Snowden says papers' Pulitzer Prizes are vindication that NSA leaks were right thing to do

NEW YORK National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says giving the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service to those who reported on the U.S. government’s sweeping surveillance efforts is “vindication.” Snowden issued a statement Monday through the Freedom of the Press Foundation congratulating The Washington Post and The Guardian on their awards for stories based on documents he provided. He became a board member of the nonprofit organization earlier this year. Snowden says awarding the top prize in U.S. journalism to his colleagues is “a vindication for everyone who believes that the public has a role in government.” He adds that the reporters he worked with faced “extraordinary intimidation” and other pressure to get them to stop reporting. Snowden added: “Their work has given us a better future and a more accountable democracy.”

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Kemet & Maat – Before Judaism, Christianity and Islam – Video

Kemet Maat – Before Judaism, Christianity and Islam Visit our website @ for more on our Nonprofit activities and free school programs. By: OfficialSAAMRorg

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Dr. John Henrik Clarke – Christopher Columbus and the African Holocaust – Video

Dr. John Henrik Clarke – Christopher Columbus and the African Holocaust Dr. Clarke on Christopher Columbus and the African (Alkebu-lanic) Holocaust. Visit our website @ for more on our Nonprofit activities and free … By: OfficialSAAMRorg

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Mozilla CEO Resignation Over Gay Marriage Stance Raises Free-Speech Issues

Get Breaking News First Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning. MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) The resignation of Mozillas CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valleys strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the regions foundation. Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich stepped down Thursday as CEO, just days after his appointment. He left the nonprofit maker of the Firefox browser after furious attacks, largely on Twitter, over his $1,000 contribution to support of a now-overturned 2008 gay-marriage ban in California. There was no interest in creating an Internet lynch mob, OkCupid co-founder Sam Yagun, whose dating service site was among those engaged in online protest, said Friday. I am opposed to that with very bone in my body. But Eichs abrupt departure has stirred the debate over the fairness of forcing out a highly qualified technology executive over his personal views and a single campaign contribution six years ago. And it raises questions about how far corporate leaders are allowed to go in expressing their political views. Some are also questioning whether the episode undercuts the well-groomed image of Silicon Valley as a marketplace of ideas and diversity of thought, and whether, in this case, the tech world surrendered to political correctness enforced through a public shaming on social media. OkCupid never demanded Eich resign, and after discussing the issue with Mozilla, Yagun ended the call for a Firefox boycott Wednesday afternoon. In retrospect, however, Yagun said he wished he had framed the Firefox boycott in a slightly different light. I would have loved to have engaged in a debate over what happens when freedoms collide, Yagun said. We have freedom of speech, which I would defend to the end. And we have what I believe is a fundamental liberty of people to marry and love whoever they want. We took a stand that matters to us personally and as a business and I think the world will be a better place because of it.

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World War I plane latest addition to Latrobe aviation museum

In 1985,four localaviation enthusiasts traveled to Bozeman, Mont., to get a rebuilt1942 aircraft that was once used as a mailcarrier. The plane, a Stinson V-77 Reliant, was given a new home at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, where it performed mail pickupdemonstrations and was flown during annual air shows. About seven years ago, pilot Sam Schrecengost was looking fora permanent home for one of his planes. He persuaded Don Rossi, a pilot and Westmoreland County AirportAuthority board member who had made the trip to Montana, to donate a hangar heowns at the airport and the KLBE Aviation Museum was born. In flight-tracking, ”K” signifies U.S. airports and ”LBE” is thedesignator for Latrobe Airport. In addition to the Stinson, the nonprofit museum displays a 1954 Soviet-made MiG 15-UTI, with machine gun and single pylon fordropping bombs; a 1931 Great Lakes bi-wing aircraft; anda replica of a Curtiss JN-4 ”Jenny” World War I biplane.All the planesare capable of flying. The museum is open, with free admission, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays andSundays year-round, including during the Westmoreland County Air Show, which will be held June 7-8 this yearat the airport andinclude a performance by the U.S. NavyBlue Angels flight demonstration squadron. The WWI biplane at the museum was built from scratch bycommercial pilot Robert Lombardo of Rostraver.Two months ago, Mr. Schrecengost and commercial pilotNick Zello went to Rostraver, disassembled the plane,brought it to the airport, and reassembled it again. The Jenny replica is two-thirds the size of the original,and likely America’s most famous World War I aircraft, with over6,800 built in the years 1917-20.Machine guns were mounted on top, but it was used primarilyfor pilot training in World War I. Children may sit in the three-passengerStinson, which has its original instrument panel.

