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Our Son Died Confronting Occupation, Teen's Family Insist
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, violence, world, Israel, Palestine, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms, family, children, culture, safety, news, rights )

Carrie
- 6 minutes ago - electronicintifada.net
Muhammad al-Kasbeh is not the first Palestinian teen to be killed for attempting to overcome Israel's racist system of permits and its violent occupation. Killings of Palestinians by IOF, including children, are almost never credibly investigated.
Release of Man Who Threatened New York Muslim Hamlet Prompts Outcry
Society & Culture  (tags: anti-Muslim plot, terroristic threats, Islam, FBI, New York )

Judy
- 42 minutes ago - theguardian.com
A judgeâEUR(TM)s decision to release the former candidate for Congress on bail after he was recorded threatening to stab, shoot and firebomb a Muslim community in upstate New York has been criticized by civil rights activists.
The Traits That Make Human Beings Unique
Society & Culture  (tags: humans )

Dave
- 50 minutes ago - bbc.com
if you believe this.....just read the story
Protests Close Four Factories Owned By Israeli Arms Firm Elbit
Society & Culture  (tags: world, activists, protests, UK, Israeli arms company, society, freedoms, ethics, humans, politics, violence, rights, news )

Carrie
- 1 hour ago - electronicintifada.net
Protesters today shut down four different factories owned by Israel's biggest arms company, Elbit Systems. The protests mark the one-year anniversary of the 2014 Israeli attack on Gaza.
GRISLY HARVEST: Mexican Children, Adults Murdered for Their Organs
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, death, children, Mexico, murder, news, police, politics, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, women, world, corruption )

Frank
- 7 hours ago - codewit.com
The already rampant criminal network in Mexico and South America, in addition to dealing drugs, has taken to abducting children and adults in order to murder then and harvest their vital organs.
Mending More Than Clothes | KarmaTube
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, humans, society, goodnews )

Jeanne-Sy
- 11 hours ago - karmatube.org
A heartwarming video showing an art teacher who found a discarded sewing machine and now uses it to sew for free, in a poor area. it is a wonderful reminder of the fact that we all have something to give in the society we live in. Enjoy!
Man Arrested After Flying Over City in Balloon Chair
Society & Culture  (tags: law, crime, safety, danger )

Glenn
- 12 hours ago - itv.com
What some people won't do for publicity.
Profile: Yanis Varoufakis, Greek Bailout Foe
Society & Culture  (tags: government, Greece, news, politics, world )

Frans
- 13 hours ago - bbc.com
The resignation of Greece's left-wing Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis will come as a surprise to many voters following his party's overwhelming success in Sunday's bailout referendum....
Nature in Short /Shosho: Keeping Summer Lethargy at Bay
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, environment, calendar, traditional calender, koyomi, Japan, summer, seasons, change, rainy season, little heat, sekki )

Naoko
- 13 hours ago - the-japan-news.com
In the traditional Asian koyomi calendar the year is divided into 24 solar-based sekki periods, each about 15 days long. Today marks the beginning of the sekki known as Shosho, or "Little Heat."
TAKE ACTION: Tell FIFA - Equal Pay for Equal Play
Society & Culture  (tags: equal pay for equal work, discrimination, women )

Dogan
- 16 hours ago - action.momsrising.org
ItâEUR(TM)s going to take your signature, your voice, your action to pass equal pay down the field toward a win in all fields of work. We all need to work together for equal pay for equal play
5 Things That Count More Than An Ivy League College Degree
Society & Culture  (tags: GoodNews, goodnews, education, labor )

Glenn
- 17 hours ago - money.cnn.com
Don't be discouraged if you don't get into the college you want.
Whites Whinning
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, crime, culture, death, freedoms, media, rights, society, violence )

Cheryl A
- 18 hours ago - readersupportednews.org
"Happy scenes of elegantly dressed white people lounging on the veranda of a stately plantation house, sipping mint juleps while being cooled by fans waved by contented and placid Negroes, a white supremacistâEUR(TM)s happiest dream." Peace.
Episcopal Church to Divest Holdings From Fossil Fuel Industry
Society & Culture  (tags: episcopalians, divestment, fossil fuels, gay marriage, Moral Issues, the Economy )

BMutiny
- 18 hours ago - dailykos.com
Just days after voting to allow gay marriages to be performed in their churches, church leaders have voted to divest more than $350 million of their interests from the fossil fuel industry. The third major denomination to do so. "It's a Moral Issue."
Religious Trauma Syndrome: How Some Organized Religion Leads to Mental Health Problems
Society & Culture  (tags: society, religion, health, Body-Mind-Spirit )

Glenn
- 18 hours ago - rawstory.com
No wonder so many people are abandoning it. It boils down to what is more important to them: their souls or their sanity.
Guns Don't Deter Crime, Study Finds
Society & Culture  (tags: guns, safety, mass shootings, gun control )

Freya
- 19 hours ago - news.yahoo.com
A high-profile shooting, like the June 17 crime that left dead nine members of a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, is typically followed by calls for greater gun control, along with counter arguments that the best way to stop...
Burning the Confederate Flag
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, culture, news, society )

Cheryl A
- 21 hours ago - baltimoresun.com
Activists in Baltimore, Maryland burn a Confederate flag. Isn't this what's supposed to happen when a flag has come to the end of its time? Peace.
They Put This Dog Inside A Jail Cell, But Watch What His Inmate Does
Society & Culture  (tags: dogs, inmates, prisons, puppies, jail cell, education, environment, ethics, GoodNews, humans, interesting, society, sports )

