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Ban Ki-Moon: Gaza Is a Source of Shame to the International Community
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Gaza, UN, Ban Ki-moon, violence, sadness, human rights, destruction, death, ethics, society, freedoms )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - theguardian.com
The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, described the destruction in Gaza from the recent conflict with Israel as "beyond description" and a source of "shame to the international community" as he visited the war-devastated coastal strip on Tuesday.
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
- 4 hours 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...
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
- 6 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
- 14 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...
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
- 20 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
- 22 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.
Facing Settler Violence, Burin Welcomes Internationals for Olive Harvest
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel Palistine, Burin, olive harvest, world, safety, violence, humans, interesting, news, ethics, culture, family, rights, freedoms )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - thayerhastings.wordpress.com
Because of the high risk of attack, Burin farmers encourage internationals to accompany them during the olive harvest season that usually falls within the month of October. Many alternative tourism groups and political activism organizations promote...
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.
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?
What Were We Thinking? Animals Ponder Why Humans Do These 10 Things
Society & Culture  (tags: animals, humans, ethics, environment, interesting, society, culture, dishonesty, freedoms, rights, world )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
Let's all follow the example of these animals and think some deep thoughts about the 10 most boneheaded things humans do to them and why we should, you know, stop it. Now.
Warmongering Hebrew University Tries to Muzzle Palestinian Students
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Hebrew University, Palestinian students, discrimination, ethics, education, dishonesty, freedoms, rights, news, society )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - electronicintifada.net
While the university is happy to do business with a firm profiting from massacres -- such as those in Gaza during the summer -- it has displayed a hostile attitude to some of its own students.
Five Scary Christopher Columbus Quotes That Let You Celebrate the Holiday the Right Way ~ SATIRE!
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Columbus Day, Christopher Columbus, satire, freedoms, ethics, society, humans )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - rawstory.com
I hope you're celebrating the holiday appropriately, by breaking into someone's home and claiming that you discovered and now own it! Or you could just, you know, mourn the genocide of indigenous people by shopping. Because we all grieve in different way.
 

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