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Internet Trolls Face Up to Two Years in Jail Under New Laws
Offbeat  (tags: Law, Trolls, Internet, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Internet trolls could face up to two years in jail under new laws, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said.
Blame Game: Karl Rove Covered Up Discovery of Chemical Weapons in Iraq
Offbeat  (tags: WMD, Iraqq, Politics, Pentagon, USA )

Ray
- 2 days ago - rt.com
Karl Rove, a powerful senior advisor to President George W. Bush, is to blame for covering up the discovery of nearly 5,000 chemical munitions in Iraq, Republican insiders told the Daily Beast.
TX Judge Responds to Complaints About Bible Reading in Court By Hosting Prayer Breakfast
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, religion, Separation of Church and State, ethics, government, politics, Texas, Judge Wayne Mack, law, constitution, abuse )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
A Texas judge, under fire for opening court proceedings with a Bible reading followed by a prayer, has scheduled a prayer breakfast next week where he claims he will address the issue.
Ted Cruz: Obama's Surgeon General Pick Isn't a 'Health Professional' Because He's 'Anti-Gun' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ebola, Sen.Ted Cruz, President Obama, Surgeon General nominee, congress, Americans, government, ethics, politics, republicans, corruption, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday accused President Barack Obama's pick for surgeon general of not being a "health care professional" because the doctor had backed a ban on military-style assault rifles.
International Community Promises to Rebuild Gaza ... With Sweat Shops to Exploit Palestinian Workers
World  (tags: violence, war, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, sweat shops, dishonesty, ethics, politics, middle-east, interesting, society, news, corruption, conflict, government, world, freedoms )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - alternet.org
The Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip has brought with it a depressingly familiar ritual: The Israeli military destroys large swaths of the ghettoized coastal enclave, leaving tens of thousands homeless, a trail of carnage and piles of rubble.
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
- 2 days 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...
Tell McDonald's to Only Buy Palm Oil From Responsible Suppliers
Environment  (tags: sumatran tigers, palm oil, deforestation, palm oil industry, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, government, green, habitat, habitatdestruction, humans, nature, politics, protection, Sustainabililty, wildlife )

Sara
- 2 days ago - action.sumofus.org
There are fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, and 1,500 Borneo pygmy elephants, because their rainforest homes are being destroyed to make room for massive palm oil plantations in Southeast Asia.
Could Iraq's Tribes Provide the Glue That Keeps the Country From Falling Apart?
World  (tags: world, politics, iraq, government, middle-east, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 2 days ago - csmonitor.com
Saddam Hussein tapped Iraq's tribes, which cross geographic and ethnic lines, to bolster his regime. Now some tribesmen are offering to help fend off the self-declared Islamic State.
Anti-Semitism Charge Is Increasingly Being Leveled Against Israel's Mainstream Critics
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Secretary Kerry, President Obama, Antisemitism, government, politics, propaganda, news, ethics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Maybe you saw that a top minister in Israel's government accused John Kerry, the US secretary of state, of anti-Semitism? John Kerry made the mistake of saying that if only Israel made peace with the Palestinians, that would cut down on extremism in...
Stand With Bernie Sanders and Social Security! ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, democrats, congress, elections, freedoms, socialsecurity, politics, americans, government )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - salsa.wiredforchange.com
Stand with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and tell all U.S. Senate candidates: Expanding Social Security is THE winning issue this November. Take a strong progressive stance: Expand, don't cut Social Security!
'Scandalous': 1.6m UK Pensioners Living in Poverty - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Health, Human rights, Politics, Scandal, UK )

Ray
- 3 days ago - rt.com
More than one and a half million British pensioners are "floundering" on low incomes and consigned to poverty, a report by elderly care charity Age UK suggests.
Muzzled: New UK Laws Punish Owners of 'Dangerous' Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Health, Politics, Security, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 3 days ago - rt.com
Owners of dangerous dogs could face fines of up to £20,000 under new laws designed to prevent dog attacks.The laws, which will come into effect next week, will also mean animals deemed 'dangerous' must be muzzled or microchipped.
California Leads the Way in the 'Block the Boat' Movement
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Palestine, Israel, BDS movement, Block the Boat, California, society, politics, government, rights, freedoms )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The weekend of October 18th, Palestinian solidarity activists in Los Angeles will be holding another Block the Boat action. Block the Boat Los Angeles is organizing a community picket at 6 am at the pier on Long Beach to prevent a Zim ship from unloading.
As Kerry Scrambles to Prevent Palestinian Action at UN, Israeli Govt Makes Clear It Will Never Accept Palestinian State
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, Palestine, U.S., Secretary Kerry, Netanyahu, UN, ethics, freedoms, government, politics )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Speaking with an unnamed senior Israeli source, Ravid revealed Kerry has lobbied Netanyahu for the past month to go back to the American sponsored negotiations to no avail.
Decent Respect
World  (tags: UK Parliament, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Politics )

Eleonora
- 3 days ago - zope.gush-shalom.org
"In an atmosphere of great enthusiasm, the British parliament adopted with a huge majority (274 for, a mere 12 against) a pro-Israeli motion...Over half the seats were occupied, more than usual...the opponents of Israel were in hiding and did not dare .."

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