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          Haiti says 17 killed in quake, more than 2,000 homes damaged      Cache   Translate Page      
The weekend earthquake which battered Haiti killed 17 people, authorities said on Tuesday, and damaged or destroyed nearly 2,500 houses, sparking fears that many buildings are in a precarious state in the impoverished Caribbean country.

          Here's Why I Love Iran — Even When My Country Sees It as an Enemy      Cache   Translate Page      
Wondering about American indifference about the war we're ramping up for has had me thinking about why I love Iran.

I was living in Harlem.

It was a few weeks after 9/11 and when Mahsa rang and let me know that she would be in New York, I was happy and excited.

Her brother and I had been friends for over ten years.

We always said our meeting was destined.

As the only two kids of color—I am Black American and he is Persian—in an otherwise all-white Women in Religion class at DePaul University, something in my heart knew he would be my friend for life. I’ll never forget the look of agony in his big blue eyes when after opening the door to that crammed classroom he encountered a sea a white faces looking back at him, no one budging to indicate they would make room as he courageously closed the door behind him, turned and bared the stark gaze of the tall, lanky, pasty professor with the thick Eastern European accent, intensifying the mood with “Why don’t we wait to continue since some of us don’t know how to get to here on time.”

Somehow in that moment, our eyes locked and I hurriedly moved my bag and beckoned him to come sit next to me. Shaun made his way through the sea of kids, barely letting him through the tight aisles. By the time he sat down, sweat trickling from his brow, he was relieved and I was relieved for him and we both laughed under our breath. When he rifled through his bag looking for a pen and couldn’t find one—another long pause from our professor—we both laughed again as I handed him one of mine.

We become one in that moment, representing a warm cocoon of support to protect us through the white supremacist death by a thousand cuts that can choke and kill with its vicious silences and pauses that wither you from the inside out and have no balm but the knowing, empathetic understanding that laughter and friendship can heal.

Even though he was born in Iran, I here in America, we had many things in common. He was organized into his understanding of Whiteness in Wilmette and I got my credentials in Fairfield, Connecticut. Different places, same stuff. Our families were the only people of color in extremely affluent communities and the day to day experiences, that remind you every day of how alien and unlovable you are, would leave their mark on our psyches, well after we’d graduated high school and found one another in that classroom at DePaul University.

Getting together was healing. He and his cousins became fixtures at my house whenever there were barbeques, family get-togethers and parties. When I met Shaun I didn’t know much about Persian history and culture, just what I remembered from what became known as the “hostage crisis,” and the Shah of Iran, years before.

I was eight years old when a group of Iranian college students shut down a building in a place called Tehran. They were holding fifty or so Americans inside the embassy and wouldn’t release them until their demands were met. My mother said the students were standing up for themselves because America was “doing them like they do us” and “they know how it is.” My mom and the Iranian kids seemed to be on the same page because at some point, soon after the “crisis” began, the students released the women and the Black Americans, let them walk right out of the embassy. It made so much sense and I was so impressed with the reasonableness of their actions. “Women hold a special place in our society and Blacks live under American oppression and tyranny.”

Even though the white broadcasters tried to reduce the gesture to a publicity stunt, watching those people march out of the building, the women coming home to their children and the Black Brothers with their afros, coming home to their families, after that the students had my vote. And I got the message, for the first time in my life, that Black people in America had something in common with Black people and other people of color, all over the world.

We were one.

The students knew it. They said it for everyone to hear and now I knew it too.

Hanging out with Shaun reminded me of that. We had good times together and my mom and dad adored him, treated him like he was one of their own. We danced, partied, ate as much barbeque as we could hold, had great cocktails and just enjoyed life together. My parents taught him how to play Bid Whist, Black folk’s version of Bridge. Going to Shaun’s place, either his parents' house out in Wilmette or his apartment down the street from our place in Lincoln Park, was just the same. Just good times. When he cooked, my gosh, the food was magnificent! Well-seasoned meats with fresh, delicious herbs, perfectly cooked fluffy rice with these gorgeous, aromatic dips and sauces. The art on his walls was impeccable and the energy in his apartment was always flowing. Like my family, Shaun was hospitable, caring, a lovely conversationalist and knew how to have a good time, and he cared about people.

Photo Credit: CODEPINK

We had so many things in common.

So of course, years later when his baby sister Mahsa came to New York, I was excited to host.

She arrived, smartly dressed like a low-key, genius poet in her well-tailored men’s sports jacket, a black turtleneck, jeans and expensive but understated loafers. Mahsa had always been elegant and gorgeous. We walked down to People’s Choice, the most delicious homemade Jamaican food in New York City. I think we got oxtails with peas and rice and cabbage. Neither one of us could get over how extraordinarily delicious the food was. We ate and we talked about her work and mine. We’d all since left Chicago, years ago. Shaun to Los Angeles, me to New York City and Mahsa to Tehran. She’d done a women’s magazine, Bad Jens, and had become a serious organizer of community over there. On this trip she was working at the UN with Shirin Ebadi, doing translation work for her papers, books and speeches. Even though Mahsa was really humble about it, which was her way, I knew from her proud brother that her work with Shirin Ebadi was a really big deal.

Since 9/11 had just gone down, and Bush was pushing us to go to war with Iraq, I took the opportunity to make sense of all that had happened in that part of the world. “Why are we always fighting and complaining about Iraq and Iran?” I asked as we chomped away. “And what’s the deal with Afghanistan?” I admitted to her something that I had hidden from myself, that even though I was pretty active in international situations that impacted Black people and people of color globally, Haiti, South Africa, Venezuela, that I knew very little about the Middle East. It just became something that was always already happening… so ongoing that I just tuned out. Mahsa was one of those people, that even though she was crazy smart, brilliant really, you didn’t have to pretend that you knew something that you did not.

She explained about the oil. She explained about the pipelines. She explained the grip of American imperialism, the destruction of the cities of Middle Eastern antiquity and the pillaging of museums and libraries by American armed forces throughout the years and the slow, steady march to Iraq that the U.S. was directing to Iran. That seemed outlandish to me, that Iran would ever be treated in that fashion. When she started talking about the incessant bombing, the destruction of Beirut came up and I informed her that back in the early '80s, Black folks likened the most cracked-out, left behind areas of our own communities to this city, “South Side of Chicago lookin’ like Beirut,” I’d hear brothers and sisters say.

Mahsa shook her head and smiled slightly and then gave me a glimpse of the history of the beauty and majesty of this gorgeous Lebanese city. She was clearly disturbed by the information, but her gentle, non-judgmental telling of these things, in a tone demonstrative of patience and inner peace, her deep intellect and elegance, amplified a sense of what Americans did not know or like to think about, that ours was a young, foolish country… a big, ignorant, bully baby and that we had lost our way. Completely. Most of us unaware of what was really happening in our names, and for oil, imperialism and what Bush kept calling “our way of life,” around the world, especially in the Middle East, with people, who like my mother’d said all those years ago “know how it is.”

We do not like to even consider what we have destroyed and in that destruction what has been lost, forever, to the world. What we have lost is friendship, culture, love, peace, endless possibilities and all of the wonderful things that come from life when you are trying to crush, kill, and control. Somewhere along the way, in a quest for assimilation, peace and acceptance, and just probably worn downness, Black Americans forgot too, that we have something in common with our brothers and sisters in the Middle East. The greatest blow from the War Economy is that it separates us. Eventually, it separated Shaun and I… understandably. After all, it is difficult to maintain friendships with folks when your country makes habit of lying, stealing, cheating, murdering and spreading hate, making their lives here and back home, a misery.

America was and still is running around, destructively taking… snatching things... from people, with whom Black folks, Native people, LatinX in the land known as the United States have something in common.

As I look at the bombed-out streets of the countries that the United States has attacked, and ripped apart, dusty, dirt heaps where gardens used to grow, I have to look at my own communities, here in the United States. Areas with no green spaces or parks and the prisons swollen with human energy relegated to slavery. Flint, Michigan, with no drinkable water source, Deep East Oakland with nowhere to buy living foods and soil so destroyed by pollution that you can’t grow any… children climbing out of tents in homeless encampments in downtown Oakland, while tech millionaires look down on them from their sprawling condo apartment windows. The United States is waging the same war on the people of the Middle East, that it is waging here on Black folks, LatinX, Indigenous people and poor Whites, here in our local communities.

This truth takes me back to that look on Mahsa’s face when she told me of the beauty of precious Beirut and the pure glory of what stood there before the dust and the rubble.

I have always had the sense that being reminded of what we have in common, (in addition to being targeted by the most destructive force on the planet… the American government…) would create a solidarity that could truly organize peace on its own, between the people most heavily enslaved, marginalized and victimized by the virus of War Economy which spreads by keeping us fearful of one another and separates us. I have always had the sense that if the Black and LatinX children on the South Side of Chicago understood that the bullets flying by and through their heads and the food deserts in which they reside are a construction of the engineers of the War Economy, which inflict death upon all that they cannot control, as they do today to the children of Yemen and Afghanistan, and God forbid, Iran, that they would have a different sense of their possibilities and self-worth in the world. I have always had the sense that if we remembered what the Iranian students were really saying and doing when they released the folks who “suffered under American oppression and tyranny,” just like they did… that we would all be unstoppable… together… because knowing that we all have something in common is the first step towards growing and sustaining a local peace economy.

The good news is that we get a chance to start again, everytime we open our eyes and begin a new day.

When I tell people that our government is ramping up to a war with Iran, a glaze comes over their eyes. It’s like yelling fire in a crowded theater but nobody moves because they’re too busy enjoying their buttered popcorn and watching the movie… so you have to start explaining that fire not only burns… but it can kill you.

Get up and run!

Are we that used to waging war in America that no one even bats an eye?

Photo Credit: CODEPINK

Or is it because Iran is this faraway place where they’re not like us... and practice a different religion… have different values… a place where the people have nothing in common with us? This glaze over the eyes thing has happened so much that I have to wonder what has happened in my life that makes me understand that loving the Iranian people is as natural as loving my own people... as natural as knowing that they are my people.

Wondering why my fellow countrymen and women do not connect in the same way has shaken me up a little… a lot... and had me thinking about why I love Iran.

I want to dedicate this piece to Mahsa Shekarloo, who left our world on September 5, 2014. May all the girls and women, around the world and especially Iran… Persia, know that she organized, loved and sacrificed so that they could be free. And to her dear brother, Arash, aka Shaun, who is my friend… for life.

