Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield Presented with World Peace Tartan

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield was awarded the World Peace Tartan for the message he delivered from the International Space Station.

Have We Lost the Human in the Humanities?

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The study of humanities ignores living people. Mikhail Epstein calls out for a new humanities that seeks to transform the human condition.

Eleven Questions and One Answer to Change the World

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Justice for all grows from awareness of your self.

If Mindy Kaling REALLY Was a Human Trafficker

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Mindy Kaling jokingly referred to herself as a “human trafficker” of “handsome men” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Do I take offense to that? You’re damn right I do.

Those Bloody Refugees

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Geoff Ahern, a mental health clinician in Australia, couldn’t sleep. Here’s the powerful story of an asylum seeker that kept him awake, and yet another reason why we must spread love to all we meet.

Detroit Tigers Sign Miguel Cabrera for $292 Million. Meanwhile, Detroit.

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The average teacher in Detroit would have to work 5,840 years to make what baseball player Miguel Cabrera will “earn” in 10.

Will We Ever Have a Just Society?

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How do we define social justice in the new millennium?

First Gay Wedding to Take Place in UK this Weekend

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One of the first couples to be married will be John Coffey and Bernardo Marti. The wedding will take place in the Mayfair Library in Westminster, London, at midnight.

” Equality is the goal, not men bullied into submission.”

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This comment by M Crisp on the post Patriarchy is Alive and Well Today as We Celebrate International Women’s Day

Patriarchy is Alive and Well Today as We Celebrate International Women’s Day

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While we should certainly celebrate the historic and courageous ways in which women have gained a more equal footing, let us not forget that there’s still an awful lot of work to be done.

And Thoreau Shakes His Head at America

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If Henry David Thoreau still believes that “Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty,” then he must be awfully disappointed about the current state of America.

An Open Letter to Gov. Jan Brewer on a Proposed Anti-Gay Law

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Professor Warren Blumenfeld urges Governor Jan Brewer to make the right decision in regards to #SB1062.

Why Is the Media Silent? #PrayForVenezuela

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Eduardo Garcia spent most of his youth in Venezuela, and it breaks his heart to see how it’s being torn apart, its people killed. Even worse, why is the world ignoring it?

New Report Offers Snapshot of Company Activities to Source Slave-Free Textiles

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Survey captures industry challenges and best practices in avoiding forced-labor cotton from Uzbekistan.

Whack-a-Child. But Not More Than 10 Times!

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Kansas State Rep Gail Finney is pushing for a law that will allow parents and other adults of the parent’s choosing to strike their child up to 10 times. I can’t make this stuff up.

Human Rights in North Korea: The Implications of the Kirby Report

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We’ve heard about the atrocities in North Korea. Where do we go from here?