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Breaking News: Political Prisoner Albert Woodfox The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Upheld The Overturning of His Conviction
Society & Culture  (tags: Albert Woodfox, conviction overturned, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, petition, Amnesty International )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - sfbayview.com
Although an unanimous decision by a three-judge panel; Albert may remain in prison - and in solitary confinement - for months or even years before his four-decade ordeal is over. This man should be immediately released please add your voice behind this.
UK: Police Offers Told Not to Wear Their Uniforms to Work Talk About Jobs on Social Media Amid Fears Islamic Extremists Are Plot
Society & Culture  (tags: Islamic terrorists, hatred for UK police and military, fears of attacks against policy and mili, warnings about social media, keeping low profie )

Beth
- 1 day ago - dailymail.co.uk
Police and military have been advised not to wear their uniforms on the way to and from work amid concerns that Islamic Extremists are plotting to street target them . Michael Adebolajo (l) and Michael Adebowale (r) were sentenced for murder of Lee Rigby
Anti-Austerity March in Quebec Draws Thousands - TeleSUR
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, culture, freedoms, rights, politics, society, violence, women, law, media, dishonesty, abuse, ethics )

Wild
- 1 day ago - telesurtv.net
Tens of thousands people marched through the streets of downtown Montreal Friday to reject a series of cuts implemented by the Quebec government The march dubbed "Austerity: a Horror Story" was Halloween themed and saw many marchers were dressed as ghost
Get Justice for Tyrell
Society & Culture  (tags: justice, violence )

Elaine
- 9 hours ago - change.org
This 19 year old was killed by a group of British men and they were not charged by Greek justice system. The petition is asking the British government how it intends to help the Tyrell family and get justice
Winnie the Pooh Faces Playground Ban Because 'He's a Half-Naked HERMAPHRODITE'
Society & Culture  (tags: children, arts, culture, environment, family, humans, interesting, rights, society, women, world )

Frank
- 4 hours ago - mirror.co.uk
Councillors have objected to moves to name a new park after the popular fictional bear because of his dubious sexuality and minimal clothing
Reza Aslan: Why Dawkins, Harris and the 'New Atheists' Aren't Really Atheists At All
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, religious tolerance, atheism, anti-theism, agnostic, fundamentalism )

Linda
- 2 hours ago - alternet.org
Religious scholar Reza Aslan believes that these anti-theists employ a way of thinking that ironically is similar to religious fundamentalism. Atheism and Anti-theism are very different and the distinction should be understood.
FREEDOM WAS HIS DREAM, PRISON BECAME HIS LIFE
Society & Culture  (tags: Egypt protests, news, democracy, justice, media, culture, activists, freedoms, society )

Jess
- 1 day ago - dailysabah.com
As free souls we need to do what we inherently know best and that is to relentlessly resist the likes of Sissi and his gang. "Freedom, bread and social justice," is not simply a slogan, it is our life mission until death.
Three Grandmas Smoke Weed for the First Time, Realize It's Not So Bad
Society & Culture  (tags: freedoms, culture, americans, goodnews, interesting, law, society )

Jason
- 1 day ago - truthdig.com
A group of grandmas who were too busy raising kids or drinking cocktails to get high on pot, are filmed during their first foray into recreational drug use.
Winnie the Pooh Spanked By Polish Council for Not Wearing Pants
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, children, culture, humans, society )

Rosemary
- 19 hours ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Some town councillors in Poland don't want beloved storybook character Winnie the Pooh as a playground mascot. The so-called "bear of very little brain" apparently doesn't have enough clothes. The tubby little cubby, based on an actual bear named
Bill Cosby's Interview With AP Shows Power and Privilege in Operation
Society & Culture  (tags: world, women, violence, society, safety, politics, sadness, humans, freedoms, ethics, culture, dishonesty, corruption, abuse, bill cosby, AP, power, privilege, rape, sexual abuse )

Darren
- 13 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
Bill Cosby's interview with an Associated Press reporter, filmed Nov. 6 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, shows power and privilege in operation. After reporter Brett Zongker asked the comedian about allegations. . .
Do We Live On a One Party Planet? Connecting The Dots on 21st Century Neo-Liberalism
Society & Culture  (tags: global power structure, neo-liberalism, inequality, pverty, climate change, environmental destruction, human rights, climate justice )

Linda
- 10 hours ago - commondreams.org
There is a force so broad, so enmeshed within the logic of modern global power, that the solutions we all work toward in the specific struggles we care most about - be that inequalities in income, widespread poverty, or climate change-are all facing it.
Imprisoned Man Has 13 Alibi Witnesses Who Say He Was Not in New York During 1996 Murder
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, government, law, corruption )

