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Pope Francis makes surprise visit to Israel attack victims memorial

Pope Francis on Monday made an impromptu stop at an Israeli memorial for victims of militant attacks, on the final day of his whirlwind Middle Eastern pilgrimage. The unscheduled gesture, which came as he visited the national cemetery on Mount Herzl……

Bangladesh factory collapse victims fail to receive compensation

Some victims of Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster said Monday they have still not received promised compensation, days after a deadline for payments from a multi-million dollar fund backed by Western retailers. Victims, many of whom suffered horrific……

Victim-blaming and social control

Tracy Clark-Flory has an awesome piece up at Salon about the proliferation of "how not to get raped" tips, and why they are so messed up. And yes, she quotes me in it, but that's only one reason (along with quotes from other feminist bloggers) that I liked it. She…

Victims of childhood abuse demand action from pope

On eve of pope’s visit, victims of childhood abuse demand Vatican hand over records on priests Victims of childhood abuse by clergy urged the Vatican to give secular authorities all information it holds on misbehaving priests, and said Wednesday that the pope’s visit this week to Britain would cause many…

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