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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
- 5 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
- 13 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...
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
- 18 hours 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.
The Legendary Piano of Yarmouk (TEXT and VIDEOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, Syria, music, arts, society, culture, violence, freedoms, government )

Carrie
- 3 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.
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.
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.
The Real Christopher Columbus
Society & Culture  (tags: History, Columbus Day, Christopher Columbus, dishonesty, ethics, education, children, government, freedoms, rights, sadness, society, culture, world, violence )

Carrie
- 5 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."
OP-ED: Schools Need to Learn the Importance of Recess
Society & Culture  (tags: educaition, recess, schools, test scores, education, children, culture, safety, society, usa, politics, government, family )

Cal
- 6 days ago - truth-out.org
Seattle is following a national trend in reducing recess time in primary grades as school districts obsess about raising test scores.
Indigenous Leaders Celebrate Victory Over Columbus Day in Seattle
Society & Culture  (tags: indigneous rights, Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, law, government, ethics, culture, americans, politics, society )

Cal
- 7 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
The Seattle City Council unanimously voted on Monday, October 6 to proclaim the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day, a date previously celebrated as Columbus Day.
Israel/Palestine 101 (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, freedoms, ethics, society, culture, world, politics, government, dishonesty, rights, violence, death, humans )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - jewishvoiceforpeace.org
The 1937 Peel plan - envisioned "transferring" Palestinian Arabs from the proposed Jewish state. This plan was not implemented. But, from then on, Zionist military and political leaders increasingly understood that it would be necessary to "transfer"...
Israel and the G-Word
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, genocide, Human Rights, society, culture, ethics, freedoms, humans, government, politics, rights )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Not only do experts like Richard Falk & John Dugard view Israel's actions in genocide-like terms, but notable Israeli scholars have done so too.The late Baruch Kimmerling invented a word, "politicide", to convey more safely the idea of an Israeli genocide
This Alabama Judge Has Figured Out How to Dismantle Roe V. Wade
Society & Culture  (tags: society, government, politics, women, Roe v. Wade, legal abortion, Alabama, Judge Tom Parker, ethics, family, freedoms, rights, law )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - propublica.org
Parker has been the most creative in his relentless campaign to undermine legal abortion. His efforts have made Parker a pivotal figure in the so-called personhood movement, which has its roots in a loophole in Roe v. Wade.
What IsThe BDS Movement?
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, BDS Movement, Human Rights, freedoms, ethics, society, culture, humans, rights, government, politics )

Carrie
- 12 days ago - bdsmovement.net
For decades, Israel has denied Palestinians their fundamental rights of freedom, equality, and self-determination through ethnic cleansing, colonization, racial discrimination, and military occupation. Despite abundant condemnation of Israeli policies...
Watch: Testimonies of Atrocities in Gaza From the Russell Tribunal (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Gaza, Israel, 'Russell Tribunal', war crimes, Human Rights, genocide, crimes against humanity, sadness, society, culture, death, freedoms, ethics, government, news )

Carrie
- 12 days ago - electronicintifada.net
After hearing testimony from journalists, eyewitnesses, legal scholars and physicians present during the onslaught, the twelve-member jury, made up of world-renowned intellectuals and international law experts, found Israel guilty of "war crimes,...
Judge Refuses to Dismiss "Baseless" Charges Against Palestinian-American (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Palestinian-American community leader, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, trial, Human Rights, Israeli torture, activists, government, ethics, rights, society, women, politics, news, freedoms, culture, law )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - electronicintifada.net
As the Palestinian-American community leader and her lawyers sat at the defense table, supporters, many of whom had made the five-hour drive from Chicago, packed the Detroit federal courtroom.
 

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