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Why Larung Gar, the Buddhist Institute in Eastern Tibet, Is Important
Society & Culture  (tags: Larung Gar, Tibetan Buddhist learning, eviction, dismantling, Jutrul Temple, khenpos, ten virtues )

- 5 days ago -
Now, demolitions have begun once again, with as many as half its monastic residents facing eviction. What makes Larung Gar so important?
Philadelphia's Murals: The Autobiography of a City
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, family, culture, politics, society, Philadphia murals, street art, goodnews )

- 4 days ago -
Philadelphia has an iconic art museum. But some of this city's most impressive art is out on the street ... an outdoor art gallery that pays homage to the ordinary and the epic.
The Corporate Liberal in America
Society & Culture  (tags: Counter Punch, Democrats, Republicans, Dr. King, Karl Marx, creep right, fascism, corporate liberal, Chris Hedges )

- 7 days ago -
So long as the corporate liberal sits to the left of the patrician publican he has some claim on the progressive mandate. Or so he says. We are told we must tolerate whatever Democrats do because they are better than Republicans.
America The One Party Government
Society & Culture  (tags: Nation of Change, America, 1984, hired media, wealth rules, United States, greed is good, noblesse oblige aristrocrats )

- 21 days ago -
On the one side the Democratic Party are the noblesse oblige aristocrats, and on the other side are the greed is good aristocrats. The people are merely servants; they are dispensable just like dispensable nations. And Aristocrats hire the news media.
4 Police Officers Dead After Shooting in Downtown Dallas
Society & Culture  (tags: Dallas, Texas, DART, police officers, protest, dead, injured, mass shooting, mass killing )

- 19 days ago -
At least eight other Dallas police officers were hit, including three that are in critical condition; three additional DART officers suffered injuries that were not life threatening in the shooting.
Texas Community Rallies Around Local Cop's Ailing 2-Week-Old Daughter
Society & Culture  (tags: inspiring story, texas, gofundme, Good News )

- 23 days ago -
As a Texas couple waits for doctors to pinpoint what may be causing their newborn daughterâEUR(TM)s strokes and seizures, their community is rallying behind them by raising money for the little girlâEUR(TM)s medical expenses
Neighbors' Amazing Backyard Transformation for 7-Year-Old Boy With Cancer Who Can Rarely Leave Home
Society & Culture  (tags: inspiring, uplifting, Good News )

- 23 days ago -
More than 50 volunteers rallied on Wednesday to overhaul 7-year-old Bryan Carroll's backyard, which is the extent of his outside world as he battles leukemia. It's a gesture that dad Sean calls "amazing."
10 Bizarre And Fascinating Chinese Emperors - Listverse
Society & Culture  (tags: Chinese, Emperors, interesting )

- 23 days ago -
Brief history on some of China's emperors from 221 BC to the last dynasty
'Irish Slaves': The Convenient Myth | OpenDemocracy
Society & Culture  (tags: indentured servitude, chattel slavery, conspiracy theory, white nationalism, Irish slaves, holocaust denying )

- 23 days ago -
The tale of the Irish slaves is rooted in a false conflation of indentured servitude and chattel slavery. These are not the same. Indentured servitude was a form of bonded labour, whereby a migrant agreed to work for a set period of time
Jack Daniels' Secret History Shows the Recipe Was Actually Developed By a Black Slave
Society & Culture  (tags: dishonesty, freedoms, slavery, false American History )

Cheryl A.
- 22 days ago -
A white Christian preacher in Lynchburg, Tenn., "owned" people. One of those people he "owned" was Nearis Green, a black man who was a skilled distiller of liquor. That black man, a slave, taught George Garvin Brown how to make whiskey. Peace.
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