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World Renowned Ethnobotanist, Wade Davis, On Indigenous Cultures & The Environment   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous cultures, Wade Davis, poet, scientists, ethnobotanist, culture, environment, ethics, GoodNews, humans, religion, society, travel, world )

Betsy
- 32 days ago - youtube.com
Wade Davis is a Canadian anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer whose work has focused on worldwide indigenous cultures, especially in North and South America.
See Bill and Hillary Clinton Meet Their Granddaughter (TEXT and PHOTOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Bill and Hilary Clinton, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, baby news, society, celebrity, child, women )

CarrieSIC
- 32 days ago - celebritybabies.people.com
"We are thrilled to be with our daughter and her husband as they welcome their daughter into the world. Chelsea is well and glowing. Marc is bursting with pride. Charlotte's life is off to a good start."
Mahmoud Abbas Calls on UN to Back Deadline for Israeli Withdrawal
Society & Culture  (tags: UN general assembly, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli withdrawal from Palestine, Israeli war crimes, ethics, world, society, government, freedoms )

CarrieSIC
- 32 days ago - theguardian.com
In a hard-hitting speech to the UN general assembly in NY, he also accused Israel of "war crimes carried out before the eyes of the world" during the recent 50-day Gaza war that ended in a ceasefire on Aug.26 adding that Israel had "perpetrated genocide".
Netanyahu Erases the Boundary Between World Jewry and Israel in Celebration of 'Our Country' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, American Jews, Netanyahu, ethics, dishonesty, government, politics, society, news )

CarrieSIC
- 33 days ago - mondoweiss.net
There's a reason Netanyahu says we're a united community. Israel needs English-speaking Jews to maintain its international support. We built Israel together, he says, and are all committed to it:
An Israel Equal for All, Jewish or Not
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Human Rights, Zionism, multi cultural, religious diversity, education, society, culture, freedoms, news, interesting, ethics, government, politics )

CarrieSIC
- 33 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Israel is out of step with much of the world. Over time, nations have become more ethnically and religiously diverse; populations have become more urban and educated; and economies have become more commercial.
Gaza Artist Displays Paintings in Rubble of Bombed Home
Society & Culture  (tags: Raed Issa, paintings, Gaza, society, culture, destruction, Human Rights, Israel, war, violence, humans, freedoms, world )

CarrieSIC
- 33 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Gaza-based painter Raed Issa's home was destroyed during this summer's intensive Israeli attack on Gaza, which killed over 2,000 people. But, in the slow clear-up and under-resourced reconstruction which has followed, Issa has sought to find a way...
Bill, Hillary Clinton Are Grandparents: Chelsea Gives Birth to a Girl
Society & Culture  (tags: Chelsea Clinton, child, good news, Bill and Hillary Clinton, birth, family, news, society )

CarrieSIC
- 33 days ago - latimes.com
After much public anticipation, Bill and Hillary Clinton have finally become grandparents as their daughter, Chelsea, gave birth to a daughter Friday. The former president and the past--and perhaps future--presidential candidate delivered the news via...
America's Summer of White Supremacy: A Postmortem
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, summer of 2014, Human Rights, racism, white supremacy, ethics, death, freedoms, society, culture, safety, violence, rights, police, abuse, news )

CarrieSIC
- 33 days ago - salon.com
Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford: The past few months have seen tragedy after tragedy. When will it end?
OPINION: The Fight Against the Long-Term Effects of Child Hunger Reaches Fever Pitch
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, child hunger, education, health, humanrights, government, ethics, politics, sadness, world, children, activists )

Cal
- 35 days ago - ipsnews.net
Often beginning in the womb as poverty-stricken mothers live hand-to-mouth, stunting can be a lifelong affliction. Studies show it is linked to poor cognition and educational performance,
"Cries of Gaza" Resonate in Rare Solo Show By Palestinian Artist Tayseer Barakat (TEXT and Subtitled VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, Palestinian artist Tayseer Barakat, Palestine, Gaza, Ramallah, human experience, interesting, news, world, society, freedoms, education )

CarrieSIC
- 35 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Barakat's work has been shown in group exhibitions around the world, gaining widespread recognition, but Distant Voices is his first solo exhibition in five years. Barakat is quoted in a statement by curator Sliman Mleahat as saying that:
Israel Carries Out Extrajudicial Killing of Two Palestinians Suspected in Israeli Youths Kidnapping
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Human Rights, suspects, law, murder, crime, ethics, violence, culture, humans, death, freedoms )

CarrieSIC
- 35 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Overnight Tuesday Israeli special forces killed two Palestinian men who were suspected of kidnapping and slaying three Israeli youths abducted in June while hitchhiking in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc of the West Bank.
What Max Blumenthal Saw in Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Gaza, destruction, death, Human Rights, family, society, culture, humans, freedoms, sadness, world, news )

CarrieSIC
- 35 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Everywhere he went people would invite him into their homes, which were sometimes mere concrete slabs or open basements because the house was gone, and then: Please have some coffee. You must drink some soda, it is very hot today. Here are some sweets...
Israeli Refuseniks Expose Occupation's Dark Underbelly
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, military, 'refuseniks, death, dishonesty, freedoms, ethics, society, politics, violence, safety, government )

CarrieSIC
- 36 days ago - mondoweiss.net
An illustration of the desperate choices facing Palestinians was voiced by a mother of seven in Gaza last week. She and her husband were recruited as spies in return for medical treatment in Israel for one of their children.
Sign the Petition: Make Sentencing Smarter ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, prison sentences, law, petition, non violent crimes, ethics, freedoms, dishonesty, society, sadness, news, rights, politics )

CarrieSIC
- 36 days ago - dailykos.com
The hallmark of a legitimate justice system is fairness. Today in America, thousands upon thousands of people are serving decades-long prison sentences for non-violent crimes. Their lives are being needlessly thrown away and billions of taxpayer dollars
Family Held at Gunpoint as Israel Arrests Another Palestinian Rights Defender
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Human Rights, West Bank, Palestine, ethics, freedoms, humans, illegal occupation, law, government, politics, society, dishonesty )

CarrieSIC
- 36 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Israeli soldiers raided the family home of Ayman Nasser, legal coordinator of the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, in the middle of the night last Thursday. He is the latest human rights defender in the occupied West Bank to be...

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