Jerry Emmett, 102, was just six years old when women were given the right to vote. She said that was very much on her mind when she helped cast a ballot to nominate Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday. Emmett, the honorary chairwoman of the Arizona Democratic delegation, said despite her flagging energy levels, she was thrilled to be at the convention
The Indian writer Arundhati Roy argues that his country is in denial about the Kashmiri people’s freedom—its azadi.While we denounce—as we must—the gunning down of unarmed protesters by the security forces, the attacks on ambulances and hospitals by policemen, and the blinding of teenagers with pellet guns, we have to keep in mind that the real debate cannot only be about the violation of human rights by Indian security forces in the Kashmir valley. Egregious though they are, those violations are the consequence—the inevitable and unavoidable consequence—of the militaristic suppression of a people’s struggle for freedom. Kashmiris are not fighting for the establishment of the rule of law or an end to human rights violations. They are fighting for azadi. For this, they are prepared to face down bullets with stones. For this, they are prepared to die in numbers.
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Wednesday dawn have demolished a home in Surif town north of Hebron with a Palestinian man in it amid intense clashes that lasted for hours.The Israeli army said that the man who was killed is a Palestinian resistance fighter named Mohammed Al-Faqih, whose body was pulled out of the ruins of his home.Eyewitnesses said that Israeli Forces were calling on Al-Faqih to surrender before they fired 11 anti-tank missiles on the house and demolitshing it.Israeli authorities claim that Mohammed is responsible for the shooting near Otniel illegal settlement which left one rabbi dead and three others injured earlier this month.
The worst part isn’t the abusive contract or the job insecurity. The worst part is that they make us wear this uniform.
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The candidate and several of his top advisers have business connections to Russia. Campaign chairman Paul Manafort has made millions of dollars in business deals with pro-Russia oligarchs as well as advised the Putin-aligned president of Ukraine whose 2014 ouster triggered Russia’s intervention there.