Monthly Archives: May 2015

Gaza Strong!!!: International Youth Project 4 Gaza & Celebrities for Palestine 2015

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I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people —Maya Angelou

Angelou’s passion for equality, tolerance and peace naturally placed her on the same path as the Palestinian people’s quest for freedom. In the video below, recorded in 2006, she reads out an email from American peace activist Rachel Corrie in which Corrie shares her thoughts on the struggle for justice. Maya Aneglou Reads Rachel Corrie’s Email

Garland cartoonists, Mohammed and common sense

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Freedom of speech in this country is a wonderful gift that thousands of Americans have died to preserve. Having this right should also include respect for the faith of others. The event in Garland wasn’t respectful. This respect needs to permeate our country throughout all public events, demonstrations and religious gatherings.

Dr. Glenn Mollette Global News Centre

(NEWBURGH, Indiana)  The Mohammed cartoon event recently held in Garland, Texas was a demonstration of free speech. People gathered to showcase their cartoons of Islam’s Mohammed. Cartoons of Mohammed are commonly known to incite people of the Islam religion. I don’t know of any Christians who like cartoons of Jesus if they depict Jesus in an irreverent way. I do not embrace anything about Islam. I do embrace their United States freedom to peacefully practice their religion. I am abhorred by militant Islam religion.

Jayalalithaa acquitted: relentless defender of Eelam rights back in the saddle

Jaya-3Hear ye, hear ye, the incredible and formidable Jayalalithaa, the relentless defender of Eelam rights is back in the saddle. She will be sworn in again on Sunday May 17 2015 as Chief Minister of Tamilnadu.

By Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah Colombo Telegraph

(COLOMBO)  We are on course Ladies and Gentlemen, the “Lady’ is back “victorious” and “stronger” than ever.

Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

I wrote about, “Jayalalithaa’s Incredible Tenacity“, in an article in the Colombo Telegraph and many relished the thought of me eating humble pie when she was convicted of, what the charge described as amassing “disproportionate assets.”

And later, I didn’t call her “The Formidable Jayalalithaa – Unrivalled Leader Of The Tamils“, for nothing!

The Goliath Fallacy… jousting with the overdogs

DavidGoliathRichard III was King of England, and there he had the advantage over me. But he was a hunchback, and there I have the advantage over him.

                                                        – Mark Twain

William Annett Global News Centre

(DAYTONA BEACH)     In his best-seller, “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants,” Malcolm Gladwell covers the subject – and the frequent success –  of ordinary people who tilt  at extraordinary opponents or forces. In other words, instances where a disadvantage become an advantage. Gladwell’s  point is that it happens quite frequently and we don’t realize it. You want to argue? Gladwell’s day job is as a staff writer for the New Yorker, which gives him a distinct advantage right there.

Junipero Serra’s canonization

unnamedNormally a second miracle is required for sainthood; Pope Francis bypassed this requirement by simply declaring Serra’s life work the second miracle.  

Ralph E. Stone Global News Centre

(SAN FRANCISCO)   The Vatican’s saint-making office — the Congregation for the Causes of Saints — has officially approved the Reverend Junipero Serra, the controversial 18th-century missionary, for sainthood.  Pope Francis will canonize him during his upcoming visit to the United States.  

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