Archive for the ‘Opinion-World’ Category

Syria’s violence Spills over borders

Friday, June 8th, 2012

 
For more than a year, and particularly in recent months, the “Syrian crisis” has dominated Middle East news.  (more…)

A SAD DAY FOR SEAL TEAM SIX: Taliban Kills 31 US Special Forces

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Taliban say they downed a NATO helicopter in eastern Afghanistan killing at least 31 US and seven Afghan soldiers

In the deadliest single combat incident of the decade-long war, America’s longest, the Taliban say they downed a NATO helicopter in eastern Afghanistan killing at least 31 US and seven Afghan soldiers. (more…)

Norway’s Darkest Day

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Anders Behring Breivik spent eight years planning two deadly attacks. In less than two hours, he had killed 76 innocent people and injured many others. Chaos and destruction had been bought to the peaceful country of Norway. (more…)

Embattled Saleh Again Backs Out Of Power Transition Deal

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh

Yemen’s embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh refused to sign a GCC-brokered power transition deal on Sunday, shortly after his party and its partners concluded the deal that would see him out of power in return for immunity from prosecution and end month-long protests. (more…)

Countless Sacrifices as Yemen Uprising Gains Further Momentum

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

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SANA’A, YEMEN- Several people were killed and a countless number of others, hundreds maybe a thousand, injured, many seriously, in some Yemeni cities including the capital Sana’a where the security forces attacked early Saturday morning the tens of thousands of the sit-inners outside Sana’a University. (more…)

1 Dies, Scores Hurt as Live Ammunition, Prohibited Teargas Fired at Sit-Inners

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

An anti-government sit-inner died from his injuries on Wednesday a day after riot police and pro-regime bullies opened fire at and sniped a group of the thousands of the youths who have been conducting a sit-in outside Sana’a University in Yemen’s capital for a fourth week. (more…)

Libya edges closer to freedom

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Colonel Gaddafi facing his last days as leader of Libya

In the past few weeks, the world has watched with amazement at the scenes in Libya. Thousands of protesters have lined the streets, demanding the resignation of Colonel Gaddafi. Only a few weeks previously in Egypt, the former president Hosni Mubarak refused to step down. Yet he was fully aware that he had lost control and respect of his people. Colonel Gaddafi on the other hand, is still under the illusion that he can hold onto power in Libya. Only today he stated: ‘all my people love me’.

Colonel Gaddafi still has a following of loyal supporters. A minority of people who believe that he should not step down. However, the vast majority of the population in Libya crave the resignation of their leader. The only last defence for Gaddafi is the capital city of Tripoli.

While other areas of the country have been taken over by those opposed to the regime, the capital of Tripoli still remains as a stumbling block. However many argue that it is only a matter of days before the activists take control of the city. Accoring to reports in The Independent, many areas in outlying districts of Tripoli have been abandoned by the security forces.

The uprising in Libya has proved to be very eventful and intriguing to watch. The world has watched with disdain as reports stated that forces loyal to Gaddafi had shot and killed large numbers of protesters. It appears that only Tripoli stands in the way of the activists and Gaddafi. The dictator may still believe that ‘all his people love him’, but once the rebels take control of the capital city, Gaddafi’s reign of power will have reached a distasteful conclusion.

It’s the law: For Afghanistan’s “women”, the word NO is NEVER an option.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Photo credit: Ahmad Masood/Reuters[Photo credit: Ahmad Masood/Reuters]
Without much of a fuss made by the media, if even reported at all, last month Afghanistan’s new Shiite Personal Status Law was put into effect. The law grants Shiite men the legal right to starve their wives if their sexual demands are not met. These sexual demands are not defined or limited by the law. The law also requires Shiite women to obtain permission from their husbands to even leave their home. Parental custody is solely the father’s or, in his absence, the paternal grandfather. Incredibly, the law also allows a rapist to avoid prosecution by paying “blood money” to a girl who was injured when he raped her. That payment, of course, is offered to the father, paternal grandfather or the brothers of the raped girl. (more…)

Organic Fair Trade: helping each other

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

I call it Micro-Hope.

It’s my word, I guess.

What it encompasses is trying to find a way to buy what we need from each other.

I have asked Shelley Seale, the author, for links to foundations/groups that we can help. She has supplied me with a link to her site: See Shelley’s Resources.

I am also attempting to amass links to individuals, women, families, children, trying to make a living. I will start small but ask all of you to stop in, share some links, and we will update accordingly.

Blessings.

Start Small:

Women and Fair Trade

Etsy and Fair Trade

Global Girlfriend

NonProfit Shopping

CRS Voices

We are at the beginning of amassing sites/references/resources to help one another. Please help us.

Namaste.

Racist remarks by adult club members bring tears to children

Friday, July 10th, 2009

The Creative Steps Day Care, a Philadelphia-area day care center, said Thursday, that members of a private swim club the organization had paid to attend, made racist comments about the center’s children to the point of bringing some of the young children to tears. Not to be outdone by its racist members, the swim club then quickly canceled the swimming privileges of all the children – from the day care center! (more…)

Nature’s signs

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

What is he thinking?  Saying?  Rather unnerving, when I go outside he (she?) turns her head and watches my movement.

Photos are a bit blurry…but you get the picture.

Brazil/Brasil: the shifting scale of morality

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Yes.

I was and am horrified that police, the custodians of our morality, would place a young girl in a cell with men and leave her there to be abused and tortured.

I am also appalled that the men within the jail or prison would be no better than the police that placed her there.

This is what I mean, it never begins and ends in one place, in one moment.  We sow the seeds.

I can only pray.

BBC Reports 

CNN Reports 

The Daily Telegraph Reports 

We are all a part of this shifting paradigm that causes this to occur, the jailers, the jailed, the young girl who we as society are charged to protect….we all do this together.

How do we then figure out a way out of this together?  That is the question I am asking you today.

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