Curt Harper began surfing at the age of 10 despite doctors telling his parents that their autistic son may have to be institutionalized. Now at 50 years old Harper is a fixture in the Southern California surf scene and regularly attends competitions.
Set aside for a moment that, by the age of 12, Edwin Carl Debrow Jr. had witnessed two murders, carried handguns for so long that "the idea of it was very routine" and stayed in a succession of shabby homes where life included having the door busted down
Chants of "My body, my choice" rang out in the streets of Waterloo, Ontario., on Saturday as protesters rallied to support three sisters who were stopped by police for legally biking topless a week ago. Bare-breasted woman and men stood in solidarity
Those who recently fled from Raqqa to Turkey describe a new form of governance taking root as ISIL, also known as ISIS or Daesh, continues its effort to entrench itself into the social fabric of the capital.
An investigative report by the Miami Herald published today reveals that two local Florida police agencies engaged in a slick money laundering scheme ripped from a Hollywood movie, reaping a whopping $2.4 million for themselves in drug money.
Why, some are now asking, do people care so much about the death of a lion when so many human beings are suffering and dying? The surge of sorrow for a dead lion, they say, when compared to the relative quiet about other wrongs, reveals a moral flaw
How the reaction continues to play out will likely depend, in large measure, on how the Israeli justice system deals with the killers. There were already questions, from the Palestinian side, about whether the settlers' relatives, ...
The heart of the problem - if you're killed, it helps to be a celebrity, whether human or beast. For the rest - 3/4M black men incarcerated in the US, 10s of K of child brides in Bangladesh etc - suffering goes mostly unnoted and unheard.
Singer song writer has been to Africa and witnessed the glorious sound of a lions roar, as she slept in her tent. Perhaps getting celebrities interest they can spark Americans to do something and inspire the government too.
Brian writes on the way political and economic power affects our lives, with particular reference to recent turbulent events in Greece, and about how citizens become invigorated when they volunteer to transform it.