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Restoring South Florida's fading military memory

MIAMI, Fla. There was a time during World War II when South Florida was a major training ground for the U.S. military. Air wing troops bivouacked at Miami Beach hotels and trained on the golf courses. The Army drilled up and down Biscayne Boulevard, while the Navy had a submarine chaser school at what we now call Bayside Marketplace. Out on the edge of the Everglades, a blimp base near todays Zoo Miami sent sailors out over the ocean to hunt down German U-boats. The base was called Naval Air Station Richmond, and it housed three gargantuan blimp hangars and a federalist-style white shiplap headquarters a peculiarly un-Floridian-style building where in the 60s CIA agents covertly hatched ham-handed plots to oust Fidel Castro from power in Cuba. Now, a nonprofit group bankrolled by county funds is working to make South Floridas mostly forgotten military history more than a fading memory. Its seeking a $3 million commitment from the state Legislature to transform the old blimp headquarters into the Military Museum of South Florida. And the ambitious $7 million project is in a race against time to pay homage to Americas Greatest Generation, the World War II veterans, before the memory disappears entirely. World War II veterans are dying fast, says Miami historian Arva Moore Parks, who as a child saw them as soldiers marching on Biscayne Boulevard. There were other installations around Miami, she adds, but the blimp base itself was extremely important. Enter Anthony Atwood, a retired U.S. Navy yeoman, a historian in his own right and the driving force behind the nonprofit project whose current fate lies in the hands of the state. Part pitchman, 100 percent patriot, Atwood is so passionate about South Floridas military history and the blimp base in particular that the obscure is suddenly interesting and the distant past has immediate relevance. Three divisions landed on D-Day, and all trained in Florida, he says. If youre going to land on a beach under fire, youd better get some training.

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At least $2,000 donated so far for alleged hate crime victims

Get involved Donate to the victims: Make checks out to OneMorgan County, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and donors are asked to reference “No2Hate” on the memo line of their checks. Send donations to OMC at 815 W. Platte Ave., Fort Morgan, CO, 80701. Electronic and credit card donations cannot be accepted at this time. In the event donations exceed the amount of the vandalism damages, which are estimated at approximately $3,000, other uses of funding beyond victim compensation are being contemplated. For more information about OneMorgan County, visit or on Facebook or call 970-370-6478. Donate to the reward fund: The Fort Morgan Police Department continues to encourage anyone with information related to these crimes to contact the department at 970-867-5678. A $500 reward for information that leads to a resolution of these cases is being offered through Crime Stoppers. If someone has information, but wishes to remain anonymous, they can call Crime Stoppers at 970-542-3411, or visit the city of Fort Morgan’s web page at and submit a tip online by following the Crime Stoppers link on the side of the page. Compassion in the form of both kind thoughts and dollars is pouring in for the victims of the alleged hate crimes in Fort Morgan in February and early March. Fort Morgan City Clerk/Public Information Officer John Brennan announced Tuesday night at the Fort Morgan City Council meeting that at least $2,000 had been donated to the No2Hate fund to help the victims. City officials and the nonprofit OneMorgan County, a local organization that works to bring together the area’s diverse community, created the No2Hate initiative earlier in March as a way to collect donations and then channel the money back to hate crime victims. In early March, five vehicles’ windows were shot out in crimes that seemed to target the East African refugee community in Fort Morgan. Several weeks before that, vehicles parked in that neighborhood had racial and ethnic slurs painted on them.

