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Israeli Shells Hit Second UN School Sheltering Gaza Refugees (TEXT and PHOTOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, war, human rights, Israel, Gaza, UN designated shelter, crime, death, ethics, children, humans, news, murder, sadness, safety, society, abuse )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - america.aljazeera.com
"Last night, children were killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom in a U.N. designated shelter in Gaza," Pierre Krahenbuhl, United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) commissioner-general, said in a statement.
VIDEO: Jon Stewart Says U.S. Is 'the Oprah of Middle East Weapons Systems'
Society & Culture  (tags: media, TV, Jon Stewart, US, ethics, weapons, Middle East, sadness, world, politics, abuse, society, freedoms )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - alternet.org
In last night's "Automatics for the People" segment, Jon Stewart pointed out that we currently provide billions in military aid to the neighboring countries of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Israel.
The Risk of Opposing Israel in the US
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, free speech, retaliation, Israel, Palestine, ethics, dishonesty, society, sadness, rights, abuse, politics, media, government, freedoms, news, interesting )

Carrie
- 7 hours ago - america.aljazeera.com
"Whenever I address Israeli violence publicly I prepare for the loss of Jewish friends and for messages such as 'You will never work in Hollywood again' and 'Now I know that you hate our people, I will not employ you.' (Yes, these are actual quotes.)"
STOP THE EVICTION OF MILDRED WILLIS AND HER FAMILY
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, dishonesty, sadness, women )

Teresa
- 1 day ago - start2.occupyourhomes.org
Mildred Willis and her family were tricked into placing her under public guardianship by an ambulance chasing attorney. Although the Public Guardian is charged with representing those who have been abandoned by their families, this programs has been routi
Why Are Campus Administrators Making So Much Money?
Society & Culture  (tags: education, crime, politics, society, economy, colleges as a business, administrators thriving, abuse, news, government )

Cal
- 2 days ago - truth-out.org
Americans committed to better living for bosses can take heart at the fact that college and university administrators--unlike their faculty (increasingly reduced to rootless adjuncts) and students (saddled with ever more debt)―are thriving.
Public Food-Shaming Is The Insidious Type Of Street Harassment No One Is Talking About
Society & Culture  (tags: women, food, diet, society, body image, rights, humans, culture, abuse, ethics, sadness, news, health )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"Hey, girl, you shouldn't be eating that. You're gonna get fat!"Of all the things you want to hear while walking to the subway at 11 p.m. on a Friday night, a man screaming at you for eating frozen yogurt on the sidewalk is not one of them.
For NFL, Pot Is a Worse Crime Than Assault
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, Americans, NFL, Ray Rice, women, violence, law, ethics, news, crime, culture, sports, society )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - bloombergview.com
Since February, we've been waiting to hear what kind of punishment the NFL would levy on Rice after graphic footage emerged of the star running back dragging his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, out of an elevator after, police say, he beat her unconscious.
Lawyers Demand Investigation of 'Horrifically Botched' Two Hour Execution in Arizona
Society & Culture  (tags: human rights, death penalty, botched execution, Joseph Wood, death, crime, ethics, humans, society, news, law, abuse, corruption )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - rawstory.com
Lawyers for a convicted double-murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona dragged on for two hours, while witnesses watched him gasping for breath and attorneys scrambled to halt the process, have called for an outside review of the "horrifically botched
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
- 10 days 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.
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
- 14 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.
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
- 18 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.
Why Do Right-Wing Christians Think 'Religious Freedom' Means Forcing Their Faith on You?
Society & Culture  (tags: right wing Christians, religion, rights, freedoms, society, abuse, government, politics, interesting, corruption )

Carrie
- 33 days ago - alternet.org
True religious freedom requires a secular society, where government stays out of the religion game and leaves it strictly to individual conscience, a standard that runs directly against the modern conservative insistence that America is and should be a...
MT Judge Who Gave One-Month Sentence to Rapist Orders 5-Year Term for Vandal
Society & Culture  (tags: Montana, District Judge G. Todd Baugh, crime, dishonesty, ethics, law, society, rights, abuse, politics, women, news )

Carrie
- 36 days ago - rawstory.com
District Judge G. Todd Baugh sentenced 21-year-old Brandon Turell to 10 years in prison, with five of those years suspended, and ordered him to pay about $13,600 in restitution reported the Billings Gazette.
Detroit Shuts Off Water To Thousands Of Broke Residents
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Detroit, the poor, ethics, water, rights, humans, society, government, crime, dishonesty, corruption, sadness, safety, politics, abuse, activists )

Carrie
- 37 days ago - thinkprogress.org
As the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department moves to shut off water to thousands of residents who are delinquent on their bills, a coalition of activists is appealing to the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights to intervene.
Albuquerque Infiltrates, Films Anti-Shooting Protest With Undercover Cop Who Shot Someone (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Albuquerque, police brutality, anti shooting protest, undercover cop, police, law, ethics, safety, rights, abuse, news )

Carrie
- 37 days ago - rawstory.com
The Albuquerque Police Department insisted over the weekend that it sent an undercover officer who shot someone to infiltrate and film protests against deadly force in order to ensure the safety of demonstrators.
 

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