Learn more and join CODEPINK's We Love Iranians campaign here.

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

 

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          3 Things the Church Must Do to Survive in This Culture      Cache   Translate Page      

In November, I will celebrate 50 years of being given the joy and privilege of ministering. It is and always will be the best thing that God could ever have called me to do with my life.

Over the years I've witnessed incredible miracles and walked through challenging wilderness seasons. These mountaintop and valley seasons have taught me a great deal about myself, my God and His kingdom, and they have caused me to grow and stretch in ways I never could have foreseen at the outset of my ministry career. As I look back, it's clear that my most significant lessons could be summed up in these six words of advice:

1. Be bold.

2. Be broken.

3. Be bright.

While studying the life of David and his desire for the presence of God in his life and in the lives of His people, I realized that throughout every battle and conflict, you can find the evidence of boldness, brokenness and brightness in him. These characteristics in David are what I believe made him a man after God's own heart, and they are why God was able to use him to impact the world around him, including his government. They are what will allow you and me to make an impact on our churches, our communities and our nation too.

As I was watching the Senate hearing in Washington this week, my heart was broken for where we are as a country. We are broken, divided and hostile toward each other. The enemy is saying the church is bigoted, racist, and condescending and that we doubt the Word of God. The devil wants people to believe the church is a thing of the past, so he whispers lies that cause people to question why we would pay attention to something written thousands of years ago. As for believers, even among our ranks there is little evidence of brokenness before the living, mighty, and holy God. There are very few who are willing to humble themselves and repent, or embrace God's love. Each side is flush with boldness but woefully lacking in the other two characteristics that made David so successful.

I am not at all saying the church should step back, stifling its voice in an attempt to find this balance. On the contrary. We cannot take responsibility for the actions and reactions of those with whom we are at odds, but we have a mandate to serve God obediently—and that service requires our boldness and brokenness before Him, even if it makes us uncomfortable.

Although most people who know me today wouldn't easily believe it, I was painfully shy as a child. Because of that shyness, when I was called upon to do bold things, I would cry. But here's the thing: Crying never stopped me. Even when I felt embarrassed of the spotlight or longed to disappear into the background, I knew I couldn't walk away from what I had been called to do, even if stepping out and being boldly obedient would bring painful tears that might make me the subject of ridicule. Before long I realized an important lesson, one I want you to consider today: Through my tears came the greatest breakthroughs of my life.

When our boldness comes out of brokenness before our God, the light of His presence breaks through, allowing the lost world around us to see the brightness of His glory.

The world wants to see Jesus, and right now they are more ready for Him than the church is ready for the world. But God is bringing balance to this area. I believe God is breaking the times of leanness of Spirit, and we get to witness it firsthand. He is clearing the air of a lot of junk in America. Don't be surprised but rather rejoice when you hear of outpourings of the Holy Spirit. God is birthing Holy Spirit boldness in the church, but it will only come out brokenness and humility. Watch, see, and move by faith as He releases the brightness of His glory.

The church in our nation must step up and show the world who God truly is and what the power of His love can do in our broken world. We must show them who we really are—bold, broken and bright with the love and light of Christ, the morning star.

Here's another way to put it: "You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven" (Matt. 5:16, MSG). {eoa}

Mikel French has challenged spiritual awakening all across America, where many celebrations extended into multiple weeks, and has conducted celebrations in France, Sweden, Russia, Romania, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Germany, South Africa, Malawi, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Haiti, Japan, Singapore, India and Thailand. He conducted an outreach celebration in Manila, Philippines, reaching 200,000 teenagers with the Book of Hope. Through the generous support of partners, he has presented the message of Jesus Christ to millions of people in the nation of Russia through televised citywide soul-winning celebrations. Mikel considers it an honor to assist in conducting the annual pastor's conference, where thousands of pastors from Russia's 11 time zones come for training, teaching and equipping. Mikel and his wife, Marsha, reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


          Réplicas sísmicas continúan afectando al territorio haitiano      Cache   Translate Page      
Unos cuatro sismos superiores a 3,0 en la escala abierta de Richter fueron perceptibles este lunes en Haití, de acuerdo a los centros sismológicos de la región - Fuente: www.granma.cu
          Haiti earthquake toll rises to 17      Cache   Translate Page      
PORT-AU-PRINCE: The death toll from the earthquake that struck northwest Haiti over the weekend has risen to 17, with nearly 350 others injured, the interior ministry said on Tuesday (Oct 9). Nine people were killed in the coastal city of Port-de-Paix, the closest major town to the quake's ...
          Sismo en Haití deja al menos 17 muertos      Cache   Translate Page      
CN COLIMANOTICIAS Puerto Príncipe.- Las autoridades de emergencia de Haití informaron hoy de la muerte de otras dos personas a causa del temblor de magnitud 5.9 que afectó el país el sábado, lo que aumentó a 17 las víctimas fatales producto de este sismo. El director de Protección Civil, Jerry Chandle, dijo hoy que 7 mil 883 familias necesitan ayuda humanitaria por los estragos del sismo, cuyo epicentro se registró frente a […]
          Haití: el gobierno aprueba aumento del salario mínimo pero los trabajadores denuncian que es insuficiente      Cache   Translate Page      

Fixation du salaire minimum : le secteur textile passe de 350 à 420 gourdes L’arrêté confirmant les grilles salariales par segment en ce qui concerne les secteurs d’activités de la vie économique du pays a été publié, ce lundi 8 octobre. S’agissant des entreprises faisant partie du segment A notamment les entreprises en croissance et […]

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          Haití: son 15 los muertos y más de 300 los heridos tras dos sismos      Cache   Translate Page      

El número de muertos en Haití a causa del sismo del sábado se elevó a 15, mientras que los heridos suman 333, informó ayer Protección Civil, que precisó, además, que 7.000 casas fueron destruidas por el terremoto. En Port-de-Paix, en el departamento Noroeste de Haití y el lugar más cercano al epicentro del sismo de […]

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          HAITI, 5 YEARS AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING      Cache   Translate Page      
By: Jon Rose Friends, I know we all ring in the new year on Jan 1st… but over the past 5 years another date has surfaced as a more significant marker for me – January 12th, the day a 7.0 … Continue reading
          Haiti Says 17 Killed in Quake, More Than 2,000 Homes Damaged      Cache   Translate Page      
The weekend earthquake which battered Haiti killed 17 people, authorities said on Tuesday, and damaged or destroyed nearly 2,500 houses, sparking fears that many buildings are in a precarious state in the impoverished Caribbean country. The shallow, magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northern Haiti on Saturday, spreading panic, particularly around Port-de-Paix, a coastal town that absorbed the brunt of the shockwave. Two more people were confirmed dead on Tuesday, taking the death toll to 17, according to Haiti's civil protection agency. Another 333 people were injured, it said. Prime Minister Jean Henry Ceant said 2,280 houses were damaged and 168 destroyed. The quake, centered just off the north coast, was one of the strongest to hit Haiti since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake near Port-au-Prince killed tens of thousands of people in 2010. There have been several aftershocks, causing alarm around Port-de-Paix, particularly inside the local prison. "The prison walls are all cracked by the earthquake, and the building may collapse and kill all of us any time," inmate Dosty Pierre, 30, said from his prison cell. He and other prisoners urged authorities to move them. The national administrative police chief, Carl-Henry Boucher, told Reuters that the penitentiary authorities in the capital were working on the issue, but could not say when the prisoners would be moved to a different jail. On Sunday, prisoners organized a riot to escape and got out of their cells, but guards and riot police foiled the jail break, said Jackson Hilaire, police chief for the northwest region.
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By Joseph Guyler DelvaPORT-DE-PAIX, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The weekend earthquake which battered Haiti killed 17 people, authorities said on Tuesday, and...
          Embaixadora dos EUA na ONU renuncia ao cargo pouco mais de um ano e meio depois      Cache   Translate Page      

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Nikki Haley havia manifestado o desejo de deixar a função há seis meses; Donald Trump acatou ao pedido, porém pediu que ficasse até o fim do ano

Nikki Haley%2C embaixadora dos EUA na ONU, e o presidente norte-americano Donald Trump durante pronunciamento nesta terça

Nikki Haley%2C embaixadora dos EUA na ONU, e o presidente norte-americano Donald Trump durante pronunciamento nesta terça

Foto: Reprodução/The Guardian

A embaixadora dos Estados Unidos na Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU), Nikki Haley, renunciou ao cargo nesta terça-feira (9), sinalizando o desejo de fazer uma pausa na carreira. O presidente Donald Trump afirmou que aceita o pedido, mas que a embaixadora dos EUA na ONU deve ficar no cargo até o fim deste ano.

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Ao lado da embaixadora dos EUA na ONU, Trump declarou que ela teria manifestado a vontade de se afastar há seis meses. Ex-governadora da Carolina do Sul entre os anos de 2011 a 2017, Haley comanda o cargo na organização desde janeiro do ano passado, e é uma das figuras mais destacadas do Partido Republicano.

Donald Trump elogiou o trabalho da embaixadora e disse que espera que ela volte ao governo em outro cargo. "Ela fez um trabalho incrível" , afirmou o presidente dos Estados Unidos nesta manhã aos jornalistas presentes no Salão Oval da Casa Branca, em Washington. Ainda não se sabe quem será seu sucessor.

Aos 46 anos, questionada sobre futuros planos para o cargo de presidente da república em 2020, Haley negou a possibilidade.

A republicana se tornou rapidamente um dos rostos mais conhecidos do governo e uma das principais defensoras de que o slogan do atual presidente norte-americano era menos arrogante do que teria sido interpretado. Segundo ela, ao dizer "America First" [Estados Unidos Primeiro, em tradução livre] não significava “America alone” [ou "Estados Unidos sozinhos"].

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Quem foi a embaixadora dos EUA na ONU

Nikki Haley aceitou o cargo de embaixadora dos EUA na ONU em janeiro de 2017

Nikki Haley aceitou o cargo de embaixadora dos EUA na ONU em janeiro de 2017

Foto: Gage Skidmore/Flickr Commons

Nikki Haley é considerada novata nas relações internacionais, mas rapidamente se colocou na linha de frente da cena diplomática americana. No entanto, desde que Rex Tillerson foi substituído no Departamento de Estado por Mike Pompeo, muito próximo de Trump, ela teve um posicionamento mais retraído.

