What do you know about Divestment from Fossil Fuels


Kevin,

Earlier this month, I moderated the Make a Clean Break webinar with speakers from Trillium Asset Management, Green Century Capital Management and 350_dot_org. The recording and slides are now available on DivestInvestGuide.org. I encourage you to watch and share it with others in your networks.

A few questions came up during the webinar discussion around divesting from banks that finance the sponsor companies of fossil fuel pipelines like Dakota Access, Keystone XL and others.

We didn’t get a chance to address it, and it’s an important and timely topic. So, I wrote a blog article to help clarify where I see banking decisions fitting into fossil fuel divestment as, to date, has been widely understood: Banking and the Evolving Call to Divestment Action.

I hope you find a moment to read and consider the points in this piece.

Onward,
Vanessa Green
Campaign Director
DivestInvest Individual

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Are Republicans Ready to Lose the House in 2018?


Bernie Was Right!

In a stunning turn of events, Republicans are poised to lose the House of Representatives in 2018. According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, voters prefer a Democratic majority by 54 to 38 percent!

In the same poll, respondents were asked to sum up Donald Trump in a single word. Among the top responses were “idiot,” “incompetent,” and “liar,” with “unqualified,” “ignorant,” and “stupid” high on the list.

When Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to more than 1,200 activists, organizers and candidates at the People’s Action Founding Convention, he challenged us to do more than resist Trump. We have to win with a progressive agenda that meets the needs of working people.

We can take back our government, but it will take more than television ads in the closing days of a campaign. We must build from the ground up and develop local power.

We are going to take back House with your help. More than that, we are going to build a movement that will change our politics for generations to come. But we can’t do it without you. Please make a donation of any amount to support this crucial effort.

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Red Letter Christians, Wake Up


Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

Matthew 5:4

We human beings have always looked for ways to escape, distract or numb ourselves from the harsh realities of life. Maybe we run because we think that all that is there is despair. But running from the pain doesn’t help. The sadness ends up leaking out in anger, stress, physical illness, depression or dependency on some kind of escape or distraction.

Brokenness and pain are not the end of the story. Jesus invites us into the reality that even in the middle of difficulty, if we have the courage to name and sit with our pain, we may experience solace.

Mark Scandrette is an author, activist, teacher and coach for leaders and teams who want to change the world from the inside out. He is one of the key creative shapers of the NINE BEATS Collective, an international project of artists and activists exploring – and seeking to practice – the beatitudes. Album & resources at 9beats.org.

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Abdalla Al Omari’s “Vulnerability Series” is flipping the narrative on power and privilege


In one image, Donald Trump, looking haggard and emotive, uses one arm to sling his daughter on his shoulder and the other to hold out a family portrait depicting him, his hijab-wearing wife, and their six children.

In another, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, doused in water, shirt buttons undone, tie-askew, holds an origami boat above his head, a look of muddled confusion on his face.

Then there are former US President Barack Obama, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, among other world leaders, standing in line for rations, carrying empty tableware.

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Image: Abdalla Al Omari

These jarring images depicting world leaders as refugees are part of a larger project by Syrian artist Abdalla Al Omari to humanize the refugee crisis by showing the vulnerability of world leaders.

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Called, fittingly, the “Vulnerability Series,” Omari’s exhibit is currently on display in Ayyam Gallery Dubai, United Arab Emirates and online on his website.

Omari, a Syrian refugee who now lives in Belgium, said the project began from a place of anger, but gradually evolved into a message of shared humanity.

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Image: Abdalla Al Omari

“Initially I was driven by my own experience of displacement and the anger that I felt,” Omari said in a video shared with Global Citizen. “I arrived to the paradoxical nature of empathy and somehow my aim shifted from an expression of anger…to a more vivid desire to disarm my figures, to disarm the characters, and to picture them outside of their positions of power.”

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According to the United Nations, there are now more than 5 million Syrian refugees, with another 6 million internally displaced due to the conflict that has been ongoing in the country since 2011. They’ve settled in neighboring countries like Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq, as well as European countries like Germany and Sweden, which received an estimated two thirds of all Syrian asylum claims.

But all too often, Omari said, the refugee crisis is merely reduced to these numbers.

“We see how the media depicts refugees, there is a lot of lack of personalizing these stories,” he said in the video. “If you would tell the story individually, you would connect to those people on a personal, basic level.”

