6 Dec 2013

Mandela’s sharp statements rarely cited in lame-stream media + The real Mandela: Don’t let his legacy be abused

Nelson Mandela (Reuters)RT: As the world remembers Nelson Mandela’s legacy as South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon, he was also deeply skeptical of American power, the Iraq invasion, and was a key supporter of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
Here are seven quotes from the leader that are less likely to be published as his life is honored and his death commemorated in the mainstream media.
Prior to the US invasion of Iraq, Mandela slammed the actions of the US at a speech made at the International Women’s Forum in Johannesburg, declaring that former President George W. Bush’s primary motive was ‘oil’, while adding that Bush was undermining the UN.
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings,” Mandela said.
Mandela did not hold back from making hard-hitting statements against the US, and repeatedly spoke out against the prospect of the country invading Iraq. As the US prepared its mass-action in 2002, Mandela told Newsweek:
“If you look at those matters, you will come to the conclusion that the attitude of the United States of America is a threat to world peace.”

Keiser Hangout: Max, Stacy & Their Guests Talk Bitcoin, Gold & More

Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert with Jan Skoyles and Simon Rose answer on the most acute questions, namely Bitcoin, China's gold market and US fiscal policy and much more on RT's Google+ Hangout. Source

Memewalk: Quit blaming kids!

ChildProtest_LargeBy : Speaking on behalf of the editorial team at AVFM, I want to issue a public apology for this website being remiss in addressing the horrific phenomenon of blaming children for being kidnapped, abused and run down in the street by cars. It is time we put a stop to this ultimate form of victim blaming. Parents, please quit telling your children not to get into a car with strangers. You are FORCING them to take on the guilt for those that are really responsible. It is a tragedy which we must all work together to end,  in order to create the Postmodern Utopian Dreamland (PUD). So, parents, remember. teaching children to protect themselves is a form of violence. It is an act that strikes a hard blow to our goals for Social Justice.™  STOP attacking our ideals. STOP pounding your PUD. PE Source

Hackschooling Makes Me Happy: Logan LaPlante

TEDxTalks: When 13 year-old Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal. Source

Indentured Servitude (Nafaqa) For Men In Iran: The Myth Of Patriarchal Oppressive Divorce

“…effectively denying (Iranian) women the right to divorce and re-establishing men’s unlimited right of divorce.”[1]
“A man may marry up to four wives and divorce them whenever he desires. But mere will is not enough for a(n Iranian) woman to divorce her husband.”[2] penned by Shirin Ebadi, the only Iranian Noble-prize winner. (She received her Noble Peace Prize for her efforts in the field of issues of women and children.)
“Iran’s rising divorce rate is all the more noteworthy given the laws on divorce. While husbands are empowered to end their marriages in a matter of weeks without stating any reason, women must establish sufficient grounds for divorce in a process that can take several years, even with professional legal advice… (women) facing such an uneven playing field…” [3]NY Times.
By A quick search on the internet will tell you how much women are discriminated against in Iran when it comes to divorce. They will tell you that men have the absolute right to end marriage, and women cannot divorce their husbands if they wish. Some radical gynocentrists even tell you that a woman cannot divorce even if her husband beats her every day. So what do all these statements have in common? You can’t precisely find the similarity, because it is not just what they say; it is also what they don’t say. By the end of this article you have to decide for yourself how appalling these statements are.

Obama Plans Propaganda Assault on The Youth

A Swedish Non-Gender Preschool (Report from Australia)

TheSandreGuy: As a Swedish person I'm embarrassed. Kitty Flanagan talks about how absurd this is.

Cryptos For The Chief

Bill Still: US, Vicco, Kentucky Police Chief Tony Vaughan wants to be paid only in Bitcoin.

Bronies and the Shame Game

AVfM: For those who don’t know, Bronies, portmanteau of “bro” plus “pony” are adult male fans of the children’s show “My little pony, friendship is magic.” 
If the title of the show wasn’t a clue, the show is aimed at young girls. It has a lot of colour, it stars an almost all-girl cast and of course, ponies! Although it does have adult appeal with an intentionally more sophisticated subtext to it’s plot and character interactions. 
Despite this, Bronies have been called pedophiles, fags and creeps.

The NWO: As Fast Food Workers Go On Strike In 100 US Cities, Applebees Unveils The "Waiter Terminator"

: Today, in the latest escalation by minimum paid restaurant workers who demand greater wages, Fast-food workers and labor organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across the country Thursday and walkouts are planned in 100 cities, with rallies set for another 100 cities. While it's not clear what the actual turnout will be, how many of the participants are workers and what impact they'll have on restaurant operations, it is possible that your 99 cent lunch may be delayed or outright cancelled today.
Per the AP:

The actions would mark the largest showing yet over the past year. At a time when there's growing national and international attention on economic disparities, labor unions, worker advocacy groups and Democrats are hoping to build public support to raise the federal minimum wage of $7.25, or about $15,000 a year for full-time work.

Masks Off! A Challenge for Men and Women