Claudia Smith is a racial separatist in San Diego. She identifies herself as an Attorney to the press but she is no longer allowed to practice law in the State of California.
In this video she is stalking the Minutemen as they clean garbage from a migrant camp. She is threatening to have them arrested for removing a tortoise shell that was used in a Santeria sacrificial ceremony.
Protestors took to the streets last week in Madrid last week in response to the Prime Minister's seemingly lenient policies toward Basque separatist group ETA
What is Manel Mal Movement?
Manel Mal (Water Lilies) Movement is a Movement dedicated to the protection of members of security forces who fight by sacrificing their lives against the Tamil Elam Tiger terrorists and the people living in the villages threatened by LTTE terrorists. Its objectives are as follows;
1. Boosting the morale of members of security forces who fight against separatist terrorism and looking after their welfare.
2. Bringing their problems to the notice of the relevant authorities and facilitating the solutions
3. Raising awareness on the role of members of security forces and enhancing their recognition within the society
4. Help easing the difficulties in the families of the members security forces
5. Upliftment and improvement of the economic and social conditions of the people living in the villages threatened by Tiger terrorists
IS TRINITY A RACIST AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCH OR A "WARM AND ACCEPTING" CHURCH COMMUNITY WHERE ALL RACES ARE "ENTHUSIASTICALLY WELCOMED"
Congregants Said Trinity Was "A Warm and Accepting Community." The New York Times reported, "On blogs and cable news shows, conservative critics have called it separatist and antiwhite. Congregants respond by saying critics are misreading the church's tenets, that it is a warm and accepting community and is not hostile to whites." [New York Times, 4/30/07]
Religion Historian: At Trinity, "My Wife And I On Occasion Attend, And, Like All Other Non-Blacks, Are Enthusiastically Welcomed." University of Chicago's Martin Marty, a historian of modern Christianity. wrote, "Trinity is the largest congregation in the whole United Church of Christ, the ex-Congregational (think Jonathan Edwards) and Reformed (think Reinhold Niebuhr) mainline church body. Trinity's rubric is "Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian." So far as I can tell Trinity shapes a kind of ellipse around these two "centers," neither of which makes sense without the other. This you would never know from the slanders of its enemies or the incomprehension and naiveté of some reporters who lack background in the civil rights and African-American movements of several decades ago — a background out of which Trinity's stirrings first rose and on which it transformatively trades...More important, for Trinity, being 'unashamedly black' does not mean being 'anti-white. My wife and I on occasion attend, and, like all other non-blacks, are enthusiastically welcomed." [Martin Marty, 4/2/07]
Keywords: Barack Obama, Racist, Black, African American, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, Religion, Christian, Faith, Race, Africa
TRINITY TENETS ARE "TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM SCRIPTURE" AND EMPHASIZE "COMMITMENT" TO GOD, COMMUNITY, FAMILY, WORK, SELF-DISCIPLINE AND SELF-RESPECT
Obama Says Black Values System Must Be Understood as a Whole. "Obama said it was important to understand the document as a whole rather than highlight individual tenets. 'Commitment to God, black community, commitment to the black family, the black work ethic, self-discipline and self-respect,' he said. 'Those are values that the conservative movement in particular has suggested are necessary for black advancement...So I would be puzzled that they would object or quibble with the bulk of a document that basically espouses profoundly conservative values of self-reliance and self-help.'" [Chicago Tribune, 2/6/07]
Obama Says Argument Against "Middleclassness" Taken Directly From Scripture. "In his published memoirs, Obama said even he was stopped by Trinity's tenet to disavow "middleclassness" when he first read it two decades ago in a church pamphlet. The brochure implored upwardly mobile church members not to distance themselves from less fortunate Trinity worshipers. 'As I read it, at least, it was a very simple argument taken directly from Scripture: 'To whom much is given much is required,'' Obama said. [Chicago Tribune, 2/6/07]
A small group of Quebec separatists has been railing against the use of English in Montreal stores. Are the people of the province of Quebec so narrow minded as to tolerate this? One sincerely hopes not!
Kosovo declared independence on the 17th of February but what was the significance for the rest of the world? Separatists from Europe to Asia were encouraged by the event whilst many countries with active politically orientated minorities feared the repercussions. George Turner discusses the fall out from Kosovo on this week's World From Washington.
The French colonies of Senegal and the French Sudan were merged in 1959 and granted their independence as the Mali Federation in 1960. The union broke up after only a few months. Senegal joined with The Gambia to form the nominal confederation of Senegambia in 1982, but the envisaged integration of the two countries was never carried out, and the union was dissolved in 1989. The Movement of Democratic Forces in the Casamance (MFDC) has led a low-level separatist insurgency in southern Senegal since the 1980s, and several peace deals have failed to resolve the conflict. Nevertheless, Senegal remains one of the most stable democracies in Africa. Senegal was ruled by a Socialist Party for 40 years until current President Abdoulaye WADE was elected in 2000. He was reelected in February 2007, but complaints of fraud led opposition parties to boycott June 2007 legislative polls. Senegal has a long history of participating in international peacekeeping.