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Combat Hate app launches in Chicago to fight bullying

March 11, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The app Combat Hate is designed to help kids report bullying and find help. “Extremists use the internet, especially social networking, to target and recruit young people,” Rabbi Abraham Cooper said. “We need to empower young people when they see this stuff to click it and send it our way. It is mostly anonymous.” The Simon Wiesenthal Center launched the app in Chicago. It allows people to report hate crimes and cyberbullying through smart phones. Allison Pure-Slown, central Midwest regional director at Wiesenthal, said she was bullied as a child. “I wish we would have had an app or a place to report so I could be in a safe environment,” she said. “Someone has to say enough is enough. And now is the time to stop it, combat it and say it is not OK,” Pastor Chris Harris, Bright Star Church, said. “This took is extremely good, but having people who will step up and utilize it will make the tool great.” Camille Cam Paddock, 15, said she considered taking her own life because the bullying was so bad at her school. “I was sick of it. I was done. They kept telling me, ‘Go kill yourself. You are worthless, ugly. No one likes you. And I started believing these things,” Paddock said. “There was a point that I did want to kill myself. And I thought about it.” Paddock, who started the nonprofit organization Cam’s Dare To Be Different to reach kids and end bullying, thinks the app will help. Combat Hate is available for download on iPhones at the App Store in iTunes and for android phones on Google Play. People can also text combathate to 27126.

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Christian 'Sexperts' Expose Dangers of Erotica as 'Fifty Shades' Tops 100 Million Sales, Prepares for Big Screen

March 9, 2014|11:11 am A woman reads E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” erotica book. Readers just can’t seem to get enough of E.L. James’ bestselling erotica Fifty Shadesseries, as the trilogy now has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. The salacious series, which counts Christians among its fans, marks that milestone amid anticipation of the movie adaptation being released next year. Dannah Gresh, co-founder of Pure Freedomand who authored Pulling Back the Shadeswith Dr. Juli Slattery, said she was saddened to hear about Fifty Shades’ latest milestone. Pulling Back the Shades: Erotica, Intimacy, and the Longings of a Woman’s Heartis Gresh and Slattery’s response to the pervasiveness of the erotica series, specifically among Christians. “I’m sad because the book honors and glorifies bondage, dominance, sadism and machoism [or BDSM sex play],” Gresh told The Christian Post during a conference call with Slattery. Gresh added that the “saddest part” was knowing that Christian women consume the erotica series as much as women in the general public. As the two authors discovered firsthand during their research for Pulling Back the Shades, “Praying grandmas are reading it. Vibrant young human-trafficking activists are reading it. Pastors’ wives are reading it. Missionaries are reading it. Jews, Muslims, and Christians are reading it.” Indeed, Christians, usually resolute on the dangers of porn, are big fans of James’ explicit and allegedly profane sexual tales, as Barna Group researchers discoveredin a survey last year. The evangelical Christian research group reported that “there is no difference between the percentage of Christians who have read Fifty Shades of Grey and the percentage of all Americans who have read the book.” The Fifty Shadesseries, revealed in another surveyto promote violence against women, follows the intense sexual relationship and eventual marriage between a college student named Ana and a multibillionaire named Christian. For Slattery, a clinical psychologist who leads the nonprofit Authentic Intimacy, the pervasiveness of Fifty Shades of Grey, the first installment of the series, is alarming. “You’ve always had erotica and pornography available, but in the last 25 years we’ve seen men just by the millions get hooked on Internet pornography, and now this is showing that it’s become normal for women to engage in this form of pornography. It’s very alarming to just see that there’s no discernment and there’s not an outcry,” Slattery told CP. Gresh echoed Slattery’s suggestion that Fifty Shades of Grey, currently the fastest-selling paperback ever, is helping to normalize erotica for women.

