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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
- 5 days 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
U.S. Officials Try To Gauge Threat From American Fighters In Syria
World  (tags: ISIS, terrorists, terrorism, society, politics, middle-east, violence, world, usa )

Cal
- 6 days ago - npr.org
U.S. intelligence officials tracking American fighters believe that at least 140 of them have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq so far. They say the number of U.S. passport-holders now in the fight has more than doubled since the beginning of the year.
World Must Suspend Arms Sales to Protect Civilians as Gaza Violence Escalates Again
World  (tags: Israel, Gaza, Conflict, Palestinians, Hamas, Violence, Arms Sales, OXFAM )

Brian
- 6 days ago - commondreams.org
"After ceasefire talks collapsed and violence erupted yet again, Oxfam today called on all states to immediately suspend transfers of arms or ammunition to Israel and any Palestinian armed group while there is serious risk that they could be used to..."
Gazans Celebrate as Officials Confirm Open-Ended Cease-Fire
World  (tags: Palestine, Israel, Gaza, ceasefire, violence, world, war, conflict, freedoms, government, society )

Carrie
- 6 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...
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
- 6 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
- 6 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.
Rival Leaders, Rival Governments In Libya As Crisis Deepens
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, violence, society )

Cal
- 7 days ago - npr.org
Libya's political crisis deepened today when the outgoing Parliament picked a new Islamist-backed government, leaving the country with two rival Parliaments and leaders, each with their own armed supporters.
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
- 9 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...
The Men Who Killed James Foley
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, corruption, crime, death, government, middle-east, politics, society, violence, terrorists )

Kit
- 9 days ago - newyorker.com
The voice of Foley's black-hooded executioner is heard in the video; he appears to have a British accent. This has alarmed many in the United Kingdom, including its security services, which have become increasingly aware that they have a problem-->
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
- 9 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.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Join Richard Branson, Jeff Skoll, and Many Other Global Business Leaders in Calling for Peace in Ukraine
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, war, UKRAINE, peace, activism )

Cal
- 10 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Richard Branson, Jeff Skoll, and many other prominent Russian, Ukrainian, and international business leaders are calling for a peaceful end to the conflict in Ukraine
While Gaza War Rages, Israel Quietly Speeds Up Settlement Construction in the West Bank and Jerusalem
World  (tags: israel, illegal occupation of Palestine, illegal settlements, end US AID TO ISRAEL now!, BDS, assault-siege on Gaza-Palestine 2014, news, middle-east, media, terrorism, unitednations, violence, war, world, usa, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', europe, children, death )

Jess
- 10 days ago - middleeastmonitor.com
Israel started construction on hundreds of housing units in the West Bank and Jerusalem since its assault on the Gaza Strip began in early July
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
- 10 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
How Big of a Blow Is It for Hamas to Lose Three Senior Leaders? (VIDEO)
World  (tags: Israel, Hamas, violence, war, world, conflict, death, politics, middle-east, news )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Hussein Ibish, Senior Fellow at American Task Force on Palestine, says it's a "very serious"€
4 Killed By Airstrikes While Burying Relatives in Gaza Cemetery
World  (tags: israel, illegal occupation of Palestine, illegal settlements, end US AID TO ISRAEL now!, BDS, assault-siege on Gaza-Palestine 2014, news, middle-east, media, terrorism, unitednations, violence, war, world, USA, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', europe, children, deathworld )

Jess
- 10 days ago - maannews.net
Israeli forces killed four Palestinians in Gaza City on Thursday after targeting a cemetery in the Sheikh al-Radwan district

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