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Put the Children First: Lift the Blockade on Gaza
World  (tags: Gaza Blockade, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, children, education, violence, freedoms, ethics, government, politics, middle-east, news )

Carrie
- 10 hours ago - haaretz.com
The opening of the school year in Gaza this week was the most harrowing in living memory. Hundreds of psychologists were on hand at all 252 UNRWA schools to lead a week of counseling for 241,000 students. We began with a roll call to see who was alive...
Deir Al Balah Rehabilitation Center Cares for Gaza's Disabled in the Wake of 'Operation Protective Edge'
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Gaza, disabled, Deir al Balah Rehabilitation Center, news, society, Israel, Human Rights, children, ethics, family, freedoms, politics, rights, humans )

Carrie
- 3 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
In the central Gaza Strip area of Deir al Balah, Usama Abu Safer, 30, devotes his time to working with disabled people. Born paraplegic, Abu Safer's own disability inspired him to dedicate his life to this work. "
Fox News: Real 'Poor' People Don't Have Air Conditioners and Computers (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, war on poverty, fox news, economy, ethics, government, politics, propaganda, freedoms )

Carrie
- 9 hours ago - rawstory.com
Fox News suggested this week that Americans who had access to computers and air conditioning could not really be considered poor. "The war, this war against poverty was plotted to continue indefinitely," Fox News host Greg Gutfeld opined.
Phil Robertson's Despicable AIDS Argument Should Be the Last Straw
Society & Culture  (tags: society, TV, Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty, homophobia, AIDS, ethics, dishonesty, religion, gayrights )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - thedailybeast.com
With lessons about family, God, and buckshot, there is a whole lot of ignorance coming out of Robertson's megaphone. Dangerous ignorance. Despicable, inexcusable ignorance. The latest instance might be the straw to break the camel's back.
Bible-Pushing Christians Open the Door for Satanic Activity Books in Florida Schools
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, right wing Christians, Satanism, religion, society, freedoms, ethics, government, rights, education, children )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - rawstory.com
Last month, a Florida judge ruled that if the Orange County school district allowed Christian groups to disseminate Bibles and Christian-oriented religious materials in its schools, it would also have to allow atheist groups to do the same.
Home Free? ~ Give The Homeless Homes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: homelessness, Utah, society, ethics, humans, interesting, freedoms, government, rights, economy, ethics, politics, democrats, republicans, housing )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - newyorker.com
Handing mentally ill substance abusers the keys to a new place may sound like an example of wasteful government spending. But it turned out to be the opposite: over time, Housing First has saved the government money.
Europe Wants U.S. To Do Dirty Work Against ISIS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Europe, U.S., ISIL, terrorism, military, government, politics, ethics, dishonesty, troops, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
Residents in a number of European countries strongly support the American air strikes that have been launched in Iraq, but are much less supportive of their own nations taking the same action, a new YouGov poll finds.
US Congressman Danny Davis Calls for Lifting the Blockade of Gaza
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Danny K. Davis, democrats, congress, Israel, Gaza Blockade, ethics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
Davis' move is the result of a sustained effort by the Committee for Just Peace in Israel and Palestine (CJPIP), urging the Congressman to advocate for an end to the Israeli occupation and to stop military aid to Israel.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Help Prevent An Oil-Fueled Tragedy in the Arctic Ocean
Environment  (tags: polar bears, wildlife, oil drilling, energy, environment, destruction, ecosystems, protection, politics, habitatdestruction, habitat )

Cal
- 2 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Polar bears and hundreds of other majestic creatures depend on a healthy Arctic Ocean for survival, but their habitat is at risk. The federal government continues to move toward offshore oil drilling in this wild and wonderful environment
Demand the Government Allows the EPA to Regulate Environmental Impacts of Mountaintop Removal Mining ! SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, habitat, protection )

Cher
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
Please sign and share the petition to demand the government acts now to allow the EPA to regulate the environmental impact of mountaintop removal mining.
 
 
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