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standwithpalestine:

La Paz (AFP) - Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state.

President Evo Morales announced the move during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba.

It “means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state,” he said.

The treaty has allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia without a visa since 1972.

Morales said the Gaza offensive shows “that Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community.”

More than two weeks of fighting in Gaza have left 1,300 dead and 6,000 wounded amid an intense Israeli air and ground campaign in response to missile attacks by the Islamist militant group Hamas.

In the latest development, 20 people were killed after two Israeli shells slammed into a United Nations school, drawing international protests.

Bolivia broke off diplomatic relations with Israel in 2009 over a previous military operation in Gaza.

In mid-July, Morales filed a request with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute Israel for “crimes against humanity.”

Photos: Bolivian ambassador to the UN Sacha Llorenti wears keffiyeh in solidarity with Palestinians, July 2014. 

standwithpalestine:

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned England cricketer Moeen Ali from wearing "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine" wristbands. 
Their reasoning? The slogans are of a “political” nature. Over 1,100 Palestinians have been killed in the past three weeks, including 200 children, but “Save Gaza” is political? 
Credit to England on this occasion who allowed him to wear the bands as they understood that his messages were humanitarian, before their decision was overruled by the ICC.
Moeen, who is Muslim and of Pakistani descent, helped raise funds for charities working with those affected by Israel’s three-week assault on Gaza. 
It gets worse. The whole England team are wearing the logo of the Help for Heroes charity on their shirt collars today to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the first world war.
(Photo: Philip Brown / Reuters)

standwithpalestine:

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned England cricketer Moeen Ali from wearing "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine" wristbands.

Their reasoning? The slogans are of a “political” nature. Over 1,100 Palestinians have been killed in the past three weeks, including 200 children, but “Save Gaza” is political? 

Credit to England on this occasion who allowed him to wear the bands as they understood that his messages were humanitarian, before their decision was overruled by the ICC.

Moeen, who is Muslim and of Pakistani descent, helped raise funds for charities working with those affected by Israel’s three-week assault on Gaza. 

It gets worse. The whole England team are wearing the logo of the Help for Heroes charity on their shirt collars today to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the first world war.

(Photo: Philip Brown / Reuters)

Cambodia: Indigenous Protests Repel Dam Builders

earthfirstjournal:

Cambodia: Indigenous Protests Repel Dam Builders

Chong boys playing up a tree by the Areng river. Photo: Rod Harbinson.

Chong boys playing up a tree by the Areng river. Photo: Rod Harbinson.

Since the 1980s Cambodia has lost 84% of its primary forests, and the remote Cardamom mountains are the country’s last great natural treasure, writes Rod Harbinson. Just the place for grandiose dam projects? ‘No way!” say indigenous people and young eco-activists.

by Rod Harbinson / The Ecologist

“Many forests are destroyed in…

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breakingnews:

Israeli airstrike topples minaret of Gaza mosque
NBC News: Israeli aircraft struck dozens of Gaza sites on Wednesday, including five mosques it said were being used by militants, while several other areas came under tank fire.
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Photo: Palestinians walk next to the collapsed minaret of a destroyed mosque in Gaza City on July 30. (EPA via NBCNews.com)

breakingnews:

Israeli airstrike topples minaret of Gaza mosque

NBC News: Israeli aircraft struck dozens of Gaza sites on Wednesday, including five mosques it said were being used by militants, while several other areas came under tank fire.

Follow more updates on this story at Breaking News

Photo: Palestinians walk next to the collapsed minaret of a destroyed mosque in Gaza City on July 30. (EPA via NBCNews.com)

icymirss:

Josie Garcia says her husband often took their Chihuahua, named Guero, for rides. On Sunday, she says he left a family party to give a friend a ride. Guero, as usual, was in the SUV.

A few minutes later, Garcia says an HPD officer pulled over the truck for failure to use a turn signal. The vehicle was searched, and prescription medication she says belonged to the passenger was found. Both men were taken into custody. [Charges against her husband were dropped.]

Guero, she claims, was taken out of the truck that was about to be towed and left on the side of the Highway 59 feeder road near Collingsworth.

"My husband pleaded with the officer to let him call someone to come get Guero, and asked him to call Barc (Houston’s animal shelter), but he said it wasn’t his problem, that the dog would be fine," Garcia said. …

She found him on a shoulder of the Eastex Freeway. The dog, which was nearly blind from cataracts and old age, had been hit and killed.

breakingnews:

Officials: Dozens trapped after landslide hits village in India
AP: A landslide hit a village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and raising fears that more than 150 people could be trapped.
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Photo: Impact from the landslide near Pune, India. (AFP)

breakingnews:

Officials: Dozens trapped after landslide hits village in India

AP: A landslide hit a village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and raising fears that more than 150 people could be trapped.

Follow more on this story at Breaking News

Photo: Impact from the landslide near Pune, India. (AFP)

Snacks & his record collection

Snacks & his record collection

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Art ensemble of Chicago

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Art ensemble of Chicago