3 Aug 2014

Israel-Palestine: This is how it ends

To the CEOs of ABP, HP, Veolia, Barclays, Caterpillar, and G4S:
In the wake of the terrible violence unfolding in Israel-Palestine, we, citizens from around the world, are deeply concerned about your companies continued investment in companies and projects that finance illegal settlements and the oppressive occupation of the Palestinian people. 17 EU countries recently issued warnings to their citizens against doing business or investing in illegal Israeli settlements. Given those legal considerations, you now have the opportunity to withdraw investments and respect international law. This is a chance to be on the right side of history.

AVAAZ: As a new round of violence kicks off in Israel-Palestine and more children are killed, it's not enough just to call for another ceasefire. It’s time to take definitive non-violent action to end this decades long nightmare.

How I Went From Feminist To Honey Badger + HONEY BADGERS

By : I grew up in a predominantly female family, more women than men. I’m Black and Puerto Rican (PR) and was raised by the PR side of my family. The women in my family were very intense—loving in their own way but intense. While I lived with my mother, she told me pretty much every single day: “Men are evil, never trust them,” which always felt wrong to me and fell hard in the pit of my stomach, making me upset. Eventually I grew old enough to finally stand up to her and say, “No, they are not,” and explain why. But that was many years later.
The women in my family were generous but militant; some more militant than others. I was raised to take no shit from anyone, ever, especially men. I was raised not to cry, as that was a sign of weakness: never let anyone see you cry or flinch. Someone meets you with a challenge, you meet them head on—whether you’re going to win or not doesn’t matter—just make sure you do as much damage as you can if you’re on your way down.
One aunt in particular, whom I ended up living with until adult legal age, molded my views on life and men the most. I was raised to clean the five-level home for white-glove inspection; I was put on the pill at 16 even though I wasn’t sexually active because “just in case”; I was taught to be ready in five minutes at her whim if she wanted to go somewhere. You get hit, you don’t block the hits; otherwise, you get hit harder—I’m sure this is not a new story for many readers. The women in my family were the enforcers of discipline, cold and hard towards feelings. The only acceptable feeling to share was anger. The consensus among the women in my family was never get too close to a man, never let him into your heart because that meant danger. They also taught us to never get too close to women, as they are backstabbers. So, trust no one. Stand alone and you’ll survive.
Then there were the men in my family. They brought the calm. They brought the fun, the relaxation, the “it’s okay to cry, everything is going to be all right.”

Gaza Rockets Hit Sdot Negev Nahal Oz, Alumim

Press TV: Rockets fired from Gaza have hit Israel's Sdot Negev, Nahal Oz and Alumim, while a mortar shell exploded in Eshkol. Rocket alarm sirens have blared in several areas of Israel's Hof Ashkelon, and red alert issued in Eshkol and the Sha'ar HaNegev region. An Israeli soldier has been wounded by sniper fire in northern Gaza and transferred to Tel HaShomer. Meanwhile, Apartheid Israel’s Tourism Minister Uzi Landau has said that the military’s power is diminishing dramatically and that it has failed to break Hamas. The Zio-Nazis say at least sixty four of their death troopers have died since July 8. Palestinian fighters have disputed the number, saying the causalities are much higher.

New Review Of London Police Has Revealed Astonishing Level Of Corruption

PressTV: The review was led by one of Britain's most senior police officers Craig Mackey. It shows Scotland Yard is holding
260 crates of documents on police corruption in north-east London.
Mackey’s report has found that organized crime networks in the area were able to infiltrate the Metropolitan police to frustrate the criminal justice system. His findings also suggest that only a tiny number of officers named as corrupt have been convicted.

Defiant Gaza Telephone Call

"I have not had a decent sleep since the whole thing started. ...When you are facing such a ruthless enemy, you have to keep your strength, when you lose it, you lose everything. They want to break us to seal our land. They can not steal from us the will to resist. ...The world is turning a blind eye."  - August 2nd 2014

‘Criminal act’: Ban Ki-moon Outraged Over Israel's Deadly Strike On Gaza UN school + Israel's Mossad Wiretapped Kerry’s Calls During Peace Talks

RT: The UN chief has called a new Israeli airstrike on a Gaza UN school that killed 10 and maimed 35 a "moral outrage and a criminal act." Ban Ki-moon called for investigation as official death toll keeps rising.
"This attack, along with other breaches of international law, must be swiftly investigated and those responsible held accountable. It is a moral outrage and a criminal act," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman said in a statement.
The missile fired by an Israeli aircraft hit the entrance to the school in the town of Rafah in southern Gaza Strip, according to Israeli health officials.
The school served as a shelter for some 3,000 Palestinians amid the ongoing violence in the region, as Israel continues its operation against Hamas.
A Palestinian carries the dead body of a girl following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike at a United Nations-run school, where displaced Palestinians take refuge, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 3, 2014.(Reuters / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Fox News Calls Ruth Bader Ginsburg An Ignorant Misandrist

The little boy carrying flowers to Janet Bloomfield - #WomenAgainstFeminism - Janet Bloomfield on ABC Au

By It is a long radio segment and a lot of parts are hard to listen to-the smooth Aussie voices are soothing, but the dull feminist boilerplate they spew ranges from dumb to rage-inducing.

The US Bureaucracy is Out of Control

By : Obama should just resign. He is outrageous. He supported the NSA and has claimed the CIA does not spy on Congress. Well, the Inspector General has released his report and oops – yes the CIA spies on Congress.
Let’s get real here. I have reported that for 2 years speaking and communicating with people on the House Financial Services Committee (banking), they were telling me that the NSA was sweeping up even their emails and phone calls way before Snowden. I was told that point-blank and not in confidence. Therefore, EVERY journalist had that SAME info and refused to report it. Snowden had to go to the Guardian in Britain to get the story out because WE HAVE NO PRESS WITH INTEGRITY that is still standing in the United States.

Chomsky: Israel Committed ‘War Crimes’ In Gaza

"One child killed by Israel every hour!"
Noam Chomsky, the renowned Jewish American thinker, says Israel has committeda major war crime” as it continues to attack the besieged Gaza Strip.
Orwellian UK BANNED Press TV: Israel has been pressing ahead with heavy offensive on Gaza amid international condemnation to stop the bloody onslaught which has claimed the lives of at least 1,700 Palestinians. More than 9,000 people have also been injured since the beginning of the aggression nearly four weeks ago.
Chomsky told Press TV that Israel is much worse than the former apartheid regime in South Africa.

Gender Studies: How To Make A Video About Feminism

6oodfella: In today's lesson the girls learn how to use technology to spread their message.

Israel-Palestine: Is This A Debate? + Russell Brand/Sean Hannity: Round 2

"...a combination of speculation, conjecture and highly contextualised and selective information. That's not reality, it's piecing together a narrative that fits in with Fox's world view and his own bigoted world view. That's not reality, it's a tiny aperture threw which bigoted and particular information is glimpsed. That's sort of the opposite of all encompassing, wonderful, unknowable reality." Russell Brand