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Identities of Minors Who Admitted to Killing Mohammed Abu Khdeir to Be Revealed Monday
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, violence, murder, kidnapping, trial, law, sadness, Human Rights, death, society, government, politics, ethics, law, crime )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
On Monday three Israelis who admitted to the killing of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, the 16-year old Palestinian who was burned to death over the summer after being abducted from behind his East Jerusalem home in a revenge killing for the unrelated kidnapping...
Save Christian Mom Asia Bibi From Execution - Please Sign Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: Pakistan, violence, women, Islam, Christianity, Muslims, hanging, abuse, crime, culture, death, ethics, government, politics, religion, rights, sadness, safety )

Sabina
- 2 days ago - aclj.org
Asia Bibi was falsely accused of "blasphemy" - speaking against the prophet Muhammad. Now this wife and mother of five will hang for her Christian faith. She would be the first woman executed under Pakistan's Sharia blasphemy law.
Ban Ki-Moon: Gaza Is a Source of Shame to the International Community
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Gaza, UN, Ban Ki-moon, violence, sadness, human rights, destruction, death, ethics, society, freedoms )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - theguardian.com
The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, described the destruction in Gaza from the recent conflict with Israel as "beyond description" and a source of "shame to the international community" as he visited the war-devastated coastal strip on Tuesday.
Ethnic Cleansing By All Means: The Real Israeli 'Peace' Policy
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, ethnic cleansing, destruction, Human Rights, society, culture, ethics, government, freedoms, rights, violence, politics, sadness, world )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The pine trees in Palestine appeared with the establishment of the state of Israel for 2 reasons. 1st it gave the new Jewish settlers the feeling that the place they had migrated to was somehow part of Europe. The 2nd reason for their import was more...
"I Draw for Gaza": The Defiant Art of Haneen Nofal
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, Palestine, Haneen Nofal, Gaza, culture, violence, women, freedoms, rights, sadness, world )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Haneen Ibrahim Nofal posted a striking image on the Internet while Israel was bombing her native Gaza in July. The drawing depicted a young woman wearing a kufiyyeh -- the Palestinian checkered scarf -- on her head and smiling proudly while touching a crown
The Real Christopher Columbus
Society & Culture  (tags: History, Columbus Day, Christopher Columbus, dishonesty, ethics, education, children, government, freedoms, rights, sadness, society, culture, world, violence )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - jacobinmag.com
"They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They would make fine servants ... with fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want."
Shlomo Sand: 'I Wish to Resign and Cease Considering Myself a Jew'
Society & Culture  (tags: Shlomo Sand, author, world, Israel, racism, society, culture, education, interesting, humans, freedoms, ethics, rights, politics, sadness, religion )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - theguardian.com
I am aware of living in one of the most racist societies in the western world. Racism is present to some degree everywhere, but in Israel it exists deep within the spirit of the laws. It is taught in schools and colleges, spread in the media, and above...
The 21st Century Death Chamber: $100,000 for a Civilized Execution (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: U.S., Oklahoma, death chamber, death penalty, ethics, Human Rights, violence, society, death, sadness, law, rights, safety, news )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - theguardian.com
A tour of Oklahoma's state-of-the-art killing room unveils how the state spent thousands on restraints, an electric bed and medical equipment, but also how a theatre of transparency hides actual practices
Photos You Won't See Anywhere Else ~ A Lens to the Front (TEXT and PHOTOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, photos, photojournalism, Iraq, Syria, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh, society, sadness, humans, news, interesting, violence, culture )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - roadsandkingdoms.com
A homegrown Iraqi photo agency is telling stories no one else can. When he arrived, Ahmed was still covered in dust. He was just back from the military base in Daquq, a few miles away from the ISIS-controlled territories of Iraq.
Watch: Testimonies of Atrocities in Gaza From the Russell Tribunal (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Gaza, Israel, 'Russell Tribunal', war crimes, Human Rights, genocide, crimes against humanity, sadness, society, culture, death, freedoms, ethics, government, news )

Carrie
- 15 days ago - electronicintifada.net
After hearing testimony from journalists, eyewitnesses, legal scholars and physicians present during the onslaught, the twelve-member jury, made up of world-renowned intellectuals and international law experts, found Israel guilty of "war crimes,...
First U.S. Soldier Killed in Fight Against ISIS Is Marine Presumed Lost at Sea After Flight Mishap
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Iraq, Syria, U.S.Marine, Daesh, ISIS, ISIL, death, sadness, violence, world, news, society, safety, government, politics )

Carrie
- 16 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A U.S. Marine who went into the sea from a V-22 Osprey during a flight mishap over the northern Gulf this week is the first American to be killed in U.S. military operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
Read the Genocidal Sermon a Notable Atlanta Rabbi Gave This Rosh Hashanah
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, Americans, Rabbi Shalom Lewis, Atlanta, religion, genocide, Zionists, Islam, ethics, dishonesty, society, culture, sadness, world, politics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 17 days ago - mondoweiss.net
"I cry out, "Ehr daw - they are here." The fury of ultimate evil is upon us and we must act - not to contain it. Not to degrade it. Not to manage it. Not to tolerate it, but to exterminate it utterly and absolutely. If we fail in this holy crusade,..."
Why Must Gaza Wait in the Dark?
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, Gaza, Israel, Human Rights, electricity, punishment, rights, government, ethics, society, freedoms, family, children, education, health, humans, news, sadness, safety, violence )

Carrie
- 18 days ago - mondoweiss.net
In an attempt to compensate for the Israeli disruption of Gaza's power supply, the Palestinians established their first power generation plant in 2004. Ever since, Israel has regularly limited the supply of electricity and industrial fuel needed to...
ISIS Claims To Have Killed British Hostage Alan Henning
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Syria, Britain, Alan Henning, Human Rights, violence, death, Daesh, corruption, society, freedoms, news, sadness )

Carrie
- 18 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A video released by the Islamic State group on Friday appears to show the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, the Associated Press reports. In the clip, the militants threaten to kill another hostage they identify as American Peter Kassig.
 

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