Women of color are upset over the catcalling video—but not why you think

Originally posted on Quartz:

This week, the internet exploded over a video showing men catcalling and harassing a young woman as she walked through the streets of New York City. While the piece, sponsored by the nonprofit “Hollaback,” seemed to be catching on like wildfire, it didn’t strike me as particularly original.

A few months ago, another similar video experiment in New York City rounded the internet via Upworthy. Buzzfeed has gotten in on it, too, with its own parody videos that interpret and reverse the gender roles catcalling men. And, just this past month, Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams did a humorous skit on the pervasiveness of street harassment with a diverse set of women. Not to mention, there’s been a long-standing international grassroots campaign from artists, writers, and activists that has turned the term “street harassment” into part of the general lexicon.

So when this most recent catcalling video suddenly picked up steam, it…

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Torture in Israeli prisons: 200 methods used against Palestinian prisoners

Originally posted on Aletho News:

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Methods range between severe beatings, putting prisoners under cold water followed by hot water, cuffing or restraining them with their arms behind them and then tying them to a door or window for long periods of time, often lasting hours

MEMO | October 29, 2014

Hundreds of torture methods used against Palestinian prisoners during interrogations conducted in Israeli prisoners have been observed by human rights organisations and prisoners’ rights associations.

A report by the United Nations lists around 200 methods of torture. The Israeli rights group B’Tselem listed around 105 torture methods. Regardless of the number, all these reports indicate a grave level of violations perpetrated against Palestinians following their arrest.

Fouad Khuffash, director of the Ahrar Centre for Prisoners’ Studies and Human Rights, suggests that torture can be divided into two categories; physical and psychological. Some believe that psychological torture is less harmful than physical torture, but the mental…

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“Take Your Ebola Ass and Go Home” Shouts Zionist Racist Before She is Forced to Go Home

Originally posted on American Everyman:

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Sweden officially recognizes Palestinian state, Israel recalls ambassador

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Another fine example of Zionist humanitarianism here in the states.

At BlockTheBoatLA a little group of pro-Zionist counter protesters set up camp across the street from some human rights protesters who were there to promote the boycotting of Israeli goods being off-loaded from a ship out of Israel. They had the usual things to say, talking about Muhammad molesting little boys and other gems of ridiculous propaganda (“there never was a Palestine” and “Palestine doesn’t exist”) that you would expect and this particular group was armed with a few new slurs.

One of the pro-Israeli protesters asked an African American writer if she “liked Obama” I guess because she’s black. Then another offered up these little nuggets of love:

“Get the f*ck* out of the way, d*ke.” “Maybe I don’t want any Ebola.” “Take your Ebola ass…

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California issues mandatory Ebola quarantine order that “applies to anyone”, possible criminal charges for violation

Originally posted on wchildblog:

Source: Intellihub

Although White House and State officials claim there is little to no chance that an Ebola outbreak will become a reality in America, the State of California moved forward with their plans Wednesday, issuing a new Ebola quarantine order.

In fact, California State Health Officer and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Dir. Dr. Ron Chapman says that he took action to “prevent the spread of the disease” is California State.

Text from the California Department of Health’s website “14-189″ posted on Oct. 29, 2014, “applies to anyone” and reads:

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Hindu Muslim Unity: Interfaith marriages and families thrive in U.P.

Originally posted on Dharma Deen Alliance:

blood-related sisters with both Hindu and Muslim names

blood-related sisters with both Hindu and Muslim names

AGRA: During the rule of Aurangzeb (1658-1707), villagers there were asked to either convert to Islam or leave their homes. Faced with such a threat, almost all of them had changed their religion at that time. After Independence, a group of local leaders exhorted the townsfolk to go back to Hinduism. Some did, others didn’t. But religion since then hasn’t mattered to the people here.

“Why should it?” asks Vikram Singh, a Thakur in the village of about 10,000 roughly 50 km away from Agra. “My mother Khushnuma is a Muslim, my father Kamlesh Singh a Thakur. My sister Sita is married to Inzamam and my wife Shabana is thinking of naming my newborn Santosh.” Today in Khera Sadhan, it is common to have a family of four brothers with two of them Hindu, two Muslim. Or have a husband who doesn’t…

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Hate Cuba? Congrats. You’re a Zionist

Originally posted on American Everyman:

(The United States and Israel are the only two nations on the planet that refused to rebuke the illegal embargo of Cuba at the UN recently. What is the global popularity of the United States these days? How about Israel? So who exactly is the shining city on the hill?)

For Moment, the World Embraces the Cuba Model – and Slaps the Empire

by Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report

Revolutionary Cuba has always been a miracle and gift to all humankind. This week, the nations of the world – with two savage exceptions – instructed their emissaries at the UN General Assembly to tell the world’s self-designated “indispensable” country to end its 54-year-long trade embargo against Cuba. The virtually unanimous global rebuke to the American superpower, in combination with the extraordinary breadth and depth of acclamation accorded Havana, tells us that it is Cuba, not the U.S., that is…

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What it looks like when 100,000 people rally for Internet freedom

Originally posted on Pictures.Dot.News - Global Magazine - World, Breaking News, Current Affairs:

Swarms of protesters took to the streets of Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday night, waving their smartphones in the air to demonstrate against a planned tax on Internet use. The protest, which was the second in about a week, was largely organized through a Facebook page.

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