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Jefferson Parish schools’ treatment of Latino students is subject of expanding federal review

The U.S. Department of Education is expanding its inquiry into the Jefferson Parish public school system’s English instruction for Latino students. The news comes in the wake of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s suit alleging that the school system discriminates against Latino students who are trying to learn English. The center’s original complaint alleged in August 2012 that Jefferson system failed properly to implement its English as a Second Language programs. It filed additional documents with the Justice Department in May. If the Department of Education’s ‘s Office of Civil Rights finds evidence of discrimination, it, too, could take the school system to court. The law center has alleged that the school system was not providing adequate numbers of ESL-certified teachers, and that Latino students were being pulled from ESL classes before they were fully proficient in English. It also alleged that some Jefferson schools had created a “hostile learning environment” for some Latino students. It is the third civil rights complaint that the nonprofit public interest center has filed against the system in less than two years. In January 2012, the center accused the school sytem of unfair arrests of black students, In May, it alleged that a disproportionate number of black and disabled students were being sent to alternative schools. In a Dec. 10 letter to the law center, the Office of Civil Rights said it has agreed to investigation three of the center’s four allegations. In the past, the school system has declined to comment, saying it would not make a statement on an open complaint.

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David Duke – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

David Ernest Duke (born July 1, 1950) is an American White nationalist, writer, right-wing politician, and a former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan,[4][5] and former Republican Louisiana State Representative. He was a candidate in the Democratic presidential primaries in 1988 and the Republican presidential primaries in 1992. Duke has unsuccessfully run for the Louisiana State Senate, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and Governor of Louisiana. Duke describes himself as a “racial realist”, asserting that “all people have a basic human right to preserve their own heritage.”[6] He opposes what he considers to be Jewish control of the Federal Reserve Bank, the federal government and the media. Duke supports the preservation of what he labels Western culture and traditionalist Christian “family values”, strict Constitutionalism, abolition of the Internal Revenue Service, voluntary racial segregation, ardent anti-communism and white separatism.[7][8][9] The Southern Poverty Law Center describes Duke as “the most recognizable figure on the American radical right”.[10] His views are frequently described by his critics as being characterized by racism, antisemitism, and Holocaust denial.[11][12][13][14][15] Duke was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma to David H. Duke and Alice Maxine Crick. As the son of an engineer for Shell Oil, Duke frequently moved with his family around the world. They lived a short time in the Netherlands, before settling in Louisiana. In the late 1960s, Duke met the leader of the white supremacist National Alliance, William Pierce, who would remain a lifelong influence. Duke joined the Ku Klux Klan in 1967.[16] Duke studied at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, and in 1970, he formed a white student group called the White Youth Alliance; it was affiliated with the National Socialist White People’s Party. The same year, to protest William Kunstler’s appearance at Tulane University, Duke appeared at a demonstration in Nazi uniform. Picketing and holding parties on the anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s birth, he became notorious on the LSU campus for wearing a Nazi uniform.[17] Duke claimed to have spent nine months in Laos, calling that a “normal tour of duty”. He actually went there to join his father, who was working there and had asked him to visit during the summer of 1971.[18] His father got him a job teaching English to Laotian military officers, from which he was dismissed after six weeks when he drew a Molotov cocktail on the blackboard.[19] He also claimed to have gone behind enemy lines twenty times at night to drop rice to anti-Communist insurgents in planes flying ten feet off the ground, narrowly avoiding receiving a shrapnel wound. Two Air America pilots who were in Laos at that time said that flights were during the day and flew no less than 500 feet from the ground. One suggested that it might have been possible for Duke to have gone on a safe “milk run” once or twice but no more than that. Duke was also unable to recall the name of the airfield used.[18] He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1974 after enrolling in 1968. During this time he spent what would have been his senior year organizing the National Party.[20] While working in the White Youth Alliance, Duke met Chlo Hardin, who became active in the group. They remained companions throughout college and married in 1974. Hardin is the mother of Duke’s two daughters, Erika and Kristin. According to an article by Martin A. Lee in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report, in 1977 David Duke, then married with two children, pursued female sex partners so avidly and so openly that it embarrassed many of his closest colleagues.[21] Tom Metzger, then Duke’s state leader in southern California, became livid when Duke showed up for a Ku Klux Klan anti-immigrant “border watch” stunt and immediately started pursuing women.[21] Duke divorced in 1984arguably because Chloe was fed up with Duke’s womanizing[22]and Chloe moved to West Palm Beach to be near her parents. There she became involved with Duke’s Klan friend, Don Black, whom she later married.[23] Duke also developed a lifelong weakness for gambling[21] As of 2009, it was confirmed that David Duke was living in Zell am See in Salzburg, Austria,[24] from which he ran the Internet business “Art by Ernst”, taking and selling photographs of rare birds, mountain scenery and wildlife[25][26] under the pseudonym “Ernst Duke” (his middle-name “Ernest” Germanized).[27][28] Local authorities have stated that as long as he does not break any laws, Duke is allowed to stay in Austria if he wishes.[29] Duke has stated: “I’m not in Austria for any political activities. I just come to Austria to relax the mountains are beautiful. The Austrian Alps are just beautiful. There’s beauty all over the world.” In May 2009, Duke issued a statement denying that he resides in Austria and saying that he is a resident of Mandeville, Louisiana, and is registered as a taxpayer in his city, state and on the national level.[30] Duke first ran for the Louisiana State Senate as a Democrat from a Baton Rouge district in 1975. He received 11,079 votes, a third of those cast.[31] In 1979, he ran as a Democrat for the 10th District Senate seat and finished second in a three-candidate race with 9,897 votes (26 percent).[32] Duke allegedly conducted a direct-mail appeal in 1987, using the identity and mailing-list of the Georgia Forsyth County Defense League without permission. League officials described it as a fund-raising scam. Duke was accused by several Klan officials of stealing his organization’s money. “Duke is nothing but a con artist,” Jack Gregory, Duke’s Florida state leader, told the Clearwater Sun (of Florida) after David Duke allegedly refused to turn over proceeds from a series of 1979 Klan rallies to the Knights. Another Klan official under Duke, Jerry Dutton, told reporters that Duke had used Klan funds to purchase and refurbish his home in Metairie. Duke later justified the repairs by saying most of his home was used by the Klan. In 1979, after his first, abortive run for president (as a Democrat) and a series of highly publicized violent Klan incidents, Duke quietly incorporated the nonprofit National Association for the Advancement of White People (NAAWP) in an attempt to leave the baggage of the Klan behind.[33]

