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A Florida Judge Sentenced a Man to 60 Years in Prison for This?
Society & Culture  (tags: injustice, crime, Florida )

Freya
- 14 hours ago - dailykos.com
Last October, officers with the Broward Sheriff's Office pulled a car over because of its tinted windows. In the driver's seat was Herbert Smith, a lanky 23-year-old with heavily lidded eyes and high cheekbones.
This Is the End of Marriage, Capitalism and God. Finally!
Society & Culture  (tags: family, women, religion, capitalism, marriage, civilization )

Glenn
- 10 hours ago - salon.com
I believe civilization will somehow survive without them.
4 Things the Atheist Movement Has Done Badly (and How to Do Them Better)
Society & Culture  (tags: atheism, atheists, religion, non belief, freethought, activism )

Freya
- 18 hours ago - alternet.org
The atheist community has a lamentable tendency to make the same mistakes over and over.
Teacher's Resignation Letter: 'My Profession No Longer Exists'
Society & Culture  (tags: education, schools, teaching, testing, privatization )

Freya
- 16 hours ago - dailykos.com
Increasingly, teachers are speaking out against school reforms that they believe are demeaning their profession, and some are simply quitting because they have had enough. Here is one resignation letter from a veteran teacher.
Kayla Had a New Job and Life âEUR" Until a Cop Exposed Her Sex Worker Past
Society & Culture  (tags: Former sex workers have it tough )

Michael
- 15 hours ago - thestar.com
A B.C. study found that stigma is the most challenging barrier for sex workers who are leaving the industry to find new jobs.
Officers Refuse to Let People File Complaints
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, crime, abuse, murder, police, safety, society, violence )

Cheryl A
- 1 day ago - brasschecktv.com
"No, not all cops are bad, but enough of them have abused their power to the point that something must be done." Something must be done about any cops who abuse their power...peace.
Who Was Cecil Rhodes?
Society & Culture  (tags: Cecil Rhodes, statue, Oxford University, Oriel College, racism, colonialism, empire, philanthropy )

Judy
- 1 day ago - counterpunch.org
Questions have arisen in recent weeks over the campaign by students at Britain's elite Oxford University to have a statue of Cecil Rhodes removed from the building of one if its colleges, on the basis that he was a racist, a colonialist, a slaveholder...
Female Genital Mutilation
Society & Culture  (tags: Africa, female genital mutilation, Human Rights, Indonesia, Malaysia, United Nations, Women's Rights )

Lynn
- 3 hours ago - politicsplus.org
A 27/11/2012 press release by Amnesty International UK said: The adoption yesterday of a resolution against female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UN General AssemblyâEUR(TM)s human rights committee is a major boost to âEUR¦end to the abusive practice, âEUR¦
PETITION - Protect Homeless Against Unfair Anti-Panhandling Measure
Society & Culture  (tags: anti panhandling measure, Homeless people, survival, ethics, Social Care, Poverty & Social Inequality, society, politics, rights, housing, protection )

Sabine
- 23 hours ago - forcechange.com
A ballot measure has been proposed in Denver that would ban "street-side" panhandling, making the act punishable by a $300 fine or 15 days in jail. While proponents of this measure insist it doesn't target the homeless population, they are...
 
 
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