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  • News People of war-torn Gaza take the RUBBLE bucket challenge (well where do you find ice cubes on a bomb site?)

    People of war-torn Gaza take the RUBBLE bucket challenge (well where do you find ice cubes on a bomb site?)

    Ice Bucket Challenge was launched to raise funds for ALS Association Residents of Gaza have started their own version of the internet craze Participants use buckets of rubble, rather than waste precious water Aims to raise awareness of the desperate living conditions in Gaza Strip First video posted by Palestinian journalist Ayman al Aloul on Friday It’s taken off on social media with supports using #rubblebucketchallenge Launched as a frivolous way to raise awareness and funds for The ALS Association, [...]

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    Israelis on Facebook wish death for Holocaust survivors against ‘Protective Edge’

    A few days ago some 300 Holocaust survivors placed an ad in the New York Times condemning the massacre in Gaza. My colleague from Local Call, John Brown, has selected a few of the responses on Facebook that Israelis posted in response to the ad. I’ve translated a few from John’s selection: David Cohen: Those aren’t Holocaust survivors those are probably collaborators with the Nazis. Shmulik Halphon: He’s invited to go back to Auschwitz. Itzik Levy: These are survivors who [...]

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  • News Woman ‘punched in the face at Notting Hill Carnival after telling man to stop groping her

    Woman ‘punched in the face at Notting Hill Carnival after telling man to stop groping her

    A woman suffered these horrific injuries after she says she was assaulted for telling a man to stop groping her at the Notting Hill Carnival. Mary Brandon posted an image of her bruised and bloodied face online alongside a message in which she said a man “took a swing at me and punched me in the face” when she told him to leave her alone. In a defiant message which has been shared thousands of times since it was posted, [...]

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  • News Myanmar ‘loses ten million people’ in census

    Myanmar ‘loses ten million people’ in census

    Figures extrapolated from last census in 1983 estimated population at 60 million, but new count finds only 51.4 million. Myanmar has discovered it has only 51 million people – far less than the previously estimated 60 million, according to preliminary results of the latest census. State-run television, which announced the initial findings of the country’s first census in three decades on Friday, said complete results would be released next year. The census, conducted from March 30 to April 10 with help from the [...]

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  • News ICE BUCKET FRAUD: ALS FOUNDATION ADMITS THAT 73% OF DONATIONS ARE NOT USED FOR ALS RESEARCH

    ICE BUCKET FRAUD: ALS FOUNDATION ADMITS THAT 73% OF DONATIONS ARE NOT USED FOR ALS RESEARCH

    We’ve been duped. America is filled with fun-loving and caring people. The viral ice bucket challenge has combined both our sense of responsibility to our fellow human with fun. And it has been fun! Who didn’t love seeing Sarah Palin doused? But wait? Ice Bucket Challenge donations are nearing $100 MILLION. Where is that money going? According to the ALS Foundation, not towards ALS. Over 73% of all donations raised are going to fundraising, overhead, executive salaries, and external donations. [...]

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  • News People ‘filmed family screaming for help’ in Wood Green fire

    People ‘filmed family screaming for help’ in Wood Green fire

    A Wood Green taxi driver who helped rescue a baby, child and four adults from a raging fire has spoken of his disbelief that others stood by and filmed the family desperately screaming for help from their windows. The parade of shops where the fire was in Wood Green High Road. Picture: Tony Gay “Ronnie” Rahman, 29, heard their screams and shouts as he sat in his taxi on Sunday evening near the blaze, which started in the ground floor [...]

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    Dr. Ang Swee Chai: Deported from Israel because of intended humanitarian work

    Last Saturday Al Mayadeen, a pan-Arabist satellite television channel in Lebanon interviewed Singaporean Medical professional, Dr. Ang Swee Chai (Dr. Swee Chai Ang.) who is the co-Founder and Patron of British Charity Medical Aid for Palestinians on the open letter which she and another 23 wrote in regards to the Gaza conflict. She recounts her experience being deported from Israel and states her views on the Gaza conflict. Below is the transcript of the interview conducted. Question : Why was the Lancet letter www.thelancet.com/gaza-letter-2014 which has 24 signatories of doctors and scientists published? [...]

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  • News US operations in Iraq costing $7.5m a day as Obama deliberates strategy

    US operations in Iraq costing $7.5m a day as Obama deliberates strategy

    Since 16 June, panoply of US operations in Iraq have expanded to include around 60 surveillance flights over Isis territory   Aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush prepares aircrafts for launch in the Persian Gulf as part of the operations in northern Iraq. Photograph: Mazen Mahdi/EPA America’s newest war in Iraq has cost over half a billion dollars so far, according to Pentagon estimates, all before President Barack Obama decides upon a strategy against Islamic State (Isis) militants. Rear Adm [...]

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  • News The establishment uncovered: how power works in Britain

    The establishment uncovered: how power works in Britain

    Definitions of “the establishment” share one thing in common: they are always pejorative. Rightwingers tend to see it as the national purveyor of a rampant, morally corrupting social liberalism; for the left, it is more likely to mean a network of public-school and Oxbridge boys dominating the key institutions of British political life. Here is what I understand the establishment to mean. Today’s establishment is made up – as it has always been – of powerful groups that need to [...]

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  • News So much for healthy eating! Hospital sells 800-calorie ‘heart attack pie’ stuffed with bacon, sausage, black pudding, egg and beans – next to the cardiac ward

    So much for healthy eating! Hospital sells 800-calorie ‘heart attack pie’ stuffed with bacon, sausage, black pudding, egg and beans – next to the cardiac ward

    Meal – sold in Dundee – is a third of a man’s recommended calorie intake Healthy eating experts say it should be ‘nowhere near a hospital’ NHS bosses ignore calls for ban, insisting other meals are available Comes after patient in another hospital photographed meagre meals                                                                      [...]

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