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Stop Child Labor Law in Bolivia!
Society & Culture  (tags: child abuse, child labor, bolivia )

Ann
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
The Congress of Bolivia recently passed an outrageous Bill that will allow children as young as 10-years-old to work if approved by their President, Evo Morales!
Author Naomi Wolf Challenged - Results Blow Her Mind
Society & Culture  (tags: Naomi Wolf, Bible, Israel )

Lynn
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
Author Naomi Wolf was challenged to read the Bible. What she found blew her mind (her words) and probably not in the direction the challenger(s) were hoping.
Islamic State Torches 1,800-Year-Old Church After Expelling Christians
Society & Culture  (tags: Iraq, Christians, Islamic State, Persecution of Christians in Iraq )

David
- 21 hours ago - unitycoalitionforisrael.org
On the way out of town last week, the final 1500 families of Mosul's Christian population reportedly robbed at ISIS checkpoints. And following Friday's deadline, ISIS reportedly set fire to a 1800-year-old church.
The Weird But True History of Sin Eaters
Society & Culture  (tags: sin eaters, debt, funeral customs, placating ghosts, scapegoating )

BMutiny
- 10 hours ago - io9.com
They had a very singular role within some segments of Christianity. Sin Eaters performed a ceremony wherein they took on the sins that the deceased performed -- sins that went unforgiven or without confession prior to death. By eating bread, drinking ale
War "Statistics": The New York Times Deceives Again
Society & Culture  (tags: New York Times, Gaza, Israel, Palestinians, statistics )

David
- 21 hours ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
During World War II, it is estimated that 378,000 German civilians were killed in British air raids, compared to 62,000 British civilians killed in German air raids. Knowing this, however, does little to help understand the nature of the conflict.
Florida Woman Gets 60 Years While Stand-Your-Ground Zimmerman Walks Free
Society & Culture  (tags: Florida, Stand your ground, Alexander, Zimmerman, domestic violence, new trial, crime, ethics, law, police, rights )

Lynn
- 1 day ago - addictinginfo.org
It is so not fair! She stood her ground, just like George Zimmerman of Stand-Your-Ground ... law fame. And both live in Florida. So why is Marissa Alexander looking down the barrel of 60 years in prison when her situation was the same as Zimmerman's?
A Mother and Daughter Are Suing After a Negligent SWAT Raid on Their Home
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, crime, corruption, ethics, rights, violence )

Mike
- 1 day ago - thefreethoughtproject.com
The mother and daughter, who are choosing to remain anonymous, are the latest victims to come forward in the state's immoral war on drugs. The overzealous SWAT team came in guns drawn and firing. The family's boxer was gunned down and the girl was shot.
America Is the Only Country With a Favorable View of Israel
Society & Culture  (tags: USA, Americans, Israel-world opinion, occupation of Palestine, GAZA STRIP, war crimes, lies-propaganda, dispossession-displacement of Palestinia, Human Rights violations, crimes against humanity, news, media, UN reolutions violations, truth, world )

Jess
- 11 hours ago - globalresearch.ca
Americans - living in a huge country which has never really been invaded, and as the sole superpower - are famous for being out-of-touch with how the rest of the world thinks.So my fellow Americans will probably be surprised to learn that the U.S. is more
The First Artificial Sweetener Poisoned Lots of Romans
Society & Culture  (tags: lead, sugar of lead, artificial sweetener, crystalline solid, Ancient Rome, fall of Roman Empire, Roman banquets, Roman recipes )

BMutiny
- 11 hours ago - io9.com
Sugar of Lead, likely the first artificial sweetener, is now known as the chemical compound Lead (II) Acetate, and it's a poisonous crystalline solid that resembles table salt. Let's take a look at how the Romans stumbled upon this artificial sweetener,
How a Young Couple Transformed An Empty Suburban Lot Into a Fantastical Food Oasis
Society & Culture  (tags: urban gardening, Colorado )

