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Please Sign: No Fines for Couple Helping Madison's Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: homeless, Konkel and Bloch, Madison Wisconsin, lockers for storage, helping homeless work, humanitarians fined, ethics, human rights, economics )

Susan
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
Brenda Konkel & her partner Robert Bloch have donated space on their front porch for lockers for the homeless and an occasional safe place to sleep. But Madison will fine them $300 a day if they don't stop.
Anti-GMO Activist Vandana Shiva Has Long History of Rejecting Science
Society & Culture  (tags: Vandana Shiva, Anti-Science Celebrity, Philosopher, Anti-Biotechnology, Anti-GMO )

Brian
- 1 day ago - geneticliteracyproject.org
"Back in the early 1980s Shiva was, along with Ashis Nandy and Shiv Vishwanathan, at the forefront of a bizarre Alternate Science movement. It helped that none among them was a practising scientist."
Iranian Pharrell Williams Fans Behind "Happy" Video Sentenced to 91 Lashes Each
Society & Culture  (tags: Iran, theocracy, oppression, repression, duress, public TV confessions, Rights activists, mores, contemporary society, youth, global phenomenon, Pharrel Williams, "Happy", hit song, video, viral, dancing )

LucyKalei
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
7 young Iranians seen dancing in the video that went viral handed suspended sentences of 6 months jail & 91 lashes each for producing a "vulgar" video & conducting "illicit relations" Will be served only if found guilty of another crime in next 3 yrs.
Please Sign: Walmart, Don't Make Your Workers Pay for Uniforms
Society & Culture  (tags: Walmart, employee uniforms, living wage, labor, poverty, federal law requires companies pay for u, Nickled and Dimed )

Susan
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
Walmart is now requiring its sales associates to wear uniforms. And Walmart stands to make millions selling them to its own employees, who get a measly 10% discount. But Walmart isn't calling them uniforms so it can get around not paying for them.
World Population Unlikely to Stop Growing This Century
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, culture, humans, population, Population Growth, baby boom, africa, global )

Darren
- 1 day ago - scientificamerican.com
A baby boom in Africa is set to push global population as high as 12 billion by 2100, a study finds
WATCH: British Muslim's Fundamentalist Muslim Scholars Tell ISIS That Holding Hostage Goes Against Koran (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, British Muslim scholars, ISIL, religion, law, news, rights, freedoms, culture, society, ethics, humans, interesting )

Carrie
- 14 hours ago - rawstory.com
British Muslim scholars have made a direct video appeal to Islamist militants to release Alan Henning,whom they are threatening to behead, warning the killing would break Islamic laws.
Escape From Duggarville: How Playing the Good Christian Housewife Almost Killed Me
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, Christianity, 'Quiverfull Movement', women, society, culture, family, freedoms, rights, sadness, ethics, safety, education, children )

Carrie
- 14 hours ago - rawstory.com
Vyckie Garrison was once a minor celebrity in the Quiverfull Movement, made famous by TV's Duggar family. As a devout, Bible-believing Christian and the mother of seven homeschooled children, Garrison spent 16 years, with her husband, publishing a...
The Endless March of Police Brutality--7 Stories From Just This Week
Society & Culture  (tags: police, media, safety, rights, freedoms, ethics, culture, crime, dishonesty, lies, propaganda )

Wild
- 12 hours ago - alternet.org
From Ferguson, Missouri to Staten Island, New York, it seems like a new story about police brutality breaks every day. Here are some recent incidents of police violence from around the nation that you may not have heard about. Because honestly, who can ke
Fraternity Dosed Women With Date-Rape Drugs Based on Color-Coded Hand Stamps, Say Cops
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, ethics, humans, women, violence, rights, media, education, environment, dishonesty, abuse )

Wild
- 12 hours ago - alternet.org
Police say that the Tau Kappa Epsilon is under investigation after four people were dosed with "date rape" drugs and hospitalized.
With Medical Bills Climbing, Waitress Gets $1,000 Tip on $14 Bill
Society & Culture  (tags: goodnews, GoodNews, philanthropy )

Glenn
- 7 hours ago - goodnewsnetwork.org
Charity can come from anyone.
Science's Sexual Assault Problem
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, women, humans, crime, abuse, culture, DV, Domestic Violence, societal attitudes )

David
- 14 hours ago - nytimes.com
....I began walking back to the hotel, and a stranger pulled me into a stairwell -- and then did some other things. Perhaps an hour later I staggered out with his blood under my fingernails. I cannot describe what happened in a way you will understand...
Federal Appeals Court Ridicules Florida Cops For Using SWAT Team to Check on Barbershop Licenses!
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, society, rights, safety, law, dishonesty, culture, ethics, fashion, corruption, crime, abuse, freedoms, police )

Wild
- 13 hours ago - alternet.org
The cops tried to claim immunity from prosecution for doing their jobs. U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, which Tuesday issued a remarkable ruling slamming the sheriff and a state barbershop inspector for imagining they needed--and then using a SWAT team
Feeding America: Strengthening the Food Chain and Growing Agency Capability With BJ's Charitable Foundation
Society & Culture  (tags: US, Feeding America, Food Insecurity, Hunger, Famlies, Children, Food Banks, Donations )

Brian
- 1 day ago - blog.feedingamerica.org
"Our Feeding America network of 200 local food banks' 60,000 partner agencies--food pantries and meal programs--are often the final step when distributing much-needed food and meals to community members struggling with food insecurity."
Court-Sanctioned Discrimination Committees
Society & Culture  (tags: israel, discrimnation-racism, housing, Ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, Israel state oppression of palestinians, apartheid state, Equality/Justice, culture, ethics, society, world, freedoms, children, education, media, law, usa, news, rights, abuse )

Jess
- 1 day ago - haaretz.com
High Court's decision to uphold the residential screening law - intended to keep Arabs out of small communities - will have a chilling effect on battle against discrimination.
The Key To A Sustainable Future Resisting Violence Every Day - NationofChange
Society & Culture  (tags: society, safety, humans, rights, world, violence, women, dishonesty, culture, crime, corruption, environment, ethics, education, abuse )

Wild
- 8 hours ago - nationofchange.org
How do we build nonviolent potential? The key is to consciously resist violence every day by exhibiting patience and refraining from criticizing others harshly. We should all try it.
National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony
Society & Culture  (tags: military, troops, war, violence, world, ethics, culture )

James
- 22 hours ago - vato21stcentury.blogspot.com
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Pentagon River Terrace Parade Field, Friday, September 19, 2014 Admiral Winnefeld, thank you.
Remind Me Again: Who Wants GMO Labeling?
Society & Culture  (tags: Anti-GMO, Pseudoscience, Anti-Science, Misleading Claims, Disinformation, Organic, Claims, Fraud )

Brian
- 2 hours ago - consumeraffairs.com
"Organic activists claim 92% of consumers want genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) labeled. It turns out the overwhelming majorityof consumers support the status quo when you don't ask a misleading questions."
   

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