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My Heart Is Wrenching - Why Does All This Happen in My Country?
World  (tags: humanrights, world, violence, death, children, pakistan )

Rose
- 2 hours ago - asafeworldforwomen.org
Black day, written on the blood of innocents... I always believe in love, justice, faith, as we all are common human beings. Where should I start and what to say
Legless Quake Survivor Gives Back to Homeless | Stuff.Co.Nz
World  (tags: new zealand, christchurch, earthquake, homeless, business )

Sonya
- 2 hours ago - stuff.co.nz
New Zealand, Christchurch 2011 quake, she was in the Pyne Gould building, a business office.
PETITION - Call For Independent Inquiry of the MH 17 Downing in Ukraine and Its Catastrophic Aftermath
World  (tags: MH 17, downing, Ukraine, UN, inquiry, crime, politics, cover up, conflict, ar threat )

Angelika
- 3 hours ago - diy.rootsaction.org
To: All the heads of states of NATO countries, and of Russia and the Ukraine, to Ban-ki Moon and the heads of states of countries on the UN Security Council Created by Alice Slater, director of Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
"Brian Avery, Cindy and Craig Corrie Speaking in Vancouver"   video
World  (tags: middle-east, Rachel Corrie, Cindy and Craig Corrie, Palestine, Israel )

Evelyn
- 3 hours ago - youtu.be
Speeches by Cindy and Craig Corrie, parents of Rachel Corrie murdered by Israeli forces in March 2003, at the event "Brian Avery, Cindy and Craig Corrie Speaking in Vancouver", Canada
Palestinians Flee Hamas, Ask Israel to Imprison Them
World  (tags: Palestinian escapees from Hamas, Israeli jail pereferred )

Beth
- 5 hours ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
"I'm sad that I'm back in the Gaza Strip. I went through happy times [in Israeli detention], where I had food, calm, good work, although I did not receive a salary. Those were unforgettable days where I had delicious food that we don't have in the Gaza.."
Indonesia Province Poised to Apply Sharia Law on Non-Muslims
World  (tags: Indonesia, islam, sharia law, Non-Muslims )

Barbara
- 5 hours ago - clarionproject.org
Non-Muslims and foreigners in the Aceh province wait with fear for the governor to sign a law applying strict sharia law to them.
Thousands Protest Parallel 'Sharia Societies' in Germany
World  (tags: Germany, islam, sharia law )

Barbara
- 5 hours ago - clarionproject.org
The protests are part of a burgeoning grassroots movement calling for an end to the spread of Islamic Sharia law in Germany.
CIA Analysis: 'High-Value Targeting' Had Limited Effect Against Taliban
World  (tags: U.S., CIA, Pentagon, Drones, NATO, Coalition, HVT, High Value Targeting, Wikileaks Report, al Qaeda, Taliban, Counterinsurgency, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia )

Judy
- 6 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
Raids, drone strikes and other military operations designed to capture or kill "high-value targets" in the Taliban have had little overall effect...according to a 2009 CIA analysis newly released by Wikileaks.
Zimbabwe Reportedly Plans to Export 'a Hundred' Baby Elephants to China
World  (tags: World, Baby Elephants, China, Zimbabwe, Animal Rights, Conservation )

Stephen
- 7 hours ago - newsweek.com
Zimbabwe has allegedly captured dozens of baby elephants from the wild in order to export them to zoos and circuses in China, according to activist group the Zimbabwe Conservation Taskforce (ZCTF).
Geneva Convention Slams Israeli Settlements Activities on Palestinian Lands
World  (tags: news, Geneva Convention. Israeli settlement ex, occupation and colonization, Palestinian lands, International law violations, apartheid-zionism, Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, freedoms, UnitedNations, world, crime )

Jess
- 8 hours ago - alray.ps
The Geneva Convention forbids the transfer of civilians from the occupying power into the occupied area by force or with the encouragement of the government, for example in the Israeli settlements on the West Bank.
Khaled Meshaal Speaks to MEMO About the EU's Decision to Remove Hamas From Terror List .
World  (tags: goodnews, Palestine, occupation, democracy, justice, EU, HumanRights, middle-east, usa, UnitedNsations, freedom )

Jess
- 8 hours ago - middleeastmonitor.com
It would be in the European Union's best interest to align itself with international law and with legal and humanitarian norms and to refrain from violating these laws under the misguided pressure of Israel and its exploitation of the international commun
In Israel and the Occupied Territories, Discrimination Is Enshrined in the Law
World  (tags: International politics, USA, Equality, Palestine, Israel, occupation, Democracy and government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', freedoms, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news, world )

