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Twenty Four Reasons to Be Hopeful
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, humans, society, environment, world, activists )

BoomerWar
- 2 minutes ago - boomerwarrior.org
When something is important to us, we talk about it with the people in our lives. With these conversations, awareness spreads, understanding grows, and eventually culture shifts.
Iranian Regime: Employing Women 'Not a Priority'!
Society & Culture  (tags: world, humans, women, rights, iran, iranian )

Darren
- 3 hours ago - al-monitor.com
The Iranian government is facing a dilemma in encouraging social participation among women. While officials boast about the number of intelligent and educated women in Iran, they are also concerned because these women are not so easy to placate. . .
The First Super Sharp Pics From the WorldView-3 Satellite. Hey Is That My House?
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, WorldView-3, satellite, surveillance, freedoms, ethics )

Darren
- 3 hours ago - popsci.com
The WorldView-3 satellite, which launched on August 13, has sent back its first images. They're gorgeous, and kind of creepy.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Restrictive Texas Abortion Law
Society & Culture  (tags: world, women, rights, children, abortion, federal judge, abortion clinics )

Darren
- 3 hours ago - nytimes.com
A federal judge in Austin, Tex., blocked a stringent new rule on Friday that would have forced more than half of the state's remaining abortion clinics to close, the latest in a string of court decisions. . .
Christian Leader Denounces Duggar Family's Patriarchal Movement as 'Truly Dangerous'
Society & Culture  (tags: women, men, patriarchy, Quiverfull Movement, religion, society, family, children, ethics, freedoms, humans, rights, abuse, corruption, education )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - rawstory.com
Michael Farris, founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College, described the Quiverfull ideology - which promotes procreation and the primacy of men - as "truly dangerous" in the wake of two sex scandals involving leaders.
Cop Who Threatened to 'F*Cking Kill' Reporter During Ferguson Protests Officially Resigns
Society & Culture  (tags: Ferguson Protests, Ray Albers, resignation, police, law, media, interesting, rights, society, violence, freedoms, crime, culture, ethics )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - rawstory.com
At a protest on Aug. 19, Ray Albers, a police officer in the neighboring community of St. Ann, pointed his rifle at a Ferguson protester during a heated verbal exchange, an episode that was captured on video and widely circulated on social media.
Arizona Man Arrested for Burning, Urinating on Bible
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, freedom of expression, bibles, free speech, Arizona )

Freya
- 7 hours ago - news.msn.com
A 22-year-old Arizona man calling himself "Dark Lord" has been arrested for allegedly burning a Bible and urinating on it outside a Christian-oriented homeless shelter in northern Arizona, police said on Friday.
No Charges for LASD Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Typing on Computer
Society & Culture  (tags: Distracted Driving, texting and driving, Andrew Wood, Milton Olin Jr, LASD, police, death, traffic accident )

Crow
- 8 hours ago - dailynews.com
Police Officer Will Not Be Charged For Killing Napster Exec While Texting And Driving, gets off on technicality...
Help The Homeless: To Set Up and Build a New Hotels for the Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: Enfield Councillors, UK, NCS, new hotel, homeless, fundraiser )

BarbCat
- 9 hours ago - change.org
People should support this petition because it regards a very common yet addressable issue in the U.K, and more locally, Enfield. It started as a result of The Challenge with NCS as part of our team's campaign and fundraiser.
Taking Pictures of Daughters. Stranger Thought It Was Exploitation.
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, women, safety )

Carol
- 9 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
White father of two adopted daughters from China becomes indignant when stranger questions why he would spend 15 minutes taking pictures of them.
Is Religion Inherently Authoritarian?
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, progress, tolerance, ethics, morals )

Freya
- 9 hours ago - alternet.org
Compared to secular reasoning, the religious establishment has been slow to act when it comes to moral progress.
6 Numbers That Show How Out of Whack America's Priorities Are
Society & Culture  (tags: wealth, salaries, inequality, Social Security, entitlements, taxes, greed )

Freya
- 9 hours ago - alternet.org
Americans constantly hear about the threat of "entitlements," which in the case of Social Security and Medicare are more properly defined as "earned benefits." The real threat is the array of entitlements demanded by the very rich.
The Companies Making a Profit By Abusing the Poor
Society & Culture  (tags: poverty capitalism, greed, probation, privatization, abuse, Human Rights Watch )

Freya
- 9 hours ago - alternet.org
In Orange County, Calif., the probation department's "supervised electronic confinement program," which monitors the movements of low-risk offenders, has been outsourced to a private company, Sentinel Offender Services.
Woman With 4 Jobs Dies While Napping in Car
Society & Culture  (tags: jobs, work, women, poverty, tragedy, health )

Freya
- 9 hours ago - alternet.org
Maria Fernandes, 32, of Newark, NJ, worked four jobs, including two at different Dunkin Donuts stores. In between working, she would often park in public lots and catch up on sleep.
The 6 Strangest Libertarian Ideas
Society & Culture  (tags: Libertarians, parenting, business, charity, regulation )

Freya
- 9 hours ago - alternet.org
We must challenge libertarians on the extreme nature of their ideology.
Federal Judge Halts Key Part of Texas Abortion Law
Society & Culture  (tags: Texas, women, abortion, clinics, laws )

