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Die Dokumentation beschreibt in circa 3400 Einzelgeschehnissen die Folgen der Ausgrenzungs- und Abschottungspolitik auf die Flüchtlinge. Menschen, die gehofft hatten, in diesem Land Schutz und Sicherheit zu finden, und letztlich an diesem System zugrunde gingen oder zu Schaden kamen.
Socialist candidates running against war and austerity policies of the Democratic and Republican parties. The Green party holds that capitalism can be reformed within national boundaries, but this ignores the world crisis; their bankruptcy was proved in Germany. Support the Socialist Equality Party and the interests of the international working class.
Karl Rove must be hard at work crafting what is supposed to be the election year platform that will get Bush reelected in the fall (although with this Diebold voting machines leaving no paper trail, where there is a will there is a way...) This election year platform is riddled with hypocrisy, and could only sell to some in America, but nevertheless, I found it prophetic, in that it described the rise of the BEAST and an international police state...but then its the apocalypse, right, so I suppose you would expect to start seeing that sort of thing...
CFL ALERT: STOP THE KILLING IN GAZA AND ALL OF PALESTINE In the past 48 hours the Israeli Occupation Forces have killed over 15 Palestinians (including a child) and have wounded another 50 in the Gaza Strip.
Last Free Radio In Amsterdam Under Serious Threat!! Last Monday afternoon the Dutch Telecom authorities,Agentschap Telecom (AT), attempted to take Free Radio Patapoe (97.2 FM, Amsterdam operating 24/7) off the air. All messages of support are welcomed and should be sent without delay to firstname.lastname@example.org TIME IS TIGHT!
VARIOUS AUTHORS , POSTED A3M FROM EMAIL FWD, 14.02.2004 18:51
The Katherine Gun espionage case is showing just how far the US and Britain were prepared to go in their ultimately unsuccessful attempts to persuade the world of the case for UN support for war against Iraq. Details are emerging in the relation to the Gun case about the US-UK operation to spy on diplomatic missions at the UN a year ago. The US-UK espionage occurred at a time when the US still hoped to get a second resolution from the Security Council legitimating the war on Iraq.
Any surprise that the corporate media and their right-wing trailers have turned the focus on the supposed "indecency" of Janet Jackson, a black woman, "allowing" herself to become exposed on television, instead of expressing indignation at the sexual and racial implications of having a simulated sexual assault by a white man on a black woman disguised as entertainment for the Super Bowl, the world's most watched television program, on the day when the greatest number of sexual assaults against women occur every year?
That is the real "indecency" that needs to be exposed.
Published on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 by the San Francisco Chronicle Fallout from Breastgate: Sexual Assault as Entertainment by Maggie Thurs
Super Bowl Sunday ended up a great day for fans of football, television commercials, popular music, live entertainment and, as it turns out, fourth-degree sexual assault. The stunt/accident/malfunction (or whatever you choose to name it) forced on millions of unsuspecting viewers by Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson was a remarkably realistic dramatization of sexual violence rivaled only by online pushers of rape on the Internet.
Such online merchants may have to keep track of a new competitor: prime- time network television. The drama played out during the Super Bowl's halftime show is what most state's statutes would consider fourth-degree sexual assault. Punishments vary from state to state, although a hefty fine and prison sentence are not uncommon.
But as disturbing as the Super Bowl's halftime portrayal of sexual violence was, it is more disturbing that public discourse has revealed a complete apathy toward the violent content. Callers to nationwide radio shows have expressed dismay over the appearance of a breast on prime-time TV. Jackson has been accused of exposing herself, despite the fact that she did not remove her clothing; Timberlake did. A nation, shocked into frenzy by a breast, has accepted a woman having her clothes violently ripped off as entertainment.
Where's the shock over a woman being assaulted by a man informing her, without negotiation, that she will soon be naked -- dramatization or not? Have we come to a time in America where sexual violence, particularly against women, is so mainstream, so unimportant, so entertaining that exposing a single breast is more shocking than assault? Has the relationship between sex and violence, justified and promoted by so many sexual predators, pedophiles and misogynists, become a normal part of our national consciousness?
How frightening for the hundreds of thousands of us who, according to the U.S. Department of Justice crime victimization survey, will be sexually violated in the year to come. No wonder our sons will grow up thinking that healthy sexuality is about violence and power. No wonder so many victims live their lives without telling a soul. No wonder so many of our daughters simply accept sexual violation as a part of growing up in America. The journal Child Abuse and Neglect estimates that one 1 of every 4 girls in this country will be sexually violated before she turns 18. Considering what happened during the Super Bowl, and how America reacted, it's really not so shocking after all.
But there are things any individual can do to challenge the commingling of sex and violence broadcast around us. Criticizing media is using, not violating, First Amendment rights. When we comment to the media about the images and messages that become part of our cultural scenery, we're participating in our culture and our economy.
In particular, parents should talk about sexuality and sexual violence with their children. One way or another, children will decide for themselves what is healthy sexuality. Will they learn it from you or Justin Timberlake?
Maggie Thurs is a public awareness coordinator for the Coalition Against Sexual Assault in Madison, Wis.
From audiences around America, I am encountering bitterness at Jewish organizations insisting that belief in the New Testament is de facto evidence of anti-Semitism. Christians heard Jewish leaders denouncing Gibson for making a movie that follows Gospel accounts of the Crucifixion long before any of them had even seen the movie. Furthermore, Christians are hurt that Jewish groups are presuming to teach them what Christian Scripture "really means." Listen to a rabbi whom I debated on the Fox television show hosted by Bill O'Reilly last September. This is what he said, "We have a responsibility as Jews, as thinking Jews, as people of theology, to respond to our Christian brothers and to engage them, be it Protestants, be it Catholics, and say, look, this is not your history, this is not your theology, this does not represent what you believe in."
666 Mark of the Beast prophet on the loose, bloody horse with a big sword making war, tax cuts for the very wealthy while the economy tanks, and now animal plague. Truly the end of the world has arrived. But then its the Apocalypse, right, so you have to expect that sort of thing...
Teens and Protests...should we be sharing nonviolent protest training with them? Are protests age-rated events? Should a street medic treat a teen without parental consent? Much like sex ed for teens, these topics are thorny...
Catia TVe hace un llamado público ante la salida al aire de su señal. La idea es transmitir, además de las producciones realizadas por los barrios de Caracas, las producciones internacionales antiglobalización.
Activists have formed a group in Dresden to resist transportation of nuclear waste caskets more than 600 kilometres across Germany to Ahaus near the Dutch border. About 20 people from various groups met on Friday 6 February to organise the resistance against transports, probably by road, expected to begin in March. They’ve given themselves the name “Aktionsbündnis Castor-Stop Dresden” (Dresden Castor Stop Action Alliance). The highly active was is now in the grounds of the former research centre of Rossendorf, about 12 km from Dresden.
For a good laugh now however (never lose your sense of humor), go to the following link and see/hear Bush’s press secretary tap dance like a man on a frying pan. It is one of those rarest of times that the US media actually does its job and asks highly relevant questions. http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/02/20040210-3.html
This article explains why George W. Bush had such a drive to get the U.S. into an attack on Iraq, that he even was willing to dupe the public with a "bait and switch" tactic to do so. This article takes the evidence offered by Paul O'Neill into a deeper level into the why of Iraq.