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Oregon Independent Citizens Review Panel Says "No" to GMO Labeling
Society & Culture  (tags: Oregon, GMOs, GMO labeling, Measure 92, Citizens Initiative Review Commission )

Brian
- 1 day ago - geneticliteracyproject.org
"The Citizens Initiative Review Commission voted 11-9 to oppose Measure 92, which would require the labeling of food products containing genetically modified ingredients."
End Sexual Assault on College Campuses! ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: college, sexual assault, campus, students, law, human rights, investigation )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - salsa3.salsalabs.com
Over 11 million women are currently making their way to college for the start of their fall semester. 84% of women who reported sexually coercive experiences said the incidents took place within their first four semesters on campus.
Help Canine Companions Prevent Service Dog Fraud ACTION US
Society & Culture  (tags: service dogs, illegitimate service dogs, ethics, family, society, rights, americans )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - cci.org
Service dog fraud is a problem on the rise. We're fighting a new wave of discrimination today because too many misbehaving pets are posing as service dogs and causing business owners to restrict access for people with disabilities.
Why the People of Ferguson Can't Trust the Cops
Society & Culture  (tags: Police, Criminal Injustice System, #MassIncarceration, #DontShoot, #PoliceBrutality, Ferguson, MO, Institutional Racism, Michael Brown, Racial Tension, Injustice )

Brian
- 1 day ago - truth-out.org
"Several African-American men share with Truthout their stories of abuse at the hands of police, and after 12 days of continuous demonstrations against the shooting of an unarmed teen, Michael Brown, it appears that the community is in it for the long..."
The Assassinating of Native American Voices By the Cowards Palin, Ditka, and Snyder - The Nation
Society & Culture  (tags: Native Americans, culture, death, dishonesty, education, environment, ethics, americans, abuse, society, violence, media, government, rights )

Wild
- 4 hours ago - thenation.com
Every person who wants the Washington football team to change its name got an unexpected gift earlier this week in the form of a Sarah Palin word salad. Palin decided for reasons that are best left unexplored, that her wisdom was required on this issue.
Arizona Shooting: Girl, Nine, Kills Gun Instructor
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, child, crime, culture, death, education, government, law, media, politics, rights, safety, society )

Kit
- 5 hours ago - bbc.com
A nine year-old girl in the US has killed her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use a high-powered sub machine gun. * Because nine years old really need to use an Uzi in Arizona.
PETITION - Former Damascus Officer Fights to Keep K-9 Partner the City Plans to Auction Off
Society & Culture  (tags: Shepherd, americans, culture, police, rights, sadness, society, usa )

Lone
- 1 day ago - examiner.com
One of the best parts of his job was his dog Emmy, a Dutch shepherd who lived with Justin and his family. She was a part of her life for two years, and Justin thought his contract stated Emmy belonged to him.
Netanyahu's Popularity Plummets Due to Gaza Offensive
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Netanyahu approval ratings plummet, Gaza offensive, assault-siege, Public Opinion polls )

Jess
- 18 hours ago - middleeastmonitor.com
According to a public opinion poll cited by Israeli TV Channel 2, only 38 per cent expressed their approval of Netanyahu's performance, down from an 82 per cent approval rating on July 18.
Jon Stewart Is Back - This Show Takes on Ferguson and Race in America -
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, Humor, society )

Kit
- 6 hours ago - thedailyshow.cc.com
Jon Stewart hits this out of the park. So funny and so true.
Critics Blast Obama's Three Meals a Day -- Andy Borowitiz -
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, Humor, Satire, society )

Kit
- 6 hours ago - newyorker.com
"It sends a very dangerous message to our enemies to see President Obama eating," he said. ** HUMOR**SATIRE**
Today (Tue 26th Aug, 2014) Is Women's Equality Day
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, culture, freedoms, government, rights, society, women )

Lone
- 1 day ago - daysoftheyear.com
Women's Equality Day commemorates 26th August 1920 when votes to women officially became part of the US constitution. This day marks a turning point in the history of the struggle for equal treatment of women and women's rights.
Stop Burying Animals Alive - ForceChange
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, abused, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, cats, conservation, crime, cruelty, death, dogs, endangered, environment, ethics, extinction, GoodNews, goodnews, habitat, humans, investiga )

Patricia
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Workers dumping unwanted, live birds into mass graves where they were left to die slowly and painfully from starvation, illnesses, and weather conditions.
After Protests, Zara Pulls ´Sheriff´ Shirt Reminiscent of the Holoicaust
Society & Culture  (tags: )

Annamaria
- 4 hours ago - worldjewishcongress.org
The Spanish clothing retailer Zara has stopped the sale of its 'sheriff' children's T-shirt which bore resemblance to the clothes Jewish concentration camp inmates were forced to wear in Nazi concentration camps during World War II.
Portland Looks Into Micro Homes for the Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: micro homes, homeless, portland, oregan, americans, culture, humans, society, world )