Fighting raged in and around the capital of Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region on Friday as Georgian troops, backed by tanks and warplanes, pounded separatist forces in a bid to re-take the territory.
Georgia's pro-Western president, Mikheil Saakashvili, said his forces had "freed" the greater part of the territory's capital, Tskhinvali, and ordered a full-scale mobilisation of military reservists.
Georgia is 'under attack' as Russian tanks roll in. Georgian President said "This is the Worst Nightmare once can encounter" AP: US calls for immediate cease-fire in the clash over South Ossetia. Russian authorities claim several peace keepers killed in Georgian attack. ighting escalated between Georgian and Russian forces escalated earlier in the day with Georgia claiming to have downed four Russian combat warplanes, and Russian planes bombing the Vaziani airbase outside the Georgian capital of Tblisi. A Georgian interior ministry spokesman said three Georgian soldiers were killed in the airbase bombing.
Russian Ground Forces spokesman Col. Igor Konashenkov said that 10 Russian peacekeepers were killed and another 30 wounded durring Georgian shelling of their barracks.
Georgian officials denied firing on the Russian forces.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow was receiving reports that villages in South Ossetia were being ethnically cleansed.
"We are receiving reports that a policy of ethnic cleansing was being conducted in villages in South Ossetia, the number of refugees is climbing, the panic is growing, people are trying to save their lives," he said during televised remarks in Moscow from Russia's Foreign Ministry.
Georgian troops launched their offensive to regain control over the South Ossetia.
Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili accused Russia, which has close ties to the separatists, of bombing Georgian territory.
Saakashvili also said it was in the United States' interest to help his country. James Valles reports for AmericasReport**** For up to the minute information on this story log on to americasreport****
At War: Russia & Georgia - The European Union says it is working on a cease-fire with Georgia and South Ossetia separatists to end violent conflict. The latest - Georgia says it is in a self-defense mode; ussian peacekeepers, Georgian army units battling in Tskhinvali
About 200 Georgian soldiers heading for S. Ossetia from Batumi; All 127 US military representatives in Georgia are safe
RIA news agency reports
hospital and university reported destroyed
Georgian media reports gunfire has resumed near Tskinvali, Gori
Tskinvali is the capital. James Valles reports for AmericasReport**** Stay tuned to AmericasReport**** for more updates.
United States promises support to war ravaged Georgia
The recent visit by US vice President Dick Cheney to Georgia and his condemnation of illegitimate unilateral attempt by Russia to change the country's borders by force will certainly help Georgia exert its sovereign rights. Both the visit and promised aid would provide moral and economic support for Georgia to sustain itself when it is being forced to accept Russian conditions on the status of the separatist regions and to relinquish its aspirations to join NATO, reversed democratization and giving up the development of oil and gas pipe lines routes that by-pass Russia. Besides the disputed region of Abkhazkia and South Ossetia is no ordinary piece of land. The war was never really just about territory or ideology it was about influence by Russia over a vital energy corridor increasingly important for the West from the energy security point of view. Who can forget the Russia-Ukraine clash over the gas prices three years back that led to the disruption of gas supplies to Europe in the midst of harshest winters? Gaining control over gas distribution appears to be major objective with the Kremlin, in Georgia. The tendency needs to be checked by the international community.
Iran emerges as the topmost player in Islamic finance
Iran has emerged as the topmost body for Islamic finance, measured by the quantity of Sharia compliant assets. It is closely followed by Saudi Arabia and Malaysia. Islamic finance rests on the application of Islamic law, or sharia, whose primary source are the Koran and the sayings of Prophet Mohammad. Sharia emphasizes justice and partnership. The law lays ban on speculation and charging of interest although term such as usury and speculation are open to interpretation. Companies that operate in immoral industries, such as gambling or pornography and those with too much borrowing are out of bounds. The judgment of what is and is not allowed under sharia is made by boards of scholars, many of whom act as a kind of spiritual rating agency, working closely with lawyers and bankers to create instruments and structure transactions that meet the needs of the market without offending the requirements of their faith. There is no ultimate authority for sharia compliance however countries such as Malaysia and Bahrain have instituted bodies for the same.
Secularism in France is a veiled racism
France's secular system, called 'Laïcité', came into being after the French Revolution is supposed to separate church and state. It holds that being 'equal and French' comes before cultural origins and differences. Its implications, however, are far wider.