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Image: Abdalla Al Omari

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Omari’s portraits are an attempt to capture this human angle, and force viewers to confront their own vulnerability, and in the case of world leaders, culpability.

“Maybe those leaders who are partly responsible [for] the displacement of the mass of Syrians…will feel what it is to be vulnerable when they see it in the mirror, when they see it in themselves,” he said.

The “Vulnerability Series” will be on display in Dubai until July 6.

"Barack," 2014

“Barack,” 2014
Abdalla Al Omari

"Erdogan," 2014

“Erdogan,” 2014
Abdalla Al Omari

"The Mediterranean," 2015

“The Mediterranean,” 2015
Abdalla Al Omari

"Barack," 2014

“Barack,” 2014
Abdalla Al Omari

"Erdogan," 2014

“Erdogan,” 2014
Abdalla Al Omari

"The Mediterranean," 2015

“The Mediterranean,” 2015
Abdalla Al Omari

"Barack," 2014

“Barack,” 2014
Abdalla Al Omari

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Don’t Buy These Products If You Don’t Want to Support Slavery—– A wide range of products, from pet food to toys, have previously been implicated in modern slavery.


By Ed Upright

LONDON, June 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British supermarkets scrambled to remove certain brands of corned beef from their shelves this month after it was found that they might be tainted by links to slave labour in Brazil.

Yet several other everyday items also have dubious associations – including an increased risk of links to slavery – according to new research by a data intelligence company.

A wide range of products, from pet food to toys, have previously been implicated in modern slavery through their complex global supply chains.

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The illegal industry traps an estimated 46 million people globally, according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index, and produces profits of about $150 billion a year, according to the International Labour Organization.

Risk analysis firm Polecat analysed about 30 million social media posts and over 300,000 online sources daily, over the course of 90 days.

In research released on Friday, it found tea, coffee, coal, sugar and tobacco are among the top eight products that have an increased risk of slavery links.

The analysis also references particular geographical hotspots, where the risk of slavery is higher.

Topping the charts in social media was coal from North Korea, with 300 indications of risk-based language in the last 90 days, according to Polecat.

Read More: Modern Slavery, This Is How Companies Can End It

The U.S. State Department’s 2016 Trafficking in Persons report found that North Korea has an estimated 80,000 to 120,000 prisoners in remote political camps where all inmates, including children, are subject to forced labour, including mining.

Next came gold from Tanzania, a country with more than 4 million child labourers, according to a government survey released last year with the International Labour Organization.

Third was cotton in Uzbekistan, the world’s fifth-largest cotton exporter but a position that rights campaigners say is maintained by a state-orchestrated forced labour system.

In online articles, blogs and features, Polecat found that gravel in the United States was at the highest risk of slavery links, with 42 examples of risk-based language found.

Earlier this year, local media in the U.S state of Tennessee reported a Guatemalan man and a pair of his ex-colleagues filed a lawsuit against a landscaping firm, accusing the company of trafficking and forced labour.

This was followed by cotton in Uzbekistan and tobacco in the United States.

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Polecat co-founder Bronwyn Kunhardt told the Thomson Reuters Foundation the task of monitoring global supply chains for modern slavery is extremely complex and requires new approaches.

“Interrogating social media and unstructured data plays a crucial role in identifying potential threats and red flags in real time,” said Kunhardt.

“Few companies are doing this comprehensively today, so it seems unlikely that we’ve seen the last big scandal related to slavery and bad practices in the supply chain.”

(Reporting by Ed Upright, Editing by Ros Russell.; Please credit Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women’s rights, trafficking and climate change. Visit news.trust.org )

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Diplomacy with North Korea needs to Get Serious even as North Korean Leader shows his Evil


Dear Kevin,

In recent weeks, North Korea’s ruthlessness has hit very close to home. The death of Otto Warmbier has shocked and saddened our country. Meanwhile, North Korea’s brutal dictator continues to develop its nuclear weapons capability.

 

All of our instincts may point toward retribution. But war with North Korea would be devastating and could lead to a nuclear catastrophe — while also threatening our own security.Recently, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said to Congress that, “If this goes to a military solution, it’s going to be tragic on an unbelievable scale.”  

 

Don’t let bluster win! Support diplomacy with North Korea.