Enquanto esteve na ONU, ela se distinguiu por uma linha dura contra a Coreia do Norte e o Irã, os principais países envolvidos nas questões de política externa do atual governo americano.

Além disso, Haley conseguiu cortes na contribuição americana para o fundo das Nações Unidas e retirou os Estados Unidos do Conselho de Direitos Humanos, após acusá-lo de ter "viés anti-Israel crônico".

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A renúncia da embaixadora dos EUA na ONU ocorre poucas semanas antes das eleições legislativas de meio mandato, nas quais os republicanos podem perder o controle do Congresso.


          GÜNCELLEME - Haiti'deki deprem      Cache   Translate Page      
Depremde hayatını kaybedenlerin sayısı 17'ye çıktı ÖLÜ SAYISI GÜNCELLENDİ
          

The genus Sicoderus Vanin 1986 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae: Erodiscini) in the West Indies

   
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The genus Sicoderus Vanin is revised for the West Indies. A total of 32 species are known with 18 new species described herein as follows: Sicoderus aeneus (Haiti), S. alternatus (Dominican Republic), S. bautistai (Dominican Republic, Haiti), S. beatyi (Cuba), S. bipunctiventris (Cuba), S. caladeler (Cuba), S. detonnancouri (Dominican Republic), S. franzi (Puerto Rico), S. guanyangi (Dominican Republic), S. humeralis (Dominican Republic), S. lucidus (Dominica), S. medranae (Dominican Republic, Haiti), S. perezi (Dominican Republic), S. pseudostriatolateralis (Dominican Republic, Haiti), S. striatolateralis (Dominican Republic), S. thomasi (Haiti), S. turnbowi (Dominican Republic), and S. woodruffi (Grenada). All species are described or redescribed, natural history information is summarized and a listing of locality data from all specimens examined is included. A key is provided to all West Indian species of the genus. All species distributions are mapped and all (excepting S. propinquus Vanin) are represented by habitus images and images of male genitalia.

 


          GÜNCELLEME - Haiti'deki deprem      Cache   Translate Page      
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          POLICÍA APRESA TRES CIUDADANOS BUSCADOS POR ORDENES DE ARRESTOS.      Cache   Translate Page      

POLICÍA APRESA TRES  CIUDADANOS BUSCADOS POR ORDENES DE ARRESTOS.
Miembros policiales de la Dirección Regional Cibao Central de la Policía Nacional, apresaron a tres personas las cuales eran solicitadas por el ministerio público, para que respondan por hechos que se les imputan.
Los detenidos son:
- La nombrada NATHELYN FERNANDEZ, Dom, 22 años, por el hecho de esta en fecha 21-07-2018, haber agredido de arma blanca a la nombrada MILEYKA ALTAGRACIA GARCIA PEREZ.
- El nombrado FAUSTO CABA (A) PICHACA, Dom, 18 años de edad, por el hecho de este en fecha 19-08-2018, haber atracado al nacional haitiano ARISNORD LOUIMA.
- El nombrado JOSÉ LUIS NÚÑEZ UREÑA, dom 40 año de edad, por el hecho de este haber amenazado de muerte a un menor y a su ex pareja MARIEL YBON PEREZ ARIAS.
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POLICÍA APRESA ELEMENTO ATRACO NACIONAL HAITIANO EN TAMBORIL.
- Policía resuelve caso.
- Policía recupera pertenencias sustraidas.
Miembros policiales de la Dirección Regional Cibao central, apresaron al nombrado FAUSTO CABA (A) PICHACA, por el hecho de este en fecha 19-08-2018, haber interceptado en el municipio de Tamboril, al nacional haitiano ARISNORD LOUIMA, indocumentado, y despojarlo de tres mil quinientos pesos dominicanos (RD$3,500.00) y un teléfono celular marca Samsung, modelo Galaxy S4, color blanco,  imei no especificado, sin activación.
          re:Dominican Republic or other Caribbean      Cache   Translate Page      
Another place for you to do any crusing is the Parc Saint Pierre in Petion-Ville, Haiti...That is in the mountain....Again a lot of $$$ and be very carefull, you will have so much fun and so much surprises...they are really fat and long and willing....Same as Jacmel, the town in the south of Haiti.......Enjoy
          Here's Why I Love Iran — Even When My Country Sees It as an Enemy      Cache   Translate Page      
Wondering about American indifference about the war we're ramping up for has had me thinking about why I love Iran.

I was living in Harlem.

It was a few weeks after 9/11 and when Mahsa rang and let me know that she would be in New York, I was happy and excited.

Her brother and I had been friends for over ten years.

We always said our meeting was destined.

As the only two kids of color—I am Black American and he is Persian—in an otherwise all-white Women in Religion class at DePaul University, something in my heart knew he would be my friend for life. I’ll never forget the look of agony in his big blue eyes when after opening the door to that crammed classroom he encountered a sea a white faces looking back at him, no one budging to indicate they would make room as he courageously closed the door behind him, turned and bared the stark gaze of the tall, lanky, pasty professor with the thick Eastern European accent, intensifying the mood with “Why don’t we wait to continue since some of us don’t know how to get to here on time.”

Somehow in that moment, our eyes locked and I hurriedly moved my bag and beckoned him to come sit next to me. Shaun made his way through the sea of kids, barely letting him through the tight aisles. By the time he sat down, sweat trickling from his brow, he was relieved and I was relieved for him and we both laughed under our breath. When he rifled through his bag looking for a pen and couldn’t find one—another long pause from our professor—we both laughed again as I handed him one of mine.

We become one in that moment, representing a warm cocoon of support to protect us through the white supremacist death by a thousand cuts that can choke and kill with its vicious silences and pauses that wither you from the inside out and have no balm but the knowing, empathetic understanding that laughter and friendship can heal.

Even though he was born in Iran, I here in America, we had many things in common. He was organized into his understanding of Whiteness in Wilmette and I got my credentials in Fairfield, Connecticut. Different places, same stuff. Our families were the only people of color in extremely affluent communities and the day to day experiences, that remind you every day of how alien and unlovable you are, would leave their mark on our psyches, well after we’d graduated high school and found one another in that classroom at DePaul University.

Getting together was healing. He and his cousins became fixtures at my house whenever there were barbeques, family get-togethers and parties. When I met Shaun I didn’t know much about Persian history and culture, just what I remembered from what became known as the “hostage crisis,” and the Shah of Iran, years before.

I was eight years old when a group of Iranian college students shut down a building in a place called Tehran. They were holding fifty or so Americans inside the embassy and wouldn’t release them until their demands were met. My mother said the students were standing up for themselves because America was “doing them like they do us” and “they know how it is.” My mom and the Iranian kids seemed to be on the same page because at some point, soon after the “crisis” began, the students released the women and the Black Americans, let them walk right out of the embassy. It made so much sense and I was so impressed with the reasonableness of their actions. “Women hold a special place in our society and Blacks live under American oppression and tyranny.”

Even though the white broadcasters tried to reduce the gesture to a publicity stunt, watching those people march out of the building, the women coming home to their children and the Black Brothers with their afros, coming home to their families, after that the students had my vote. And I got the message, for the first time in my life, that Black people in America had something in common with Black people and other people of color, all over the world.

We were one.

The students knew it. They said it for everyone to hear and now I knew it too.

Hanging out with Shaun reminded me of that. We had good times together and my mom and dad adored him, treated him like he was one of their own. We danced, partied, ate as much barbeque as we could hold, had great cocktails and just enjoyed life together. My parents taught him how to play Bid Whist, Black folk’s version of Bridge. Going to Shaun’s place, either his parents' house out in Wilmette or his apartment down the street from our place in Lincoln Park, was just the same. Just good times. When he cooked, my gosh, the food was magnificent! Well-seasoned meats with fresh, delicious herbs, perfectly cooked fluffy rice with these gorgeous, aromatic dips and sauces. The art on his walls was impeccable and the energy in his apartment was always flowing. Like my family, Shaun was hospitable, caring, a lovely conversationalist and knew how to have a good time, and he cared about people.

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We had so many things in common.

So of course, years later when his baby sister Mahsa came to New York, I was excited to host.

She arrived, smartly dressed like a low-key, genius poet in her well-tailored men’s sports jacket, a black turtleneck, jeans and expensive but understated loafers. Mahsa had always been elegant and gorgeous. We walked down to People’s Choice, the most delicious homemade Jamaican food in New York City. I think we got oxtails with peas and rice and cabbage. Neither one of us could get over how extraordinarily delicious the food was. We ate and we talked about her work and mine. We’d all since left Chicago, years ago. Shaun to Los Angeles, me to New York City and Mahsa to Tehran. She’d done a women’s magazine, Bad Jens, and had become a serious organizer of community over there. On this trip she was working at the UN with Shirin Ebadi, doing translation work for her papers, books and speeches. Even though Mahsa was really humble about it, which was her way, I knew from her proud brother that her work with Shirin Ebadi was a really big deal.

Since 9/11 had just gone down, and Bush was pushing us to go to war with Iraq, I took the opportunity to make sense of all that had happened in that part of the world. “Why are we always fighting and complaining about Iraq and Iran?” I asked as we chomped away. “And what’s the deal with Afghanistan?” I admitted to her something that I had hidden from myself, that even though I was pretty active in international situations that impacted Black people and people of color globally, Haiti, South Africa, Venezuela, that I knew very little about the Middle East. It just became something that was always already happening… so ongoing that I just tuned out. Mahsa was one of those people, that even though she was crazy smart, brilliant really, you didn’t have to pretend that you knew something that you did not.

She explained about the oil. She explained about the pipelines. She explained the grip of American imperialism, the destruction of the cities of Middle Eastern antiquity and the pillaging of museums and libraries by American armed forces throughout the years and the slow, steady march to Iraq that the U.S. was directing to Iran. That seemed outlandish to me, that Iran would ever be treated in that fashion. When she started talking about the incessant bombing, the destruction of Beirut came up and I informed her that back in the early '80s, Black folks likened the most cracked-out, left behind areas of our own communities to this city, “South Side of Chicago lookin’ like Beirut,” I’d hear brothers and sisters say.

Mahsa shook her head and smiled slightly and then gave me a glimpse of the history of the beauty and majesty of this gorgeous Lebanese city. She was clearly disturbed by the information, but her gentle, non-judgmental telling of these things, in a tone demonstrative of patience and inner peace, her deep intellect and elegance, amplified a sense of what Americans did not know or like to think about, that ours was a young, foolish country… a big, ignorant, bully baby and that we had lost our way. Completely. Most of us unaware of what was really happening in our names, and for oil, imperialism and what Bush kept calling “our way of life,” around the world, especially in the Middle East, with people, who like my mother’d said all those years ago “know how it is.”

