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Tell Congress to Pass the International Violence Against Women Act
Society & Culture  (tags: WOMAN RIGHTS, violence against women and girls, abuse, culture, ethics, law, politics, rights, safety, congress, violence )

Sabine
- 2 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
The World Health Organization estimates that more than one third of the women on the planet will face physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives. That's more than one billion people who will experience rape, domestic abuse...
Cops in Ferguson Are Extremely Racist, According to the Feds
Society & Culture  (tags: police, politics, society, Fergusion, race relations, ethics, government, rights, law )

Cal
- 1 day ago - vice.com
Although the report doesn't officially come out until Wednesday, multiple news outlets have obtained leaks from the long-awaited federal probe into the Ferguson Police Department launched after the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.
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 )

Carrie
- 2 days 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.
Violence Caused By Far-Right Extremists Has Surpassed That Caused By Domestic Jihadists, Study Says
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, Americans, U.S., corruption, crime, society, ethics, culture, interesting, news, safety, sadness, politics, government, world )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - news.vice.com
Since the September 11 attacks, the notion of terrorism has looked somewhat one-dimensional in United States public discourse, with the majority of Americans coming to think of political violence as the acts of organized, foreign groups from Al Qaeda ...
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 )

Carrie
- 2 days 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".
Why Homeless Britons Are Turning to the Sikh Community for Food
Society & Culture  (tags: Sikh, Langar meals, seva, selfless service, homeless Britons )

Evelyn
- 2 days ago - bbc.com
Today, thousands of free Langar meals are served every day in Sikh temples throughout the UK. The Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Southall says it alone serves 5,000 meals on weekdays and 10,000 meals on weekends. Every Sikh has the duty to carry out Seva
Woman In Wheelchair Shovels The Snow And Blows Us Away (Text & Video!)
Society & Culture  (tags: GoodNews, game changer, hero, unselfish, human rights activist, text, video )

BarbKnigh
- 2 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
From her motorized wheelchair, Crystal Evans of Braintree has shoveled snow for more than 100 hours since January, WCVB reported. Holding the shovel between her footrests, she becomes a human snowplow.
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 )

Carrie
- 3 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.
Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Man Accused of Killing Muslims in Chapel Hill
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Muslims, hate crime, death penalty, Chapel Hill Murders, North Carolina, Craig Hicks, death, crime, murder, news, ethics, law, rights, interesting, society, culture, religion )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - rawstory.com
Craig Hicks, 46, is charged with three counts of first degree murder in the deaths of a newlywed couple who were his neighbors and the wife's sister at a condominium complex, killings that drew international attention.
Madonna Speaks Out Against Antisemitism, Says Europe Feels Like Nazi Germany
Society & Culture  (tags: Madonna, Nazi Germany, anti-Semitism, Europe, abuse, celebrity, crime, culture, freedoms, government, media, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, world )

Penny
- 3 days ago - algemeiner.com
Madonna said anti-Semitism is at an all-time high in France and throughout Europe. Going even further, she said, WeâEUR(TM)re living in crazy times. It feels like Nazi Germany.
Married at 13, a Girl Speaks Out Against Early Marriage
Society & Culture  (tags: marriage, girls, abuse, child, children, crime, culture, education, ethics, freedoms, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, women, world )

Penny
- 3 days ago - blog.thehungersite.com
This video by UNICEF features a clip of a girl in Yemen who was married at 13 years old. Her powerful story highlights her own experience and the harmful effects childhood marriage has on girls.
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 )

Carrie
- 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 )

Carrie
- 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.
RIP: From the Archives: Leonard Nimoy on
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, movies, tv, Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek, obituary, culture, americans, interesting )

Cal
- 4 days ago - cbsnews.com
He talks about what the role meant to him and his career; about competition among the show's ensemble cast; how fans kept the sci-fi series alive through syndication and beyond
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 )

Carrie
- 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.
 

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