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Heathrow Employee Sacked Over Alleged Insult to Islam
Society & Culture  (tags: UK, Heathrow, Muslims, Islam, crime, culture, dishonesty, freedoms, politics, religion, rights, sadness, society, women )

- 1688 days ago -
Nohad Halawi learned that in today's Britain, you'd better not be perceived as having insulted Islam at work because it could ruin your life. Halawi worked the cosmetics counter in the duty free zone inside London's Heathrow Airport for 13 years. She
'No Woman, No Drive': Saudi Activist's Marley Parody Becomes Online Hit (TEXT and VIDEO)
World  (tags: Saudi Arabia, women, rights and freedoms, society, government, humanrights, world )

- 1692 days ago -
A Saudi video mocking the kingdom's unique ban on female driving has gone viral, featuring a male performer singing "no woman, no drive", an adaptation of Bob Marley's famous song.
Syrian Civil War Spreads to Lebanese City of Tripoli
World  (tags: world, politics, Syria, israel, humanrights, government, ethics, society, news, middle-east )

- 1692 days ago -
Fighting enters 7th day in Tripoli leaving 16 dead, 80 injured; Syrian rebels claim they killed 15 Hezbollah fighters near Damascus.
More Than 60 Saudi Women Openly Defy Ban on Driving
World  (tags: world, women, Saudi Arabia, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', government, ethics, politics, news, middle-east, society )

- 1691 days ago -
Many women documented the act of civil disobedience on social media, even posting videos to YouTube, garnering hundreds of thousands of views.
Israeli Researcher To Lead European Battle Against The Murder Of Women
Society & Culture  (tags: femicide, Europe, Israeli research )

- 1691 days ago -
It is an honor for Israel & for me to have been selected by a majority of countries in Europe to lead an initiative to prevent femicide in the wake of globalization and migration. The proposal emerged out of Weil's own research.
Cruel Joke: UN Human Rights Council Praise Saudi Arabian Human Rights Record... Promise More Sharia
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, human rights, sharia law )

- 1691 days ago -
Sounds like a cruel joke, but we couldn't make this up if we tried. The UN praise Saudi Arabia's human rights record... One has to hold one's breath and read that once more. Are they serious or is this a delayed April fool's? And happily inspired by the
Tony Abbott's New Direct Action Sceptics
Environment  (tags: pollution )

- 1694 days ago -
A Fairfax Media survey of 35 prominent university and business economists found only two believed direct action was the better way to limit Australia's greenhouse gas emissions. Thirty - or 86 per cent - favoured the existing carbon price scheme.
Tony Abbott's ALP Criticism Could Affect US Links
World  (tags: government, news, politics )

- 1694 days ago -
Mr Abbott has described the former Labor gov't as "wacko" in an interview with the Washington Post. Dr Orstein, a US political scientist, said Abbott violated a basic diplomatic principle of not discussing domestic politics while overseas.
Senior Ministers' VIP Travel Cost $2M
World  (tags: corruption, ethics, government, politics )

- 1695 days ago -
Senior ministers in the former Howard Liberal Coalition (conservative) government used military aircraft specifically tasked to fly them back and forth from their electorates to Canberra, when commercial flights were available.
ADFA Cadets Excused for Sexually Humiliating a Woman
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, crime, ethics, law, news, rights, society, violence, women )

- 1697 days ago -
Two Australian Defence Force cadets given 12 month good behaviour bonds for "using a carriage service in an indecent manner", i.e. one male cadet used Skype to stream footage of himself having sex with a female cadet for another male cadet to view
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