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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
- 9 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
- 9 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
- 9 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
- 9 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
- 9 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
- 10 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
- 10 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
- 10 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.
The Body in the Street -- Charles P. Pierce
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, children, corruption, crime, culture, family, freedoms, law, police, politics, rights, safety, society )

Kit
- 10 days ago - esquire.com
I keep coming back to one simple moment, one ghastly fact. One image, from which all the other images have flowed. They left the body in the street. Dictators leave bodies in the street.
'Michael Brown Smoked Jazz Cigarettes' Is the New 'Emmett Till Had It Coming'
Society & Culture  (tags: society, culture, Americans, ethics, racism, dishonesty, freedoms, humans, politics, police, government, corruption )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - rawstory.com
If there is one thing conservatives hate/fear/loathe more than gays, strong independent single women who enjoy sex, brown people who bus their tables and mow their lawns, and anyone getting government assistance other than themselves, it is...
Why I'M on the Brink of Burning My Israeli Passport
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel government, Ayelet Shaked, politics, ethics, death, society, violence, crime, corruption, religion, news )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - independent.co.uk
She is young and pretty. She is a university graduate and computer engineer. She is also an Israeli Parliamentarian - and the reason why I am on the brink of burning my Israeli passport. Because behind that wide-eyed innocent face lurks the Angel of Death
Gaza Reminds Us of Zionism's Original Sin
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, Gaza, Israel, ethnic cleansing, racism, colonialism, ethics, dishonesty, death, society, humans, government, freedoms, rights, politics, violence )

Carrie
- 12 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Gaza is being punished because Gaza is a constant reminder to Israel and the world of the original sin of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the creation of a so-called Jewish state.
Stop Giving Money to the U.N.'s Relief Agency for Palestinians
Society & Culture  (tags: UNWRA, Gaza, Hamas, terrorists, terrorism, abuse, corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, politics, religion, safety )

Ge
- 12 days ago - meforum.org
On three occasions rockets were found in UNRWA schools, closed for the summer, and at least once they were returned to Hamas. On another occasion, the UNRWA accused Israel of targeting civilians sheltering in a school when in fact those deaths were cau
RIP Here's Some of James Foley's Finest Reporting for GlobalPost
Society & Culture  (tags: James Foley, media, crime, culture, rights, religion, politics, sadness )

Cal
- 12 days ago - globalpost.com
Although he was killed by Islamic State militants, Jim's quest to chronicle modern war lives on through his selfless journalism.
Rights Groups Call on Israel to Allow Investigators Into Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Gaza, Israel, dishonesty, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, human rights, investigators, death, violence, crime, ethics, politics, government, law, news )

Carrie
- 12 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
"The Israeli authorities appear to have been playing bureaucratic games with us over access to Gaza, conditioning it on entirely unreasonable criteria even as the death toll mounts," Anne FitzGerald, Amnesty International's director of Research and Crisis

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