Jewish Israeli Professor Nurit Peled: #Gaza concentration Camp - #freegaza
GREECE, Corinth: The world’s largest solar-powered boat, “MS Turanor PlanetSolar” sails through the Corinth Canal near the town of Corinth on July 28, 2014. The boat arrived to Greece as part of a joint archaeological project focused on underwater exploration off one of Europe’s oldest human occupation sites, the Franchthi cave in the Argolid, southeast Peloponnese. The project is taking place in one of Greece’s richest archaelogical areas, the Argolid, known for its major palatial complexes in the Bronze Age that include Mycenae and Tiryns and later, classical-era city-states and sites like Argos and the ancient-theatre site of Epidaurus. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE GACHE
Damage from Israeli strikes leaves a room in the children’s ward scattered with debris, at a hospital in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip on July 27, 2014. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)
Many McDonald’s items might soon be sued off the menu in Russia, where the nation’s Rospotrebnadzor consumer protection agency is taking the fast food chain to court over the unhealthiness of its signature burgers, among other items.
Today you’ll hear a lot of myths about #fracking. #1 - UK shale gas will lower your bills!
El grafitero británico Banksy ha dibujado varias obras en el muro de Gaza sobre el proceso que ha llevado al grave conflicto que existe en Palestina tras la invasión de Israel en su territorio en 1948.
tell me How would you feel?
A member of the foreign media, left, cries as she embraces her Palestinian news assistant, right, who burst into tears after discovering his family house was destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip on July 26, 2014. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)
He has a good point. I think the cartoon refers to this story, an example of the everyday ignorance and Islamophobia that characterizes Fox ‘News’ ..
An experience with the DeKalb County, Georgia police has left dog owner Tim Theall infuriated. The police, who shot his dog through the jaw, refused to let Theall go to the vet to get his dog emergency care for over an hour. Theall said:
“No steps were taken by DeKalb police whatsoever to try to save my dog’s life.”
The 9-year-old German Shepherd was let out of the back yard fence on Thursday…
23 Petty Crimes That Have Landed People in Prison for Life Without Parole | Mother Jones
As of last year, according to a report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union, more than 3,200 people were serving life in prison without parole for nonviolent crimes. A close examination of these cases by the ACLU reveals just how petty some of these offenses are. People got life for, among other things…
- Possessing a crack pipe
- Possessing a bottle cap containing a trace amount of heroin (too minute to be weighed)
- Having traces of cocaine in clothes pockets that were invisible to the naked eye but detected in lab tests
- Having a single crack rock at home
- Possessing 32 grams of marijuana (worth about $380 in California) with intent to distribute
- Passing out several grams of LSD at a Grateful Dead show
- Acting as a go-between in the sale of $10 worth of marijuana to an undercover cop
- Selling a single crack rock
- Verbally negotiating another man’s sale of two small pieces of fake crack to an undercover cop
- Having a stash of over-the-counter decongestant pillsthat could be used to make methamphetamine
- Attempting to cash a stolen check
- Possessing stolen scrap metal (the offender was a junk dealer)—10 valves and one elbow pipe
- Possessing stolen wrenches
- Siphoning gasoline from a truck
- Stealing tools from a shed and a welding machine from a front yard
- Shoplifting three belts from a department store
- Shoplifting several digital cameras
- Shoplifting two jerseys from an athletic store
- Taking a television, circular saw, and power converter from a vacant house
- Breaking into a closed liquor store in the middle of the night
- Making a drunken threat to a police officer while handcuffed in the back of a patrol car
- Being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm
- Taking an abusive stepfather’s gun from their shared home
These are not typically first offenses, but nor are they isolated cases. The vast majority (83 percent) of life sentences examined by the ACLU were mandatory, meaning that the presiding judge had no choice but to sentence the defendant to a life behind bars. Mandatory sentences often result from repeat offender laws and draconian sentencing rules such as these federal standards for drug convictions:
The data examined by the ACLU comes from the federal prison system and nine state penal systems that responded to open-records requests. This means the true number of nonviolent offenders serving life without parole is higher.
What’s clear, based on the ACLU’s data, is that many nonviolent criminals have been caught up in a dramatic spike in life-without-parole sentences.
Rich versus poor is shaping up as the storyline of this election year.
Here in Chicago, we’ve experienced nearly two centuries of class warfare — featuring the Lager Beer Riot, the Haymarket tragedy and the South Side “welfare queen.”
Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign demonstration, Dublin 19. July 2014