Actual evidence, on the other hand, shows that less than 2 percent of terrorist attacks from 2009 to 2013 in the E.U. were religiously motivated. In 2013, just one percent of the 152 terrorist attacks were religious in nature; in 2012, less than 3 percent of the 219 terrorist attacks were inspired by religion
The Phony Islam of ISIS The group's interpretation of the religion is not literal. It is not serious. And saying otherwise puts Muslims in an impossible situation.
***** The essence of unviolent action is patience, I have seen it said by sages recently. Part of me hates......
***** The essence of unviolent action is patience, I have seen it said by sages recently. Part of me hates that. Patience while children are being tortured and slaughtered? But it occurs to me there is a deep correctness understood properly. The patience of the farmer. The patience of the horticulturist. All creation including human beings and human groups are organic. Constructive change can only be within the organic framework. Yet it must be remembered that it is appropriate to cut out cancer and kill it.
Will the Paris Climate Talks Deliver the World We Need? Not Likely. Even as governments set climate targets, they're working hard to expand the extractive global economy with measures that could deepen the climate crisis.
***** “I don’t think she can call herself a feminist”: Palestinian blasts Hillary Clinton for “selective” feminism
Israeli attacks on people in Gaza and the West Bank will end when we the citizens of the US force our government to stop its military and diplomatic backing of the State of Israel.
***** must must read. US and Israel rewrite history of UN resolution that declared Zionism is racism
***** Hooray!!!!! A Campus Crushes Anti-Muslim Hate How Virginia Tech united to stand with Muslim students who were threatened with murder—and what we can all learn from their example.
***** What are human rights? Things that are not right to violate.
“These are my medals, these were given to me were given to me as a reward for invading other peoples countries and murdering their civilians. I’m now handing them back."
Hillary Clinton is on the wrong side of everything: Stop telling me I have to vote for her because of the Supreme Court
EU leaders will continue to coddle Israel’s brutal regime of occupation, apartheid and settler-colonialism unless European citizens maintain and escalate their valiant solidarity campaigns with the Palestinian people.
Hundreds protested in the Arab city of Tira after a 39-year-old woman was murdered by her ex-husband. Arab MKs: The police must take responsibility for ignoring threats against her life.
Almost a quarter of British Jews would back 'sanctions against Israel', says new poll The survey finds that many British Jews have grave misgivings over Israeli government policy, with 75 per cent believing settlement expansion is an "obstacle to peace".
Hillary Clinton is on wrong side of everything: Stop telling me I have to vote for her because of the Supreme Court
Rigged Netanyahu ‘conversation’ at Center for American Progress shows it’s twilight of the Israel lobby
Another Netanyahu lie at CAP Netanyahu claims that more Arabs voted for him than Labor in the last election. That’s simply false.
European Commission Adopts Guidelines for Labeling Products From Israeli Settlements EU Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen was summoned to the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem to be reprimanded over the decision.
‘What I know is that I can’t take it anymore’: Palestinian woman killed by Israeli troops explains decision to carry knife to checkpoint in suicide note
Medical update, onset of blindness: I think that my specialist today...
... is less concerned than the last week specialist as to macular degeneration. Yet, she, today, can not yet explain why my eyesight has degenerated so rapidly in only a month. The cataract in my left eye is large enough to explain some of it but it does not neatly explain all of it. Yet, we have tentatively scheduled cataract surgery for mid December. But before firming that up she wants me evaluated by a retinal specialist. That is scheduled for the last day in November now.
It is unlikely, based on review of today's specialist, the most senior that I have yet seen I believe, it is unlikely that this is a situation that can not be arrested. The specialist last week seemed quite concerned about macular degeneration. Depending upon the type that is something that can accelerate with little ability to stop it. Today's specialist suggests that it is not as advanced as I was understanding.
But again, the rate of deterioration is something that today's specialist cannot explain based on what she is seeing so far. So November 30th hopefully we will learn more.
***** you f****** bastard. You are the primitive Savage. You are bombing them back into prehistoric times. You bastard. ' Netanyahu says it is a struggle between modernism and medieval times. You f****** bastard.
Rebecca Vilkomerson of Jewish Voice for Peace adds: “It is unconscionable that a think tank that professes liberal values is giving a platform to a warmongering, racist, neo-conservative like Netanyahu to make his case.”
***** When the last Palestinian rights are finally destroyed, once and for all, your human rights will have been totally destroyed as well......
"The reform of the church then... means ... grafting yourself to and rooting yourself in Christ, leaving yourself to be guided by the Spirit -- so that all will be possible with genius and creativity."