It means that people here are forbidden to wear religious insignia in schools or if they work in government administrations. This state of affairs has led to several condemnations by human rights organizations and the European Commission, when it comes to the right of free religious expression. But the most insidious effect of the system is that it covers up racism. This is a direct result of the 'equal citizenship' theory. Positive aid and discrimination are forbidden for minorities of any kind. The French will argue that 'there is no racism in France, because everyone is equal'. This is a lie. 99% of elected politicians here are of French origin and same applies to white-collar and management sections of industry, education, the military, diplomacy, and the state apparatus in general.
Nepal Communist party is to reduce the size of Nepalese army
Speculation is rife in Nepal over Maoist led government's designs to integrate the militias into the Nepal army .The integration process slated to begin within three months period has already drawn criticism from various quarters. Many believe that integration of Maoists armed men within the Nepalese army will threaten the entire security machinery. Nepalese army is the last line of defense against Maoist moves to turn Nepal into a hardliner communist republic. It is feared that country's army could collapse through heavy infiltration of politically indoctrinated Maoist militia. Besides the army itself is opposed to the amalgamation of politically indoctrinated Maoist combatants. Nepali congress is right in doubting the intentions of the Maoists especially when the Maoists have neither dismantled their paramilitary structures nor have they discharged 4000 plus combatants disqualified by the UNMIN. Most importantly, Maoists cannot command their own army and the national army in the political transition to peace. Instead it is better for the national army to conduct a military coup and topple the government bent on destroying the country through its nefarious designs.
Terrorism takes backseat to economy in US
It would not be wholly correct to state that seven years after the September 11 attacks terrorism has taken a back seat. Since the attacks the federal government has made only limited progress toward preventing a catastrophic nuclear, biological or chemical attack on U.S. soil and combating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction abroad. The perpetuation of terrorism since then and manhandling of entire issue by US and its allies has posed serious threat to international peace as evident from subsequent events like 7/7 brutal attacks in London and elsewhere. The coalition forces seemed to have veered from their real target which comprised the elimination of Al Qaeda and Taliban forces. Instead, they are now fighting the drug trade which helps the militias retain their power and a resurgent Taliban to fight which the Bush administration recently took the decision to enhance the US troop levels. Although there has been no terrorist attack on the United States since 9/11 the threat of a new major attack is still very real. Both terrorism and economic recession are major challenges confronting US
Nepal to end bonded labor
The government decided to abolish the Haliya system the other day. This is an important step towards establishing social justice through abolition of the remnants of feudal system. The system is analogous to bonded labor and is a glaring example of the ruthless feudal relations that survives on exploitation and expropriation of the returns of labor. Held in debt bondage for generations those belonging to the lower rungs, especially untouchables and subalterns, are compelled to till and tend the land without being compensated for the labor. Once liberated and emancipated they should not be forced to till the land which is not owned by them as this is illegal and punishable by law. However, the decision needs effective implementation to ensure substantive improvement in the social and economic life of the bonded laborers. The abolition of the Haliyas system should be complemented by alternative means of livelihood so that the Haliyas can lead an independent and dignified life otherwise they might relapse into subjugation.
Bolivia civil war threatens Brazil
The situation is very tense in Bolivia, more specifically in the department of Santa Cruz, the richest and which has the largest natural gas reserves in the country. There is risk of having a civil war.
The conflicts started because of a decision by President Evo Morales want to use the funds obtained from the income of gas in a social program, reducing the financial resources of the Departments.
These Five departments in Bolivia, the richest, want to become autonomous regions, opening the possibility for that Bolivia is divided into two countries. Between yesterday and today, thousands of demonstrators took the streets of Santa Cruz and federal buildings are being invaded. There are rumors that thousands of Indigenous are going towards Santa Cruz to combat the separatist protesters.
Moreover, these demonstrators attacked the gas pipeline that delivers natural gas to Sao Paulo state in Brazil, trying to force the Brazilian government to enter the conflict. For while Brazil seems to be very concerned about the situation but will not intervene in this situation, because it is clear the intention of the protesters is to overthrow a president who was democratically elected.
Indian physicist, victim of racism
Of the three main past and present physicists behind the landmark proton-smashing experiment in Geneva, the third man is the Bose of the Higgs-boson experiment - Satyendra Nath Bose so brilliant and yet so overlooked. It is Bose after whom the sub-atomic particle 'boson' is named. The $10 billion Large Hadron Collider experiment in Switzerland could not have happened without Bose and Albert Einstein. In 1924, Bose sent a paper to Einstein describing a statistical model that laid the basis for describing one of the two categories of the elementary particles that make up an atom of which one was boson. Einstein had already won the Nobel in 1921,the British scientist Peter Higgs who eventually came up with his theory of the Higgs boson is now widely tipped to win the Nobel. It is Satyendra Nath Bose who for some reason never won the medal perhaps he became a victim to institutionalized racism. In such a case the international community and the Nobel academy should make amends through immediate recognition of his work.
