Category Archives: human rights

Brown Shirts and Jack Boots for Profiling Police! Government adviser’s warning over spot checks for illegal immigrants | UK news | The Observer

The dispute over the Home Office’s controversial spot-check searches for illegal immigrants has escalated, as one of the government’s own migration advisers warned that Britain should not adopt the draconian tactics of countries such as Singapore in dealing with the issue.

Last week Home Office officials, accompanied by police officers wearing stab vests, conducted a series of checks, mainly at railway stations, as they sought to find immigrants illegally living in the country. It followed the rollout of a number of vans displaying signs encouraging illegal immigrants to “go home” in a pilot that has been widely criticised as heavy-handed.

via Government adviser’s warning over spot checks for illegal immigrants | UK news | The Observer.

Immigration Talk with a Mexican American: Republican George Will Says Detroit Go Bankrupt! It’s Your Fault! & Begins the Republican War on Minorities!

Let Detroit Go Bankrupt, but only the Black inner city, not the rich, white suburbs. The lines were drawn by Republican Governor Rick Snyder’s appointed Emergency City Financial Manager. The lines were carefully drawn, creating an island, similar to the island drawn by the broken levies around New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.

The people of inner-city Detroit are crying, reaching out for help. Retirees who were the Brave Firefighters, Police and Teachers — are having their pensions ripped away with Hurricane-like forces, and we see these retirees pleading with their Republican Governor, begging him NOT to steal their promised pensions.

Yet, Republicans across America are patting Governor Snyder on the back and urging him to say NO. Don’t help Detroit. NO. Rip away their Pensions. Let them Suffer. Let them starve! It’s their own DAMN fault. They are greedy. They were in Unions. They voted for the wrong city leaders. Cut them off. That’s what they get. That’s what they deserve.

via Immigration Talk with a Mexican American: Republican George Will Says Detroit Go Bankrupt! It’s Your Fault! & Begins the Republican War on Minorities!.

Children Used on the Front-line of Islamist Demonstrations | Egyptian Streets شوارع مصر

Shocking footage has emerged of Egyptian children being dressed in white ‘death shrouds’ in preparation for their ‘martyrdom’ by pro-Morsi families in a large demonstration at Rabaa al-Adaweya.

The children were heard chanting pre-rehearsed lines and were seen carrying posters that say “I am ready to die!” during a short march.

via Children Used on the Front-line of Islamist Demonstrations | Egyptian Streets شوارع مصر.

More Cases Added to Cyclospora Outbreak: 321 Ill in 15 States | Food Safety News

Real mystery? Why source has not been identified yet and is anyone covering something up?

The ongoing multistage outbreak of cyclosporiasis, caused by the cyclospora parasite, has risen significantly to 321 cases in 15 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

According to the latest update, cases have been reported in Iowa, Texas, Florida, New York City, Wisconsin, Georgia, Missouri, Arkansas, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Ohio. Illinois and Kansas have also notified CDC of one case each that may have been acquired out of state but in the United States.

CDC said At least 18 persons reportedly have been hospitalized in three states.

“No food items have been implicated to date, but public health authorities are pursuing all leads,” read the update. “Previous outbreak investigations have implicated various types of fresh produce.”

via More Cases Added to Cyclospora Outbreak: 321 Ill in 15 States | Food Safety News.

Ukrainian Museum Director Destroys Critical Painting Ahead Of President’s Visit

Ukrainian Museum Director Destroys Critical Painting Ahead Of President’s Visit.

Natalia Zabolotna’s primary job as director of the Mystetskyi Arsenal art museum in Kyiv was to oversee the pieces under her roof.

But on July 25, the night before a visit by President Viktor Yanukovych and the opening of an exhibit meant to celebrate Ukrainian heritage, she took a can of black paint and doused a piece that she deemed “immoral.”

A day later, the destruction of artist Volodymyr Kuznetsov’s “Koliivschina: Judgment Day” has prompted the resignation of the museum’s deputy, helped fuel a street protest, and triggered alarm within the country’s artistic community.

Immigration Talk with a Mexican American: Tea Party Republican Steve King Says Dreamers Are Drug Dealers!

Racist jerk of the decade? Yep!

Tea Party Republican Steve King makes no secret about his hatred towards “Illeeegals.” He also HATES Dreamers.

Last week, King claimed that the majority of Dreamers — are actively engaged in the drug trade.

“For everyone who’s a valedictorian,” King claimed, “there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert. Those people would be legalized with the same act.”

via Immigration Talk with a Mexican American: Tea Party Republican Steve King Says Dreamers Are Drug Dealers!.

Saudi Activist Denied the Right to Leave Saudi Arabia · Global Voices

Saudi activist and journalist Iman AlQahtani was denied the right to leave Saudi Arabia. She announced that in a tweet late last night, after being prevented from traveling to Turkey.

Al-Qahtani is an outspoken human rights activist and journalist. She has drawn the state’s attention after expressing her strong support for Abdullah al-Hamid, Mohammad al-Qahtani and their organization The Association for Civil and Political Rights, during their trial for “breaking allegiance to the ruler and his successor” and “trying to impede the country’s developments”. Earlier this year, they had been sentenced to 11 and 10 years in prison respectively.

via Saudi Activist Denied the Right to Leave Saudi Arabia · Global Voices.