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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 )

Carrie
- 1 day 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.
"Cries of Gaza" Resonate in Rare Solo Show By Palestinian Artist Tayseer Barakat (TEXT and Subtitled VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, Palestinian artist Tayseer Barakat, Palestine, Gaza, Ramallah, human experience, interesting, news, world, society, freedoms, education )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Barakat's work has been shown in group exhibitions around the world, gaining widespread recognition, but Distant Voices is his first solo exhibition in five years. Barakat is quoted in a statement by curator Sliman Mleahat as saying that:
The Little-Known Story of How The Shawshank Redemption Became One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time
Society & Culture  (tags: movies, celebrity, interesting, society, culture, 'The Shawshank Redemption', global phenomenon, world )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - vanityfair.com
A dud at the box office when it opened 20 years ago this week, The Shawshank Redemption now perennially tops IMDb's favorite-movies list--the ultimate in "guy cry" cinema. A story of studio maneuvering, big paychecks deferred, and well-earned roof suds.
The Rabbi at the Merde Spectacle ~ STRONG LANGUAGE!
Society & Culture  (tags: Ohio University Hillel, Rabbi Danielle Leshaw, Megan Marzec, Israel, Gaza, student government, ethics, freedoms, interesting, society, education, Human Rights, Israeli occupation of Palestine )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Earlier this week I wrote a post criticizing Rabbi Danielle Leshaw, the director of the Ohio University Hillel, for supporting a group that denies the existence of the occupation, and she called me a "douchebag" and an "asshole" on her twitter feed,...
The Most Discriminated-Against People in America? It's People Like You, of Course.
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, descrimination, humans, freedoms, rights, society, ethics, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - washingtonpost.com
While blacks were much more apt to see Michael Brown as a victim of his skin color, for example, whites didn't really see it that way. And the phenomenon is hardly limited to Ferguson.
Leading Writers and Editors Protest Israeli Sponsorship of Brooklyn Book Festival
Society & Culture  (tags: Brooklyn Book Festival, sponsorship, Human Rights, writers, editors, Israel, Gaza, ethics, society, news, world, sadness, interesting, freedoms )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - mondoweiss.net
It is deeply regrettable that the Festival has chosen to accept funding from the Israeli government just weeks after Israel's bloody 50-day assault on the Gaza Strip, which left over 2100 Palestinians - including 500 children - dead, displaced a fourth...
St. Louis Police Academy Promotes 'Highly Entertaining' Course On Michael Brown Shooting
Society & Culture  (tags: St. Louis County And Municipal Police Ac, Ferguson, Michael Brown shooting, ethics, violence, rights, interesting, dishonesty, news, media, law, police, society, death, education )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Learning about how to manipulate the media after a police officer shoots someone can be a blast, according to a flier produced by the academy promoting the course."The training is also highly entertaining," the flier says, "You will learn a lot, and...
WATCH: British Muslim's Fundamentalist Muslim Scholars Tell ISIS That Holding Hostage Goes Against Koran (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, British Muslim scholars, ISIL, religion, law, news, rights, freedoms, culture, society, ethics, humans, interesting )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - rawstory.com
British Muslim scholars have made a direct video appeal to Islamist militants to release Alan Henning,whom they are threatening to behead, warning the killing would break Islamic laws.
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 )

Carrie
- 10 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 )

Carrie
- 10 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".
We Have a Winner! Elisabeth Hasselbeck Is First Fox Host to Link NFL Scandals to Benghazi
Society & Culture  (tags: media, news, Fox and Friends, republicans, politics, sports, dishonesty, society, interesting )

Carrie
- 12 days ago - rawstory.com
Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Tuesday may have become the very first Fox News host to connect the domestic violence scandal involving NFL player Ray Rice to the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi.
Ten Candidates for the Next NFL Commissioner: A Purely Speculative Guide
Society & Culture  (tags: news, interesting, sports, NFL Commissioner, candidates, Roger Goddell, Americans, women, politics )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - businessweek.com
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell is in a fight to keep his job after widespread criticism of the way he handled the Ray Rice scandal. The National Organization for Women, among others, has called for Goodell's resignation.
The History Of The Color Green
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Art History, color, history, humans, interesting, education, society, world )

Carrie
- 14 days ago - nybooks.com
We live in colors. They fill our waking moments, they form a part of our every apprehension of the visible world, and they govern many of the choices we make about the ways we define or express ourselves.
Luke Russert Lands Meet the Press Gig Cuz Everyone Else Is Doin' Friggin' Drugs All Weekend (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: media, Meet The Press, NBC, Luke Russert, Americans, society, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 15 days ago - rawstory.com
America's Most Annoying Neighborhood Kid(TM), Luke Russert, tried out and made NBC's Meet the Press team this week. Are you excited? You should be excited. C'mon ...be excited!
WATCH: Keith Olbermann and Michael Moore Follow Bill Maher's Comedy Double-Header (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, humor, media, politics, society, Bill Maher, Keith Olbermann, Michael Moore, interesting )

Carrie
- 15 days ago - rawstory.com
ESPN host Keith Olbermann and filmmaker Michael Moore donned sportscasting blazers on Friday as they "covered" Real Time host Bill Maher's six-block jaunt from his season premiere to a live stand-up special.
 

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