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New Ice Bucket Challenge? Gazans Launch 'Rubble Bucket Challenge' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, Rubble Bucket Challenge, Gaza, interesting, news, sadness )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - nbcnews.com
An appeal to garner support for Gaza which imitates the wildly popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge but uses rubble and dirt instead of cold water is picking up steam on social media. "I have to do something and to send a message all over the world about Gaza
Was U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff a Marked Man?
Society & Culture  (tags: Steven Sotloff, Syria, world, war, violence, journalists, interesting, news, society )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - thedailybeast.com
Just before American journalist Steven Sotloff was abducted in Syria, his fixer's identity may have been compromised. He asked about a Syrian man he planned to meet the next day. A fine fixer, I had heard from correspondents who knew him, but there had...
Palestinian-American Teen Denied Access to Israel's Airport
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Israel, Palestine, ethics, dishonesty, rights, safety, politics, government, abuse, corruption, world, society, interesting, humans, freedoms )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
Dina Shehadeh, 17, was about to begin her senior year of high school in Ohio where she was born and raised. Two weeks ago, after spending the summer with her extended family in the West Bank, she was separated from her mother and detained.
Seattle Protesters Aim to Block Israeli Cargo Ship Over Gaza Siege
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, BDS, Israel, Palestine, activists, society, world, freedoms, interesting, news, rights )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - america.aljazeera.com
Palestinian rights activists in Seattle plan to picket the Port of Tacoma Monday in an attempt to block a commercial Israeli cargo ship from unloading its merchandise. Organizers said the action is part of a wider Boycott, Divest & Sanction(BDS)movement.
Darren Wilson's First Job Was on a Troubled Police Force Disbanded By Authorities
Society & Culture  (tags: society, police, racism, Ferguson Missouri, Jennings Missouri, ethics, culture, violence, death, law, sadness, rights, interesting )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The small city of Jennings, Mo., had a police department so troubled, and with so much tension between white officers and black residents, that the city council finally decided to disband it. Everyone in the Jennings police department was fired.
Cashing In Could Compromise Eligibility
Society & Culture  (tags: women, children, sports, society, family, ethics, media, news, celebrity, interesting )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - nytimes.com
Between her star turn at the Little League World Series and the start of eighth grade, Mo'ne Davis has a trip planned for a round of talk show appearances."I've got to get my answers straight," Davis, 13, said with a smile after her team was eliminated.
The End of Liberal Zionism
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Liberal Zionism, politics, government, freedoms, violence, culture, ethics, rights, society, sadness, world, crime, death, news, war, Palestine, Gaza, illegal settlements, interesting )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - nytimes.com
The attacks on freedom of speech and human rights organizations in Israel, the land-grabbing settler movement, a growing strain of anti-Arab and anti-immigrant racism, extremist politics, and a powerful, intolerant religious right -- this mixture has...
Israel Bars Amnesty, Human Rights Watch Workers From Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, Israel, Gaza, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, ethics, violence, death, freedoms, dishonesty, society, humans, death, world, rights, law, interesting )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - haaretz.com
Israel has been refusing to allow employees of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to enter the Gaza Strip in order to conduct their own independent investigations into the fighting, using various bureaucratic excuses.
Darren Wilson Supporters Rally in St. Louis: 'We Will Not Hide. We Will No Longer Live in Fear'
Society & Culture  (tags: Ferguson Missouri, Darren Wilson supporters, police, society, culture, ethics, crime, death, freedoms, humans, interesting, law, media, safety, rights )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - rawstory.com
The rally, held in a parking lot adjacent to Barney's Sports Pub, drew a small crowd relative to the size of the Ferguson rally's in support of Brown, and featured a speaker claiming to represent the online campaign Support Darren Wilson.
Cop Who Pushed CNN Host Suspended -- But Not Fired -- After Video of His Racist Rant Emerges (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Ferguson Protests, racism, President Obama, St. Louis County Police, Dan Page, police, society, ethics, dishonesty, news, Christian organization of Oath Keepers, media, law, interesting, rights )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - rawstory.com
The video, posted online this past May, shows Officer Dan Page giving a speech before members of the Christian organization the Oath Keepers. At one point, he shows the audience a picture of himself in Kenya, saying he went there to search for the...
Despite Ravages of War, Gaza Supports Armed Resistance to Lift the Siege
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Netanyahu, Israel, Gaza, human rights, freedoms, suffering, lift the blockade, violence, society, death, government, politics, news, humans, interesting )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Israeli bombs continue to rock Gaza as I write and more deaths are expected tonight. Yet the ability of Hamas to continue launching rockets and the willingness of Gazans to endure has made it clear that no military solution exists for Netanyahu.
University of Northern Colorado to Add a Pet-Friendly Dorm Next Year
Society & Culture  (tags: US, University of Northern Colorado, good news, pet friendly, education, interesting, news, society )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - greeleytribune.com
It's likely to sound different, too, as nearly 40 four-legged companions will join their human friends as they take up residence at Lawrenson Hall. UNC is about to become its own rare breed with a pet friendly residence hall.
The Double Identity of An "Anti-Semitic" Commenter
Society & Culture  (tags: Common Dreams investigation, anti-Semtiism, deception, ethics, dishonesty, society, news, corruption, interesting )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - commondreams.org
A Common Dreams investigation has discovered that more than 1000 damaging anti-Semitic comments over the past two years were written with a deceptive purpose by a Jewish Harvard graduate in his thirties who was irritated by the website's discussion of...
New Mexico Chile to Be Certified (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: New Mexico Certified Chile Program, food, society, culture, news, interesting )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - krqe.com
The New Mexico Chile Association introduced the New Mexico Certified Chile Program to protect the state's signature crop.The association watched chile sales recently drop, & realized it was likely because of imitators claiming their products are NM grown.
Camp That Brings Israelis And Palestinians Together Gives Them Reason To Believe In Peace
Society & Culture  (tags: peace, hope, 'Seeds of Peace', Maine camp, Palestine, Israel, world, children, education, dialogue, freedoms, news, interesting, society, culture )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The lakeside camp was built on the notion that person-to-person contact would cement relationships, which would in turn slowly lead to broader societal change. Peace has been elusive, but former campers have taken on a bevy of projects aimed at making...
 

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