We do not like to even consider what we have destroyed and in that destruction what has been lost, forever, to the world. What we have lost is friendship, culture, love, peace, endless possibilities and all of the wonderful things that come from life when you are trying to crush, kill, and control. Somewhere along the way, in a quest for assimilation, peace and acceptance, and just probably worn downness, Black Americans forgot too, that we have something in common with our brothers and sisters in the Middle East. The greatest blow from the War Economy is that it separates us. Eventually, it separated Shaun and I… understandably. After all, it is difficult to maintain friendships with folks when your country makes habit of lying, stealing, cheating, murdering and spreading hate, making their lives here and back home, a misery.

America was and still is running around, destructively taking… snatching things... from people, with whom Black folks, Native people, LatinX in the land known as the United States have something in common.

As I look at the bombed-out streets of the countries that the United States has attacked, and ripped apart, dusty, dirt heaps where gardens used to grow, I have to look at my own communities, here in the United States. Areas with no green spaces or parks and the prisons swollen with human energy relegated to slavery. Flint, Michigan, with no drinkable water source, Deep East Oakland with nowhere to buy living foods and soil so destroyed by pollution that you can’t grow any… children climbing out of tents in homeless encampments in downtown Oakland, while tech millionaires look down on them from their sprawling condo apartment windows. The United States is waging the same war on the people of the Middle East, that it is waging here on Black folks, LatinX, Indigenous people and poor Whites, here in our local communities.

This truth takes me back to that look on Mahsa’s face when she told me of the beauty of precious Beirut and the pure glory of what stood there before the dust and the rubble.

I have always had the sense that being reminded of what we have in common, (in addition to being targeted by the most destructive force on the planet… the American government…) would create a solidarity that could truly organize peace on its own, between the people most heavily enslaved, marginalized and victimized by the virus of War Economy which spreads by keeping us fearful of one another and separates us. I have always had the sense that if the Black and LatinX children on the South Side of Chicago understood that the bullets flying by and through their heads and the food deserts in which they reside are a construction of the engineers of the War Economy, which inflict death upon all that they cannot control, as they do today to the children of Yemen and Afghanistan, and God forbid, Iran, that they would have a different sense of their possibilities and self-worth in the world. I have always had the sense that if we remembered what the Iranian students were really saying and doing when they released the folks who “suffered under American oppression and tyranny,” just like they did… that we would all be unstoppable… together… because knowing that we all have something in common is the first step towards growing and sustaining a local peace economy.

The good news is that we get a chance to start again, everytime we open our eyes and begin a new day.

When I tell people that our government is ramping up to a war with Iran, a glaze comes over their eyes. It’s like yelling fire in a crowded theater but nobody moves because they’re too busy enjoying their buttered popcorn and watching the movie… so you have to start explaining that fire not only burns… but it can kill you.

Get up and run!

Are we that used to waging war in America that no one even bats an eye?

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Or is it because Iran is this faraway place where they’re not like us... and practice a different religion… have different values… a place where the people have nothing in common with us? This glaze over the eyes thing has happened so much that I have to wonder what has happened in my life that makes me understand that loving the Iranian people is as natural as loving my own people... as natural as knowing that they are my people.

Wondering why my fellow countrymen and women do not connect in the same way has shaken me up a little… a lot... and had me thinking about why I love Iran.

I want to dedicate this piece to Mahsa Shekarloo, who left our world on September 5, 2014. May all the girls and women, around the world and especially Iran… Persia, know that she organized, loved and sacrificed so that they could be free. And to her dear brother, Arash, aka Shaun, who is my friend… for life.

Learn more and join CODEPINK's We Love Iranians campaign here.

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

 

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Wazzup Pilipinas!

It's a grim reality: tremors of magnitude no less than 2.0 happen each day all over the world. A considerable lot of these are not by any means recognizable. The core of our planet is indeed hyper-active.

Big scale quakes of magnitude 7.0 and more happen at least once a month.The number of big-scale earthquakes has been on a steady rise.

How do Earthquakes Occur?
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Can an Earthquake Be Predicted?
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What Makes Earthquakes Dangerous?
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Don’t expect an evacuation call before an earthquake strikes. If you live in a region where tremors occur frequently, you should always stay ready.

When the tremor hits, get down fast and get cover. Hold on to something sturdy as you stay under a table or bed. That will help to protect you from falling debris.

Don’t be tempted to run outside– it is much worse out there where buildings may fall on you. Don’t stand in the doorway either. You might get thrown out by the force of the tremor. Also, a preparation measure would be to bolster your doors and secure your beds and tables with fasteners. That is if you live in parts of the world that directly sit on fault lines. These include Tokyo, Los Angeles, Jakarta, and Manila among others.

Significant earthquakes in the last decade
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2.

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3.

Newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh joins the other eight members of the high court on Tuesday to hear his first arguments as a justice. The confirmation of Kavanaugh, who is considered reliably conservative, to replace retired moderate conservative Anthony Kennedy, caps a decades-long push by Republicans to secure a solidly conservative 5-4 majority on the Supreme Court. Court watchers will be looking at any questions Kavanaugh may ask, seeking indications of how his presence will shift the balance on the court. Kavanaugh missed the first week of the court's new session due to a hearing and FBI investigation on sexual misconduct allegations against him. He was confirmed Saturday in a 50-48 vote, the narrowest confirmation of a justice since 1881. [The Associated Press]

4.

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5.

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6.

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          Haiti: Wzrósł bilans ofiar tragicznego trzęsienia      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Haiti depreminde ölenlerin sayısı 17'ye yükseldi      Cache   Translate Page      
Haiti'nin kuzeyinde iki gün önce meydana gelen 5,9 büyüklüğündeki depremde ölü sayısı 17'ye yükseldi. Yetkililer en az 330 kişinin de yaralandığını bildirdi
          Haitian Exclusive Economic Zone for taxon Eucidaris tribuloides (Lamarck, 1816)      Cache   Translate Page      
Distribution "Haitian Exclusive Economic Zone" for taxon Eucidaris tribuloides (Lamarck, 1816) has been added by Andreas Kroh via the MS Access interface on 2018-10-09T09:08:33+00:00
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​Around 250,000 foreign nationals—including significant portions of the labor force in construction and hospitality—were given temporary reprieve from approaching deportation deadlines. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco ordered the Trump administration to halt its plans to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for individuals from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan.
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          Asciende a 17 cantidad de muertos por terremoto en Haití      Cache   Translate Page      

A 17 se elevó la cifra de fallecidos en Haití por el terremoto de magnitud 5,9 que se registró el pasado sábado al norte de esta nación. La cantidad de lesionados se ubicó en 333, de acuerdo a informaciones suministradas por la Dirección de Protección Civil (DPC) de ese país, reseñó Prensa Latina. De acuerdo […]

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          Angka korban gempa bumi Haiti meningkat 17 orang      Cache   Translate Page      

PORT–AU PRINCE, 1 Safar 1440H, Rabu – Jumlah korban akibat gempa bumi yang melanda barat laut Haiti meningkat kepada 17 orang, dan 350 yang lain dilaporkan cedera, kata Kementerian Dalam Negeri. Kementerian itu berkata, sekurang-kurangnya sembilan orang terbunuh di bandar pantai Port-de-Paix, bandar utama yang paling dekat dengan pusat gempa itu. Manakala tujuh lagi mangsa …

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On the steep rocky path to Degrave, Haiti, pieces of old asphalt collected from a road demolition project many years ago act as makeshift cobblestones.


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Bão Michael đã khuấy động tại Vịnh Mexico vào thứ ba như một cơn bão loại 3, sẵn sàng để phát triển mạnh mẽ hơn và đánh bại Panhandle của Florida.

Michael dự kiến sẽ tăng cường vận tốc gió qua đêm và gần đến sức mạnh loại 4 khi nó tới vào chiều thứ Tư gần khu vực Panhandle hoặc Big Bend, Dịch vụ thời tiết quốc gia cho biết.

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Cơn bão đang đe dọa các đợt thủy triều dâng nguy hiểm đến các khu vực trũng thấp không được trang bị để đối phó.

Các quan chức đã yêu cầu mọi người di tản. Thống đốc Rick Scott gọi Michael là "cơn bão khổng lồ" có thể mang lại "sự tàn phá hoàn toàn".

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Nếu lõi (mắt) của Michael đến bờ biển như một loại 2 hoặc cao hơn, nó sẽ là cơn bão mạnh nhất về tốc độ gió vào tiểu bang throng năm nay.

"Bão Michael được dự báo là cơn bão tàn phá nhất để tấn công Florida Panhandle trong nhiều thập kỷ," Scott nói. "Bạn không thể che giấu cơn bão, vì vậy hãy di tản nếu một lệnh sơ tán được ban hành.”

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Đêm thứ ba, Michael đã duy trì được sức gió tối đa 120 dặm một giờ, với những cơn gió giật lên tới 150 dặm một giờ. Các cơn bão loại 3 có sức gió duy trì từ 111 mph đến 129 dặm một giờ, theo cơ quan của trung tâm bão. Cơn bão đi vào Loại 4 với những cơn gió liên tục mạnh hơn 130 dặm một giờ.

Ảnh hưởng gió của bão nhiệt đới sẽ vào trong khu vực bắt đầu từ thứ Tư đầu tuần, và các lệnh di tản bắt buộc hoặc tự nguyện đã được ban hành tại ít nhất 22 hạt trên đầu bờ biển vùng Vịnh Florida.

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Khoảng 3,7 triệu người đã bị cảnh báo bão ở các khu vực Panhandle và Big Bend, cũng như các vùng đông nam Alabama và nam Georgia.

Cảnh báo bão nhiệt đới bao gồm 8,5 triệu người ở bốn tiểu bang.

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Michael đang di chuyển về phía bắc ở mức 12 mph, khoảng 255 dặm về phía nam của thành phố Panama, Florida và 375 dặm từ Apalachicola, Florida, Trung tâm Bão Quốc gia cho biết trong thong tin buổi tối. Lực gió bão mở rộng ra bên ngoài lên đến 45 dặm từ trung tâm và bão nhiệt đới lực gió là bên ngoài lên đến 175 dặm, trung tâm cho biết.

