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toofikb:

Via #twitter @AnarchoAnon: MT @Zaganashikwe: Among the wreckage, a little #Gaza boy happy to have found his cat.
#FreePalestine, cats included… http://t.co/YczVuoxGMl #Anonymous !

toofikb:

Via #twitter @AnarchoAnon: MT @Zaganashikwe: Among the wreckage, a little #Gaza boy happy to have found his cat.

#FreePalestine, cats included… http://t.co/YczVuoxGMl #Anonymous !

WHAT. IS. GOING. ON!

thefunksoulbrotha:

Literally what the hell is even going on anymore?
The Israel-Gaza ceasefire is over, tension continues to rise between Russia and the Ukraine, we’re resuming airstrikes and drone attacks in Iraq, Ebola Virus is spreading, methane gas that WAS trapped in the arctic is actually reaching the surface…

bobbycaputo:

Gaza After the Bombardment

As negotiators in Egypt work hard to extend the truce, Palestinians have been taking advantage of the relative peace to return to their homes and neighborhoods in the Gaza Strip, assessing the vast damage after a month of bombardment. Israel announced that all of its troops had withdrawn from the Gaza Strip after completing a mission to destroy a sophisticated network of cross-border attack tunnels, ending a ground operation which began on July 17. Gaza officials say the war has killed 1,834 Palestinians, most of them civilians. Israel says 64 of its soldiers and three civilians have been killed since fighting began on July 8.

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palestina:

Childhood innocence, she doesn’t know that this is one of Israeli missiles, which did not explode

palestina:

Childhood innocence, she doesn’t know that this is one of Israeli missiles, which did not explode

creativehouses:

Im Marrakech, every room is a DREAM. Riad Palais Calipau

creativehouses:

Im Marrakech, every room is a DREAM. Riad Palais Calipau

A Thing Doesn’t Go Away Until the Last Thing Is Disclosed | The Tuskegee Experiment 2014!

This is an open letter and call to action— to my many compassionate friends:

I’ve added a new project on my plate and am advocating for my lifelong friend Valerie, who’s Dad is a living survivor of the infamous Tuskegee Experiments.  When time permits, I need your help in the form of ‘connecting with Valerie on her social networks and then if you will,  sharing’ …with key people in your network.  Will you please ‘Friend’ and ‘Like’ Valerie’s Facebook page linked here?

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All those long years ago in Macon County, Alabama, our Leaders may not want us to know that students enrolled at Tuskegee Institute, unmixed from any military or war, like my friend’s dad, Mr. Ford— were also injected. They were merely enrolled students and therefore, a very convenient subject.

And like her father, there are probably many more survivors out in the World and it is Valerie’s wish to locate these persons because they all need the right kind of health care and explanations for what surely must be subsequent ‘mysterious medical ailments’ they and their off springs may have.

As I listen to Valerie tell her story while Mrs. Ford quietly sits to our side, I remembered the emotional outbursts her Dad would make when we were kids.  When he took a nap, we were careful to walk softly and keep quiet so as not to alarm him. Valerie’s Dad was only a Freshman when injected.  When I look at the documentary videos for what we know today as the Tuskegee Experiments (video above), it saddens me to see these “injections” were given in an uncontrolled, unsanitary environment… in the middle of sharecrop fields or in the middle of a dirt road!  Can you imagine this in present day society?

To this effort, I’m assisting Valerie, a Spelman political science major and Harvard University law grad— with the design of a website this week and I’ll let you know the link later. Until then, here’s her FB page— which we’ll probably convert to a business Page soon.

I need your help in spreading the word to ‘key’ persons in investigative journalism, advocacy, good government sources, progressive media outlets who will pick up this story and run with it. Valerie’s goal is to secure better health care for her Dad who is currently in a VA hospital as well as for those persons Worldwide, who may not know …still… they were included in this horrific experiment.  I say Worldwide since the Tuskegee Experiments were also performed on unsuspecting persons in Guatemala, Cuba and I believe a few more outlying areas in the World.  This too is a little known fact.

ADDITIONALLY, according to former President Bill Clinton’s infamous 2012 apology, many physicians were also wrongly accused of participating in this experiment and I believe this glossed over ‘fact’ should be more noted.

A thing doesn’t go away until the last thing is disclosed. And it’s just simply  T.I.M.E.  for our governments to add a much lacking ingredient absent heretofore from “For the people by the people” doctrine, and that is—to know what it means to be human …and governance accordingly.  A responsible government can only be had when our leaders seek a bit of humility and go forward with integrity of Spirit. 

Enough is enough and it is  T.I.M.E.  to do the right thing. Thanks for reading friends.  P.S. If you’re new to my rants and ramblings get more here by subscribing.

~Take care.  Debra (@djgTheMediaLady)

halftheskymovement:

On Wednesday, Michelle Obama spoke to leaders at the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders and urged changing traditional beliefs on the worth of educating women.

halftheskymovement:

On Wednesday, Michelle Obama spoke to leaders at the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders and urged changing traditional beliefs on the worth of educating women.

halftheskymovement:

Shana Goodwin’s education ended at age 12 when she was trafficked by her mother’s drug dealer. At 18, she took to the streets until her last arrest in 2010. 
Now 39, Shana is a sales representative for Thistle Farms, an initiative of the Nashville nonprofit Magdalene, which runs a two-year recovery program for former prostitutes that includes free long-term housing and counseling. It also provides job opportunities for the women like Shana to make and sell scented candles, lotions and lip balms.
“I cannot imagine you sticking me in a program and giving me 28 days and saying, ‘You’re healed! Shazam! Go out into the world and find a job,’ ” Shana says. “I have 167 arrests, I have never held down a job, and that would have never worked.”
Thistle Farms’ sales grew by about 40 percent this year, and this week they celebrate their first million-dollar mark in annual sales — enough to hire 15 more women this fall!
Read more via Nashville Public Radio.

halftheskymovement:

Shana Goodwin’s education ended at age 12 when she was trafficked by her mother’s drug dealer. At 18, she took to the streets until her last arrest in 2010. 
Now 39, Shana is a sales representative for Thistle Farms, an initiative of the Nashville nonprofit Magdalene, which runs a two-year recovery program for former prostitutes that includes free long-term housing and counseling. It also provides job opportunities for the women like Shana to make and sell scented candles, lotions and lip balms.
“I cannot imagine you sticking me in a program and giving me 28 days and saying, ‘You’re healed! Shazam! Go out into the world and find a job,’ ” Shana says. “I have 167 arrests, I have never held down a job, and that would have never worked.”
Thistle Farms’ sales grew by about 40 percent this year, and this week they celebrate their first million-dollar mark in annual sales — enough to hire 15 more women this fall!
Read more via Nashville Public Radio.