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This War Was Not a War, It Was a Massacre
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Gaza, Human Rights, ethics, international law, society, death, women, children, violence, news, humans, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 5 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
In the first days of this war, every spot on Gaza was a target for Israeli Air Forces. They were using missiles that weighed more than 2 tonnes to destroy a small spot. Many children and women died because of these types of missiles that are unacceptable
GOOD NEWS! First Nations Fisherman Donates 500 Sockeye to Vancouver Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: charity, making a difference, activists, rights, goodnews, philanthropy, world )

Cal
- 21 hours ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
A First Nations fisherman donated 500 of the fish to organizations and a homeless encampment in the downtrodden neighborhood in Vancouver.
Think You Can Solve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? Play This Game
Society & Culture  (tags: world, PeaceMaker Game, Israel, Palestine, interesting, media, news, society, politics )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - motherjones.com
PeaceMaker's creators, Asi Burak and Eric Brown, are the first to admit that their computer strategy game isn't necessarily fun--the word they use is "engaging." PeaceMaker, released in 2007, challenges you to take the seat of either the...
Give Moral Support to the Gaza-Israel Ceasefire ~ PETITION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: Gaza, Israel, petition, ceasefire, politics, government, freedoms, world, violence )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
The Horrific Bloodshed Has To Stop. We can only hope and pray that the horrific bloodletting all over the Middle East and around the world will someday truly end. Unfortunately, I fear that humanity will not achieve any permanent peace without the...
Don't Feed the Trolls? It's Not That Simple
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, internet trolls, media, ethics, freedoms, interesting, internet, rights )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - dailydot.com
Initially, "Don't feed the trolls" seems like a perfectly reasonable response to nasty online behavior. Despite its cursory appeal, however, the command raises more issues than it solves--and not just because it brings us right back to the problem of...
'We Want to Exchange Our Personal Experiences of War, Sir'
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Gaza, society, violence, children, education, sadness, safety, world, death, news, humans, sadness, trauma )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - mondoweiss.net
As all academics in Gaza, I had given much thought to my students who were suffering all sorts of agonies and worries caused by Israel's aggression. After 40 days of atrocities caused by heavy bombardment and random artillery shelling, which destroyed...
'The Brightest Star in the Comedy Galaxy': Billy Crystal Honors Robin Williams at the Emmys (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, obituary, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, society, world, sadness )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - rawstory.com
Comedian Billy Crystal honored his colleague and longtime friend Robin Williams on Monday night to cap off the award show's traditional segment honoring performers who have died over the past year.
17 Journalists Killed in Gaza Since Beginning of Israeli Aggression
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Gaza, death, ethics, crime, Human Rights, journalists, sadness, rights, news, media, safety, violence )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - imemc.org
According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the Ministry called upon the International Community and other interested parties to step up in taking serious actions in stopping Israel's systematic attacks against journalists.
A Quarter of Gaza Dead Are Kids
Society & Culture  (tags: world, children, war crimes, death, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, violence, sadness, freedoms, dishonesty, ethics, humans, safety, society, news )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - theguardian.com
According to Gaza's Health Ministry, more than a quarter of those killed in Gaza so far during the war have been children.New numbers say 2,133 Palestinians have died since fighting broke out in Gaza, including 577 children.Around 11,100 have been wounded
BREAKING: Suspect Identified In James Foley Beheading Is Failed Rapper (TEXT, VIDEO, and PHOTOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, James Foley, Jihadi John, terrorists, society, culture, death, crime, violence, news )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - smh.com.au
British intelligence agencies MI5 and MI6 have identified the man suspected of the horrific beheading of American journalist James Foley.The hooded man with an English accent is believed to be 23-year-old Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, known to fellow Islamic...
New Ice Bucket Challenge? Gazans Launch 'Rubble Bucket Challenge' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, Rubble Bucket Challenge, Gaza, interesting, news, sadness )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - nbcnews.com
An appeal to garner support for Gaza which imitates the wildly popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge but uses rubble and dirt instead of cold water is picking up steam on social media. "I have to do something and to send a message all over the world about Gaza
The Darker Side for Gays in Lebanon
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, politics, law, gayrights, safety, rights, police )

Cal
- 4 days ago - ipsnews.net
In a country where civil liberties remain the prerogative of the powerful and wealthy, the Lebanese gay scene is to be treaded carefully.
Was U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff a Marked Man?
Society & Culture  (tags: Steven Sotloff, Syria, world, war, violence, journalists, interesting, news, society )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Just before American journalist Steven Sotloff was abducted in Syria, his fixer's identity may have been compromised. He asked about a Syrian man he planned to meet the next day. A fine fixer, I had heard from correspondents who knew him, but there had...
Palestinian-American Teen Denied Access to Israel's Airport
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Israel, Palestine, ethics, dishonesty, rights, safety, politics, government, abuse, corruption, world, society, interesting, humans, freedoms )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Dina Shehadeh, 17, was about to begin her senior year of high school in Ohio where she was born and raised. Two weeks ago, after spending the summer with her extended family in the West Bank, she was separated from her mother and detained.
ISIS, Hip-Hop Jihadists and the Man Who Killed James Foley
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, culture, ISIS, recruiting video, ethics, corruption, violence, news, murder, media, death, crime )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Sick as this may sound, the super-slick HD depiction of a pseudo-ninja murdering American journalist James Foley is, not least, a recruiting video. In the warped world of new-generation jihadists--especially those coming out of Western cities--hacking off
 

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