Các mối đe dọa chính

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Trung tâm của cơn bão và nơi nó đổ bộ với những cơn gió hủy diệt chỉ là một trong những mối quan tâm. Trong số đó:

• Các trận bão lớn đe dọa đến tính mạng có thể làm rung chuyển Bờ Vịnh Florida, với mức độ thủy triều có thể dâng cao từ 9 đến 13 feet giữa Mexico Beach và Keaton Beach. "Điều đó có nghĩa các nước sẽ đến dọc bờ biển và có thể dễ dàng nước dâng trên mái nhà", ông Scott said.

• Mưa lớn và lũ lụt dự kiến không chỉ cho Florida mà còn cho các phần khác của Đông Nam Bộ. Có tới 12 inch mưa có thể rơi xuống Panhandle của Florida và Big Bend, phía đông nam Alabama và phía nam Georgia, trong khi một phần của Carolinas - gần đây bị cơn bão Florence phá hủy - và miền nam Virginia cuối cùng có thể mưa tới 6 inch, trung tâm bão nói .

• Tornadoes có thể xảy ra ở Đông Nam Thứ tư vào thứ năm, dự báo cho biết.

• Những cơn gió tàn phá dự kiến sẽ không chỉ xảy ra ở Florida mà còn ở phía đông nam Alabama và miền nam Georgia.

Chúng ta cần tất cả cư dân phải rời đi hôm nay

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Một cảnh báo bão đã xảy ra từ biên giới Alabama-Florida đến sông Suwannee ở Florida.

Trong khi đó, cảnh báo bão nhiệt đới kéo dài từ sông Chassahowitzka của Florida đến biên giới Mississippi-Alabama. Cảnh báo bão nhiệt đới có hiệu lực ở một số vùng ven biển Mississippi, Florida, Georgia và South Carolina.

Cảnh báo bão tăng cường độ cũng đã được thực hiện dọc theo bờ biển Florida và Alabama.

Những người nằm trong khu vực này nên thực hiện tất cả các hành động cần thiết để bảo vệ cuộc sống và tài sản khỏi nước dâng và tiềm năng cho các điều kiện nguy hiểm khác ”, Trung tâm Bão cho biết.

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Công nhân bọc các cửa sổ của Marco's Pizza ở Panama City Beach, Florida khi cơn bão Michael tiếp cận hôm thứ Ba.

Đại diện Hoa Kỳ Neal Dunn, các quận bao gồm Thành phố Panama, kêu gọi mọi người dưới lệnh sơ tán để thoát ra trước khi gió bão nhiệt đới đến. Ông tập trung vào các hòn đảo ngoài khơi bờ biển có những cây cầu có thể đóng lại khi cơn bão tiếp cận.

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"Bạn đã không có bất cứ nơi nào để đi (nếu cầu đóng)," ông nói sáng thứ Ba. "Và sau đó bạn đang lái nó trong xe của bạn thay vì cái gì khác. Vì vậy, chúng tôi cần các cư dân phải rời khỏi ngày hôm nay bởi vì vào tối nay, những cây cầu sẽ có nguy cơ bị đóng cửa."


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Gỗ trầm được hình thành khi các cây trầm hư hại bị nhiễm nấm mốc.

Hong Kong đã từng được gọi là cảng thơm vì hoạt động buôn bán gỗ trầm lâu năm.

Hương thơm của hàng ngàn que hương phảng phất qua phía trước cửa hàng công ty nhang và đàn hương Wing Lee, một doanh nghiệp gia đình truyền thống ở khu phố Hong Kong của Yau Ma Tei. Các gói nhang màu vảng và đỏ tươi sáng được xếp dọc theo tường, nhưng cất riêng trong tủ kính là thứ hương đắt giá hơn hết thảy: gỗ trầm hương.

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Hương sắc sảo mộc mạc của loại gỗ này đã đã đặt tên cho Hong Kong, theo tiếng Quảng Đông, là Cảng Thơm. Hương thơm này là sự hồi tưởng sâu sắc như thế nào mà cảng buôn cũ thời thuộc địa, nay là trung tâm tài chính thế giới, đã từng đóng vai trò then chốt trong việc buôn trầm hương đến Trung Đông và xa hơn nữa.

Ở tuổi 84, Yuen Wah đã làm trong ngành kinh doanh hương trầm hơn 70 năm. Con trai ông, Kenny, đang điều hành cửa hàng Wing Lee, đã mở rộng kinh doanh sang Trung cộng đại lục, mở thêm các cửa hàng ở Bắc Kinh, Thượng Hải và Cáp Nhĩ Tân. Mặc dù nghỉ hưu, Wah vẫn đến thăm cửa hàng cũ của mình ở Phố Thượng Hải.

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"Gỗ trầm luôn là một loại gỗ đắt tiền," Wah nói với tôi khi nhớ lại thời gian khi ông bắt đầu làm việc trong ngành này lúc 13 tuổi. "Trong quá khứ, nó được sử dụng trong y học vì nó là một thuốc giảm đau rất tốt. Bây giờ nó đã chuyển từ thuốc sang thành hương đốt."

Trầm hương được tạo ra khi cây Aquilaria, trước kia được trồng theo truyền thống quanh làng vì đặc tính phong thủy của nó, bị hư hại, cho phép một loại mốc tấn công vào gỗ. Khi thu hoạch, gỗ bị nhiễm mốc, xẫm, có nhựa nhựa được tách khỏi gỗ lành (không mùi, màu kem).

Và chính loại nhựa quý giá này là thứ mà người ta tìm kiếm từ lâu. Được gọi là 'vua hương thơm', trầm hương được buôn bán rộng rãi ở Trung Đông và Châu Á. Những ghi chép từ triều đại Tang và Song của Trung cộng cho thấy nó là một mặt hàng có giá trị cao, và hương thơm của nó có những kết nối lịch sử rộng khắp qua Phật giáo, Đạo giáo, Hồi giáo và Kitô giáo.

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Cây trầm từ đó gỗ trầm hương được thu hoạch là mục tiêu của việc ăn trộm.

Ngày nay, các mảnh vụn của nhựa trầm hương được thu hoạch làm bột hương, bán với giá khoảng 58,000 đô la HK/kg vào năm 2014. Các thân gỗ lớn tới vài mét, được bán để tạc tác phẩm điêu khắc bằng tay- một khúc có hình đế và thân cây ở cửa hàng Wing Lee đề giá 1,2 triệu đô la Hong Kong. "Chúng như là những tác phẩm nghệ thuật," Wah nói.

Nhựa cây đặc biệt được ưa chuộng để làm nước hoa và hương thơm. Nhựa gỗ trầm được chưng cất để tạo ra dầu Oud, một thành phần thiết yếu trong các loại nước hoa cao cấp như Oud Royal của hãng Armani Privé và M7 Oud Absolu của hãng Yves Saint Laurent. Oud đã được bán với giá gần 300.000 đô la HK/kg- nó đắt đến mức nó thường được coi là 'vàng lỏng'.

Nhưng nhu cầu rất lớn đối với gỗ trầm trong vài thập kỷ qua đã khiến giống cây Aquilaria của Hồng Kông lao đao trước ngưỡng tuyệt chủng.

Công ty Asia Plantation Capital (APC), một trong những nhà trồng cây Aquilaria thương mại lớn nhất Châu Á, đang cố gắng cứu cây này bằng cách khuyến khích trồng trầm hương bền vững ở Hong Kong và khắp Châu Á. Họ tin rằng chỉ có vài trăm mẫu cây hoang dã còn lại ở Hong Kong, mặc dù chính quyền Hong Kong tuyên bố đã trồng khoảng 10.000 cây con mỗi năm kể từ năm 2009.

Nhưng chỉ đơn giản trồng cây non là không đảm bảo sự sống còn vì chúng phải mất nhiều năm để trưởng thành. Và số lượng cây trưởng thành hiện nay đang bị đe dọa nhiều hơn nữa do những kẻ ăn trộm.

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Các đồn điền như đồn điền Koon Wing Chan là một cách bền vững để thu hoạch gỗ trầm hương.

"Bọn trộm cây tìm kiếm các cây già bị nhiễm bệnh tự nhiên, vì chúng có giá trị cao hơn, do vậy những cây này sẽ ngày càng bị đe dọa," Gerard McGuirk, giám đốc bán hàng của APC tại Hong Kong, nói. "Hiện nay ở Hong Kong, bạn sẽ rất may mắn nếu thấy được một cây 30 năm tuổi."
Trong khi số lượng chính xác cây còn lại trong tự nhiên có thể còn là vấn đề tranh cãi, nhưng rõ ràng việc trộm cây nghiêm trọng đang diễn ra.

Gần ngôi làng nhỏ Shing Ping, sát biên giới với Thâm Quyến, người trồng trầm hương thế hệ thứ ba Koon Wing Chan đang chỉ đạo một đồn điền nhỏ khoảng 6.000 cây. Ông là người trồng trầm hương duy nhất ở Hong Kong. Và để cố duy trì, bảo tồn và đưa vào thị trường loài cây đang bị đe dọa này, ông đã liên doanh với APC.

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Để làm nổi bật nỗi khốn khổ của cây trầm hương hoang dã, APC cung cấp các tour du lịch có hướng dẫn tới trang trại của Chan và một số khu bảo tồn công cộng, nơi có các cụm cây Aquilaria. Gần với trang trại của Chan, ở khu bảo tồn quốc gia Pat Sin Len, không khí ngào ngạt mùi hương trầm phát ra từ những thân cây đã bị lột trần. Việc làm này là thô kệch, nhằm gây hư hại cây hơn là giết cây.

"Không phải mọi cây đều sẽ có nhựa, vì vậy kẻ trộm như phải đánh bạc," Wah nói. Trong tự nhiên, chỉ có 7% cây tạo ra nhựa.

Trong bụi cây phía dưới ẩm thấp và đầy muỗi của khu bảo tồn, mùi hương rõ rệt là một dấu hiệu chắc chắn rằng những kẻ ăn trộm sẽ nhận được phần thưởng đổi lấy nguy cơ có thể bị tù đến 10 năm. Nếu tìm thấy loại nhựa quý, kẻ ăn trộm có thể kiếm được một khoản tiền đáng kể khi bán nó ở chợ đen.

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Công ty Asia Plantation Capital cung cấp các tour du lịch tới các công viên địa phương để giáo dục du khách về cây trầm hương đang bị nguy kịch.

