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Israel Moves to Outlaw Palestinian Political Parties in the Knesset
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Israeli Parliament, dishonesty, ethics, world, society, culture, freedoms, abuse, corruption, news, rights, politics, government, women )

CarrieSIC
- 22 days ago - electronicintifada.net
The Israeli parliament voted overwhelmingly last week to suspend Haneen Zoabi, a legislator representing the state's large Palestinian minority, for six months as a campaign to silence political dissent intensified.
ISIS Snuffs Out Ancient Christianity
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, crime, culture, death, freedoms, murder, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, Muslims, Islam, Christianity, Egypt )

Sabina
- 23 days ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
In Egypt, a young Coptic Christian man, accused of blaspheming Islam for simply "liking" an Arabic-language Facebook page, was sentenced to six years in prison.
Iranians Protest Over Acid Attacks Against Women
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, crime, culture, ethics, freedoms, religion, rights, sadness, safety, sports, society, violence, women )

Sabina
- 23 days ago - theguardian.com
Thousands of people have staged a protest in Isfahan, Iran's top tourist destination, demanding authorities bring to an end a spate of acid attacks on young women that has sparked horror and outrage.
After Attacks, Canadian Lawmakers Threaten Basic Human Rights
Society & Culture  (tags: civil rights, world, Canada, terrorism, culture, government, freedoms, society, rights, politics )

Cal
- 24 days ago - truth-out.org
Reaction to last week's incidents were varied, but have mainly been comprised of an us-versus-them narrative.
The Invisible Reality of Spain's Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: society, rights, homeless in Spain, humans, government, ethics, culture, world, politics )

Cal
- 28 days ago - ipsnews.net
Spain's long, severe recession and high unemployment rate, which currently stands at 24.4 percent according to the national statistics institute, INE, have impoverished the population while government budgets for social services for the poor have been cut
Kerry Just Snubbed a Gov't Minister Who Calls for Segregated Bus Lines. And That's a Bad Thing?
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Israelis, Palestinians, segregation laws, society, culture, ethics, freedoms, news, rights )

CarrieSIC
- 30 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Everything that's wrong with the Israel lobby and U.S. public policy and Zionist Israel is in this story: An Israeli government minister whom the U.S. secretary of state had the fortitude to snub on his latest visit to the U.S. has come out for segregated
Israel Approves Plan to Build 1,000 Settler Homes in E. Jerusalem
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, Jerusalem, Israeli settlements, ethics, dishonesty, society, culture, freedoms, abuse )

CarrieSIC
- 30 days ago - rt.com
An official in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office declined to comment on the possible political and diplomatic impact. He said on Monday that "The government has decided to advance the planning of more than 1,000 units in Jerusalem.
Israel Apartheid? Palestinians to Be Banned From West Bank Settlers' Buses
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, Israeli apartheid, society, culture, ethics, freedoms, news, abuse )

CarrieSIC
- 30 days ago - rt.com
Ya'alon issed a directive banning the workers from the buses during a meeting with settler leaders, who have long been seeking to ban Palestinians from Israel-run transportation in the West Bank, Haaretz reported on Sunday.
What Happens When Hillbilly TV Gets Way Too Real
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, TV, 'Hillbillies', society, culture, humans, ethics, children, sadness, violence, women, crime, abuse )

CarrieSIC
- 30 days ago - buzzfeed.com
When TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo -- a spin-off featuring the family of Alana Thompson, one of the breakout stars of Toddlers & Tiaras -- premiered in 2012, critics called it repellent and disturbing, which was not a completely unfair assessment.
Molotov Cocktail Thrown at Islamic Center of NM
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Albuquerque New Mexico, Islamic Center of NM, Molotov cocktail, hate crime, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, news, ethics, culture, law, freedoms, violence, crime )

CarrieSIC
- 32 days ago - krqe.com
Albuquerque police are on the hunt for the suspect who threw a Molotov cocktail at an Islamic center in Albuquerque. The incident happened between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Islamic Center of New Mexico near Yale and Avenida Caesar Chavez.
London "Terrorism Experts" Have Strong Links to Israeli Establishment
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Netanyahu, 'terrorism experts', King's College, London, dishonesty, society, culture, politics, ethics )

CarrieSIC
- 33 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Duping the media isn't difficult. All you have to do is give yourself an impressive title and claim to be working for a prestigious institution. The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) in King's College London excels at such decept
Palestine Shines in Global Literature Prizes
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, 'Sheikh Zayed Prize ', Ghassan Zaqtan, literature, Yousef Abu Loz, Osama Alaysa, awards, society, culture, interesting, news, freedoms )

CarrieSIC
- 34 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Poetry and prose by Palestinian writers has been celebrated by the organizers of two international literary awards. The longlist for the Sheikh Zayed Prize -- an Arabic culture award -- features three Palestinian writers.
Academic Institutions That Violate Academic Freedom Deserve to Be Boycotted
Society & Culture  (tags: academic freedom, academic boycott of israel, education, ethics, freedoms, society, world, culture, news, rights )

CarrieSIC
- 34 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Academic freedom is a bedrock principle that must be honored by any university as part of its mission of furthering research and education. If an academic institution should violate this sacred trust, scholars will respond by refusing to participate...
The Science of Fox News: Why Its Viewers Are the Most Misinformed
Society & Culture  (tags: media, news, Fox news viewers, misinformed, society, culture, government, politics, dishonesty, ethics, world, education )

CarrieSIC
- 34 days ago - alternet.org
"Who are the most consistently misinformed media viewers?" Jon Stewart asked Chris Wallace. "The most consistently misinformed misinformed? Fox, Fox viewers, consistently, every poll." Stewart's statement was factually accurate, as we'll see.
Connecticut Arm of Million-Strong Church Votes to Shun Occupation Profiteers
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, BDS, United Church of Christ, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, society, culture, rights, world )

CarrieSIC
- 34 days ago - electronicintifada.net
As a result, church bodies have been urged to divest their holdings in companies profiting from Israeli occupation in Palestine, including Caterpillar, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, G4S and Veolia.

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