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The Forward Magazine's Character Assassination of Holocaust Survivors
Society & Culture  (tags: Defamation, anti-Judaism, anti-Semitism, activists, crime, culture, dishonesty, education, ethics, society )

Eleonora
- 1 day ago - forward.com
Given Hitler's voluminous rants about Jews, it is not surprising that one aspect of his obsession is less known: the pleasure he took in the spectacle of Jews deriding and defaming other Jews.
End Child Trafficking and Slavery - ForceChange
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, children, rights, child, crime, education, ethics, freedoms, humans, interesting, law, safety, society, women, violence, world )

Katherine
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
80% of sex trafficked youth from CA come from foster care!
Please Sign: UK, Stop Using Immigration Detainees as Cheap Labor
Society & Culture  (tags: immigration detainees, exploitation, UK, Serco, G4S, GEO, UK Home Office, Corporate Watch, Labor, Workers Rights, Britain )

Susan
- 18 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
UK immigration detention centers have found a not so creative way to save on costs. They're exploiting detainees in a way that's reminiscent of slave labor - to save themselves millions of pounds.
What If Marriage Were Temporary?
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, ethics, family, fashion, freedoms, gayrights, education, children, abuse, law, society, safety, rights, violence, women, Sustainabililty, habitat, ecosystems, wildlife, nature, environment )

Wild
- 17 hours ago - alternet.org
Nearly half of millennials support the idea of "beta" marriages.
Help The Homeless: To Set Up and Build a New Hotels for the Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: Enfield Councillors, UK, NCS, new hotel, homeless, fundraiser )

BarbCat
- 9 hours ago - change.org
People should support this petition because it regards a very common yet addressable issue in the U.K, and more locally, Enfield. It started as a result of The Challenge with NCS as part of our team's campaign and fundraiser.
NYT' Continues Using Discredited Figures Suggesting Parity Between Israeli and Palestinian Attacks -- Updated
Society & Culture  (tags: New York Times, Israel, Gaza, Hamas, media, dishonesty, violence, society, world, ethics, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
For a month from July 8th - August 8th, The New York Times inserted a grossly misleading interactive into each of their online stories that included a comparison between "targets in Gaza struck by Israel" and "rockets launched at Israel from Gaza."
Cop Who Threatened to 'F*Cking Kill' Reporter During Ferguson Protests Officially Resigns
Society & Culture  (tags: Ferguson Protests, Ray Albers, resignation, police, law, media, interesting, rights, society, violence, freedoms, crime, culture, ethics )

Carrie
- 7 hours ago - rawstory.com
At a protest on Aug. 19, Ray Albers, a police officer in the neighboring community of St. Ann, pointed his rifle at a Ferguson protester during a heated verbal exchange, an episode that was captured on video and widely circulated on social media.
Christian Leader Denounces Duggar Family's Patriarchal Movement as 'Truly Dangerous'
Society & Culture  (tags: women, men, patriarchy, Quiverfull Movement, religion, society, family, children, ethics, freedoms, humans, rights, abuse, corruption, education )

Carrie
- 7 hours ago - rawstory.com
Michael Farris, founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College, described the Quiverfull ideology - which promotes procreation and the primacy of men - as "truly dangerous" in the wake of two sex scandals involving leaders.
Egypt Through Time: Photographs From 1800-2013
Society & Culture  (tags: GoodNews, middle-east, Egypt, Good old times )

Eleonora
- 1 day ago - egyptianstreets.com
Since the 2011 revolution, old photographs of Egypt and classic films showing an elegant and prosperous Egyptian society have sporadically appeared on social networks.
Woman With 4 Jobs Dies While Napping in Car
Society & Culture  (tags: jobs, work, women, poverty, tragedy, health )

Freya
- 10 hours ago - alternet.org
Maria Fernandes, 32, of Newark, NJ, worked four jobs, including two at different Dunkin Donuts stores. In between working, she would often park in public lots and catch up on sleep.
Woman Punched in the Face for Telling a Man to Stop Groping Her
Society & Culture  (tags: women, violence, safety, crime, rights, abuse, world )

Kate
- 1 day ago - metro.co.uk
Mary explained that the attack happened after she asked a man to stop groping her: 'A man in the crowd grabbed my arse. When I told him not to he did it again. I pushed him away, so he took a swing at me and punched me in the face."
The Roots of Racism and Rebellion in Ferguson
Society & Culture  (tags: Ferguson, Missouri, Historical Racism, Cultural Racism, Institutional Racism, #DontShoot, Mike Brown, Murdered, #PoliceBrutality, African-Americans, Youth At Risk )

Brian
- 1 day ago - socialistworker.org
"The whole world knows of Ferguson after the murder of Mike Brown, an unarmed African American teenager. The crime was heinous, but police killings of unarmed Black men are all too common in the U.S.--they take place once every 28 hours."
Brad and Angelina Wed in France
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, children, culture, family, humans, news, society, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, married, private ceremony )

Lone
- 1 day ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who have been together since 2005 and have six children, tied the knot in a private ceremony at their 1,000-acre French estate, Chateau Miraval, on Saturday.
California Passes Landmark Sexual Assault Law
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, law, california, sexual assault, society, safety, violence, abuse )

Darren
- 20 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.
Federal Judge Halts Key Part of Texas Abortion Law
Society & Culture  (tags: Texas, women, abortion, clinics, laws )

