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Fire Homophobic Bus Driver - ForceChange
Society & Culture  (tags: gayrights, freedoms, abuse )

Jean
- 16 minutes ago - forcechange.com
Despite increased acceptance for LGBT people in the U.K., there's been an unsettling number of public verbal bashings against homosexual individuals and same-sex couples. The most recent act of anti-gay remarks comes from a bus driver who kicked a gay
E-Book Authors Are Under Fire? Yes There Are In My Opinion
Society & Culture  (tags: internet, media, news, Authors, E-books, Publishing )

Aaron
- 1 hour ago - fairrider.blogspot.com
This is a blog post about E-book authors who are trying to get their books published, and other issues.
Will People Still Be Useful in the 21st Century?
Society & Culture  (tags: world, humans, education, environment, culture, GoodNews, health, society, arts, children, women, men, humanity, transportation, travel, safety )

Frank
- 5 hours ago - cnn.com
"As the 21st century unfolds, humans are in danger of losing their value, because intelligence is decoupling from consciousness."-cnn
3 Things You Can Literally Learn In Your Sleep
Society & Culture  (tags: sleeplearning, humans, brain, memory, GoodNews, society, education, environment, women, world )

Frank
- 5 hours ago - twcc.com
If someone suggested you play music or light a scented candle while you slept to better remember what you learned earlier in the day, you'd probably laugh.
CJCS Issues Video Message to Ebola Response Joint Force
Society & Culture  (tags: military, troops, healthcare, healthcare, ethics, government, obama, treatment, safety, protection, medicine, activists, culture )

James
- 6 hours ago - vato21stcentury.blogspot.com
10.22.2014 - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff GEN Martin Dempsey explains the U.S. military mission in West Africa, and the precautions in place to ensure the safety of service members addressing the Ebola crisis.
Her Name Was Reeva Steenkamp
Society & Culture  (tags: media, violence, abuse, women, victims, humans, biased reporting )

Evelyn
- 8 hours ago - huffingtonpost.co.uk
Her name was Reeva Steenkamp. I'm starting with Reeva because, like so many female victims of violence and abuse, her name has been lost, worse still: voluntarily disregarded. it is the male narrative that dominates our media outlets.
13-Year-Old Boy Donates Stuffed Animal Collection to Boy With Leukemia
Society & Culture  (tags: leukemia, act of kindness, reflection )

Stephen
- 9 hours ago - ksl.com
Ethan Van Leuven was diagnosed with acute cymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, at 22 months old. After years of treatment, his family was told Ethan has a few days to several weeks to live. Ethan is 4 yrs old.
America's 10 Most Haunted Hotels
Society & Culture  (tags: hotels, hauntings, ghosts, americans, usa, humans, society, women )

Frank
- 13 hours ago - features.aol.com
Here are 10 of America's most haunted hotels.
SEE IT: IKEA Produces Halloween Spoof of 'The Shining'
Society & Culture  (tags: halloween, children, culture, education, family, GoodNews, media, society, entertainment news )

Frank
- 14 hours ago - nydailynews.com
A young boy, resembling the child in the classic 1980 Stanley Kubrick film, rides around the store on his toy tricycle only to come across a terrifying sight -- his parents.
Young Man Fatally Shot at L.A. Traffic Light After Being Asked Where He's From
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, environment, ethics, family, police, murder, news, obituary, rights, sadness, safety, society, transportation, travel, usa, violence, women )

Frank
- 14 hours ago - nydailynews.com
The man, in a black Infiniti with his girlfriend, was asked by two men in an adjacent vehicle where he was from. When he responded, 'nowhere,' shots were fired at him.
'Vampire' Skeleton With Stake Driven Through Heart Discovered in Ruins of Ancient City
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, death, education, environment, humans, murder, religion, sadness, society, world, vampires, paranormal )

Frank
- 15 hours ago - mirror.co.uk
A Bulgarian archaeologist made the grisly discovery of a man in his 40s or 50s with a metal stake hammered into his chest
See 'Real-Life FAIRY Caught on' CCTV Footage - or Is It Just a Bit of Floating Fluff?
Society & Culture  (tags: faries, paranormal, culture, education, environment, GoodNews, religion, society, world )

Frank
- 15 hours ago - mirror.co.uk
When songwriter Lucia Cordaro was looking through CCTV tapes on her laptop she was shocked to see what she thought was a tiny tinkerbell flying past the camera
Black Eyed Child of Cannock Chase: Psychic Reveals Tortured Soul Suffered From Diptheria
Society & Culture  (tags: paranormal, humans, children, uk, family, death, education, environment, religion, sadness, society, women, world, ghosts )

Frank
- 15 hours ago - mirror.co.uk
One of the UK's leading mediums claims to have come face to face with the spirit that roams Cannock Chase - and she's lifted the lid on the reason for its presence
Koch Industries Funds Legal Defense For the Poor - Law Blog - WSJ
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, corruption, crime, culture, dishonesty, ethics, government, law, media, news, police, rights, usa, women, world )

Sonya
- 16 hours ago - blogs.wsj.com
Only in America. In New Zealand, poor people and victims of crime are not allowed a lawyer. No lawyer, no justice.
Woman in Bus Confrontation Video Speaks Out | NBC Southern California
Society & Culture  (tags: excessive force, police brutaliity, Police Violence )

