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TAKE ACTION NOW! Don't Let Israel's Detractors Politicize Art
Society & Culture  (tags: society, freedoms, freedom of expression, music, artists, politics, israel, middle-east, media, world, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', world, society, arts, ethics, culture, interesting, politics, movies )

Cal
- 21 days ago - creativecommunityforpeace.com
It is critical that artists and their fans hear from voices that support liberal, open democracies and the independence of artists. There are hundreds of artists who perform in Israel every year and almost all of them are being inundated with false accusa
ISIS Claims To Have Killed British Hostage Alan Henning
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Syria, Britain, Alan Henning, Human Rights, violence, death, Daesh, corruption, society, freedoms, news, sadness )

CarrieSIC
- 26 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A video released by the Islamic State group on Friday appears to show the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, the Associated Press reports. In the clip, the militants threaten to kill another hostage they identify as American Peter Kassig.
Why Must Gaza Wait in the Dark?
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, Gaza, Israel, Human Rights, electricity, punishment, rights, government, ethics, society, freedoms, family, children, education, health, humans, news, sadness, safety, violence )

CarrieSIC
- 26 days ago - mondoweiss.net
In an attempt to compensate for the Israeli disruption of Gaza's power supply, the Palestinians established their first power generation plant in 2004. Ever since, Israel has regularly limited the supply of electricity and industrial fuel needed to...
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 )

CarrieSIC
- 14 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...
WATCH: Bystanders at Dallas Airport Stop Antigay Attack By Piling on Drunk Bully ~ STRONG LANGUAGE!
Society & Culture  (tags: Dallas airport, homophobia, violence, gayrights, freedoms, law, police, news, ethics, society, safety )

CarrieSIC
- 5 days ago - rawstory.com
In the video embedded below, an apparently intoxicated man attacks another passenger who he believes is gay. Within seconds, a number of bystanders leap into action to take the attacker down and hold him until police can handcuff him and lead him away.
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 )

CarrieSIC
- 11 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.
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
- 2 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
The Legendary Piano of Yarmouk (TEXT and VIDEOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, Syria, music, arts, society, culture, violence, freedoms, government )

CarrieSIC
- 14 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.
The Real Christopher Columbus
Society & Culture  (tags: History, Columbus Day, Christopher Columbus, dishonesty, ethics, education, children, government, freedoms, rights, sadness, society, culture, world, violence )

CarrieSIC
- 16 days ago - jacobinmag.com
"They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They would make fine servants ... with fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want."
Hispanic Heritage Month 2014: Latinos Who'Ve Paved The Way (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, 'Hispanic Heritage Month', celebrity, society, interesting, news, freedoms, rights )

CarrieSIC
- 22 days ago - latinpost.com
Hispanic Heritage Month is well underway, and while we're all embracing whatever it is that makes each of us great, it's important to remember those who've paved the way.
New Site Catalogs Documentary Films About Palestine
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, movies, society, culture, history, 'PalestineDocs', interesting, news, humans, education, family, freedoms, rights )

CarrieSIC
- 22 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Movies are a great way to learn about Palestine - and, more important, to educate family, friends, and neighbors. Fortunately, there are scores of great films about the plight of the Palestinians and its historical roots - if the quality and quantity...
Israeli Settlers Terrorize Annual Palestinian Olive Harvest
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestinians, olive pickers, violence, ethics, freedoms, Human Rights, family, society, culture, safety, women, children, crime )

CarrieSIC
- 16 days ago - maannews.net
The assault is the 3rd such attack on Palestinian olive pickers in three days, creating concern about unchecked settler violence as the olive harvest kicks off across the West Bank. 10 settlers arrived from the nearby Kfar Tappuah settlement and assaulted
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
- 2 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.
Let Handala Return Home ~ Cartoon Photos
Society & Culture  (tags: Palestine, Gaza, Kuwait, Naji al-Ali, cartoons, art, children, society, sadness, violence, human rights, freedoms, world, humans )

CarrieSIC
- 29 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
"Handala was born ten years old, and he will always be ten years old. At that age, I left my homeland, and when he returns, Handala will still be ten, and then he will start growing up.Things will become normal again when the homeland returns."
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
- 7 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...
 

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