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Petition: Demand Greater Support For Disabled Children
Society & Culture  (tags: disabled children, supportive services, ethics, freedoms, society, humanity, prevention from suffering, Exclusion, protection, politics )

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Around the world, at least 93 million children - or 1 in 20 of those aged 14 or younger - live with a moderate or severe disability. Each one of these children is more than a statistic; each child is a son or daughter, brother or sister, friend or...
Petition: Freedom and Justice for Araya Brinkley
Society & Culture  (tags: threatening, arresting, rights, equity, justice system, freedom, release, laws )

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On May 23, 2015, Araya Selassie, entered a 7-Eleven store as a peaceful consumer. He was confronted by a 42 year old man, who seemed to be under the influence, regarding who should go first to the cashier. Although Araya had never seen this man before, Ar
Petition: Free Bill Allen: A Call for Mercy and Justice
Society & Culture  (tags: mercy, justice system, freedom, ethics, release, rights, society, politics )

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Bill Allen was actively involved in Nashville's peaceful demonstrations for civil rights and had no criminal record. Yet, through an action of self-defense against a police officer and as a result of a flawed criminal justice system, Bill Allen was...
Petition: Secular Meditation in Public Schools: Light Up Young Minds
Society & Culture  (tags: education, meditation, mindfulness, cognitive skills, profitable, compensation, Mental fitness, positive energy )

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Scholastic learning requires development of cognitive functioning, attention regulation, and self-control: Meditation increases all three of these. K-12 pupils who learned meditation in school settings showed improvements of all three and had higher...
Research: Islam Really Is the World^s Most Violent Religion
Society & Culture  (tags: Islam, Muslims, violence, crime, culture, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government, murder, religion, rights, safety, society, world )

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The texts of Islam are clearly distinct from the other religions texts as they, to a higher degree, call for violence and aggression against followers of other faiths. There are also direct incitements to terror. Moreover, in the Quran there are hundre
Pro-Life Advocates Praise the Planned Parenthood Shooter, Called Him a Hero
Society & Culture  (tags: anti-choice, hypocrisy, terrorism )

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The Christian Right fully support terrorism against Planned Parenthood and many took to Twitter to support and show praise for Robert Lewis Dear after he opened fire inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado killing three people.
Petition: Take a Stand Against Ignorance: Ask Texas Governor Greg Abbott to RESIGN
Society & Culture  (tags: Refugees & Relief, ethics, conflict, war, violence, Humanitarian Aid, politics, society, freedoms )

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Governor Abbot says that he will not accept Syrian refugees in Texas. First of all, it is OUR TAX dollars that PAY his Salary and for refugee assistance, so as Texans, it is our choice, not his. The Syrians did not ask for war, or for ISIS to go there.
Former Univers. of Missouri Asst Prof Charged With Violently Grabbing 14 Year Old Relative By the Hair and Dragging Her Out of s
Society & Culture  (tags: Asst Prof Youssif Omar, slaps, pulls hair, drags female student, hijab, University of Missouri )

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Obviously Asst Prof Omar felt it was proper to slap, pull her hair and drag her for a Sharia violation IN A U.S. HIGH SCHOOL. It is also noteworthy that the Muslim Student Assoc. (MSA) and CAIR did not condemn this misogynistic display of violence.
Muslim Cleric Says Gender Equality *Un~Islamic,* Women *Fit Only to Deliver Children*
Society & Culture  (tags: women, Islam, Muslims, crime, culture, education, ethics, family, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society )

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Musliar, the chief of All India Sunni Jamiyyathul Ulama, said women have no mental strength and the power to control the universe, which lies in the hands of men. Gender equality is something which is never going to be a reality. It is against Islam
Dutch Students Vandalise Jewish Student^s Room to Look Like Concentration Camp
Society & Culture  (tags: Holland, students, activists, child, crime, culture, education, ethics, freedoms, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, world, anti-Semitism )

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University students at Leiden University in the Netherlands have vandalised a Jewish students room to look like a Nazi concentration camp. The incident was reported by Volksrant to be the work of members of the universitys Minerva Society, Hollands old
My White Neighbor Thought I Was Breaking Into My Own Apartment. Nineteen Cops Showed Up.
Society & Culture  (tags: freedoms, rights )

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The place I call home no longer feels safe.
Squatch's Open Thread 30/11/2015
Society & Culture  (tags: cultural appropriations, My Universe, puzzle, yoga )

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Puzzle, 1 short take, My Universe
This Wasn't About Mental Illness
Society & Culture  (tags: planned parenthood, anti-abortion, terrorist attack, anti-choice )

