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Europe Wearies of Netanyahu's Diversions
World  (tags: Europe, Palestine, Israel, Netanyahu, Human Rights, illegal settlement expansion, middle-east, news, violence, world, politics, government, ethics, freedoms, conflict, society )

Carrie
- 11 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
Stephens's piece is a full-on attack on Netanyahu for his latest settlement expansion, which guaranteed the passage of the British Parliament's Palestinian state recognition, a monument of bipartisanship in the House of Commons.
International Community Promises to Rebuild Gaza ... With Sweat Shops to Exploit Palestinian Workers
World  (tags: violence, war, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, sweat shops, dishonesty, ethics, politics, middle-east, interesting, society, news, corruption, conflict, government, world, freedoms )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
The Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip has brought with it a depressingly familiar ritual: The Israeli military destroys large swaths of the ghettoized coastal enclave, leaving tens of thousands homeless, a trail of carnage and piles of rubble.
Petition: Stop Cameron's New Fracking Law!!!!!!
World  (tags: David Cameron, Cameron's new fracking law, fracking firms, House of Lords, any substance, pump, drilling, drilling protests, conflict, crime, corruption, europe, interesting, news, politics, society, world )

Susanne
- 3 days ago - secure.greenpeace.org.uk
The House of Lords has rubber-stamped Cameron's new fracking law. Even worse: the draft was updated to allow fracking firms to pump "any substance" under our homes -- and leave it there! David Cameron wants to change the law so fracking companies can...
British Parliament to Vote on Recognition of Palestinian State on Monday
World  (tags: UK, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, illegal settlements, Palestinian State, Human Rights, freedoms, world, politics, government, ethics, conflict, war, violence, news, middle-east )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The UK broached the idea of acknowledging a Palestinian state by vote after Israel declared its largest settlement expansion yet at the close of summer.Just as the war between Israel and Gaza was cooling, Israeli officials announced tenders for settlement
How Two French Girls Were Lured to Jihad Online
World  (tags: conflict, violence, jihad, France, syria, girls, terrorism )

Naoko
- 8 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
LEZIGNAN-CORBIERES, FRANCE - On the day she left for Syria, Sahra strode along the train platform with two bulky schoolbags slung over her shoulder. In a grainy image caught on security camera, the French teen tucks her hair into a headscarf.
Obama: Press Turkey to Stop Massacre of Syrian Kurds ACTION
World  (tags: violence, ISIS, Kurdish people, Kobane, Staffan de Mistura, human rights, world, conflict )

Nancy
- 8 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
Press reports indicate that ISIS fighters have captured half of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, near the Syrian border with Turkey. UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has warned that 12,000 or so civilians still in or near Kobane, including 700...
In Turkey, Kurdish Anger, Fear Grow as Militants Advance in Syria
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, Kurds, Turkey, Syria, ISSI, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', violence, society, news, government )

Cal
- 10 days ago - latimes.com
In Turkey, the fate of Kobani has sparked waves of protests among ethnic Kurds, a substantial minority in the country. Many Kurds accuse the government in Ankara of collusion with Islamic State...
How ISIS Gets Its Hostages
World  (tags: ISIS, hostages, kidnapping, violence, world, middle-east, politics, freedoms, conflict, crime, ethics, death, Human Rights )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - vocativ.com
Recent accusations that a U.S.-backed rebel group in Syria helped facilitate the capture of an American journalist that ISIS later beheaded have drawn attention to a little-discussed phenomenon: the hostage black market.
Take the Girl Like Me/Boy Like Me Pledge ~ PLEASE SIGN
World  (tags: women, girls, women's rights, violence, world, society, terrorism, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, ethics, freedoms, crime, death, politics )

Beverly
- 14 days ago - action.womenthrive.org
Take the pledge to help girls break free of poverty, violence, and inequality and show the world what YOU stand for.
ISIS Captives Tell Of Rapes And Beatings, Plead For Help
World  (tags: politics, violence, society, terrorism, ISIS, freedoms, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, conflict, middle-east )

Cal
- 17 days ago - npr.org
When militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State swept through the Sinjar area of northern Iraq in August, they killed hundreds and kidnapped unknown numbers of men, women and children.
South Sudan, A Country in Jeopardy ACTION
World  (tags: South Sudan, war, violence, human rights, conflict, politics )

Nancy
- 17 days ago - endgenocide.org
The latest humanitarian forecasts may have pushed off the threat of outright famine in the immediate term due to the strong humanitarian response and the recent rains, but are now looking to early 2015 as the time of greatest risk to hundreds of thousands
The White Helmets - Rescuers in Syria
World  (tags: The White Helmets, Syria, conflict, death, ethics, middle-east, society, violence, war, heroes )

Leah
- 20 days ago - whitehelmets.org
The White Helmets - or the Syrian Civil Defence - are volunteer rescue workers in the most dangerous place on earth. As the conflict in Syria worsens, ordinary people are paying the highest price. More than 50 bombs and mortars a day land on some neigh
Why Hong Kong's 'Occupy Central' Movement Has Beijing Very, Very Scared
World  (tags: protests, Hong Kong, China, freedoms, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news, politics, world )

Cal
- 20 days ago - thenation.com
Hong Kong is one of the most unequal developed economies in the world. Now the mainland government wants to keep a tight grip on the territory's political system too.
What Every Politician Should Know About GMOs - But Hardly Any of Them Does
World  (tags: conflict, ethics, europe, freedoms, genetic engineering, government, HumanRights, politics, society, usa, world )

Kathy
- 21 days ago - gmeducation.org
On both sides of the Atlantic citizens are increasingly concerned about the use of GMOs in farming and food production but their questions and objections are continually ignored by governments and politicians.
Tell President Obama: Syrian Refugees Are In Crisis And Need Our Support - The Hunger Site
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, conflict, freedoms, Syria violence )

Farah
- 21 days ago - thehungersite.greatergood.com
Escalating violence and political unrest in Syria show no signs of abating, with more than 100,000 new refugees fleeing every month.
 

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