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No sweat for St. Louis vets at DC World War II Memorial

WASHINGTON William Smith, 87, was perturbed, as he put it, at reports during the government shutdown’s first week that Honor Flights encountered barricades at the National World War II Memorial. “It doesn’t take a lot of maintenance,” he said, shifting in his wheelchair to gaze at the memorial’s granite pillars and triumphal arches. The shutdown hubbub left Smith feeling “not too enthralled” about making the out-and-back Honor Flight trip to Washington, a long and grueling journey that started at three this morning.

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Check the calendar to plan nonprofit communications activity

Janet L. Falk | October 7, 2013 Special to Philanthropy Journal Public relations and marketing professionals often look at the calendar to latch onto a timely news hook that will juice up a campaign. This tactic may also generate interest in the programs of nonprofit groups, and it is readily tied to donor and media outreach.

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BRIEFLY: Sept. 7

Run to the Rock PLYMOUTH The 19th annual Boys and Girls Club of Plymouths Run to the Rock 5K, 10K and half marathon starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.

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Once-a-year Jews find wide embrace during Holy season

New York You can search an interactive map to find synagogues that have last-minute seats at services. When you arrive, the temples board members will greet you at the door

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JDate and 92nd Street Y Starting Off the Jewish New Year Right With More Exclusive Offline Dating Experiences

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Sep 3, 2013) – JDate, the largest and most successful online Jewish community, and 92nd Street Y, the nonprofit community and cultural center in New York, today announced the extension of their strategic partnership. First launched in 2012, the JDate-92Y collaboration aims to further their shared mission of building and strengthening the Jewish community. As part of the expanded partnership, JDate, which is responsible for more Jewish marriages than all other online dating sites combined, will continue to serve as 92Y’s exclusive dating partner.

