“I don’t think we can take away anything from this decision not to indict other than that it is now officially open season on black folks when it comes to police violence,” Warren says. via Watch: Legal expert decries handling of Wilson grand jury | rabble.ca. Coinciding with Israel declaring itself a “Jewish State” now […]
Wilson’s guilt or innocence was always somewhat secondary to the larger issue: namely, the issue of this gigantic national inkblot staring us in the face, and what we see when we look at it—and more to the point, why? via Most White People in America Are Completely Oblivious | Alternet.
Yet for all that we have allowed our politics to be overrun by this culture of dishonesty, we show no such tolerance of it in other fields. The Supreme Court of Canada has just handed down a ruling expanding upon the common law obligations of businesses to deal in “good faith” with their customers — […]
Saudis have reacted strongly on social media, saying the signs were degrading to women and a step backwards. A spokesperson for NSHR, Khalid Al Fakhri, said the restaurants cannot require single women to bring male guardians. One more example of Arab misogyny! via Some Saudi restaurants to ban single women – Culture & Society – […]
These groups are: Aboriginal peoples; Visible minorities; GBLT; Disability community; People living in poverty; rural communities; seniors; youth; immigrants; Francophones and Women. via Learning Through Difference.
After deceiving the Russians by assuring them we wanted Security Council support for the use of air power simply to prevent a massacre in Benghazi, we bombed for half a year, and brought down Gadhafi. Now we have on the south shore of the Mediterranean a huge failed state and strategic base camp for Islamists […]
Chris Hedges talks in anticipation of protests in Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the case of Darren Wilson, who shot and killed an unarmed teenager Mike Brown, this summer. With 4 min video via Chris Hedges: No Ramifications For Police Who Murder + No Indictment For #Ferguson Cop Who Killed Michael Brown | […]
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The reality is that Israel is our biggest frenemy. For decades the Israelis have lived off our largesse without having to offer anything of value in return – unless Israeli interference in American politics is considered of value. We’ve handed them over $3 billion a year in tribute, stood by while they subjected their Palestinian […]
This is besides being socially marginalized and absent from the three branches of authority in the country: regulatory or legislative, executive and judicial. Yemen was placed at the very bottom on gender equality according to The Global Gender Gap Report 2013 of World Economic Forum. via What should women hope for in Yemen? – Your […]