Monthly Archives: March 2015
The only change that has taken place is that the people have become more daring than at any time during the last six years to come forward and present their views.
Intro by Visvanathan for Global News Centre
(CHENNAI) Please read the links below and see what change the new regime has brought to the Tamils in their Homeland. As a couple of TNA leaders gloat around, has it in any way brought any relief to the Tamils? In the first link all Tamils in the North and the East are protesting against local investigations in War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity. They have no faith in the local mechanism. They want an international investigation into war crimes. Please find out what the people have to say.
And are our veterans in V.A. hospitals going to be made guinea pigs by a wolf dressed as a physician in a white lab coat? You decide.
Marianne Skolek Global News Centre
(MYRTLE BEACH) Anyone dealing with the death or addiction of a loved one to prescription opioids – some leading to heroin – have heard comments made leading to the stigma of addiction. “If only your child had played sports in high school. They wouldn’t have become addicted to prescription drugs.” In many cases that child did play sports and had an injury which was treated by a physician with prescription opioids. “If only your family member had been shown more love, they wouldn’t be battling addiction — or you wouldn’t be battling grief.” All the love in the world and all the activity to be filled in a day does not guarantee addiction will not come through your front door. Don’t beat yourself up. Beat up those responsible for this epidemic — and those ignoring this epidemic.
Grandparents face a greater mental and physical wear, especially because they deal with difficult children from broken or troubled homes. Stress and fatigue related to work that originates responsibility are the main symptoms of the “slave grandmother” syndrome.
Clemente Ferrer Global News Centre
(MADRID) A study entitled The Generation of Transition; between Work and Retirement, states that thousands of years ago, the family model “included not only a father and a mother who took care of good parenting; there was also a grandmother who helped them in this task.”
Grandparents work as health, guardians and teachers of their grandchildren. They allow many moms to be integrated into the labor market. Some families are going better, thanks to grandparents. And in times of economic instability, these gestures are more important.
Agron Belica Global News Centre
Gaza Through My Eyes – An American Journey to Gaza (Episode 2) – غزة كما أراها – Gaza Welcomes Denny – March 2014
The Vykom struggle was designed by Gandhi to eliminate untouchability by ‘converting’ the high caste Hindus ‘by sheer force of character and suffering’.
Robert J. Burrowes Global News Centre
(TASMANIA) Why does nonviolent action work? And how good was Mohandas K. Gandhi as a nonviolent strategist? If you want high quality evidence in your search for answers to these two questions then I encourage you to read Professor Mary E. King’s latest book on the struggle against untouchability, unapproachability and unseeability in the south Indian village of Vykom during the 1920s. See ‘Gandhian Nonviolent Struggle and Untouchability in South India: The 1924–25 Vykom Satyagraha and the Mechanisms of Change’ http://www.oup.co.in/product/academic-general/sociology/111/gandhian-nonviolent-struggle-untouchability-south-india-192425-vykom-satyagraha-mechanisms-change/9780199452668
History is not always considered instructive and yet the major achievements, and failures, of nonviolent activists throughout the twentieth and now twenty-first centuries can be better understood if we understand what happened at Vykom.
The tradition of linking Judaism to Christianity as the as (Judeo-Christian faith) and (Old/New Testament) has led many, mostly westerners, to believe Judaism was a western or west-influenced faith. Thus Judaism is perceived (actually misperceived) as a monotheistic faith whose early Patriarchs lived in ancient Palestine (part of western Greek/Roman empire)
Dr. Ashraf Ezzat Global News Centre
(ALEXANDRIA) The so called Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has started losing ground. While the ISIL retreat is somehow slow on the Syrian front, the pace of the operations on the Iraqi side is considerably faster and so is the liberation of once held Sunni-Territories (though the broiling Sunni-Shia strife in Iraq remains unmitigated)
With Iranian military strategists conducting ground attacks and US aerial forces supplying valuable intelligence and conducting air raids, the situation is getting somehow tougher for so called Mujahideen/Takfiris
US kills 168 Pakistan children with drones, WHO kills 69 times more Pakistani children with vaccines
Somehow, a group that causes mass deaths, has a Nazi background, uses bioweapons, is connected to the CIA and DOD, is not seen as military or geopolitical.
Global News Centre
(WASHINGTON DC) The WHO exists unseen like a stealth plane. “Health” is its cover, but it is one of the mostly deadly organizations on earth. But nowhere do you read that giant criminal multinationals are preparing vaccines to go with the GMO-viruses that the WHO and its associated NGOs release on purpose which allow them to declare martial law anywhere they wish.
Israel is the largest recipient of U.S. taxpayer dollars in our history. From 1949 to 2008, the U.S. government provided Israel more than $103.6 billion of total official aid, making it the largest recipient of U.S. foreign assistance in the post-World War II era.
Allan Brownfeld Global News Centre
(WASHINGTON DC) Apparently, Benjamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli election and is likely to be Prime Minister once again. The day before the election, he was trailing in the polls. To insure victory, he made his ultra-right wing plans clear. On Monday, March 16, he declared that on his watch there would never be a Palestinian state. Among other things, he declared, “I think that anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state and evacuate lands is giving attack grounds to radical Islam against the state of Israel.”
The work of NGOs and Human Rights Defenders should be non-violent and their activities should establish peace love, truth and patience, and should not be based on falsity, exaggeration for funds and donations.
Sardar Mushtaq Gill for Global News Centre
(LAHORE) Yesterday, one more injured person, Shamim Bhatti, died from injuries sustained in the Youhanabad bamb blasts. His funeral ceremony was held at Youhanabad and he is buried. He became the 19th victim to die in the Youhanabad blasts. He is the father of our colleague, Adnan Shamim Bhatti. It is a big loss for the family. God gives them patience to bear this grief.
I also condemn those responsible who lynched two suspects and also instigated the mob to do this.
The Pentagon is getting the Bible Belt (and the rest of us) comfortable with Police State militarism this summer
Developments in U.S. have startling similarities to the history of Hitler’s Nazi Germany.
Gary G. Kohls, MD for Global News Centre
(DULUTH) To all peace and justice activists and others who are justifiably suspicious of the Deep State, the highly profitable military/industrial complex and its weapons industries, please read the attached PDF and then alert others who need to know this information.
The US Army SOC (special operation command) tries to soften the blow somewhat by mentioning that $150,000 of national taxpayer dollars will be infused into the “local” economy, but the document doesn’t say if that amount will go to each locality where the war games will be conducted.
Rainy Night in Georgia…
William Annett Global News Centre
(DAYTONA BEACH) My neighbor Warren is pretty smart, being a physician and all, but he’s not very big on defending the freedoms we all hold dear. I mean, just the other day over the back fence, he was talking like a fellow-traveler, as we used to say back in Joe McCarthy’s hey-day.
“We’re always hearing about threats from the rest of the world,” Warren said, fingering his stethoscope, which he always wears, even when he’s pulling weeds. “I think the greatest threats are right here at home.”
“Whatever do you mean?” I responded.