Nicholas Kristof: Tearing Down the Confederate Flag Is Just a Start

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New York Times — Suppose African-Americans marked their heritage with flags depicting Nat Turner’s rebellion of 1831, in which slaves massacred about 60 whites before the uprising was crushed? The flag wouldn’t be celebrating the murder of whites, of course, but would simply commemorate a factual milestone in black history!

Suppose Mexican-Americans waved a flag depicting the battle of the Alamo? The point would not be to celebrate the slaughter of Texans, but to express pride in Mexican heritage!…

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Study Says White Extremists Have Killed More Americans in the U.S. Than Jihadists Since 9/11

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Since 9/11, white right-wing terrorists have killed almost twice as many Americans in homegrown attacks than radical Islamists have, according to research by the New America Foundation.

In their June study, the foundation decided to examine groups “engaged in violent extremist activity” and found that white extremists were by far the most dangerous. They pointed to the recent Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston, S.C., and the 2012 attack on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, as well as many lesser-known attacks on Jewish institutions and on police. They found that 48 people were killed by white terrorists, while 26 were killed by radical Islamists, since Sept. 11.

The study also found that the criminal justice system judged jihadists more harshly than their non-Muslim counterparts, indicting them more frequently than non-jihadists and handing down longer sentences.

See a full breakdown of the numbers here.

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New Zealand Shows Just How Hard It Is to Get Rid of an Old Flag

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The power of a flag has been thrown on the world stage in the wake of the apparently race-related murder of nine people at a black church in Charleston, S.C., on June 17. And as the debate over whether to finally banish the Confederate flag — an innocent symbol of Southern pride to some, an abhorrent remnant of slavery and racial subjugation to others — to the history books continues to rage, a lesser-known but no less heated discussion in New Zealand demonstrates the tribulations associated with attempting to replace such long-standing symbols of collective identity.

The New Zealand flag, which currently features a Union Flag (commonly known as the Union Jack) and the four stars of the southern cross, has long drawn criticism for including what some consider a symbol of colonial repression. Tens of thousands of indigenous Maoris died following the arrival of white settlers in the 18th…

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It Is Time For CHANGE …♥♥♥…..

Originally posted on Mission Galactic Freedom:

time for change

Published on Jan 19, 2015

What can WE do to change the world?
Peace, Love, Tolerance & Unity :)

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15th Aman Chaupal: Indian Peace Activists interact with students in Karachi through video conferencing

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15th Aman Chaupal in PakistanIn Aaghaz-e-Dosti’s 15th Aman Chaupal, video conferencing was used to conduct an interaction between youth activists from India and Pakistani students with the aim to counter stereotypes and misconceptions. Aaghaz-e-Dosti is an Indo-Pak Friendship initiative of India-based Mission Bhartiyam and Pakistan-based The Catalyst – TC. Aaghaz-e-Dosti has conducted 15 aman chaupals or Indo-Pak peace sessions wherein someone from India interacts with students in Pakistan (or vice versa).

This Aman Chaupal session was organized in a summer camp organized by Zindagi Trust, a non-profit organisation that aims to improve education for children in Pakistan. The session was co-ordinated by Suraiya Islam, Karachi Co-ordinator of Aaghaz-e-Dosti.

The Indian youth activists were Amrita Middey, Devika Mittal and Madhavi Bansal. They are all team members of Aaghaz-e-Dosti India Chapter. They addressed a gathering of 40 students of age group 13-15 years.

Aman Chaupal in KarachiThere were questions pertaining to the culture of India. They asked about the different languages…

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19 U.S. lawmakers urge Obama administration to protect Palestinian kids

Originally posted on Uprootedpalestinians's Blog:

U.S. lawmakers urge Obama administration to protect Palestinian kids

 

Ramallah, June 24, 2015–Nineteen members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry last week urging him to prioritize the issue of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention.

The letter, initiated by Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN), noted that “Israel’s military detention system targeting children is an anomaly in the world,” and that UNICEF has found ill-treatment of Palestinian children is “widespread, systemic and institutionalized” throughout the detention process. The lawmakers urged “the Department of State to elevate the human rights of Palestinian children to a priority status in [the U.S.’s] bilateral relationship with the Government of Israel.”

“Israeli forces detain and abuse Palestinian children with impunity, yet continue to receive military aid from the U.S. government,” said Khaled Quzmar, DCIP’s general director. “While action is long overdue, this letter is a significant step by…

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Article: Freedom Rider: U.S. Pushes Russia Towards War

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Freedom Rider: U.S. Pushes Russia Towards War:

http://www.blackagendareport.com/freedom_rider_u.s._pushes_russia_towards_war

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