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Silence Around Who Is Burning Black Churches Speaks Volumes | Common Dreams | Breaking News
Society & Culture  (tags: church fires, arson, hate crimes, black rage, Mother Emanuel, Black church, media silence, injustice, assassination, right-wing TERRORISM, charleston shooter, media racism, Dept of Justice [NOT], FBI, suffering )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
there has been more effort put into preemptively dousing black rage than into diffusing the coalesced white hatred that has risen to the forefront in the wake of Dylann Roof's attack on Mother Emanuel. Churchfires Lightning, Bad Wiring, Bad Luck?or ARSON
Now Gays Can Marry in the US, But 364,000 Israelis Still Can NOT Marry in Israel
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Judaism, conversion, discrimination, Jews, Orthodox, marriage )

Sam
- 1 day ago - news.yahoo.com
Israeli ministers struck down a bill that would have cancelled the monopoly the ultra-Orthodox chief rabbinate holds over conversions in the Jewish state.
Witness Open Anti-Semitism in Europe Today (Hidden Camera)
Society & Culture  (tags: Anti-Semitism, abuse, crime, culture, ethics, family, freedoms, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, Europe )

Penny
- 1 day ago - unitedwithisrael.org
The results of the experiment are truly shocking, revealing a very dangerous situation for the Jews who live there.
Ask Your Senator to Stand With Indigenous Kids *** PLEASE Sign ***
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, children, culture, education, ethics, family, freedoms, government, humans, interesting, law, politics, religion, rights, safety, society, usa, world )

Frans
- 19 hours ago - amnesty.org.au
This NAIDOC Week letâEUR(TM)s show our politicians the groundswell of support for Indigenous kids, from the people they represent. NAIDOC Week was built on community support ...
UK Female Sharia Judge: Muslims Have Right to Polygamy
Society & Culture  (tags: UK, Sharia Law, polygamy, crime, culture, dishonesty, ethics, family, freedoms, law, politics, religion, rights, safety, society, violence, women )

Penny
- 1 day ago - clarionproject.org
Britain's first sharia judge said the UK has no right to prevent Muslims from having more than one wife. Many sharia marriages are polygamous.
Speak Up For Students Before Its Too Late - Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: students, education, petition, Senate, Congress, No Child Left Behind )

Dandelion
- 13 hours ago - educationvotes.nea.org
Right now politicians in Washington are making a HUGE decision. This decision will determine what teaching and learning looks like in Americas schools over the next decade.
Tell Congress: Pass the Supreme Court Ethics Act *** Please Sign ***
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, ethics, family, government, health, humans, law, politics, society, usa )

Frans
- 13 hours ago - act.credoaction.com
The Supreme CourtâEUR(TM)s 2015 term ended this week. The Court issued landmark decisions âEUR" most notably the expansion of marriage equality across the country and the preservation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...
Black Woman Artist Poses Nude at Former New York City Slave Trading Sites, Including Wall Street | Black Girl With Long Hair
Society & Culture  (tags: slavery, slave trade, Wall Street, slave markets, enslaved Women, Northern slavery, New York, race and art )

BMutiny
- 16 hours ago - blackgirllonghair.com
'What does a Black body look like today in the place where they sold human beings 250 years ago? No other medium but photography and film could do that.' This is GREAT and I have ENORMOUS ADMIRATION for this very brave artist. Braver than her detractors.
Send Birthday Greetings to the Dalai Lama Who Turns 80 on July 6!
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, politics, world )

Glenn
- 1 day ago - action.savetibet.org
We all wish you the happiest of birthdays.
Today: 80th Birthday of His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama   video
Society & Culture  (tags: 80th birthday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, compassion, non-violence, understanding, Tibetan Buddhism, celebration, FREE TIBET )

