We Will Not Turn the Clock Back On Roe v Wade — Rcooley123’s Blog

Originally posted on Envisioning The American Dream: Many women went to sleep last night in America only to wake up to find out they are living in Gilead. I came late to the game watching Handmaid’s Tale, having only recently begun binging it. A totalitarian society that strips away a woman’s physical autonomy and reproductive…

We Will Not Turn the Clock Back On Roe v Wade — Rcooley123’s Blog

Donald Trump endorses incumbent congressman opposed by Republican Jews – The Jerusalem Post

The RJC also backed Massie’s primary opponent in 2020 because the congressman was all that stood between the government and a $2 trillion coronavirus pandemic stimulus package. It went through eventually, but Trump, who was president at the time, then called Massie a “third-rate grandstander.”

The RJC already had its sights set on Massie: He had opposed funding for Holocaust education and a resolution that condemned Israel boycotters. More recently, he was the only Republican who opposed $1 billion in additional funding to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system after it was depleted in the Gaza conflict a year ago. Massie is a libertarian and cites his opposition to government overreach in all of these votes.

Source: Donald Trump endorses incumbent congressman opposed by Republican Jews – The Jerusalem Post

Abortion: My Story + Podcast 32

Happiness Between Tails by da-AL

This post's title over photo of da-AL wearing hooded red cape in the style of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.


Click H-E-R-E for my podcast page at AnchorFM. This week’s show is the audio version of the post below.

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Roe v Wade is the 1973 landmark United States Supreme Court decision that ensures all women have the right to obtain legal and safe abortions. Tragically, it’s on the verge of becoming history.

When I first published “My Abortion Story,” Roe v Wade was already under siege. Mobilized right wing groups do whatever they can, sometimes violently, to make it hard for doctors to work and clinics to exist. They murder physicians, set up…

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Google Translate adds 24 new languages – BBC News

The new languages range from Bhojpuri, which is spoken by as many as 50 million people in northern India, Nepal and Fiji, to Dhiveri with its estimated 300,000 speakers in the Maldives.

The move now brings to 133 the total number of languages available on Google Translate.


Source: Google Translate adds 24 new languages – BBC News

(1) U.S. schools bring back mask mandates amid rising COVID-19 cases – National | Globalnews.ca

U.S. COVID-19 cases are up, leading a smattering of school districts, particularly in the Northeast, to bring back mask mandates and recommendations for the first time since the Omicron winter surge ended and as the country approaches 1 million deaths in the pandemic.

The return of masking in schools is not nearly as widespread as earlier in the pandemic, particularly as the public’s worries over the virus have ebbed. But districts in Maine, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have brought masks back, with a few in Massachusetts also recommending them even as the school year enters its final weeks.

Source: (1) U.S. schools bring back mask mandates amid rising COVID-19 cases – National | Globalnews.ca

More than a million Ukrainians reported to have been deported to Russia

Ukraine’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Liudmyla Denisova reported on 9 May that almost 1.2 million Ukrainians have been taken to the Russian Federation, with this figure including 200 thousand children.  While the Russians claim that they are ‘evacuating’ people, many are believed to have been taken against their will or through deceit, and often transported to the most inhospitable parts of the Russian Federation.

In her press briefing, Denisova spoke of the methods of so-called ‘filtration’ used by the Russian invading forces.  As reported earlier, these include forcing people to take off their clothes to check tattoos for ‘suspicious’ pro-Ukrainian content and scrutinizing contacts and content of mobile telephones.  All are automatically asked about their opinion of the so-called ‘special military operation’, as Russia describes its total invasion of Ukraine.

Those who ‘fail’ such filtration, being considered ‘suspect’ by the Russia’s FSB [security service] for their pro-Ukrainian views, contacts, etc., are sent to Donetsk or Dokuchaevsk on the territory of the Russian proxy ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR].  While Denisova says that no exact figures are known, she does speak of some 20 thousand people held in various camps.

Source: More than a million Ukrainians reported to have been deported to Russia

Estoy acostumbrado

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga


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Estoy acostumbrado a las letras antiguas, a los documentos que huelen a polvo, a los papeles heridos por la polilla y dañados por la humedad. Conozco la experiencia de palpar los retratos de antaño, las fotografías cepia, apenas visibles, de personajes del ayer, como si tuviera la facilidad de interpretar sus silencios, descifrar sus rasgos y escuchar sus lenguajes. Sé lo que significa quedar rezagado en los sueños nocturnos, en calles y en vecindarios donde la gente duerme ajena a los trasnochados que nos empeñamos en realizar tareas, mientras escudriño innumerables páginas de la historia. Reconozco el papel maquillado y perfumado por los años, con olor a ancianidad y a tinta, En otros tiempos -estaciones de la vida, al fin-, he andado en ruinas, en las entrañas de la tierra, en cementerios, entre piedas yertas y lápidas con epitafios…

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Do Better Wednesdays, Walking Prompt

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

  This prompt comes from chapter 7: 

A “one walk away from…” sharing contest,
with the modest goal of getting one share per month in the first year, could have people recount their goals and what they felt as they reached the milestone of just one walk away from
completing that goal.


Click here to read, if you like:

B5,Hakan: Muhafiz/The Protector, orLupinReviews

Holistic High School Lessons,

orLong Range Nonfiction, or Historical Fiction

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