I’m sorry, mum, if I got angry and quiet when you told me of that /one/ Christian family who was recently killed because of their religion in “some Middle Eastern country”, as you said.
Because in between each word of your story, there were thousands of Palestinian families who’ve had their children murdered, their spouses killed, their whole families torn apart… but you’ve never heard their stories, have you?
Pictures from the “day of rage” to protest the Prawer Plan, an Israeli government plan to destroy 35 Arab villages in the Negev desert that will lead to the forced displacement of up to 70,000 Bedouin citizens of the state of Israel in order to clear the land for Israeli Jews.
Israeli Military Order 938 makes it illegal for anyone to hold a Palestinian flag or listen to patriotic or nationalist Palestinian music in the West Bank.
You’re welcome :))) Hope all’s going well for you!
Cloud spiral in the sky. An Iridescent (Rainbow) Cloud in Himalaya. The phenomenon was observed early am 18 Oct 2009
My birthday :o
China won’t be able to solve its environmental crisis until it respects the human rights of its citizens.
The crisis is severe, as the recent reports from Harbin, a city of 11 million people in northeastern China, indicate. Harbin was shut down by air pollution that was 50 times the level the World Health Organization considers safe. It was so thick that the city’s official news site said: “You can’t see your own fingers in front of you.”
This is just the latest in terrifying stories about the state of the environment in China that surface so frequently these days. And it’s not as though the Chinese government is unaware of the problem.
I agree with obnoxious caveats that I don’t want to get into here:
"China won’t be able to solve its environmental crisis until it respects the human rights of its citizens."
In a matter of hours on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated parts of the central Philippines. It was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The death toll is estimated up to 10,000 with hundreds of thousands more displaced. The country has declared a “state of calamity.”
To everyone else, please help those desperate for clean water and food by donating to the UN World Food Programme:
- USA: Text
27722to donate $10
- UK: Text
70303to donate £3
- Canada: Text
45678to donate $5
- Donate online
Soviet soldier carrying the head of a statue of Hitler, Berlin 1945. Photograph by Soviet war photographer Yevgeny Khaldei.