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Duggar Daughter Casts Judgment Against Liberal Christians: You're Going to Hell, But I'M Not
Society & Culture  (tags: women, 'Duggar Family', 'Quiverfull Movement', Jessa Duggar, religion, society, sadness, ethics, rights, freedoms, culture, education, humans, interesting, family, children )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - rawstory.com
Reality TV star Jessa Duggar lectured Christians in a lengthy Facebook post about GodâEUR(TM)s wrathful judgment. Duggar said the Bible teaches that God must punish sin with eternal damnation, and she sneered at "distorted" translations of the Bible that ...
The Brooklyn Punks Who Dreamed of ISIS
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, terrorism, ISIS/ISIL, society, Brooklyn, jihad, family, freedoms, culture, children, interesting, humans, politics )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - thedailybeast.com
They were Central Asian immigrants who dressed in hoodies and high-tops and looked younger than their 19 and 24 years. But prosecutors say they were headed to wage jihad in Syria
In NYC, Port Authority Tells Group Not to Hand Out Blankets, Doesn't Want Homeless 'Too Comfortable'
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, abuse, NYC, homeless, freezing temperatures, blankets, society, ethics, humans, health, crime, sadness, safety, rights, government, freedoms, dishonesty, family, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - dailykos.com
Volunteers with Saxton/Hart tried to help those in need during frigid temperatures by handing out blankets at New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal and were shocked when authorities turned them away:
Welcome to Israel: Good for Gays, Bad for Everyone Else
Society & Culture  (tags: world, abuse, Israel, Human Rights, LGBT Rights, society, women, ethics, freedoms, government, humans, news, violence, rights, crime, culture, interesting, dishonesty, politics, corruption )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - haaretz.com
Israel forcibly rules over millions of Palestinians; it hunts down asylum seekers, imprisons them like criminals and lets them freeze in the desert; but if you're a LGBT Jew, or even a LGBT tourist passing through the region, there's no place better.
Jewish Groups That Blindly Support Israel Make US and European Jews Potential Victims of Violence ~ Uri Avnery
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, U.S., Europe, Middle-East, Jews, anti-Semitism, Zionism, colonialism, society, politics, government, humans, interesting, news, rights, safety, ethics, culture, violence, freedoms )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Uri Avnery's latest column says that the attacks on Jews in Europe are not anti-Semitic in the classic definition, but are an outgrowth of the conflict between Zionism and indigenous people in the Middle East and the transformation of that conflict ...
Fewer Than Half of Democrats Sympathize With Israelis Over Palestinians
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Liberal Democrats, republicans, Human Rights, activists, society, politics, ethics, humans, freedoms, rights, safety, news, interesting, government )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Over the past 12 months, though, there's been a drop of support for Israelis of about 10 points by Democrats, a plunge that rivals the decline seen among all parties after a boost of support during the first Gulf War.
All Hail The Feminist Oscars: On #AskHerMore, Patricia Arquette, and NPH's Balls
Society & Culture  (tags: Good News, Hollywood, Oscars, women, celebrity, society, culture, ethics, freedoms, humans, news, rights, politics, media, activists, government, family, world )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Starting with the actresses in attendance & stretching to the viewers watching at home & tweeting along, there was a resounding call for a change in the way women are treated in Hollywood. It was a night designed around men, but it was all about women.
VIDEO: Raw Story Presents the 10 Worst 'Best Picture' Oscar Winners
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, world, Oscars, 'Best Pictures', 'Worst Pictures', arts, celebrity, society, culture, ethics, humans, interesting, news, dishonesty, freedoms )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - rawstory.com
There are legitimate debates about how certain films beat others for the Academy Award for "Best Picture." But some of the films the Academy has awarded "Best Picture" are just indefensible, and here are the ten worst of them:
Oscar Winners List For 2015 Includes 'Birdman,' Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne & More
Society & Culture  (tags: Oscars, celebrity, arts, movies, society, culture, family, fashion, humans, interesting, news, activists, world, rights, politics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"Birdman" won three other Oscars: Best Director for Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki (his second Oscars win in a row after last year's "Gravity") and Best Original Screenplay.
Patricia Arquette Makes Impassioned Plea For Wage Equality After Winning Best Supporting Actress ~ TEXT and VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: Oscars, movies, Patricia Arquette, USA, women, women's rights, equal pay, society, culture, celebrity, arts, ethics, government, family, media, freedoms, activists, news, interesting, rights, law )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"It's our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America," she said to a strong show of support from Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez.
Stop Supporting Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership! PETITION!
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, interesting, law, news, politics, rights, safety, society, obama, government, democrats, republicans, economy, technology, corporate, investments, labor, HumanRights, environment, healthconditions, health )

Robert
- 5 days ago - petitions.whitehouse.gov
Why, Mr President, won't you release the full text of the TPP now? Is it because the American people would strongly object to this blatant takeover of American sovereignty by international corporate interests?
The Long Struggle of the Palestinians in Israel
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, freedoms, ethics, society, culture, humans, rights, sadness, safety, children, family, crime, dishonesty, death, news, abuse, politics, government, violence, women, interesting )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - electronicintifada.net
The Palestinian citizens of Israel stand at the crossroads of hope for peace in the Middle East, their achievements uncelebrated and their promise untested. As a member of this indigenous group, I try to bring our existence to light, to sing out our ...
How Uncle Ibrahim Protected the Village Lands
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Hatim Kanaaneh, arts, humans, interesting, culture, society, violence, rights, freedoms, government, law, news, politics, safety, education )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Next Tuesday in New York City, Hatim Kanaaneh will launch the publication of his short-story collection, Chief Complaint: A Country DoctorâEUR(TM)s Tales of Life in Galilee, in an event at the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University.
Israel Sentences Palestinian Teen Lina Khattab to 6 Months in Prison for Protesting ~ TEXT and VIDEOS
Society & Culture  (tags: women, protest, world, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, Lina Khattab, society, culture, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, safety, sadness, news, rights, dishonesty, abuse, law )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Lina Khattab, an 18-year-old Birzeit University student and dancer in the prominent El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe, was arrested by Israeli troops on December 13 2014.
 

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