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The Dangerous Influence of Online Hate Speech in Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, hate, social media, culture, sadness, society, ethics, death, crime, violence, rights, humans )

Carrie
- 23 hours ago - america.aljazeera.com
The racist sentiments expressed show how Israeli society has cultivated a false "us vs. them" paradigm, leading many to mistakenly believe that violence against the state is a byproduct of cultural or religious differences, instead of understanding...
Gaza's Shejaiya: A Moonscape Strewn With Bodies
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, human rights, death, destruction, crime, society, sadness, humans, politics, rights, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - rawstory.com
The ambulances and firetrucks of Gaza's emergency services gathered on the edge of the Shejaiya district to await news of a humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas group.
'Only God Saved Our Souls,' Says Resident of Gaza Area Pounded By Israel (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Gaza, crime, death, ethics, government, society, safety, sadness, children, women, family, humans, dishonesty, rights, freedoms )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - washingtonpost.com
"This is the worst I have ever seen," the physician said. "They are targeting whole families. Killing whole families. The number of children, the number of women. This is against life. This is inhumane."
Gaza Hospitals Struggle to Treat Injured in Latest Israeli Airstrikes (TEXT and PHOTOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, hospitals, doctors, medicine, ethics, death, violence, humans, sadness, safety, rights, politics, abuse )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - america.aljazeera.com
As Israel continues to pound Gaza with airstrikes -- carrying out 50 bombings overnight Monday and more throughout the day on Tuesday -- Sahbani expressed concern about the capacity of the territory's hospitals to attend to the many injured.
No Solutions: Laws to Make Everything About Homelessness Illegal Have Increased Dramatically
Society & Culture  (tags: homelessness, laws against homelessness, society, policitics, rights, freedoms, law, policy, safety, usanews )

Cal
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
A new report finds these laws are being passed with wide voter approval, in cities that offer few alternatives for those living on the streets.
OP-ED: America Is Ripe For Authoritarianism
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, news, obama, military, police, politics, society, ethics, culture, safety, rights, freedoms )

Cal
- 2 days ago - alternet.org
The pitiful state of the economy makes the U.S. vulnerable.
Sacrifice, Suffering and Struggle: MLK's Message Resonates in Palestine
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Martin Luther King Jr., racism, ethics, culture, rights, politics, government, humans, sadness, safety, society, violence, murder, media, news, death, dishonesty, crime )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - electronicintifada.net
The voices of angry Israeli mobs chanting "death to Arabs" are echoing in the streets of Jerusalem. Online video footage shows Palestinians being chased off public transportation, thrown into lakes and attacked on the street.
Doctors Evacuate Patients After Israel Bombs Hospital (TEXT and ENGLISH AUDIO)
Society & Culture  (tags: International Law, world, Palestine, Israel, hospital, patients, sadness, safety, society, rights, violence, crime, ethics, culture, news, politics, health )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - electronicintifada.net
After a week of threats and "warning rocket" fire last Friday on the al-Wafa rehab and geriatric hospital in eastern Gaza City, the Israeli army heavily shelled the building just hours ago and caregivers are scrambling to evacuate the most vulnerable...
Politician Tells Tall Tale of a Bus Full of Migrant Kids, Turns Out It Was a School Bus Headed to Summer Camp (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: government, politics, children, society, racism, migrant children, law, ethics, sadness, rights, news, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - rawstory.com
I have to imagine most of you, except of course our right wing trolls, are as appalled and even depressed at the display of raw racist hatred that has been emanating from the right in recent weeks with regards to the exploding number of unaccompanied...
Overturn Ban on Homosexual Activity --- PLEASE SIGN!!!
Society & Culture  (tags: Jamaica, Caribbean, buggery laws, homophobia, protests, religion, rights, society, culture, education, gayrights )

Lynn
- 5 days ago - forcechange.com
An antiquated, colonial-era law outlawing homosexual activity in the Caribbean is withstanding attempts at eradication due to rampant homophobia. The ... the repeal of so-called buggery laws, but mass protest has prevented any reform.
Stop Selling Guns to Domestic Violence Offenders --- PLEASE SIGN!!!
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, abuse, ethics, NRA, domestic violence, law reform, guns, politics, rights, safety )

Lynn
- 5 days ago - forcechange.com
Criminals who are found guilty of domestic violence and stalking are discovering loopholes in gun laws across the country ... them to obtain guns. ...lawmakers are skirting around the issue. The [NRA] is continually ... blocking any attempt at reform.
John Oliver: The Rich Keep the Game Rigged While Americans Cling to False Optimism (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: John Oliver, media, TV, income inequality, class warfare, government, ethics, politics, society, rights )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - rawstory.com
In an extended segment on HBO's Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver turned his gaze on income inequality, noting that Americans overwhelmingly believe that the system favors the rich while, at the same time, accepting it, believing they too will...
Christian Radio Host Fears Iowans May Be Forced to Eat Gay Pride Burger (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Burger King, Proud Whopper, Gay Pride, LGBT rights, society, religion, freedoms, rights )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - rawstory.com
"If this isn't bottled up in San Francisco, this kind of nonsense, then it's going to be spreading across the entire fruited plain," Fischer complained. "And you're going to be going to your Burger King in Des Moines, Iowa and you're going to have a...
ABUSE! Drivers Get Screwed Over Constantly in America
Society & Culture  (tags: driving, police searches, civil liberties, privacy rights, governement, snopping, poitics, big brother, a-holes on patrol, society, politics, government, ethics, culture, americans, transportation, police, rights, news, freedoms, dishonesty, usa, abuse )

Cal
- 9 days ago - vice.com
In order to legally operate a motor vehicle on public roads in America today, citizens must abide an astonishing array of affronts to even the most basic concepts of civil liberty.
The Silent Power of Boycotts and Blockades
Society & Culture  (tags: peace, activism, resistance, activists, politics, rights, humans, society, culture, news )

Cal
- 11 days ago - ipsnews.net
peace activists are currently assembled in Cape Town's City Hall, for the quadrennial meeting of the 93-year-old War Resister's International (WRI), a global network of activists from far-flung regions fighting on every imaginable front, from anti-traffic
 

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