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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.
Speak Up For Students Before Its Too Late - Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: students, education, petition, Senate, Congress, No Child Left Behind )

Dandelion
- 1 day 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
- 1 day 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
- 1 day 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.
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
- 1 day 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
Chris Hedges: Karl Marx Was Right -Chris Hedges -Truthdig
Society & Culture  (tags: Marx, economics, banks, debt, capitalism, globalism, collapse, the economy )

BMutiny
- 1 day 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.
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
- 21 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 ...
TAKE ACTION: Tell FIFA - Equal Pay for Equal Play
Society & Culture  (tags: equal pay for equal work, discrimination, women )

Dogan
- 15 hours ago - action.momsrising.org
ItâEUR(TM)s going to take your signature, your voice, your action to pass equal pay down the field toward a win in all fields of work. We all need to work together for equal pay for equal play
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
- 1 day 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
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
- 1 day 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 !
!!! Rebuild the Churches !!!
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, crime, corruption, ethics, family, government, news, police, politics, religion, rights, society, usa, violence )

Frans
- 1 day 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...
Episcopal Church to Divest Holdings From Fossil Fuel Industry
Society & Culture  (tags: episcopalians, divestment, fossil fuels, gay marriage, Moral Issues, the Economy )

BMutiny
- 17 hours 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."
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?
'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
- 21 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.
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
- 20 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
- 18 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...
Common Medications Sway Moral Judgment
Society & Culture  (tags: society, health, ethics, humans, interesting )

Michael
- 17 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
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
- 1 day 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
- 1 day 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
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
How to cultivate a happier life
Burning the Confederate Flag
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, culture, news, society )

Cheryl A
- 20 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.
SC Senate Votes to Remove Flag From Statehouse Grounds
Society & Culture  (tags: GoodNews, goodnews, law )

Glenn
- 17 hours ago - news.yahoo.com
Let's hope this measure passes.
This Animated Map Shows How Religion Spread Across the World
Society & Culture  (tags: history, religion )

Glenn
- 17 hours ago - businessinsider.com
This is the history of modern faith.
Former Disney Gaston Actor Dead After Lighting Firework on His Head
Society & Culture  (tags: death, sadness, tragedy, accident )

Glenn
- 17 hours ago - eonline.com
We was said to be drunk when he did it.
Mending More Than Clothes | KarmaTube
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, humans, society, goodnews )

Jeanne-Sy
- 9 hours ago - karmatube.org
A heartwarming video showing an art teacher who found a discarded sewing machine and now uses it to sew for free, in a poor area. it is a wonderful reminder of the fact that we all have something to give in the society we live in. Enjoy!
Vet to Vet Reconciling Former Enemies
Society & Culture  (tags: military, troops, war, ethics, violence, world, culture )

James
- 1 day ago - vato21stcentury.blogspot.com
War Veterans Lead the Way in Reconciling Former Enemies
The Women Who Secretly Keep ISIS Running
Society & Culture  (tags: world, ISIS/ISIL, women, violence, culture, ethics, abuse, sexual slavery, recruitment, intelligence, freedoms, rights, safety, interesting )

Carrie
- 21 hours ago - thedailybeast.com
A captured ISIS 'bride' has revealed the inner workings of a women's network that's responsible for recruiting, spying, and enforcing sexual slavery in the so-called caliphate.
Religious Trauma Syndrome: How Some Organized Religion Leads to Mental Health Problems
Society & Culture  (tags: society, religion, health, Body-Mind-Spirit )

Glenn
- 17 hours ago - rawstory.com
No wonder so many people are abandoning it. It boils down to what is more important to them: their souls or their sanity.
 

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