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Jordan's LGBT Community Fears Greater Intolerance
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, gayrights, Jordan, safety, politics, law, government, ethics, culture, freedoms, rights )

Cal
- 7 hours ago - ipsnews.net
As the region is rocked by violence against a backdrop of the rise of radical groups, Jordan's lesbian gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community fears that new instability in the Hashemite kingdom could lead to increased intolerance towards the commun
Beinart Urges Young Jews to Get Arrested in the West Bank for the Sake of Zionism. Will They?
Society & Culture  (tags: Peter Beinart, West Bank Settlements, Hman Rights, Palestine, Israel, society, culture, freedoms, interesting, media, activists, politics, government, humans, world )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
Peter Beinart has a column in Haaretz calling on American Jews who believe in the two-state solution to take direct action now and like the Mississippi Freedom Summer go out to the West Bank to oppose the settlement program.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Towns Don't Need Tanks: Our Communities Are Not War Zones
Society & Culture  (tags: police, society, safety, police vs. the public military grade wea, government, ethics, crime, culture, americans, politics, law, freedoms, usa, rights )

Cal
- 1 day ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Justice are funneling billions of dollars to state and local law enforcement agencies every year to help them purchase military weaponry and equipment. What business do DOD, DHS, and DOJ have funding a wa
Arielle Klagsbrun Calls on the Jewish Community to 'Love and Honor' Those Who Refuse to Support Israel (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Arielle Klagsburn, Israel, Palestine, world, freedoms, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, dishonesty, ethics, humans, politics, society, rights, violence, culture )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
This is an incredible speech about Jewish excommunication and the code of silence on criticizing Israel. Klagsbrun grew up going to a conservative synagogue in the Boston area. Her father is a Holocaust survivor. Her grandparents are Holocaust survivors.
IF YOU ARE "WAITING FOR THE FACTS" FROM THE POLICE, YOU WILL BE WAITING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Ferguson Missouri, police, death, society, safety, dishonesty, culture, abuse, corruption, law, media, humans, murder, rights, sadness, politics, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - esquire.com
By now you've likely had the misfortune of wading knee-deep into the overflowing septic tank that passes for dialogue surrounding the Michael Brown story. "Waiting for all the facts to come in" is a common trope whenever there's a racially charged, or...
Think You Can Solve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? Play This Game
Society & Culture  (tags: world, PeaceMaker Game, Israel, Palestine, interesting, media, news, society, politics )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - motherjones.com
PeaceMaker's creators, Asi Burak and Eric Brown, are the first to admit that their computer strategy game isn't necessarily fun--the word they use is "engaging." PeaceMaker, released in 2007, challenges you to take the seat of either the...
Give Moral Support to the Gaza-Israel Ceasefire ~ PETITION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: Gaza, Israel, petition, ceasefire, politics, government, freedoms, world, violence )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The Horrific Bloodshed Has To Stop. We can only hope and pray that the horrific bloodletting all over the Middle East and around the world will someday truly end. Unfortunately, I fear that humanity will not achieve any permanent peace without the...
New Poll Shows Big Racial Gulf in Opinions on Police Conduct
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, corruption, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, ethics, family, freedoms, government, law, media, murder, police, politics, rights, safety, society, violence )

Kit
- 4 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Americans of different races have significantly different opinions on police performance - especially as to whether they believe their local forces typically avoid using excessive force and treat blacks and whites equally - according to a new Pew Research
The Darker Side for Gays in Lebanon
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, politics, law, gayrights, safety, rights, police )

Cal
- 6 days ago - ipsnews.net
In a country where civil liberties remain the prerogative of the powerful and wealthy, the Lebanese gay scene is to be treaded carefully.
Palestinian-American Teen Denied Access to Israel's Airport
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Israel, Palestine, ethics, dishonesty, rights, safety, politics, government, abuse, corruption, world, society, interesting, humans, freedoms )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Dina Shehadeh, 17, was about to begin her senior year of high school in Ohio where she was born and raised. Two weeks ago, after spending the summer with her extended family in the West Bank, she was separated from her mother and detained.
The Gaza War Has Left Jerusalem More Divided Than Ever
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, religion, Jerusalem, Arabs, Jews, racism, culture, ethics, sadness, politics, sadness, news, humans )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - thedailybeast.com
There's nothing holy about Jerusalem. Civility has been crushed; its fragile peace has been blown apart by the mindless toxicity of a summer of violence. Indecency reigns, with residents of both sides tripping over one another to broadcast their racism.
New Video Shows Israeli Bombing of Gaza Apartment Tower (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Gaza, Israel Human Rights, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, society, violence, world, sadness, news, politics, government, children, family )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - abcnews.go.com
Israeli military officials said the two missiles were targeting a Hamas operations room in the building, but did not explain why all 44 apartments were destroyed.
The Data Brokers: Selling Your Personal Information
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, selling personal inforamtion, dishonesty, priavacy rights, corporate list selling, data brokers, government, usa, ethics, culture, freedoms, rights, politics )

Cal
- 8 days ago - cbsnews.com
Steve Kroft investigates the multibillion-dollar industry that collects, analyzes and sells the personal information of millions of Americans with virtually no oversight
Oakland Protesters Hold Up Mirrors to Police Officers in Ferguson Solidarity March
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, freedoms, government, police, politics, safety, society )

Kit
- 8 days ago - commondreams.org
This might just be the most effective weapon to counter the police actions. Hold up the mirror and allow them to see what you see.
The End of Liberal Zionism
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Liberal Zionism, politics, government, freedoms, violence, culture, ethics, rights, society, sadness, world, crime, death, news, war, Palestine, Gaza, illegal settlements, interesting )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - nytimes.com
The attacks on freedom of speech and human rights organizations in Israel, the land-grabbing settler movement, a growing strain of anti-Arab and anti-immigrant racism, extremist politics, and a powerful, intolerant religious right -- this mixture has...
 

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