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Cops in Ferguson Are Extremely Racist, According to the Feds
Society & Culture  (tags: police, politics, society, Fergusion, race relations, ethics, government, rights, law )

Cal
- 6 hours 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.
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
- 18 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 ...
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.
RIP: From the Archives: Leonard Nimoy on
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, movies, tv, Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek, obituary, culture, americans, interesting )

Cal
- 3 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 )

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.
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.
The Brooklyn Punks Who Dreamed of ISIS
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, terrorism, ISIS/ISIL, society, Brooklyn, jihad, family, freedoms, culture, children, interesting, humans, politics )

CarrieSic
- 5 days ago - thedailybeast.com
They were Central Asian immigrants who dressed in hoodies and high-tops and looked younger than their 19 and 24 years. But prosecutors say they were headed to wage jihad in Syria
TAKE ACTION NOW! Get Homeless Children Off The Street
Society & Culture  (tags: children, homelessness, rights, politics, society, safety, law, ethics, culture, americans )

Cal
- 6 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 )

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.
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.
Jewish Groups That Blindly Support Israel Make US and European Jews Potential Victims of Violence ~ Uri Avnery
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, U.S., Europe, Middle-East, Jews, anti-Semitism, Zionism, colonialism, society, politics, government, humans, interesting, news, rights, safety, ethics, culture, violence, freedoms )

CarrieSic
- 8 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Uri Avnery's latest column says that the attacks on Jews in Europe are not anti-Semitic in the classic definition, but are an outgrowth of the conflict between Zionism and indigenous people in the Middle East and the transformation of that conflict ...
Fewer Than Half of Democrats Sympathize With Israelis Over Palestinians
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Liberal Democrats, republicans, Human Rights, activists, society, politics, ethics, humans, freedoms, rights, safety, news, interesting, government )

CarrieSic
- 8 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Over the past 12 months, though, there's been a drop of support for Israelis of about 10 points by Democrats, a plunge that rivals the decline seen among all parties after a boost of support during the first Gulf War.
 

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