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"Vagina" Is Not a Bad Word

Yes, I said it. Vagina. People often think vagina is a bad word. It is not. Half of the people in the world have vaginas, and the other half have penises. I cannot understand why we avoid talking about vaginas. When I am spending time...Show More Summary

Hundreds of Ohioans say our gov’t is on the ‘wrong side of history and humanity’

Hundreds gathered at the Ohio Statehouse on Sunday Aug 17th to protest US aid to Israel. Said Ben Stockwell of the Cincinnati International Socialist Organization, When Gazans aren't fleeing missiles, they are living without adequate water, food, shelter, medical care and basic human rights. Show More Summary

Abuse of Syrian Child on Video Sparks Outcry and Arrests

“Beat his face and head,” says a voice off-camera. “No,” pleads the boy, a nine-year-old Syrian refugee. The video has sparked intense public debate about discrimination against Syrians in Lebanon.

The Anatomy of an Unfair Trial

Sentencing a political opponent to death after a show trial is no different to taking him out on the street and shooting him. In fact, it is worse because using the court system as a tool of state repression makes a mockery of the rule of law. Show More Summary

West Bank man detained at Allenby crossing for 28 days suffers mental breakdown

In separate raids in West Bank villages, Israeli soldiers kill a man in his home and then bulldoze part of his house and shoot two brothers amid clashes in the streets of their village

Jewish Voice for Peace stomps AIPAC and J Street in latest online traffic figures

Jewish Voice for Peace used to get way less website traffic than the big Israel lobby group AIPAC and the liberal Zionist lobby J Street. Now the Gaza slaughter has vaulted JVP over those other groups, which have condoned the massac...

Yasmine: Brunei's First Feature Film

The film Yasmine is notable because it is Brunei's first feature film. It is about a young woman who wanted to be a champion of silat, an indigenous martial arts from Brunei. The film has been well-received in various international film festivals. Written by Mong Palatino · comments (0) Donate...

6 Things To Know If Police Stop You In The US

AJ+ “If a police officer were to stop you on the street in the U.S. and start questioning you, what would you do? Check out our quick list of six things you…

Gaza forces young Jew to overcome her refusal to believe anything bad about Israel and ‘giant backlash’ of her community

Carey Wedler, who gained fame for burning her Obama t-shirt over his military policies, has been compelled by the Gaza slaughter to bust loose with a video called "How I Became a Self-Hating Jew" in which she reviews Zionist history of terrorism and ethnic cleansing and racial discrimination and says she no longer will be shut down by the "extreme hostility" of people she knows.

Social worker, 45, among 3 killed by Israeli soldiers at one protest in Beit Ummar last month

A Palestinian man, 23, was rammed and killed by a settler's car near an illegal settlement near the village of Salfit in the West Bank. The man was about to be married. The settler, atypically, did not flee the crash scene.

Kerry Reaffirms 'Ambitious Agenda' of U.S. Engagement in Asia and the Pacific

Outlining what he termed the United States' "ambitious agenda" of long-term engagement in Asia and the Pacific, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday in a policy speech at the East-West Center in Honolulu that complex challenges...Show More Summary

Growing up a "Patriot"?

Before I even was eligible to became a US citizen I was a "Patriot." On the football team I wore the emblem on my helmet. The "Star Spangled Banner" served as an inspiration for the upcoming game and reminder of how fortunate I was to be an American after having arrived only a few years earlier with my parents as political refugees. Show More Summary

They Hate You Too, Luxembourg

ISIS, ISIL or IS, or whatever the fuck they're calling themselves now, hates a lot of people around the world. If we're being specific, ISIS doesn't just hate the infidels and Americans. They hate you, Turkey, for being too European. And...Show More Summary

An American Bluegrass Band Woos Nigerian Audiences With Their Rendition of P-Square's Chop My Money

How did a Chicago bluegrass band that plays bars and festivals in the U.S. find itself performing in the living room of the US deputy consul in Abuja, Nigeria?

One Nation, under SWAT: The undemocratic Militarization of the Police

By Matthew Harwood via Tomdispatch.com Jason Westcott was afraid. One night last fall, he discovered via Facebook that a friend of a friend was planning with some co-conspirators to break in to…

Syria Has Become a Humanitarian Catastrophe of Epic Proportions

The scope of human suffering in and around Syria is practically impossible to describe. Of the many humanitarian crises ongoing around the world today in which Mercy Corps is helping people survive, this one is the most complex. In fact,...Show More Summary

Embedded deception in the BBC’s coverage of Israel’s onslaught

The BBC is now seen as parroting the official Israeli narrative in their conflict with the Palestinians. The most striking feature of the BBC’s style is the authority with which it near always depicts the Palestinians as the instigators of violence to which Israel reacts in self-defense. Show More Summary

100 Young People Are Vying for the Title of World's Best German Language Student

The Goethe-Institut's German Olympiad has attracted competitors from Afghanistan, New Zealand, Cameroon, China, Romania, Iran and many other countries this year.

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