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Tell Detroit to Turn the Taps Back on: Water Is a Human Right!
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, environment, government, health, humans, rights, safety, society, Detroit, water supply )

Lone
- 1 day ago - blueplanetproject.net
Water is a human right. Yet every week, hundreds of Detroit residents are having their water ruthlessly cut off by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, despite living on the Great Lakes, which carry one-fifth of the world's water supply.
Music Festivals Are Environmental Disasters
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, music, camping )

Shaheen
- 1 day ago - treehugger.com
Campers leave tents, sleeping bags, clothes, food, and booze behind after they're done partying all weekend. Everything gets sent to the landfill.
VIDEO - The Children in Gaza Have Names   video
Society & Culture  (tags: war on Gaza children-civilians, ethnic cleansing of Palestine, B'tselem, children in Gaza have NAMES, YOUTUBE, activism, truthtelling, Obama, end the assault-siege-occupation, massacre Gaza-civilian, media, world, americans, freedoms, humans, usa )

Jess
- 20 hours ago - youtube.com
Published on Jul 23, 2014 - B'Tselem learned from the media today that the Israel Broadcast Authority (IBA) had rejected an appeal against IBA Radio's refusal to air a spot in which the names of Gazan children killed during Operation Protective Edge were
Creationist Ken Ham: End the Space Program or Go to Hell
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, creationism, space exploration, NASA )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
On Sunday, Ken Ham, president and founder of the creationist organization Answers in Genesis (best known for debating Bill Nye), wrote a blog post calling for the end of the U.S. space program.
Philadelphia Mosque Leaders Try to Cut Off Man's Hand
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, culture, freedoms, society, violence )

Shil
- 1 day ago - news.yahoo.com
It doesn't matter where you were born this violence is simply the application of sharia law as practiced by mohammedans
When the VA Refused to Help This Vet, These Inspiring People Stepped In
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, education, environment, ethics, family, politics )

Heidi
- 18 hours ago - takepart.com
Inspired people step to help vet who did not get help from the VA.
Is Religion Good for Kids? Column
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, children )

Glenn
- 16 hours ago - usatoday.com
Religion might not be so bad after all.
She Faced Death in Sudan for Her Christian Faith. Now She's Free.
Society & Culture  (tags: children, culture, GoodNews, religion, rights, society, safety, usa, women, world, freedom, family, christianity, christians )

Frank
- 13 hours ago - cnn.com
"She remained steadfast in her faith despite the threat of a death sentence, saying at her sentencing hearing in May: "I am a Christian, and I will remain a Christian."- cnn
REPORTERS Without BORDERS
Society & Culture  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', politics, freedoms, media )

Dimitris
- 1 day ago - rsf.org
World press freedom index 2014. Either I saw it in here, either not, I believe worth to take a look :)
McDonald's Fires Woman Arrested for Letting Her Kid Go to the Park Alone
Society & Culture  (tags: McDonald's, single mothers, working mothers, Debra Harrell, poverty, minimum wage )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
A disgusting, terrible story, just got disgusting-er and terribler: McDonald's has fired Debra Harrell, the woman who was arrested for letting her nine-year-old daughter play alone at the park while she was at work.
LOCAL ACTIONS: Gaza Crisis Summer 2014
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, death, humans, politics, religion, safety, society, usa, world, Gaza crisis, summer 2014, jewish voice for peace )

Lone
- 16 hours ago - jewishvoiceforpeace.org
Find an action in your area sponsored by a JVP chapter
Eight Reasons Why Israel Is Under Rocket Attack
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, occupation-siege on Gaza, end all Us military aid to Israel, now!, BDS, Israeli state oppression-ethnic cleansin, assault on Gaza Strip-war crimes 2014, death, freedoms, humans, murder, media, usa, world, internet, americans, health )

Jess
- 1 day ago - rabble.ca
The 'peace-loving nation' of Israel is yet again at the brink of an existential annihilation due to home made rocket attacks from Gaza -- or so they would have you believe.
Debtor's Prison: A New Reality?
Society & Culture  (tags: prison, debt, injustice, collection firms )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
Making the case that American capitalism oppresses the white middle class was a tough sell back when I was a wee lad. For one thing, the thirty five percent of the American workforce that belonged to a union would strongly disagree.
How It Started in Gaza - PM Benjamin Netanyahu Had to Seek a Way Out of Isolation.
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, war crimes, energy war, ethnic cleansing of Palestine, BDS, occupation-siege, end all US military aid to Israel, assault on Gaza Strip-war crimes 2014, media, internet, usa, death, children, americans, tv )

Jess
- 1 day ago - aljazeera.com
It is now claimed that the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza ghetto had nothing to do with the murders of the three Jewish-Israeli youths.
An Idiot's Guide to Inequality
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, society, United States, Wealth, inequality, usa, politics, money, finance, corruption )

David
- 12 hours ago - nytimes.com
...economic inequality has worsened...in the United States and some other countries. The richest 1 percent in the U.S. now own more wealth than the bottom 90 percent. Oxfam estimates that the richest 85 people in the world own half of all wealth.
Christian Right-Winger Wants to End US Space Program Because the Aliens Are All Going to Hell Anyway
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, education, ethics, religion, society, Ken Ham, pseudo Christians, space aliens, NASA )

Lynn
- 5 hours ago - alternet.org
Armstrong took those famous first steps on the Moon's surface, uttering the well-known words: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
Why Target Stopped Asking Job Applicants If They'Ve Been Convicted of a Crime
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, law, crime, americans, activists, lowering the residivism of ex-cons, employment, discrimination, background checks, fairness, fairness, society, news, freedoms, politics )

Cal
- 3 hours ago - csmonitor.com
More than 60 counties, cities, and states - and some corporations - are reducing discrimination against former offenders by 'banning the box' from job applications.
Why Are Native American Children Being Torn Away From Their Homes?
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, corruption, constitution, abuse, dishonesty, freedoms, media, lies, propaganda, politics, usa, health, dishonesty, culture, law, society, rights, safety, police )

Wild
- 14 hours ago - alternet.org
Hundreds of children in South Dakota have been removed from their homes without the consent of their families.
Running for Their Lives: The Child Migrant Crisis
Society & Culture  (tags: )

Annamaria
- 14 hours ago - informationclearinghouse.info
That's what the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees concluded after interviewing hundreds of these kids. "The M-18 gang told me if I returned to school, I wouldn't make it home alive," said a 17-year-old boy identified as Alfonso
Officials: ISIS Blows Up Jonah's Tomb in Iraq
Society & Culture  (tags: sadness, safety, society, violence, world, religion, women, culture, environment, ethics, family, news, christianity, Iraq )

Frank
- 14 hours ago - cnn.com
"The shrine is thought to be the burial place of the prophet Jonah, who was swallowed by a whale or fish in both the Islamic and Judeo-Christian traditions."-cnn
Celebrations as West Sussex Refuses Celtique Energie Drilling Application for Wisborough Green and Kirdford - Full Report
Society & Culture  (tags: climate, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, energy, environment, GoodNews, government, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, humans, nature, politics, pollution, protection, research, Sustainabililty, world, wildlife, water, ethics, freedoms, GoodNews )

Marco
- 12 hours ago - investigatingbalcombeandcuadrilla.com
Villagers from Wisborough and Green and Kirdford cheered as West Sussex County Council's planning committee voted unanimously to reject plans by Celtique Energie to drill for oil near their homes.
   

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