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More Than Half Of All Syrian Citizens Have Been Forced Out Of Their Homes
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, Refugees&Relief, Syria, children, war, violence, society, news )

Cal
- 10 hours ago - thinkprogress.org
The United Nations announced on Friday that more than have of all citizens in Syria have had to flee their home during the three year-long civil war with the result being a record three million Syrians housed as refugees around the region.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Dole: Speak Out for Human Rights Defender Andy Hall
World  (tags: world, society, politics, humanrights, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', government, HumanRights, news )

Cal
- 1 day ago - action.sumofus.org
Andy was brave enough to take on Natural Fruit Ltd, one of the biggest pineapple producers and exporters in Thailand, and reveal the company's abuse of migrant workers. But now Natural Fruit Ltd. is striking back -- hard
The March on Islamabad
World  (tags: world, politics, asia, humanrights, Pakistan, activism, protests, society, news )

Cal
- 1 day ago - news.vice.com
This month has seen the largest demonstrations against the Pakistani government in more than 20 years.
Gaza Revealed a New, More Fascistic, Israel
World  (tags: freedoms, government, israel, middle-east, news, violence, world, Fascism )

Eleonora
- 2 days ago - jfjfp.com
If one credits the numerous first-person reports from Israeli peace demonstrators, to protest Israeli bombardment of Gaza now is to risk attack by right-wing thugs, while the police look on or sometimes help the pro-government attackers.
TAKE ACTION! - Prevent the Establishment of a New Jewish Settlement Near Bethlehem - Please Sign/Share
World  (tags: Israel, Bethlehem, landthefts, Jerusalem, settlement expansion, landgrabs, petition, European Union and European Commission, end the occupation-siege of Gaza, now!, BDS, Combatants for Peace, media, news, UnitedNations, world, blog, HumanRights )

Jess
- 2 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
In the 1,700 dunam area, E2, beside the Palestinian village of Nahla near Bethlehem, the State of Israel is stealing Palestinian farmers' private lands in order to turn them over to settlers.
The War For Nothing
World  (tags: conflict, freedoms, government, humanrights, israel, middle-east, palestine, news, terrorism, violence )

Eleonora
- 2 days ago - zope.gush-shalom.org
AFTER 50 DAYS, the war is over. Hallelujah. On the Israeli side: 71 dead, among them 66 soldiers, 1 child.
Will Middle East Governments Ever Face International Justice?
World  (tags: ICC, Middle East, war crimes, Egypt, Israel, Syria, Human Rights, justice, ethics, government, politics, news, violence, world )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
As with any other international body, the ICC and its authority depend on the cooperation of its members. And so far, the track record of the major powers at the ICC suggests that their commitment to seeing perpetrators prosecuted has been lacking.
Volcanoes In Iceland And Papua New Guinea Are Freaking People Out All Over The World Right Now (TEXT and VIDEO)
World  (tags: Iceland, Papua New Guinea, volcanoes, aviation alert, world, humans, news, society )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - npr.org
Two volcanoes half a world apart are causing havoc today: Several flights have been diverted around an eruption in Papua New Guinea, and authorities in Iceland briefly put aviation on highest alert (again) owing to a temperamental Mount Bardarbunga.
Gaza Truce Holding, Less So Netanyahu's Support At Home
World  (tags: Israel, Netanyahu, Hamas, government, politics, middle-east, conflict, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Netanyahu looks much more shaky today than he did 50 days ago," said former Israeli negotiator Daniel Levy,at the European Council on Foreign Relations. "Hamas looks stronger today than it did 50 days ago. Hamas may have been hit harder physically, but...
Italy Steps Up Security Over Alleged ISIS Plot to Kill The Pope
World  (tags: Italy, Pope Francis, ISIS, security, death threat, violence, news, society, world )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Earlier this week, the Roman newspaper Il Tempo published a disturbing report that Francis is "in the crosshairs" of ISIS for "bearing false witness" against Islam.
Israel Destroys 2 Gaza High-Rises With Airstrikes
World  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Hamas, Human Rights, ethics, crime, ethics, conflict, world, war, violence, middle-east, news, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
This has raised the possibility that the Israeli military is trying to use better-off Gazans, like professionals and Palestinian authority employees, to put pressure on Hamas to end the fighting on Israel's terms.
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
- 7 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.
America Keeps People Poor On Purpose: A Timeline of Choices We'Ve Made to Increase Inequality
World  (tags: government, politics, world, humanrights, media, news, usa )

Nils Ande
- 8 days ago - yesmagazine.org
How four decades of lobbying and legislation gave corporations dominion over our economy--and eroded the American middle class. Pulitzer Price-winning journalist Hedrick Smith reports on the structural choices that have brought the united States to a cris.
Red Alert Issued On Icelandic Volcano
World  (tags: Volcano, Red Alert, Iceland, Sub Glacier Explosion, Floods, Destruction, death, news, world )

Betsy
- 8 days ago - ibtimes.com
A small eruption began Saturday at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, which sits beneath a large ice cap. The explosion prompted the Icelandic Meteorological Office to issue its highest volcano alert.
Bangladeshi Girls Seek Equal Opportunity
World  (tags: world, politics, society, women's rights, Bengladesh, humanrights, freedoms, news )

Cal
- 8 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.
 

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