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The UK Will Quadruple Prison Sentences for Online Abuse, Trolls Can Get Up to 2 Years in Jail
Society & Culture  (tags: world, UK, internet trolls, social media, verbak abuse, good news, ethics, society, humans, safety, rights, law, interesting )

Carrie
- 1 hour ago - geektime.com
Threats, offensive sexual comments and verbal abuse are not okay, even on the Internet, says UK government. "No-one would permit such venom in person, so there should be no place for it on social media. That is why we are determined to quadruple the...
American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, education, world, society, culture, discovery, interesting, children, environment, humans )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - wired.com
The crisis in American education may be more than a matter of sliding rankings on world educational performance scales. Our kids learn within a system of education devised for a world that increasingly does not exist.
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
- 3 hours 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...
Mahmoud Abbas Urges Palestinians To Defend Al-Aqsa, Suggests Banning 'Settlers' From Entering
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel Palestine, Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, rights, freedoms, ethics, government, society, religion, culture, abuse, violence )

Carrie
- 11 hours ago - ibtimes.com
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday that Israeli settlers living in the Occupied West Bank have no right to "desecrate" the Al-Aqsa mosque. He suggested that they should be prevented from entering the site in East Jerusalem, which also...
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
- 16 hours 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.
Catholic Synod: Cardinal Raymond Burke, A Critic Of Pope Francis To Be 'Demoted'
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, Catholic Church, LGBTRights, world, society, ethics, interesting, news, freedoms, rights )

Carrie
- 18 hours ago - ibtimes.com
A senior Catholic cardinal, a noted critic of Pope Francis' more liberal stance on homosexuality, has revealed that he is to be demoted from his post of running the Catholic Church's justice system.
Anti-Gay Christian Group Threatens to Sue Hotel for Hosting Scholars Who Endorse Israel Boycott
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, ACLJ, ASA, academic boycott of israel, rights, society, education, ethics )

Carrie
- 20 hours ago - electronicintifada.net
The American Center for Law and Justice, a Christian, right-wing legal organization, has written to a Los Angeles hotel warning it against hosting the American Studies Association's annual meeting next month.
The Legendary Piano of Yarmouk (TEXT and VIDEOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, Syria, music, arts, society, culture, violence, freedoms, government )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Someday the Palestinians and Syrians who survived the war will tell stories about what happened in Yarmouk. People will recall how they ate grass to remain alive during the siege. In survivors' collective memory, Aeham and his piano will live.
What NFL Cheerleaders Did Mid-Game Brought Everyone To Tears. Even The Players.
Society & Culture  (tags: children, sports, NFL Cheerleaders, cancer, society, family, women, americans, health, news, humans, interesting )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - viralnova.com
Football fanatics aren't known for being overly friendly to the opposing sides. Players and supporters are known to be aggressively competitive, sometimes even violently so. But when the Cincinnati Bengals played the New England Patriots recently...
Chicken Little Media Keeps Reaching New Lows
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, media, news, hysteria, ethics, dishonesty, society, politics, government, humans, world, safety )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - nationalmemo.com
The role of cable TV news channels in stoking hysteria has reached new depths of shamelessness. They do it purely for the ratings, you know. And if you don't, the barbaric propagandists of ISIS certainly do.
Nonprofit Pays Off Educational Debt for Vets Who Uncle Sam Can't Help
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, education, GoodNews, activists, veterans education bills, GI Bill, debts, society, news, rights, politics )

Cal
- 4 days ago - takepart.com
Average educational debt for veterans is about $56,000--despite the G.I. Bill's promises.
Palestinian Worshippers Barred From Al-Aqsa
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, religion, Al-Aqsa Mosque, police, society, freedoms, rights, violence, news )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - aljazeera.com
Many worshippers trying to enter the compound on Tuesday were turned away by police, who prevented all but those aged over 60 from entering the site, forcing many Palestinians to perform their dawn prayers in the street.
Israel Condemns British MPs' Vote to Recognise Palestinian State
Society & Culture  (tags: world, UK, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, Palestinian State, politics, government, ethics, society, culture, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - theguardian.com
Israel has condemned a vote by British MPs in favour of recognising a Palestinian state as "undermining chances for peace" as Britain's ambassador to Israel warned that the move reflected changing British public opinion.
In the Last Days of 'Operation Protective Edge' Israel Focused on Its Final Goal -- the Destruction of Gaza's Professional Class
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, destruction, violence, ethics, society, culture, freedoms, abuse )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The stately tower was the oldest in Gaza City, as much a symbol of the urban landscape as the World Trade Center was to New York City. Its offices housed medical and dental clinics, non-governmental and media organizations including many of Gaza's most...
Endorse This: How Is Columbus Day Still A Thing? (VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Columbus Day, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms, society, culture, rights )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - nationalmemo.com
In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue -- and basically became a supervillain. Why, exactly, are we celebrating him?
 

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