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This Day in History: 1832 Black Hawk War Begins
Society & Culture  (tags: Black Hawk War, culture, freedoms, americans, indigenous rights )

- 23 days ago -
By the early 1800s, Black Hawk began to realize that the real threat to his people was the rapidly growing numbers of white people streaming into the region.
13 North Korean Workers at Foreign Restaurant Defect, Seoul Officials Say
Society & Culture  (tags: North Korean defections, culture, society, rights, business, economy )

- 20 days ago -
The Unification Ministry's website says more than 29,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea as of March. But there have been only a few incidents in which large groups of North Korean defectors entered South Korea at once.
Help Support the Blackfeet Nation as They Fight for Water Rights ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: water rights, indigenous rights, Blackfeet Nation, northwest Montana )

- 12 days ago -
Protecting and preserving this sovereign right is fundamental not only to the Blackfeet Nation, but for other tribal nations as well. Stand united with the Blackfeet Nation and show your support!
Bernie Sanders Wins TIME ReadersâEUR(TM) Poll for Person of the Year, Still Snubbed From the Shortlist
Society & Culture  (tags: Time Magazine, Person of the Year, Malala Yousafzai, Bernie Sanders favorite, popular vote, Bernie snubbed again )

- 51 days ago -
But regardless of his obvious support and his place in the results, the magazine curiously snubbed him from the shortlist of candidates for their pick for Person of the Year.
This Day In History: 1955 ACLU Says It Will Contest Obscenity of HOWL
Society & Culture  (tags: ACLU and Howl, 1955, Alan Ginsberg, literature, poetry, obscenity charges, this day in history )

- 26 days ago -
The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen GinsbergâEUR(TM)s book Howl against obscenity charges.
Iran's Hard-Line Press Adds to Bounty on Salman Rushdie
Society & Culture  (tags: Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses, fatwa, bounty, elections, freedoms, human rights, literary freedom )

- 66 days ago -
The new money, bringing the total bounty to nearly $4 million, came from 40 news outlets listed by Fars, which said that it had contributed $30,000.
Donald Trump and Germany in the 1930s: Reflections After a Visit to Nuremberg
Society & Culture  (tags: world, government, society, culture, Hitler, Trump, politics, ethics, crime, freedoms, rights, violence, sadness, safety, abuse, dishonesty )

- 54 days ago -
The Nuremberg tour and my contemplation of the Nazi horror confirmed for me in a visceral way the dangerous situation we are facing in our country. More and more people seem inclined to accept the words of a vicious and ego-driven man.
When Hate Crimes and Guns Mix: What Five Years of Federal Data Show
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, hate crimes, violence, gun laws, gun violence, government, politics, ethics, rights, freedoms, death, culture, society, humans, news, family, crime, safety )

- 63 days ago -
Firearms were used or threatened to be used in 43,000 hate crimes from 2010 through 2014, according to a CAP report released on Wednesday, the same day that Cicilline unveils a bill to bar individuals convicted of hate crimes from owning guns.
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