Phyllis
- 7 hours ago - news.yahoo.com
A Bronx man has been in an upstate New York prison for 18 years for a murder he and at least 13 alibi witnesses say he did not commit.
This Pentatonix Christmas Cover Will Give You Chills
Society & Culture  (tags: Christmas songs, a capella, pentatonix, music video, arts, culture, humans, religion, society )

Lone
- 4 hours ago - buzzfeed.com
A cappella sensation Pentatonix has released a breathtaking music video for the Christmas song "Mary, Did You Know?"
Texas Diners Call Their Waiter "F*****", Restaurant Apologizes...to Diners
Society & Culture  (tags: homophobia, gayrights, rights, Texas )

Roberta
- 3 hours ago - bluenationreview.com
After reading a message using the word "f*****" on the receipt, a young gay waiter complained to his manager. The response...the manager of Kelley's Country Cookin', in Houston apologized to the diners!
Down With Sustainable Development! Long Live Convivial Degrowth!
Society & Culture  (tags: degrowth, development, sustainable development, Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era, society )

Judy
- 1 hour ago - ipsnews.net
From the vantage point of economic realism, development is inextricably connected to economic growth. However, degrowthers carry the deeply-held belief that economic growth simply does not deliver what it promises: increased human welfare.
HUG FOR PEACE Tel Aviv-Jaffa   video
Society & Culture  (tags: hugs, love, kindness, Israel, compassion, Good News )

Yusuf
- 58 minutes ago - youtube.com
*Hugs* to you!
Trade Deals Criminalize Farmers Seeds - Grassroots International
Society & Culture  (tags: ecosystems, environment, nature, habitat, humans, endangered, protection, politics, research, science, corporate, abuse, dishonesty, ethics, farming, diet, safety, nutrition, food )

Wild
- 1 day ago - grassrootsonline.org
How trade deals are privatizing the building blocks of our food system-What could be more routine than saving seeds from one season to the next? that is how we grow crops on our farms and in our gardens.Yet from Guatemala to Ghana from Mozambique to Mala
Executives Spend Night on the Street to Raise Money for Homeless Kids
Society & Culture  (tags: executives, toronto, homeless kids, money, child, children, culture, humans, society )

Lone
- 20 hours ago - ca.finance.yahoo.com
Seventy-one business and community leaders in Toronto braved a wind chill of minus-18 overnight to sleep on the street to raise money for homeless kids.
In Alabama Town, Obama Immigration Move Brings Hope and Sneers
Society & Culture  (tags: world, usa, society, rights, politics, news, humans, ethics, culture, alabama, immigration, President Obama, Hispanic )

Darren
- 13 hours ago - nytimes.com
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. -- Residents here have long grown accustomed to the bright flourish of Hispanic flavor that has come to define their otherwise traditional Southern downtown
Ratio of Workers to Retirees Will Plummet Worldwide
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, culture, politics, humans, workers, retirees, population, Social Security, support, government, commerce )

Darren
- 13 hours ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
As a nation's population ages, more and more older people may draw from support systems such as Social Security, yet fewer workers may be around to pay into those systems. The problem is more dire than we think.
The Ohlone People Were Forced Out of San Francisco. Now They Want Part of Their Land Back.
Society & Culture  (tags: native rights, culture, americans, news, law, legacy of Native persecutin, politics, rights, society, freedoms )

Cal
- 7 hours ago - motherjones.com
The Ohlone once numbered as many as 15,000 on lands stretching from the San Francisco Bay to Big Sur. But following years of enslavement under the Spanish mission system and, later, persecution by settlers, they are now largely a people in exile.
Russia to Bring in New Law: Pedophiles Will Be Castrated
Society & Culture  (tags: world, violence, society, children, crime, death, humans, safety, family, murder, sadness, religion, crime )

Evelyn
- 6 hours ago - starshipearththebigpicture.com
CHEMICALLY castrated, that is. Interesting... It appears that the enormity of paedophilia worldwide is ballooning these days. They claim it's a problem that's increasing dramatically in Russia from year to year...
Men Defining Rape: A History | Mother Jones
Society & Culture  (tags: )

Rebecca
- 1 day ago - motherjones.com
Men have been in the business of deciding when it is okay and when it is not okay to rape women for thousands of years.
OP-ED: The Slippery Slope of Twitter's Attempts to Stop Harassment Against Women
Society & Culture  (tags: TWitter, women's rights, stopping harassment, sexual harassment online, society, politics, government, women, violence )

Cal
- 7 hours ago - theweek.com
The social network's instincts are admirable. But its latest effort could easily end up as a hunt for ideological heresies.
You Are Blessed Mantra   video
Society & Culture  (tags: love, light, kindness, peace )

Yusuf
- 44 minutes ago - youtube.com
You are blessed with pure love and light, you are blessed with pure source energy.
   

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