Trong hai năm qua, cảnh sát và nhân viên của Cục Nông Nghiệp, Thủy sản và Bảo Tồn (AFCD) đã thực hiện 35 chiến dịch chống ăn trộm trong việc săn trộm ở các điểm nóng như Sai Kung, Đảo Lantau và các khu phía Bắc của vùng lãnh thổ mới. Hiện nay, AFCD lên kế hoạch thử nghiệm giám sát điện tử từ xa các cây và truyền hình mạch kín tại khu bảo tồn thiên nhiên Tai PO Kau ở bờ biển phía Tây, cũng như trồng thêm cây con tại vườn ươm Tai Tong gần Yuen Long.

Trồng thêm nhiều cây con ở các công viên quốc gia của Hong Kong dường như không thể ngăn chặn việc ăn trộm khi có cơ hội, nhưng việc tăng cường sự quan tâm của các nhà đầu tư vào các đồn điền gỗ trầm bền vững về môi trường cũng có thể cứu vãn được những cây hương còn lại của Hong Kong khỏi tuyệt giống.

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"Chúng tôi có các đồn điền trầm hương ở 5 quốc gia và chúng tôi tin tưởng chắc chắn vào tính bền vững toàn diện, qua việc đầu tư vào cộng đồng mà chúng tôi hoạt động để tạo ra tác động xã hội tích cực," Watts nói.

"Quan hệ đối tác chiến lược của chúng tôi với ông Chan sẽ giúp cung cấp sự hỗ trợ và chuyên môn cần thiết để phát triển các cơ hội thương mại lâu dài ở Hong Kong một cách bền vững, đồng thời cũng giúp ông Chan sản xuất dầu Oud tại địa phương," ông nói.




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Bộ Ngoại giao Trung cộng khẳng định đã hoãn vòng thứ 2 của Đối thoại Ngoại giao và An ninh song phương theo yêu cầu của Mỹ

Sau cuộc đối đầu giữa tàu khu trục Mỹ và tàu hải quân Trung cộng ở biển Đông mới đây, Hạm đội Thái Bình Dương của Mỹ đã lên kế hoạch phô trương lực lượng để gửi thông điệp cứng rắn đến Bắc Kinh.

"Đấu trường" trên biển

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Theo kế hoạch, hạm đội trên sẽ tiến hành một loạt chiến dịch trong vòng một tuần của tháng 11 nhằm chứng tỏ Mỹ có thể nhanh chóng ứng phó với các mối đe dọa, đối thủ tiềm tàng trên nhiều mặt trận khác nhau. Cụ thể, tàu chiến và máy bay của Mỹ sẽ tới biển Đông và tại eo biển Đài Loan với mục tiêu khẳng định quyền đi lại tự do qua các vùng biển quốc tế. Theo đài CNN, đề xuất này đồng nghĩa tàu chiến, máy bay Mỹ sẽ hoạt động gần các lực lượng Trung cộng, có nguy cơ dẫn đến phản ứng mạnh từ Bắc Kinh. Tuy nhiên, giới chức quốc phòng Mỹ khẳng định họ không hề muốn xung đột.

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Ông Su Hao, chuyên gia tại Trường ĐH Ngoại giao Trung cộng, cho rằng những vụ việc gần đây là dấu hiệu cho thấy biển Đông đã trở thành "đấu trường" của Bắc Kinh và Washington. Theo ông Su, Mỹ sẽ leo thang đáng kể cuộc đối đầu này nếu mở rộng khu vực hoạt động đến eo biển Đài Loan và Trung cộng sẽ tăng cường hiện diện quân sự tại cả 2 khu vực nói trên.

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Thông tin về đề xuất mới xuất hiện vài ngày sau cuộc chạm trán nguy hiểm giữa tàu khu trục USS Decatur và một tàu hải quân Trung cộng ở biển Đông hôm 30-9. Hải quân Mỹ cáo buộc tàu Trung cộng tiếp cận USS Decatur không an toàn và thiếu chuyên nghiệp. Tờ Washington Examiner nhận định bài học lớn rút ra từ vụ việc là Mỹ phải có kế hoạch ứng phó trong trường hợp căng thẳng giữa hai bên vượt tầm kiểm soát tại khu vực.

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Phát biểu tại Viện Hudson ở Washington hôm 4-10, Phó Tổng thống Mỹ Mike Pence khẳng định nước này sẽ không lùi bước trước "sự dọa dẫm" của Trung cộng ở biển Đông. Nhắc lại hành động nói trên của tàu Trung cộng, ông Pence khẳng định: "Bất chấp sự quấy nhiễu đầy khinh suất này, tàu và máy bay hải quân Mỹ sẽ tiếp tục hoạt động ở bất kỳ nơi nào luật pháp quốc tế cho phép và lợi ích quốc gia của chúng tôi yêu cầu".

Nỗi lo về "ngoại giao nợ"

Đi xa hơn, ông Pence cho rằng Trung cộng đang sử dụng "ngoại giao nợ" để mở rộng ảnh hưởng trên thế giới. "Nước này hiện cung cấp các khoản vay về hạ tầng trị giá hàng trăm tỉ USD cho nhiều chính phủ ở châu Á, châu Phi, châu Âu và châu Mỹ Latin. Dù vậy, điều khoản cho vay tỏ ra mơ hồ và Bắc Kinh hưởng phần lớn lợi ích" - ông Pence nhận định.

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Trong động thái nhằm bắt kịp hoạt động đầu tư của Trung cộng khắp thế giới, Thượng viện Mỹ hôm 3-10 thông qua dự luật nhằm cải tổ chuyện chính phủ liên bang cho vay tiền để phục vụ hoạt động phát triển ở nước ngoài. Dự luật này đã qua ải hạ viện trước đó và dự kiến được Tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump ký ban hành. 

Theo dự luật, một cơ quan mới sẽ được thành lập - gọi là Công ty Tài chính phát triển quốc tế Mỹ (USIDFC) - để phụ trách cho vay tiền thực hiện các dự án năng lượng, cảng, hạ tầng nước... tại những nước đang phát triển. Giới chức Mỹ lo ngại nhiều nước có nguy cơ "hy sinh" chủ quyền khi vay tiền của Trung cộng để trang trải các dự án hạ tầng.

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Ngoài ra, bài phát biểu của ông Pence còn nhắc đến việc cộng đồng tình báo Mỹ xác định Trung cộng đang nhằm vào các chính quyền bang và địa phương tại Mỹ, tìm cách khai thác bất kỳ sự rạn nứt nào về chính sách để thúc đẩy ảnh hưởng chính trị của Bắc Kinh. Phó Tổng thống Mỹ cũng cho rằng giới chức Trung cộng tìm cách tác động lên các lãnh đạo doanh nghiệp để họ lên án chính sách thuế quan của Mỹ nhằm vào Bắc Kinh.

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Bài phát biểu trên nhiều khả năng khiến quan hệ Mỹ - Trung thêm xấu đi giữa lúc cuộc chiến thương mại giữa hai nền kinh tế hàng đầu thế giới ngày một leo thang. Căng thẳng giờ đây còn lan sang lĩnh vực an ninh sau khi Bộ Ngoại giao Trung cộng hôm 3-10 khẳng định đã hoãn vòng thứ 2 của Đối thoại Ngoại giao và An ninh song phương theo yêu cầu của Mỹ. 



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Vô phương chốnh đỡ: Trung cộng dùng kế “ám sát thu lĩnh”

Trước hết tôi muốn mọi người chia vui với một thành công của Đảng Cộng Hòa và tổng thống Donald Trump. Sau nhiều rắc rối, cuối cùng ông Kavanaugh đã được Thượng viện Mỹ bỏ phiếu chuẩn thuận vào Tối cao Pháp viện Hoa Kỳ với tỷ lệ phiếu sít sao. Đây là một thắng lợi của Đảng Cộng Hòa và cá nhân tổng thống Trump, vì việc này về sau sẽ rất có lợi cho việc triển khai các chính sách của tổng thống Trump và Đảng Cộng Hòa.

Thắng lợi này cho thấy 2 điều. Một là chính trường Mỹ gần đây luôn bị nhiễu loạn bởi thông tin theo hướng bêu xấu chính quyền tổng thống Trump. Hai là sau mỗi giai đoạn nhiễu loạn, thường có một cái kết tốt cho tổng thống Trump và Đảng Cộng Hòa.

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Vụ ông Kavanaugh chưa thấy ai nói nó có liên quan đến sự giật dây bên ngoài hay không, nhưng nó xảy ra trong bối cảnh mà nước Mỹ báo động về việc Trung cộng tìm cách can thiệp “lật đổ” tổng thống Trump. Hôm mùng 5 vừa qua, Phó tổng thống Mỹ Mike Pence đã phải lên diễn đàn để tố cáo việc này. “Nói thẳng ra, sự lãnh đạo của Tổng thống Trump đang có hiệu quả; và Trung cộng muốn một Tổng thống Mỹ khác. Trung cộng đang can thiệp vào nền dân chủ của Mỹ” - Phó tổng thống Mỹ Mike Pence bức xúc nói. 

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Thật ra cách làm của Trung cộng cho thấy sự bế tắc trong chiến tranh thương mại Mỹ - Trung, rằng họ hết cách chống đỡ theo tinh thần thượng võ mà đang dùng những mưu kế vừa thâm độc nhỏ nhen nhưng cũng vừa tuyệt vọng.

Là cách làm “ám sát thủ lĩnh” khi không thể chống chọi nổi với đoàn quân.

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Hẳn mọi người còn nhớ rõ bài phát biểu của tổng thống Donald Trump tại diễn đàn Liên Hợp Quốc vào cuối tháng 9 vừa qua? Ông Trump đã chỉ rõ nguyên nhân chiến tranh là vì Trung cộng tồn tại một nền kinh tế phá hoại các nền kinh tế khác. Nhẽ ra, với những phân tích thẳng thắn về nguyên nhân chiến tranh của ông Trump như vậy, ông Tập Cận Bình và bộ sậu phải ngồi suy nghĩ theo hướng cải tà quy chính, hướng đến một cách giải quyết lương thiện, đó là tìm giải pháp loại bỏ những mầm mống gây ra tính độc hại của nền kinh tế, để thế giới không còn lo lắng về mình nữa, để Trung cộng có thể chơi cuộc chơi trong sáng minh bạch cùng thế giới. Đó cũng là cách giải quyết khủng hoảng của nhà lãnh đạo Bắc Triều Tiên Kim Jong Uh vừa qua khi nhận ra đâu là chính nghĩa đâu là phi nghĩa.

