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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 )

CarrieSic
- 12 hours 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 )

CarrieSic
- 13 hours 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".
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 )

CarrieSic
- 1 day 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.
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
- 2 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
- 3 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
- 3 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 ...
Kid Rock Puts His Obama Hating Right-Wing Jackassery on Full Display Ahead of New Album
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, celebrity, music, 'Kid Rock', arts, society, culture, ethics, government, politics, news )

CarrieSic
- 4 days ago - rawstory.com
In a wide ranging interview with Rolling Stone, timed before the release of his new album, singer-musician Kid Rock talked about buying guns before "Obummer" banned them, Beyonce, and called Mitt RomneyâEURoethe most decent motherf*cker I've ever met".
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
- 4 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
- 4 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.
Marijuana Becomes Legal in Washington, DC at Midnight
Society & Culture  (tags: Washington D.C., marijuana, legal, society, culture, government, interesting, news, rights, law, politics )

CarrieSic
- 6 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.
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
- 7 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
- 7 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
- 7 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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