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Married at 13, a Girl Speaks Out Against Early Marriage
Society & Culture  (tags: marriage, girls, abuse, child, children, crime, culture, education, ethics, freedoms, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, women, world )

Penny
- 10 hours ago - blog.thehungersite.com
This video by UNICEF features a clip of a girl in Yemen who was married at 13 years old. Her powerful story highlights her own experience and the harmful effects childhood marriage has on girls.
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 )

Carrie
- 1 day 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.
Quarter of British Muslims Sympathise With Charlie Hebdo Terrorists
Society & Culture  (tags: Islam, Muslims, UK, France, corruption, culture, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, murder, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence )

Penny
- 2 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Some 27 per cent of British Muslims sympathise with Paris gunmen, while more than one in ten say satirical cartoons "deserve" to be attacked
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 )

Carrie
- 2 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.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Get Homeless Children Off The Street
Society & Culture  (tags: children, homelessness, rights, politics, society, safety, law, ethics, culture, americans )

Cal
- 4 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!
In NYC, Port Authority Tells Group Not to Hand Out Blankets, Doesn't Want Homeless 'Too Comfortable'
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, abuse, NYC, homeless, freezing temperatures, blankets, society, ethics, humans, health, crime, sadness, safety, rights, government, freedoms, dishonesty, family, news )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - dailykos.com
Volunteers with Saxton/Hart tried to help those in need during frigid temperatures by handing out blankets at New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal and were shocked when authorities turned them away:
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 )

Carrie
- 6 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 )

Carrie
- 6 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.
The Gadget That Lets India's Women Fight Sexual Harassment in Real Time
Society & Culture  (tags: technology, humans, news, women, safety, media, government, culture, americans, crime, law, rights )

Cal
- 7 days ago - takepart.com
Women are using their smartphones to shoot video of their harassers and shame them on social media.
Caseworkers, Family Court Follow Families and Deaths Still Occur
Society & Culture  (tags: children, abuse, death, family, government, law, safety, violence, sadness, protection, prevention )

Dee
- 7 days ago - timesunion.com
In the months leading up to his death, 5-year-old Kenneth White slept in a La-Z-Boy recliner wedged into a small bedroom in a cluttered trailer he shared with a half-dozen people, 10 cats and five dogs.
Stop Supporting Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership! PETITION!
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, interesting, law, news, politics, rights, safety, society, obama, government, democrats, republicans, economy, technology, corporate, investments, labor, HumanRights, environment, healthconditions, health )

Robert
- 8 days ago - petitions.whitehouse.gov
Why, Mr President, won't you release the full text of the TPP now? Is it because the American people would strongly object to this blatant takeover of American sovereignty by international corporate interests?
The Long Struggle of the Palestinians in Israel
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, freedoms, ethics, society, culture, humans, rights, sadness, safety, children, family, crime, dishonesty, death, news, abuse, politics, government, violence, women, interesting )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - electronicintifada.net
The Palestinian citizens of Israel stand at the crossroads of hope for peace in the Middle East, their achievements uncelebrated and their promise untested. As a member of this indigenous group, I try to bring our existence to light, to sing out our ...
How Uncle Ibrahim Protected the Village Lands
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Hatim Kanaaneh, arts, humans, interesting, culture, society, violence, rights, freedoms, government, law, news, politics, safety, education )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Next Tuesday in New York City, Hatim Kanaaneh will launch the publication of his short-story collection, Chief Complaint: A Country DoctorâEUR(TM)s Tales of Life in Galilee, in an event at the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University.
Israel Sentences Palestinian Teen Lina Khattab to 6 Months in Prison for Protesting ~ TEXT and VIDEOS
Society & Culture  (tags: women, protest, world, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, Lina Khattab, society, culture, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, safety, sadness, news, rights, dishonesty, abuse, law )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Lina Khattab, an 18-year-old Birzeit University student and dancer in the prominent El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe, was arrested by Israeli troops on December 13 2014.
 

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