Migrant clashes in India’s Assam
How can the state officials in Assam blame the separatist National Democratic Front of Bodoland blame them for clashes and ethnic cleansing of Muslims? Recurrent bouts of violence between indigenous tribesman and migrant Muslim population are a direct result of Bodos getting marginalized in their homeland by the influx of Muslims. Bodos who feel neglected by the central government want the illegal immigration to stop which is depriving them of job opportunities in the region. The Bangladeshi migrants have no right whatsoever to be in India yet the Congress government in Assam continues with the policy of importing Bangladeshi migrants and naturalizing them as Indian citizens with an eye on the vote bank. Much has to do with the lack of region’s political representation at the centre and utter neglect of this region in spite of abundant natural resources. The nation needs to focus its attention on the region if it wants to solve the problems inflicting this region.
CNN’s iReport mishap
An iReport contributor reported that Apple's CEO Steve Jobs had had a heart attack. Within moments of the post, the companies stock began to dip until Apple quickly responded that CNN's third-party reporting was false, Mr. Jobs was fine. The stock then resumed its normal trading pattern. CNN has since removed the post, obviously. But the fact that such false information about a prominent American CEO could be posted, without verification, on the website of one of the United States' and the world's most reputable news organization raises serious questions about the conduct of citizen journalism: who are the editors and what are the standards? The standards to be maintained are simply and obvious, they are the standards upheld by most news bureaus: honesty, decency and thorough fact-checking. As to who are the editors: we all are. It also means that as public editors we should offer one another constructive criticism.
Odinga demands resignation from ECK
Kenyan coalition government should immediately implement the recommendations made by the Kriegler commission. The report has sufficiently exposed the flaws in the country's entire electoral system. It has exposed how the Electoral Commission of Kenya, politicians, members of the public, political parties and the media rigged the whole exercise. ECK was found wanting in its independence and capacity which impacted negatively on the commissioners' legitimacy and public confidence to deliver impartial results. Kenyans deserve to be part of a free and fair electoral process. Thus the government must initiate necessary executive, legislative ad political measures to reconstitute the electoral body so that some amount of electoral integrity is injected into the system. This is essential if it ever wants to change the preconceived misconceptions held by Kenyans regarding country's electoral excise.
Church opposes family planning policy
The Philippine Congress is about to pass the legislation for national family planning program that includes government sponsored contraception for the poor. Those who support the proposition believe that abstinence isn't enough to control a burgeoning population. But the passage of the Reproductive Health Bill would be a waste of resources if nothing much is done to reduce poverty and improve the level of education in the country. The sector to educate the most is women, since pregnancy rates have shown to have been more controlled among educated females. While there is sex education in the curriculum of public schools right from elementary level, parents and communities should also take part in educating the youth on the topic. But if poverty reduction is the ultimate aim of population control, other measures should be equally shored up by the government such as price control on basic commodities, better education and capability skills enhancement to meet employment requirements, and more employment opportunities to reverse brain drain
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Lamhaa (Hindi: लम्हा, Urdu: لمحا) is an upcoming 2010 Bollywood action comedy film written and directed by Rahul Dholakia. Set in Kashmir, the film is a story about an army man, played by Sanjay Dutt, and his love interest, played by Bipasha Basu, in the midst of the various issues that Kashmir had faced for years. It also features Anupam Kher and Kunal Kapoor in supporting roles.
Kashmir... once known as a paradise on earth, it is now a playground of Devils. A company is generating millions of unaccountable dollars that benefit all powers- from politicians and leaders to bureaucrats in the Indian and Pakistani intelligence. From high ranking army and police officers to the militants and their supporters, everyone gets a piece of the pie.
The Military Intelligence gets a whiff of a plot that is likely to disrupt and possibly paralyze Kashmir. Vikram is sent to investigate this highly confidential mission using the identity of Gul Jehangir. The same day that he lands in the valley, Haji a top separatist leader, survives a blast. Could there be a connection between the blast and the operation?
To solve this conundrum, Vikram teams up with Aziza, Haji's young, aggressive and outspoken protégée. The intensity of their beliefs and their will to survive against all odds creates a special bond between them. They embark together on a journey full of intrigue, suspicion, betrayal and danger, to uncover the truth.
What seems like a routine investigation ends up being an operation that will change the perspectives and ideologies of both Vikram and Aziza as it exposes the dirty secrets of a state's fight for freedom, the corrupt nexus of politicians, intelligence, militancy and the crucification of idealistic and passionate people. In such a scenario, are bullets and bombs the only solution?