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Local Jails Profit From Warehousing State Prisoners
Society & Culture  (tags: jails, greed, ethics, government, crime, culture, society, politics )

Cal
- 7 days ago - occupy.com
As some states embark on efforts to reduce prison populations, local officials who for years have received financial incentives to house state prisoners in their jails are now faced with the threat of a loss of revenue.
Mississippi Closes The Case On Freedom Summer Murders
Society & Culture  (tags: Mississippi Burning, civil rights, 'Freedom Summer', death, murder, police, ethics, freedoms, activists, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, law, news )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Fifty-two years ago today, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner went missing ~ and in a sad turn of events, the state has finally given up hope that their murderers will be brought to justice.
Donald Trump Accused of Rape in Federal Court Lawsuit
Society & Culture  (tags: Trump, lawsuit, abuse, assault, rape accusation, child, ethics, family, politics, society, sadness, dishonesty, law, government )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - alternet.org
The assaults are alleged to have taken place at the home of billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Right-Wing Broadcaster Who Wants Christian Martyrs Urges Trump Fans to Use AR-15s Against Protesters ~ TEXT and AUDIO
Society & Culture  (tags: LGBT Rights, marriage equality, Trump, religion, politics, society, sadness, safety, ethics, crime, abuse, rights, dishonesty, news, violence, women, murder )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - rawstory.com
A religious broadcaster who encouraged Christians to "prepare for martyrdom" over marriage equality is urging Donald Trump supporters to take up arms against their opponents.
NORTHWEST TRIBES VOW TO CONTINUE OPPOSITION TO CANADIAN PIPELINE
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, culture, education, environment, ethics, family, government, humans, law, media, news, politics, rights, safety, society )

Frans
- 10 days ago - earthjustice.org
U.S. Tribes join Canadian First Nations in their disappointment over CanadaâEUR(TM)s regulatory approval of the TransMountain pipeline...
These Photos and Stories Reveal What Childhood Was Like Before U.S. Labor Laws.
Society & Culture  (tags: child labor U.S., child labor internationally, child labor laws, historic photographs, long hours low pay, unhealthy, exploitation, children's rights, education )

BMutiny
- 9 days ago - upworthy.com
While child labor is no longer commonplace in the U.S., the problem persists around the world. Over 100 million children still work in hazardous conditions on farms, in mines, and in domestic positions. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS of U.S. Child Labor 1900's
Mark Cuban Destroys Donald Trump: 'It's Rare That You See Someone Get Stupider Before Your Eyes'
Society & Culture  (tags: society, celebrity, candidates, elections, politics, news, Trump, Mark Cuban, friendship, interesting, news, media )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - rawstory.com
Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban was once friends with GOP candidate Donald Trump. But that relationship seems to have gone south in the course of Trump's bid for president.
Revisiting Andrea Yates 15 Years After She Drowned Her Children
Society & Culture  (tags: sadness, culture, family, Mental health )

Phyllis
- 8 days ago - yahoo.com
ItâEUR(TM)s been 15 years since Andrea Yates drowned her five young children in the bathtub of their suburban Houston home in a quintuple murder that gripped the nation.
Overcompensation Nation: It's Time to Admit That Toxic Masculinity Drives Gun Violence
Society & Culture  (tags: mental health, research, ethics, society, culture, 'toxic masculinity', interesting, violence, ethics, abuse, family, humans, news, murder, death, crime )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - salon.com
In the wake of the horrific shooting in Orlando that left 50 dead, a political struggle is forming on whether to define this act as an anti-gay crime or an act of radical Islamic terrorism. The answer, it's quickly starting to seem, is both and more.
Meet the Shock Troops of Trump's America
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, republicans, Trump, elections, candidates, politics, ethics, society, family, education, dishonesty, humans, rights, safety, sadness, abuse, corruption, internet )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - rawstory.com
Their obsession with breeding, preserving white culture, and biological determinism could be out of 1950s Alabama. Except it's 2016 in Portland~one of the most liberal cities in a country where diversity has spread exponentially along every axis:
 
 
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