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URGENT PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE: A 9yo BOY IS FACING DEPORTATION BECAUSE OF HIS AUTISM
Society & Culture  (tags: child, children, family, government, deportation )

Katka
- 3 hours ago - change.org
On the 27th of April the Australian government is going to deport a 9-year-old boy to the Philippines because of his autism. Tyrone has spent almost his entire life in Australia, English is the only language he hears.
The GMO Mass Suicides Are a Myth
Society & Culture  (tags: Anti-GMOers, Myths, Propaganda, India, Mass Suicides )

Brian
- 1 day ago - io9.com
Of the many horror stories we hear about GMOs, few are as heart-rending as the one about how nearly 300,000 Indian farmers have killed themselves over failed cotton crops. What's also horrible is that the story is a complete fabrication.
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 )

BMutiny
- 13 hours ago - rawstory.com
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.
Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction
Society & Culture  (tags: Christians, Muslims, Islam, Turkey, abuse, corruption, crime, culture, ethics, freedoms, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence )

Penny
- 1 day ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
The physical devastation of the Christian Armenians was followed by a cultural devastation. Countless Christian churches and schools have been destroyed or turned into mosques, storehouses or stables, among other things.
Americans' Support For Marijuana Legalization Reaches All-Time High In CBS Poll ~ TEXT and VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Marijuana Legalization, support, society, culture, government, humans, news, interesting, freedoms, rights, politics, good news )

Carrie
- 9 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
A majority of Americans support the legalization of recreational marijuana, according to a new poll from CBS News ~ and it's the highest percentage in support since the news organization began asking the question in 1979.
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 )

BMutiny
- 8 hours ago - forcechange.com
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.
Ahead of 4/20, Marijuana Losing Its Rebellious Stigma, Gaining More Acceptance
Society & Culture  (tags: marijuana, canada, culture, freedoms, health, humans, rights, society )

Lone
- 16 hours ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
A pungent cloud of marijuana smoke will be wafting over many parts of Canada on Monday. Yes, itâEUR(TM)s 4/20 again, the unofficial holiday that openly celebrates pot, reefer, ganga, weed, Mary Jane or whatever you like to call it
School Censors Girl's Shirt for Yearbook Photo
Society & Culture  (tags: education, girls, school, censorship )

Freya
- 10 hours ago - yahoo.com
One middle school class photo is getting a lot of attention âEUR" because of what it doesnâEUR(TM)t include.
FBI Overstated Forensic Hair Matches in Nearly All Trials Before 2000 - The Washington Post
Society & Culture  (tags: law, justice, FBI, forensic testimony, forensic evidence, expert testimony, exoneration, public safety, criminal justice, Dept of Justice )

Susan
- 1 day ago - washingtonpost.com
"The admissions mark a watershed in one of the countryâEUR(TM)s largest forensic scandals, highlighting the failure of the nationâEUR(TM)s courts for decades to keep bogus scientific information from juries, legal analysts said."
Photos of the Week/Reuters
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, interesting, sadness, news, media, GoodNews, culture, death, activists )

MmAWAY
- 20 hours ago - reuters.com
Did not see these up and hope I didn't duplicate these. Interesting.
Canadian Actor Jonathan Crombie Dies of Brain Hemorrhage at Age 48
Society & Culture  (tags: canadian, actor, jonathan Crombie, brain hemorrhage, Anne of green gable, arts, celebrity, culture, death, humans, obituary, sadness, society )

Lone
- 1 day ago - thestar.com
He is best known for his role on the Anne of Green Gables movies, remembered for lengthy television and stage career.
Woman, 21, Hangs Herself From Brooklyn Fire Escape in Suicide
Society & Culture  (tags: suicide, sadness, humans, death, family, police, society, violence, women, americans, world )

Frank
- 1 day ago - nydailynews.com
An unidentified woman's suicide shocked those who walked by after she hanged herself on a fire escape in Brooklyn.
As a Daily Newser Attempts the Food Stamp Challenge, She Learns Staying Under the $29 Budget Is Just as Difficult as It Sounds
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, food stamps, education, ethics, government, health, humans, news, philanthropy, sadness, society, women, usa )

Frank
- 1 day ago - nydailynews.com
A week of eating only what I can buy for $29 âEUR" the average amount allotted to a single person living on food stamps in America
Gegen Unrecht Stoppen Wir Das Massensterben Im Mittelmeer!
Society & Culture  (tags: medeterranian, drawning, children, death, humans, society, world, women )

