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First Nation Student Deaths Inquest: 5 Things Revealed So Far
Society & Culture  (tags: First Nations students, Thunder Bay Ont, racism, indigenous rights, law, mysterious deaths, culture )

- 15 days ago -
The inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay, Ont., begins its fifth week of testimony on Monday with a continued focus on students whose bodies were found in waterways in the city.
Woman on the Ledge and Her Unborn Child SURVIVED Terror Attack: Bataclan Theatre Siege Hero Reveals He Dragged Pregnant Hostage
Society & Culture  (tags: terrorism, gun attack, Paris, pregnant woman, crying for help )

- 13 days ago -
Clinging on to a balcony 15 metres up and screaming for her life as gunmen roamed the corridors of the Bataclan music hall, the unnamed pregnant woman has become a symbol of the tragedy. And, for the first time one of the survivors has revealed
Tell the Postmaster General to Make Postal Banking a Reality Now - Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: petition, Postal Banking, traditional banks, pay day lenders, financial predators, poorest citizens )

- 13 days ago -
28 percent of U.S. households are underserved by traditional banks and must turn to payday lenders check cashers and other financial predators spending nearly 10 percent of their income on fees and services that rakes in big profit on the poorest citizens
Information Is Everywhere and Everywhere We Are Ignorant
Society & Culture  (tags: informational age, ignorant, uncritical patriotism, Return to Reason, US National Geographic Society )

- 13 days ago -
Visionaries tell us that we now live in an information age, indeed an age of info glut. Yet the students living in the worlds most powerful and lethal country do not have much of a clue about the world out there. More to article than summary could tell.
Don't Cut IVF Funding in South Norfolk! Urgent - Deadline Friday 13 November PLEASE SIGN & SHARE!!!
Society & Culture  (tags: IVF, funding, fertility services, fertility issues, family dreams, child, children, heartbreaking )

- 21 days ago -
I don't need to explain the pain that's involved in being told you have fertility issues, anyone with a heart will understand the devastation it causes to a couple. Now imagine being told that the only hope you have to make this heartbreaking
A Rose By Any Other Color...
Society & Culture  (tags: world, humans, roses, culture, nature, love, interesting )

- 24 days ago -
Roses are the most well known and celebrated flower. They have been used for ages to symbolize many things, love being the foremost among them. But do you know what the different shades and colors mean?
Trump's Sorry Night on 'SNL': An Overhyped Bummer for Us All
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, ethics, media, TV, SNL, Trump, society, culture, interesting, government, celebrity )

- 21 days ago -
Donald Trump's highly touted and almost certainly inappropriate hosting gig on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" turned out to be an anemic and halfhearted dud. The ratings were high~ SNL's best in years~ but they come with a heavy tax on the show's integrity.
Video: Israeli Soldiers Fire at Car, Killing Elderly Woman
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, Israeli violence, world, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, death, ethics, rights, society, culture, freedoms, government, law, safety, sadness )

- 21 days ago -
As blogger Richard Silverstein notes, Israeli media reported that military officials were disturbed that the video leaked out.
'Rule of Law' in Palestine: An Interview With Jurist Cees Flinterman
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, violence, ethics, politics, culture, humans, sadness, abuse, freedoms, dishonesty, media, rights )

- 21 days ago -
Western governments praise Israel as a bastion of freedom in an otherwise tyrannically governed, strife-torn region. Mainstream media preserves Israel's lustrous image by avoiding references to key practices.
A Mother and a Teacher's Heart Felt Reaction to Education in America
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, child, children, education, family, humans, government, politics, society, interesting )

- 24 days ago -
I apologize if some of you don't care for Daily Kos, but this story came through today in their summary and I read it, I read it all. This is what we are losing through our short sighted approach to public education. See first comment, please.
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