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Petition: Young Girls Are Being Forced Into Marriage in Burkina Faso. You Can Help Them.
Society & Culture  (tags: burkina faso, forced marriages, prevention, children, Young Girls, violations, ethics, Human Rights, abuse, protection laws, society )

- 1 day ago -
Forced and early marriages are banned by Burkina Faso's Constitution and international law, but the authorities keep turning a blind eye. You can help. Tell the government of Burkina Faso to enforce the law and protect girls from forced marriages.
Petition: Locked Up for Defending Peaceful Activists. Reunite Human Rights Lawyer With His Family.
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, harassment, defense, Law and Justice, humanity, release, arrests of activists, ethics, society, justice system, protection )

- 1 day ago -
Waleed Abu al-Khair is a prominent lawyer and human rights defender in Saudi Arabia. Through his work, he he has challenged the widespread attack on human rights in Saudi Arabia. Now, after years of harassment, arrests, threats and court cases,...
Punished for His Work: Medic Ahmad Nasser Describes His Recent Arrest
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Israeli state terrorism, freedoms, violence, safety, society, rights, government, ethics, abuse, humans, law, news )

- 14 days ago -
Ahmad Nasser was kidnapped by Israeli forces from his home. He was accused of attempting to kill soldiers by throwing stones and molotov cocktails, and was released without charge 15 hours later. He was repeatedly assaulted during his arrest.
'Rule of Law' in Palestine: An Interview With Jurist Cees Flinterman
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, violence, ethics, politics, culture, humans, sadness, abuse, freedoms, dishonesty, media, rights )

- 17 days ago -
Western governments praise Israel as a bastion of freedom in an otherwise tyrannically governed, strife-torn region. Mainstream media preserves Israel's lustrous image by avoiding references to key practices.
Video: Israeli Soldiers Fire at Car, Killing Elderly Woman
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, Israeli violence, world, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, death, ethics, rights, society, culture, freedoms, government, law, safety, sadness )

- 17 days ago -
As blogger Richard Silverstein notes, Israeli media reported that military officials were disturbed that the video leaked out.
Israeli Forces Redouble Brutal Efforts to Curtail and Isolate Palestinians' Daily Lives
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, society, ethics, culture, freedoms, rights, safety, women, children, education, government, violence, politics, police, law, crime, abuse, sadness )

- 22 days ago -
On Sunday, 1st Nov. 2015, Israeli forces prevented movement of Palestinians in various areas in al-Khalil (Hebron) that have previously been declared a 'closed military zone'. Violence against school-children and teachers has seen a sharp increase.
International Human Rights Defenders Arrested and Evicted While "Hebron Is Becoming Ghettoized"
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, activists, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms, rights, society, culture, law, police, news, safety, violence, government, politics, crime, abuse )

- 22 days ago -
The internationals were denied their legal right to communicate with their embassies,& were only given water to drink at the police station after repeated requests. "We were scared, but were still so much better off than the Palestinian being beaten ...
Why Did Amnesty Say One Thing in English and Another in Hebrew?
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, Amnesty International, ethics, dishonesty, interesting, rights, society, culture, freedoms, abuse, politics, news )

- 22 days ago -
A week ago, Amnesty International published a report on Israel's summary executions of Palestinians. The no-holds-barred report was considerably softened for the organizations's much shorter Hebrew press release. The Hebrew version had been changed ...
Netanyahu's Apartheid Vision for Israel's Future
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, apartheid Israeli regime, humans, politics, society, culture, ethics, freedoms, abuse, violence, rights, law, news )

- 23 days ago -
In the real world, outside the realm of speech-making, Netanyahu is only ready to hold empty and aimless talks with the Palestinians.
Video: Two Prominent Israelis Envision Replacing Dome of the Rock With Jewish Temple
Society & Culture  (tags: world, media, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, violence, society, rights, politics, religion, government, freedoms, ethics, sadness, news, culture, humans, abuse )

- 30 days ago -
Yesterday the NYT ran an op-ed by its regular Israeli rightwing columnist Shmuel Rosner, titled "IsraelâEUR(TM)s Irresponsible Arabs," that accused Palestinian leaders of stirring a tense population with lies about Al Aqsa mosque.
Palestinian Woman Shot Dead; Israelis Say She Was Armed, Witness Disputes It
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, violence, children, murder, news, freedoms, rights, society, ethics, humans, sadness, safety )

- 30 days ago -
Israeli police said they fatally shot a knife-wielding Palestinian woman at a border checkpoint Sunday, but a Palestinian witness disputed that she was armed, saying she was a "terrified" schoolgirl.
Israel Created the 13-Year-Old 'Terrorist'
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, culture, ethics, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, Netanyahu, violence, government, freedoms, interesting, politics, sadness, children, abuse, activists )

- 31 days ago -
It's a mark of Cain on the forehead of Israeli society, a moral indictment. Not against the boy, Arab Knesset members, the Palestinian Authority, radical Islam or the mufti, but against Netanyahu and Barkat and everyone around them.
Peace Activist Rabbi Arik Ascherman Attacked By Knife-Wielding Settler in West Bank ~ TEXT and VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, culture, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, violence, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms, abuse, activists )

- 32 days ago -
A masked Israeli settler attacked an Israeli-American rabbi and co-founder of the group Rabbis for Human Rights, threatening the religious leader and peace activist with a knife against his neck, this afternoon following an annual olive harvest.
Hebron Activist Showed Israel's Crimes to the World ~ TEXT and VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: world, violence, Israel, Palestine, racism, death, JDL, Human Rights, settler violence, Hebron, society, politics, ethics, abuse, humans, sadness, rights, freedoms, government, culture, crime, murder )

- 32 days ago -
JDL is the acronym for the Jewish Defense League, which was founded by the right-wing settler Meir Kahane. Kahane founded Kach ~ an organization so racist and extreme that even in Israel it was outlawed and classified as a terrorist group.
These 8 Cities Just Abolished Columbus Day
Society & Culture  (tags: Indigenous Peoples’ Day, culture, americans, human rights )

- 49 days ago -
Three more cities adopted Indigenous PeoplesâEUR(TM) Day in just the past 48 hours.

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