We humans are the plague of the earth, I fear.
March 21, 2013 2 Comments
The people judged me
Without knowing me
Laughed at my cries
Without feeling me
They chose my way
Threw their beliefs in my mind
Shut my mouth
Called me a Muslim girl
They left me behind in a world of pain
Without a door
Acted like strangers
Pretended they’d never seen me
Who cares… who was I?
Who knows… who am I?
I listened to my heartbeat
Felt a strong power within
And found myself
The state-owned Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) has repeatedly censored its FM retransmission of the BBC’s Tamil-language broadcasts since 16 March, a day after the start of the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council’s latest session, which has been looking at the issue of war crimes in Sri Lanka.
“The replacement of the BBC’s coverage of the Human Rights Council’s activities by completely unrelated programming is a direct violation of the Tamil population’s right to information,” Reporters Without Borders and its partner organization, Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS), said.
“Those responsible for this censorship are also directly undermining the national reconciliation process, which has already been weakened by arbitrary control of news and information and by violence targeting journalists who try to cover this process.
What can the government be thinking? Just nuts to enrage people in this way!
Dozens of Israeli Jews on Wednesday entered the courtyards of al-Aqsa Mosque under heavy protection of Israeli forces which prevented Palestinian worshipers from accessing the mosque for prayer.
Police also denied Knesset member Moshe Feiglin access to the compound. Feiglin on Tuesday called upon Israelis to head to the al-Aqsa compound on the occasion of the Jewish Passover festival.
According to Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, 112 Israeli settlers entered the courtyards of al-Aqsa at 7:30 a.m. via the Moroccan Gate. He pointed out that large numbers of Israeli police officers deployed in the compound.
Al-Khatib added that the Palestinian endowment ministry and the Jordanian embassy to Palestine contacted Israeli police warning of the consequences if Feiglin enters al-Aqsa area. As a result, he said, Israeli police denied Feiglin access.
Israeli soldiers, added al-Khatib, kicked several young worshipers out of the compound while many others were denied access.
Golden Eagle is precious and indeed a harbinger from “above.”
“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him.” (Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov)
( Photo Reuters, via ahramonline )
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Wonder why the power elite always fear freedom for others? Because they know that it may well take their freedom to exploit others away…
Poltavchenko has banned demonstrations on Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Square and Palace Square
March 20, 2013
St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko has signed amendments to the law on rallies and demonstrations. The document was signed on March 19 and published on the official website today.
Under the amendments, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Square, and Palace Square will be closed to mass protest actions. It is also prohibited to hold a rally at a distance of 50 meters from buildings where government offices are located.
On February 20, the Legislative Assembly adopted en bloc amendments to the Law “On Meetings, Rallies, Demonstrations, Marches and Pickets in St. Petersburg,” and the same day submitted them for the Governor to sign.
“This Law of St. Petersburg will enter into force ten days after its publication,” the statement reads.