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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 days 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.
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
- 3 days 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
- 3 days 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...
California Leads the Way in the 'Block the Boat' Movement
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Palestine, Israel, BDS movement, Block the Boat, California, society, politics, government, rights, freedoms )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The weekend of October 18th, Palestinian solidarity activists in Los Angeles will be holding another Block the Boat action. Block the Boat Los Angeles is organizing a community picket at 6 am at the pier on Long Beach to prevent a Zim ship from unloading.
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
- 3 days 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.
The Legendary Piano of Yarmouk (TEXT and VIDEOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, Syria, music, arts, society, culture, violence, freedoms, government )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Someday the Palestinians and Syrians who survived the war will tell stories about what happened in Yarmouk. People will recall how they ate grass to remain alive during the siege. In survivors' collective memory, Aeham and his piano will live.
"I Draw for Gaza": The Defiant Art of Haneen Nofal
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, Palestine, Haneen Nofal, Gaza, culture, violence, women, freedoms, rights, sadness, world )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Haneen Ibrahim Nofal posted a striking image on the Internet while Israel was bombing her native Gaza in July. The drawing depicted a young woman wearing a kufiyyeh -- the Palestinian checkered scarf -- on her head and smiling proudly while touching a crown
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
- 6 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...
Palestinian Worshippers Barred From Al-Aqsa
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, religion, Al-Aqsa Mosque, police, society, freedoms, rights, violence, news )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - aljazeera.com
Many worshippers trying to enter the compound on Tuesday were turned away by police, who prevented all but those aged over 60 from entering the site, forcing many Palestinians to perform their dawn prayers in the street.
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
- 7 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
- 7 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
- 7 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
- 8 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
- 8 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
- 8 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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