Freya
- 1 day ago - takepart.com
Kamise Mullen and her husband, Derek, have started a produce farm on the property that they hope to expand into what they are ambitiously calling a "food-based historic town center," giving the postwar suburban sprawl of Lakewood a version of the downtown
VIDEO - Child Prodigies: Watch Three-Year-Old Drummer and 15-Month-Old Conductor Wow Crowds
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, child, culture, humans, society, child prodegy, orchestra, can-can )

Lone
- 16 hours ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
While his peers are still busy banging on pots and pans, this 3-year-old is playing the drums with an adult orchestra -- and holding his own during Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld" (otherwise known as the "Can-Can").
The Shocking Reason You'Ve Probably Never Heard About These 265,000 Missing Americans
Society & Culture  (tags: news, missing persons, media, racism, activism )

Freya
- 1 day ago - takepart.com
Media outlets and law enforcement don't take their disappearances as seriously because of one common trait.
73 Year Old Grandmother Mauled and Killed By Police K9 During Door to Door Search
Society & Culture  (tags: death, freedoms, government, law, violence )

Mike
- 1 day ago - thefreethoughtproject.com
Irene Collins, an elderly cancer patient of Middlesbrough has died over the weekend, after being attacked by an out of control Cleveland police K9. The dog attacked the woman in her kitchen as she was leading the officers to her back yard.
Here's How the Westboro Baptist Church Was Duped Into Fund-Raising for LGBT
Society & Culture  (tags: music, LGBT, Westboro Baptist Church, fund raising )

Freya
- 1 day ago - takepart.com
Take note, world: Panic! at the Disco just figured out how to turn hate into love.
How the Public Is Using the Internet to Score Major Victories Against Corporate Food Giants
Society & Culture  (tags: food, Internet, petitions, blogs, activism )

Freya
- 23 hours ago - alternet.org
It used to be if you had a problem with your food, you'd grab a pen and pencil. Today customers have turned to online petitioning tools to drive complaints especially when it comes to their food.
Palestinian Suffering
Society & Culture  (tags: corruption, crime, culture, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, murder, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, terrorists, terrorism, Hamas )

Ge
- 7 hours ago - meforum.org
Why do citizens of democratic societies enthusiastically embrace one of the world's most murderous Islamist terror organizations, overtly committed not only to the destruction of a sovereign democracy but also to the subordination of Western values and
Turn the Tables on Anti-Abortion Activists and Have Some Fun At the Same Time
Society & Culture  (tags: pro-life, pro-choice, counter protest, reproduction rights, choice, standing up for women )

Ruth Ann
- 3 hours ago - dailydot.com
One couple found a way to counter the "pro-life" activists. I say, count me in!
The NFL's Violence Against Women Problem
Society & Culture  (tags: NFL, women, violence, rape, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - act.credoaction.com
Earlier this year, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested for the aggravated assault of Janay Palmer, his fiancee. The assault was especially newsworthy because video of Rice dragging an unconscious Palmer off an elevator went viral...
New Reports Show That Murder of 3 Israeli Teenage Settlers Was Not Carried Out By Hamas
Society & Culture  (tags: media, Israel gag order, government, assault on GAZA-siege 2014, war cimes, death, children civilians, humanitarian crisis, energy war, truthtelling, BDS, end all US military aid to Israel, now!, U.N., INVESTIGATION, news, world, murder )

Jess
- 19 hours ago - imemc.org
On June 15th, Sheera Frenkel of Buzzfeed reported, "The kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers was likely carried out by a small group of militants with no direct orders from Hamas, ISIS, or any other regional terror group, said senior Israeli and Palestin
SUMMER MUSIC: Sarah McLachlan Is Back in the Game
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, music, Sarah Machlan, goodnews, interesting, arts, celebrity )

