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“We Don’t Like to Be at War With Our Neighbors”

After the failure of the Palestinian-Israeli talks led by Secretary of State John Kerry, the Palestinian Authority has focused on the United Nations and international organizations to achieve its goals. Palestinian Prime Minister Rami...Show More Summary

Theology of Liberation: White Racial Justice Organizing in Black Lives Matter Movement Times

  Chris Crass interviews Ashley Horan of the Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance. Author note: This post is part of a series of interviews with white racial justice organizers and leaders from around the country,...Show More Summary

The only cheese dip recipe you’ll ever need, plus 6 other things I learned at the Atlanta Food & Wine festival

Thousands of festivalgoers, chefs, mixologists, cookbook authors, and other food and drink authorities descended upon Atlanta over the weekend for the 5th annual Atlanta Food & Wine festival held at the Loews Hotel in Midtown. Organizers...Show More Summary

ISIL issuing official licenses authorizing organized looting of sites

More evidence, as if it were needed, that ISIL is governing the industrialized looting of archaeological sites in its territory. It's the dealers' and collectors' dream come true: a government authorizing the excavation for export of...Show More Summary

Sepp Blatter Criticizes FBI Investigation, Discusses Re-Election in Interview

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is striking back at United States authorities and those who called for his resignation in wake of the organization's corruption crisis this week after being re-elected to a fifth term on Friday. The Guardian passed along comments Blatter made during an interview with Swiss television outlet RTS. Show More Summary

Canadian Law to Strip Citizenship of Jihadi Fighters Goes Into Effect

Canadian authorities can now revoke citizenship of dual nationals fighting alongside international terrorist organizations like the Islamic State militant group, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said Friday.

A Medical Procedure Has Violent Side Effects In We Ate The Children Last

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s called Porsicure, a procedure where a person’s digestive organs are replaced with those of a pig. But in this short film, based on a story by Life of Pi author Yann Martel, the breakthrough becomes popular long before the medical community understands the disturbing side effects. Read more...

An Archaeological Site Was Accidentally Torched At Israel's Burning Man

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

So much for leaving no trace: The Israeli Antiquities Authority is accusing the organizers of Midburn — the Israeli affiliate of Burning Man — of accidentally torching ancient remnants dating back to Paleolithic and Epipaleolithic periods. Read more...

Walter Byers, architect of the modern NCAA, dies at 93

Walter Byers, the first executive director of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, who became the most powerful figure in college sports while leading his organization to unprecedented wealth and unassailable authority, died May 26 at his ranch near Emmett, Kan. He was 93.Read full article >>

American Publishers Look To China But Authors Fret About Censorship

“Organizers of the event say China deserves a seat at the table because it is such a big and potentially lucrative market. But some authors and free speech advocates have seen this as an opportunity to shine light on censorship in China.”

China’s Publishers Court America as Its Authors Scorn Censorship

The Chinese government sent a 500-person delegation from 100 publishing houses to BookExpo America in New York; a few blocks away from the expo, the PEN American Center organized a protest.

D.C. Metro Bans 'Issue' Ads After Pamela Geller Submits 'Draw Muhammad' Cartoon

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Washington, D.C.'s transit authority has squashed Pamela Geller's dream of plastering a controversial image of Muhammad all over Washington-area Metro stations and buses. According to news reports, Geller's organization, the American...Show More Summary

Israel's Burning Man Torched Ancient Relics

The Israeli Antiquities Authority says revelers at a Burning Man festival famous for its pyrotechnic spectacles have accidentally torched some remnants of prehistoric man. Archaeologist Yoram Haimi says organizers of Midburn, an Israeli affiliate of the Nevada carnival, burned a wooden temple Saturday on a hilltop scattered with flint tools...

Report: Sacramento Kings GM Pete D’Alessandro is ‘Significant Candidate’ for St. John’s AD Job

5 days agoBasketball / NCAA : ZagsBlog

Sacramento Kings GM Pete D’Alessandro, will be a “significant candidate” for the St. John’s AD job, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. D’Alessandro recently lost authority within the organization to Vlade Divac, as Wojnarowski previously reported. Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling shuts down homophobic Westboro Baptist Church with magical tweet

Let's hope the Westboro Baptist Church has some essence of Dittany on hand, because these muggles just got burned. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling fired back at the extremist religious organization after they criticized her for supporting Ireland's decision to legalize same-sex marriage See also: J.K. Show More Summary

Russia Clamps Down on ‘Undesirables’ With New Law

5 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Russian authorities can shut down the local branches of international nongovernmental organizations (NGO) deemed “undesirable,” under a new law passed by both chambers of the Russian parliament and signed by President Vladimir PutinShow More Summary

FIFA cover-up almost a dare for U.S. enforcers

In November, the Zurich-based World Cup organizer whitewashed an internal investigation, according to the former U.S. attorney who conducted it. Swiss authorities were alerted, but FIFA largely dismissed corruption allegations. No wonder American prosecutors have gone in hard.

FIFA’s house of cards continues to tumble, as UEFA and Brazil deride the organization

FIFA continued to lose support on Wednesday after authorities arrested 14 individuals, including nine FIFA officials, in connection to an ongoing FBI investigation into corruption and racketeering conspiracy charges. In what felt like...Show More Summary

Backheel Breakfast: America is here to take down FIFA

USA! USA! USA! It is widely accepted fact that FIFA is a corrupt organization, in which bribery is standard. Someone who matters has finally decided that people should go to jail for this. Swiss authorities arrested FIFA officials in Zurich on Wednesday, and they're likely to be extradited to the United States on various corruption-related charges. Show More Summary

Hillary’s State Dept Reportedly Authorized Weapons Deals for Countries That Donated to Foundation

last weekNews : Mediaite

A new report suggests that Hillary Clinton's State Department approved weapons deals with countries after their governments donated money to her family's philanthropic organization.

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