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Pro-Russia Forces Gain Ground as Ukraine's Volunteer Battalions Decry Kiev Leaders
World  (tags: world, war, politics, Russia, Ukraine, violence, freedoms )

Cal
- 1 day ago - news.vice.com
As Russia forces push forward towards the southeastern Ukraine coastal city of Mariupol and evidence mounts of direct Russian military support to the insurgent fighters, besieged volunteer units of "patriots" leading the way in the country's fight back sa
Gazans Celebrate as Officials Confirm Open-Ended Cease-Fire
World  (tags: Palestine, Israel, Gaza, ceasefire, violence, world, war, conflict, freedoms, government, society )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
he deal comes after seven weeks of fighting in Gaza that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians and 69 Israelis. Although details of the agreement remain unclear, they are widely reported to include an easing of the seven-year Israeli-Egyptian economic...
In Occupied Bil'in, There Is No P in PTSD
World  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Gaza, West Bank, Human Rights, fear, violence, middle-east, society, humans, news, sadness, rights, children, family, safety, ethics, freedoms, violence, war )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Although the scale of suffering and loss pales compared to Gaza -- where more Palestinian children have been killed in the past seven weeks than in the last five years combined - violence in the West Bank lurks at a low burn.
Bangladeshi Girls Seek Equal Opportunity
World  (tags: world, politics, society, women's rights, Bengladesh, humanrights, freedoms, news )

Cal
- 4 days ago - ipsnews.net
Besides the Empowering Adolescents initiative, other grassroots schemes to educate communities on the rights of women include groups that practice interactive popular theatre (IPT), designed to address social issues at a local level.
Disunited Kingdom: Scotland's Separatists Cling to Hope
World  (tags: world, ethics, europe, freedoms, politics, society )

Cal
- 5 days ago - macleans.ca
After centuries of uneasy union, Scotland will vote on independence next month. The end of Great Britain may be closer than we think.
Islamic State's Bootleg Petro-State May Prove Unsustainable
World  (tags: Islamic State Fighters, black market oil, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, violence, terrorism, middle-east, freedoms, conflict )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
With up to $2 million in daily revenue from black market oil, the Islamic State insurgency not only holds sway over swathes of Syria and Iraq but has also begun to lay the foundations to become a small petro-state. Such is the extent of the threat...
Hamas Declares Support for Palestinian Bid to Join International Criminal Court
World  (tags: Hamas, Palestine, Israel, ICC, human rights, war crimes, violence, death, ethics, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - theguardian.com
Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the international criminal court, a move which could expose both the Islamist group and Israel to war crimes investigations.
Analysis: Beit Jala Case Against Separation Wall Potential Watershed
World  (tags: israel, aprtheid regime-oppression of Palestinia, illegal occupation, illegal settlements, Int'l laws violations, Beit Jala, illegal occupation of Palestine, news, palestine, UnitedNations, terrorism, violence, world, usa, freedoms, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Jess
- 6 days ago - maannews.net
In 2004, the International Court of Justice delivered an opinion in which it unequivocally stated that the route of the Wall (AKA "the Separation Wall," AKA "the Security Fence," AKA "the Security Barrier," AKA "the Apartheid Wall") violated international
Death Toll Continues to Climb as Violence Resumes in Gaza
World  (tags: world, violence, death, Palestine, Israel, Gaza, human rights, middle-east, freedoms, children, politics, government, society )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - commondreams.org
A four-year-old Israeli child was reportedly killed by mortar fire in southern Israel near the Gaza border on Friday afternoon, the latest casualty of renewed violence between Israel and Hamas that has disproportionately claimed Palestinian lives.
Why the Gaza Truce Failed
World  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Hamas, truce, military, violence, death, freedoms )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
The renewal of hostilities lies in the poor performance of the Israeli military. a poorly equipped enemy enclosed within a minuscule territory about which Israel has a half-century of comprehensive intelligence -- Israel failed to achieve any significant
The Interpreters
World  (tags: world, Afghanistan, interpreters, war, freedoms, loyalty, allies, bravery, violence, death )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - news.vice.com
The interpreters who worked for American forces during the recent Afghanistan war (and the many still working) are among America's bravest and most loyal allies. So that you don't have to take my word for it, I asked several U.S. Marines I'd met in...
Rape Victims of Islam
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', crime, death, ethics, freedoms, HumanRights, humanrights, iraq, middle-east, palestine, news, Refugees&Relief, politics, Refugees&Relief, media, society, terrorism, UnitedNations, unitednations, violence, war, world )

Rahman
- 9 days ago - shariaunveiled.wordpress.com
This woman tells the story of the Yezidi girls who committed suicide. "They took the girls by force and raped them, and after they returned they killed themselves."
5 Things You Didn't Know About Human Trafficking
World  (tags: humanrights, freedoms, things you should know about human traff )

Rose
- 9 days ago - rollingstone.com
With 21 million people around the world in forced labor, what can we do
With Ceasefire Set to Expire, Palestinians Aim to Lift the Siege While Israel Wants to Turn 'Gaza Into Ramallah'
World  (tags: Palestine, Israel, Gaza, Ramallah, human rights, violence, world, politics, conflict, crime, death, ethics, freedoms, news, middle-east, Refugees & Relief, society )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The Israeli Minister of Information Yuval Steinitz said Wednesday at a press conference in Jerusalem hours before the five-day ceasefire was announced their team intends to "make Gaza into Ramallah" through the discussions.
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Hopes to Exit London Embassy
World  (tags: Assange, London Embassy, Ecuador, WikiLeaks, freedoms )

Nancy
- 10 days ago - news.msn.com
Assange's comments briefly raised the possibility of him leaving the embassy, somewhere he has been holed up since June 2012. But his spokesman later told reporters that he could only do so if the British government "calls off the siege outside".
 

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