21 Jan 2015

White Misogynist Terrorist Ben Moynihan Tried to Kill 3 Women

A British misogynist terrorist tried to kill three random civilian women because he was still a virgin. He was 17 at the time. In his so-called “diary of evil,” attempted murderer Ben Moynihan wrote I attack women because I grew up to believe them as a more weaker part of

12 Jan 2015

25 Witness Against Torture, CODEPINK Activists Arrested in Anti-Torture, Anti-Racism Protests

In three days, 25 activists from the human rights organizations Witness Against Torture and CODEPINK: Women for Peace were arrested in a series of actions condemning the US government’s use of torture and structural racism in the US justice system. 23 activists from Witness Against Torture were arrested for protesting

30 Dec 2014

UN Security Council Resolution on Palestine Defeated by 1 Vote, Fortunately

On 30 December 2014, the UN Security Council resolution on Palestine was defeated. The resolution was put forth by Jordan, on behalf of Mahmoud Abbas, de facto leader of the Palestinian Authority. It would have mandated a peace agreement in Israel-Palestine within a year and an end to Israel’s illegal

20 Dec 2014

Palestinian Children Win International Math Competition Two Years in a Row

In December 2014, Dania Husni al-Jaabari, a 14-year-old Palestinian girl from Al-Khalil (not Hebron), won first place in the Intelligent Mental-Arithmetic International Competition. She solved 240 math problems in six minutes. Ahmad Ayman Nashwiyeh, an eight-year-old Palestinian boy also from al-Khalil, won second place. He solved 180 problems in six

07 Dec 2014

Indict the System

Sugar-coated fantasies about the United States of America as a “post-racial society” that guarantees equality before the law are and have always been precisely that: fantasies. Much like the “sugar high” induced by consuming copious amounts of physical sugar, voracious ingestion of this saccharine social delusion leads individuals to similar

23 Nov 2014

40% of Palestinian Children Detained by Israel Are Sexually Abused; Virtually All Are Tortured

According to a new report by the independent, non-governmental, human rights organization the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC), at least 600 Palestinian children have been arrested in Jerusalem alone in the past five months. Of these, roughly 40% were sexually abused. PPC attorney Mufeed al-Haj notes that this horrific, grotesque abuse

21 Nov 2014

Chances Are the FBI Has Files on Your Favorite Human Rights Activist

Yale University American historian Beverly Gage was sifting through the US National Archives in the summer of 2014, doing research for a book on J. Edgar Hoover, when she came across a letter historians had been searching for for many a decade. Written from the perspective of an imaginary yet disappointed admirer