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Tiếc thay, ông Tập Cận Bình không thể là một người văn minh và lương thiện như thế. Chìm đắm trong giấc mơ sẽ xây dựng thành công nền kinh tế “xã hội chủ nghĩa đặc sắc Trung cộng”, ông ấy tiếp tục lao vào con đường tìm kiếm những mưu ma chước quỷ mới để thực hiện cho bằng được giấc mơ đáng sợ của ông ấy.

Và “ám sát thủ lĩnh” là cách làm của ông Tập.

Nhưng có lẽ tình báo Mỹ đã kịp phát hiện âm mưu này và Phó tổng thống Mỹ Mike Pence đã quyết định công khai tố cáo nó với toàn thế giới. Việc này sẽ đẩy mâu thuẫn Mỹ - Trung lên một bước mới khó hàn gắn hơn nhiều mặc dầu nguyên thủy nó đã quá khó hàn gắn rồi.

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“Nhưng hôm nay tôi xuất hiện trước các bạn vì người dân Mỹ xứng đáng được biết… ngay khoảnh khắc này, Bắc Kinh đang triển khai một cách tiếp cận của toàn bộ chính quyền, sử dụng các công cụ chính trị, kinh tế và quân sự, cũng như tuyên truyền, để thúc đẩy sự ảnh hưởng và gặt hái lợi ích ở Hoa Kỳ. Trung cộng cũng áp dụng sức mạnh này theo những cách chủ tâm hơn bao giờ hết, để áp đặt sự ảnh hưởng và can thiệp vào chính sách và chính trị nội bộ của đất nước chúng ta” – Phó tổng thống Mỹ nói.

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Với cách nói này, người Mỹ đã xác lập tính nghiêm trọng của cuộc chiến. Và đàm phán giờ đây chỉ còn là những gì thuộc về thời đã qua.



Trần Đình Thu

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Vì vậy, đồ đạc trong ngăn kéo của bạn, tủ quần áo và nhà để xe đang tràn ngập với những thứ bạn không còn cần dùng tới. Hoặc có lẽ đã đến lúc để cho ngôi nhà của bạn trở thành khang trang hơn. Bạn sẽ phải loại bỏ cái cũ để  tận hưởng cái mới. Điều đó có nghĩa là đã đến lúc bán “garage sales”. Nhưng khi nào là thời điểm tốt nhất để bán?

Trong khi mùa xuân và mùa hè là rất phổ biến cho bán “garage sales”, mùa thu thường bị bỏ qua mặc dù thời tiết tốt và cảnh quan đáng yêu mà có người ra ngoài và về trong ngoài trời tuyệt vời trước khi tới những tháng lạnh hơn. Chưa kể, đó là thời gian học trở lại. Phụ huynh đang tìm cách để dự trữ quần áo ít tốn kém và các mặt hàng hữu ích khác cho con cái của họ.

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Trong khi hầu hết mọi người chọn bán “garage sales” khi trời ấm và mọi người có nhiều thời gian hơn để đi tìm, việc bán “garage sales” vào mùa thu có nghĩa là ít cạnh tranh hơn.

Kế hoạch cho một thứ bảy mùa thu (ngày phổ biến nhất cho bán “garage sales”) và hy vọng cho bầu trời xanh và ánh nắng mặt trời throng sáng. Nhiệt độ mát sẽ thúc đẩy mọi người và thúc dục họ ra ngoài để hít thở không khí trong lành trước cái lạnh của mùa đông. Càng nhiều người ra ngoài và bạn càng có nhiều cơ hội bán hàng.

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Đặt các bảng bán “garage sales” của bạn ở các khu vực bận rộn và chuẩn bị cho mọi người đổ xô đến gian hàng của bạn và ở lại lâu hơn một chút so với mùa hè, vì không có nhiều hoạt động bán hàng khác xảy ra vào mùa hè. Bây giờ câu hỏi lớn là, bạn nên bán gì để tận dụng tối đa doanh thu số bán hàng của mình?

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Đó là tất cả về thời gian, do đó, cố gắng để bán công cụ mùa hè có lẽ không phải là một ý tưởng tốt. Đặt cược tốt nhất của bạn là suy nghĩ về những gì đang diễn ra. Trang phục Halloween, trang trí Tạ Ơn và đèn Giáng sinh sẽ đổ tiền vào túi của bạn. Bạn có thể làm cho mọi thứ trở nên hấp dẫn hơn cho khách hàng bằng cách gắn bảng dụng cụ kỳ nghỉ của bạn trên các bảng khác nhau.

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Quần áo ấm phù hợp có thể là bán rất dễ vào mùa thu. Những chiếc váy mùa hè, xăng đan và khăn tắm biển không quan tâm, nhưng áo len dày và giày và ủng, giày trượt tuyết, nón, găng tay và găng tay bán đắt khách hơn.

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Lò sưởi điện, chăn mềm, quần áo sử dụng cho ấm, nến không cần tới và bất kỳ vật dụng nào khác ấm cúng cho mùa đông cũng sẽ bán rất chạy. Bạn biết về hygge, vibe "ấm cúng" Đan Mạch, phải không?

Để thực sự mời mọi người vào “garage sales” của bạn, hãy biến nó thành sự kiện! Phục vụ rượu táo nóng, sô cô la nóng hoặc thậm chí là một món súp thịnh soạn để giúp doanh nghiệp của bạn thành công.




Alexa Erickson _ BM

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Madame la Sénatrice,

Comme de nombreux maires de Haute-Savoie confrontés à la multiplication des occupations illicites, je réponds publiquement à la lettre que vous nous avez adressée pour expliquer votre refus de voter de manière conforme la proposition de loi pour l'instauration d'une amende forfaitaire contre les occupations illicites des gens du voyage.

Alors même que la majorité LaREM/MODEM à l'Assemblée nationale a voté la proposition de loi des sénateurs UDI/LR (fait tout à fait exceptionnel), vous souhaitez de nouvelles navettes parlementaires sans aucune garantie qu'elles puissent aboutir. Vous connaissez précisément le risque que ces navettes conduisent le texte dans les méandres des commissions. Vous n'avancez aucune justification qui pourrait nourrir l'espoir de voir l'Assemblée nationale accepter en seconde lecture des dispositions qu'elle a refusées en première lecture. Vous savez même que les parlementaires LaREM de Haute-Savoie aussi bien que le gouvernement ont arraché de haute lutte le doublement des peines et qu'il est probable qu'une nouvelle lecture affaiblirait le texte. Ce faisant, vous prenez en otage les communes, les gendarmes, les policiers, les agriculteurs, les chefs d'entreprises, les riverains et les services techniques confrontés au quotidien aux occupations illicites, tout cela pour un dérisoire jeu partisan.

Avez-vous déjà participé à une procédure d'expulsion aux côtés des forces de l'ordre ? Avez-vous déjà vu votre champ, outil de travail, saccagé par une occupation illicite et durablement pollué par des déchets divers menaçant les récoltes à venir comme les agriculteurs ? Avez-vous déjà eu le fruit de vos investissements et de votre travail détruit par une occupation illicite comme les chefs d'entreprises ? Avez-vous déjà du consacré des montants importants de moyens publics à la sécurisation ou à la réparation ? Avez-vous déjà vu avec désespoir les colonnes d'incendie saccagées et l'eau déversée sur la chaussée par tout saison ? Avez-vous déjà ramassé les excréments, les serviettes hygiéniques, les morceaux de papier toilette utilisés et laissés aux quatre vents avec une multitude de déchets en tout genre ? Manifestement non si vous préférez des navettes parlementaires à une loi applicable dès le mois de novembre. Peut-être même espérez vous que les occupations illicites perdurent pour pouvoir vous aussi vous faire prendre en photo avec votre écharpe de parlementaire à l'occasion d'une prochaine manifestation ?

Vous prétendez que nous arrivons au début de l'hiver et que donc nous aurions le temps. Vous ignorez manifestement qu'en matière de gens du voyage non plus il n'y a plus de saisons. En particulier avec le groupe de délinquants qui multiplie les occupations illicites et les saccages à proximité de la frontière pour travailler en Suisse. 

Vos trois objections à l'amende forfaitaire sont absurdes :

  1. Elle serait bien applicable dans tout le département car à ce jour tous les EPCI sont en conformité avec le Schéma Départemental d'Accueil des Gens du Voyage. Preuve en est que les expulsions, conditionnées elles aussi à cette même conformité, sont pratiquées dans tout le département.
  2. Elle s'appliquerait bien à tous les véhicules de traction. Soit des amendes se cumulant à 20'000 euros pour 40 véhicules de traction et doublant à 40'000 euros en cas d'impayé dans les 45 jours.
  3. Elle pourrait être renouvelée pour chaque occupation illicite. Vu l'état sanitaire dans lequel ils vivent notre groupe de délinquant a pour habitude de se déplacer très régulièrement : l'amende de 20 à 40'000 euros serait ainsi infligée toutes les deux semaines ! Avez-vous seulement lu l'arrêt de la cour de cassation que vous citez ou n'était-ce que pour donner un vernis juridique à vos arguments mensongers ?

Au sortir de la réunion de travail entre élus locaux et parlementaires, vous m'aviez indiqué que vous souhaitiez soutenir un vote conforme au Sénat. Vous m'avez même étonné en appelant de vos vœux une initiative parlementaire commune de l'ensemble des députés et sénateurs de Haute-Savoie par delà les appartenances partisanes. J'ai trouvé une telle naïveté saine et fraiche. J'ai espéré que vous sauriez vous affranchir des étiquettes et œuvrer de manière consensuelle et pragmatique à des solutions de terrain. Je vois qu'il a fallu peu de temps pour que vous vous ralliez à la position partisane et sectaire de députés LR de Haute-Savoie qui préfèrent des joutes partisanes stériles à des compromis pragmatiques au service des Haut-Savoyards.

Je compte encore sur vous pour que le jour venu, vous privilégiez l'intérêt général et les préoccupations des Grands Electeurs, plutôt que les intérêts partisans et les jeux politiques stériles.

Je vous prie de croire, Madame la Sénatrice, à l'assurance de mon profond respect.

