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So Long, Ronald McDonald: These Oakland Teens Are Kicking Fast Food to the Curb
Society & Culture  (tags: Come and have your fill )

Michael
- 4 hours ago - takepart.com
The teens' video for their original song 'Are You Loving It?' has them turning down processed junk food for healthy veggies.
If You Want To Understand Why Mascots Like 'Redskins' Are A Problem, Listen To This 15-Year-Old Native American
Society & Culture  (tags: Indigenous.activists, americans, education, culture, ethics, freedoms, society, world )

Sharon
- 5 hours ago - thinkprogress.org
The boy has a point to make. If you have the time watch the video, please do so.
REPORTERS Without BORDERS
Society & Culture  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', politics, freedoms, media )

Dimitris
- 5 hours ago - rsf.org
World press freedom index 2014. Either I saw it in here, either not, I believe worth to take a look :)
Tell Detroit to Turn the Taps Back on: Water Is a Human Right!
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, environment, government, health, humans, rights, safety, society, Detroit, water supply )

Lone
- 5 hours ago - blueplanetproject.net
Water is a human right. Yet every week, hundreds of Detroit residents are having their water ruthlessly cut off by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, despite living on the Great Lakes, which carry one-fifth of the world's water supply.
NRA's 'Everyone Gets A Gun' Plan: Kids Must Pass Shooting Tests to Advance in School (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: NRA, US Gun Policy, children, crime, death, ethics, law, politics, humans, society, safety, government, education )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - rawstory.com
NRA commentator Billy Johnson this week proposed that children be forced to learn shooting skills in order to graduate as part of a plan to enact "gun-required zones" in the United States, and use taxpayer money to subsidize firearm purchases.
MSNBC Contributor Who Slammed The Network Labeled "Palestinian Journalist" During Her Next Appearance (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, media, TV, MSNBC, Rula Jabreal, world, Israel, Palestine, ethics, news coverage, Hamas, politics, freedoms, ethics, society, rights )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - buzzfeed.com
Rula Jebreal, the MSNBC contributor who on Monday's broadcast of Ronan Farrow Daily criticized the network for not giving the Palestinians enough air time and then tweeted that her upcoming appearances had been canceled, was invited back on Tuesday...
Birthright Is Still Leading Trips To Israel Despite The War In Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Israel, "Birthright", free trips, travel, ethics, society, violence, children, culture, safety )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - buzzfeed.com
Taglit-Birthright, the group that organizes free 10-day trips to Israel for young Jewish adults, is continuing to send tours to Israel, despite the barrage of rockets flying between Israel and Gaza that caused several airlines to cancel flights to Israel.
Music Festivals Are Environmental Disasters
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, music, camping )

Shaheen
- 7 hours ago - treehugger.com
Campers leave tents, sleeping bags, clothes, food, and booze behind after they're done partying all weekend. Everything gets sent to the landfill.
Fox Hosts Outraged That Texas 911 Operators Are 'Forced' to Help Dying Non-English Speakers (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: media, Fox "News", society, ethics, freedoms, dishonesty, humans, news, safety, rights, politics, law )

Carrie
- 7 hours ago - rawstory.com
The hosts of Fox & Friends on Wednesday were shocked to learn that emergency responders were "forced" to serve non-English speakers in life-threatening situations even if the callers were suspected of entering the country illegally.
Making Baklava
Society & Culture  (tags: food )

Marty
- 7 hours ago - organicconnectmag.com
Visit a restaurant in Turkey that has been making baklava since 1887.
The American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial
Society & Culture  (tags: military, troops, war, ethics, government, politics, congress, activists, culture, society, violence )

James
- 10 hours ago - vato21stcentury.blogspot.com
Memorial Honoring Injured Veterans Under Way in DC
Does the Government Prevent Terrorism or Incite It?
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, culture, ethics, freedoms, society, sadness, politics, police, law, rights, safety, usa, violence, government, dishonesty )

Angelus
- 13 hours ago - readersupportednews.org
Some of these groups might just be drinking buddies who are tipped over the edge by overzealous planted participants. One of the most troubling things is how protest,even peaceful, is viewed as a threat by the govt
Minister's Play Shows Brutality of Healthcare and Insurers in USA
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, healthcare, health insurers, greed, culture, ethics, family, freedoms, health, sadness, rights, society, usa, politics )

Angelus
- 13 hours ago - readersupportednews.org
IEven in major companies like Home Depot, if you have a high BMI from years of athletics or are diabetic the company and its insurers will not provide disability or extra life insurance
Welcome National Urban League!
Society & Culture  (tags: news )

Nicole
- 16 hours ago - thecincinnatiherald.com
The National Urban League Conference of 2014, "One Nation Underemployed: Bridges to Jobs and Justice" will be held in Cincinnati from July 23 to July 26 at the Duke Energy Convention Center downtown.
We're Arresting Poor Mothers for Our Own Failures
Society & Culture  (tags: women, poverty, child care, jobs, work, employment, single mothers, single moms )

Freya
- 1 day ago - thenation.com
You've probably heard the name Shanesha Taylor at this point. She's the Arizona mother who was arrested for leaving her children in the car while she went to a job interview.
Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction, Study Finds
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, children, education, fantasy, reality )

