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"The Settlers" By Shimon Dotan: New Film Reveals History & Consequences of Israeli Settlements on Palestinian Land
Society & Culture  (tags: Sundance Film Festival, world premiere, "The Settlers", Shimon Dotan, West Bank, settlements, occupation, history, consequences, revelations, ruthless, uneducated, extremists, ideology, geopolitics, expropriation, new Jewish housing, Peace Now )

- 1177 days ago -
History & consequences of decades of Israeli settlement construction on Palestinian lands examined with director of extraordinary new film just premiered @Sundance Festival. A subject much discussed but misinformation & myths abound. Clips of film!
New Expose' Unearths the True Dirt Behind Paris COP21's Corporate Sponsors
Environment  (tags: environment, COP21, Paris, greenwashing, Corporate Accountability International, report, "Fueling the Fire", disclosures, filthy track record, corporate sponsors, PR, green policy interference, obstruction, corporate trade show )

- 1236 days ago -
Corporate Accountability International report, "Fueling the Fire: The Corporate Sponsors Bankrolling COP21," exposes & details the filthy track record of the corps behind the climate talks. This conflict of interest turns COPs into corporate trade shows.
National Emergency? Belgians Respond to Terror Raids With Twitter Avalanche of Cat Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: Belgium, police, antiterrorist raids, armed operations, social media silence, no tweeting, Belgian humor, #BrusselsLockdow, outbreak, cats, pet pictures, disguised cats, funny cats )

- 1244 days ago -
Sunday eve, Belgian police appealed for social media silence re: armed ops being carried out around the country. Official request to avoid tweeting info that could inform/help terrorists resulted in national outbreak of funny cat pics @#BrusselsLockdown
Husband of Paris Victim Reads Letter Eulogizing the Love of His Life & Defiantly Challenging Her Killers - VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: Paris, Paris attacks, terror, ISIS, barbarians, jihadis, blind violence, love, defiance, Antoine Leiris, Hélène Muyal, 17-month-old son, Melvil )

- 1248 days ago -
Antoine Leiris lost wife Helene @Bataclan concert terror attack leaving him alone with 17-month-old son, originally penned letter as FB post, shared thousands of times. In video, he reads it in English: "You Will Not Have My Hatred"
'Reprieve' Take Action: Saudi Arabia, Stop Crucifixion of Ali Al-Nimr, Teen Sentenced in Wake of 'Arab Spring' Pro-Dem Uprising
World  (tags: Saudi Arabia, death penalty, dictatorship, repression, Arab Spring, freedom, free expression, demonstration, Ali al-Nimr, teenager, targeted revenge, uncle, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, noted critic of kingdom, Reprieve, British, legal aid group, Guantanamo )

- 1306 days ago -
At any moment, w/out prior notification of family, Ali al-Nimr, 20, may be crucified by Saudi authorities. Join campaign to save Ali, 3 yrs in prison, accused of many offenses, inc illegal demonstration; tortured, forced to sign false confession when 17!
Navajo/Maidu Student Claims Native-American-Genocide-Denyi ng Professor Expelled Her From Cal State US History Course
Society & Culture  (tags: Cal State Sacramento, education, US history, Native American history, Chiitaanibah Johnson, Navajo/Maidu, Native Americans, genocide, genocide denial, racism, discrimination, War Crimes, atrocities, Indian Country Today )

- 1313 days ago -
Chiitaanibah Johnson challenged professor's view with facts she'd researched, was accused of hijacking lesson & told she'd be disenrolled. Some students agreed she'd disrupted class by insisting on accuracy of term genocide for Native American demise
Austerity Has Failed: An Open Letter From Thomas Piketty to the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel
World  (tags: Greece, bailout, Eurozone crisis, leading economists, anti-austerity, call, appeal, debt relief, Merkel, Troika, Grexit, ultimatum, collapse, unemployment, suicides, infant mortality, healthcare collapse, medicine, food shortages, bank bailouts )

- 1381 days ago -
5 leading economists- T Piketty, J Sachs, H Flassbeck, D Rodrik & S Wren-Lewis- warn Mme Merkel: "History will remember you for your actions this week." & 525,050 Europeans have signed Avaaz 'Stand with Greece' anti-austerity petition to Merkel & Troika!
Greeks Defy Europe With Overwhelming Referendum 'No' !
World  (tags: Greece, EU, referendum, NO!, debt, bailout, historic, defiance, negotiating tool, PM, Tsipras, Varoufakis, Troika, Merkel, austerity, Greek economy, finances, five-yr crisis, depression, Euro Zone, ECB, emergency lending, warnings, risks, bankruptcy )

- 1384 days ago -
Greeks voted overwhelmingly "No" today July 5th in a historic bailout referendum, partial results showed, defying warnings from across Europe that rejecting new austerity terms for fresh financial aid would set their country on a path out of the euro
EU Seeks UN Backing for Military Action to Stop Wave of Migrants Fleeing Horrific Abuse in Libya
World  (tags: Amnesty, Libya, report, migrants, refugees, ghastly conditions, desperation, Sanctuary Europe, smugglers, traffickers, abuse, rape, armed gangs, EU, immigration, Fortress Europe, military action, UN backing )

- 1439 days ago -
Libya full of cruelty: Stories of abduction, sexual violence & abuse from migrants & refugees, new Amnesty briefing just out, exposes full horror/plight of refugees/migrants, desperate to reach sanctuary. Spiralling lawlessness & armed conflicts raging
The Huge Impact of Wolves on the Environment in the Most Positive Way
Animals  (tags: animaladvocates, conservation, environment, GoodNews )

- 1448 days ago -
How Wolves Change Rivers Have a look at this amazing video showing how one species can have a massive cascading effect on the entire ecosystem in which it livesâEUR¦ and even alter the geography of the area.
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