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Tell Congress to Pass the International Violence Against Women Act
Society & Culture  (tags: WOMAN RIGHTS, violence against women and girls, abuse, culture, ethics, law, politics, rights, safety, congress, violence )

Sabine
- 14 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
The World Health Organization estimates that more than one third of the women on the planet will face physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives. That's more than one billion people who will experience rape, domestic abuse...
One in Five of Gaza's Herders Ceases Farming Amid Israel's Attacks, Siege
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, destruction, herders, Human Rights, animals, ethics, society, culture, family, freedoms, humans, rights, sadness, abuse, violence, death, crime )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Muhammad Abu Safiyya lost everything during IsraelâEUR(TM)s 51-day attack on Gaza during the summer of 2014. Most of the thirty-six homes in his village, also called Abu Safiyya, were completely destroyed after Israeli forces invaded.
West Bank Settlers Build Star of David Out of Rocks to Prevent Palestinian Farmers From Using Land
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, world, society, culture, ethics, freedoms, humans, interesting, rights, family, sadness, safety, government, abuse )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The settlers, who live in the illegal outpost Eshtamoa near the village, built the Star of David in order to obstruct Palestinian residentsâEUR(TM) sheep from grazing, and as a crude way of marking territory.
Madonna Speaks Out Against Antisemitism, Says Europe Feels Like Nazi Germany
Society & Culture  (tags: Madonna, Nazi Germany, anti-Semitism, Europe, abuse, celebrity, crime, culture, freedoms, government, media, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, world )

Penny
- 3 days ago - algemeiner.com
Madonna said anti-Semitism is at an all-time high in France and throughout Europe. Going even further, she said, WeâEUR(TM)re living in crazy times. It feels like Nazi Germany.
Married at 13, a Girl Speaks Out Against Early Marriage
Society & Culture  (tags: marriage, girls, abuse, child, children, crime, culture, education, ethics, freedoms, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, women, world )

Penny
- 4 days ago - blog.thehungersite.com
This video by UNICEF features a clip of a girl in Yemen who was married at 13 years old. Her powerful story highlights her own experience and the harmful effects childhood marriage has on girls.
Gaza Rebuild Effort Could Take 100 Years: Oxfam
Society & Culture  (tags: Oxfam, world, Israel, Gaza, destruction, rebuilding, Human Right, Israeli Blockade, politics, government, ethics, society, abuse, rights, freedoms, humans, news, sadness, safety, family )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - commondreams.org
"'Only an end to the blockade of Gaza will ensure that people can rebuild their lives." âEUR"Catherine Essoyan, Oxfam Despair and destruction continue to envelop the blockaded Gaza strip, where the rebuilding of vital structures could take up to a century.
Muslim Girl Sings 'Star Spangled Banner' as Oklahoma Anti-Islamic Protesters Scream Insults ~ TEXT and VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Oklahoma, Islamophobia, society, protest, religious tolerance, ethics, rights, freedoms, dishonesty, sadness, humans, religion, news, culture, activists, abuse, corruption, politics, government )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - rawstory.com
A rally by hundreds of American Muslims at the Oklahoma Capitol on Friday to promote religious tolerance was interrupted by anti-Islamic protesters holding signs proclaiming the United States a Christian nation.
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
- 9 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
- 10 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.
Caseworkers, Family Court Follow Families and Deaths Still Occur
Society & Culture  (tags: children, abuse, death, family, government, law, safety, violence, sadness, protection, prevention )

Dee
- 11 days ago - timesunion.com
In the months leading up to his death, 5-year-old Kenneth White slept in a La-Z-Boy recliner wedged into a small bedroom in a cluttered trailer he shared with a half-dozen people, 10 cats and five dogs.
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
- 12 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 ...
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
- 14 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.
Copenhagen Imam Incited Against Jews On Eve of Synagogue Attack   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Islam, Muslims, Denmark, Copenhagen, abuse, crime, culture, dishonesty, religion, sadness, society, violence, world )

Penny
- 14 days ago - youtube.com
One day before the weekendâEUR(TM)s terror attacks in Copenhagen âEUR" Hajj Saeed, the Imam of the Al-Faruq Mosque in the city, rejected interfaith dialogue with Jews.
 

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