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entire bedouin village faced with forced displacement


jabal al-baba residents express fear about future as they anticipate the forced removal of their community within days.






likely transfer of entire bedouin town 'unprecedented'


palestinian community of khan al-ahmar pessimistic over upcoming verdict by israel's top court on forced eviction case.






israel destroys bedouin village for the 119th time


despite monthly demolitions, residents of al-araqib say they will never leave their ancestral land in the negev.






un decries israel's west bank demolition order


an estimated 140 structures in a palestinian bedouin village ordered demolished by the israeli government.






israel razes palestinian bedouin village for 113th time


an estimated 80,000 bedouins live in unrecognised villages in the negev region without basic infrastructure or services.






police shooting stokes anger among israel's arab minority


on a wind-swept hilltop in this bedouin village, a cracked solar panel lying atop a mattress and slabs of broken concrete provide an eerie reminder of a clash that has come to symbolize the strained relations between israel's government and its arab minority.






hrw condemns israel's '50 years of occupation abuses'


rights group says violations since 1967 occupation include unlawful killings, forced displacement and abusive detention.






lincolnshire considers new food, beverage sales tax


faced with losses to village revenue in recent years, lincolnshire officials are considering a proposal that would tax the sale of food and drinks at local restaurants for the first time. village board members are poised to approve the proposed 1 percent sales tax on meals, as well as alcoholic...






entire village helps elephant trapped in well


this poor elephant got trapped in a well, so deep and slippery that it couldn't get out. the whole village turned up to help get it out.  the post entire village helps elephant trapped in well appeared first on holy kaw!.






toilet charity’s plan for trump-named indian village blocked


new delhi (ap) — a toilet-building charity says its efforts to rename a north indian village after president donald trump are being blocked by local officials. the sulabh international charity said residents of the dusty village of maroda were worried they wouldn’t receive free toilets if they were forced to abandon the new name “trump […]






palestinians mark 69th 'nakba' anniversary with rallies


protests and vigils in occupied west bank, gaza and israel as palestinians mark forced displacement from lands in 1948.






fiji to highlight pacific climate plight at german summit


each time the ocean surged through their coastal fijian village, residents would use rafts to move from house to house. they watched crops die as saltwater contaminated the soil. finally, in 2014, the entire village of vunidogoloa moved inland in what the government described as a pioneering relocation project driven by global warming.






in s. korea, ex-vagrants want land promised for forced labor


chung young-chul takes a drag on his cigarette and watches as wild ducks fly across rice fields and land on a reservoir in this remote farming village. he's among nearly 2,000 people — ex-gangsters, ex-convicts, former prostitutes, orphans — who were once held here, forced to work without pay for years and are now largely forgotten.






police shooting stokes anger among israel’s arab minority


umm al-hiran, israel (ap) — on a wind-swept hilltop in this bedouin village, a cracked solar panel lying atop a mattress and slabs of broken concrete provide an eerie reminder of a clash that has come to symbolize the strained relations between israel’s government and its arab minority. on a frigid january morning, yaakub abu […]






lincolnshire approves new food, beverage sales tax


faced with losses to village revenue, lincolnshire officials recently approved a new tax on the sale of food and drinks at local restaurants for the first time. during a meeting sept. 11, village board members unanimously approved the 1 percent sales tax on meals, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic...






islandia board to propose new village code governing casino


the proposed law would amend the village code to include a "hotel/gaming facility" as a permitted use in the village's office and industrial district, according to a notice posted on the village website.






syria: evacuation of homs' al-waer enclave resumes


opposition activists have called the russia-brokered evacuation of the rebel enclave in homs 'forced displacement'.






syria: evacuation of homs' al waer enclave resumes


opposition activists have called the russia-brokered evacuation of the rebel enclave in homs 'forced displacement'.






plane passenger forced to sit in puddle of urine for entire 11-hour flight


a man who forked over more than $1,000 for what should have been a comfortable flight from london to south america said, instead, he was forced to sit in a puddle of urine for 11 hours. andrew wilkinson, 39, said he noticed the stain and the unmistakable smell as soon as he sat down. “i got...






