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10-Year-Old Rape Survivor Must Be Allowed a Life-Saving Abortion *** Please Sign ***
Society & Culture  (tags: children, crime, ethics, family, law, sadness, women, world )

Frans
- 13 hours ago - act.amnestyusa.org
The life of a 10-year-old girl who is pregnant after being raped by her stepfather is in danger....
Support the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act *** Please Sign ***
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, ethics, government, law, media, politics, rights, society, world )

Frans
- 13 hours ago - secure3.convio.net
The Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act is a bill that seeks to bar Chinese officials responsible for the lockdown of Tibet from entering the United States. This is a legislative milestone that can have a monumental impact in Tibet....
Elementary School Hosts End-Of-Year Carnival, Excludes All The Poor Kids
Society & Culture  (tags: Elementary school, end-of-year carnival, poor kids, classmates, americans, children, culture, education, ethics, humans, politics, society, usa )

Lone
- 9 hours ago - msn.com
more than 100 children were forced to sit in a dark auditorium within earshot of the screams of glee of their fellow classmates who were enjoying an end-of-year carnival outside.
JK Rowling Destroys Westboro Baptist Church With One Simple Tweet ~ and It's Awesome
Society & Culture  (tags: society, culture, JK Rowling, Westboro Baptist Church, freedoms, ethics, gayrights, interesting, news, Ireland, law, politics, rights, violence, humans, religion, women )

Carrie
- 5 hours ago - rawstory.com
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling slapped down the Westboro Baptist Church on Tuesday after the infamous religious group threatened to picket a fictional wedding, Gay Star News reports.
TAKE ACTION: Ask Your Member of Congress to Visit a Food Bank
Society & Culture  (tags: Food Banks, congress, HUNGER IN THE USA )

Dogan
- 23 hours ago - secure.feedingamerica.org
The best way to help legislators understand the scope of hunger in America is to see it for themselves. With Child Nutrition Reauthorization right around the corner, help us urge Members of Congress to visit a food bank
Protect Sacred Apache Land From Mining
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, rights, world, humans, government, health, environment, corruption, culture, ethics )

Michael
- 9 hours ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Take Part has a number of petitions for you to sign, and this one helps counter the damaging NDAA which is being misused by corps to destroy previously protected areas.
Greenland Legalizes Gay Marriage
Society & Culture  (tags: gayrights )

Darren
- 7 hours ago - gaystarnews.com
Below the Ice....
See the Hidden-Camera Stunt That Convinced Companies to Support Educating Girls
Society & Culture  (tags: children, culture, education, humans, rights, society, women, world )

Lone
- 1 day ago - takepart.com
dream jobs of three girls living in India. But in a country notorious for gender discrimination and a culturally ingrained belief that only boys should be educated, many career goals are out of reach for young women
TO: The Tasmanian Legislative Council
Society & Culture  (tags: tasmanian legislative council, kids, tasmania, kids, gay, school, refused, vote, australian, child, children, culture, ethics, freedoms, humans, law, religion, society, world )

Lone
- 1 day ago - go.allout.org
In a few hours, the Council could decide that Tasmanian kids can be refused entry from school just for being gay, on 'religious grounds'.Please vote against this amendment and make sure that all Australian kids are protected, no matter who they are.
TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress: We Need Real Chemical Safety Standards
Society & Culture  (tags: chemicals, safety )

Dogan
- 21 hours ago - salsa3.salsalabs.com
Take Action: Tell Congress: We Need Real Chemical Safety Standards. Oppose S.697! See more at: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/ common/public/?action_KEY=16747&track=FB&tag=FB#st hash.vq90UB1x.dpuf
More Than 40 People Shot in Chicago Over Memorial Day Weekend, Including a 4-Year-Old Girl
Society & Culture  (tags: chicago, shooting, memorial day weekend, violence, gun laws, americans, corruption, crime, humans, sadness, society, world )

Lone
- 1 day ago - nationofchange.org
The violent shooting sprees that happened over Memorial Day weekend in Chicago has left many dead, including a child. While this sort of violence is unfortunately not uncommon for the city, are gun laws to blame?
'Pay to Stay': Inmates Across U.S. Charged for Their Own Incarceration
Society & Culture  (tags: prisons, incarceration, corrections, inmates )