 

Years of hawkish approaches to North Korea have failed: without engagement, North Korea continues to grow and improve its nuclear arsenal. Trump’s posturing only encourages more North Korean ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests. To truly reduce the North Korean nuclear threat, world leaders must open the door to communication. There is no military solution for North Korea. Diplomacy is the only way to roll back North Korea’s nuclear option.  

 

Add your name to support diplomacy over war with North Korea

 

Next week, the new President of South Korea, Moon Jae-In, is visiting Washington. The new South Korean President was elected overwhelmingly on a message of engagement and peace. As President Trump threatens war on the Korean Peninsula, tell Korean President Moon that Americans stand with him!

 

Send a message to President Trump: Americans don’t want war with North Korea!

 

Even during difficult times, we cannot let anger and fear win. Join us in standing for diplomacy!

 

In solidarity,

Erica Fein

Director of Government Affairs

 

P.S. Send a message to President Trump that Americans don’t want war with North Korea!

 

Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND)

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JIM CROW GOP STEALS ANOTHER ELECTION AS BRAIN DEAD DEMOCRATS & MEDIA SAY NOTHING


JIM CROW GOP STEALS ANOTHER ELECTION AS BRAIN DEAD DEMOCRATS & MEDIA SAY NOTHING Electronic Voter Fraud, Pencil Version

Electronic Voter Fraud, Pencil Version

By Bob Fitrakis & HarveyWasserman

www.solartopia.org / www.freepress.org

The Jim Crow GOP has stolen yet another Congressional election, this time in Georgia.   As always, the media and Democrats are saying nothing about it.

And now the US Supreme Court will allow secretaries of state to completely trash the ballots of anyone they choose.

So the Trump/GOP domination of American elections is essentially secure for the foreseeable future. Anyone believing the 2018 or 2020 elections will provide realistic opportunities to overthrow Trump/GOP control of the government is living in a dream world.

That dream world fits an historic pattern we outline in our new STRIP & FLIP DISASTER OF AMERICA’S STOLEN ELECTIONS (www/freepress.org). Its latest incarnation has just surfaced in Jim Crow Georgia.

The much-hyped Congressional race between Democrat John Ossof and former Georgia GOP secretary of state Karen Handel was the most expensive in US history, costing more than $50 million.

It has ended with yet another victory for Jim Crow election theft as surely as if the KKK had run rampant through the countryside, lynching potential voters.

When the seat was vacated by a Trump cabinet pick, Ossof apparently won a run-off election. Early reports showed him with well over 50% of the vote. But as usual where electronic voting machines are involved, Ossof’s margin mysteriously fell under the majority as the evening proceeded, forcing a run-off.

Not one major media outlet reported that GOP secretaries of state like Handel have been using the infamous Crosscheck program to strip untold numbers of minority and other suspected Democrats from the registration rolls. As reported by Greg Palast in THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY, Crosscheck was developed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to eliminate millions of non-white voters from the registration rolls. In 2016 some 30 GOP secretaries of state used it to help put Trump in the White House.

Trump has since appointed Kobach to a special national commission on elections. Trump also picked J. Kenneth Blackwell, the former Ohio secretary of state responsible for flipping the 2004 presidential election from John Kerry to George W. Bush. The commission will be a perfect weapon to further enhance the Republican apparatus for stealing elections.

Meanwhile, in their endless fund-raising e-mails and public rantings, the corporate Democrats continue to focus on alleged Russian hacking. They avoid any real attention to the Crosscheck program and other forms of homegrown Jim Crow disenfranchisement that helped cost them the presidency and innumerable seats in the state and US legislatures, giving the GOP a growing iron grip on our government.

They fail to mention that a data analytics firm working for the Democratic National Committee “accidentally leaked the sensitive personal details of roughly 198 million citizens … on the web for nearly two weeks.” As Business Insiderexplained: “This is what you can use to steal an election.”

In Georgia, Greg Palast has reported in that a grassroots citizens’ group recently compiled some 10,000 registration forms for Korean-Americans to vote in the disputed Ossof-Handel district. The completed forms were delivered to GOP election officials, but somehow the names were never entered onto the voter rolls.

When registration activists complained, Georgia authorities claimed to never have received the forms. According to Palast, when the activists told election officials they had photo-copied the forms, the state launched a legal lynching, threatening the activists with criminal prosecution and destroying their voter registration organization.

