NY Women Talk About Confronting Jeff Flake Before Pivotal Kavanaugh Hearing: Gothamist

Maria Gallagher and Ana Maria Archila were the two women who confronted Flake inside an elevator in the Capitol soon after he made his initial pro-Kavanaugh announcement. They refused to allow him to leave until they were done telling their stories of sexual abuse, channeling “a rising anger among many who feel that, too often, women’s voices are silenced and their pain ignored,” as the Times wrote. “On Monday, I stood in front of your office, I told the story of my sexual assault,” said Archila. “I told it because I recognized in Dr. Ford’s story that she is telling the truth. What you are doing is allowing someone who actually violated a woman to sit on the Supreme Court. This is not tolerable. You have children in your family. Think about them.” “Don’t look away from me,” added Gallagher, who is from Westchester. “Look at me and tell me that it doesn’t matter what happened to me, that you will let people like that go into the highest court of the land and tell everyone what they can do to their bodies.” You can see the whole encounter below.

Source: NY Women Talk About Confronting Jeff Flake Before Pivotal Kavanaugh Hearing: Gothamist

Mahmoud Abbas’s Historical Speech! Disgraceful as a norm!

As much as the word Historical could resemble some critical moment that could be recorded for history, Mahmoud Abbas’ speech gave a speech that was more of historical like him, something that has been repeatedly said and outdated.

History, however, will record a shocking moment that was witnessed by the international community, in a place that saw the recording of brutal Israeli violations since the creation of the united nations assembly.

It sounds as much as it feels pathetic to read and hear people who still follow Abbas’s troops of interest announcing that the speech was “moving,” “historical,” “explosive” a powerful!!! Can these people be serious?  What did they hear that was moving or historical or powerful?

The announcement of the failure of the talks with Hamas? The direct declaration of assault and threat to Hamas and Gaza?

This declaration of the official fragmentation fo a nation is a historic announcement to those who liked the speech?

Or is it the almost begging for negotiation with Israel that was moving?

Does he think that we believe a word of what is said about Jerusalem in his plea for a state?

Palestinians realize after 25 years of Oslo, that Abbas was the primary designer of its contexts, that the state of Abbas does not exceed his presidential block and the access to the money he and his flock pumped on behalf of people.

Today , we Palestinians know that Oslo marks the final phase of the Zionist project that was facilitated by the mandate period in preparation for the  Zionist state, and was finalized by liquifying the Palestinian cause into an authority that serves the security of Israel and facilitated the expansion of the settlement ,the Israelization of Jerusalem , the continuation of occupation in a permanent apparatus of oppression and control.

 

The Truth Escaped the Kavanaugh Hearing Undetected | La Prensa San Diego

If Dr. Ford, a credible, educated, articulate women couldn’t be taken seriously when detailing an assault she says she’s “100%” certain was perpetrated by a known assailant, then what hope do young boys, girls, teenagers, runaways, wives, husbands, actresses, and other victims have that their claims will be believed? Victims’ claims should be reviewed, investigated, and vetted to ensure proper due process is afforded to both the accuser and the accused. No one should fear either outright rejection or prejudiced prosecution. But, this week’s political theatre left both sides unsatisfied that the truth was pursued, that justice was served, or that victims will be better protected in the future. In the end, politics won the day. Lives were forever altered. And the truth escaped the light of day. It was another black eye for our society that seems to only move forward in fits and starts, and mostly by taking one step forward and two steps back. And it was another reminder that politics operate on another plane, are slow to change, and resistant to social pressure until voters demand change through elections. We will all have to wait to see if the November elections usher change in

Source: The Truth Escaped the Kavanaugh Hearing Undetected | La Prensa San Diego

Iran ridicules Israeli ′secret′ nuclear claims | News | DW | 28.09.2018

“No arts and craft show will ever obfuscate that Israel is only regime in our region with a *secret* and *undeclared* nuclear weapons program – including an *actual atomic arsenal,*” he tweeted. He appeared to be referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the UN General Assembly on Thursday when he displayed maps and photos of what he claimed was a secret nuclear weapons storage site in Tehran disguised as a rug-cleaning business. Netanyahu said that 15 kilograms of radioactive material had been relocated from the site to other parts of the capital in recent weeks and called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to investigate.

Source: Iran ridicules Israeli ′secret′ nuclear claims | News | DW | 28.09.2018

Barcelona researcher develops 3D printer that makes ‘steaks’

Barcelona is a world hub for research in haute cuisine and 3D printing. Now, a scientist named Giuseppe Scionti has brought both elements together by creating an alternative to meat that can be printed out. His “steaks” are made entirely of plant-based ingredients, and manage the difficult feat of imitating the texture of meat, if not quite the look.

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