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How Wall Street Came Out on Gay Marriage - Yahoo News
Society & Culture  (tags: LGBT rights, Marriage Equality, Human Rights, Wall Street, Banking firms, competition, friend of the court briefs, state laws, stop bigotry )

- 1 day ago -
28 of the country's biggest financial firms made an unprecedented show of unity in support of gay marriage, urging the court to strike down state laws banning same-sex unions. They're competing for young talent, among other reasons. Wall Street done good
Praise Officer Who Refused to Shoot Violent Suspect / ForceChange
Society & Culture  (tags: police, deadly force, police shootings, level-headedness, coolness in the face of danger, good judgement, Police officer sets a standard )

- 4 days ago -
Despite the danger, the level-headed Kidder backed away from the suspect and was able to subdue him in a nonviolent manner. According to Iraq veteran Kidder, he wanted to be "absolutely sure" that the use of deadly force was necessary before using it.
Father Stands Up for His Trans Child After Sean Hannity's Website Attacks School Over Pro-LGBT Book
Society & Culture  (tags: transgender, tolerance bullying, bullying in schools, fox/faux news, hannity, transgender, LGBTQI, bigotry, elementary school )

- 5 days ago -
The father of a transgender child in the Kittery school system issued a statement in support of the school using a transgender book, I Am Jazz, in the classroom after Fox News's Sean Hannity's website attacked the school last week.
Vatican Ends Battle With U.S. Catholic Nuns' Group - NYTimes.Com
Society & Culture  (tags: Vatican, Catholic Church, Catholic Nuns, Feminism, Feminist Nuns, abortion, same-sex marriage, Church Doctrine, radical feminist nuns, social injustice and poverty, Pope Francis, Pope Benedict, Leadership Conference, Catholic Sisters, Nuns on the Bus )

- 7 days ago -
Vatican doctrinal office had said the sisters were promoting "radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith." It also accused the nuns of spending more time working against poverty and social injustice than abortion & same-sex marriage.
Prominent Catholics Ask Pope to Fire Anti-Gay Archbishop | The Bilerico Project
Society & Culture  (tags: Catholics, Homophobia, Archbishop Cordileone, revolt in Catholic Church, San Francisco, liberal Catholics, ultra-conservative Catholics, divisiveness, masturbation, sodomy, abortion, Catholic schools, Catholic teaching, Pope Francis, Pope Benedict )

- 7 days ago -
A group of over 100 prominent San Francisco-area Catholics - including major donors - is calling on Pope Francis to replace Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, head of the San Francisco Archdiocese and a notorious homophobe, in a full-page ad in SF paper
How the World Mourned Abraham Lincoln âEUR" The Atlantic
World  (tags: lincoln, lincoln assassination, martyr, end of slavery, anti-slavery societies, hero, working class hero, lincoln and karl marx, mourning )

- 9 days ago -
He'd be the last casualty of a war that cost some 750,000 American lives - more than all other American wars combined, and among the deadliest wars of its century. Telegraph and steamships slowly spread the news around the world, an outpouring of grief
City to Acknowledge It Operated a Slave Market for More Than 50 Years - WNYC
Society & Culture  (tags: Slavery, New York Slave Market, U.S.History, History of Slavery, Slave Trade, New York built by slaves, U.S. economy based on slavery, profits off Slavery )

- 8 days ago -
Slave Market: New historical marker will be the city's first acknowledgement on a sign designed for public reading that in the 1700s New York had an official location for buying, selling, and renting human beings, on the corner of Wall Street and Pearl.
Greenpeace Occupies Shell Rig After Arctic Drilling Go-Ahead - The Ecologist
Environment  (tags: Greenpeace, Shell oil, arctic drilling, Chukchi Sea, Alaska, Alaskan Arctic, grassroots activism, protest, Fossil Fuels, Global Warming, Environmental rape, Oil exploration )

- 11 days ago -
Days after Shell received US Government backing for its plans to drill in the Chukchi Sea in the Alaskan Arctic, 6 volunteers from Greenpeace have occupied its 'Polar Pioneer' oil rig in the Pacific Ocean to demand a halt to all Arctic oil exploration.
Can a Flotilla of Kayaks Block Shell's Arctic Drilling Rigs in Seattle? - News - The Stranger
Environment  (tags: kayaktivists, Shell Oil, Seattle, Elliott Bay, Arctic drilling, oil rigs, blockade, environmental activism, grassroots, danger, rise upl )

- 11 days ago -
Shell Oil's first Arctic drilling rig arrives in Seattle later this month; activists are training now for rapid-response kayaks at any hour and a mass demonstration on the water. Kayaktivists hoping to TRAP Shell's rigs in Elliot Bay so they can't leave.
Yemen's Home Grown Anti-War Movement - BBC News
World  (tags: Yemen, bombing, civil war, peace activists, trapped civilians, Saudi Arabia, Shia, Sunni, make art not war, social media campaign )

- 12 days ago -
As fighting continues, civilians are trapped near the front lines, a group of activists are pinning their hopes on a social media campaign. It's a small but growing movement online -Yemenis inside and outside the country saying #KefayaWar- "Enough war"
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