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Society & Culture

Claims of Anti-Semitism Vanish as Facts Emerge in Incident at NY-Tel Aviv Game
Society & Culture  (tags: hate crime, false allegation, anti-Semitism, New York, police, society, dishonesty, ethics, law, violence, news, interesting )

Carrie
- 8 minutes ago - electronicintifada.net
The alleged attack has received extensive coverage and condemnation. However, new information has emerged that Petlakh may have been involved in a physical assault on a Palestinian-American woman shortly before he claims to have been victimized.
No Shelter From Winter Rains for Thousands in Gaza (TEXT and AUDIO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Human Rights, reconstruction, weather, winter rains, shelter, world, society, children, families, humans, rights, ethics, safety, sadness, health, news, government )

Carrie
- 1 hour ago - electronicintifada.net
"People live a desperate life," says The Electronic Intifada's Rami Almeghari about families without shelter in Khuzaa, a village in southeastern Gaza, which was heavily destroyed during Israel's summer assault.
Save This 10-Year-Old Girl From An "Honour" Killing ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, protection, girls, honour killings )

Cher
- 7 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Demand Afghan authorities protect Brishna against the threat of an "honour" killing.
Save Raif Badawi From 1000 Lashes in Saudi Arabia ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, environment, rights, protection )

Cher
- 7 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Thousands of people like you around the world are taking immediate action to support Raif and his family. Join them in pressuring authorities to release Raif unconditionally and for his sentence to be quashed, saving Raif from the cruel treatment of the
Her Name Was Reeva Steenkamp
Society & Culture  (tags: media, violence, abuse, women, victims, humans, biased reporting )

Evelyn
- 9 hours ago - huffingtonpost.co.uk
Her name was Reeva Steenkamp. I'm starting with Reeva because, like so many female victims of violence and abuse, her name has been lost, worse still: voluntarily disregarded. it is the male narrative that dominates our media outlets.
Gary, Indiana Is a Serial Killer's Playground
Society & Culture  (tags: Gary Indiana, serial killing suspect, Darren Deon Vann, society, violence, women, crime, death, murder, news, police, interesting )

Carrie
- 10 hours ago - thedailybeast.com
Darren Deon Vann's hometown has 10,000 abandoned houses, more than enough for him to hide six bodies. Even worse, it's a place where women disappear without being missed.
Junot DíAz Comes Out in Support of the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
Society & Culture  (tags: 'Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, , activists, rights, freedoms, society, celebrity, education, world, interesting, humans, goodnews )

Carrie
- 20 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
The U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel sent out the following press release today saying that Díaz joins Chuck D and Boots Riley as prominent artists who have recently endorsed the boycott:
Activists Occupy Israel Pavilion at Paris Trade Show (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, France, Israel, Palestine, BDS, protestors, Human Rights, society, freedoms, activists, news )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - electronicintifada.net
As the video above shows, the activists held up signs condemning Israeli abuses of Palestinian rights and chanted slogans including: "No trade with apartheid," "Boycott Israeli apartheid" and "Gaza, Gaza, We won't forget!"
Palestine Shines in Global Literature Prizes
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, 'Sheikh Zayed Prize ', Ghassan Zaqtan, literature, Yousef Abu Loz, Osama Alaysa, awards, society, culture, interesting, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - electronicintifada.net
Poetry and prose by Palestinian writers has been celebrated by the organizers of two international literary awards. The longlist for the Sheikh Zayed Prize -- an Arabic culture award -- features three Palestinian writers.
Academic Institutions That Violate Academic Freedom Deserve to Be Boycotted
Society & Culture  (tags: academic freedom, academic boycott of israel, education, ethics, freedoms, society, world, culture, news, rights )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
Academic freedom is a bedrock principle that must be honored by any university as part of its mission of furthering research and education. If an academic institution should violate this sacred trust, scholars will respond by refusing to participate...
Connecticut Arm of Million-Strong Church Votes to Shun Occupation Profiteers
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, BDS, United Church of Christ, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, society, culture, rights, world )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - electronicintifada.net
As a result, church bodies have been urged to divest their holdings in companies profiting from Israeli occupation in Palestine, including Caterpillar, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, G4S and Veolia.
The Science of Fox News: Why Its Viewers Are the Most Misinformed
Society & Culture  (tags: media, news, Fox news viewers, misinformed, society, culture, government, politics, dishonesty, ethics, world, education )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
"Who are the most consistently misinformed media viewers?" Jon Stewart asked Chris Wallace. "The most consistently misinformed misinformed? Fox, Fox viewers, consistently, every poll." Stewart's statement was factually accurate, as we'll see.
Broken On All Sides - CORRECT LINK   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Broken On All Sides, race, mass incarceration, voter suppression, slavery, prison slavery, justice system, The New Jim Crow, collateral consequences, racial inequities, minorities )

Dandelion
- 2 days ago - youtube.com
Addresses racial inequities within our criminal justice system and its devastating collateral consequences. Mass incarceration has become The New Jim Crow. It is something that has an impact upon us all, one doesn't have to be a minority to feel the pain.
Stop Bullying in Schools Now!!! PLEASE SIGN !!!
Society & Culture  (tags: schools, children, bullying laws, petition to sign )

Alexandra
- 2 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Please join the petition to change the law and hold our schools responsible for neglecting to effectively implement their policies on Bullying!
National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality: OCTOBER 22
Society & Culture  (tags: National Day of Protest Against Police B, Uncle Bobby, Stop Police Terror, End Mass Incarceration, October 22 )

Dandelion
- 2 days ago - worldcantwait.net
Stand up! Walk out! No business as usual! STOP police brutality! Find a protest in a city near you with the link in this website. Too many stories are surfacing of the police killing citizens, on the street, in their home, young and old, this needs to end
 

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