Slava
- 18 hours ago - nbclosangeles.com
Jermaine Green noticed two LA County sheriff's deputies get on a Metro bus in Bellflower, California and start harassing a female passenger, he did the right thing and pulled out his cell phone camera to record the altercation.
Buskers Rally After Subway Arrest Video Inspires New Yorkers to Jeer Police | US News | Theguardian.Com
Society & Culture  (tags: NYPD, crooked cops, corrupt government )

Slava
- 18 hours ago - theguardian.com
Officer told Kalleen that he's not allowed to perform without permit. Kalleen told officer to read Section 1050.6 of MTA's Rules of Conduct & Fines, which states "artistic performances, including the acceptance of donations" are permitted by the Authority
Annie Lennox Slams Beyonce For Fake Feminism
Society & Culture  (tags: women, culture, feminism, music, society )

Niki
- 21 hours ago - inquisitr.com
The legendary Annie Lennox speaks out on feminism and the music industry and tells Beyonce in no uncertain terms that "twerking is not Feminism"!
SYRIAN FATHER THROWS FIRST STONE AS DAUGHTER EXECUTED BY ISLAMISTS
Society & Culture  (tags: Islamic State, stoning, Syria )

David
- 21 hours ago - unitycoalitionforisrael.org
An elderly Syrian led the stoning to death of his daughter for alleged adultery, as she begged him for mercy in a video posted on YouTube by the Islamic State group.
Academic Institutions That Violate Academic Freedom Deserve to Be Boycotted
Society & Culture  (tags: academic freedom, academic boycott of israel, education, ethics, freedoms, society, world, culture, news, rights )

Carrie
- 21 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
Academic freedom is a bedrock principle that must be honored by any university as part of its mission of furthering research and education. If an academic institution should violate this sacred trust, scholars will respond by refusing to participate...
Junot DíAz Comes Out in Support of the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
Society & Culture  (tags: 'Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, , activists, rights, freedoms, society, celebrity, education, world, interesting, humans, goodnews )

Carrie
- 21 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
The U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel sent out the following press release today saying that Díaz joins Chuck D and Boots Riley as prominent artists who have recently endorsed the boycott:
Activists Occupy Israel Pavilion at Paris Trade Show (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, France, Israel, Palestine, BDS, protestors, Human Rights, society, freedoms, activists, news )

Carrie
- 21 hours ago - electronicintifada.net
As the video above shows, the activists held up signs condemning Israeli abuses of Palestinian rights and chanted slogans including: "No trade with apartheid," "Boycott Israeli apartheid" and "Gaza, Gaza, We won't forget!"
Palestine Shines in Global Literature Prizes
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, 'Sheikh Zayed Prize ', Ghassan Zaqtan, literature, Yousef Abu Loz, Osama Alaysa, awards, society, culture, interesting, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 21 hours ago - electronicintifada.net
Poetry and prose by Palestinian writers has been celebrated by the organizers of two international literary awards. The longlist for the Sheikh Zayed Prize -- an Arabic culture award -- features three Palestinian writers.
Vatican Keeps Pro-Gay Language In Italian Report, Removes It From English Translation
Society & Culture  (tags: translation, Italy, pope, catholic leaders, vatican, homosexuality )

Lone
- 1 day ago - thinkprogress.org
Just days after a group of Catholic leaders made waves for publishing a report that used unusually inclusive language to refer to homosexuality, the Vatican is attempting to walk back the statements by altering an English translation of the document
The Most 'Distrusted' News Sources In America
Society & Culture  (tags: news, trust levels, comparison tables )

Stephen
- 1 day ago - zerohedge.com
You know there's a problem with the media when Al-Jazeera is trusted more than NBC, CNN, and MSNBC. As Pew research's Journalism Project shows in the following table,-
King Tut Had A Club Foot And Other Deformities, New 'Autopsy' Shows
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, education, interesting, society, sadness )

Susan
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
An international team of researchers studying King Tutankhamun are reporting some surprising new discoveries about the ancient boy kingThe scientists say that a 'virtual autopsy' of Tut -- essentially a close analysis of a life-size image of the king made
6 Ways the Cops Know You're Texting
Society & Culture  (tags: NewTechnology, computers, design, discovery, tech, technology, society, investigation, concept, business, climate, computer, energy, research, safety, study, crime, police, law, transportation )

Susan
- 1 day ago - autos.yahoo.com
Forty-four states ban all drivers from texting behind the wheel, but that doesn't seem to stop many of us.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that at any given daytime moment, over 600,000 drivers are using cell phones or
Don't Defrock Frank Schaefer Again ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: United Methodist Church, inclusion, Rev. Frank Schaefer, trial, LGBT rights, defrocking, culture, religion )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - act.faithfulamerica.org
The Rev. Frank Schaefer was just trying to be a good father and pastor when he officiated at the wedding of his gay son.
Voices Renew Call for Inquiry Into Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Women
Society & Culture  (tags: Rights, Canada, Indigenous, First Nations, Women, Stephen Harper )

Judy
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
During this week's Aboriginal Women's Summit, First Nations leaders work toward national roundtable on topic
Well Deserved Rare Air Force Medal for Bravery Awarded
Society & Culture  (tags: military, ethics, violence, culture, children, activists, society )

James
- 1 day ago - vato21stcentury.blogspot.com
Nev. teacher slain in school shooting gets rare military honor
Ohio Girl, 16, With Heart Condition Collapses at Haunted House and Dies
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, child, death, environment, family, humans, sadness, society, women, heartbreaking )

Frank
- 1 day ago - nydailynews.com
Christian Faith Benge had been living with just one lung, often had trouble breathing and part of her heart was enlarged to four times its usual size, her family said.
 

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