Anonymous
- 19 hours ago - youtube.com
Video dedicated to His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama on his 80th birthday, July 6th 2015, on behalf of the Central Tibetan Administration, the Tibetan people, and their friends and supporters all over the world... om mani padme hum
Former Evangelical: The Truth About Christian 'Sexual Purity'| Alternet
Society & Culture  (tags: evangelicals, Christians, gender roles, sexual purity, purity movements, cultural crisis, hypocrisy, expose', sex, biblical view of sexuality )

BMutiny
- 17 hours ago - alternet.org
Sexual purity movements, past and present, are not ultimately about promoting a biblical view of sexuality. They are about explaining large-scale culture crises [e.g. Anglo-Saxon decline, the Cold War, changing gender roles and sexual mores] and
!!! Rebuild the Churches !!!
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, crime, corruption, ethics, family, government, news, police, politics, religion, rights, society, usa, violence )

Frans
- 14 hours ago - cccathedralstl.dntly.com
At the end of June, four predominantly black churches were burned down by arsonists in a clear attempt to strike a blow at the heart of the black community. As fellow children of God, we stand with our sisters and brothers to help them rebuild...
Michigan Cop Charges Black College Student With Felony for Waiting to Pull Over in Well-Lit Area
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, black Americans, Michigan, police, ethics, society, culture, dishonesty, freedoms, rights, law, news, safety )

Carrie
- 5 hours ago - rawstory.com
A Saginaw Valley State University student was charged with a felony because he waited for a brightly lit area to stop instead of immediately pulling over when police signaled. "I live in Detroit, and I know some people who were robbed by fake police ...
New Anti-Gay Marriage Ad By Catholic Group Is Crazy Surreal - Daily KOS
Society & Culture  (tags: dishonesty, culture, abuse, freedoms, ethics, gayrights, politics, rights, religion, safety, violence, crime, law )

Milde
- 3 hours ago - dailykos.com
I'm oppressed because marriage used to be something that gay people couldn't do and now...well, they can..
Sex Slavery and the Islamic State
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, children, crime, culture, ethics, family, freedoms, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, women, slaves, slavery, Islam, Muslims )

Penny
- 1 day ago - meforum.org
Jamie Walker, Middle East correspondent for The Australian, asked two critical questions in a recent article that discussed the involvement of two Australian citizens, Mohamed Elomar and Khaled Sharrouf, in Islamic State sex slavery. In 2014 Elomar pur
The Battle To Renovate Emanuel AME
Society & Culture  (tags: sadness, violence, Emanuel AME, damage, family, ethics, society, freedoms, money, $3 million, news, religion, safety )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - thedailybeast.com
Many parishioners can't bear to be in the study room where Dylann Roof's bullets pockmarked the floor ~ and that's not the worst of the damage.
What Happens Next Is More Important Than Marriage | Common Dreams | Breaking News
Society & Culture  (tags: Gay rights, gay marriage, Human Rights, LGBT Rights, transgenders, marginalization, rich gay people, economic disparity, injustice, jobs, housing, other sexualities )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
Gay people, especially rich gay ones, have had a lot invested in this marriage fight. They've literally been fighting to protect their inheritances, their properties, their tax benefits. Now that they've won, will they continue to be invested in struggle?
Chris Hedges: Karl Marx Was Right -Chris Hedges -Truthdig
Society & Culture  (tags: Marx, economics, banks, debt, capitalism, globalism, collapse, the economy )

BMutiny
- 15 hours ago - truthdig.com
He also knew that capitalist expansion was not eternally sustainable. And as we witness the denouement of capitalism and the disintegration of globalism, Karl Marx is vindicated as capitalism's most prescient and important critic.
Stand With People Around The World Demanding Zuckerberg Stops Restricting Access To The Open Internet!
Society & Culture  (tags: open internet, Internet users, zuckerberg, fake imitation, facebook nsa project, Citizens' Rights, ethics, freedoms, society, Internet Access, world )

