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Turkey Says It's Helping Iraqi Kurds Join Fight For Kobani
World  (tags: world, violence, war, iraq, Turkey, politics, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 13 hours ago - npr.org
Turkey says it is assisting Iraqi Kurdish fighters in crossing into Syria to aid their brethren in the embattled city of Kobani, where Kurds have fought a fierce defense action for weeks against besieging Islamic State militants.
Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts
Environment  (tags: deep ocean mining, lack of safeguards, pollution, protection, oceans, politics, environment, destruction, ecosystems, conservation, world, wildlife )

Cal
- 13 hours ago - e360.yale.edu
Mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood
Identities of Minors Who Admitted to Killing Mohammed Abu Khdeir to Be Revealed Monday
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, violence, murder, kidnapping, trial, law, sadness, Human Rights, death, society, government, politics, ethics, law, crime )

Carrie
- 17 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
On Monday three Israelis who admitted to the killing of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, the 16-year old Palestinian who was burned to death over the summer after being abducted from behind his East Jerusalem home in a revenge killing for the unrelated kidnapping...
Suspected Nazi War Criminals Collecting 'Millions' in Social Security - Investigation
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Law, Military, Politics, Protest, Robert Bridge, Scandal, Security, USA )

Ray
- 21 hours ago - rt.com
US taxpayers have paid millions of dollars in Social Security benefits to dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals, even after they were forced out of the United States, an investigation by the Associated Press has found.
Energy Efficient States: Where Does Yours Rank?
Green Lifestyle  (tags: CO2emissions, energy, environment, government, humans, pollution, Sustainabililty, republicans, politics, americans, environment, democrats, climate, energy, environment, CO2emissions, conservation, energy, environment, globalwarming, humans, Sustainabilil )

Jessica
- 21 hours ago - yourenergyblog.com
WalletHub just released its findings for the most and least energy-efficient states of 2014. . .Unsurprisingly, the top five states are Democratic and the bottom five states are Republican.
Israeli Democracy: A Convenient Illusion
World  (tags: world, Israel, democracy, dishonesty, ethics, Arabs, Jews, rights, freedoms, power, government, politics, middle-east )

Carrie
- 23 hours ago - globalresearch.ca
Israel's more hypocrisy than democracy. Rhetoric belies longstanding policy. Nothing ahead suggests change. Israel's an ethnocracy. It's polar opposite democracy. Jews alone have power. Arabs have no say. The Law of Return affords it solely to Jews.
11 Beautiful Minutes Of Dogs Pretending To Be Supreme Court Justices ~ VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: humor, satire, John Oliver, Supreme Court, dogs, humans, interesting, government, politics, law, society )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - digg.com
"Last Week Tonight" did something wonderful Sunday night. John Oliver and his crew released almost 11 minutes of footage of dogs dressed up as the members of the Supreme Court of the United States for news outlets to use for reenactment purposes.
Europe Wearies of Netanyahu's Diversions
World  (tags: Europe, Palestine, Israel, Netanyahu, Human Rights, illegal settlement expansion, middle-east, news, violence, world, politics, government, ethics, freedoms, conflict, society )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
Stephens's piece is a full-on attack on Netanyahu for his latest settlement expansion, which guaranteed the passage of the British Parliament's Palestinian state recognition, a monument of bipartisanship in the House of Commons.
In Texas, You Can Vote With a Concealed Handgun License--But Not a Student ID
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, voter ID's, Texas, dishonesty, ethics, elections, freedoms, government, politics, news, corruption, republicans, abuse )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - newrepublic.com
Texans casting a ballot on Monday, when early voting begins, will need to show one of seven forms of photo ID. A concealed handgun license is okay, but a student ID isn't.
Justice Ginsburg Admits to Keeping Stash of 'Notorious RBG' Shirts to Give to Friends (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court, 'Notorious R.B.G.', popularity, Americans, good news, government, ethics, elections, media, news, politics )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - rawstory.com
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg acknowledged her Internet popularity as the "Notorious RBG," Sunday night in an interview with NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, saying she keeps "quite a large supply" of t-shirts bearing her face.
The Real 47 Percent: GOP Candidate With a Ferrari Pays No Federal Income Taxes for Third Year
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Tom Foley, Connecticut, elections, politics, republicans, ethics, dishonesty, government, corruption, abuse )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - rawstory.com
"Tom Foley owns a multi-million dollar mansion, two British fighter jets, and a $5-million-dollar yacht, yet takes advantage of tax loopholes middle-class families can only dream about, allowing him to pay no income taxes for three years,"...
TAKE ACTION NOW! Don't Build Electrical Transmission Line Through Migrating Bird Habitat - ForceChange
Environment  (tags: wildlife, politics, environment, destruction, ecosystems, conservation, protection, humans, habitatdestruction, habitat )

Cal
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Stop plans to build a electrical transmission line through a natural landmark and crucial wildlife habitat
Save Christian Mom Asia Bibi From Execution - Please Sign Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: Pakistan, violence, women, Islam, Christianity, Muslims, hanging, abuse, crime, culture, death, ethics, government, politics, religion, rights, sadness, safety )

Sabina
- 1 day ago - aclj.org
Asia Bibi was falsely accused of "blasphemy" - speaking against the prophet Muhammad. Now this wife and mother of five will hang for her Christian faith. She would be the first woman executed under Pakistan's Sharia blasphemy law.
Once a Sea - Now It's the Aral Desert
Environment  (tags: world, pollution, politics, weather, humans, habitatdestruction, habitat, environment, destruction, ecosystems, wildlife, protection )

Cal
- 1 day ago - theecologist.org
The Aral Sea is a well known environmental disaster zone. But this year, it got a whole worse,
Internet Trolls Face Up to Two Years in Jail Under New Laws
Offbeat  (tags: Law, Trolls, Internet, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Internet trolls could face up to two years in jail under new laws, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said.
 

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