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Obama Says Sony Should Not Have Pulled Film Over Threats
Society & Culture  (tags: law, government, ethics, culture, americans, politics, world, society, safety, rights, freedoms, violence, movies )

Cal
- 18 hours ago - npr.org
President Obama called Sony's decision to pull its film The Interview, following threats to movie theaters, a "mistake."
How Chester the Puppet Sparked Battle Over Race and Free Speech in South Africa
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, politics, race, South AFrica, South Africa, safety, ethics, culture, law, government, freedoms )

Cal
- 8 days ago - csmonitor.com
A case involving a right-wing singer and a puppet raises the question of how a 'rainbow nation' just two decades removed from a system of rigid segregation balances free speech with a persistent need to heal racial divides.
We're the Antidote to the Extremists
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Rawabi, government, Human Rights, freedoms, society, culture, world, rights, economy, jobs, good news, news )

Carrie
- 14 days ago - peacenow.org
There is a new West Bank development that can advance the cause of the two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.The development is the almost completed Palestinian city of Rawabi, 5 miles north of Ramallah and 12 miles north of Jerusalem.
Israel's New Push To Keep Africans Behind Bars
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Africans immigrants, jail, Human Rights, freedoms, government, ethics, humans, abuse, crime, society, safety, politics, law, rights, sadness, world )

Carrie
- 14 days ago - m.forward.com
Israel's Parliament has passed a new law aimed at keeping African immigrants behind bars -- and a controversial jail to house them open -- beyond a deadline set by the country's highest court.
The Terror Rocking Jerusalem Is Not About God
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, religion, violence, Human Rights, society, culture, ethics, world, safety, death, crime, dishonesty, rights, sadness, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 14 days ago - m.forward.com
Clearly, some people on both sides of this conflict reject a negotiated compromise to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, preferring instead to view the conflict and its resolution in zero-sum terms. Clearly, some are eager to transform the conflict into...
Pope Francis Fires Head of the Swiss Guard: 'I Give the Orders Around Here'
Society & Culture  (tags: world, religion, Pope Francis, Swiss Guard, interesting, humans, rights, society )

Carrie
- 15 days ago - rawstory.com
"Sit down," he told the young guardsman, to which the soldier said: "I can't, it's against orders." The Pope replied: "I give the orders around here" - and promptly went off to buy a cappuccino for the exhausted soldier.
Vote Against Netanyahu, Save Israel
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, elections, government, politics, society, culture, ethics, dishonesty, death, crime, freedoms, humans, abuse, violence, rights, news, interesting )

Carrie
- 16 days ago - haaretz.com
If Netanyahu wins again at the ballot box, Israel's future is in danger. The outgoing government was one of the worst in Israel's history. It's hard to list one achievement, while the damage was great. Foreign and security policies were suicidal.
Shock, Anger as Arsonists Hit First-Grade Classrooms at Jerusalem Jewish-Arab School
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Jerusalem, Human Rights, freedoms, education, children, ethics, dishonesty, government, society, rights, safety, violence, world, terrorism, news, abuse )

Carrie
- 18 days ago - rawstory.com
The attack, apparently by Jewish extremists, occurred Saturday evening at the Hand-in-Hand bilingual school, a rare symbol of coexistence in a city fraught by growing friction between Jews and Palestinians from annexed east Jerusalem.
8 Harsh Ways to Deal With Arab Violence, as Proposed By Israel's Ruling Party
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, freedoms, ethics, government, politics, society, humans, news, violence, safety, culture, activists, world, rights )

Carrie
- 18 days ago - washingtonpost.com
At the behest of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his political allies in the Israeli parliament are preparing a sweeping legislative package designed to deter terror attacks.
The Men of the Fifth World   video
Society & Culture  (tags: aboriginal culture, Australia, culture, world, dream time, spirituality, generations )

Nancy
- 18 days ago - youtube.com
They are the original inhabitants of the land called Australia by the white man. They have been there since the beginning of time, since the dream time, when everything they know was created.
Good Election News for the World's First Country to Legalize Marijuana
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, politics, marijuana laws, MARIJUANA LAWS, government )

Cal
- 18 days ago - alternet.org
Uruguay's groundbreaking marijuana law appears safe after the ruling Broad Front retained the presidency in Sunday's elections.
Petition· Vigorously Prosecute Jillian McCabe for the Murder of Her Autistic 6-Year Old
Society & Culture  (tags: Jillian McCabe, murderer, child, son, Autistic, thrown from a bridge, by his mother, family, death, children, ethics, humans, law, murder, sadness, safety, society, women, world, violence )

Susanne
- 21 days ago - change.org
His murder is a tragedy, and we mourn and call for justice!!! London, and not his mother, is the victim of a terrible crime. Frequently, the murders of people like London are made out to be due to the "stress" they allegedly put on their caregivers...
Laying the Foundations of a World Citizens Movement
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, society, world, activism, citizen power, humans, media, politics )

Cal
- 23 days ago - ipsnews.net
How can civil society organizations (CSOs) build a broad movement that draws in, represents and mobilises the citizenry, and how can they effect fundamental, systemic transformation, rather than trading in incremental change?
Akiane Kramarik - An Old Soul Is Here   video
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, children, ethics, goodnews, interesting, unusual, world, women, ethics )

Gene
- 24 days ago - youtube.com
This came to me with the title "A Master Soul is Born", but as I watched and listened, I realized she is far more than that. See first comment. :^)
Interfaith America: 'Being Both' Is a Rising Trend in the US
Society & Culture  (tags: society, culture, intermarriae, women, world, ethics, freedoms )

Cal
- 26 days ago - csmonitor.com
Interfaith marriages that remain with mixed-faith partners has shot up to 40 percent, from 20 percent in the 1960s
 

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