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The Real 47 Percent: GOP Candidate With a Ferrari Pays No Federal Income Taxes for Third Year
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Tom Foley, Connecticut, elections, politics, republicans, ethics, dishonesty, government, corruption, abuse )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
"Tom Foley owns a multi-million dollar mansion, two British fighter jets, and a $5-million-dollar yacht, yet takes advantage of tax loopholes middle-class families can only dream about, allowing him to pay no income taxes for three years,"...
A Hispanic Man Delivers Absentee Ballots, and Now Conservatives Want Him Dead (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Arizona, elections, government, republicans, ethics, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 4 hours ago - rawstory.com
Conservatives are outraged over what they claim, mistakenly, to be evidence of massive voter fraud being perpetrated in Arizona, The Daily Dot reports.Despite the outrage from conservative sites, Marine was not behaving illegally when he delivered the...
Activists Occupy Israel Pavilion at Paris Trade Show (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, France, Israel, Palestine, BDS, protestors, Human Rights, society, freedoms, activists, news )

Carrie
- 20 hours ago - electronicintifada.net
As the video above shows, the activists held up signs condemning Israeli abuses of Palestinian rights and chanted slogans including: "No trade with apartheid," "Boycott Israeli apartheid" and "Gaza, Gaza, We won't forget!"
Junot DíAz Comes Out in Support of the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
Society & Culture  (tags: 'Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, , activists, rights, freedoms, society, celebrity, education, world, interesting, humans, goodnews )

Carrie
- 20 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
The U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel sent out the following press release today saying that Díaz joins Chuck D and Boots Riley as prominent artists who have recently endorsed the boycott:
Academic Institutions That Violate Academic Freedom Deserve to Be Boycotted
Society & Culture  (tags: academic freedom, academic boycott of israel, education, ethics, freedoms, society, world, culture, news, rights )

Carrie
- 20 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
Academic freedom is a bedrock principle that must be honored by any university as part of its mission of furthering research and education. If an academic institution should violate this sacred trust, scholars will respond by refusing to participate...
Palestine Shines in Global Literature Prizes
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, 'Sheikh Zayed Prize ', Ghassan Zaqtan, literature, Yousef Abu Loz, Osama Alaysa, awards, society, culture, interesting, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 20 hours ago - electronicintifada.net
Poetry and prose by Palestinian writers has been celebrated by the organizers of two international literary awards. The longlist for the Sheikh Zayed Prize -- an Arabic culture award -- features three Palestinian writers.
Gitmo Force-Feeding Videos So 'Grim' That Lawyer Had Trouble Sleeping Afterward
World  (tags: world, usa, humanrights, violence, Gitmo Prisoners )

Rose
- 15 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
A lawyer representing a Guantanamo detainee on a hunger strike said Wednesday that she has had trouble sleeping after seeing videos of her client being force-fed. T
In U.N. Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts the United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State - DemocracyNow!
World  (tags: israel, palestine, UnitedNations, usa, violence, conflict, crime, death, ethics, freedoms, HumanRights )

Wild
- 21 hours ago - democracynow.org
Many of the world's problems are so intractable that it's hard to think of ways even to take steps towards mitigating them. The Israel-Palestine conflict is not one of these. On the contrary, the general outlines of a diplomatic solution have been clear
Benjamin Netanyahu and Adolf Hitler: Uncomfortable Character Traits
World  (tags: Politics )

Walter L
- 20 hours ago - rinf.com
I'm not one of those who scribble blunt little mustaches on pictures of politicians I dislike, but here I make some uncomfortable and I believe accurate observations comparing personality and character traits of a contemporary politician with one of histo
 
 
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