Archive for the ‘Humanity’ Category

Nicholas Kristof travels to Myanmar, where Muslims are confined to camps or within their own villages, deprived of jobs, schools and doctors. Why is the world silent?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_Muslims_in_Burma

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” You may have the bulldozers, planes and helicopters that smash houses to rubble, the commandos who descend from ropes on ships and kill unarmed civilians on the high seas as well as in Gaza, the vast power of the state behind you. We have only our hands and our hearts and our voices. But note this. Note this well. It is you who are afraid of us. We are not afraid of you. We will keep working and praying, keep protesting and denouncing, keep pushing up against your navy and your army, with nothing but our bodies, until we prove that the force of morality and justice is greater than hate and violence. And then, when there is freedom in Gaza, we will forgive … you. We will ask you to break bread with us. We will bless your children even if you did not find it in your heart to bless the children of those you occupied. And maybe it is this forgiveness, maybe it is the final, insurmountable power of love, which unsettles you the most.”
_ Chris Hedges

The tears of Gaza must be our tears

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Mads Fredrik Gilbert (born June 2, 1947, Porsgrunn) is a Norwegian doctor, solidarity worker and a member of the socialist party Red. He received his PhD at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. He is a specialist in anesthesiology and a leader of the emergency medicine department of University Hospital of North Norway, and has been adjunct professor (professor II) of emergency medicine at the University of Tromsø since 1995.

Gilbert has broad range international experiences, in particular from locations that merge medical and political issues. He has done volunteer work at a kibbutz. Later he became actively involved with solidarity work concerning Palestinians since the 1970s, he has served as a doctor during numerous periods in the Palestinian territories and Lebanon. His efforts have been central to the efforts that have led the city of Tromsø, since 2001 a twin town of Gaza, to claim to be the city that has sent more health workers to the Palestinian territories than any other in the world.

Source: Mads_Gilbert


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http://scgnews.com/the-gaza-bombardment-what-youre-not-being-told?utm_source=share-fb

 

The video of the song features images from Gaza and Palestine and it detonates the fact that Gaza is the world’s most humungous virtual prison.

This song is from the album “The wall” by Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters. He said that it most probably would be his last “I am not as young as I used to be”.

http://marwaarafa.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/we-shall-overcome-by-pink-floyds-roger-waters/

 

 

The enormous influence of Israel’s lobby in the US is hardly a secret – nor is it evidence of a conspiracy. There is nothing secret about it: the lobby openly seeks to influence the political class in Israel’s favor, and routinely intervenes in cases where the media is insufficiently sensitive to Israeli concerns. The resources at its disposal are substantial: major donors to the two political parties make no secret of the fact that a candidate’s stance on Israel is the standard by which all are to be judged.

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/07/10/pro-israel-media-bias-its-as-easy-as-abc/