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Delaware 2-Year-Old Shoots Himself in the Head While Home Alone With Mother (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, gun control, gun safety, children, family, ethics, society, law, news, sadness, violence, government, freedoms )

CarrieSIC
- 29 days ago - rawstory.com
A 2-year-old boy in Delaware was in critical condition on Tuesday after police said that he got a hold of a gun, and shot himself in the head.
Washington State Threatens to Shutdown Dozens of Marijuana Dispensaries
Society & Culture  (tags: marijuana, WAshington State, taxes, taxes lost, law, government, americans, culture, society, politics )

Cal
- 32 days ago - alternet.org
Since opening dispensary locations in July, the state has collected $3.5 million in taxes
Mahmoud Abbas Calls on UN to Back Deadline for Israeli Withdrawal
Society & Culture  (tags: UN general assembly, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli withdrawal from Palestine, Israeli war crimes, ethics, world, society, government, freedoms )

CarrieSIC
- 32 days ago - theguardian.com
In a hard-hitting speech to the UN general assembly in NY, he also accused Israel of "war crimes carried out before the eyes of the world" during the recent 50-day Gaza war that ended in a ceasefire on Aug.26 adding that Israel had "perpetrated genocide".
Netanyahu Erases the Boundary Between World Jewry and Israel in Celebration of 'Our Country' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, American Jews, Netanyahu, ethics, dishonesty, government, politics, society, news )

CarrieSIC
- 32 days ago - mondoweiss.net
There's a reason Netanyahu says we're a united community. Israel needs English-speaking Jews to maintain its international support. We built Israel together, he says, and are all committed to it:
An Israel Equal for All, Jewish or Not
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Human Rights, Zionism, multi cultural, religious diversity, education, society, culture, freedoms, news, interesting, ethics, government, politics )

CarrieSIC
- 32 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Israel is out of step with much of the world. Over time, nations have become more ethnically and religiously diverse; populations have become more urban and educated; and economies have become more commercial.
OPINION: The Fight Against the Long-Term Effects of Child Hunger Reaches Fever Pitch
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, child hunger, education, health, humanrights, government, ethics, politics, sadness, world, children, activists )

Cal
- 35 days ago - ipsnews.net
Often beginning in the womb as poverty-stricken mothers live hand-to-mouth, stunting can be a lifelong affliction. Studies show it is linked to poor cognition and educational performance,
Israeli Refuseniks Expose Occupation's Dark Underbelly
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, military, 'refuseniks, death, dishonesty, freedoms, ethics, society, politics, violence, safety, government )

CarrieSIC
- 35 days ago - mondoweiss.net
An illustration of the desperate choices facing Palestinians was voiced by a mother of seven in Gaza last week. She and her husband were recruited as spies in return for medical treatment in Israel for one of their children.
Family Held at Gunpoint as Israel Arrests Another Palestinian Rights Defender
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Human Rights, West Bank, Palestine, ethics, freedoms, humans, illegal occupation, law, government, politics, society, dishonesty )

CarrieSIC
- 36 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Israeli soldiers raided the family home of Ayman Nasser, legal coordinator of the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, in the middle of the night last Thursday. He is the latest human rights defender in the occupied West Bank to be...
Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Elections a 'More Meaningful Measure' If Voters Must Pass a Test (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, children, education, government, ethics, freedoms, rights, society )

CarrieSIC
- 37 days ago - rawstory.com
Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Monday argued that requiring a "citizenship test" to vote made the outcome of elections "more meaningful." Two Republican state legislators in Utah last week announced a bill that would require students to pass a ...
Gaza and the American Awakening
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, Americans, liberal Jews, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Human Rights, freedoms, violence, death, dishonesty, ethics, politics, government )

CarrieSIC
- 38 days ago - mondoweiss.net
While the Israeli government talks about "pinpoint strikes" and "unprovoked attacks from Hamas" it has become increasingly difficult to ignore the massive destruction of the Gazan infrastructure,hospitals,schools,government buildings, UN facilities, homes
Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Law Allowing Housing Discrimination Against Palestinians
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, apartheid Israeli regime, government, ethics, freedoms, society, law, news, rights, humans, dishonesty )

CarrieSIC
- 40 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Yesterday, Israel's Supreme Court dismissed a petition by Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel effectually facilitating the Judaization of more Palestinian owned land inside Israel.
Found Guilty of Insulting the Prophet Mohammad
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, freedoms, government, society, religion )

Shil
- 41 days ago - iranhumanrights.org
and sentenced to death
New Census Data Once Again Illustrate Importance of Unions to the Middle Class
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, labor, labor unions, society, government, rights, freedoms, politics, interesting, news, humans )

CarrieSIC
- 41 days ago - americanprogressaction.org
Among the most frequently overlooked contributors to the middle class' declining share of the economic pie is the weakening of labor unions, whose membership as a share of the national population also sat stagnant at a historic low in 2013.
Right Wing Vultures Start to Circle #GamerGate
Society & Culture  (tags: right wing, women, ethics, dishonesty, society, culture, misogyny, media, interesting, news, government, rights, politics, freedoms, corruption )

CarrieSIC
- 41 days ago - rawstory.com
Not that there was any doubt, but the entrance of right wing ideologues into the faux controversy "#GamerGate" makes it almost comically clear how this is not, was not, and never will be about "ethics in journalism".
This Is Our Land!': West Bank Village Wadi Fukin Fights Largest Israeli Land Grab in Decades Israel/Palestine Kelly Lynn on Sept
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, land grab, Human Rights, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms, news, society, rights, corruption, abuse, government, law )

CarrieSIC
- 41 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Leaders in the village of Wadi Fukin have galvanized locals into organizing Friday demonstrations against Israeli occupation for the first time in years, after 4,000 dunams (nearly 1,000 acres) in the southern West Bank was declared "state land" by Israel
 

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