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Ashura – An Important Day for All Muslims

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: Religion

From www.patheos.com

It’s the Ashura today (or ninth of Muharram, depending on what version of the Islamic calendar you follow). By way of a quick history, Ashura, which falls on the 10th of Muharram (the first month in the Muslim lunar calendar), is a significant day for all Muslims, but is marked as a major religious occasion for Shi’a Muslims.

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The Burglary by Betty Medsger - Book - eBook - Random Hous

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: History

From www.randomhouse.com

In late 1970, a mild-mannered Haverford College physics professor privately asked a few people this question: “What do you think of burglarizing an FBI office?” In remarkable detail and with astonishing depth of research, Betty Medsger reveals the never-before-told full story of the history-changing break-in at the Media, Pennsylvania, FBI offices.

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Democracy and Change: What are the Prospects for an "African Spring?"

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: World

From forums.ssrc.org

High unemployment and expectations among a bulging youth population, cost of living pressures, aging long-time rulers and government that is unresponsive and unrepresentative. The coexistence of these factors helped drive the 2011 uprisings in North Africa.

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Is Sex Work Empowering Or Enslaving? 12 Experts Weigh In 

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: Society

From www.huffingtonpost.com

Women working in the sex work industry -- be it pornography, stripping or prostitution -- sit in the cross-hairs of an enduring controversy, surfacing questions surrounding everything from sexuality and health to economics and morality.

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Bank Breakup Worries

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: Finance

From www.arnoldkling.com

I do not believe that having smaller banks would have prevented the 2008 crisis or the next crisis. I do not believe that regulatory policy can prevent such crises. My only solution for systemic financial risk is to try to make the financial system easier to fix when it does break.

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Science: This is the catchiest song of all time – Quartz

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: Science

From qz.com

The Spice Girls released their first single, Wannabe, in 1996 but its legacy clearly lives on. Researchers at Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England, and the University of Amsterdam named it the catchiest song of all time in a test of how quickly people can name a tune.

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UT hosts 11th Annual International Human Trafficking Conference - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: World

From www.13abc.com

Dr. Joel Filmore is the keynote speaker and will discuss his 11-year-journy as a victim of homelessness, drug-addition and prostitution in Chicago, before earning his doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Northern Illinois University.

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All About Knots: Knot Strength: Structures that Make a Natural-Fiber Knot Strong or Weak

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: Misc

From allaboutknots.blogspot.mx

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Why Do So Many Leftists Want Sex Work to Be the New Normal?

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: America

From www.thenation.com

On the left, prostitution used to be seen as a bad thing: part of the general degradation of the working class, and the subjugation of women, under capitalism. Women who sold sex were victims, forced by circumstances into a painful and humiliating way of life, and socialism would liberate them.

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A small miracle in the tortured history of Polish-Jewish relations

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Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: History

From www.theguardian.com

"Mir zaynen do!" ("We are here!") The defiant Yiddish refrain of a Polish Jewish partisan song, written in the darkest days of the second world war, rings out in the winter sunlight, echoing between a sombre monument to the heroes of the Warsaw ghetto rising and the shining, brand-new Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

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