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Connecticut Arm of Million-Strong Church Votes to Shun Occupation Profiteers
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, BDS, United Church of Christ, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, society, culture, rights, world )

Carrie
- 57 minutes ago - electronicintifada.net
As a result, church bodies have been urged to divest their holdings in companies profiting from Israeli occupation in Palestine, including Caterpillar, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, G4S and Veolia.
Canada Parliament Shooting: One Suspect Confirmed Dead, City Still Under Lockdown (TEXT and VIDEO)
World  (tags: Canada, terrorist attack, Ottawa, National War Memorial, Parliament Hill, news, violence, society, world )

Carrie
- 1 hour ago - theglobeandmail.com
The attack on Parliament Hill's Centre Block and the National War Memorial has left one Canadian soldier and one male suspect dead.
Saudi Terrorism Court Sentences 13 People To Prison Over Al-Qaida Attack Plot On US Forces
World  (tags: U.S. military, Saudi court, AL-Qaida, terrorism, prison sentences, law, world )

Carrie
- 1 hour ago - ibtimes.com
13 people were sentenced to jail by a Saudi court Tuesday for planning an attack against U.S. forces in the Middle East. A special terrorism court reportedly jailed about 11 Saudi people for between 18 months-25 years, while those hailing from Qatar...
Punish Man for Brutally Murdering Wolves
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animalrights, endangered )

Bonnie
- 1 hour ago - animalpetitions.org
Punish man for brutally killing wolves
Chandra's Archives Come to Life
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, interesting, nasa, news, science, space )

Larisa
- 1 hour ago - nasa.gov
To celebrate Chandra's decade and a half in space, and to honor October as American Archive Month, a variety of objects have been selected from Chandra's archive.
It's Not Just Beautiful Lions and Gorillas That Are Threatened.
Animals  (tags: animals, extinction, wildanimals, wildlife, protection )

Linda
- 2 hours ago - bbc.com
These less glamorous animals need our help too, and the Ugly Animal Preservation Society is trying to draw attention to them
Shots Fired at Canadian War Memorial, Parliament; Soldier Killed, Police Scouring Downtown Ottawa
World  (tags: Shooting, Ottawa, Canada, Parliament, War Memorial, Soldier Killed, Terrorism )

Brian
- 2 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
"A soldier was killed during a shooting at Canada's National War Memorial on Wednesday morning, which was followed quickly by additional gunfire inside the nearby Parliament, according to police."
Parrot Attacks and Bites Violinist   video
Animals  (tags: funny )

Belinda
- 2 hours ago - youtube.com
While some members of the animal kingdom do appreciate music, we're not quite so sure about this parrot. In fact the bird was so unappreciative of her owner's violin version of the theme from Titanic that she wasted no time in showing him what she thought
Molten Salt Nuclear Reactors: Part Of America's Long-Term Energy Future?
Science & Tech  (tags: US, energy policy, energy, carbon emissions, reducing emissions, molten salt reactors, thorium, clean energy, #futureofenergy )

Brian
- 2 hours ago - forbes.com
"China is forging ahead with plans to have both liquid and solid fuel salt-cooled test reactors by 2017, while India is also evaluating the technology (especially reactors powered by thorium - which it possesses in abundance)."
Annie Lennox Slams Beyonce For Fake Feminism
Society & Culture  (tags: women, culture, feminism, music, society )

Niki
- 2 hours ago - inquisitr.com
The legendary Annie Lennox speaks out on feminism and the music industry and tells Beyonce in no uncertain terms that "twerking is not Feminism"!
The Science of Fox News: Why Its Viewers Are the Most Misinformed
Society & Culture  (tags: media, news, Fox news viewers, misinformed, society, culture, government, politics, dishonesty, ethics, world, education )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - alternet.org
"Who are the most consistently misinformed media viewers?" Jon Stewart asked Chris Wallace. "The most consistently misinformed misinformed? Fox, Fox viewers, consistently, every poll." Stewart's statement was factually accurate, as we'll see.
SYRIAN FATHER THROWS FIRST STONE AS DAUGHTER EXECUTED BY ISLAMISTS
Society & Culture  (tags: Islamic State, stoning, Syria )

