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Personal Update - 7/29/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, personal )

TomCat
- 9 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, and why I'm not here.
To the Family of the One Thousandth Victim of Israel's Genocidal Slaughter in Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Gaza, government, politics, religion, ethics, crime, death, society, culture, freedoms, rights, sadness, violence, law, murder, human rights )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - electronicintifada.net
I am afraid to say the Israeli media and academia are fully behind the massacre apart from few, hardly audible voices in this inhuman wilderness. I am not writing this to tell you that I am ashamed -- I long ago dissociated myself from this state...
My Husband Went to Prison Because He Didn't Want to Kill Gaza Farmers
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, Israel, peace, Gaza, Hamas, intifada, civil disobedience, politics, sadness, safety, society )

Lynn
- 7 hours ago - alternet.org
...called to sit in a tank on the border with Gaza while other forces were busy razing the Jenin Refugee Camp in the West Bank to the ground. His orders were to shoot at anyone coming too close to the border from Gaza. Most ... farmers tending to their land.
10 of the Biggest Threats to Human Existence
Science & Tech  (tags: extinction, threats, climate change, bee decline, biodiversity, disasters, zombies, pandemic )

Freya
- 2 days ago - alternet.org
Just in case you don't have enough to worry about.
Woman Sentenced to Prison for Photographing a War Protest
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, activists, americans, ethics, freedoms, media, police, politics, Mary Anne Grady Flores, drones, colonialism, racism, poverty, prison industrial complex )

Lynn
- 10 hours ago - alternet.org
...not "civil disobedience," to uphold the U.S. Constitution and international treaties the U.S. signed. That led to Grady Flores and the 16 others being placed under court orders restricting their protest rights.
Why People Are Organizing to End U.S. Empire
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, economy, ethics, military, politics, propaganda, Manifest Destiny, trade agreements, TPP, NAFTA, sovereignty of nations, imperialism, American permanent war ecomy )

Lynn
- 10 hours ago - alternet.org
World history is filled with empires, e.g. the Roman and Byzantine empires, the European colonial empires, ... the Arab Caliphate and Ottoman Empire, the Soviet Union ... These historic empires have one thing in common: they no longer exist.
The Chilling Reason Our Government Wants to Erase These Americans From History
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, terrorism, politics, propaganda, ethics, crime, Shifa Sadequee, Mehanna, Edward Snowden, Shahawar Matin Siraj, Ghassan Elashi, Islamophobia, human rights, civil rights, Communications Management Unit )

Lynn
- 11 hours ago - alternet.org
CMUs exist to cut off prisoners from the outside world. The prisoners' every word is recorded. They are strip-searched before and after each visit from loved ones (in case they write messages on their body). Letters are severely restricted; ...
How Did Israel Learn How to Spin Its Disastrous Deadly Policies? From a GOP Pollster, Naturally
World  (tags: Israel, public relations, the spin, Dr Frank Luntz, Mark Regev, segregation, Israeli apartheid, palestine, usa, immigration )

Lynn
- 11 hours ago - alternet.org
Every one of the 112 pages in the booklet is marked "not for distribution or publication" and it is easy to see why. The Luntz report, officially entitled "The Israel project's 2009 Global Language Dictionary, was leaked almost immediately to ...
5 of the Most Widely Believed Consumer Conspiracy Theories, Debunked
Society & Culture  (tags: conspiracy theories, microwave ovens, fluoride, mind control, CFLs, hazmat, miniature cars, government coverups, cell phones )

Lynn
- 12 hours ago - alternet.org
Conspiracy theories about the products we buy come and go. ... it was supposedly "common knowledge" that the government forced KFC to stop calling the food it sold "chicken" because it was legally not chicken, but meat from a mutant bird
Professor Ilan Papp: Israel Has Chosen to Be a 'Racist Apartheid State' With U.S. Support | Democracy Now!
World  (tags: world, war, violence, usa, israel, palestine, conflict, ethics, children, HumanRights, Refugees&Relief )

Wild
- 21 hours ago - democracynow.org
As the Palestinian death toll tops 1,000 in Gaza, we are joined from Haifa by Israeli professor and historian Ilan Pappé. "I think Israel in 2014 made a decision that it prefers to be a racist apartheid state and not a democracy," Pappé says. "It still ho
 
 
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