Video: Joan Baez Releases ‘Nasty Man,’ Her Song About Trump: SFist

Famed folk singer and Woodside resident Joan Baez has written a new protest song, this one about President Trump, and it’s titled “Nasty Man.” At 76, her voice may be a little deeper than it once was, but her song styling is much the same as it was in the Vietnam War era as she sings of “a man gone wrong while building up his evil empire.”

Source: Video: Joan Baez Releases ‘Nasty Man,’ Her Song About Trump: SFist

Germany′s right-wing AfD is ′guarantor of Jewish life,′ Petry says | News | DW.COM | 06.04.2017

‘Racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic’The ex-president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Charlotte Knobloch, reacted strongly, saying that the AfD stands for “openly and inconspicuously expressed racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic statements, falsification of history, relativization or even denial of the Holocaust, as well as open closeness to the neo-Nazi scene.”The party distances itself, “if at all, half-heartedly and without lasting consequences from these phenomena and people standing in their ranks and top positions,” Knobloch said.

Source: Germany′s right-wing AfD is ′guarantor of Jewish life,′ Petry says | News | DW.COM | 06.04.2017

VP Pence’s No-Lady-Company Policy Is Not About Respecting His Wife | Dame Magazine

Horn-doggery and separatist prudery are just two sides of the same woman-hating coin. Neither man perceives women as human beings equal to men, they just express their limitations differently. Let’s call them the Goofus and Gallant of misogyny.Because of the feminist movement, we all know that sexual assault is wrong and reflects a hatred of women. But there’s still an unearned amount of respect for the flip side—the cautious avoidance of women, the kind of misogyny that seeks to protect, to put on a pedestal, anywhere but on equal footing. We are sacred or we are profane; we are not commonly understood by people like this to be human in the same way that men are human.Pence’s fear of women, or fear of his sexual impulses when confronted by a woman when he doesn’t have his prayer warrior on hand, isn’t uncommon in conservative Christian circles. I saw a lot of tweets and articles defending his “rule,” including at least two completely inane articles on The Federalist website, which not only defended Pence as a good husband, but also mocked the very idea of friendship between men and women.To put it simply, this is bullshit.

Source: VP Pence’s No-Lady-Company Policy Is Not About Respecting His Wife | Dame Magazine

The shameless face of Israel

EXCUSE ME, the mass killings in the massacres of Gaza, where were you then?
The destruction that Israel caused to Gaza three years ago is still unmendable. The poisoned gas from phosphorous to God know what in chemicals. The chemical wastes Israel throws in Palestinian territories. The hundreds and thousands of injured people left disabled forever. The tens of thousands of families left under no roof for the last three years now. The thousands of murdered people who left behind loved one bereaved. Why were you silent then?
The words fail me …
It is such a shameless state of people …as well

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The shameless face of Israel… The case of Syria
Netanyahu started the day with a nice, compassionate tweet. The man cannot sleep at night from the injustice and the massacres in Syria. He felt angry on and worried from using chemical weapons on innocent citizens. I was thinking …. how disgusting this man is, and I just cannot imagine how he seriously has guts to say this. But at the end, Netanyahu is the master of hypocrisy, a killer and an arrogant tyrant.
Later ,
I was scrolling through articles, and my eyes spotted a title in Haaretz under “ Israel’s historic duty to act on Syria.” I felt like, well, Israel is caring. Human rights and people make a lot of value.
The subtitle was inspiring I would say: “ the same world that ignored the Holocaust and the slaughter in Rwanda has abandoned the murdered victims in Syria…

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“True this!” Trump’s change of heart on Syria isn’t reassuring, it’s profoundly disturbing | David Shariatmadari | Opinion | The Guardian – #LoserTrump-#TraitorTrump is just about the tweet, the sale and looking good for the minute of the next thing

All this may just be routine strategic ambiguity. But, as ever with the Trump administration, we are in uncharted territory. No one quite knows whether Haley et al are speaking from a Trump-approved hymn-sheet, or concerned with protecting their own reputations in an administration not exactly known for its message discipline. No one quite knows whether Haley’s statement, only last week, that “Our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out,” will stand or be overturned. Since the latter would represent a 180-degree turn, however, it’s worth considering in more detail.AdvertisementThose celebrating the possibility of a shift should ask how it may have come about. If there’s one thing we do know, it’s that Trump wants us to see that he cares. This is a president who is obsessed with how he is perceived, griping about unflattering photos and the size of the crowd at his inauguration.It’s not even clear that he has any ideological aims, other than to win, and to be liked. He has, after all, donated to both Republicans and Democrats. He supported the Iraq war, then didn’t, then claimed that he never had.

Source: Trump’s change of heart on Syria isn’t reassuring, it’s profoundly disturbing | David Shariatmadari | Opinion | The Guardian

Dance #uganda #atozchallenge

poetry penned in moon dust

Orphan’s voices lift to the stars

can’t keep feet from moving

notes merge harmonious

large is the circle of our song

mimicking children’s motions

I don’t want the song to end

laughter young and old

fills the skies

tired we sit on mats

our hearts still singing

as we do crafts

 Jesus is smiling

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color butterfly

children want to dance in the sky

coffee filter art

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The video sharing the beauty of the Acholi culture.

 I know that these children at Mercy Home have come from hard and lonely places. We are greeted each day with smiles of  love and welcome and we end the day Dancing!

Enjoy the A to Z challenge this month!

Im also tagging on to Poets United prompt April. Spring and April give cause to dance with the blossoms.

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