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Imprisoned Man Has 13 Alibi Witnesses Who Say He Was Not in New York During 1996 Murder
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, government, law, corruption )

Phyllis
- 1 day ago - news.yahoo.com
A Bronx man has been in an upstate New York prison for 18 years for a murder he and at least 13 alibi witnesses say he did not commit.
Get Justice for Tyrell
Society & Culture  (tags: justice, violence )

Elaine
- 1 day ago - change.org
This 19 year old was killed by a group of British men and they were not charged by Greek justice system. The petition is asking the British government how it intends to help the Tyrell family and get justice
Winnie the Pooh Faces Playground Ban Because 'He's a Half-Naked HERMAPHRODITE'
Society & Culture  (tags: children, arts, culture, environment, family, humans, interesting, rights, society, women, world )

Frank
- 1 day ago - mirror.co.uk
Councillors have objected to moves to name a new park after the popular fictional bear because of his dubious sexuality and minimal clothing
Down With Sustainable Development! Long Live Convivial Degrowth!
Society & Culture  (tags: degrowth, development, sustainable development, Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era, society )

Judy
- 1 day ago - ipsnews.net
From the vantage point of economic realism, development is inextricably connected to economic growth. However, degrowthers carry the deeply-held belief that economic growth simply does not deliver what it promises: increased human welfare.
Reza Aslan: Why Dawkins, Harris and the 'New Atheists' Aren't Really Atheists At All
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, religious tolerance, atheism, anti-theism, agnostic, fundamentalism )

Linda
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Religious scholar Reza Aslan believes that these anti-theists employ a way of thinking that ironically is similar to religious fundamentalism. Atheism and Anti-theism are very different and the distinction should be understood.
New Report: Child Homelessness on the Rise in U.S.
Society & Culture  (tags: children, homeless, poverty )

Tomoko
- 23 hours ago - yahoo.com
The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report that blames the nation's high poverty rate, the lack of affordable housing a
Viggo Mortensen Helps Mark 10 Years of Howard Zinn's
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, dishonesty, freedoms, crime, usa, propaganda, lies, media, military, politics, culture, rights, education, world, politics, violence, women )

Wild
- 23 hours ago - democracynow.org
Actors including Viggo Mortensen, Peter Sarsgaard and Kelly Macdonald are gathering in New York today for a reading of "Voices of a People's History of the United States," based on the late historian Howard Zinn's book "A People's History of the United St
Texas Diners Call Their Waiter "F*****", Restaurant Apologizes...to Diners
Society & Culture  (tags: homophobia, gayrights, rights, Texas )

Roberta
- 1 day ago - bluenationreview.com
After reading a message using the word "f*****" on the receipt, a young gay waiter complained to his manager. The response...the manager of Kelley's Country Cookin', in Houston apologized to the diners!
You Are Blessed Mantra   video
Society & Culture  (tags: love, light, kindness, peace )

Yusuf
- 1 day ago - youtube.com
You are blessed with pure love and light, you are blessed with pure source energy.
The KKK Learns the Hard Way: Don't Mess With Anonymous
Society & Culture  (tags: Ferguson, Anonymous, KKK, threats, tech savvy, ethics, society, human rights, freedoms, usa )

Nancy
- 2 hours ago - takepart.com
The hacktivist collective hacked the Ku Klux Klan's Twitter account after the white supremacists threatened Ferguson protesters.
"Carmencita" Amaya Y Amaya   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Women, Flamenco, Art, Dance, Music )

Eleonora
- 1 hour ago - youtube.com
"Carmen Amaya is hail on a window pane, a swallow's cry, a black cigar smoked by a dreamer, thunderous applause; ..."
Winnie the Pooh Spanked By Polish Council for Not Wearing Pants
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, children, culture, humans, society )

Rosemary
- 1 day ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Some town councillors in Poland don't want beloved storybook character Winnie the Pooh as a playground mascot. The so-called "bear of very little brain" apparently doesn't have enough clothes. The tubby little cubby, based on an actual bear named
Do We Live On a One Party Planet? Connecting The Dots on 21st Century Neo-Liberalism
Society & Culture  (tags: global power structure, neo-liberalism, inequality, pverty, climate change, environmental destruction, human rights, climate justice )

Linda
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
There is a force so broad, so enmeshed within the logic of modern global power, that the solutions we all work toward in the specific struggles we care most about - be that inequalities in income, widespread poverty, or climate change-are all facing it.
This Pentatonix Christmas Cover Will Give You Chills
Society & Culture  (tags: Christmas songs, a capella, pentatonix, music video, arts, culture, humans, religion, society )