David
- 2 hours ago - unitycoalitionforisrael.org
An elderly Syrian led the stoning to death of his daughter for alleged adultery, as she begged him for mercy in a video posted on YouTube by the Islamic State group.
Climate Records Are Breaking So Often Now, We'Ve Stopped Paying Attention
Environment  (tags: Climate Change, Record Highs, NOAA, Nat'l Climatic Data Ctr )

Brian
- 2 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
"For 355 months now (up through September), "every month on this planet has been warmer than the 20th century average," according to Jessica Blunden, a scientist at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center."
White House Halts Research Into "Super Strains" of Infectious Diseases
Health & Wellness  (tags: Obama Administration, Health, Funding, Budget, Cuts, Infectious Diseases )

Brian
- 2 hours ago - richarddawkins.net
"The funding halt affects future influenza, MERS, and SARS research -- and current researchers have been asked to suspend their studies as well."
Chris Christie Is 'Tired' Of Hearing About The Minimum Wage
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, New Jersey, Chris Christie, minimum wage, dishonesty, ethics, republicans, politics, government, candidates, news )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - ibtimes.com
"I'm tired of hearing about the minimum wage. I really am," Christie said in the short clip that was posted online. "I don't think there is a mother or father sitting around a kitchen table tonight in America who are saying, 'You know honey, if...
Don't Ask the Pentagon Where Its Money Goes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: War & Peace, Economy, U.S., Pentagon )

Judy
- 2 hours ago - commondreams.org
"Don't ask us how we spend money," the Pentagon basically says. "Because we can't really tell you."
Benjamin Netanyahu and Adolf Hitler: Uncomfortable Character Traits
World  (tags: Politics )

Walter L
- 2 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
Ottawa Shooting: Canadian Parliament in Lockdown
World  (tags: Canada, Ottawa, Parliament, War Memorial, soldier killed, suspect killed, Kevin Vickers, Sergeant at Arms, Terrorism )

Brian
- 2 hours ago - bbc.com
"There have been two shooting incidents in Ottawa - at the National War Memorial and inside parliament."
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
- 2 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...
How To Trap A Cat In 3 Easy Steps (Humor)
Animals  (tags: Cats, Fun With Cats, Circles, Reddit, Imgur, Experiment, Cat Psychology )

Brian
- 2 hours ago - boredpanda.com
"The Internet is collectively performing a study on cat behavioral psychology, and all of us (and our cats) can participate! After a few users on Reddit and Imgur noticed that their cats are attracted to circles, submissions poured in of other cat..."
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
- 2 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:
Terrorists Attack Israel From Egyptian Side of Border
World  (tags: middle-east, Israel )

Barbara
- 2 hours ago - unitedwithisrael.org
An IDF patrol came under fire by terrorists attacking from Egypt. Two Israeli soldiers were wounded in the surprise attack against Israeli forces.
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
- 2 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!"
Huge Corporation Paying to Influence Local Election
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, Citizens United, money, USA, Big Oil, California, govenment )

Anne
- 2 hours ago - richmondconfidential.org
"moving Forward" money from Chevron is trying to tell folks how to vote. "committees spent about $1.3 million between Aug. 15 and Sept. 29" in Richmond California, USA supporting one slate and opposing other candidates. where is liberty?
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
- 2 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.
What Your Dog Can Say About You: Choice of Pet Can Reveal Your Personality | Daily Mail Online
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, animals, interesting, pictures )

Christeen
- 2 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
Do you look like you dog or have the same personality?
Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: War & Peace, U.S., Blackwater, Iraq, Erik Prince, Blackwater guilty verdicts )

Judy
- 2 hours ago - firstlook.org
A federal jury in Washington, D.C., returned guilty verdicts against four Blackwater operatives charged with killing more than a dozen Iraqi civilians and wounding scores of others in Baghdad in 2007.
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
- 2 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...
 

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