Freya
- 10 hours ago - news.msn.com
A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.
Police Departments Have Missing Military Equipment Under 1033 Program
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, police, law, sadness, military, weapons, missing weapons, safety, society, violence )

Angelus
- 14 hours ago - readersupportednews.org
The militarization of police departments and then lack of inventory controls is a cause for major concern
Hartford Police Chief Marches With Protesters Against Police Brutality
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, corruption, crime, culture, ethics, freedoms, family, death, dishonesty, police, law, sadness, safety, rights, society, violence, usa, politics, government )

Angelus
- 14 hours ago - readersupportednews.org
A lot of police chiefs do not really have control over their own officers and cannot stop the brutality of their own
FBI Testimony: Illegal Alien Admitted Hitting 16-Year Old With Machete | CNS News
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, murder, news, police, society, usa, violence )

Michael
- 15 hours ago - cnsnews.com
This is a story about a young man being killed for naming some names of other illegals and being killed by ILLEGALS !
Best of TomDispatch: Rebecca Solnit, The Archipelago Of Arrogance
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, ethics, family, crime, death, dishonesty, education, environment, freedoms, humans, health, violence, women, rights, religion, politics, media, murder )

Wild
- 16 hours ago - tomdispatch.com
This is a struggle that takes place in war-torn nations, but also in the bedroom, the dining room, the classroom, the workplace, and the streets. And in newspapers, magazines, and television, where women are dramatically underrepresented. Even in the onli
What If Marriage Were Temporary?
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, ethics, family, fashion, freedoms, gayrights, education, children, abuse, law, society, safety, rights, violence, women, Sustainabililty, habitat, ecosystems, wildlife, nature, environment )

Wild
- 16 hours ago - alternet.org
Nearly half of millennials support the idea of "beta" marriages.
Please Sign: UK, Stop Using Immigration Detainees as Cheap Labor
Society & Culture  (tags: immigration detainees, exploitation, UK, Serco, G4S, GEO, UK Home Office, Corporate Watch, Labor, Workers Rights, Britain )

Susan
- 17 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
UK immigration detention centers have found a not so creative way to save on costs. They're exploiting detainees in a way that's reminiscent of slave labor - to save themselves millions of pounds.
7 Habits To Help Avoid Arguments
Society & Culture  (tags: family, children, society, violence, abuse, opinions, how to avoid arguing )

Lillie
- 17 hours ago - takingcare.ws
One thing we can not deny about ourselves as human beings is our need and desire to communicate with one another. This aspect to our lives is so vital that if one is not able to hear or talk, a whole new language called sign language comes into play.
She Could Hear Every Word He Said Through The Open Window, So She Started Typing
Society & Culture  (tags: domestic abuse, neighbor helping neighbor, women )

Jude
- 17 hours ago - upworthy.com
Upworthy doesn't normally publish their employees' writings, but I'm sure glad that they made an exception when they included this. Fabulous letter from a survivor to her as yet unknown neighbor.
Ferguson Police Drove Over a Michael Brown Memorial After Their Dogs Peed on It
Society & Culture  (tags: Michael Brown, Missouri State Rep. Sharon Pace, rose petals, dog peed on memorial, police, Memorial on street )

Dandelion
- 18 hours ago - nymag.com
Memorial set up on the spot that Michael Brown was shot, his blood still on the road. During this time an eyewitness said that an officer with dog allowed it to pee on Memorial. State Rep. Sharon Pace said rose petals laid there were driven over by police
Walmart Video Shows John Crawford Was Shot on Sight By Cops With No Warning, Family Attorneys Say
Society & Culture  (tags: John Crawford, black man, BB gun, Walmart, Beavercreek, OH, shoot to kill, police )

Dandelion
- 19 hours ago - dailykos.com
John Crawford was the unfortunate black man holding a BB gun in the toy section of a Walmart Store in OH, when police, in response to several 911 calls, shot and killed him . Crawford did nothing wrong in Walmart. Nothing more, nothing less than shopping.
California Passes Landmark Sexual Assault Law
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, law, california, sexual assault, society, safety, violence, abuse )

Darren
- 19 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.
The Royal Society: Connect, Influence, Inspire. Help to Plan Our Scientific Discussion Meeting Programme in 2015
Society & Culture  (tags: world, science, Royal Society, discussion, meeting, program )

Darren
- 23 hours ago - royalsociety.org
Each meeting is organised by leaders in the field, using their expertise to ensure the key topics are covered. The focus on discussion throughout the meeting allows everyone, at any stage of their scientific career, to get involved in the conversation.
The Forward Magazine's Character Assassination of Holocaust Survivors
Society & Culture  (tags: Defamation, anti-Judaism, anti-Semitism, activists, crime, culture, dishonesty, education, ethics, society )

Eleonora
- 1 day ago - forward.com
Given Hitler's voluminous rants about Jews, it is not surprising that one aspect of his obsession is less known: the pleasure he took in the spectacle of Jews deriding and defaming other Jews.
End Child Trafficking and Slavery - ForceChange
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, children, rights, child, crime, education, ethics, freedoms, humans, interesting, law, safety, society, women, violence, world )

Katherine
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
80% of sex trafficked youth from CA come from foster care!
 

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