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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 )

Carrie
- 2 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.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Get Homeless Children Off The Street
Society & Culture  (tags: children, homelessness, rights, politics, society, safety, law, ethics, culture, americans )

Cal
- 4 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
An average of 1 in 45 American children become homeless every year âEUR" 1.6 million total in the United States. Stand with organizations like Horizons for Homeless Children and commit to getting AmericaâEUR(TM)s most vulnerable children off the streets!
Marijuana Becomes Legal in Washington, DC at Midnight
Society & Culture  (tags: Washington D.C., marijuana, legal, society, culture, government, interesting, news, rights, law, politics )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - alternet.org
At midnight, it becomes legal to possess, grow, and consume small amounts of marijuana in the nation's capital. An initiative passed with the support of 70% of DC voters goes into effect.
The Gadget That Lets India's Women Fight Sexual Harassment in Real Time
Society & Culture  (tags: technology, humans, news, women, safety, media, government, culture, americans, crime, law, rights )

Cal
- 7 days ago - takepart.com
Women are using their smartphones to shoot video of their harassers and shame them on social media.
Patricia Arquette Makes Impassioned Plea For Wage Equality After Winning Best Supporting Actress ~ TEXT and VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: Oscars, movies, Patricia Arquette, USA, women, women's rights, equal pay, society, culture, celebrity, arts, ethics, government, family, media, freedoms, activists, news, interesting, rights, law )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"It's our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America," she said to a strong show of support from Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez.
Caseworkers, Family Court Follow Families and Deaths Still Occur
Society & Culture  (tags: children, abuse, death, family, government, law, safety, violence, sadness, protection, prevention )

Dee
- 7 days ago - timesunion.com
In the months leading up to his death, 5-year-old Kenneth White slept in a La-Z-Boy recliner wedged into a small bedroom in a cluttered trailer he shared with a half-dozen people, 10 cats and five dogs.
Stop Supporting Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership! PETITION!
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, interesting, law, news, politics, rights, safety, society, obama, government, democrats, republicans, economy, technology, corporate, investments, labor, HumanRights, environment, healthconditions, health )

Robert
- 8 days ago - petitions.whitehouse.gov
Why, Mr President, won't you release the full text of the TPP now? Is it because the American people would strongly object to this blatant takeover of American sovereignty by international corporate interests?
How Uncle Ibrahim Protected the Village Lands
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Hatim Kanaaneh, arts, humans, interesting, culture, society, violence, rights, freedoms, government, law, news, politics, safety, education )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Next Tuesday in New York City, Hatim Kanaaneh will launch the publication of his short-story collection, Chief Complaint: A Country DoctorâEUR(TM)s Tales of Life in Galilee, in an event at the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University.
Israel Sentences Palestinian Teen Lina Khattab to 6 Months in Prison for Protesting ~ TEXT and VIDEOS
Society & Culture  (tags: women, protest, world, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, Lina Khattab, society, culture, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, safety, sadness, news, rights, dishonesty, abuse, law )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Lina Khattab, an 18-year-old Birzeit University student and dancer in the prominent El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe, was arrested by Israeli troops on December 13 2014.
Vandals Target Hindus and Muslims in Washington County With Swastikas and Warnings to 'Go Home' ~ TEXT and VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, racism, hate crimes, Hindus, Muslims, Human Rights, freedoms, violence, safety, society, culture, ethics, family, freedoms, humans, law, news, sadness, rights, religion, abuse, crime )

Carrie
- 12 days ago - rawstory.com
No suspects have been identified in the case, but the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said swastikas and warnings for Muslims to "go home" were found Sunday morning painted on Skyview Junior High School, about three blocks away.
As Houston Islamic Center Burns, Firefighter Posts, "Let It Burn...Block the Fire Hydrant."
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, hate crime, Houston fire, society, culture, ethics, freedoms, law, rights, religion, sadness, crime, news )

Carrie
- 12 days ago - dailykos.com
Houston officials believe the fire was set intentionally, and many are calling for this to be investigated as a hate crime. Unfortunately, the hate which likely ignited this fire wasn't just contained to the blaze, for as news of the fire spread, ...
Why Muslim Lives Don't Matter
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, Americans, Muslims, crime, death, murder, hate crime, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms, society, culture, humans, safety, religion, violence, rights, sadness, law )

Carrie
- 14 days ago - commondreams.org
Irrespective of what rallying cries, signs or adapted hashtags proclaim,Muslim lives in America don't matter. The aftermath of the murder of the three American students in Chapel Hill, and the broader context that spurred it, reconfirms this brutal truth.
Hard to Believe: Police Are Treating Protest Movements Like They Are Terrorists
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, law, police, politics, environment, rights, news, society )

Cal
- 14 days ago - alternet.org
But that's not stopping activists from pushing back.
North Carolina Shooting Victims Remembered for Their 'Amazing Spirit' ~ TEXT and VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: society, culture, crime, death, North Carolina, remembrance, Chapel Hill shootings, murder, news, religion, sadness, safety, rights, ethics, humans, freedoms, law )

Carrie
- 15 days ago - theguardian.com
Thousands gathered on the campus of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on Wednesday night to pay tribute to three local students who were shot to death the night before.
 

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