Lone
- 21 hours ago - viraldump.com
This video tells the story of some inmates and some puppies. The inmates are working out, lifting weights and exercising but when the dogs walk in, they just canâEUR(TM)t believe their eyes. They spoke to the dogs in really high voices
Michigan Cop Charges Black College Student With Felony for Waiting to Pull Over in Well-Lit Area
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, black Americans, Michigan, police, ethics, society, culture, dishonesty, freedoms, rights, law, news, safety )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - rawstory.com
A Saginaw Valley State University student was charged with a felony because he waited for a brightly lit area to stop instead of immediately pulling over when police signaled. "I live in Detroit, and I know some people who were robbed by fake police ...
'I'M a Racist ~ So What?': This White Supremacist Leader Is the Media's Go-to Guy for the Confederate Flag
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, abuse, activists, society, culture, LOS, Michael Hill, racist, hate, Confederate flag, sadness, ethics, freedoms, news, law, politics, rights, violence, safety, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - rawstory.com
Mainstream media outlets routinely quote the views of Michael Hill in their coverage of the debate over the Confederate flag ~ even though the leader of the secessionist group League of the South (LOS) is an admitted racist who spews hateful rhetoric.
The Women Who Secretly Keep ISIS Running
Society & Culture  (tags: world, ISIS/ISIL, women, violence, culture, ethics, abuse, sexual slavery, recruitment, intelligence, freedoms, rights, safety, interesting )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - thedailybeast.com
A captured ISIS 'bride' has revealed the inner workings of a women's network that's responsible for recruiting, spying, and enforcing sexual slavery in the so-called caliphate.
14 Signs You're Really Happy (And How To Stay That Way)
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, society, culture, life, happiness, joy )

Wolfgang
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
How to cultivate a happier life
Stand With People Around The World Demanding Zuckerberg Stops Restricting Access To The Open Internet!
Society & Culture  (tags: open internet, Internet users, zuckerberg, fake imitation, facebook nsa project, Citizens' Rights, ethics, freedoms, society, Internet Access, world )

Anonymous
- 1 day ago - nofakeinternet.org
We all deserve access to the real open Internet. Zuckerberg s partnership with telecom giants threatens innovation, free expression, and privacy online. Please Sign and share !
Vet to Vet Reconciling Former Enemies
Society & Culture  (tags: military, troops, war, ethics, violence, world, culture )

James
- 1 day ago - vato21stcentury.blogspot.com
War Veterans Lead the Way in Reconciling Former Enemies
Tell Congress: Pass the Supreme Court Ethics Act *** Please Sign ***
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, ethics, family, government, health, humans, law, politics, society, usa )

Frans
- 1 day ago - act.credoaction.com
The Supreme CourtâEUR(TM)s 2015 term ended this week. The Court issued landmark decisions âEUR" most notably the expansion of marriage equality across the country and the preservation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...
Speak Up For Students Before Its Too Late - Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: students, education, petition, Senate, Congress, No Child Left Behind )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - educationvotes.nea.org
Right now politicians in Washington are making a HUGE decision. This decision will determine what teaching and learning looks like in Americas schools over the next decade.
!!! Rebuild the Churches !!!
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, crime, corruption, ethics, family, government, news, police, politics, religion, rights, society, usa, violence )

Frans
- 1 day ago - cccathedralstl.dntly.com
At the end of June, four predominantly black churches were burned down by arsonists in a clear attempt to strike a blow at the heart of the black community. As fellow children of God, we stand with our sisters and brothers to help them rebuild...
Chris Hedges: Karl Marx Was Right -Chris Hedges -Truthdig
Society & Culture  (tags: Marx, economics, banks, debt, capitalism, globalism, collapse, the economy )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - truthdig.com
He also knew that capitalist expansion was not eternally sustainable. And as we witness the denouement of capitalism and the disintegration of globalism, Karl Marx is vindicated as capitalism's most prescient and important critic.
Chris Hedges: Corporate Capitalism Is the Foundation of Police Brutality and the Prison State -Chris Hedges -Truthdig
Society & Culture  (tags: capitalism, mass incarceration, racism, class society, policing, Chris Hedges, poverty )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - truthdig.com
No discussion of race is possible without a discussion of capitalism and class. And until that discussion takes place, despite all the proposed reforms to the criminal justice system, the state will continue to murder and imprison poor people of color
Black Woman Artist Poses Nude at Former New York City Slave Trading Sites, Including Wall Street | Black Girl With Long Hair
Society & Culture  (tags: slavery, slave trade, Wall Street, slave markets, enslaved Women, Northern slavery, New York, race and art )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - blackgirllonghair.com
'What does a Black body look like today in the place where they sold human beings 250 years ago? No other medium but photography and film could do that.' This is GREAT and I have ENORMOUS ADMIRATION for this very brave artist. Braver than her detractors.
Former Evangelical: The Truth About Christian 'Sexual Purity'| Alternet
Society & Culture  (tags: evangelicals, Christians, gender roles, sexual purity, purity movements, cultural crisis, hypocrisy, expose', sex, biblical view of sexuality )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Sexual purity movements, past and present, are not ultimately about promoting a biblical view of sexuality. They are about explaining large-scale culture crises [e.g. Anglo-Saxon decline, the Cold War, changing gender roles and sexual mores] and
 

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