Freya
- 1 day ago - msn.com
Nearly every state lets prisons and jails charge inmates for their own incarceration - room, board, clothing, and doctor's visits - in a phenomenon called "pay to stay."
Idaho Man Survives Lightning Strike to the Head During Memorial Day Camping Trip in the Woods
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, nature, lightning, americans, family, news, safety, society, usa, women, world )

Frank
- 3 hours ago - nydailynews.com
HeâEUR(TM)s been struck by lightning and survived it with a streak.
How Popular Music,s Lyrics Perpetuate American Idiocy
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, interesting, music, society )

M
- 1 day ago - organichealth.co
Recent studies have shown that as it seems, song lyrics from the most popular genres of music are extremely dull-witted and overly simple-minded.
Agrochemical Giant Monsanto Is Poised to Take Over Syngenta, Another Massive Pesticide Company.
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, business, consumers, corporate, economy, Entrepreneurs, environment, farming, ethics, government, investments, news, politics, SustainableDevelopment, freedoms, usa, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Marco
- 14 hours ago - action.sumofus.org
This is the deal that could create the ultimate super villain. Monsanto wants to launch a takeover bid of Syngenta, one of the biggest pushers of bee-killing pesticides in the world.
Arizona Girl, 3, Weighed 15 Pounds, Showed Signs of Being Beaten, Sexually Abused, When Found Dead: Court Records
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, child, children, corruption, crime, culture, death, environment, ethics, family, humans, murder, news, obituary, police, sadness, safety, society, violence, women, world, usa )

Frank
- 8 hours ago - nydailynews.com
As an infant, little Alexandra Velazco was removed from her parents home after testing positive for meth at birth. But a year later, she was back in her parents' custody âEUR" and eventually being brutally abused ..
Seed Restaurant: Hawaiian EateryâEUR(TM)s Mission Is To Provide A Second Chance For Homeless, Prostitutes, And Convicts
Society & Culture  (tags: restaurant, Hawaii, human trafficking survivors, homelessness, domestic abuse, seed )

Jessica
- 7 hours ago - inquisitr.com
From the restaurant's website: "Seed is staffed by survivors of homelessness, human trafficking, domestic abuse and other unique challenges. We create flexible jobs in community with the help of volunteer employees." It re-opened on May 22.
Doctor Told Woman to Blame Her Rape on Being Bisexual
Society & Culture  (tags: gayrights )

Darren
- 7 hours ago - gaystarnews.com
Same old homophobia
Margaret Atwood Donates Writing to Literary Time Capsule 0
Society & Culture  (tags: Margaret Atwood, donating writing, literary time capsule, arts, culture, education, interesting, society, world )

Lone
- 4 hours ago - torontosun.com
Renowned Canadian author Margaret Atwood has donated a piece of writing to an innovative literacy time capsule project.
AdBlock Plus Secures Another Court Victory in Germany
Society & Culture  (tags: computers, advertisements, society, world, culture, ethics, freedoms, humans, media, news, rights, safety )

Frank
- 4 hours ago - bbc.com
AdBlock Plus has successfully defended itself in court for the second time in five weeks.
Nebraska Repeals Death Penalty
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, crime, GoodNews, humans, law, politics, society )

Cheryl A.
- 3 hours ago - nbcnews.com
Thanks to an override veto Nebraska no longer has a death penalty. It's the first "Red" state to take that action. Let it not be the last...peace.
The Student Loan Crisis and the Debtfare State
Society & Culture  (tags: Student Debt )

Michael
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
With over $1 trillion in outstanding loan balances, the student loan industry has a lot in common with the sub-prime mortgage industry,
This Receptionist Lives In Fear Due To Anti-Abortion Terrorism -- And She's Far From Alone
Society & Culture  (tags: abortion, women, health care, terrorists, terrorism, anti-choice )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
She has had death threats and been followed home, but the local police are unresponsive.
Morocco Jails Three Men for Gay Sex
Society & Culture  (tags: gayrights )

Darren
- 7 hours ago - gaystarnews.com
Ridiculous
 

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