Indigenous Tribes Push Back Against Evangelical Missionaries

For decades, evangelical missionaries have come to Brazil’s Amazon in search of new Christians – but indigenous tribes are fighting back. VICE News went to the border of the Javari Valley to find out why it’s so hard to keep missionaries out – and why some tribes want them back…

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There Once Was A Troll Who Hated Fat Women – Origins of the Manosphere – YouTube

Once upon a time, there was a place called Usenet. Fast forward 20 years, and now armies of millions of online personas can be launched to promote or harass anyone their handlers are paid to. This is important history for anyone doing anything important that might trigger someone’s fragility online.

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Women Burn Hijabs in Iran as Protests Escalate over Killing of Mahsa Amini by “Morality Police” – YouTube

Protests in Iran continue after the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman in custody of the so-called morality police. Mahsa Amini died last week after being detained for allegedly leaving some of her hair visible in violation of an Iranian law requiring women to cover their heads. Witnesses said Amini was severely beaten by police, but authorities claim she died of natural causes.

How 1 family coped after the Birmingham church bombing, and reckoned with racism : NPR

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The 16th Street Baptist Church is an iconic landmark with its blue neon sign, dramatic stained-glass windows, and imposing twin bell towers. It was here on Sept. 15, 1963 that a Ku Klux Klan bomb killed four Black girls.Near the back corner of the building is a…

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Martha’s Vineyard migrants: Donations poured in and volunteers rushed to help – CNN

(CNN)In the hours after roughly 50 migrants touched down on Martha’s Vineyard in two planes sent by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the island’s community — still jarred by the unexpected arrival — rushed to help the newcomers.”We received food, we received clothes, we received … different things, so much so…

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Los Angeles Sheriffs Raid the People Legally Tasked With Investigating Police Corruption

Really dangerous moment in Los Angeles that we should all be paying attention to. After lengthy investigations in to Sheriffs gangs, which have a long history of violence and corruption, the Sheriffs have searched the homes of the people charged with overseeing them. https://t.co/GQH7OsH0A5 — Thomas B. Harvey (@tbh4justice) September…

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Disillusionment grips most Zim voters ahead of 2023 – The Zimbabwe Independent

In an interview, political commentator and academic Alexander Rusero noted that elections in Zimbabwe never delivered people’s expression since 1980.“You talk of Zanla’s intimidation of the rural electorate in 1980 that anything outside a Zanu PF victory meant a return to war, the annihilation of Zapu between 1980 and 1987,…

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Beyond “Bridgerton”: Facing Up to Slavery in Europe – YES! Magazine

Otele, vice-president of Britain’s Royal Historical Society, meticulously reconstructs the lives of forgotten African Europeans, tracing the intercontinental thread of anti-Blackness from Greco-Roman times to the present. African Europeans is arranged more or less chronologically, but I found myself reflecting on how place shapes anti-Blackness, an ideological virus that mutates…

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Psychology experts urge social media giants to increase transparency around algorithms to protect users’ mental health

In a new article published in the journal Body Image, a team of psychology researchers outline a mountain of evidence linking social media use to body image issues. The researchers describe how algorithms may be intensifying this link and urge social media corporations to take action. Source: Psychology experts urge…

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20-yr-old Sudanese woman sentenced to death by stoning over adultery charge | Home

The 20-year-old Ms Tiyrab was arrested last month after she separated from her husband and returned to her parentsThe world is stunned by the verdict of a High Court in Sudan which sentenced a 20-year-old woman to death by stoning for adultery.The woman, Maryam Alsyed Tiyrab, was arrested on June…

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