Cal
- 13 hours ago - cbsnews.com
It's been some time since we've heard from Sarah McLachlan. But this summer, the Canadian singer who's sold 40 million records is touring again.
There's No Point in Releasing Prisoners, Ever--Unless We Do This
Society & Culture  (tags: prisoners, convicts, rehabilitation )

Freya
- 1 day ago - takepart.com
Time and again, experts have seen that without enough services to help ex-cons reintegrate into society, rehabilitation is all but impossible.
Entire Gaza Family Killed Prior to Ceasefire, as Death Toll Tops 985
Society & Culture  (tags: war on Gaza children-civilians 2014, al-Najjar family murder, IDF, war crimes, end all US MILITARY AID TO ISRAEL, NOW!, end the assault-siegeon Gaza!, SAVE GAZA!, Ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, usa, women, world, news, media, internet, children )

Jess
- 19 hours ago - maannews.net
The al-Najjar family had fled their homes in Khuzaa, just east of Khan Younis, earlier in the day after Israeli artillery shelling there killed dozens, and they were hoping to find shelter somewhere further from the border.
Far-Right Extremism on the Rise in Israel as Gaza Conflict Continues
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Gaza, right-wing, extremists )

Beatrice
- 12 hours ago - telegraph.co.uk
Israelis who speak out against the assault on Gaza or in favour of a ceasefire with Hamas are increasingly facing violence or even death threats as tensions continue to rise in the country.
VIRAL ACTION NEEDED Athena's Support Club
Society & Culture  (tags: 13days left, $190raised of $4, 000 goal, PITTIE LOVERS UNITE, vet keeps think about putting her down, animalwelfare, protection, rescued, sadness, suffering, dogs, activists, women )

Kelly
- 5 hours ago - youcaring.com
We rescued a 3 1/2 month old pit bull and she has an ectopic ureter. She needs surgery. We have had some very expensive vet bills up to now, plus the surgery, help us raise money to help Athena.~BABY GIRL KICKING IT
Public Food-Shaming Is The Insidious Type Of Street Harassment No One Is Talking About
Society & Culture  (tags: women, food, diet, society, body image, rights, humans, culture, abuse, ethics, sadness, news, health )

Carrie
- 3 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
"Hey, girl, you shouldn't be eating that. You're gonna get fat!"Of all the things you want to hear while walking to the subway at 11 p.m. on a Friday night, a man screaming at you for eating frozen yogurt on the sidewalk is not one of them.
The Ted Nugent Anthem To Child Rape That 'Family Values' Conservatives Should Be Ashamed Of (VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: nugent, ted nugent, palin, family values, republicans, GOP, rock star, rock lyrics, racism, sexism, child rape, pedophilia, pedophiles, conservatives, jailbait, sex with 13-year-olds )

BMutiny
- 1 hour ago - addictinginfo.org
Nugent is a racist, sexist conservative rocker who hangs out with "family values" Republicans. But did you know Nugent wrote & performed a song called "Jailbait," which is basically a tribute to pedophiles that promotes child rape? Do Repubs know this?
Teen on African Mission Trip Accused of Gruesome Acts Against Orphans | CafeMom
Society & Culture  (tags: pedophile, African orphans, mission trip, religious mission, unspeakably despicable )

BMutiny
- 28 minutes ago - cafemom.com
Oklahoma teenager has been charged with "four counts of traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct" with children. Orphaned, African children. Court records show that 19-year-old Matthew Durham has confessed to raping girls and boys ON A MISSION TRIP.
Harper Has Oxfam in His Charity Sightlines
Society & Culture  (tags: stephen harper, charities, oxfam, PEN Canada, culture, ethics, government, humans, society, world )

Lone
- 1 day ago - thestar.com
Stephen Harper is cracking down on charities like Oxfam and PEN Canada that do preventive -- as well as helpful -- work.
Fast Food Workers Vow Civil Disobedience
Society & Culture  (tags: fast food, wages, minimum wage, workers, protests )

Freya
- 1 day ago - news.msn.com
Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience.
 

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