Bigotry In The Name Of God: The Case Against Religious Exemptions – New Matilda

Religion and its representatives and adherents remains predominantly regarded as respectable individuals of good character, compassionate in attitude, peaceful in mood and caring and non-judgmental about others who are less fortunate in their lives. We all know that this picture is extremely flawed. It may certainly apply to some of the religious and adherents of many religions do indeed thrive on doing good works and helping those that are disadvantaged….

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Police are Killing Native Americans at Higher Rate than Any Race, and Nobody is Talking About It

Why is it that indigenous peoples the World over seem to be over-represented in prison populations and under-represented in health, lenght of life, employment and social status? The First Australians endure this fate in the same way, it seems, as do the native Americans and indigenous people of many other countries. We know that non-white indigenous peoples, despite having apparently not evolved to the same degree in technology and science…

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Justice Miscarried – Experts Say Case of Purvi Patel Sets ‘Cruel’ Precedent for Reproductive Rights

This case sets the scene for a fresh repression of the rights of all women. Please sign the petition at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/538/598/646/demand-the-release-of-purvi-patel-imprisoned-for-20-yrs-for-an-abortion/ Experts Say Case of Purvi Patel Sets ‘Cruel’ Precedent for Reproductive Rights | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community.

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Children ‘likely serving excessive jail time’ after Queensland strips right to appeal against sentences

Queensland has long been a state in which government has either sanctioned injustice against groups and individuals in the community or actually perpetrated those injustices and, in many cases, built them into the law. From Invasion Day in 1788 (Curiously celebrated as “Australia Day” when it was actually a shameful day on which began the theft of a continent from its inhabitants, accompanied by some of the worst racial prejudice…

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Why did the world ignore Boko Haram’s Baga attacks?

It is difficult to reconcile the variance in levels of response, grief and outrage at loss of life in the world, with the causes and extent of that loss. There certainly seems to be no sense of correspondence between the nature of the reasons for death and the numbers killed with the level, length and intensity of the responses to it. The $$$billions of dollars massive military response by the…

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