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Eons have passed since it last stirred. Empires and Kings have rose and fallen as it slept. Borne of the stars it’s life is measured not by years or even millions of years. It is by default eternal.
The Genesis of the Black/Palestine Solidarity, Likened Oppression and Advent of Historic Uprisings
Rodney Paul Harris is a volunteer at CODEPINK currently based in the Bronx, New York City. He is a deep advocate for the Palestine cause and enjoys reading articles from the Mondoweiss, Palestine Legal, and the Adalah Justice Project.
Facts really do matter. Social media makes it easy to create content on any subject matter. Sharing an opinion is the right of any creator and should not be censored. Masquerading content as news, however, carries a greater opportunity to spread misinformation faster than any time in history. Some content is deliberately created so sow discontent or mistrust or to promote a political agenda. Other content is produced by individuals who genuinely believe that what they are sharing is true, but they failed to do enough research.
How Can An Individual of color Say whether A White Individual Is Bigoted?
Therefore, within 60 seconds of meeting you, most people of color can tell you if you are overly attached. Here are some references:
Controversial Bars of the U.S.
In Savannah, Georgia, there's a bar called the "Plantation"**. Every week, hundreds of customers pass through to have a few beers and enjoy some entertainment, often dressed in their confederate soldier reenactment uniforms, wanting to relive "the good old days." What exactly does that entail? Let me try to paint a picture, but keep an open mind.
Red Light, Green Light
She sat backstage in a darkened corner absently clutching and rubbing the doll in her hand. All around her people were moving with purpose to make sure everything was set and ready. This was to be televised and there were lighting issues and wardrobe and makeup to consider. Mary had no interest in any of this. She was thinking about what she would say. How she would counter. If she could remain composed. She had asked for this and the Congressman to his credit had obliged her. He likely saw it as the perfect public relations opportunity. To stand before the crowd and acknowledge their pain, feign empathy with their suffering and get his face on television. He didn’t expect to sway anyone to his way of thinking and he wasn’t concerned with losing any of his constituents. All that mattered in a political career was staying relevant. Whether they love you or hate you once they forget you it’s over.
Politics as Usual
The pandemic has caused many issues around the world and in the United States people are about to be evicted and landlords are struggling to keep their heads above water.
The Attack on Free Speech by Facebook
For two years I have been victimized by every law enforcement agency I have had to deal with in Georgia- refusing to hold police officers accountable for a FEDERAL RICO violation committed by law enforcement in Chatham County Ga. They have covered up a wrongful termination of a Juvenile Probation Officer, Domestic violence by a Pooler police officer, car theft, Identity Theft, sexual battery, sexual assault, animal murder, car theft. All the proper procedures were followed- IA Complaints- when I was allowed to make them, District Attorney Shara Jones ignoring it, Attorney General Chris Carr ignoring it, everyone ignoring it. So I took to Vocal and Facebook to get the word out that the community is in danger.
The 1776 Pledge to Save Our Schools
BRYCE ON EDUCATION - Are you willing to sign it? During the recent CPAC meeting held last weekend in Texas, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) was one of the conservative speakers (7/11/21). During her talk, she made a passing reference to "The 1776 Pledge to Save Our Schools." Being unaware of the pledge, I decided to look it up. It was developed by a group called, "1776 Action," an organization dedicated to "Stopping the Anti-American Indoctrination of our Children and Grandchildren."
Let’s Not Forget What Happened in Srebrenica
11 July 11 2021 marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide in which 8372 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were massacred by the Bosnian-Serb forces. The worst atrocity in Europe since World War II is still a bleeding wound for humanity.
America’s Afghan War Is Over, So What About Iraq – and Iran?
At Bagram air-base, Afghan scrap merchants are already picking through the graveyard of U.S. military equipment that was until recently the headquarters of America’s 20-year occupation of their country. Afghan officials say the last U.S. forces slipped away from Bagram in the dead of night, without notice or coordination.
The Ballad of Secret RTÉ Producer.
The age of the internet has brought about a golden age for whistlblowing, boycotting, and well known secrets. Whether it's the Me Too movement, Black Lives Matter (and affiliates), or Wikileaks, the internet has proven its ability to shed light on the darker corners of those in charge in every country.