Police release transcripts of interviews with officers in Charleena Lyles shooting | No attempt to stop her – just rely on “accepted” excuse – “feared for my life” and shoot to kill.

McNew told investigators Lyles had him trapped in the kitchen and was closing the distance between them. “And at that point, fearing for what was about to happen, what she would do to me, um, being stuck in that spot, I fired my handgun,”

Source: Police release transcripts of interviews with officers in Charleena Lyles shooting | US news | The Guardian

Kashmir: School students, women take up rocks, sticks against Indian forces – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

India and Pakistan continue to clash over disputed Kashmir, and the volatile Himalayan region has experienced an armed insurgency for more than two decades.Many Kashmiris are now fed up with both Islamabad and New Delhi.The inability of Indian authorities to rein in the separatist movement has led many Kashmir analysts to suggest that India is losing grip on the situation.

Source: Kashmir: School students, women take up rocks, sticks against Indian forces – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

In a Guardian Story About an Environmental Conflict in Kenya, the White Saviour Rides Again – Intercontinental Cry

Climate change is leading to more frequent and more punishing droughts. Add the mix of demographic pressures and politics is an explosive one. But we have to tell the story right. Framing the conflict as between a noble conservation queen and a savage mob of impoverished locals is not only irresponsible and cruel. It is also simply not the truth.

Source: In a Guardian Story About an Environmental Conflict in Kenya, the White Saviour Rides Again – Intercontinental Cry

Cecile Richards on Planned Parenthood, the Resistance, and Galvanizing the Next Generation of Activists – Vogue

Cecile Richards strides into the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, student union in a hot-pink dress and a black cardigan. As she walks past me I notice that her toenails are also pink—a color that precisely matches the “I stand with Planned Parenthood” pins and signs and T-shirts that are all around the room. She is uncharacteristically late this morning, and before she arrived I was a little worried: There was only a smattering of local media, and the energy was muted. But as soon as she walked in, the air crackled—as if, in her presence, every atom gained an electron. There is just something about Richards—her height and carriage, her husky voice, that startlingly blonde boy-cut—that makes you sit up and pay attention.

Source: Cecile Richards on Planned Parenthood, the Resistance, and Galvanizing the Next Generation of Activists – Vogue

Black St Louis police officer shot by white colleague ‘fearing for his safety’ 

The off-duty officer heard the commotion from his home nearby and rushed to the scene with his department-issued weapon. Two officers ordered the off-duty officer to the ground, but then recognized him and told him to stand up and walk toward them.As he was doing so, another officer arrived and “apparently not recognizing” him, shot the off-duty officer, police said.The officer who shot the off-duty officer is 36 years old and has been with the department more than eight years.

Source: Black St Louis police officer shot by white colleague ‘fearing for his safety’ | US news | The Guardian

Lawyer who says Palestinians don’t exist sues San Francisco university 

Last year, the group’s director, Brooke Goldstein, was filmed asking Israel lobby leaders in New York, “Why are we using the word Palestinian?”“There’s no such thing as a Palestinian person,” Goldstein asserted:

Source: Lawyer who says Palestinians don’t exist sues San Francisco university | The Electronic Intifada

Pro-Israel group NGO Monitor teams up with Europe’s far-right | The Electronic Intifada

Displaying enormous hypocrisy, NGO Monitor appears happy to ally itself with actual peddlers of bigotry. Next week, it will jointly host an event in the European Parliament chaired by a representative of the far-right Danish People’s Party.Anders Vistisen, the politician in question, would be a suitable candidate to run Donald Trump’s Nordic fan club – if such a thing exists. In some respects, Vistisen has acted as a vanguard for the politics of division that the US president espouses.Trump made his infamous call for a Muslim entry ban in December 2015. Vistisen urged similar measures in Denmark almost two years before then.More recently, Vistisen has advocated that a barbed-wire fence should be erected on Denmark’s border with Germany in order to keep refugees out. He also favors the Australian model of detaining refugees in large camps.

Source: Pro-Israel group NGO Monitor teams up with Europe’s far-right | The Electronic Intifada

Video: Police Break Up Rock Concert On Orchard Street, Arresting Two: Gothamist – act like thugs because they can get away with it!

“As soon as the cops pulled up the leaders of the event grabbed the permits,” he said. “They [the police] forced us to stop playing and grabbed our drummer by the shirt and dragged him through the crowd.”“We had the proper permits,” The Cast Owner Chuck Gaurino told Bowerie Boogie. “Taped to all the amps like we always do. In the years past, the cops would roll up to check to see if we have our permits, we show them, they say ok keep it cool, and they go on their way. It was an insane act of excessive force to say the least.”

Source: Video: Police Break Up Rock Concert On Orchard Street, Arresting Two: Gothamist

Evolution theory to be scrapped from Turkish schoolbooks | News | DW | 23.06.2017 – dumber youth to assure idiots rule the country!

A chapter entitled “Beginning of Life and Evolution” will be deleted from the standard biology textbooks used in high schools in Turkey, with the explanation that the “controversial” material was difficult to understand for average students, education authorities have said.”We are aware that if our students don’t have the background to comprehend the premises and hypotheses, or if they don’t have the knowledge and scientific framework, they will not be able to understand some controversial issues, so we have left out some of them,” Alparslan Durmus, head of the national education board, said.The material will remain available only to students who are on the path to go on to university, aged 18 or 19, he added. The changes are part of a new curriculum that will go into effect at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year, which was formulated in accordance with “Turkish values,” Durmus said.From embracing religious headscarves at some schools to shifting curricula, school education in Turkey has grown increasingly religious under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP). The issue of teaching evolution has been fought over for years.

Source: Evolution theory to be scrapped from Turkish schoolbooks | News | DW | 23.06.2017

فيروز …لمين

nadiaharhash

فيروز لمين

من الصعب الكتابة عندما يتعلق الامر بفيروز . فتاريخها يتم كتابته باستمرار ، وصوتها لا يزال يدلي بشهادته لذلك التاريخ العتيد .

فلا يهم ما يخرج من فاه الفيروز من كلمات ، ولو كانت بضعها، بسؤال لمين، الك او الي او مش لشي او لا اي شي . فالمهم ان فيروز هي التي تقول هذه الكلمات وبصوتها الفيروزي الذي لا يزال يغرد بنفس الانسياب وكأنه قطرات غيث لا تكف عن ري الارض العطشى لغيث يرويها لا يغرقها .

اذكر قبل ما يقارب على الثلاث عقود عندما عادت فيروز بعد غياب بكيفك انت ، والتي كانت كالثورة في عالم الطرب الذي لطالما سمعناه او تعودنا عليه من فيروز. وكأنها تركت درب موليها ومشت في درب ابنها واثقة انه المستقبل ، والمستقبل يحمل ما لم يعد هناك في زمن سابق والفن جزء منه. كانت اشبه بثورة فيروز نفسها على تاريخها .

وعلى الرغم من الانتقادات ، بقيت كيفك انت واستطاعت…

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