Jess
- 8 hours ago - opendemocracy.net
Under the two legal systems, an Israeli settler and a Palestinian, accused of the same crime, will be treated, and sentenced, very differently.
The Economist - Our Country of the Year - Hope Springs
World  (tags: The Economist, country of the year, 2014, Uruguay, Indonesia, Tunisia, optimism )

Evelyn
- 10 hours ago - economist.com
EVEN with the best will in the world, which, in 2014, has not been conspicuously forthcoming, the outgoing year could not be regarded as one of the planet's finest. But look closely, and amid the misery there have been reasons for optimism.
Will Cuba Now Cash 55 Years' Worth of Guantanamo Rent Checks?
World  (tags: guantanamo, cuba, detainees, raul castro, obama administration, terrorism, primary sources )

Judy
- 18 hours ago - news.vice.com
The US pays the Cuban government $4,085 annually in rent for the 45-square-mile naval base at Guantanamo Bay. Sort of.
U.S. to End Cold War-Era Standoff With Cuba
World  (tags: world, conflict, usa, Cold War, standoff, Cuba, diplomatic relations )

Darren
- 18 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
The United States and Cuba ended more than a half-century of enmity Wednesday, announcing that they would reestablish diplomatic relations and begin dismantling the last pillar of the Cold War.
U.S. Said to Find North Korea Ordered Cyberattack on Sony
World  (tags: world, society, politics, news, humans, north korea, sony, hacking, comedy, assassination, Kim Jong-un )

Darren
- 18 hours ago - nytimes.com
WASHINGTON -- American officials have concluded that North Korea was "centrally involved" in the hacking of Sony Pictures computers, even as the studio canceled the release of a far-fetched comedy about the assassination of the North's leader that is
ACTION AMIGOS! Stop Execution!
World  (tags: mores )

Dimitris
- 1 day ago - amnesty.org.au
Call on the Indonesian Government to immediately halt the executions of five Indonesian prisoners.
Hamas Shows Off Weapons and Girds for Fresh Fight
World  (tags: gaza, hamas, war materiels, tunnels, taxing reconstruction )

Barbara
- 1 day ago - israelvideonetwork.com
Three months after Operation Protective Edge, and the Gaza Strip is still licking its wounds ~ but not hamas. VIDEO
EU Court Takes Hamas Off Terrorist Organisations List
World  (tags: EU, terrorist list, Hamas, court ruling, procedural grounds )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - bbc.com
"The court stresses that those annulments, on fundamental procedural grounds, do not imply any substantive assessment of the question of the classification of Hamas as a terrorist group within the meaning of the common position."
Hamilton Man Facing Human Trafficking Charges
World  (tags: humanrights, world, freedoms, ethics, Human Trafficking )

Rose
- 1 day ago - durhamregion.com
The revived Hamilton police human trafficking unit has laid its first human trafficking charge against a 33-year-old man accused
Looking Back: Schools as Killing Fields
World  (tags: violence, children, death-casualties, child welfare-rights, Peshawar, protection, schools targeted, world, terrorism, world )

Jess
- 1 day ago - aljazeera.com
A brief history of deadly attacks on schools worldwide.
Israel's Jews Trapped in Their Own Narrative
World  (tags: Israel, Disinformation and Propaganda, Jews, Occupation, Palestine, Zionism )

Jess
- 1 day ago - redressonline.com
It assumes by obvious implication that Israel's Jews are the victims in the story of Palestine that became Israel when, actually, and as the whole world is beginning to understand, they are the oppressors.
Israel World's Second Most Lethal Country for Journalists in 2014, Watchdog Says
World  (tags: attacks on journalists Reporters Without, Rami Rayan, Palestine, journalists, Khaled Hamad, Human Rights Watch, al-Aqsa TV-radio, Rami Rayan, Khaled Hamad, #GazaUnderAttack, Gaza City, Shujaiya, Jabaliya, Committee to Protect Journalists, death )

Jess
- 1 day ago - electronicintifada.net
Overall, "66 journalists were murdered this year, bringing to 720 the number of journalists killed in connection with their work in the past ten years," the group states.
Paul Krugman Warns That Severe Austerity Measures Are Pushing Countries to the Brink of Fascism
World  (tags: austerity, finance, financial crisis, fascism, debt )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
The problem with ideologues is that they do not learn from their mistakes, not even after they repeat them and things go wrong again. Paul Krugman returns to one of his favorite subjects in his Friday column: the mismanagement of Greece's fiscal crisis.
   

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