***** Covertly or overtly they were neglect to not band together to stand up for each other's rights to whatever degree was necessary. This is the problem with Palestine and we Americans. Until it is way too late......
***** Covertly or overtly they were neglect to not band together to stand up for each other's rights to whatever degree was necessary. This is the problem with Palestine and we Americans. Until it is way too late we will not face the fact that there is only one set of human rights, the human rights that apply to all of us and therefore are defended by all of us. We are allowing those human rights in the final stages of destruction in Palestine. When we finally look up the human rights of us all will be nothing but feces at our feet. Or rather, choking our throats.
The Center for American Progress (CAP) has come under heavy fire for its decision to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit to Washington, DC this week.
***** I'm moved to tears. Are you hungry, the young African American city worker woman ask me? Her face looked.......
***** I'm moved to tears. Are you hungry, the young African American city worker woman ask me? Her face looked familiar, but just as though I must have glanced and seen her face sometime in the city area. Maybe today. Are you hungry, she asked, at about 2:30 or 3 o'clock this afternoon? She handed me a bag from Panera Bread as my face glowed in appreciation at the kindness of her offer. I took her hand and in reverence kissed the back of it. I'll guess she knew that I have been here in the cold and now drizzle since daybreak, in front of Center for American Progress where Netanyahu will speak tomorrow. This my pitiful, near hopeless attempt, to help encourage, help stiffen the spine of one or two souls in this building.
****** Marlon Brando refused the Oscar because of what Hollywood was doing to destroy the image of Native Americans. Which state now do to Palestinians.
Netanyahu won. Here’s how to beat him By accepting that the two-state solution will just have to wait until Israel is ready to accept it, the White House has effectively conceded to Netanyahu’s strategy: declare support for two states — in theory — while continuing to deny Palestinians their most basic rights and liberties.
Rather, they see government as the vehicle for big corporations and Wall Street to exert their power in ways that hurt the little guy.
NYU Law students gathered for a silent vigil on Friday to show solidarity with Palestinian citizens in their ongoing struggle with Israel.
***** Brookings: Even as Israeli soldiers kill Palestinians using weapons furnished by the U.S., the U.S. does not condemn Israel for its continued policy of summary execution.
What is the breaking point? The criminal war of aggression in Iraq? The escalation of the war in Afghanistan? Forty-five thousand people dying a year because they can't afford health insurance? The hollowing out of communities and the movement of jobs to fascist and communist regimes overseas that know how to put the workers in their place? There is no breaking point. And when there is no breaking point, you do not have a moral compass.
***** Obama is a catastrophic moral failure if this remains true. He is not accountable for improving the situation. He is fully accountable for exhibiting the moral leadership of putting his life, the presidency, and the country in the way of this genocide. If he fails in that he has totally completely and utterly failed as a human being, has a president, as the leader of America. Genocide is humanity's ultimate red line and he is continuing to allow us to go over that line. Unopposed. Intolerable. Unforgivable if this is what transpires. I will not write him off until possibly the last day of his presidency. But if he allows this to stand he is among the greatest traitors to America and humanity in all history. This is our last chance and he is blowing it.
The idea that people living under violent military occupation must be instructed in nonviolence is problematic
If there is no sustained popular uprising to prevent the passage of the TPP in Congress this spring we will be shackled by corporate power. Wages will decline
Please do not say that Israel is a beacon of light amongst oppressive “Arab” states. Israel is just as oppressive against Palestinians. If you cannot acknowledge this, it means you are still on the fence about human rights and you need to get off on the right side of history.
***** 20 percent of blacks had “a lot” of sympathy for Palestinians, but only 10 percent of white respondents reported they felt that way.
I am quite distressed that I lose one or two days per week to bed rest finding that my heart mind spirit and body are crushed by my dawn to bedtime digestion and republication of the news from Palestine out in public Washington DC venues. Although......
I am quite distressed that I lose one or two days per week to bed rest finding that my heart mind spirit and body are crushed by my dawn to bedtime digestion and republication of the news from Palestine out in public Washington DC venues. Although I have a comfortable seat whether I'm in front of the Washington Post, New York Times, Center for American Progress... etc, apparently I am carrying severe emotional stress and weight that I'm not aware of. I am hoping that by introducing several periods of meditation per day I can reduce the time required for bed rest. If I had my way I would require no sleep at all and simply spend every second of my life fighting to free Palestine. I am not complaining. Depending upon what I learn on Tuesday I may have something to complain about. If it is the wet kind of macular degeneration robbing my eyesight then I might not have much eyesight at all for very long.