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World War II Plane Offering Rides Over Carlsbad

June 02–We’ve all seen Hollywood movies about World War II where American bomber pilots suit up for their dangerous bombing missions over Europe and in the Pacific, returning in shot-up planes and landing on a wing and a prayer. Others have heard stories first-hand from the family members who were bomber pilots and bombardiers and lived the history.

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West Roxbury World War II vet reflects on service

When he was only 16 years old, West Roxburys Joseph Drago decided to join the Marines. It was May 1942, and the Dorchester neighborhood where he grew up felt empty since most of his friends had left to fight in the war. At first his mother refused to sign his parental consent form, but after he threatened to run away from home, she relented.

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Activist speaks on Birthright during Israel Apartheid Week

Liza Behrendt, member of Jewish Voice for Peace, leads a discourse about Birthright Israel with BU students at the College of Arts and Sciences Wednesday evening. PHOTO BY KENSHIN OKUBO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF Liza Behrendt, an organizer for Jewish Voice for Peace Boston, spoke to Boston University students Wednesday night about the nonprofit, educational organization Taglit-Birthright Israel as part of Students for Justice in Palestines Israel Apartheid Week. Behrendt said the program, which is partially funded by the Israeli government and partially funded by outside organizations, and sponsors free trips to Israel for Jewish youth, is anti-Palestinian in nature.

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Tel Aviv homeless shelter illegally bars entry to HIV carriers

A Tel Aviv homeless shelter for drug and alcohol addicts bars entrance to HIV/AIDS patients in violation of the law but says the move is necessary due to concerns about needle sharing. “This shelter excludes HIV carriers due to fears about shared needles,” the Tel Aviv municipality said.

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"Israel’s detentions violate inernational law!" – Video

“Israel's detentions violate inernational law!” 16.02.2013 NEWS FROM MANY: Israel must free all political prisoners! Demand justice! Defend Human Rights! Free Palestine! PASS THE VOICE! Published on Feb 16, 2013 A “political analyst says there are currently 178 Palestinians on administrative detention in Israeli jails and this is against international law and international norms to illegally detain people without charge. The comments came after at least 150 people were injured after Israeli troops clashed with Palestinian protesters outside Ofer prison in the occupied West Bank

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Historic ship buffs work to restore World War II landing craft, create maritime heritage museum in northwest Oregon

A couple of dozen old salts are breathing new life into a World War II ship that 36 years ago was slumped onto its side and sinking in the Columbia River at Stevenson.

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(Al )Doha Childrens Cultural Center, from West Bank Palestine "Jutour" Dance, Music group – Video

(Al )Doha Childrens Cultural Center, from West Bank Palestine “Jutour” Dance, Music group The DCCC of Palestine is a Nonprofit/Nongovernmental organization,, that works with children of all ages and faiths, in cultural arts, dance, music, art education , social education, health and wellness checks, mentoring with locals and valunteers from around the world. The dance and music group “Juthour” has annual festivals both local and abroad, in 2012 the cutural art Foundation the CIOFF, invited the DCCC to join them in France.From:Suzie GarciaViews:0 0ratingsTime:13:27More inPeople Blogs

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Settler violence and IDF raids: For West Bank Palestinians, there is no ceasefire – Video

Settler violence and IDF raids: For West Bank Palestinians, there is no ceasefire While Israelis are breathing a sigh of relief that quiet has mostly been restored (for the time being), and life can supposedly just go back to normal, with Gaza out of sight and out of mind, the other elephant in the room — the West Bank and East Jerusalem — is all but quiet. This morning (Sunday) a “price tag” attack was identified on a car in Shuafat, a Palestinian refugee camp in East Jerusalem, which is located inside the city's municipal borders (and thus under total Israeli jurisdiction). The car has the word “Gaza” graffitied on it, as pictured here in a photo taken by the nonprofit Ir AmimFrom:CLIKATVViews:0 0ratingsTime:01:49More inNews Politics

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Concord veteran to visit war memorials

It will most likely be one of the quickest trips Concord resident Martin Yauga will take in his life. He knows it will all be worth it in the end, though. Im looking forward to it, Yauga, 88, a Marine Corps and World War II veteran and retired Concord Police officer said at his home on Tuesday

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