, who represented Palestine in the 2008 Beijing Olympics by running in the 5000 kilometer race, had been denied entry into the West Bank.
 
 
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