Monthly Archives: October 2015

The death penalty should be abolished. Life is a divine gift

CaptureThe Commission on Human Rights of the UN adopted a resolution suggesting that all countries in the world abolish the death penalty, defend the dignity and the inalienable rights of every human person, at every moment of his existence.

Clemente Ferrer Global News Centre

(MADRID)   We live in a culture of death that surrounds us everywhere, even if it is hidden behind the robes of consumption and welfare. Delving a little is enough to see that this deadly poverty is present as it is, with a fierce selfishness, aggressive violence and disrespect for life,which is a divine gift. All seasoned by top hedonistic and materialistic ingredients that lead us to a state of nature where everything is allowed, where there is not the slightest moral reference.

Syria, what’s next for the U.S.?

assad-putinAfter its capture of Palmyra, the Islamic State now controls over half the Syrian landmass and large parts of Iraq.

Ralph E. Stone Global News Centre

(SAN FRANCISCO)   The U.S. finds itself between a rock and a hard place in the Syrian civil war. Russia has deployed warplanes and tanks to a base near Latakia, Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian government.  In the meantime, Iran ground troops have arrived in Syria.  These troops would be backed by Assad’s Lebanese Hezbollah allies and by Shi’ite militia fighters from Iraq.  Russia is providing air support for these ground troops.

U.S. wants more “usable” nuclear weapons in Europe

europenukesThe policy of placing U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe violates local laws.

David Swanson for Global News Centre

(SAN FRRANCISCO)  The United States keeps nuclear weapons in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Turkey, in violation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which bans the transfer of nuclear weapons from a nuclear weapon state to a non-nuclear weapon state. Now, the U.S. wants to upgrade its nukes in Europe, to make them “precision” and “guided,” and therefore more likely to be used, even as tensions build between the United States and Russia.

Does Israel need a New law to frisk and search?

getty1Israel tells Father America it will pass new laws to “frisk and search” all Palestinians. Why? As a “security measure” for Israeli citizens.

Dr. James Wall Global News Centre

(CHICAGO)   Israel knows as long as it couches all its sins in claims of victimhood, Father America will give Israel whatever Israel deems to be its pleasure.

“Security measures” are a cruel joke on a captive population. “Security measures” are mere window dressing by a so-called democracy where justice prevails only for Jewish citizens.

Target Stores mock parents who have lost children to the prescription opioid/heroin epidemic!

syringe pensHopefully Target’s profits for Christmas shopping will reflect families outrage in all 50 states for mocking the prescription opioid/heroin epidemic — and the loss of the lives of children.

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  Target Stores have been promoting a “Spritz Halloween Syringe Pen” for sale in their “family” stores all over the country.  (Photo of syringe pens are shown).  When I learned of Target’s outrageous retail practice of profiting from a drug epidemic which is resulting in deaths and addictions in the tens of thousands, I emailed the following to John Mulligan, Executive VP:

Artist Toni Taylor: Star Child

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Global News Centre

Submitted by Ace Knight/I Love Black Art Group

‘Toni L. Taylor is a visionary artist whose work travels through the realms of fantasy and mysticism. She feels a special kinship with the mysteries of Ancient Egypt as well as the spirit of Native America. Goddess imagery is represented powerfully in her collection and as a lover of all things celestial, the beauty and limitlessness of the Cosmos often finds its way into her paintings. Toni’s creative history includes fine art, commercial illustration and scenic painting.

She says of her work, “When people view my creations, I want them to feel like they’re taking a bit of a mental, emotional and spiritual vacation… tapping into the ethereal and otherworldly.” Having had no formal training, Toni considers herself ‘life taught’ and her gift a blessing from the Universe.’

Breaking the stigma of addiction – Matt’s story

mattphotoMatt had been prescribed large quantities of Percocet and Methadone by a pain management clinic in Delaware after his back injury and surgery.

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   On January 3, 2015, Matthew Klosowski died from a prescription drug overdose.  Matt had become addicted to prescription opioids after suffering a back injury and resulting surgery in Delaware.  He was 37 years old when he died in a hotel room in Florida.  I connected with Matt’s mom, Marybeth Cichocki shortly after his death.  Marybeth wanted to tell Matt’s story and I wanted to hear it.

The West Family by I Love Black Art/Contest Winner

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I Love Black Art Contest Winning Peice Submitted by Whyshina West

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Submitted By ADMIN: Vaughn Brewer

The West Family by I Love Black Art
Directed by Jennifer Gibson
StudioAce Production/2015

Will Oregon mass killings be a tipping point?
Probably Not

police_lights350Two years after the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, a study in Preventive Medicine found large majorities of Americans continue to support a range of gun violence prevention policies.

Ralph E. Stone Global News Centre

(SAN FRANCISCO)  On October 1, 2015, ten people were killed and another seven injured after Christopher Harper-Mercer, a 26-year-old gunman, opened fire in a classroom at Umpqua Community College in southern Oregon.  Harper-Mercer then took his own life.  President Obama vowed to continue pushing new gun policies that he said would prevent further mass shootings.  Will this mass killings be a tipping point resulting in passage of reasonable federal gun control legislation?  Probably not.

Tamil Nadu, Global Tamils should be organised in addressing US-UN failure: Boyle

Professor Francis Boyle photo courtesy: iranreview.org

Professor Francis Boyle photo courtesy: iranreview.org

Professor Francis Boyle, an expert in international law, who teaches at University of Illinois, in an interview given to the 3CR radio broadcast in Melbourne Saturday in the “Tamil manifest” program said that he sees the millions of Tamils in Tamil Naadu, its Chief Minister Jayalalitha, a unified Tamil diaspora and the young generation of Tamils as the propelling agents to force the changes necessary to bring justice to the victims of Tamil genocide by taking the Sinhala genocidaires to Court. The horrendous nature of genocide needs an international tribunal to dispense justice, and the United Nations and the U.S have failed in their obligations, Boyle said. Geopolitical compulsions have pulverized U.S. foreign policy to collude with the genocidaires, Boyle told TamilNet.

(TamilNet)  Tamils in Tamil Nadu should exert pressure on New Delhi to take the case to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Professor Boyle said adding that “if the 50 million Tamils living in Tamil Nadu can get Prime Minister Modi to do this, I will be happy to file the charges myself; draft the papers and file the charges. But we will need Prime Minister Modi, and unfortunately he seems to be supporting the process recommended by the Human Rights Council.”

Human Rights: 14th Intifada on the way and its global ramifications

Palestine boySadly civilians suffer for US/Israeli policies of destabilization and mayhem.

Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh Global News Centre

(BETHLEHEM) Below I discuss briefly why I think Israel is intent on ethnic cleansing in the occupied territories, the recent upheaval here and the killing of children, who is Benyamin Mileikowsky (aka Netanyahu) behind the spate of recent war crimes including murdering a 13 year old child (pictures below), ask whether a 14th Intifada on the way and its global ramifications, and progress in building something positive in Bethlehem.

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