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It Is Time We Have A Holiday To Honor Those Who Try To Stop Wars
Society & Culture  (tags: wars, war resisters, holiday, stop wars, peace, usa )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - vox.com
Some wars are not worth fighting. Some causes are not worth sacrificing American lives for. Those who have fought to remind the government of those basic facts deserve our respect and our thanks.
Michigan Cops Raid Medical Marijuana Patient Legally Rob Entire Family Belongings In Front Of Children
Society & Culture  (tags: Michigan cops, police, Ginnifer Hency, Michigan lawmakers, drug task force, forfeiture laws )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - mintpressnews.com
Medical marijuana user Ginnifer Hency told a group of Michigan lawmakers that a drug task force raided her home and kept every belonging she owned even her childrens after a judge dismissed the charges against her.
Nigeria Outlaws Female Genital Mutilation --- PLEASE SIGN!!
Society & Culture  (tags: women, abuse, Nigeria, FGM Female Genital Mutilation, culture, ethics, petition )

Lynn
- 15 hours ago - forcechange.com
... his final acts as President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan signed off on a bill outlawing the practice of female circumcision, also known as Female Genital Mutilation. The horrifying practice of FGM consists of removing ... a girlâEUR(TM)s genitalia...
Free Filmmaker Jailed for Social Media Posts
Society & Culture  (tags: Iran. Canada, Mostafa Azizi, prisoner of conscience, filmaker, culture, ethics, freedoms, society )

Lynn
- 15 hours ago - forcechange.com
Mostafa Azizi, an Iranian-born filmmaker from Canada, is currently being held in IranâEUR(TM)s Evin Prison on vague charges linked to his posts on social media. He is a prisoner of conscience and is being denied adequate medical care.
More Guns For Everyone Idaho School Arms Teachers and What Could Possibly Go Wrong
Society & Culture  (tags: guns, ammo, school, teachers, Idaho, what could go wrong )

Dandelion
- 8 hours ago - commondreams.org
America has an estimated 300 million guns and seven shootings an hour. But hey, more guns for everyone anyway. A school in Idaho has bought four rifles and 2,000 rounds of ammunition for faculty.
Stand With Indigenous Kids in Australia
Society & Culture  (tags: indigenous, kids, human rights, Australia, petition, Western Australia )

Scooby
- 1 day ago - amnesty.org.au
Kids as young as 10 are being removed from their families and locked up across Australia. TheyâEUR(TM)re being denied a childhood and pushed into situations that are likely to lead to a lifetime of crime and more disadvantage.
Stand With Indigenous Kids in Australia ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: National Justice Coalition, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pe, Australia, culture, world )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - amnesty.org.au
As part of the National Justice Coalition, weâEUR(TM)re supporting the âEUR~Change the RecordâEUR(TM) campaign. Change the Record is working towards ending the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the justice system.
Wisconsin Student Government Censors Criticism of Firms Abetting Israel's Crimes ~ TEXT and AUDIO
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, Marquette Students for Justice in Palest, Americans, students, Marquette University, education, ethics, freedoms, humans, rights, society, culture, world, news, politics )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - electronicintifada.net
Students at Marquette University, a Jesuit institution in Wisconsin, are organizing against a recent attempt to suppress Palestine solidarity activism on campus.
War Comes Home
Society & Culture  (tags: war comes home, ACLU, SWAT teams, America, death, pets shot, children injured )

Dandelion
- 9 hours ago - aclu.org
Across America SWAT teams are raiding homes in the middle of the night just to search for drugs. Our neighborhoods are not warzones and police officers should not be treating us like wartime enemies. Both people and pets have needlessly died in raids.
WHY DO POLITICIANS LIE? PT 2.
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, government, media, lies, ethics, congress, propaganda, elections, freedoms, culture, society, politics, rights, education )

David
- 8 hours ago - searchingforreason.net
WHAT MOTIVATES POLITICIANS TO PLAY GAMES WITH THE FACTS?
Hamas Tortured and Killed Palestinian 'Collaborators' During Gaza Conflict - New Report
Society & Culture  (tags: Hamas, abduction, torture, killing, revenge, fear )

Beatrice
- 1 day ago - amnesty.org.uk
Cases include six men publicly executed by AK-47 outside a mosque in front of hundreds of spectators including children These spine-chilling actions âEUR¦ were designed to exact revenge and spread fear across the Gaza Strip Hamas forces abducted,
TAKE ACTION: STOP GUN VIOLENCE
Society & Culture  (tags: gun violence, gun possession, background checks )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - action.momsrising.org
Gun violence should not be an ongoing, nonstop worry for families and communities. Sign on now and tell Congress to make the reduction of gun violence a top priority, starting with advancing background checks for gun purchases.
'New York Times' Cites Palestinians as 'Demographic' Threat
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, 'right of return', world, society, culture, media, NYT, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms, politics, humans, news, government, rights, sadness )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
In a news article, the New York Times described Palestinian refugees as posing a "demographic death warrant" to Israel. The article is about Israel's response to the boycott movement, which supports the right of return of refugees:
Child-Rape Crimes Covered Up
Society & Culture  (tags: Islam, Muslims, pedophiles, rape, abuse, children, corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, family, law, media, police, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence )

Penny
- 8 hours ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
A town whose authorities allowed child-rape to go on for a decade, but which now bans marches objecting to child-rape, is setting up a whole new narrative of victimhood from which no good can possibly come.
Tell Your Senators: End Mass Surveillance Once and For All
Society & Culture  (tags: corruption, culture, ethics, freedoms, government, interesting, law, internet, media, police, politics, rights, safety, society, world )

Frans
- 1 day ago - act.freepress.net
Have you heard the good news? For the first time in over a decade we blocked the renewal of one of the worst provisions of the Patriot Act: Section 215 is now history! Well ... for now. Unfortunately, our victory may be temporary....
TAKE ACTION: Tell Ambassador Power: #WomensHealthMatters in the Post-2015 Agenda
Society & Culture  (tags: rights, Human Rights, women's rights, ambassador )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - secure3.convio.net
Join us in calling on the US Ambassador to the UN to encourage world leaders to take a meaningful stand for womenâEUR(TM)s health and human rights.
This Court Case May Finally End One of the Most Appallingly Homophobic Practices Ever
Society & Culture  (tags: safety, LGBT rights, Homophobia, 'Conversion Therapy', ethics, crime, abuse, society, culture, rights, freedoms, children, family, humans, news, law, interesting, gayrights, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mic.com
A New Jersey court case beginning on Wednesday could be the opening salvo in the final battle over conversion therapy. The first case of its kind, four former clients of an ex-gay conversion therapy provider are contending in Ferguson vs. JONAH that ...
South African Court to Hear Landmark Assisted Suicide Case
Society & Culture  (tags: death, ethics, family, humans, law, politics, society, world )

Frans
- 14 hours ago - bbc.com
The South African government has been granted leave to appeal against a ruling on assisted suicide that is a matter of intense legal and ethical debate around world. Two months ago, a judge granted a dying man in South Africa the right to be helped ...
Indigent Defense How Is It Working Out   video
Society & Culture  (tags: indigent defense, Gideon vs Wainwright, legal defense, public defender, reform, too high of caseload, court, prison, jail )

Dandelion
- 10 hours ago - youtube.com
Over fifty years after the Supreme Court's Gideon vs. Wainwright ruling, many legal advocates contend that the justice system is still failing the poor. Anyone of us could be one paycheck away from needing a public defender. Reform needed.
Neil Young's Silly New Monsanto Album
Society & Culture  (tags: Neil Young, Entertainer, Wealthy, Seeking Relevancy, Anti-GMO, Fear Mongering, Biotechnology )

Brian
- 1 day ago - examiner.com
Veteran rocker Neil Young, one of the founders of Farm Aid, is releasing a new album called "The Monsanto Years," that makes any number of silly claims about biotechnology, using Monsanto as a metaphor for the entire plant breeding industry.
It's Time to Fix FIFA
Society & Culture  (tags: fifa, Sepp Blatter, football, Human Rights, corruption, culture, humans, society )

Lone
- 20 hours ago - go.allout.org
With Sepp Blatter and other corrupt FIFA leaders gone, take the first steps to restore faith in world football by demanding a full restructuring that puts fair play and human rights first.
The Poor Need Affordable Energy
Society & Culture  (tags: Energy, Energy Policy, Climate Change, Poverty, Affordable Energy, Prosperity )

Brian
- 17 hours ago - fee.org
Reducing energy poverty means reducing energy costs
Life Inside 'Freedom Flotilla' Boat: The Journey to Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, world, 'Freedom Flotilla', 'Marianne, Gaza relief ship, Israeli blockade, rights, safety, ethics, children, humans, freedoms, society, news )

Carrie
- 16 hours ago - turkishweekly.net
I am one of nine people united around the same cause: lifting the nine-year-long, inhuman Israeli siege on Gaza. This boat, a fishing vessel capable of carrying only so much aid, aims to punch above its weight and puncture a hole in this blockade that ...
Korea Pride Banned By Police
Society & Culture  (tags: gayrights )

Darren
- 16 hours ago - gaystarnews.com
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The Austerity Fairy Story
Society & Culture  (tags: government, politics, economics, austerity, deficit )

Chris
- 13 hours ago - christopherjamesstone.wordpress.com
Cutting public spending in a time of recession harms the economy. People are made poorer, they spend less, demand is decreased, output is slowed and the deficit increases...
As Key Allies Leave, Next Election May Be Canada PM's Last
Society & Culture  (tags: Harper, canada, election, october, cabinet, government, politics, society, world )

Lone
- 8 hours ago - msn.com
The shock departure of a Canadian cabinet heavyweight has fueled talk about how long Prime Minister Stephen Harper will stay in power, with some in his party predicting he is unlikely to serve a full term if he wins re-election this October.
Toilets in Elevators? The New Japanese Idea That Isn't as Crazy as It Sounds. - The Washington Post
Society & Culture  (tags: safety, prevention, risks, protection, environment, society, culture, rights, humans )

Wilde
- 1 hour ago - washingtonpost.com
Japan's infrastructure ministry announced Tuesday that the country's elevators may soon have a surprising new feature, the Kyodo news agency reports: Toilets.
AmericaâEUR(TM)s Competition Fetish Produces Human Sheep
Society & Culture  (tags: competition, prizes, rivalry, work, cheating, psychology, school )

Freya
- 23 hours ago - alternet.org
Teaching competition from kindergarten up makes us stupid and uninventive.
 

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