Those 10,000 disenfranchised Korean-Americans, combined with votes stolen by Crosscheck, could easily have won the first run-off election for Ossof, and the follow-up as well.

This is the third consecutive Congressional election the Democrats have lost since Trump took power. They also just lost one in South Carolina.

Pelosi and company are trying to crow about how close they came in heavily Republican districts, many of which re growing increasingly diverse.   But those seats still belong to Trump’s Jim Crow GOP. Like Al Gore in 2000, John Kerry in 2004 and Hillary Clinton in 2016, the party still refuses to even discuss how these critical elections were stripped with massive disenfranchisement and then, where necessary, flipped by electronic means.

To make matters much worse, the Supreme Court has just upheld partisan election stripping in Ohio, refusing to hear a challenge to Ohio’s Jim Crow habit of trashing ballots with minor errors on them.

The process has been perfected by current GOP Secretary of State Jon Husted, who regularly orders that ballots be discarded with tiny variations in details like omitting a zip code, missing a digit in a social security number, writing in legal cursive rather than roman letters.

Like Blackwell before him, Husted swings elections by pitching thousands of provisional, mailed-in and other suspected Democratic votes into the trash on the slightest pretext. The practice was challenged in court by the Democrats and the Northern Ohio Coalition for the Homeless. But the corporatist Roberts Supreme Court has left this electoral lynch process in place.

In essence this marks the death of the Democratic Party in Ohio and wherever else there’s a Trump/GOP secretary of state. Popular progressive US Senator Sherrod Brown, for example, will stand no chance for re-election in 2018 in a balloting where Husted can eliminate as many Democratic votes as he needs to flip the seat to the GOP, no matter who they run for it.

Major stories at Huffington Post, the New York Times and elsewhere make no mention of the trashing of those Asian-American registration forms or of the Crosscheck program stripping untold numbers of registered voters in Georgia.

Endless Democrat harping on Russian meddling, followed by countless fundraising emails signed by Nancy Pelosi, ignore that the party has zero chance of stopping the Trump GOP until registration forms are actually honored and votes are actually counted.

Neither the corporate media nor the corporate Democrats seem able to handle the inconvenient truth that our electoral system is, as Donald Trump says, totally rigged.

He should know. His party is the one doing it, Jim Crow-style, in Georgia and throughout the rest of the country.

The Democrats and their media cohorts are now beginning to mourn the weakness of the “Democrat” brand.

But they seem unwilling and/or unable to face the simple reality that these elections are being stripped and flipped. Until they do, there will be zero meaningful electoral challenge to the Trump catastrophe.

 www.solartopia.org

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Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman are co-authors of the newly issued STRIP & FLIP DISASTER OF AMERICA’S STOLEN ELECTIONS: FIVE JIM CROWS & ELECTRONIC ELECTION THEFT now at www.freepress.org.

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Murder in America by police?


Dash Cam Video Released Showing Police Officer Killing Philando Castile

JUN 21, 2017

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The dash camera video of the police killing of African-American motorist Philando Castile in Minnesota has been released, only days after police officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter. The dash cam video shows Yanez pointing his gun at Castile through the driver’s side window. Castile then informs the officer that he has a gun in the car, which he was licensed to carry. In the video, you can also hear the voices of Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her 4-year-old young daughter, who were both inside the car.

A warning to our audience, this video is graphic.

Philando Castile: “Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a—”

Jeronimo Yanez: “OK.”

Philando Castile: “—firearm on me.”

Jeronimo Yanez: “OK. Don’t reach for it then.”

Philando Castile: “I’m not.”

Jeronimo Yanez: “Don’t pull it out.”

Philando Castile: “I’m not pulling it out.”

Jeronimo Yanez: “Don’t pull it out!”

Philando Castile: “I’m not—”

[multiple shots, screaming]

Diamond Reynolds: “You just killed my boyfriend! He wasn’t reaching for it!”

Philando Castile: “I wasn’t reaching!”

Diamond Reynolds: “He wasn’t reaching.”

Jeronimo Yanez: “Don’t pull it out!”

Diamond Reynolds: “He wasn’t!”

Jeronimo Yanez: “Don’t move!”

Diamond Reynolds: “Oh, man. Oh, my god.”

Jeronimo Yanez: “Don’t move! Don’t move!”

Diamond Reynolds: “Oh, my god. I’m shaking.”

Jeronimo Yanez: “Don’t move!”