Anonymous
- 10 hours ago - nofakeinternet.org
We all deserve access to the real open Internet. Zuckerberg s partnership with telecom giants threatens innovation, free expression, and privacy online. Please Sign and share !
Pres. Obama Plans Broader Use of Clemency to Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, crime, freedoms, GoodNews, politics, americans, culture, law, police, rights )

Cheryl A
- 1 day ago - readersupportednews.org
"President Obama holds the power to unlock that prison door, especially for young African-American and Hispanic men disproportionately affected." Finally...peace.
Best Birthday Gift - His Holiness the Dalai Lama Speaking From Sera Monastery in South India   video
Society & Culture  (tags: 80th birthday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, wishes )

Anonymous
- 19 hours ago - youtube.com
About the best gift he can receive for his birthday in a short clip from his live video teleconference.
Chris Hedges: Corporate Capitalism Is the Foundation of Police Brutality and the Prison State -Chris Hedges -Truthdig
Society & Culture  (tags: capitalism, mass incarceration, racism, class society, policing, Chris Hedges, poverty )

BMutiny
- 15 hours ago - truthdig.com
No discussion of race is possible without a discussion of capitalism and class. And until that discussion takes place, despite all the proposed reforms to the criminal justice system, the state will continue to murder and imprison poor people of color
14 Signs You're Really Happy (And How To Stay That Way)
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, society, culture, life, happiness, joy )

Wolfgang
- 10 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
How to cultivate a happier life
They Put This Dog Inside A Jail Cell, But Watch What His Inmate Does
Society & Culture  (tags: dogs, inmates, prisons, puppies, jail cell, education, environment, ethics, GoodNews, humans, interesting, society, sports )

Lone
- 5 hours ago - viraldump.com
This video tells the story of some inmates and some puppies. The inmates are working out, lifting weights and exercising but when the dogs walk in, they just canâEUR(TM)t believe their eyes. They spoke to the dogs in really high voices
Guns Don't Deter Crime, Study Finds
Society & Culture  (tags: guns, safety, mass shootings, gun control )

Freya
- 3 hours ago - news.yahoo.com
A high-profile shooting, like the June 17 crime that left dead nine members of a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, is typically followed by calls for greater gun control, along with counter arguments that the best way to stop...
Episcopal Church to Divest Holdings From Fossil Fuel Industry
Society & Culture  (tags: episcopalians, divestment, fossil fuels, gay marriage, Moral Issues, the Economy )

BMutiny
- 1 hour ago - dailykos.com
Just days after voting to allow gay marriages to be performed in their churches, church leaders have voted to divest more than $350 million of their interests from the fossil fuel industry. The third major denomination to do so. "It's a Moral Issue."
Vet to Vet Reconciling Former Enemies
Society & Culture  (tags: military, troops, war, ethics, violence, world, culture )

James
- 11 hours ago - vato21stcentury.blogspot.com
War Veterans Lead the Way in Reconciling Former Enemies
'I'M a Racist ~ So What?': This White Supremacist Leader Is the Media's Go-to Guy for the Confederate Flag
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, abuse, activists, society, culture, LOS, Michael Hill, racist, hate, Confederate flag, sadness, ethics, freedoms, news, law, politics, rights, violence, safety, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 5 hours ago - rawstory.com
Mainstream media outlets routinely quote the views of Michael Hill in their coverage of the debate over the Confederate flag ~ even though the leader of the secessionist group League of the South (LOS) is an admitted racist who spews hateful rhetoric.
Burning the Confederate Flag
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, culture, news, society )

Cheryl A
- 4 hours ago - baltimoresun.com
Activists in Baltimore, Maryland burn a Confederate flag. Isn't this what's supposed to happen when a flag has come to the end of its time? Peace.
Common Medications Sway Moral Judgment
Society & Culture  (tags: society, health, ethics, humans, interesting )

Michael
- 2 hours ago - news.sciencemag.org
An antidepressant & a drug that moderates effects of Parkinson's show some effects of varied amounts of dopamine introduced to the brain.Your brain produces its own in specific areas, although some people with social problems have significant differences
 

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