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US Sees 21% Increase in Anti-Semitic Incidents for 2014
Society & Culture  (tags: United States, anti-Semitism )

Barbara
- 12 hours ago - jpost.com
According to the report released Monday, there were 912 anti-Semitic incidents for 2014, while 751 incidents were reported in 2013.
ACTION! Urge Pope Francis to Abandon His Decision to Canonize Junipero Serra
Society & Culture  (tags: death, americans, murder, Native Americans, genocide, lies, pope francis, catholic church )

Joanne
- 1 day ago - petitions.moveon.org
.Pope Francis is coming to Washington, D.C., to canonize Junipero Serra as a Saint. Father Serra was responsible for the deception, exploitation, oppression, enslavement and genocide of thousands of Indigenous Californians.
JetBlue Sued By Ex-Pilot Who Had Midair Meltdown
Society & Culture  (tags: airlines, airline pilots, screening, psych tests, crash disasters, physical impairments, medical conditions, US, regulationssafety, society, transportation )

Angelika
- 1 day ago - reuters.com
In the aftermath of Germanwings disaster what an ingenius idea! JetBlue failed to make any effort to ensure that Captain Osbon was fit to fly, Instead, maintained a culture designed to protect the careers of crewmembers that were demonstrably impaired.
13 Years in Prison for Two Reefers
Society & Culture  (tags: prison, sentences, marijuana, war on drugs, clemency, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - change.org
In 2011, Bernard was riding a bike in New Orleans when police officers stopped him and discovered the 2.8 grams of marijuana. Due to two, decades-old prior drug convictions, he was charged under the stateâEUR(TM)s habitual offender law and faced a mandatory...
DonâEUR(TM)t Allow Bankrupt Retailer to Sell Customer Information | ForceChange
Society & Culture  (tags: Radio Shack, privacy, customer information, selling private customer information )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Bankrupt electronics retailer RadioShack is attempting to sell the personal information of millions of people at auction. This information includes phone numbers, names, and physical addresses of over 60 million people. Was required to make a purchase!
Anti-Gay Irish Marriage Group: Homosexuality Causes Cancer / EDGE Boston, MA
Society & Culture  (tags: Irish Republic, Catholics, ADFAM, referendum on Gay Marriage, LGBT rights, Marriage Equality, Equal Rights, Gay Marriage, Human Rights, LGBT rights, non-discrimination, Ireland, religious bigotry )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - edgeboston.com
The Irish Republic's referendum on gay marriage is scheduled for May 22. The ADFAM's paper lists why voters should vote against the gay marriage referendum.{Alliance for Defense of Family And Marriage.} 'Gays die earlier, don't even live together...' !
Help a Woman Find Answers About Her Husband's Death in Prison
Society & Culture  (tags: corrections, prisons, deaths, inmates, petitions, medical care, injustice )

Freya
- 1 day ago - change.org
Myron Jenkins, was serving eight months in the Federal Detention Center in Miami. Five days before he was to be released, he died, alone, in his cell.
I Got My Tubes Tied At 28 Because I Don't Want Kids
Society & Culture  (tags: women, children, family )

Glenn
- 1 day ago - yahoo.com
Some women have no maternal instinct, and some of them shouldn't be mothers. Get over it!
NYC Mayor Offers Cash Reward To Landlords For Hosting Homeless Families
Society & Culture  (tags: GoodNews, goodnews, philanthropy )

Glenn
- 23 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
More cities should do something like this.
Selfie Taken Outside Site of East Village Explosion Sparks Outrage
Society & Culture  (tags: Selfie, east village, explosion, culture, humans, society )

Lone
- 9 hours ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
There's a time and place to take selfies âEUR" concerts, sporting events, red carpets, space. The still-smoldering site of a deadly building explosion is not one of them.
New Bill Would Have Teachers Diagnose Psychological Issues in Children and Report Them to Police
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, education, children, rights )

Earths
- 9 hours ago - thefreethoughtproject.com
Now with H.B. 985, Villalba intends to give school officials the authority to force psychological screenings of students that teachers and staff diagnose as having mental health issues.
Former Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert Found Guilty in Corruption Case
Society & Culture  (tags: Israeli media, world, Ehud Olmert, AIPAC, bribery-fraud allegations, corruption abuse, media, law, news, usa, activists, americans, internet, politics, crime, dishonesty, education, government )