Diamond Reynolds: “Don’t move, baby.”

Jeronimo Yanez: “Code 3! Get the baby girl out of here!”

“Get the baby girl out of here!”—the words of police officer Jeronimo Yanez, screaming as the 4-year-old girl escapes from the car, after watching Philando Castile being shot seven times by Officer Yanez.

Parents of Michael Brown Settle Wrongful Death Suit with City of Ferguson, MO

JUN 21, 2017

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And in Ferguson, Missouri, the parents of Michael Brown have settled their wrongful death lawsuit with the city of Ferguson over the murder of their son by white police officer Darren Wilson in 2014. Michael Brown was 18 years old and unarmed when officer Wilson shot him dead and then left his body to lie in the street for over four hours. The settlement is sealed, which means the terms will not be made public.

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More on Saudi’s endless Wars with its Middle Eastern Neighbors


Saudi King Deposes Nephew and Replaces His Son as Heir to Throne

JUN 21, 2017

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In Saudi Arabia, King Salman has deposed his nephew as crown prince and has replaced him with his son, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, who is now first in line for the throne. Mohammed bin Salman currently serves as defense minister and has been presiding over the devastating U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war in Yemen. In response to the news, The Huffington Post’s foreign affairs reporter Akbar Shahid Ahmed tweeted, “This is HUGE. Man he is replacing was against Qatar crusade+Yemen war. Saudi is doubling down on its most controversial actions.”

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Yemen: Officials Say U.S.-Backed Saudi Airstrike Killed 25 Civilians in Market

JUN 21, 2017

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Meanwhile, in Yemen, health officials say multiple U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed at least 25 civilians at a market in northern Saada province Sunday. Graphic images that circulated on social media show corpses lying amid rubble and survivors surveying the damage to the market. More than 10,000 people have died amid the ongoing U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has also destroyed the country’s health, water and sanitation systems, sparking a deadly cholera outbreak.

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State Dept. is Confused About Saudi Move to Cut Ties with Qatar

JUN 21, 2017

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The State Department expressed confusion Tuesday about Saudi Arabia’s move to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, saying the Saudis and other Gulf countries have not revealed their grievances more than two weeks after they severed ties. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said Tuesday, “At this point, we are left with one simple question: Were the actions really about their concerns about Qatar’s alleged support for terrorism, or were they about the long-simmering grievances between and among the GCC countries?” referring to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. President Trump initially celebrated and even tried to claim credit for Saudi Arabia’s decision to cut ties with Qatar, tweeting, “During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar–look!” But then a week later, the U.S. agreed to sell $12 billion worth of U.S.-manufactured F-15 fighter jets to Qatar.

Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic war with Qatar, explained – Vox

Jun 6, 2017 – Tensions between Qatar and its neighbors skyrocketed last month after … played for the US in its fight against radicalism in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia And Arab Neighbors Punish Qatar Over Terrorism. Will …

Jun 5, 2017 – Four Arab countries cut all ties with Qatar because of its support of terrorism, … Early Monday morning in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain … Qatar cannot fight a war with SaudiArabia because it lacks the military …

What Is Saudi Arabia Going to Do With Its Arms Buildup? – Newsweek

Mar 17, 2017 – Will the kingdom turn on its neighbors to head off a revolt at home? … too exhausted by 15 years of near-endless involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan to … If Saudi Arabia starts a war in theMiddle East by invading a neighbor …

Saudi Arabia mired in the quicksand of the Middle East Between War …

orientxxi.info › Orient XXI › Alain Gresh

Jan 5, 2017 – Two years after his accession to the throne, King Salman faces many challenges. The intervention in Yemen is bogged down and Saudi Arabia …

The forgotten, endless war in Yemen – Middle East News – Haaretz.com

http://www.haaretz.com › Middle East News

Aug 22, 2016 – Unlike the war in Syria, the war in Yemen is not a focus of … Before the war, it produced less than a half-million barrels a day, and now its output is just … But when America needs Saudisupport in other parts of the Middle East, …. How Israel Quietly Demolished the Western Wall’s MuslimNeighborhood.

Updates & Resources • Friends Committee on National Legislation

Items 41 – 50 of 98 – What does it mean to love our neighbors now? … more than three days, Washington must fully commit to cutting off weapons transfers if Saudi Arabia refuses to end its war on civilians there. … Update Libya: A New Front for the Endless War › … FCNL’s Middle East lobbyist Kate Gould moderated the panel.

