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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, education, world, society, culture, discovery, interesting, children, environment, humans )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - wired.com
The crisis in American education may be more than a matter of sliding rankings on world educational performance scales. Our kids learn within a system of education devised for a world that increasingly does not exist.
London's Terrorists Next Door
World  (tags: London, terrorists, Islamic extremism, world, violence, society, culture, interesting )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - macleans.ca
Strolling around these streets on a sunny afternoon last week, it seems scarcely believable that this idyllic example of Britain's social welfare state is also one of the country's worst breeding grounds for Islamic extremism.
Ethnic Cleansing By All Means: The Real Israeli 'Peace' Policy
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, ethnic cleansing, destruction, Human Rights, society, culture, ethics, government, freedoms, rights, violence, politics, sadness, world )

Carrie
- 8 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
The pine trees in Palestine appeared with the establishment of the state of Israel for 2 reasons. 1st it gave the new Jewish settlers the feeling that the place they had migrated to was somehow part of Europe. The 2nd reason for their import was more...
Mahmoud Abbas Urges Palestinians To Defend Al-Aqsa, Suggests Banning 'Settlers' From Entering
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel Palestine, Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, rights, freedoms, ethics, government, society, religion, culture, abuse, violence )

Carrie
- 16 hours ago - ibtimes.com
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday that Israeli settlers living in the Occupied West Bank have no right to "desecrate" the Al-Aqsa mosque. He suggested that they should be prevented from entering the site in East Jerusalem, which also...
India's National Gold Medalist Tortured For Being a Witch In Modern Day Witch Hunt
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, freedoms, ethics, europe, HumanRights, news, violence, abuse, culture, freedoms, rights, religion, women )

Niki
- 1 day ago - inquisitr.com
Woman is tied up and viciously beaten after being accused of being a witch in one of many modern day witch hunts targeting women and children.
Hainan: China's Paradise of Exiles
Society & Culture  (tags: travel, interesting, world, environment, culture )

Cal
- 1 day ago - bbc.com
It helps that 61.5% of the island is covered in China's best-preserved tropical rainforest, and that gas, electric and solar all are used as power sources for the 32,900sqkm island.
Tell GNC to Stop Selling Products With Shark Cartilage
Animals  (tags: petition, shark cartilage, extinction, animal rights, protection, culture, General Nutrition Ctr., arthritis )

Joyce
- 3 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
General Nutrition Center (GNC) is a huge shark cartilage seller, misleadingly marketing their shark products as a remedy for arthritis with anti-cancer properties. Urge them to stop selling shark cartilage, and stop driving sharks to extinction.
The Legendary Piano of Yarmouk (TEXT and VIDEOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, Syria, music, arts, society, culture, violence, freedoms, government )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Someday the Palestinians and Syrians who survived the war will tell stories about what happened in Yarmouk. People will recall how they ate grass to remain alive during the siege. In survivors' collective memory, Aeham and his piano will live.
"I Draw for Gaza": The Defiant Art of Haneen Nofal
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, Palestine, Haneen Nofal, Gaza, culture, violence, women, freedoms, rights, sadness, world )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Haneen Ibrahim Nofal posted a striking image on the Internet while Israel was bombing her native Gaza in July. The drawing depicted a young woman wearing a kufiyyeh -- the Palestinian checkered scarf -- on her head and smiling proudly while touching a crown
Facing Settler Violence, Burin Welcomes Internationals for Olive Harvest
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel Palistine, Burin, olive harvest, world, safety, violence, humans, interesting, news, ethics, culture, family, rights, freedoms )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - thayerhastings.wordpress.com
Because of the high risk of attack, Burin farmers encourage internationals to accompany them during the olive harvest season that usually falls within the month of October. Many alternative tourism groups and political activism organizations promote...
Is This the Worst Story Ever Told on 'Jeopardy'?
Offbeat  (tags: culture, design, americans, ethics, funny, humor, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, performance, society, technology, world, protection )

Susan
- 4 days ago - tv.yahoo.com
Dan Tran, a PhD student living in Boston, was a contestant on Monday night's episode of "Jeopardy," and he told a story that many are claiming is the worst story ever told by a contestant on the long-running game show
WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE OREO COOKIE
Offbeat  (tags: photos, interesting, odd, off-beat, business, bizarre, culture, unusual, society )

Susan
- 4 days ago - yahoo.com
There are fewer treats out there more familiar than the Oreo. Since the National Biscuit Company (today Nabisco) created it in 1912, it's become one of the top-selling cookies in the world. But there's likely plenty you don't know about it, and this BuzZ
Israel Condemns British MPs' Vote to Recognise Palestinian State
Society & Culture  (tags: world, UK, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, Palestinian State, politics, government, ethics, society, culture, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - theguardian.com
Israel has condemned a vote by British MPs in favour of recognising a Palestinian state as "undermining chances for peace" as Britain's ambassador to Israel warned that the move reflected changing British public opinion.
In the Last Days of 'Operation Protective Edge' Israel Focused on Its Final Goal -- the Destruction of Gaza's Professional Class
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, destruction, violence, ethics, society, culture, freedoms, abuse )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The stately tower was the oldest in Gaza City, as much a symbol of the urban landscape as the World Trade Center was to New York City. Its offices housed medical and dental clinics, non-governmental and media organizations including many of Gaza's most...
Endorse This: How Is Columbus Day Still A Thing? (VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Columbus Day, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms, society, culture, rights )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - nationalmemo.com
In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue -- and basically became a supervillain. Why, exactly, are we celebrating him?
 

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