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The Darker Side for Gays in Lebanon
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, politics, law, gayrights, safety, rights, police )

Cal
- 1 day 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
- 1 day 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
- 1 day 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
- 2 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
- 2 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
- 3 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
- 3 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...
From Gaza to Ferguson: Exposing the Toolbox of Racist Repression
Society & Culture  (tags: world, US, Israel, Ferguson, Gaza, human rights, racism, violence, incarceration, militarized police, freedoms, humans, society, culture, ethics, government, politics, sadness, crime, death, corruption )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - commondreams.org
Mass incarceration and militarized police forces are two of the most potent tools in a panoply of repressive instruments of power used by Israel and the U.S.
Six Vital Conversations Jumpstarted on the Streets of Ferguson - From Moyers and Company -
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, corruption, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, ethics, family, freedoms, law, police, politics, rights, safety, society, violence )

Kit
- 3 days ago - billmoyers.com
But the shooting of Michael Brown -- along with a number of similar, troubling, fatal incidents in which a police officer's overreaction ended in a black man's death -- have started a nationwide conversation about race, class and the nature of American-->
Everytown USA: Is the Policeman Your Friend? -- William Rivers Pitt
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, family, freedoms, government, murder, police, politics, rights, safety, society )

Kit
- 3 days ago - truth-out.org
"For veterans of the wars that the Ferguson protests so closely resemble, the police response has appeared to be not only heavy-handed but out of step with the most effective ways for both law enforcement and military personnel to respond to-->
Egypt Calls for Immediate Gaza Ceasefire
Society & Culture  (tags: world, human rights, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, ceasefire, death, society, news, violence, safety, politics )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - aljazeera.com
Egypt has called on Israel and the Palestinians to accept an indefinite ceasefire and resume indirect talks in Cairo to end the Gaza crisis, Egypt's foreign ministry said in a statement. The ministry on Saturday called for "concerned parties to accept...
'Ads Against Apartheid' Is Going National
Society & Culture  (tags: 'Ads Against Apartheid', national campaign, good news, human rights, Israel, Palestine, ethics, death, violence, society, rights, politics, freedoms, children, world )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The ads feature one word per ad - HOMELESS, VIOLENCE, and STOLEN- each representing an aspect of Israel's unrelenting injustice towards Palestinians. AAA recently announced they were placing billboards in 8-10 major US cities by late 2014 or early 2015,
Hamas Kills at Least 17 People Suspected of Collaborating With Israel
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, death, executions, Hamas, collaborators, politics, society, humans, news )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
A Gaza security official said 11 people were killed early on Friday at the Gaza City police headquarters. At least 6 more were killed later in a public execution in a central Gaza square, according to a Hamas website and witnesses cited by Reuters.
620,000 Military Families Rely on Food Pantries to Meet Basic Needs
Society & Culture  (tags: military, politics, news, poverty amongst the troos, charity, food banks, providing for our military, Food policy, government, ethics, crime, americans )

Cal
- 4 days ago - thenation.com
a new report found that the nation's food pantries serve 620,000 families with a member in the military--another troubling indication that service members battling against poverty must often rely on the generosity of our charities.
Despite Ravages of War, Gaza Supports Armed Resistance to Lift the Siege
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Netanyahu, Israel, Gaza, human rights, freedoms, suffering, lift the blockade, violence, society, death, government, politics, news, humans, interesting )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Israeli bombs continue to rock Gaza as I write and more deaths are expected tonight. Yet the ability of Hamas to continue launching rockets and the willingness of Gazans to endure has made it clear that no military solution exists for Netanyahu.
 

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