The Endless Wars Of Yemen | 21st Century Asian Arms Race

Dec 30, 2016 – With Yemen ravaged by a civil war fueled by its neighbors it’s worth exploring … Empire imposed control over Islam’s holy cities in the mid-16th century. … Red Sea it was the British East India Company succeeded at annexing Aden, … With Saudi Arabia established by force of arms the plains leading to the …

Iran Is Winning the War for Dominance of the Middle East | Foreign …

foreignpolicy.com/2015/04/14/yemen-iran-saudi-arabia-middle-east/

Apr 14, 2015 – Iran Is Winning the War for Dominance of the Middle East … Egypt loves Saudi Arabia because Riyadh keeps its economy afloat — but it also …

Can Saudi Arabia Escape the Trap of Endless War in Yemen? | The …

nationalinterest.org/feature/can-saudi-arabia-escape-the-trap-endless-war-yemen-17477

Aug 25, 2016 – What do the Saudis and their coalition partners hope to gain from this … war against the Houthis, whom he described as “our neighbors,” but to …

Yemen: Hopes for peace, fear of endless war | Middle East Eye

Dec 4, 2015 – Yemen: Hopes for peace, fear of endless war … The Houthis and their allies, on the one hand, and the Saudi-led …. Through both their rhetoric and actions, the Houthis have arguably giventheir neighbours ample reasons for …  

Yemen’s War Is Redrawing the Middle East’s Fault Lines

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May 11, 2015 – Yemen’s War Is Redrawing the Middle East’s Fault Lines … As Saudi Arabia continues itsair assault on Yemen’s Houthi insurgents, … has taxed the Pakistani army, which must also pay attention to its southern neighbor, India. …. Trump Revs Up the Endless War Machine · The Hunger President · There’s No …

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After being gang raped by her village elders, Mukhtar Mai (Bibi) fought back … when will Real Honor Come to Pakistan


Mukhtār Mā’ī – Wikipedia

Mukhtaran Bibi is a Pakistani woman from the village of Meerwala, in the rural tehsil (county) of … She started the Mukhtar Mai Women’s Welfare Organization to help support and educate Pakistani women and girls. In April 2007, Mukhtar Mai …

Mukhtaran Mai: A story of extraordinary courage – The Express Tribune

Apr 22, 2011 – On June 22, 2002, at approximately 2 pm, Mukhtaran Mai was raped by four men after being dragged into the house of a Mastoi tribesman in …

Mukhtar Mai revisits ordeal through Thumbprint | Pakistan News | Al …

5 days ago – Mukhtar Mai travels to LA to watch Thumbprint, which recounts her 2002 rape and decision to take her attackers to court. … Fifteen years after her gang rape by a local clan in her village in Pakistan, Mukhtar Mai is reliving her ordeal, but also her courage, through a US opera …

Hope of belated justice for Pakistani woman gang-raped as a …

https://www.theguardian.com › World › Development › Pakistan

Jun 3, 2016 – Mukhtar Mai has become an international campaigner for women’s rights. She was gang-raped in 2002 Photograph: Felix Clay for the …

Mukhtar Mai Women’s Organisation – Official Site

Mukhtar Mai Women’s Organisation. … Mukhtar Mai Women’s Organisation. Home · Mission · Projects » · Girls Model School · Shelter Home · Women Resource …

WOMEN MAKE MOVIES | After the Rape The Mukhtar Mai Story

In 2002, Mukhtar Mai, a rural Pakistani woman from a remote part of the Punjab, was gang-raped by order of her tribal council as punishment for her yo.

Gang rape victim Mukhtar Mai walks runway at Pakistan’s fashion week

http://www.smh.com.au › Lifestyle › The Optimist

Nov 2, 2016 – Gang-raped and paraded naked in public 14 years ago, Mukhtar Mai has walked the fashion runway during Pakistan’s fashion week.

Mukhtar Mai – The New York Times

News about Mukhtar Mai. Commentary and archival information about Mukhtaran Bibi from The New York Times.