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Three innocent people are dead at a Planned Parenthood clinic because the screamers on the far right have whipped up a frenzy of hatred against women's rights to control their own bodies. Let's see that they get credit for it.
The Attack on Planned Parenthood Was Domestic Terrorism - Sign If You Agree!
Society & Culture  (tags: clinics, women's health, reproductive rights, petitions )

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Last Friday, a heavily armed man, who appears to be a conservative extremist, opened fire in a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing three people and injuring nine others.
Dying Barrie Man Gives Away $1,000 to Strangers as Part of His Bucket List
Society & Culture  (tags: Barrie, Ontario, bucket list, needy families, colorectal cancer, death, ethics, GoodNews, society )

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Nelson is a 59-year-old Barrie grandfather who is mid-way through his bucket list âEUR" to give away $1,000 to 50 needy families âEUR" something he committed his life to ever since doctors told him his colorectal cancer had metastasized in 2013.
Anonymous - Operation Helping Hands #OpHH   video
Society & Culture  (tags: anonymous, love, christmas, festive season, compassion )

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Operation Helping Hands engaged. We are anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us. Merry Christmas and happy holidays.
Wampis Nation of the Peruvian Amazon Declares the Creation of the First Autonomous Indigenous Government in Peru
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, environment, freedoms, humans, interesting, news, rights, safety, society )

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The Wampis nation has declared the formation of its autonomous territorial government with the election of the first representatives and the approval and publication of its Statute, the legal framework which they will use to govern the territory. In a...
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, children, death, rights, police, violence, women, law, crime, sadness )

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. No re-direction of 911 calls. (911 calls answered by clerks at a deck or security office) Please help us by signing the petition. PLEASE SIGN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 Awful GOP Responses to Planned Parenthood Shooting
Society & Culture  (tags: planned parenthood, terrorist attack )

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From Cruz's claim that the shooter was a woman to rampant victim-blaming, the GOP responds as tastelessly as one would expect.
Who Is Jailing and Torturing Palestinian Journalists? (Hint: It's Not Israelis)
Society & Culture  (tags: Palestinian Authority, imprisonment, torture and murder of journalists critic, closure of news offices )

- 15 hours ago -
The Palestinian Authority (PA) sees no need for international intervention to halt its own crackdown on freedom of speech. Nor does it consider the closure of a newspaper office and the detention and torture of journalists as a "war crime."
"No More Baby Parts": Where Political Lies Inspire Terrorist Attacks
Society & Culture  (tags: planned parenthood, terrorist attack, ant-choice, anti-abortion, baby parts )

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The right wing's anti-choice lies and hate rhetoric have inspired another assassin and resulted in three murders and 9 people injured. It's time to hold them accountable for the violence their lie inspires.
The Statue of Liberty Was Originally a Muslim Woman
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, interesting, news, society, politics )

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The US has debated immigration since the country founding, was originally intended to represent a female Egyptian peasant as a Colossus of Rhodes for the Industrial Age.
Is 100 Enough? Women's Clinic Escort's Incredible Tweet Storm of Anti-Abortion Violence
Society & Culture  (tags: Twitter, tweets, Planned Parenthood, clinics, attacks, anti-choice violence, terrorism )

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#is100enough: how many antichoice attacks, threats & incitements until you admit clinic violence is real?
Palestinians: The Real Goal of the Intifada
Society & Culture  (tags: Palestinians, Islam, Muslims, destruction, murder, Israel, terrorists, terrorism, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, ethics, religion, safety, society, violence )

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A recent poll found that 48% of Palestinians interviewed believe that the real goal of the intifada is to liberate all of Palestine. In other words, approximately half of Palestinians believe that the intifada should lead to the destruction of Israel
Osceola At The 50-Yard Line
Society & Culture  (tags: indigneous rights and culture, history, cooperation, ethics, culture, americans, sports, politics, rights )

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The Seminole tribe allows Florida State to use not just its name for the football team, but also the iconography of one of its most powerful leaders, Osceola
Amazon Tribe Creates 500-Page Remarkable Natural Medicine Encyclopedia | Soul Surfing âEUR" Spiritual World News Blog
Society & Culture  (tags: environment, freedoms, humans, interesting, politics, society, safety, world, women, violence, rights, education, children, ethics, culture, abuse, americans, crime, sadness )

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In one of the great tragedies of our age, indigenous traditions, stories, cultures and knowledge are winking out across the world. Whole languages and mythologies are vanishing, and in some cases even entire indigenous groups are falling into extinction.
Ark Encounter Officials Continue to Violate State and Federal Laws and Is Still Costing Taxpayers
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, discrimination, bigotry, lies, ignorance )

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Answers in Genesis continues to post job openings for the Ark Encounter in an attempt to skirt the law that requires the for-profit theme park to follow state and federal guidelines in its hiring practices.

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