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Canada Parliament Shooting: One Suspect Confirmed Dead, City Still Under Lockdown (TEXT and VIDEO)
World  (tags: Canada, terrorist attack, Ottawa, National War Memorial, Parliament Hill, news, violence, society, world )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - theglobeandmail.com
The attack on Parliament Hill's Centre Block and the National War Memorial has left one Canadian soldier and one male suspect dead.
Stop Ignoring Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
World  (tags: Australia, aboriginal, Aborigines, death, custody, humanrights, HumanRights, government, violence, society )

Roger
- 3 days ago - change.org
Since 2009, dozens of Aboriginal people have died in custody. All despite there already being a Royal Commission. It's devastating to think our politicians have been told what they need to do to stop these deaths happening, but so far have refused to act.
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
- 4 days 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.
London's Terrorists Next Door
World  (tags: London, terrorists, Islamic extremism, world, violence, society, culture, interesting )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - macleans.ca
Strolling around these streets on a sunny afternoon last week, it seems scarcely believable that this idyllic example of Britain's social welfare state is also one of the country's worst breeding grounds for Islamic extremism.
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
- 5 days 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.
India's Graves of Cotton
World  (tags: world, news, society, India )

Cal
- 6 days ago - theweek.com
In India's family-run cotton fields, a lethal concoction of debt, drought, and despair has led to a nationwide epidemic of suicide by forlorn farmers
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
- 7 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...
TAKE ACTION NOW! HELP END MODERN SLAVERY IN THE THAI FISHING INDUSTRY
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', slave labor, Thailand, politics, world, interesting, humanrights, society )

Cal
- 10 days ago - walkfree.org
A six-month investigation by The Guardian has found that the Thai fishing industry is "built on slavery", with trafficked workers enduring 20-hour shifts, regular beatings, torture and execution-style killings.
My Terrifying Night With Afghanistan's Only Female Warlord
World  (tags: Afghanistan, women, female warlord, Bibi Ayisha, Commander Pigeon, violence, war, society, freedoms, government )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - newrepublic.com
She held her machine gun against her bosom like a bouquet of roses. A few girls dressed in bright loose tunics holding AK-47s stood at her side, with ammo wound like gold pythons about their necks. "Hot chicks with AKs," Sharif remarked.
Tension Between Iran and Saudi Arabia Returns After Signs of Improved Ties
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, palestine, iran, society )

Cal
- 11 days ago - jpost.com
Senior Saudi and Iranian officials have renewed criticism of each other's interventions in the Middle East in a sign that tensions between the rival Gulf powers remain high despite top-level meetings this summer.
Make Ecocide An International Crime Against Peace
World  (tags: crime, ecocide, ethics, government, HumanRights, environment, pollution, society, world )

Kathy
- 12 days ago - secure.avaaz.org
To world leaders: "As concerned citizens of a fragile planet, we call on you to back an international law of Ecocide. We call on you to make ecocide the 5th International Crime Against Peace. Life on Earth as it is now cannot survive if we continue to...
TAKE ACTION NOW! Congratulate Malala Yousafzai for Her Nobel Peace Prize!
World  (tags: Nobel Prize, Malala, education, children, GoodNews, world, society, politics )

Cal
- 12 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
On October 10, Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her incredible work to support education for all young people in her home country of Pakistan and around the world.
A Billion Tons of Food Wasted Yearly While Millions Still Go Hungry
World  (tags: world hunger, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', unitednations, Refugees&Relief, society )

Cal
- 12 days ago - ipsnews.net
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 1.3 billion tonnes of food go to waste globally every year. Meanwhile, 805 million of the world's people are still experiencing chronic undernourishment or hunger
UN Envoy Calls on Turkey to Prevent Srebrenica-Style Massacre in Kobani
World  (tags: world, politics, humanrights, middle-east, Turkey, Kobani, kurds, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, death, violence, society, Refugees&Relief )

Cal
- 14 days ago - globalpost.com
While much of the population has already fled the Islamic State offensive, 500-700 mostly elderly people are still sheltering in Kobani.
Sweden Rebuffs the US on Palestine
World  (tags: Sweden, U.S., Israel, Palestine, government, politics, freedoms, ethics, middle-east, news, society )

Carrie
- 14 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Sweden's declaration to recognize Palestine is a powerful move that challenges other EU members that have toed a common policy line on Israel and Palestine for years.
 

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