Pakistan gang-rape victim marries her bodyguard

Apr 12, 2009 – Pakistani gang-rape victim Mukhtar Mai, who rose to tragic fame in the West as the cause celebre of oppressed women, is all smiles since …

After the Rape: The Mukhtar Mai Story – YouTube

Jan 8, 2013 – Uploaded by SpectiCast Entertainment

In 2002, Mukhtar Mai, a rural Pakistani woman from a remote part of the Punjab, was gang-raped by order of …  

After being gang raped by her village elders, Mukhtar fought back …

http://www.telegraph.co.uk › News › UK News

Jan 28, 2007 – Mukhtar Mai’s story is as horrific as it is simple, and it is quickly told. On June 22, 2002, the council of her tiny village, on the southern fringes of …

Mukhtar Mai gang rape accused freed – Pakistan – DAWN.COM

Mar 13, 2014 – Four men, charged in connection with the gang-rape of Mukhtar Mai, sit inside a police lockup at Ali Pur near Multan in this July 16, 2002 file …

Going back to Mukhtar Mai – Pakistan – DAWN.COM

Apr 22, 2011 – No words can describe the dejection, pain and anguish that many of us felt on hearing the Supreme Court’s verdict on Mukhtar Mai’s case.

Profile: Mukhtar Mai – BBC News

Apr 21, 2011 – Mukhtar Mai was brutally gang-raped on the orders of her village council, because of an offence her 12-year-old brother was alleged to have …

Pakistan rape victim Mukhtar Mai faces new injustice – BBC News

Apr 27, 2011 – The BBC’s Aleem Maqbool explains why Pakistani rape victim Mukhtar Mai faces what appears to be a new injustice.

Pakistani rape survivor Mukhtar Mai comes to L.A. to see justice, if only …

5 days ago – On Thursday night, Mukhtar Mai went to the opera for the first time in her life. And though the experience might have been new for the Pakistani …

Mukhtar Mai: Pakistan’s Gang Rape Verdict Travesty – The Daily Beast

Apr 21, 2011 – A high court set free several of the men accused of the shocking gang-rape of Mukhtar Mai. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon on why the activist for …

Mukhtar Mai gangrape case: Pakistan Supreme Court acquits five

Apr 21, 2011 – Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday upheld the acquittal of five of the six men accused in the gang rape of Mukhtar Mai, the …  

Pakistan’s Mukhtar Mai Marries–But Why? – Forbes

Mar 20, 2009 – Mukhtar Mai became a global hero after she was gang-raped in 2002 on the orders of a village council, as punishment for an alleged offense …

Mukhtar Mai gangrape case: Pakistan Supreme Court acquits five

Apr 21, 2011 – Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday upheld the acquittal of five of the six men accused in the gang rape of Mukhtar Mai, the …

In The Name Of Honour: Amazon.co.uk: Mukhtar Mai: 9781844084838 …

Buy In The Name Of Honour by Mukhtar Mai (ISBN: 9781844084838) from Amazon’s Book Store. Free UK delivery on eligible orders.

Mukhtar Mai Women’s Organization – Home | Facebook

See more of Mukhtar Mai Women’s Organization by logging into Facebook …. Student of Mukhtar MaiGirls School,(who was disable physically) passed her …

Mukhtar Mai (@MukhtarMai) | Twitter

The latest Tweets from Mukhtar Mai (@MukhtarMai). President Mukhtar Mai Women’s Organization, campaigning for education and women rights in Pakistan …

Amazon.com: Mukhtar Mai: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

Visit Amazon.com’s Mukhtar Mai Page and shop for all Mukhtar Mai books and other Mukhtar Mairelated … In the Name of Honour by Mukhtar Mai (2006-05-04).

Gang rape victim fights back for girls’ education – CNN.com

Feb 21, 2013 – After Mukhtar Mai was gang raped on the orders of a tribal court in Pakistan in 2002, local tradition dictated she was expected to commit …

Giving to Mukhtar Mai | Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps accepts money to pass along to Mukhtar Mai’s organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls in Pakistan. However, these gifts are …

Vital Voices Hosts Women’s Advocate Mukhtar Mai of Pakistan – Vital …

Vital Voices Hosts Women’s Advocate Mukhtar Mai of Pakistan. On October 27, Vital Voices held a roundtable discussion, featuring Mukhtar Mai, on women’s …

Shame (2006) – IMDb

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Documentary · In modern Pakistan, Ghulam Fareed lives a poor lifestyle in Meerwala along with his daughter, Mukhtaran Mai and son, Shaqoor. Meerwala is a …

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