you may need ap physics to keep up with mind-bending sci-fi thriller 'displaceme


writer-director-editor kenneth mader’s sci-fi thriller “displacement” is certainly ambitious. but for anyone unfamiliar with physics or averse to a while-you-watch cram course, this film might prove a mind-numbing slog. the plot, which may sound more coherent than it plays, involves cassie (courtney...






fiji to highlight pacific climate plight at german summit


wellington, new zealand (ap) — each time the ocean surged through their coastal fijian village, residents would use rafts to move from house to house. they watched crops die as saltwater contaminated the soil. finally, in 2014, the entire village of vunidogoloa moved inland in what the government described as a pioneering relocation project driven […]






in s. korea, ex-vagrants want land promised for forced labor


seosan, south korea (ap) — chung young-chul takes a drag on his cigarette and watches as wild ducks fly across rice fields and land on a reservoir in this remote farming village. he’s among nearly 2,000 people — ex-gangsters, ex-convicts, former prostitutes, orphans — who were once held here, forced to work without pay for […]






bedouin communities in the occupied west bank


around 7,000 palestinian bedouins are at risk of forcible transfer in area c.






the woman who washes the dead


the story of two women - a palestinian bedouin and a syrian refugee - as one prepares the other for burial.






mob in western myanmar kills rohingya despite police guards


a mob in myanmar's western rakhine state killed a member of the muslim rohingya ethnic minority and injured six others who were on a police-guarded trip tuesday from the displacement camp where they live to the city that many rohingya were forced to flee five years ago.






scarecrows take over the village


the saratoga village is full of some special holiday visitors: scarecrows. leslee warwick's village scarecrow project is in its fifth year.






rosie perez celebrates 25 years of her urban arts village raising underprivilege


“it takes a village and it’s important for the village to stay together.”






group calls for indonesia gov’t to investigate raid on women


jakarta, indonesia (ap) — a rights group is calling on the indonesian government to immediately investigate a raid by police and village leaders that forced 12 women described as lesbians out of their community. human rights watch says wednesday that the sept. 2 raid and eviction in west java province’s tugu jaya village violated rights […]






sleepy hollow cell tower: public safety vs. beauty of village


the village of sleepy hollow has again placed the matter of whether to install a cell tower on public property on hold. the opposing sides have significant reasons for their stand on the issue, but a decision needs to be made. village resident rich english said he feels that the village has plenty...






bedouin women 'misled' into embroidering gown for nyfw


palestinian ngo says it unintentionally helped fundraise for an israeli group promoting jewish settlement in the negev.






suit: pregnant illinois officer forced to take unpaid leave


chicago (ap) — a suburban chicago police officer has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the police chief refused to modify her duties when she became pregnant and later forced her to take unpaid leave months before she gave birth. jennifer panattoni sued the village of frankfort this week. lawyers for the american civil liberties union […]






trauma to lives, economy from tsunami persists 6 years on


six years ago, more than 18,000 people died or went missing as a tsunami triggered by a massive quake engulfed coastal areas of northeastern japan. tens of thousands more people's lives were unraveled when they lost family members, friends, homes and livelihoods. the displacement widened as entire communities fled after meltdowns at the fukushima dai-ichi nuclear plant.






mob in western myanmar kills rohingya despite police guards


yangon, myanmar (ap) — a mob in myanmar’s western rakhine state has killed a member of the muslim rohingya ethnic minority who had been on a police-guarded trip from the displacement camp where he lives to the city that many rohingya were forced to flee five years ago. the dead man was one of seven […]






mob in western myanmar kills rohingya despite police guards


yangon, myanmar (ap) — a mob in myanmar’s western rakhine state killed a member of the muslim rohingya ethnic minority and injured six others who were on a police-guarded trip tuesday from the displacement camp where they live to the city that many rohingya were forced to flee five years ago. the seven were given […]






after failing to capture the magic of whistler for 20 years, snowmass base villa


ski resort companies bet billions that they could recreate the vibe of whistler's village all over the west. despite near-universal adherence to the build-a-village ethos, the model has not worked as planned.