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The Forward Magazine's Character Assassination of Holocaust Survivors
Society & Culture  (tags: Defamation, anti-Judaism, anti-Semitism, activists, crime, culture, dishonesty, education, ethics, society )

Eleonora
- 1 day ago - forward.com
Given Hitler's voluminous rants about Jews, it is not surprising that one aspect of his obsession is less known: the pleasure he took in the spectacle of Jews deriding and defaming other Jews.
End Child Trafficking and Slavery - ForceChange
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, children, rights, child, crime, education, ethics, freedoms, humans, interesting, law, safety, society, women, violence, world )

Katherine
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
80% of sex trafficked youth from CA come from foster care!
Help The Homeless: To Set Up and Build a New Hotels for the Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: Enfield Councillors, UK, NCS, new hotel, homeless, fundraiser )

BarbCat
- 15 hours ago - change.org
People should support this petition because it regards a very common yet addressable issue in the U.K, and more locally, Enfield. It started as a result of The Challenge with NCS as part of our team's campaign and fundraiser.
Please Sign: UK, Stop Using Immigration Detainees as Cheap Labor
Society & Culture  (tags: immigration detainees, exploitation, UK, Serco, G4S, GEO, UK Home Office, Corporate Watch, Labor, Workers Rights, Britain )

Susan
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
UK immigration detention centers have found a not so creative way to save on costs. They're exploiting detainees in a way that's reminiscent of slave labor - to save themselves millions of pounds.
NYT' Continues Using Discredited Figures Suggesting Parity Between Israeli and Palestinian Attacks -- Updated
Society & Culture  (tags: New York Times, Israel, Gaza, Hamas, media, dishonesty, violence, society, world, ethics, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
For a month from July 8th - August 8th, The New York Times inserted a grossly misleading interactive into each of their online stories that included a comparison between "targets in Gaza struck by Israel" and "rockets launched at Israel from Gaza."
Woman With 4 Jobs Dies While Napping in Car
Society & Culture  (tags: jobs, work, women, poverty, tragedy, health )

Freya
- 16 hours ago - alternet.org
Maria Fernandes, 32, of Newark, NJ, worked four jobs, including two at different Dunkin Donuts stores. In between working, she would often park in public lots and catch up on sleep.
Christian Leader Denounces Duggar Family's Patriarchal Movement as 'Truly Dangerous'
Society & Culture  (tags: women, men, patriarchy, Quiverfull Movement, religion, society, family, children, ethics, freedoms, humans, rights, abuse, corruption, education )

Carrie
- 12 hours ago - rawstory.com
Michael Farris, founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College, described the Quiverfull ideology - which promotes procreation and the primacy of men - as "truly dangerous" in the wake of two sex scandals involving leaders.
Egypt Through Time: Photographs From 1800-2013
Society & Culture  (tags: GoodNews, middle-east, Egypt, Good old times )

Eleonora
- 1 day ago - egyptianstreets.com
Since the 2011 revolution, old photographs of Egypt and classic films showing an elegant and prosperous Egyptian society have sporadically appeared on social networks.
No Charges for LASD Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Typing on Computer
Society & Culture  (tags: Distracted Driving, texting and driving, Andrew Wood, Milton Olin Jr, LASD, police, death, traffic accident )

Crow
- 15 hours ago - dailynews.com
Police Officer Will Not Be Charged For Killing Napster Exec While Texting And Driving, gets off on technicality...
Federal Judge Strikes Down Restrictive Texas Abortion Law
Society & Culture  (tags: world, women, rights, children, abortion, federal judge, abortion clinics )

Darren
- 10 hours ago - nytimes.com
A federal judge in Austin, Tex., blocked a stringent new rule on Friday that would have forced more than half of the state's remaining abortion clinics to close, the latest in a string of court decisions. . .
The First Super Sharp Pics From the WorldView-3 Satellite. Hey Is That My House?
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, WorldView-3, satellite, surveillance, freedoms, ethics )

Darren
- 10 hours ago - popsci.com
The WorldView-3 satellite, which launched on August 13, has sent back its first images. They're gorgeous, and kind of creepy.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Towns Don't Need Tanks: Our Communities Are Not War Zones
Society & Culture  (tags: police, society, safety, police vs. the public military grade wea, government, ethics, crime, culture, americans, politics, law, freedoms, usa, rights )

Cal
- 2 hours ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Justice are funneling billions of dollars to state and local law enforcement agencies every year to help them purchase military weaponry and equipment. What business do DOD, DHS, and DOJ have funding a wa
Brad and Angelina Wed in France
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, children, culture, family, humans, news, society, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, married, private ceremony )

Lone
- 1 day ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who have been together since 2005 and have six children, tied the knot in a private ceremony at their 1,000-acre French estate, Chateau Miraval, on Saturday.
California Passes Landmark Sexual Assault Law
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, law, california, sexual assault, society, safety, violence, abuse )

Darren
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.
Federal Judge Halts Key Part of Texas Abortion Law
Society & Culture  (tags: Texas, women, abortion, clinics, laws )

Freya
- 16 hours ago - news.msn.com
A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.
The Companies Making a Profit By Abusing the Poor
Society & Culture  (tags: poverty capitalism, greed, probation, privatization, abuse, Human Rights Watch )

