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Children as Suicide Bombers in Islamic Countries
Society & Culture  (tags: Child Soldiers, Islam )

David
- 1 day ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
The most unconscionable form of child abuse is perhaps the least addressed by human rights organizations: the recruitment and indoctrination of children by jihadi extremists who transform them into suicide bombers & child soldiers.
Iranian Pharrell Williams Fans Behind "Happy" Video Sentenced to 91 Lashes Each
Society & Culture  (tags: Iran, theocracy, oppression, repression, duress, public TV confessions, Rights activists, mores, contemporary society, youth, global phenomenon, Pharrel Williams, "Happy", hit song, video, viral, dancing )

LucyKalei
- 8 hours ago - theguardian.com
7 young Iranians seen dancing in the video that went viral handed suspended sentences of 6 months jail & 91 lashes each for producing a "vulgar" video & conducting "illicit relations" Will be served only if found guilty of another crime in next 3 yrs.
Let's Take a Stand for Teachers Forced to Work in Fields ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: slavery, cotton, Uzbekistan, world, ethics, school children )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - action.laborrights.org
Today, teachers and students in Uzbekistan, like the ones you see here, are being sent to fields to pick cotton rather than heading to classrooms.
Please Sign: No Fines for Couple Helping Madison's Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: homeless, Konkel and Bloch, Madison Wisconsin, lockers for storage, helping homeless work, humanitarians fined, ethics, human rights, economics )

Susan
- 5 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Brenda Konkel & her partner Robert Bloch have donated space on their front porch for lockers for the homeless and an occasional safe place to sleep. But Madison will fine them $300 a day if they don't stop.
British Hostage John Cantlie Paraded By Isil in Video
Society & Culture  (tags: ISIL. jihadists, extremists, terrorists, Islam, hostage )

Beatrice
- 19 hours ago - telegraph.co.uk
A third British hostage has been paraded by Isil extremists as the terrorist organisation appeared on Thursday night to adopt new tactics in its attempts to undermine the Government. In a video posted online
"Anti-Gay Preacher Visits Campus: You Have to See What the Students Did Next" (TEXT and VIDEOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: young people, students, society, ethics, love, good news, religion, freedoms, rights, education, news )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - dailykos.com
Our kids are standing up against homophobia, racism, sexism, despair.The James Madison University students gathered around the preacher,singing a song of love and tolerance. With one guy on guitar, the group begins to sing 'How He Loves', a Christian song
Endorse This: Stephen Colbert Feels Hannity's Pain ~ VIDEO ~ HUMOR ~ SATIRE!
Society & Culture  (tags: media, TV, Stephen Colbert, Sean Hannity, NFL, humor, satire, society, children, abuse )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - nationalmemo.com
Earlier this week, Sean Hannity spoke out in defense of NFL superstar and alleged child abuser Adrian Peterson. On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert revealed that Hannity is not alone in his respect for corporal punishment.
Scotland Votes 'No' to Independence in Historic Referendum
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, politics, Scotland, United Kingdom, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, historic, referendum, vote, independence )

Darren
- 22 hours ago - edition.cnn.com
Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom - along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland - following a historic referendum vote. A majority of voters Thursday rejected the possibility of Scotland breaking away and becoming an independent nation.
Please Sign: Walmart, Don't Make Your Workers Pay for Uniforms
Society & Culture  (tags: Walmart, employee uniforms, living wage, labor, poverty, federal law requires companies pay for u, Nickled and Dimed )

Susan
- 3 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Walmart is now requiring its sales associates to wear uniforms. And Walmart stands to make millions selling them to its own employees, who get a measly 10% discount. But Walmart isn't calling them uniforms so it can get around not paying for them.
Anti-GMO Activist Vandana Shiva Has Long History of Rejecting Science
Society & Culture  (tags: Vandana Shiva, Anti-Science Celebrity, Philosopher, Anti-Biotechnology, Anti-GMO )

Brian
- 1 hour ago - geneticliteracyproject.org
"Back in the early 1980s Shiva was, along with Ashis Nandy and Shiv Vishwanathan, at the forefront of a bizarre Alternate Science movement. It helped that none among them was a practising scientist."
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Occupy Group Strike Debt Buys and Abolishes $4 Million in Everest College Student Loans -
Society & Culture  (tags: goodnews, ethics, culture, OCCUPY, EDUCATION DEBT, debt forgiveness, activism )

Cal
- 7 hours ago - occupy.com
Over the last few days, over 2,700 Everest College students woke up to find that someone had paid off their private student debt.
How Jon Hamm Is Helping The White House Fight Campus Sexual Assault ~(TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, activists, 'It's On Us' campaign, sexual assault, society, women, safety, humans, media, celebrity, news )

Carrie
- 5 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
A website that went live Friday morning, ItsOnUs.org, features a public service announcement with Obama, Biden and other familiar faces telling viewers it's their responsibility to stop sexual assault.
Fraternity Dosed Women With Date-Rape Drugs Based on Color-Coded Hand Stamps: Police
Society & Culture  (tags: women, date rape, Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, ethics, violence, society, culture, news, rights, safety, law )

Carrie
- 5 hours ago - rawstory.com
The University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee's chapter of the fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) is under investigation after four people were dosed with a so-called "date rape" drug.
Feeding America: Strengthening the Food Chain and Growing Agency Capability With BJ's Charitable Foundation
Society & Culture  (tags: US, Feeding America, Food Insecurity, Hunger, Famlies, Children, Food Banks, Donations )

Brian
- 5 hours ago - blog.feedingamerica.org
"Our Feeding America network of 200 local food banks' 60,000 partner agencies--food pantries and meal programs--are often the final step when distributing much-needed food and meals to community members struggling with food insecurity."
Hundreds of Gaza Children Permanently Disabled By This Summer's Conflict
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Gaza, Human Rights, rehabilitation, medical care, children, disabled, society, sadness, violence, ethics, crime, freedoms, safety, health, family, rights )

Carrie
- 3 hours ago - america.aljazeera.com
This summer's 51 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas took a heavy toll on Gaza's children, killing 501, according to U.N. figures. It injured an additional 3,374, and though the bombs have stopped, hundreds of those children face an uncertain future
Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Law Allowing Housing Discrimination Against Palestinians
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, apartheid Israeli regime, government, ethics, freedoms, society, law, news, rights, humans, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 4 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
Yesterday, Israel's Supreme Court dismissed a petition by Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel effectually facilitating the Judaization of more Palestinian owned land inside Israel.
   

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