Monthly Archives: December 2017

Why Ahed won’t get the Nobel Peace Prize like Malala..!!

Why Ahed won’t get the Nobel Peace Prize like Malala..!!

The gruesome images of the arrest of young Palestinian children by Israeli forces have been with us for years which increased since the first intifada of 1987. However, the arrest of the 16-year-old Palestinian, Ahed Tamimi was a reckoning symbol of Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation and the harsh treatment of the Palestinians. The image of her arrest, a young brave child, surrounded by the scorch of Israeli soldiers with full gears, looks like a seen from the force of evil and good epic movie. He arrest video went viral on social media and got lots of attentions in the Arab world, however it didn’t get as much attention here in the western media and  Trumpland America was busy with holidays shopping
Ahed, was protesting the shooting, in the head, of her 14 year old cousin by Israeli soldiers in a raid on their home, which ended up with her mother and cousin being arrested. The overwhelming force that Israeli soldiers use to humiliate Palestine children has been documented by UN and human rights organizations, but has never got the attention that the young Pakistani Malala got.

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Strongmen and the fate of the American Spring

 

Following the fall of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and his serial sexual assaults, the tsunami of sexual harassment and assault allegations has become a fixed segment on the daily evening news. Like the Arab Spring, every day seems to bring the fresh fall of a powerful man in virtually every industry and sector of society who have been abusing their power over women by harassing them sexually with impunity.

The Arab Spring brought down five Arab ‘strongmen’, dictators who had abused their political power for a long time. The ‘American Spring’ brought down more strongmen, and is still in its first year, the latest being the fall of Senator Al Franken, who as any dictator reluctantly resigned with a great deal of blame.

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President Trump, Anti-Muslim Videos and the danger of Fake Threat!

 

WASHINGTON — President Trump touched off another racially charged furor on Wednesday by sharing videos from a fringe British ultranationalist group purportedly showing Muslims committing acts of violence, a move that was swiftly condemned by Britain’s prime minister as well as politicians across the spectrum.

The videos Mr. Trump retweeted were titled: “Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!” “Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!” and “Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!” But the assailant in one of them was not a “Muslim migrant” and the other two showed four-year-old events with no explanation.

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Sexual Assault: Patriarchy, Racism, and Power, Karen Monahan, a #MeToo survival speaks out!

 

 

 

IN THE WAKE of the exposure of Miramax founder Harvey Weinstein’s serial sexual predations, every day seems to bring fresh evidence that men in virtually every industry and sector of society have abused their power over women by harassing them sexually with impunity. With a new awareness, the public is now re-examining cases like that of Juanita Broaddrick, who accused Bill Clinton of having raped her in a hotel room in 1978, when he was Arkansas’s attorney general — and Anita Hill, Today, men are finally facing accountability for these abuses — but the long history of harassment and cover-ups has taken a huge toll on women that will not be simple to reverse. ” The Intercept

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