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Lassana Bathily, Muslim Employee At Kosher Market, Saved Several People During Paris Hostage Situation
World  (tags: France, terrorist attacks, kosher grocery store, Lassana Bathily, Amedy Coulibaly, crime, death, society )

- 48 days ago -
Lassana Bathily, a Muslim employee at Paris Kosher grocery store Hyper Cacher, saved several people by hiding them in a walk-in freezer when a gunman laid siege to his workplace on Friday.
Fire Cops Who Used Mugshots of Black Men for Target Practice --- PLEASE SIGN!!!
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, Florida, North Miami Beach Police Dept, ethics, gun training, mugshots of African American men as targ, racism, culture, freedoms, petition )

- 39 days ago -
The North Miami Beach Police Department has come under fire after it reportedly admitted to using mugshots of African American men as targets during recent gun training. ... chief, J. Scott Dennis, has defended the practice. ... fire the officers ...
An Amazing Woman Fields a Troll on MLK Day and It Was Nothing Short of Inspirational
Society & Culture  (tags: Twitter, MLK Jr, Ijeoma Oluo, racism, troll, hate, culture, education, ethics, freedoms )

- 38 days ago -
Writer Ijeoma Oluo did something on Martin Luther King Jr. Day I personally avoid at all costs--she engaged a rancid troll on Twitter. The troll, calling himself Dildo Baggins, thought he would get his jollies by being as racist as humanly possible ...
The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, addictions, drugs, culture, environment, ethics, health, religion, politics, society )

- 35 days ago -
It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned -- and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments.
What Happened to Black Wall Street on June 1, 1921?
Society & Culture  (tags: Black Wall Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1921 race riot, Ku Klux Klan, death, ethics, freedoms, murder, politics, Greenwood Avenue, Dick Rowland, Jim Crow laws, Little Africa, Trail of Tears )

- 16 days ago -
Black Wall Street, the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-Black communities in America, was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of envious Whites. Hat tip: Mitchell Dormont
Mohamed Fahmy Cannot Afford More Mistakes By the Conservative Government
World  (tags: Human Rights, Canada, Al Jezeera English, Egypt, Harper, Baird, media )

- 10 days ago -
While Canadians were relieved to see Mohamed Fahmy released on bail last week, it is far from clear that his long ordeal is over. Officially he is still scheduled to face a retrial beginning on February 23.
Ralph Nader: Stephen Harper Is Selling The Politics Of Fear
World  (tags: Canada, civil liberties, ethics, freedoms, government, Human Rights, politics, terrorism, paranoia, CSIS, Bill C-51, Harper, Ralph Nader, politics of fear, Ben Franklin )

- 9 days ago -
Ralph Nader says Prime Minister Stephen Harper is exaggerating the threat of Islamic terrorism and his paranoia has now exceeded "Washington's chief attack dog, former vice-president Dick Cheney" âEUR" [wrote] a letter to Harper to express his concerns.
Free QatarâEUR(TM)s Modern Slaves --- PLEASE SIGN!!
World  (tags: Qatar, Human Rights, modern slavery, death, ethics, society, world, Avaaz, petition, 2022 FIFA World Cup )

- 6 days ago -
Forced to work under the desertâEUR(TM)s scorching sun, denied food, drinking water, and barred from escaping home, thousands of men in Qatar are modern day slaves. And we can help free them.
'Worse Than Wrong': Wisconsin Advances Bill To Gut Workers Rights
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Wisonsin, Scott Walker, 'Right To Work', dishonesty, ethics, politics, republicans, government, freedoms, economy, jobs, opportunities, news )

- 1 day ago -
'Right-to-Work is a continuation of the destructive policies of the Scott Walker administration that have cost Wisconsin jobs and economic opportunity.'
Je Suis Raif Badawi
Society & Culture  (tags: Raif Badawi, Saudi Arabia, religion, Wahhabi Islam, Sunni Islam, ultra orthodox, flogging, prison sentence )

- 19 days ago -
Here is the actual writing that gets you put in prison for 10 years and lashed 1000 times in Saudi Arabia. âEUR¦ I salute the brave Saudi blogger Raif Badawi-- who was convicted of insulting Islam and âEUR¦ flogged 50 times before hundreds of spectators âEUR¦
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