Lone
- 11 hours ago - gegen-unrecht.at
1100, women, men and children helpless in the Mediterranean are drowned in a few days. The Mediterranean has become a mass grave. This death has got to stop now! Please help and sign the petition "Against injustice".
Tim Tebow Takes Another Shot, on His re-Engineered Wing and a Prayer
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, sports, NFL, Tim Tebow, quarterbacks, society, culture, children, interesting, religion, news )

Carrie
- 10 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
Tim Tebow is apparently back, and so are all of the sideshows that come with him: the bewildered announcers, the hot mix of superlatives and incompetence, the clotted biceps, and the try-too-hardness yet sheer stage-command of the man.
LET'S CUT OUR PRISON POPULATION IN HALF
Society & Culture  (tags: petitions, prisons, jails, corrections, incarceration, injustice )

Freya
- 7 hours ago - action.aclu.org
I believe that mass incarceration is not the answer. I want to invest in solutions and strategies that provide alternatives to mass incarceration.
Monster Earthquake Could Hit Britain as New 'Super Deep' Fault Lines Discovered
Society & Culture  (tags: world, uk, London, earthquakes, humans, society, transportation, travel, earth )

Frank
- 1 day ago - mirror.co.uk
As well as the capital the regions most at risk are Kent and the Home Counties, Essex, and Scotland, according to reports
Israeli Racism Takes Center Stage at Manhattan JCC
Society & Culture  (tags: women, Israel, Palestine. Human Rights, JCC Manhattan, two-state solution, racism, bigotry, politics, ethics, culture, society, interesting, world, rights, humans, freedoms )

Carrie
- 7 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
A month ago, JCC Manhattan, a center for Jewish life on the Upper West Side, provided a stage for an Israeli figure to justify racism against Palestinians, with such statements as âEURoeWhat I would want {in a two-state agreement] is maximal territory ...
Palestinian Shot In The Eye In Jerusalem
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, East Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers, society, culture, ethics, law, humans, freedoms, news, government, abuse, rights, sadness )

Carrie
- 7 hours ago - imemc.org
A young Palestinian man was shot in the eye by an Israeli rubber-coated metal bullet, on Wednesday evening, and three others shot in the legs, in the el-'Eesawiyya town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem.
New Jersey Police Identify Human Trafficking Victims After They Were Robbed at Knifepoint
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, culture, americans, environment, ethics, family, GoodNews, safety, society, women, police, rights, sports )

Frank
- 1 day ago - nydailynews.com
A New Jersey police department offered help to three victims of human trafficking after they robbed at knifepoint while engaging in prostitution
Meet The Couples Fighting To Make Marriage Equality The Law Of The Land
Society & Culture  (tags: Marriage Equality )

Angie
- 15 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
If the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage this year, it will be largely because of a group of gay Americans who were courageous enough to subject their families to public scrutiny in order to become the faces of a movement.
Mothers Launch A Second Hunger Strike At Karnes City Family Detention Center
Society & Culture  (tags: prison, detention, women, mothers, children, hunger strikes )

Freya
- 11 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
A group of 10 mothers locked in a Texas detention center with their children vowed Tuesday to launch a hunger strike to demand the release of dozens of women pursuing asylum claims, advocates say.
THE FALLACY OF PROVING A NEGATIVE. PT 2.
Society & Culture  (tags: science, study, discovery, concept, humans, logic, reason, fallacy, argument, philosophylies, ethics, media, politics, religion, dishonesty, culture )

David
- 10 hours ago - searchingforreason.net
EVALUATING ANOTHER COMMON LOGICAL FALLACY.
âEUR<âEUR~They Threaten to Kill Me, Kidnap MeâEUR(TM): Sharp Rise in Environmental Activists Being Killed
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, world, rights, environment )

Earths
- 8 hours ago - rt.com
They follow me. They threaten to kill me, to kidnap me, they threaten my family. That is what we face," she said. Two of Cáceres' children have left Honduras over safety concerns, while she has faced "fabricated" criminal charges, according
UK: Our New Sharia Law
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, education, ethics, family, humans, government, law, news, politics, religion, rights, sadness, freedoms, society, violence, women, world )

Frank
- 8 hours ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
If we are indeed seeing the beginning of this process, we are far from seeing what lies at the end of it.
 

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