Lone
- 2 hours ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
The city of Portland, Oregon, is hoping to offer its estimated 2,000 homeless residents a safer place to spend the night: micro homes.
Flush Rush - Limbaugh That Is - Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: Flush Rush, Rush Limbaugh, petition, racist, sexist, bigot, public airways )

Dandelion
- 1 hour ago - change.org
For decades Rush Limbaugh has been promoting blatant racism, sexism, and anti-gay bigotry on our public airways. In this petition, we are telling Limbaugh sponsors and advertisers, we will not buy products/services that support his hate.
Ex-AP Correspondent Exposes the Media's Israel Obsession
Society & Culture  (tags: journalism, ethics, Hamas, Israel )

David
- 1 day ago - honestreporting.com
He takes the media to task for treating Palestinians as passive victims of an Israel that is treated as the only side that deserves scrutiny &how the media never bothers to take a look at what Hamas really is & quotes examples of stories that were buried.
Shocking Picture of What Life Will Look Like When You Can't Afford to Retire
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, society, culture, health, health, exercise, risks, safety, food, economy, labor, money, jobs )

Wild
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
In a must-read article in the current issue of Harper's magazine, journalist Jessica Bruder, adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, adds a new phrase to America's vocabulary: "Elderly migrant worker." She documents a growi
This Floating Library Is Absolutely Magical
Society & Culture  (tags: knowledge, books, floating library, society, culture, education )

Darren
- 12 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
This Is A Floating Library. Every City Should Probably Have One. No probably about it! Additional link: http://www.floatinglibrary.org/
Cotton Gin Boss Threatens to Hang Black Worker For Drinking From 'White People Only' Fountain
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, constitution, crime, culture, dishonesty, education, ethics, freedoms, government, law, media, politics, Racism, rights, society )

Kit
- 6 hours ago - thinkprogress.org
Yes, it is 2014 and yes this article is true. I wish this were Onion News, but this can be found at numerous sites on the Internet.
Israel Lost the War in Gaza But the Struggle for Justice Goes on
Society & Culture  (tags: assault-siege on Gaza-Palestine 2014, Ceasefire agreement, war crimes, BDS, end US aid to Israel, ICC, Free Gaza!, Free Palestine! 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, death, news, freedoms, europe, blog, media, world, UnitedNations, Americans women )

Jess
- 21 hours ago - electronicintifada.net
There is one clear reason to celebrate the ceasefire deal Israel and the Palestinian resistance reached today: 51 days and nights of relentless Israeli massacres and destruction have come to an end in Gaza.
Brazilian Town Made Up Entirely of Women Makes Appeal for Eligible Bachelors
Society & Culture  (tags: women, population, environment, culture, brazil )

Darren
- 14 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
Noiva do Cordeiro is home to more than 600 women, most of them under 35 Some are already married but their husbands must live and work elsewhere But that means there is a shortage of eligible suitors to woo young women
Cop Who Tried to Rape Woman With Gun Gets Gun Rights Back
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, culture, rape, ethics, corruption, crime, rights, police, law, violence, women, usa, sadness, safety, politics )

Angelus
- 9 hours ago - readersupportednews.org
This officer deserves to be in prison for a long time. Atrocious!
How the World Wastes Food -- in One Convenient Infographic
Society & Culture  (tags: conservation, humans, food waste, food, consumption, world )

Darren
- 8 hours ago - popsci.com
Every year, the planet loses nearly a third of its food--a staggering 1.4 billion tons. That's according to a 2011 United Nations study that assessed food networks in 152 countries. The researchers' results reveal. . .
New Poll Shows Big Racial Gulf in Opinions on Police Conduct
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, corruption, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, ethics, family, freedoms, government, law, media, murder, police, politics, rights, safety, society, violence )

Kit
- 7 hours ago - america.aljazeera.com
Americans of different races have significantly different opinions on police performance - especially as to whether they believe their local forces typically avoid using excessive force and treat blacks and whites equally - according to a new Pew Research
Winnipeg Protesters Camp Out for Murdered, Missing Inquiry
Society & Culture  (tags: Winnipeg, protesters, murdered, missing, camp out, tents, inquiry, aboriginal women, activists, abuse, crime, culture, death, government, humans, murder, politics, safety, society, violence )

Lone
- 10 hours ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Protesters have put up about a dozen tents in Winnipeg's Memorial Park, calling on national leaders to launch an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.
This Is Why Female Journalists Deserve More Respect
Society & Culture  (tags: women, abuse, violence, news, journalists, female, rights )

Darren
- 10 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
A new study by the think tank Demos looking at millions of Twitter messages found that well-known or famous men receive more offensive and negative messages than their female counterparts. Except in one category: female journalists.
It's Taken 12,000 Years, But Finally: Farming Tools Specifically Designed for Women's Bodies.
Society & Culture  (tags: women, gender, Gender Equality, tools, farming )

Darren
- 8 hours ago - magazine.good.is
When Ann Adams and Liz Brensinger left their day jobs to become farmers in New Tripoli, PA, they were quickly introduced to the constant aches and pains that go hand in hand with modern agricultural labor. . .
 

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