Category Archives: Rock on-Peace Out

Opinion: 80 years after World War II, we must fight for an open Europe | Opinion | DW | 31.08.2019 – Trump, Boris and Putin want to create new divided and unsafe Europe ready for Nazi takeover!

80 years after the outbreak of World War II, apprehensive faces abound, predominantly among the older generations. Nationalism is back, and the masses are once again being stirred up against people who come from other countries, or those who look and act differently. The White House is occupied by a populist, while another governs in London. Level-headed politicians, meanwhile, are still fighting for the EU peace project, though few among them have the courage to point out the importance of one of the pillars of the EU: the creation of a Europe without borders, a Europe that unites. And unless a miracle happens, the younger generation will soon realize what it means when a country like the United Kingdom begins putting up new barriers.

Source: Opinion: 80 years after World War II, we must fight for an open Europe | Opinion | DW | 31.08.2019

The Misconception about Baby Boomers and the Sixties | The New Yorker

Louis Menand writes about a cultural misperception about baby boomers and their role in the social and cultural events of the nineteen-sixties.

Source: The Misconception about Baby Boomers and the Sixties | The New Yorker

No point here – move along. Boomers accepted and made the ideas, music, culture and art created by those ten years ahead of them the 60’s. Without acceptance and consumption by the boomers, the 60’s would have been the 50s redux. History is not defined by historians. They only see what they think others should see.

A$AP Rocky found guilty of assault over Stockholm brawl | Music | The Guardian

The court rejected the claim of self-defence in its ruling, finding that the three men “assaulted the victim by hitting and kicking him as he lay on the ground” and that Mayers, 30, “also threw the victim to the ground and stepped on his arm”. It said they were “not in a situation where they were entitled to self-defence”, ordered them to pay Jafari 12,500 kronor (£1,000) in damages and handed down conditional sentences, meaning they face no prison sentence in Sweden unless they commit a similar offence in the country again.

Source: A$AP Rocky found guilty of assault over Stockholm brawl | Music | The Guardian

“Trump the Accomplice”: El Paso Residents Blame the President for a Hate-Fuelled Mass Shooting | The New Yorker

Charles Bethea reports from a march in El Paso, Texas, on Sunday, protesting gun policy and Donald Trump’s rhetoric and featuring a speech by Beto O’Rourke, after a mass shooting there and in Dayton, Ohio.

Source: “Trump the Accomplice”: El Paso Residents Blame the President for a Hate-Fuelled Mass Shooting | The New Yorker

A Mexican-American Pediatrician Describes Treating El Paso’s Shooting Victims | The New Yorker

Charles Bethea speaks with Jorge Sainz about Sainz’s experience offering emergency-care help at an El Paso, Texas, hospital that took in victims from a mass shooting there on Saturday.

Source: A Mexican-American Pediatrician Describes Treating El Paso’s Shooting Victims | The New Yorker

Opinion | Kirsten Gillibrand Is Right: Racism Is About White People – The New York Times

white women in the suburbs that voted for Trump and explain to them what white privilege actually is.” “When their son is walking down the street with a bag of M&Ms in his pocket, wearing a hoodie, his whiteness is what protects him” from being shot, she said, invoking Trayvon Martin. “When their child has a car that breaks down and he knocks on someone’s door for help and the door opens and the help is given, it’s his whiteness that protects him from being shot.” She also made clear that it is not the sole responsibility of candidates of color to talk about racism.

Joe Biden Op-Ed Referenced by Kirsten Gillibrand During Debate: Read

On Wednesday night, Kirsten Gillibrand got into it with Joe Biden, whose decades-long record is basically a menu of terrible shit that is very worth getting into it over. The topic was Biden’s lone opposition to expanding a childcare tax credit while in the Senate in 1981, and a companion op-ed he wrote that argued day care centers and nursing homes were somehow emblematic of people’s “desire to avoid individual responsibility.”

Source: Joe Biden Op-Ed Referenced by Kirsten Gillibrand During Debate: Read