Lone
- 1 day ago - buzzfeed.com
A cappella sensation Pentatonix has released a breathtaking music video for the Christmas song "Mary, Did You Know?"
Thank You, Dear World! Ukraine   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Ukraine, love, peace, world, World Peace & unity )

Yusuf
- 13 hours ago - youtube.com
Nice song, One Love!
Four-Year-Old Attacked in Hate Crime
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, child, children, New Zealand, Islam, Muslims, assault, family, freedoms, religion, safety, society, violence, world, anti-Semitism )

Penny
- 12 hours ago - jwire.com.au
The attack on a four-year-old child appears to be racially motivated as both the boy and his friend were wearing yarmulkes (Jewish skullcaps) at the time of the assault.
Fury at Police Bid to Protect Grooming Gang
Society & Culture  (tags: Muslims, Islam, UK, rape, girls, abuse, children, crime, culture, ethics, law, police, religion, rights, safety, society, violence, women )

Penny
- 9 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
Police tried to keep the identities of a Muslim sex grooming gang secret - claiming that naming them could breach their human rights. A judge said he was sure they were engaged in sexual exploitation and said their excuses were lies and 'nonsense'.
P.E. Teacher Charged After Dragging 14-Year-Old Girl, Attorney Says 'No Means No'
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, child, children, crime, education, ethics, family, freedoms, humans, law, news, rights, safety, society, violence, women )

Niki
- 9 hours ago - inquisitr.com
California P.E. teacher charged after dragging a 14 year old girl, attorney sends the message that "No means No", parents outraged.
Toronto World Hub for Books for Youth With Disabilities
Society & Culture  (tags: toronto, library, books, youth, disabilities, braille, sign language, child, children, culture, education, ethics, humans, news, society, world )

Lone
- 4 hours ago - thestar.com
The International Board on Books for Young People's Collection of Books for Young People with Disabilities has been moved from Oslo to North York's Central library. It has titles in Braille, Blissymbolics, even sign language
Deterioration of Human Rights in Iran
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, Iran, executions )

David
- 3 hours ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
Since Hassan Rouhani became the president of Iran, the surge in executions has given Iran the world's highest death penalty rate per capita. Iranian officials have pushed for the execution of those they see as a threat to their system
"Don't Send a Man to the Grocery Store!" ~ HUMOR!   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Humor, Jeanne Robertson, husbands, wives, grocery store, lists, express checkout line, society, humans, family )

CarrieSIC
- 2 hours ago - youtu.be
With her southern drawl and down-to-earth humor, Jeanne Robertson is about to explain why ladies should never send their husbands to the grocery store... and I couldn't stop laughing!
Linux for Lettuce - The Cornucopia Institute (Corporate Patenting Abuses)
Society & Culture  (tags: research, humans, health, habitat, design, concept, corporate, abuse, farming, marketing, food, nutrition, research, science, protection, ecosystems, nature, endangered, environment )

Wild
- 2 hours ago - cornucopia.org
In 1966, a breeder named Jim Baggett--Myers's predecessor at Oregon State--set out to breed a broccoli with an "exserted" head, which meant that instead of nestling in the leaves the crown would protrude on a long stalk, making harvest easier.
Feeling Thankful Shouldn't Just Come Once A Year (TEXT and PHOTOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: Thanksgiving, Americans, photos, society, culture, family, freedoms )

CarrieSIC
- 2 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
The time for giving thanks shouldn't just come once a year. However, since there is a dedicated time period, why not take full advantage of the holiday to revel in the warmth of expressing gratitude?
Executives Spend Night on the Street to Raise Money for Homeless Kids
Society & Culture  (tags: executives, toronto, homeless kids, money, child, children, culture, humans, society )

Lone
- 1 day ago - ca.finance.yahoo.com
Seventy-one business and community leaders in Toronto braved a wind chill of minus-18 overnight to sleep on the street to raise money for homeless kids.
Ratio of Workers to Retirees Will Plummet Worldwide
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, culture, politics, humans, workers, retirees, population, Social Security, support, government, commerce )

Darren
- 1 day ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
As a nation's population ages, more and more older people may draw from support systems such as Social Security, yet fewer workers may be around to pay into those systems. The problem is more dire than we think.
Russia to Bring in New Law: Pedophiles Will Be Castrated
Society & Culture  (tags: world, violence, society, children, crime, death, humans, safety, family, murder, sadness, religion, crime )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - starshipearththebigpicture.com
CHEMICALLY castrated, that is. Interesting... It appears that the enormity of paedophilia worldwide is ballooning these days. They claim it's a problem that's increasing dramatically in Russia from year to year...
10 Commandments For Atheists
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, ethics )

Glenn
- 19 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
Atheists need rules to live by too.
 

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