Freya
- 11 hours ago - news.msn.com
A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.
The Companies Making a Profit By Abusing the Poor
Society & Culture  (tags: poverty capitalism, greed, probation, privatization, abuse, Human Rights Watch )

Freya
- 10 hours ago - alternet.org
In Orange County, Calif., the probation department's "supervised electronic confinement program," which monitors the movements of low-risk offenders, has been outsourced to a private company, Sentinel Offender Services.
6 Numbers That Show How Out of Whack America's Priorities Are
Society & Culture  (tags: wealth, salaries, inequality, Social Security, entitlements, taxes, greed )

Freya
- 10 hours ago - alternet.org
Americans constantly hear about the threat of "entitlements," which in the case of Social Security and Medicare are more properly defined as "earned benefits." The real threat is the array of entitlements demanded by the very rich.
No Charges for LASD Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Typing on Computer
Society & Culture  (tags: Distracted Driving, texting and driving, Andrew Wood, Milton Olin Jr, LASD, police, death, traffic accident )

Crow
- 9 hours ago - dailynews.com
Police Officer Will Not Be Charged For Killing Napster Exec While Texting And Driving, gets off on technicality...
Federal Judge Strikes Down Restrictive Texas Abortion Law
Society & Culture  (tags: world, women, rights, children, abortion, federal judge, abortion clinics )

Darren
- 4 hours ago - nytimes.com
A federal judge in Austin, Tex., blocked a stringent new rule on Friday that would have forced more than half of the state's remaining abortion clinics to close, the latest in a string of court decisions. . .
The First Super Sharp Pics From the WorldView-3 Satellite. Hey Is That My House?
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, WorldView-3, satellite, surveillance, freedoms, ethics )

Darren
- 4 hours ago - popsci.com
The WorldView-3 satellite, which launched on August 13, has sent back its first images. They're gorgeous, and kind of creepy.
Patriotic Heresy Vs New Cold War - The Nation (or Is It An All Out Race to Cultural Dominance)
Society & Culture  (tags: Russia, Ukraine, military, lies, propaganda, freedoms, crime, abuse, corruption, ethics, dishonesty, democrats, republicans, war, europe, world, violence, HumanRights, corporate, economy, finance, religion, environment, dishonesty )

Wild
- 1 day ago - thenation.com
Fallacies of US policy may be leading to war with Russia. Certainly, we are already in a new Cold War, which escalating sanctions will only deepen, institutionalize and prolong--one potentially more dangerous than its US-Soviet predecessor,which the world
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters: 'The Moral Perversity of the U.S. Position on Gaza Is Stunning'
Society & Culture  (tags: Roger Waters, Gaza, media, Paul Rand, ethics, Israel, government, CNN )

Rodney
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
I think it's safe to say that if U.S. neighborhoods were living under siege, folks like Rand Paul wouldn't take it.
Hartford Police Chief Marches With Protesters Against Police Brutality
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, corruption, crime, culture, ethics, freedoms, family, death, dishonesty, police, law, sadness, safety, rights, society, violence, usa, politics, government )

Angelus
- 15 hours ago - readersupportednews.org
A lot of police chiefs do not really have control over their own officers and cannot stop the brutality of their own
Police Departments Have Missing Military Equipment Under 1033 Program
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, police, law, sadness, military, weapons, missing weapons, safety, society, violence )

Angelus
- 15 hours ago - readersupportednews.org
The militarization of police departments and then lack of inventory controls is a cause for major concern
Taking Pictures of Daughters. Stranger Thought It Was Exploitation.
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, women, safety )

Carol
- 10 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
White father of two adopted daughters from China becomes indignant when stranger questions why he would spend 15 minutes taking pictures of them.
Open Letter to Pope Francis: Help Save My Vocation
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, religion, sexuality, homosexuality, gay, gay rights )

Darren
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
In an open letter to Pope Francis, I explain my decision to leave the Jesuits because of LGBTQ issues and ask the pontiff to be stronger in his statements about LGBTQ equality.
Woman Unearths Past of Forgotten Indian Cemetery - CenturyLink
Society & Culture  (tags: Native Americans, culture, family, death, evil spirits )

Sharon
- 1 day ago - centurylink.net
Some warned her that she risked inviting evil spirits if she continued her pursuit of the dead.
"We Cannot Ignore the Inequities That Exist in Our Justice System"
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, culture, crime, americans, ethics, inequality, justice, justice system, race )

Darren
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
Speaking at a technology conference in San Francisco Thursday morning, Clinton addressed the death of Michael Brown, nearly three weeks after the unarmed teenager was shot to death by police officer Darren Wilson in the St. Louis, Missouri, suburb.
You Might Think You Own Every Beatles Record. Are You One of the Two Who Have This
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, music, beatles, records, vinyl, collectors )

Darren
- 1 day ago - ebay.com
Beatles RAREST ALBUM IN EXISTENCE! A TRUE " BEATLES AGAIN " ALBUM COVER & DISC! THIS IS A ' BEATLES AGAIN ' COVER & RECORD! 2 KNOWN!
New Poll: Americans Are More Cynical and Anxious About the Economy Than Ever
Society & Culture  (tags: economy, recession, polls, employment )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
A newly released study looking into the consequences of the recession for workers has revealed that seven out of 10 Americans say the impact of the Great Recession is permanent, despite lower unemployment and stock market gains.
 

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