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Why Native Hawaiians Are Saying No to a $1.4 Billion Telescope
Society & Culture  (tags: protection, environment, destruction, tradition, progress, development, indigenousrights, ecosystems, society, world )

Cal
- 4 days ago - csmonitor.com
An ongoing battle between native Hawaiians and astronomers intending to build a telescope on a traditionally sacred mountain has sparked debate over which is more important: progress or tradition?
Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure 14-Year-Old in Kafr Qaddum
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, Human Rights, Illegal Israeli settlements, Israel, Palestine, children, ethics, society, humans, freedoms, news, violence, safety, rights, world, corruption, dishonesty, law, sadness )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - maannews.com
A local popular resistance coordinator, Murad Shteiwi, said that hundreds of Palestinians took part in the march, which set off following afternoon prayers toward an Israeli barricade that closes off the main entrance on the village's southern side.
Israeli Security Force Continues to Use Live Ammunition to Quell Demonstrations Even When Not in Mortal Danger
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, Israeli Security Forces, abuse, ethics, crime, corruption, freedoms, death, children, humans, government, news, law, politics, society, culture, world, safety, sadness, activists )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - btselem.org
In the last few months, B'Tselem has documented dozens of cases in the Ramallah area of the West Bank in which Palestinians were injured, some severely, by live ammunition fired by Israeli security forces.
'Dead Wrong About the Bible': Portland Pastor Annihilates Christians Who Use Religion to Push Bigotry
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, marriage equality, religion, government, politics, ethics, freedoms, gayrights, society, world, humans, law, rights, interesting )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - rawstory.com
"With its historic ruling on Marriage Equality Friday," writes Adam Phillips, pastor at Christ Church: Portland, "the U.S. Supreme Court finally caught up to the movement of the Holy Spirit. That's right. I said it."
My Journey From Zionism to Palestine Solidarity
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, 'Be The Mondoweiss Megaphone' campaign, Israel, Palestine, ethics, society, culture, education, family, freedoms, humans, interesting, news, rights, government, safety, world, activists, law )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Adam's story below shows the kind of simple self-disclosure that helps to build community and a stronger movement. We ask you to follow Adam's example and share your story with those in your community of why justice for Palestinians is important to you.
Tunisia: Devout Muslim Laughed at the Infidels Before Shooting Them With Kalashnikov
Society & Culture  (tags: Tunisia, massacre, Muslim, Islam, crime, culture, death, ethics, murder, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, women, world )

Penny
- 5 days ago - themuslimissue.wordpress.com
Chilling new details of Tunisia beach massacre: Killer joked as he selected his tourist victims before opening fire with an AK47 ~ as Tunisian PM warns that majority of 38 dead are British
Why Egyptian Girls Fear the Summer
Society & Culture  (tags: FGM, Islam, Muslims, abuse, children, culture, ethics, family, freedoms, health, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, women, world )

Penny
- 9 days ago - world.einnews.com
Summer days: Theyre what childhood memories are made of, glorious afternoons of unchecked freedom to frolic with friends in the sun, unshackled from the earthly obligations of a math class that never seemed further away.
Catholic Bishop Condemns Arson Attack on Israel Church By 'Jewish Zealots'
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Catholic church, UK, Israel, Israeli racism. religious intolerance, 'Jewish Zealots', settler violence, violence, society, rights, freedoms, law, government, ethics, culture, news, interesting, abuse )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - theguardian.com
A Catholic bishop in Britain has issued an unusually strong condemnation of last week's arson attack on the biblically symbolic Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish in Israel, referring to "Jewish zealots" and demanding the Israeli...
Palestinians Stand Their Ground in Wadi Fukin
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, humans, ethics, society, culture, family, freedoms, rights, interesting, politics, government, news )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - al-monitor.com
Palestinian residents in the town of Wadi Fukin close to Bethlehem invest in their land by cultivating it and raising livestock in a way to stop, or at least delay, Israeli expropriation plans.
American Jews Reject Israeli Rabbinate
Society & Culture  (tags: world, American Jews, Israel, religion, ethics, society, culture, rights, freedoms, news, interesting, humans, law, abuse )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - thedailybeast.com
The growing rift between liberal American Jews and the Israeli government was exacerbated this week when the newly-appointed Minister of Religious Affairs, David Azoulay, referred to Reform Judaism as a catastrophe for the people of Israel."
Last Chance to Stop Monsanto's Secret Trade Deal! *** Please Sign ***
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, ethics, environment, government, humans, law, politics, rights, safety, society, world )

Frans
- 11 days ago - action.fooddemocracynow.org
This is our last chance to stop Fast Track, take action today to make sure your Senators vote NO to MonsantoâEUR(TM)s Secret Trade Deal. Last week, in a surprise vote, the House narrowly passed the Fast Track and now it must be approved by the U.S. Senate ...
Hamas Military Wing Claims Responsibility for Killing Israeli in the West Bank
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Hamas, retaliation, violence, sadness, society, culture, ethics, freedoms, humans, news, death, rights, interesting, safety, politics )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The al-Qassam Brigades statement added that the operation "was part of an ongoing series of operations which started months ago in retaliation to occupation crimes," naming several Palestinian "martyrs" who have recently been killed by Israeli forces.
The Living Martyr, a Visit to the Bakr Family in Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Israeli war crimes, children, abuse, ethics, family, death, rights, society, safety, government, violence, politics, law, dishonesty, murder, news, freedoms, sadness )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Last week, the Israeli military absolved itself of wrongdoing in the killing of the four Bakr boys during the war on Gaza last summer. I recently visited the Bakr family in their home in GazaâEUR(TM)s Shati refugee camp.
 

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