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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
- 4 hours 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.
The UK Will Quadruple Prison Sentences for Online Abuse, Trolls Can Get Up to 2 Years in Jail
Society & Culture  (tags: world, UK, internet trolls, social media, verbak abuse, good news, ethics, society, humans, safety, rights, law, interesting )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - geektime.com
Threats, offensive sexual comments and verbal abuse are not okay, even on the Internet, says UK government. "No-one would permit such venom in person, so there should be no place for it on social media. That is why we are determined to quadruple the...
American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, education, world, society, culture, discovery, interesting, children, environment, humans )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - wired.com
The crisis in American education may be more than a matter of sliding rankings on world educational performance scales. Our kids learn within a system of education devised for a world that increasingly does not exist.
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
- 8 hours 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...
Mahmoud Abbas Urges Palestinians To Defend Al-Aqsa, Suggests Banning 'Settlers' From Entering
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel Palestine, Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, rights, freedoms, ethics, government, society, religion, culture, abuse, violence )

Carrie
- 16 hours ago - ibtimes.com
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday that Israeli settlers living in the Occupied West Bank have no right to "desecrate" the Al-Aqsa mosque. He suggested that they should be prevented from entering the site in East Jerusalem, which also...
California Leads the Way in the 'Block the Boat' Movement
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Palestine, Israel, BDS movement, Block the Boat, California, society, politics, government, rights, freedoms )

Carrie
- 21 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
The weekend of October 18th, Palestinian solidarity activists in Los Angeles will be holding another Block the Boat action. Block the Boat Los Angeles is organizing a community picket at 6 am at the pier on Long Beach to prevent a Zim ship from unloading.
Catholic Synod: Cardinal Raymond Burke, A Critic Of Pope Francis To Be 'Demoted'
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, Catholic Church, LGBTRights, world, society, ethics, interesting, news, freedoms, rights )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - ibtimes.com
A senior Catholic cardinal, a noted critic of Pope Francis' more liberal stance on homosexuality, has revealed that he is to be demoted from his post of running the Catholic Church's justice system.
Anti-Gay Christian Group Threatens to Sue Hotel for Hosting Scholars Who Endorse Israel Boycott
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, ACLJ, ASA, academic boycott of israel, rights, society, education, ethics )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - electronicintifada.net
The American Center for Law and Justice, a Christian, right-wing legal organization, has written to a Los Angeles hotel warning it against hosting the American Studies Association's annual meeting next month.
Hainan: China's Paradise of Exiles
Society & Culture  (tags: travel, interesting, world, environment, culture )

Cal
- 1 day ago - bbc.com
It helps that 61.5% of the island is covered in China's best-preserved tropical rainforest, and that gas, electric and solar all are used as power sources for the 32,900sqkm island.
The Legendary Piano of Yarmouk (TEXT and VIDEOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, Syria, music, arts, society, culture, violence, freedoms, government )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Someday the Palestinians and Syrians who survived the war will tell stories about what happened in Yarmouk. People will recall how they ate grass to remain alive during the siege. In survivors' collective memory, Aeham and his piano will live.
"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
- 3 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
Facing Settler Violence, Burin Welcomes Internationals for Olive Harvest
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel Palistine, Burin, olive harvest, world, safety, violence, humans, interesting, news, ethics, culture, family, rights, freedoms )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - thayerhastings.wordpress.com
Because of the high risk of attack, Burin farmers encourage internationals to accompany them during the olive harvest season that usually falls within the month of October. Many alternative tourism groups and political activism organizations promote...
Chicken Little Media Keeps Reaching New Lows
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, media, news, hysteria, ethics, dishonesty, society, politics, government, humans, world, safety )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - nationalmemo.com
The role of cable TV news channels in stoking hysteria has reached new depths of shamelessness. They do it purely for the ratings, you know. And if you don't, the barbaric propagandists of ISIS certainly do.
Palestinian Worshippers Barred From Al-Aqsa
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, religion, Al-Aqsa Mosque, police, society, freedoms, rights, violence, news )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - aljazeera.com
Many worshippers trying to enter the compound on Tuesday were turned away by police, who prevented all but those aged over 60 from entering the site, forcing many Palestinians to perform their dawn prayers in the street.
Israel Condemns British MPs' Vote to Recognise Palestinian State
Society & Culture  (tags: world, UK, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, Palestinian State, politics, government, ethics, society, culture, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - theguardian.com
Israel has condemned a vote by British MPs in favour of recognising a Palestinian state as "undermining chances for peace" as Britain's ambassador to Israel warned that the move reflected changing British public opinion.
 

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