The ultra orthodox vs. The IDF: Israel’s other religious war

Threats and Hate Unleashed From Darren Wilson Supporters

Originally posted on Umar Lee:

The Darren Wilson supporters ( police under fake names, cop groupies, racists, klansman, neo-nazis, cop wives, bored hoosiers, Tea Partiers, scared white people, etc.) are stepping up their pressure against me. As you saw in the video I posted earlier they’re real humble in person. The tough guy act is saved for social media. Without a badge, gun and backup it’s doubtful they’d even drive through north city or county.

The guy I visited today was in response to my grandparents address being leaked online. I haven’t lived at that house in over 20 years. Have lived in different states and traveled the world since living there. Personally I just moved from Old North St. Louis to University City. My grandparents address was passed with violent threats so I saw the need to confront this individual. My grandparents have never been to a political protest in their life and…

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Israeli Occupation Forces Don’t See Palestinian People as People, Children as Children

Originally posted on Occupied: Headlines From Palestine:

RT

Israeli troops serving in the occupied West Bank see Palestinians not as humans, and when they are ordered to arrest someone, it does not matter whether it is a child or an elderly person, former IDF soldier Nadav Bigelman, told RT’s In the Now show.

On Sunday the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) arrested an 11-year-old mentally ill Palestinian boy living in the outskirts of Hebron, a Palestinian town in the West Bank, a video revealed by Israeli rights group B’Tselem revealed. The teenager was arrested for throwing rocks at military vehicles.

According to UNICEF, every year about 700 Palestinian children from 12 to 17-years old get arrested, interrogated and detained by IDF.

RT:What do you make out of this latest video? Have you arrested children like that yourself?

Nadav Bigelman: Unfortunately it didn’t surprise me. I can say that as a soldier who served also in Hebron as…

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The thuggification of young black victims of white violence: Is thug the new n—-r?

Originally posted on olddogthoughts:

Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant

I have a pop quiz for you.

Can you name one young white victim of violence who has been publicly humiliated or degraded by tens of thousands of African Americans online or by key African-American journalists or newscasters?

I’m waiting. Still waiting. Stumped? I’ll give you a bonus question.

Can you name one white person, criminal or otherwise, that you’ve heard called a “thug” in the past, let’s say, 50 years?

Even if you came up with an obscure name or two, you have to admit that you’re dealing with a pretty short list.

Yet not only are African-American perpetrators of violence labeled as thugs, but so are victims.

Jeffrey Dahmer killed, raped, and dismembered at least 17 boys and men, but he was never called a thug. He was arrested.

Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols killed 168 people when they blew up the federal building in Oklahoma, but they…

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Mum Shoplifted To Feed Family After ESA Stopped

Originally posted on Same Difference:

BENEFIT sanctions have been dubbed as “pure evil” after a woman had to steal food and groceries to feed her family when her money was stopped.

Lucy Hill, of Westcott Road, Kidderminster, was caught taking chicken and washing powder from a Spar store on October 1, after first stealing more meat two days earlier.

The 35-year-old’s Employment Support Allowance had been sanctioned after she missed an appointment at the Job Centre and her defence solicitor, John Rogers, said it was “necessary that she committed this offence” for the good of her partner and their 18-month-old baby.

And now the public have rallied behind her agreeing they would have to steal as well in her position, with Kate Bennett from the Wyre Forest Citizen’s Advice Bureau saying sanctions are doing more harm than good.

“The whole idea of sanctions is to stop people from taking the Mickey, and that’s fine, but…

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Malaysia’s Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim Awaits Sodomy Appeal Verdict

Originally posted on TIME:

Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim returns to court next week to learn whether he will be jailed on sodomy charges.

On Tuesday, Malaysia’s Federal Court will hear Anwar’s appeal of his March conviction for engaging in homosexual acts, charges both Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International say amount to “politically motivated persecution.”

Speaking to TIME on Friday, Anwar said his chances “didn’t look good.”

“Most of Malaysia does not believe that I will get a fair trial or a decision based on the facts of the law,” he said. “But I want to show young people that [my conviction] is a small price to pay in the struggle for freedom and justice.”

Anwar was originally arrested on July 16, 2008, after a former male aide alleged the pair had engaged in consensual sexual relations — criminalized under Malaysia’s colonial-era “sodomy law.” The High Court then acquitted Anwar on Jan. 9…

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Palestinian Dies at the Occupation’s Nilin Checkpoint En Route to Hospital

Originally posted on Occupied: Headlines From Palestine:

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Osama Hassan, 24, died at the Israeli checkpoint of Nilin west of Ramallah after suffering an injury in a game of soccer.

Hassan, a resident of Qibya village, was en route to be taken to the hospital by friends and family after he fell on his head during a game of soccer and swallowed his tongue.

The director of military liaison in the province of Ramallah and Jerusalem suburbs Nadi Haji told Ma’an that the group took him to the Nilin checkpoint at the Israeli separation wall where he was stopped, but no emergency services were available.

As a result of a deterioration in his condition, Israeli soldiers attempted to revive him, but efforts failed and the man passed away.

His body was transferred to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah.

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