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As Seen From Afar 7/19/2017
World  (tags: America, Australia, gun deaths, police conduct, police killings, The Netherlands )

Lona
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED HERE Last Saturday, Australian Justine Damond (40) called 911 to alert the Minneapolis police to a possible assault. When she approached the squad car of the two attending police officers in her pajamas, she was shot.
Australian Governments Continue to Cover Up Unsafe Buildings
World  (tags: Australia, France, USA, flammable cladding, unsafe building practices, disaster in the making, fire, Grenfell Tower, London, Honolulu, Hawaii )

Dandelion
- 11 hours ago - wsws.org
During at least the past four years, firefighters, building engineers, strata management bodies and others have issued reports warning that flammable cladding and other unsafe building practices are rife and a major disaster is inevitable.
U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel
World  (tags: foreign affairs, Middle East, bills, activism, unconstitutional, BDS movement )

Freya
- 10 hours ago - theintercept.com
The criminalization of political speech and activism against Israel has become a grave threats to free speech. A group of 43 senators wants to implement a law that would make it a felony for Americans to support the international boycott of Israel.
Let's Make Ozlem Famous
World  (tags: Turkey, human rights, activists, activism, injustice, petitions )

Freya
- 11 hours ago - secure.avaaz.org
Ozlem is being held without charges after attending a meeting of human rights defenders. To the Turkish government, she's just one person caught up in a crackdown on civil society.
President Trump Urged to Stop Beheading of Saudi Student Enrolled at Michigan College
World  (tags: Saudi Arabia, USA, beheading, anti-government protest, Trump, death, execution )

Philippa
- 23 hours ago - msn.com
A major U.S. teachersâEUR(TM) union is calling upon President Donald Trump to intervene in the case of a Saudi teenager, who was due to attend college in Michigan but now faces beheading in the Gulf state.
Michigan Fisherman Finds Three Headstones Floating on Lake
World  (tags: headstones, Michigan, headstones floating on lake, desecration, death, grave markers )

Philippa
- 23 hours ago - msn.com
The unlikely discovery of three headstones by a fisherman on a small Michigan lake has residents trying to figure out how the grave markers got there, and if there are any others lurking below the surface.
Oppose S.720, the Unconstitutional and Un-American Israel Anti-Boycott Act
World  (tags: Middle East, Israel, BDS movement, activism, boycotts, unconstitutional )

Freya
- 9 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
S.720 amends the Export Administration Act of 1979 to include prohibitions on boycotts fostered by international governmental organizations against Israel and to direct the Export-Import Bank of the United States to oppose boycotts against Israel.
Oppose H.R. 1697, the Unconstitutional and Un-American Israel Anti-Boycott Act
World  (tags: petitions, Middle East, BDS movement, activism, human rights, unconstitutional )

Freya
- 9 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
H.R. 1697 amends the Export Administration Act of 1979 to include prohibitions on boycotts fostered by international governmental organizations against Israel and to direct the Export-Import Bank of the United States to oppose boycotts against Israel.
America Takes Action - Hunger Relief Fund
World  (tags: Refugees&Relief, Refugees&Relief, famine, africa, middle-east, asia )

Glenn
- 1 day ago - globalemergencyresponse.org
Help fight this famine!
Tory Councillor Mouths Do Not Let Them In As Grenfell Survivors Clamour To Get Through Door
World  (tags: Tory Councillor, Grenfell Tower survivors, Elizabeth Campbell, Ed Dalfarn )

Dandelion
- 6 hours ago - huffingtonpost.co.uk
It happened at the first full meeting of the council since the tower blaze claimed the lives of more than 80 people. Ed Dalfarn said Do you remember when we came to you about power surges when we almost burned to death in 2013?
The Massacre of Mosul: More Than 40,000 Civilians Feared Dead
World  (tags: world, war, violence, usa, middle-east, iraq, media, conflict, death, crime, ethics, HumanRights, Refugees&Relief, children )

Wilde
- 8 hours ago - counterpunch.org
More than 40,000 civilians were killed in the devastating battle to retake Mosul from Isis, according to intelligence reports revealed exclusively to The Independent âEUR" a death toll far higher than previous estimates.
Parole Board Votes to Release O.J. Simpson From Prison in October
World  (tags: news, usa )

Irene
- 13 hours ago - espn.co.uk
Parole board votes to release O.J. Simpson
Urgent: Tashi Wangchuk Faces Up to 15 Years in Jail | Free Tibet
World  (tags: humanrights, humans, tibet )

Chrissy
- 1 hour ago - freetibet.org
Urgent: Tashi Wangchuk faces up to 15 years in jail
   

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