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Summary: Intolerance, Hate, Intimidation, Fear-mongering, Violence, Incivility, and Ignorance Move Mainstream: Week of Aug 29

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  • Facebook devolves into dark web of anonymous hate speech
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  • International Protests Begin Ahead of Sept. 11 Koran Burning Event in Florida
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David Culver, ed., Evergreene Digest

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Sabaaneh

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Pursuit of Happiness, Stuart Klawans, The Nation

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  • What is the point of having an imagination, I ask you, if the only thing that can be imagined is mayhem, perpetrated without regard for even the appearance of human life?
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  • Reviews of Christopher Nolan's Inception; Todd Solondz's Life During Wartime and Samuel Maoz's Lebanon.
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Facebook devolves into dark web of anonymous hate speech, Mike Adams, NaturalNews.com

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  • Facebook has, for reasons you'll soon see, brought out the worst in many people, devolving into a tangled web of anonymous hate speech directed to anything and everything within reach.
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  • How Facebook became a hate engine
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  • How Facebook Betrayed Users and Undermined Online Privacy
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  • Write Congress Through Facebook!
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  • Goodbye, Blog
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Online ranters increasingly pay a legal price, David G. Savage,  Seattle Times | WA
The Internet has allowed tens of millions of Americans to be published writers. But it also has led to a surge in lawsuits from those who say they were hurt, defamed or threatened by what they read.

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Mama Grizzly (and other setbacks), Ellen Goodman, Boston Globe

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  • The Year of the Pink Elephant Women was enough to force our one-woman jury back to its annual task. Once more we celebrate suffrage by giving out the Equal Rites Awards to those who done their best over the past 12 months to set back the cause of women.
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  • Before we get trampled, the envelopes please.
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International Protests Begin Ahead of Sept. 11 Koran Burning Event in Florida, Democratic Underground
Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Thomas Sklarski
Roughly 100 Indonesian Islamists protested outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta on Friday, Agence France-Press reported, with some threatening holy war if the plan to burn Korans on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks comes to fruition at the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla.