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One in Five of Gaza's Herders Ceases Farming Amid Israel's Attacks, Siege
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, destruction, herders, Human Rights, animals, ethics, society, culture, family, freedoms, humans, rights, sadness, abuse, violence, death, crime )

CarrieSic
- 1 day ago - electronicintifada.net
Muhammad Abu Safiyya lost everything during IsraelâEUR(TM)s 51-day attack on Gaza during the summer of 2014. Most of the thirty-six homes in his village, also called Abu Safiyya, were completely destroyed after Israeli forces invaded.
VIDEOS: Meet A Muslim Family Campaign Aims To 'Bridge The Gap Of Fear Into Love'
Society & Culture  (tags: world, good news, Canada, Muslims, non-Muslims, 'Bridge the Gap', society, culture, family, humans, news, freedoms, interesting )

CarrieSic
- 1 day ago - themuslimtimes.org
For two weeks, Muslim families are being encouraged to invite non-Muslim neighbors into their homes for a meal and conversation to "bridge the gaps and remove misconceptions regarding Islam and Muslims".
West Bank Settlers Build Star of David Out of Rocks to Prevent Palestinian Farmers From Using Land
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, world, society, culture, ethics, freedoms, humans, interesting, rights, family, sadness, safety, government, abuse )

CarrieSic
- 2 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The settlers, who live in the illegal outpost Eshtamoa near the village, built the Star of David in order to obstruct Palestinian residentsâEUR(TM) sheep from grazing, and as a crude way of marking territory.
Israel Used "Disappearance" of Soldier as Pretext for Killing Spree ~ Rights Group
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, world, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Rafah, war crimes, Mosques, civilian deaths, children, women, humans, government, crime, ethics )

CarrieSic
- 3 days ago - electronicintifada.net
On 1 August last year, the Israeli military reported that one of its lieutenants, Hadar Goldin, had gone missing in the Rafah area, close to Gaza's border with Egypt. Israel's response was one of "shooting at anything and anybody," according to an ...
Listen: Berkeley Students Reenact Encounters at Israeli Checkpoints ~ AUDIO, TEXT, and VIDEOS
Society & Culture  (tags: UC at Berkeley, students, Mock Wall, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, Israeli Apartheid, freedoms, politics, society, culture, humans, interesting, news, rights, education, world, government )

CarrieSic
- 3 days ago - electronicintifada.net
On Wednesday, Students for Justice in Palestine along with a diverse array of organizations at the University of California at Berkeley constructed a mock Israeli wall and dramatized encounters at a mock checkpoint.
Gaza Rebuild Effort Could Take 100 Years: Oxfam
Society & Culture  (tags: Oxfam, world, Israel, Gaza, destruction, rebuilding, Human Right, Israeli Blockade, politics, government, ethics, society, abuse, rights, freedoms, humans, news, sadness, safety, family )

CarrieSic
- 4 days ago - commondreams.org
"'Only an end to the blockade of Gaza will ensure that people can rebuild their lives." âEUR"Catherine Essoyan, Oxfam Despair and destruction continue to envelop the blockaded Gaza strip, where the rebuilding of vital structures could take up to a century.
Texas High School Basketball Team Displays Incredible Sportsmanship
Society & Culture  (tags: society, sports, basketball game, Gainsville Tornados, Vanguard College Prep, Waco Texas, sportsmanship, good news, ethics, humans, interesting, children, news )

CarrieSic
- 4 days ago - cbsnews.com
If you're a fan of high school basketball, you're not alone. But if you're a fan of the Gainesville Tornadoes in Gainesville, Texas then you are alone. The other students at Gainesville, a juvenile correction facility for felony offenders don't come ...
Palestinian Girl Recounts Imprisonment
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, international law, children, Malak al-Khatib, children, violence, safety, society, freedoms, government, ethics, humans, law, politics, rights, sadness, dishonesty, news )

CarrieSic
- 5 days ago - al-monitor.com
Israel has circumvented international law to classify Palestinian children as minors only up to the age of 16, in clear violation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in order to arrest and detain Palestinian youths.
Muslim Girl Sings 'Star Spangled Banner' as Oklahoma Anti-Islamic Protesters Scream Insults ~ TEXT and VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Oklahoma, Islamophobia, society, protest, religious tolerance, ethics, rights, freedoms, dishonesty, sadness, humans, religion, news, culture, activists, abuse, corruption, politics, government )

CarrieSic
- 5 days ago - rawstory.com
A rally by hundreds of American Muslims at the Oklahoma Capitol on Friday to promote religious tolerance was interrupted by anti-Islamic protesters holding signs proclaiming the United States a Christian nation.
Duggar Daughter Casts Judgment Against Liberal Christians: You're Going to Hell, But I'M Not
Society & Culture  (tags: women, 'Duggar Family', 'Quiverfull Movement', Jessa Duggar, religion, society, sadness, ethics, rights, freedoms, culture, education, humans, interesting, family, children )

CarrieSic
- 6 days ago - rawstory.com
Reality TV star Jessa Duggar lectured Christians in a lengthy Facebook post about GodâEUR(TM)s wrathful judgment. Duggar said the Bible teaches that God must punish sin with eternal damnation, and she sneered at "distorted" translations of the Bible that ...
The Brooklyn Punks Who Dreamed of ISIS
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, terrorism, ISIS/ISIL, society, Brooklyn, jihad, family, freedoms, culture, children, interesting, humans, politics )

CarrieSic
- 6 days ago - thedailybeast.com
They were Central Asian immigrants who dressed in hoodies and high-tops and looked younger than their 19 and 24 years. But prosecutors say they were headed to wage jihad in Syria
Same Trailer, Different Park
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, affordable housing, elderly, poor, mobile homes, mobile home parks, society, culture, ethics, family, humans, interesting, money, news, sadness )

CarrieSic
- 8 days ago - contexts.org
All of us here in Silver Sands are being evicted. This 55 and older mobile home park once housed about 130 residents. The few who had money saved or families willing to house them are already gone. The rest of us have 6 months to get our selves, our ...
Eat the Garlic
Society & Culture  (tags: diet, food, recipes, breath, taste, health, humans, nutrition, news, garlic, humans, family, culture, world )

CarrieSic
- 8 days ago - theawl.com
Almost everything I cook begins the same way: Take out a head of garlic, separate the cloves, begin peeling, trimming, chopping. Garlic is a key ingredient in the flavor bases for most world cuisines, and yet few people treat it as anything more than a...
In NYC, Port Authority Tells Group Not to Hand Out Blankets, Doesn't Want Homeless 'Too Comfortable'
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, abuse, NYC, homeless, freezing temperatures, blankets, society, ethics, humans, health, crime, sadness, safety, rights, government, freedoms, dishonesty, family, news )

CarrieSic
- 8 days ago - dailykos.com
Volunteers with Saxton/Hart tried to help those in need during frigid temperatures by handing out blankets at New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal and were shocked when authorities turned them away:
Welcome to Israel: Good for Gays, Bad for Everyone Else
Society & Culture  (tags: world, abuse, Israel, Human Rights, LGBT Rights, society, women, ethics, freedoms, government, humans, news, violence, rights, crime, culture, interesting, dishonesty, politics, corruption )

CarrieSic
- 8 days ago - haaretz.com
Israel forcibly rules over millions of Palestinians; it hunts down asylum seekers, imprisons them like criminals and lets them freeze in the desert; but if you're a LGBT Jew, or even a LGBT tourist passing through the region, there's no place better.
 

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