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Rape in India - Why It Becomes a Worldwide Story
Society & Culture  (tags: Hidden agendas, biased reporting, rape, India, Germany, USA, trauma, under-reporting, under-convictions, statistics )

- 10 days ago -
When the mainstream news media is branding India into a "rape capital", it is worth a pause. A rape in a cab in New Delhi made it into the New York Times while an estimated 700 rapes on that day in the US merited no mention. Why the imbalance?
Why Porn Is Exploding in the Middle East
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, media, movies, arts, culture, law, society )

- 10 days ago -
Forbidden sweets are sweeter.
On Not Being Charlie
Society & Culture  (tags: je suis charlie, not charlie, freedom of speech, hate speech, terrorism, human rights, misogyny, homophobia, racist imagery, cartoons, xenophobia, quandry )

- 11 days ago -
I've been faced with a quandary. How to denounce murder, defend free-speech and a free press and how to "not be Charlie," (Je ne suis pas Charlie) even while expressing my disgust with much of their imagery. Racist, Misogynistic, Homophobic, Xenophobic
Je Suis Bibi! Netanyahu Brings Likud to Paris
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Netanyahu, France, society, politics, ethics, dishonesty, sadness, interesting, culture )

- 11 days ago -
Just as you can sometimes identify Israeli tourists abroad by their loud voices, poor manners and gauche behavior, none of the hundreds of millions of people around the world who watched Sunday's Paris rally on TV had any problem locating Israeli Prime...
British Prime Minister: Fox News Security Analyst Is Clearly a Complete Idiot
Society & Culture  (tags: world, media, British PM David Cameron, Fox News, politics, religion, society, news, interesting, culture, rights )

- 11 days ago -
A Fox News commentator's remark about the British city of Birmingham being "totally Muslim" was widely mocked on Twitter on Monday, while Prime Minister David Cameron called the expert a "complete idiot".
Coalition of More Than 40 NYC Community Groups Calls on City Council to Cancel Delegation to Israel
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, freedoms, Israel, Palestine, NYC community groups, violence, ethics, government, society, rights, dishonesty )

- 11 days ago -
A diverse group of speakers addressed the city's progressive politicians, asking how they could reconcile their opposition to racism and state violence at home with support for Israel's policies against the Palestinians.
Settler Opens Fire at Palestinian Market in East Jerusalem; Israeli Soldiers Arrive to Protect Settler, Arrest Palestinian
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, settler violence, society, culture, violence, rights, ethics, freedoms, news, humans, politics, government )

- 11 days ago -
An armed fanatic Israeli settler provocatively entered a Palestinian market, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, started insulting local residents before attacking a young man, and opened fire. Several other incidents are documented in this piece.
Luxury Hotel Canceled Prepaid Christmas Reservation Because The Guests Were Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: Delaware, Homelessness, Inequality, Poverty )

- 17 days ago -
A hotel spokesman said, "I think all of us were purely focused on the safety of our hotel guests".
Fault Lines Travels to Canada to Find Out What Happens When a First Nation Says No to Fracking.
Society & Culture  (tags: sadness, activists, culture, water, fracking, freedoms, environment, corruption, abuse, arts, government, humans, ethics, politics, media, dishonesty, rights, law, health )

- 15 days ago -
On October 17, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police raided a protest site set up by Mi'kmaq people and their supporters trying to prevent a Texas-based corporation from fracking. It was the most spectacular eruption yet in a struggle led by indigenous people
Eric McDavid Released From Prison, Feds Withheld Evidence
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, eco terrorist, feds, freedoms, society, law, police, media, government, ethics, activists, abuse, dishonesty, environment, rights, sadness, safety, news, corruption, politics )

- 16 days ago -
by Will Potter, An environmental activist who was sentenced to 19 years in prison as an "eco-terrorist" was released from prison today following a court ruling where the government acknowledged withholding evidence during his trial.
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