“Of everything that stands, the end”…

Eye Will Not Cry

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Some things are,
beyond our control…

Scars are formed where,
once was a bloody hole…

And pain is injected,
deep within our souls…

Leaving us numb…
Wishing life had never begun…
And the Devil had won…

Taking over our actions…
Controlling our reactions…

To what gets said…
As twisted words embed…
And roll around in our head…

Forcing us to lash out…
Some days we scream and we shout…
Anger filled, yet laced with doubt…

What have we become…
Where is our youthful Sun…

That we gazed upon…
Whilst singing songs…

When innocent and young…
When life was fun…

Playing in the park…
Hide and seek after dark…
Embracing life’s spark…

Not knowing other ways…
Ignorant to darker days…

It seems so long ago…
From there to here, we know…

So much more…
We opened the door…

And it will never close…
This path we chose…
Our souls we…

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World Bank: Cuba Has the Best Education System in Latin America and the Caribbean

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According to the international organization, Cuba is the only country in Latin America and the Caribbean to have a high quality education system. Here are excerpts from the article by Salim Lamrani, a lecturer at the University of La Réunion, and a journalist specializing in relations between Cuba and the United States. [Article translated from the French by Larry R. Oberg.] Lamrani is author of The Economic War against Cuba (2013).

The World Bank recently published a revealing report on the status of education in Latin America and the Caribbean. Entitled Great Teachers: How to Raise Student Learning in Latin America and the Caribbean, the study focuses on the continent’s public education systems and the major challenges they face. [1]

In Latin America, kindergarten, primary and secondary teachers constitute, in human terms, a resource of 7 million people, or 4 percent of the region’s workforce and more than 20…

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THE BRAVE MAN PUTS DOWN HIS SWORD

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       Anger eats at his heart, hurt devours this mans loving soul,

He fights within himself as he seeks the peace of restful sleep.

Listen to this man as he asks to be heard among the screaming noise,

 A battle rages between pain and the happiness so desired for so long.

 What does a man see when hate and mistrust rule his hopes and dreams,

 He seeks to walk out from the darkness and let the fight die with yesterday.

        The brave man awakes to his morning and breathes the hopeful day,

             With his hand he takes from his belt the sorrow, let it go away.

         The brave man puts down his sword fore there exists another way,

  The battle needs not to be won, the war…

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Getting It Wrong On Rape Or No Sperm, No Rape, Or Why a Two-Year-Old Girl Does Not Need to be Taught Modesty

Feminist Conversations on Caribbean Life

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After an Indigenous Guyanese woman reported that she was drugged and gang-raped at the hotel where she worked and police had no intention of investigating the rape, women took to the streets in protest and solidarity.

One local newspaper alleges that police are not investigating the rape because the woman admitted to “drinking Red Bull and Hennessey”. It also quoted a police offical as saying, “The woman never said she was raped; she said she had sex with some boyfriend or something like that, and that when he left the room another man come in and he like assault her, bite she up on her body.”

In another case, the family of a partially paralysed woman who was raped in her home have indicated that even though she was taken to the hospital she was neither examined nor treated for sexual assault:

The relatives added that when they checked with…

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 40 ( Sept 29 – Oct 5)

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Eid in prison

( Images of detained activists spread in Cairo during Eid, via twitter)

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

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Forbes trying to out Fox Fox with fear-mongering? How To Stop Ebola: Ban Air Travel From Liberia, Sierra Leone, And Guinea

{So, the next fear-mongering line will be: blockade the three stricken countries – let no one in or out and let them die or survive on their own!}

So much as I hate to admit it, Bobby Jindal is right: we need a travel ban if we want to keep the Ebola virus out of the U.S.

via How To Stop Ebola: Ban Air Travel From Liberia, Sierra Leone, And Guinea.

So, I step across the border, buy a passport from another nation and take my vacation to Miami or Dallas/Ft. Worth…

Help then improve screening there and help to end outbreak – better than trying to erect a false border in our mind.