"Corporations have taken over the government and turned it against its own people." -- Ralph Nader, The Progressive magazine, April 2000, p39

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The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Catholic authority in the Middle East, has strongly condemned the Israeli bombing of a Catholic school in Gaza City, which killed at least four Palestinians.

Social worker denied job over biblical views setting a Dangerous precedent for Christians MikeRivero

A 46-year-old devout Christian social worker in the U.K., Felix Ngole, has described an employment tribunal ruling as setting a “dangerous precedent for Christians” by upholding his employer’s decision not to reinstate him after being denied a position over his biblical views on homosexuality.

The tribunal, presided over by Employment Judge Jonathan Brain, acknowledged that Ngole had been directly discriminated against when Touchstone Leeds, an NHS recruiter, withdrew the initial job offer, said the group Christian Concern, whose legal arm Christian Legal Centre supported Ngole.

Irreversible Harm Israel Approves Three Settlement Outposts, Thousands of Housing Units in West Bank Ladylove

‘Irreversible Harm’ – Israel Approves Three Settlement Outposts, Thousands of Housing Units in West Bank

Why the Muslim Vote campaign is a glimpse into a horrifying future MikeRivero

An insurgent force has entered British politics. The Muslim Vote had no rosette and advanced no meaningful manifesto beyond a set of deeply sectarian principles. It stood candidates tactically, and owed their allegiances purely to religious and ethnic interests. 

It had a single set of demands, all related to Gaza. This was a non-party. Yet in numbers, its victory was equal to Reform.

Earlier this week, the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted to divest from financial bonds in Israel and denounced Christian Zionism, the Religion News Service reported.

The church’s General Assembly voted on Monday in favor of legislation to divest from Israel bonds and initiated efforts to urge two companies, accused of human rights abuses against Palestinians in the occupied territories, to cease their practices, according to the Anadolu news agency.