Freya
- 16 hours ago - alternet.org
In Orange County, Calif., the probation department's "supervised electronic confinement program," which monitors the movements of low-risk offenders, has been outsourced to a private company, Sentinel Offender Services.
6 Numbers That Show How Out of Whack America's Priorities Are
Society & Culture  (tags: wealth, salaries, inequality, Social Security, entitlements, taxes, greed )

Freya
- 16 hours ago - alternet.org
Americans constantly hear about the threat of "entitlements," which in the case of Social Security and Medicare are more properly defined as "earned benefits." The real threat is the array of entitlements demanded by the very rich.
Taking Pictures of Daughters. Stranger Thought It Was Exploitation.
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, women, safety )

Carol
- 16 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
White father of two adopted daughters from China becomes indignant when stranger questions why he would spend 15 minutes taking pictures of them.
Arizona Man Arrested for Burning, Urinating on Bible
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, freedom of expression, bibles, free speech, Arizona )

Freya
- 14 hours ago - news.msn.com
A 22-year-old Arizona man calling himself "Dark Lord" has been arrested for allegedly burning a Bible and urinating on it outside a Christian-oriented homeless shelter in northern Arizona, police said on Friday.
SAVE The Reindeer Economic Living ABOVE THE ARCTIC CIRKLE! Read the Petition Before Judging!
Society & Culture  (tags: )

Leiah
- 58 minutes ago - thepetitionsite.com
Photo is my copywrite photo taken in Nellim Inari! In Scandinavia which are Norway; the northern parts are above the lattitude 70, Sweden, I am not sure about their Reindeer Economy; Finland and the northest part is on lattitude 70. After lattitude 70 NP
Patriotic Heresy Vs New Cold War - The Nation (or Is It An All Out Race to Cultural Dominance)
Society & Culture  (tags: Russia, Ukraine, military, lies, propaganda, freedoms, crime, abuse, corruption, ethics, dishonesty, democrats, republicans, war, europe, world, violence, HumanRights, corporate, economy, finance, religion, environment, dishonesty )

Wild
- 1 day ago - thenation.com
Fallacies of US policy may be leading to war with Russia. Certainly, we are already in a new Cold War, which escalating sanctions will only deepen, institutionalize and prolong--one potentially more dangerous than its US-Soviet predecessor,which the world
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters: 'The Moral Perversity of the U.S. Position on Gaza Is Stunning'
Society & Culture  (tags: Roger Waters, Gaza, media, Paul Rand, ethics, Israel, government, CNN )

Rodney
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
I think it's safe to say that if U.S. neighborhoods were living under siege, folks like Rand Paul wouldn't take it.
Is Religion Inherently Authoritarian?
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, progress, tolerance, ethics, morals )

Freya
- 16 hours ago - alternet.org
Compared to secular reasoning, the religious establishment has been slow to act when it comes to moral progress.
Israeli Youth Say Racism Is Their Identity
Society & Culture  (tags: Children, Education, Ethics, Family, Government, Israel, Middle East, Politics, Religion, Society )

Eleonora
- 5 hours ago - jfjfp.com
"As soon as I heard about the quarrel with that leftist girl [Michal], I was ready to throw a brick at her head and kill her ... all the leftists are Israel-haters. ... Those people have no place in our country - both the Arabs and the leftists."
"We Cannot Ignore the Inequities That Exist in Our Justice System"
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, culture, crime, americans, ethics, inequality, justice, justice system, race )

Darren
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
Speaking at a technology conference in San Francisco Thursday morning, Clinton addressed the death of Michael Brown, nearly three weeks after the unarmed teenager was shot to death by police officer Darren Wilson in the St. Louis, Missouri, suburb.
You Might Think You Own Every Beatles Record. Are You One of the Two Who Have This
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, music, beatles, records, vinyl, collectors )

Darren
- 1 day ago - ebay.com
Beatles RAREST ALBUM IN EXISTENCE! A TRUE " BEATLES AGAIN " ALBUM COVER & DISC! THIS IS A ' BEATLES AGAIN ' COVER & RECORD! 2 KNOWN!
The Royal Society: Connect, Influence, Inspire. Help to Plan Our Scientific Discussion Meeting Programme in 2015
Society & Culture  (tags: world, science, Royal Society, discussion, meeting, program )

Darren
- 1 day ago - royalsociety.org
Each meeting is organised by leaders in the field, using their expertise to ensure the key topics are covered. The focus on discussion throughout the meeting allows everyone, at any stage of their scientific career, to get involved in the conversation.
The 6 Strangest Libertarian Ideas
Society & Culture  (tags: Libertarians, parenting, business, charity, regulation )

Freya
- 16 hours ago - alternet.org
We must challenge libertarians on the extreme nature of their ideology.
Twenty Four Reasons to Be Hopeful
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, humans, society, environment, world, activists )

BoomerWar
- 6 hours ago - boomerwarrior.org
When something is important to us, we talk about it with the people in our lives. With these conversations, awareness spreads, understanding grows, and eventually culture shifts.
Russia's "Foreign Agents" Law Hits Hundreds of Independent Groups - @HRW's Newly Updated List
Society & Culture  (tags: world, journalism, russia, foreign agents law, independent )

Darren
- 6 hours ago - hrw.org
In early March 2013 the Russian government launched an unprecedented, nationwide campaign of inspections of thousands of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to identify advocacy groups the government deems "foreign agents" . . .
 

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