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Connecticut Arm of Million-Strong Church Votes to Shun Occupation Profiteers
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, BDS, United Church of Christ, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, society, culture, rights, world )

Carrie
- 38 minutes ago - electronicintifada.net
As a result, church bodies have been urged to divest their holdings in companies profiting from Israeli occupation in Palestine, including Caterpillar, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, G4S and Veolia.
Annie Lennox Slams Beyonce For Fake Feminism
Society & Culture  (tags: women, culture, feminism, music, society )

Niki
- 1 hour 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"!
The Science of Fox News: Why Its Viewers Are the Most Misinformed
Society & Culture  (tags: media, news, Fox news viewers, misinformed, society, culture, government, politics, dishonesty, ethics, world, education )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - alternet.org
"Who are the most consistently misinformed media viewers?" Jon Stewart asked Chris Wallace. "The most consistently misinformed misinformed? Fox, Fox viewers, consistently, every poll." Stewart's statement was factually accurate, as we'll see.
SYRIAN FATHER THROWS FIRST STONE AS DAUGHTER EXECUTED BY ISLAMISTS
Society & Culture  (tags: Islamic State, stoning, Syria )

David
- 2 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
- 2 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
- 2 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
- 2 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
- 2 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.
A 45,000-Year-Old Leg Bone Reveals The Oldest Human Genome Yet
Society & Culture  (tags: science, discovery, habitat, humans, culture, family )

Wild
- 2 hours ago - npr.org
Researchers have successfully decoded the genes of a 45,000-year-old man from Siberia. The results offer clues about early human life outside of Africa as well as how humans interacted with Neanderthals and other groups around at the time.
Users Being Treated As Infringe Machines? Stop YouTube's Barberric Practices!
Society & Culture  (tags: corruption, internet, media, Uploader's Rights, User's Rights, Stop Copyfraud, rights, abuse )

Aaron
- 6 hours ago - change.org
This urgent petition really needs your help. Demand YouTube to stop condoning copyfraud, and treating users as nothing more than infringe-machines, and criminals.
Vatican Keeps Pro-Gay Language In Italian Report, Removes It From English Translation
Society & Culture  (tags: translation, Italy, pope, catholic leaders, vatican, homosexuality )

Lone
- 7 hours 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
Marvel Creates Hearing-Disabled Superhero With Children's Hearing Institute in New York
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, children, health, humans, society, hearing impaired )

Linda
- 12 hours ago - comicbook.com
Marvel is teaming up with the Children's Hearing Institute in New York to create a brand new superhero that inspires and educates hearing-impaired children
How to Be A DRM-Free Author When Writing An E-Book
Society & Culture  (tags: media, internet, DRM-Free )

Aaron
- 16 hours ago - fairrider.blogspot.com
This is a blog post that teaches you how to be a DRM-Free author when writing an E-book.
The Most 'Distrusted' News Sources In America
Society & Culture  (tags: news, trust levels, comparison tables )

Stephen
- 16 hours 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
- 19 hours 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
- 20 hours 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
- 23 hours 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
- 23 hours 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
- 23 hours 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.
Feeding America - Join the Fight Against Hunger | TAKE ACTION!
Society & Culture  (tags: Feeding America, hunger, Congress, food banks, fighting hunger )

Judy
- 1 day ago - feedingamerica.org
Please act today to send a message to your Members of Congress to ask them to visit their local food bank so they understand what hunger looks like in their community.
Help Save Pakistan Mother Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy #SaveAsiaBibi
Society & Culture  (tags: petition, Pakistan women, execution, culture, religion, politics, freedom )

Joyce
- 1 day ago - change.org
Asia allegedly disparaged Islam after others objected to her drinking out of their glasses because of her Christian faith. A Pakistan Court upheld the sentence. She faces execution unless the Supreme Court and global community works to save her.
Justice for Teen Who Was Brutally Gang Raped - ForceChange
Society & Culture  (tags: Sexual abuse to a boy )

Jeaneen
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Please help this poor boy get justice!
Justice for Teen Who Was Gang Raped!
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, violence )

Elaine
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
This can never be acceptable in society, please sign!
90% of Humanity Must Die According to the Mysterious Georgia Guidestones   video
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, environment, interesting, news, world )

Mike
- 1 day ago - youtube.com
10 new commandments for humanity have been mysteriously carved into huge stones in Georgia...and they call for the death of over 90% of the world's population. The stones were erectd in 1980 off of a highway in Georgia in the USA
School With Bikes Instead Of Desks Offers Better Way To Learn
Society & Culture  (tags: GoodNews, goodnews, children, education, exercise )

Glenn
- 1 day ago - goodnewsnetwork.org
Now students can learn and exercise at the same time.
N. Idaho Officer's Pay Cut After Dog Shooting - "Arfee"
Society & Culture  (tags: dog, family pet, police, shooting )

Stephen
- 1 day ago - kxly.com
A northern Idaho police officer whose superiors determined his shooting of a pet dog in a parked van violated policy has had his pay reduced.
The Plus Size Fashion Industry Needs a Facelift....Models Size 12---16????
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, dishonesty, environment, ethics, internet, interesting, humans, sadness, society, women, world, tv )

Susan
- 1 day ago - yahoo.com
Plus size is finally getting the attention it rightly deserves. Recently, fashion weeks around the world have featured women of all proportions and popular retailers have started selling more sizes. But according to one fashion insider, the inclusiv
   

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