Freya
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
Young children who are exposed to religion have a hard time differentiating between fact and fiction, according to a new study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science.
Islamic State Jihadists Stone Women to Death
Society & Culture  (tags: Islam, Jihadists, stoning, sharia law, Syria, Iraq )

Beatrice
- 1 day ago - telegraph.co.uk
Two women have been stoned to death in the jihadist-controlled Syrian province of Raqqa The executions were first of their kind by the Islamic State group, which has proclaimed the establishment of an Islamic "caliphate" straddling Syria and Iraq after
Think Again the Next Time You Feel That One Person Cannot Make a Difference
Society & Culture  (tags: animalcruelty, abused, animaladvocates, animalwelfare, conservation, endangered, humans, protection, rescued, suffering, killed, killing, extinction, environment, AnimalWelfare, animalrights, pets, treatment, nutrition, food, healthcare, health, medicine )

Kelly
- 1 day ago - onegreenplanet.org
When you are feeling like WHAT IS THE USE, THERE ARE JUST TO MANY ANIMALS BEING HURT/KILLED, DO THESE PETITIONS REALLY DO ANY GOOD, WHY AM I DOING THIS? Please keep the story as a reminder of why we are in this.
Thank Labor Group for Supporting Gay Rights - ForceChange
Society & Culture  (tags: Voz, Latinos, labor, finding work, CCHD, CatholicCampaignforHumanDevelopment, Catholic Church, Catholic Hierarchy, USCCB, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Gay Rights, Human Rights, Gay Marriage, LGBT, La Raza, Latino Rights, Marriage Equality )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Voz, an Oregon group that helps Latinos find work, recently lost a $75,000 grant from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) because it would not cut ties with the National Council of La Raza, a Latino rights group that supports gay marriage.
PLEASE SIGN: The Wall Must Fall - 10 Years Justice Denied
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, International Laws violations, end the occupation, BDS, settlements, world, British government, ICJ ruling, IsraeL, activists, news, usa, americans, education, internet, violence, children, freedoms )

Jess
- 1 day ago - secure.waronwant.org
TAKE ACTION NOW - sign this letter to the Foreign Secretary calling on the British government to live up to its obligation under the ICJ ruling and stop aiding and assisting Israel until it fully complies with international law.
African Literature Association Supports Academic Boycott of Israel
Society & Culture  (tags: BDS, Israeli illegal occupation, Israeli oppression, World, Gaza, Israel, Palestine, Civilian, IDF, news, media, Refugees&Relief, terrorism, usa, death, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' displacement, zionism-racism, freedom of movement, freedom of the press, freedom of spe )

Jess
- 1 day ago - english.pnn.ps
In the 2014 African Literature Association (ALA) meeting in Johannesburg, the ALA approved a resolution supporting the academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions.
Israel-Palestine: This Is How It Ends *** Please Sign ***
Society & Culture  (tags: children, crime, ethics, humans, murder, politics, violence, world )

Frans
- 1 day ago - secure.avaaz.org
As a new round of violence kicks off in Israel-Palestine and more children are killed, it's not enough just to call for another ceasefire. It's time to take definitive non-violent action to end this decades long nightmare...
Mahatma Gandhi on the Jews in Palestine (1938)
Society & Culture  (tags: Mahatma Gandhi on the Jews in Palestine, illegal occupation of Palestine, end the occupation-siege, society, freedoms, culture, media, internet, world )

Jess
- 1 day ago - english.pnn.ps
Several letters have been received by me, asking me to declare my views about the Arab-Jew question in Palestine and the persecution of the Jews in Germany.
Renouncing My Israeli Citizenship
Society & Culture  (tags: World, Gaza, Israel, Palestine, Civilian, IDF, news, media, Refugees&Relief, terrorism, USA, death, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Jess
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
It is with a newfound clarity of thinking and analyzing a very emotional tragedy that I have thrown off the shackles of Zionist propaganda and am proudly and publicly renouncing my Israeli citizenship effective immediately.
Demand Justice for Government-Ordered RAPE !! **** Please Sign ****
Society & Culture  (tags: children, corruption, crime, culture, ethics, family, government, humans, law, media, police, politics, rights, safety, society, violence, women, world )

Frans
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
A man in India recently snuck into the hut of a woman and groped her. As punishment to the man, the government ordered that the perpetrator's 13-year-old sister be raped. Justice must be acquired for this horrific incident as well as assurance that ....
Change the Law to Better Protect Vulnerable Children Like Daniel Pelka *** Please Sign ***
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, children, corruption, crime, ethics, family, health, law, media, police, religion, sadness, safety, society, violence, world )

Frans
- 1 day ago - change.org
This four-year-old child was starved and beaten over a period of months, before his death at the hands of his mother and step-father. The evidence of his suffering was in full view of staff at his school, who observed his desperate attempts to forage ...
FIFA - Build a Memorial to Honour the Workers Who Lost Their Lives Building World Cup Stadiums *** Please Sign ***
Society & Culture  (tags: death, family, media, obituary, society, world )

Frans
- 1 day ago - change.org
On November 27th 2013, I lost my father in an accident at Arena Corinthians, the stadium built in São Paulo for the World Cup. He was killed after a crane gave way and ripped off part of the metal roof of the stadium - the metal structure fell over...
   

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