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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
- 23 hours 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.
We're Arresting Poor Mothers for Our Own Failures
Society & Culture  (tags: women, poverty, child care, jobs, work, employment, single mothers, single moms )

Freya
- 1 day ago - thenation.com
You've probably heard the name Shanesha Taylor at this point. She's the Arizona mother who was arrested for leaving her children in the car while she went to a job interview.
Creationist Ken Ham: End the Space Program or Go to Hell
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, creationism, space exploration, NASA )

Freya
- 17 hours 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.
Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction, Study Finds
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, children, education, fantasy, reality )

Freya
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
Young children who are exposed to religion have a hard time differentiating between fact and fiction, according to a new study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science.
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
- 3 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
REPORTERS Without BORDERS
Society & Culture  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', politics, freedoms, media )

Dimitris
- 23 hours 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
- 17 hours 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.
Philadelphia Mosque Leaders Try to Cut Off Man's Hand
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, culture, freedoms, society, violence )

Shil
- 13 hours 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
The Poor in America Who Fall Between the Cracks
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, culture, children, economy, poverty, public assistance, family, ethics, government, society, politics, sadness, rights, religion, usa )

Angelus
- 7 hours ago - expressnews.com
I was one of these,. Because i made $200 more than the Pell Grant permitted, i was denied federal grants for school. When i became homeless after 2 years of unemployment i couldnt get any services.
Help Tell America's Stories: Manhattan Project National Historical Park ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: National Parks Conservation Association, Manhattan Project, history, war, government, news, world, society, humans, culture )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - secure.npca.org
We believe that this national park site will allow visitors to consider the project's many ethical, cultural, and scientific implications. This is not a park to celebrate the creation of atomic weapons,but to put into context the impacts,both positive and
Throwback Thursday Protect Texas Textbooks ~ Jon Stewart VIDEO ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Texas, school children, history textbooks, Jon Stewart, Throwback Thursday, children, education, ethics, society, freedoms, politics, government, rights )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - tfn.org
In a weekly series we're calling ThrowbackTexas, Jon Stewart gives you a great primer on exactly how partisan, revisionist and petty the Texas SBOE can be. Watch the video, add your name in support of honest, accurate history textbooks for Texas schools.
When the VA Refused to Help This Vet, These Inspiring People Stepped In
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, education, environment, ethics, family, politics )

Heidi
- 1 hour ago - takepart.com
Inspired people step to help vet who did not get help from the VA.
India Faces Crisis Over Dwindling Numbers of Girls, U.N. Says
Society & Culture  (tags: india, foeticide, illegal abortions, crime, kidnapping, trafficking, children, family, humans, law, society, women )

Lone
- 17 hours ago - reuters.com
The dwindling numbers of Indian girls, caused by the illegal abortion of millions of babies, has reached "emergency proportions", fuelling an increase in crimes such as kidnapping and trafficking,
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
- 17 hours 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
- 17 hours 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
- 16 hours 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.
People Before Snowden Tried to Expose Illegal Agendas But Were Personally Destroyed
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, Snowden, Binney, surveillance, spying, privacy, culture, corruption, ethics, freedoms, law, politics, police, sadness, rights, usa, world )

Angelus
- 7 hours ago - readersupportednews.org
This probably happens at all government agencies far more than Americans realize. How many good people have been destroyed for doing the right thing?
UN Shelter for Refugees Bombed Amid Warning of 'Dire' Conditions in Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: war, world, human rights, Israel, Gaza, UNRWA, death, ethics, safety, news, freedoms, dishonesty, crime, humans, society, violence )

Carrie
- 3 hours ago - america.aljazeera.com
U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) spokesmen Chris Gunness told Al Jazeera, "We gave the Israelis the precise GPS co-ordinates of the Beit Hanoun shelter. We were trying to co-ordinate a window [for evacuation] and that was never granted."
The Most Harrowing, Heart-Breaking Dispatches From Palestinians in Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: world, violence, safety, Human rights, Gaza, Palestinians, Israel, humans, freedoms, ethics, sadness, society, death, crime, politics, government, children, women, humans )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - alternet.org
As Israeli forces bombard the Gaza Strip by air, land, and sea, some 1.8 million Palestinians are largely stuck inside their homes, shaken by relentless explosions, wondering if and when their turn to die will come. When death does strike,...
Top 10 New Hip Hop Songs 2014 List
Society & Culture  (tags: media, celebrity, GoodNews, world, fashion )

Sophia
- 13 hours ago - freemusicchart.org
new hip hop songs list.
Private Youth Prison Sends Children to Sexual Predator Facility Employees
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, children, ethics, family, prisons, youth, sexual abuse, freedoms, police, law, government, usa, violence, women, safety, sadness, rights, society )

Angelus
- 7 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
This sort of thing has alwsys been high risk for troubled or unwanted children in the USA
Lawyers Demand Investigation of 'Horrifically Botched' Two Hour Execution in Arizona
Society & Culture  (tags: human rights, death penalty, botched execution, Joseph Wood, death, crime, ethics, humans, society, news, law, abuse, corruption )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - rawstory.com
Lawyers for a convicted double-murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona dragged on for two hours, while witnesses watched him gasping for breath and attorneys scrambled to halt the process, have called for an outside review of the "horrifically botched
   

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