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by Alex Kirby / Climate News Network
In the last 34 years, the average October temperature in Barrow has risen by more than 7°C − an increase that, on its own, makes a mockery of international efforts to prevent global temperatures from rising…
"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP
October 18th, 2014
Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian boy in a village in the occupied West Bank, local medics and residents said.
Thirteen-year-old Bahaa Badr was shot as Israeli forces entered Beit Liqya near the separation wall with Israel, and were reportedly pelted with stones by local youths on Thursday.
It is unclear whether the boy took part in the confrontation, which the Israeli army described as an “illegal riot” in which residents threw Molotov cocktails at their forces, as they were exiting the village.
A military spokesperson said soldiers responded with live fire and the army would investigate the killing.
Director Ahmed Betawai of the Ramallah Hospital said the boy was shot three times in the chest and died of his wounds about two hours after the incident.
Tensions in the occupied West Bank have risen since Israel’s seven-week war in Gaza began in July and killed more than 2,000 Palestinians - mostly civilians - and more than 70 Israelis, almost all of them soldiers.
In recent days, tensions also spiked amid Palestinian charges that Israel is limiting access to Palestinian worshippers at the Haram al-Sharif in East Jerusalem.
Israel has occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem since capturing them in the 1967 war. Palestinians want the territories, along with the Gaza Strip, for a future state.
Open Minds is having a writing workshop and Open Mic tomorrow night and next Wednesday Night (10/22/14) at The Black Iris Gallery(321 West Broad St). 6-8pm both days; Open Minds is a VCU faculty-led program by Liz Canfield, Dave Coogan, and other VCU professors. This program brings VCU students and jail residents together to write. This is an awesome event and opportunity that you don’t want to miss!
Wednesday, October 22nd, from 7-8pm, at the Black Iris Gallery (321 West Broad Street, Richmond VA) Sanctuary, a community based poetry and music workshop, is holding an open mic night on the topic of “Community Healing from the Effects of Mass Incarceration.”
Free, open to the public. To learn more, see www.gofundme.com/sanctuary1.
holy fucking shit this exactly what happened to me
"Weapons for the kurdish resistance
Rojava is hope
Paris, saturday 11, october
Banderole du cortège anarchiste à la manifestation de soutien à Kobanê, Paris, samedi 11 octobre
Here are the faces of the 43 teachers’ college students who have been missing for more than two weeks following a police ambush in the Mexican state of Guerrero. “These students were politically involved in their communities, so that makes us think this is political,” says Valeria Hamel, an activist and law student at Mexico City, where students have launched a 48-hour strike, calling for the students to be returned alive. Watch her interview on Democracy Now! today.
A Liberian Army soldier, part of the Ebola Task Force, beats a local resident while enforcing a quarantine on the West Point slum. The government ordered the quarantine of West Point, a congested seaside slum of 75,000, in an effort to stop the spread of the virus in the capital.