Dutch Children Protest the Killing of their Palestinian Peers
Dutch children have taken part of a short movie to protest against the continuing Israeli bombings of Palestinian civilians; children in particular. In a short video by filmmaker Abdelkarim El-Fassi, eight Dutch children tell the story of eight Palestinian children killed by Israel.
War, bombs, terror. The video tells exactly where the children were at the time of their death. Some were on Facebook, while others were greeted with violence that no innocent person should be exposed to, while sleeping or while watching a World Cup match.
From the year 2000, every three days, a Palestinian child has been killed at the hands of Israeli forces, a appalling and confrontational number. In recent days, during the ground offensive on the ‘open air prison’ GAZA, this average only increased.
"I am no longer here, do you care?" is an awareness campaign to bring injustice taking place in Palestine closer to home This is necessary because the disproportionate actions of Israel, which violates many international and human rights, have not been condemned.
Is the life of a Palestinian child worth less?
The recent Israeli attacks on Gaza have slaughtered more than 160 innocent children, and counting. Such an inhumane policy should cease as soon as possible. Therefore El Fassi start this campaign that brings the innocence of hundreds of now deceased Palestinian children forward.
El Fassi had previously made a video denouncing the injustice in Palestine in 2012; the video on Mahmoud Sarsak went viral. Mahmoud Sarsak is a Palestinian footballer who went on hunger strike for more than 200 days because he was arbitrarily arrested and locked up in an Israeli jail without trial. Because of international pressure, he was finally released. Are we going to get that done now? #doyoucare?
Easy to understand, historically accurate primer about why Israelis and Palestinians are fighting, why the US-backed peace process has been an impediment…
Fom The Deen Show
Senate Republicans voted to block legislation on Wednesday to overturn the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling and restore the legal right under Obamacare to cost-free contraceptive coverage for most female workers.
And folks, this is why YOUR VOTE is so important. Not only is the US Congress totally nonfunctional, the GOP in Congress is actively stopping those who want progress.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed that its decision a day earlier extending religious rights to closely held corporations applies broadly to the contraceptive coverage requirement in the new health care law, not just the handful of methods the justices considered in their ruling.
The justices did not comment in leaving in place lower court rulings in favor of businesses that object to covering all 20 methods of government-approved contraception.
Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby Inc. and a Pennsylvania furniture maker won their court challenges Monday in which they refused to pay for two emergency contraceptive pills and two intrauterine devices.
Tuesday’s orders apply to companies owned by Catholics who oppose all contraception. Cases involving Colorado-based Hercules Industries Inc., Illinois-based Korte & Luitjohan Contractors Inc. and Indiana-based Grote Industries Inc. were awaiting action pending resolution of the Hobby Lobby case.
They are among roughly 50 lawsuits from profit-seeking corporations that object to the contraceptive coverage requirement in their health plans for employees. Contraception is among a range of preventive services that must be included in the health plans, at no extra cost to workers.
The justices also ordered lower courts that ruled in favor of the Obama administration to reconsider those decisions in light of Monday’s 5-4 decision.
Two Michigan-based companies, Autocam Corp. and Eden Foods Inc., both lost their cases in the lower courts. The justices ordered the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its decisions against the companies.
If you thought the ruling by SCOTUS yesterday was narrow, think again. ALL forms of contraception are being challenged by for-profit Catholic corporations.
Ladies, if this doesn’t motivate you to get up and vote, I’m afraid nothing will! We haven’t come this far just to sit down and let things go back to the way they were. We have to defend and uphold our hard fought rights every single day, until the makeup of the SCOTUS changes and that can happen only with your involvement, only with your passion, only with you conviction, and, only with your VOTE.
Make your voice heard this November.
And before you know it, we have a game! Go USA!
Watch this video made by an YouTube user and get pumped up!