Jess
- 6 hours ago - middleeasteye.net
A Jerusalem court found former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert guilty of corruption on Monday over allegations that he received envelopes of cash from a US businessman, Israeli media reported.
Deepika Padukone - "My Choice" - Vogue Empower   video
Society & Culture  (tags: #VogueEmpower, film, women's empowerment, confidence, acceptance, tolerance, respect, rights, Deepika Padukone, Homi Adajania )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - youtu.be
My Choice is a collaboration for Vogue's initiative on women's empowerment #VogueEmpower. The film brings together 99 women in Mumbai from most walks of life voicing their choice for equality, be it social, political, economic, sexual. My Choice to be ME
Should Poor Seniors Have to Pay to Volunteer: Porter
Society & Culture  (tags: poor, seniors, pay, volunteering, activists, culture, government, humans, law, politics, society )

Lone
- 1 day ago - thestar.com
Dufresne was among the Dream Team members who took four municipalities, including Toronto, to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal for bylaws that required a minimum distance between group homes
Woody Allen's Disgrace Is Not the Only One: 9 Other Beloved Artists Accused of Doing Terrible Things | Alternet
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, arts, scandal )

Glenn
- 23 hours ago - alternet.org
It sure is shocking to see the dark side of the celebrities we idolize.
The Man Who Spit In BuddhaâEUR(TM)s Face. - BBN News
Society & Culture  (tags: religion )

Glenn
- 17 hours ago - bbncommunity.com
I'll bey Jesus and Socrates would have reacted the same way.
Fox News Says The Unthinkable About Those Who Are Less Fortunate
Society & Culture  (tags: news, media, tv, philanthropy )

Glenn
- 2 hours ago - 1479.greenvillegazette.com
Fox News has just lost whatever credibility it ever had.
Why Corporate Industrial Agriculture Has Made the Quality of Rural Life in America a Lot Worse | Alternet
Society & Culture  (tags: society, culture, ethics, family, habitat, ecosystems, nature, Sustainabililty, endangered, diet, food, nutrition, farming, economy )

Wilde
- 1 hour ago - alternet.org
Everywhere we look, we can see the failure of the grand experiment of industrial agriculture.
Down Syndrome   video
Society & Culture  (tags: children, society, rights, health, humans )

Olga
- 9 hours ago - youtube.com
Touching and overwhelming story on how this little girl loves her adopted brother
Combating Children Slavery
Society & Culture  (tags: interesting, law, government, ethics, world )

Olga
- 2 hours ago - in.reuters.com
Lawmakers from 9 nations unite to combat children slavery and abuse
Peace Is Not for Wimps
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, ethics, interesting, humans, government, rights, society, world, politics, media, freedoms, news )

Marjolein
- 45 minutes ago - worldwidehippies.com
Peace is not for WimpsI was in bed this morning thinking about what I could write about today. I was all snug and warm. You know the feeling. I noticed that the more I thought about the state of our national politics the tighter my muscles grew and I ..
Help Make This Cartoon That Teaches Russian Children Compassion for Animals a Reality
Society & Culture  (tags: animalcruelty, animaladvocates, AnimalWelfare, animals, protection, wildlife, dogs, society, violence, humans, education, children, culture )

Bighearts
- 16 hours ago - onegreenplanet.org
Big Hearts Foundation launched an amazing crowdfunding project âEUR" to create an educational cartoon series for Russian speaking children that will develop deep feelings of love, care, and empathy for animals.
Palestinians in Israel, 20% of the Population, Receive 5% of New Housing Units .
Society & Culture  (tags: israel, racism-discrimination, settlements-zionism, human rights, occupation, housing discrimination, Israeli Arabs-Palestinians, media, internet, society, world, americans, abuse, freedoms, law, usa )

Jess
- 2 hours ago - middleeastmonitor.com
The discrimination faced by Palestinian citizens of Israel is particularly striking when compared to the situation in illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
This Woman Says She Had A Miscarriage. Now She Could Face 70 Years In Prison.
Society & Culture  (tags: women, treatment, risks, safety, protection, health, abuse, ethics, violence, rights, religion, crime, dishonesty, police, murder, death )

Wilde
- 33 minutes ago - thinkprogress.org
Depending on the outcome of a hearing scheduled for Monday, a 33-year-old Indiana woman could face up to 70 years in prison for what she says was a miscarriage. Reproductive rights advocates say her case is a disturbing example of overly broad laws that e
The 10 Greatest Stained-Glass Windows in the World
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, culture, world )

Glenn
- 7 minutes ago - bbc.com
True works of art.
   

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