 

Antoine Vielliard

Maire de St Julien en Genevois


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Japan passport holders will find it easier than ever to travel the world, as their travel documents have just moved up in the global Henley Passport Index to take the top spot.

The Henley Passport Index is a ranking of all of the passports in the world based on the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free.

Until now Japan had been sharing joint first place with Singapore, which gained visa-free access to Uzbekistan earlier this year bringing its total to 189 countries.

However, earlier this month Japan gained visa-free access to Myanmar bringing its total to 190 - once again taking it to the top spot.


It's still a milestone for both Japan and Singapore, as 2018 is the first year in the index's 13-year history that either of them has had the most powerful passport in the world.
Both are way ahead of the UK and US which share fifth place with Portugal, the Netherlands, Austria and Luxembourg - but it's worth noting that the top four spots are shared by 10 countries.

Experts had previously revealed that the UK ranking is unlikely to increase until there is certainty regarding Brexit.
Full Henley Passport Index 2018

    Japan (190 countries)
    Singapore (189 countries)
    Germany, France, South Korea (188 countries)
    Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Spain (187 countries)
    Norway, UK, Austria, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, USA (186 countries)
    Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada (185 countries)
    Australia, Greece, Malta (183 countries)
    New Zealand, Czech Republic (182 countries)
    Iceland (181 countries)
    Hungary, Slovenia, Malyasia (180 countries)
    Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania (179 countries)
    Liechtenstein, Estonia (178 countries)
    Poland (175 countries)
    Monaco, Chile (174 countries)
    Cyprus (173 countries)
    Brazil (171 countries)
    Argentina, Hong Kong (170 countries)
    Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania (169 countries)
    Andorra, San Marino (168 countries)
    Brunei (165 countries)
    Israel, Barbados, UAE (161 countries)
    Mexico (158 countries)
    Bahamas (155 countries)
    Uruguay (154 countries)
    Seychelles (152 countries)
    St Kitts & Nevis (151 countries)
    Antigua (150 countries)
    Costa Rica (149 countries)
    Vatican City, Taiwan (148 countries)
    Trinidad and Tobago (147 countries)
    Mauritius, St Lucia (146 countries)
    St Vincent and the Grenadines (145 countries)
    Macao, Grenada (144 countries)
    Paraguay (143 countries)
    Panama (141 countries)
    Venezulea, Honduras (138 countries)
    Dominica, Guatemala, El Savador (137 countries)
    Peru (135 countries)
    Serbia, Solomon Islands (130 countries)
    Samoa, Vanuatu (129 countries)
    Nicaragua, Ukraine (128 countries)
    Colombia, Tuvalu (127 countries)
    Macedonia (125 countries)
    Marshall Islands, Tonga (124 countries)
    Kiribati, Montenegro (123 countries)
    Micronesia, Moldova (122 countries)
    Russia, Palau Islands (119 countries)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina (118 countries)
    Albania (114 countries)
    Georgia (112 countries)
    Turkey (111 countries)
    South Africa (102 countries)
    Belize (101 countries)
    Timor-Leste (98 countries)
    Ecuador, Kuwait (93 countries)
    Fiji (90 countries)
    Guyana (88 countries)
    Maldives (87 countries)
    Nauru (86 countries)
    Qatar (85 countries)
    Jamaica (84 countries)
    Papua New Guinea (83 countries)
    Botswana (82 countries)
    Bahrain (81 countries)
    Suriname (80 countries)
    Bolivia (79 countries)
    Oman (78 countries)
    Belarus, Thailand (77 countries)
    Namibia, Kazakhstan (76 countries)
    Saudi Arabia (75 countries)
    Lesotho, China (74 countries)
    Indonesia (73 countries)
    Swaziland, Kenya, Malawi (71 countries)
    Gambia, Tanzania, Zambia (68 countries)
    Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Philippines, Dominican Republic (66 countries)
    Cape Verde, Cuba (65 countries)
    Uganda, Zimbabwe (64 countries)
    Ghana, Kyrgyzstan (63 countries)
    Sierra Leone (62 countries)
    Armenia, Benin, Morocco, Mongolia (61 countries)
    India (60 countries)
    Uzbekistan (59 countries)
    Sao Tome, Mauritania, Mozambique, Tajikistan (58 countries)
    Burkina Faso (57 countries)
    Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea (56 countries)
    Mali, Gabon, Bhutan (55 countries)
    Togo, Niger, Cambodia, Rwanda (54 countries)
    Chad, Madagascar, Guinea-Bissau, Turkmenistan (53 countries)
    Comores Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Laos (52 countries)
    Vietnam (51 countries)
    Algeria, Jordan (50 countries)
    Central African Republic, Angola, Egypt (49 countries)
    Cameroon, Myanmar (48 countries)
    Liberia, Nigeria, Congo (Republic) (47 countries)
    Burundi (46 countries)
    Djibouti (45 countries)
    Kosovo (44 countries)
    Congo (Democratic Republic), Iran (43 countries)
    Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, North Korea (42 countries)
    South Sudan, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Libya (41 countries)
    Nepal (40 countries)
    Sudan, Eritrea, Palestinian Territory (39 countries)
    Yemen (37 countries)
    Pakistan (33 countries)
    Somalia, Syria (32 countries)
    Iraq, Afghanistan (30 countries)



          Volunteer Techies help Haiti Victims      Cache   Translate Page      

Originally posted on: http://bobgoedkoop.nl/archive/2010/01/19/137549.aspx

With this grassroots effort, several techie groups have met to discuss how they can help the people of Haiti with various projects they started. Here’s a list of projects:

Check out their Wiki and try to get involved if you can.

We Have, We Need Exchange
This project will create a "Craigslist" type of self-identified needs and requests by non-profits assisting in Haiti relief operations.
Clay Johnson @cjoh

Port Au Prince Basemap
This project will provide new geospatial perspectives and data points to create a base map for non-profits in need of current geospatial information.

Mapping NGOs in Action, On Wave
This project will be to gather contact information, social media data (i.e. Twitter feeds, blogs) to create an overview of relief assistance deployed to Haiti.)
Coordinator: Noel Dickover, ndickover@gmail.com, @NoelDickover

Languages and Translation
This project is dedicated to exploring how technology can assist in language translation, transcription as well as provide persons with special needs abilities to better communicate and engage with relief assistance.
Coordinator: Greg Elin, @gregelin

Mobile Applications 4 Crisis Response
This project would create mobile phone applications which can assist in locating news, resources, language translation and visual communications tools.
Coordinator: Chris Selmer @cselmer betterendeavor [Skype], Jonathan Nelson @jonathannelson, Brendan Lim @brendanlim

Crisis Wiki
This project would assist National Public Radio to create a Crisis Wiki to share real time information in a collaborative space.
Coordinator: Andy Carvin, National Public Radio, @acarvin [Skype]

Spinoff from/for Crisis Wiki: Regional Twitter lists for Gathering Support in Crises
As part of the Crisis Wiki, we've created a Twitter account (@crisiswiki) that has a series of Twitter lists with people/groups that can help to spread the word about fundraisers, crisis camps, and other other crisis response efforts.
Coordinator: Jared Goralnick, AwayFind, @technotheory

CrisisCamp Art Assets
This project provides useful graphical assets for CrisisCamp projects. We've developed an initial set of logos for the projects in DC. Please your assets here.

Information for Radio Broadcast
Focus on creating and maintaining an easy to access, one-way communications oriented list of current activity, reach out to all local and international radio broadcasting in Haiti.
Coordinator: @sandraxi (Sandra Davila) + @jelly_project (Kunal Gupta)

Family Reunification Systems, aka PeopleFinder
This project will be focused on searching for cataloging missing persons databases and information pages, providing constructive suggestions for the[ [International Committee of the Red Cross FamilyLinks]] [3] website, [tagging news photos][4], [review of the People Finder Interchange Format][5] and document how to connect pictures.
Coordinator: Andy Carvin, National Public Radio, @acarvin [Skype]

TechAid
This project is focused on building a collaboration tool to provide non-profit organizations with available volunteer technical assistance. This system should also be able to create Tech Action Teams which would be able to solve technical challenges.
Coordinator: Name, Organization, @Twitter, Skype

Tweak the Tweet
The University of Colorado at Boulder's Empowering the Public with Crisis Information program seeks to build a collaboration network to promote Tweet-friendly hashtag-based syntax to help direct Twitter communications for more efficient data extraction for those communicating about the Haiti earthquake disaster. Use only requires modifications of Tweet messages to make information pieces that refer to #location, #status, #needs, #damage and several other elements of emergency communications more machine parsable.
Coordinator: Jeannie Stamberger CMU, Kate Starbird, University of Colorado at Boulder, catharine.starbird@colorado.edu, Twitter: @epiccolorado, Skype ID katestarbird30

Web Site: [6] [7]

The Haiti Timeline
There is a great need to fully understand the progression of events, news, data, photos and video from the time of the earthquake through the recovery process. Ideally, this would be a wiki based approach to document series of events, types of data available and when actions occurred.
Coordinator: Name, Organization, @Twitter, Skype

Creole-French-English Phrase Dictionary Wiki
Growable source for basic phrases concentrating on those immediately useful to medical personnel.

Log of what NGO's and other groups are doing in Haiti
Los Angeles started a Google Spreadsheet with info from news articles.

Lazy Twitter Search
An evolving list of terms to include and exclude in Twitter searches.

Legal Issues with CrisisCommons and CrisisCamp Haiti
Description = This project will be to identify and address legal issues with CrisisCommons and CrisisCamp Haiti (i.e. preventing IP infringement and ensuring proper use of commons work product).
Coordinator: Stephen Wu, Cooke Kobrick & Wu LLP and American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology Law, swu@ckwlaw.com, @StephenSWu

Haitian Stories
A place for the people of Haiti to tell their stories of survival and loss.
Coordinator: Chris Selmer, Intridea - @cselmer, chris@intridea.com

Simple Tasks Anyone Can Do
A collection of simple tasks volunteers can sign on to do.
Coordinator: none

Technorati Tags: Haiti,Techies

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          Mission Network News (Wed, 10 Oct 2018 - 4.5 min)      Cache   Translate Page      

Today's Headlines

  • Haiti quake injures four Compassion children
  • Indonesia: FMI field visit finds increase in radical Islamic presence
  • Mentors needed for prisoners waiting in Bible study program

          Fleshgod Apocalypse To Debut Album At 70000 Tons Of Metal      Cache   Translate Page      
Italian symphonic death metal favourites Fleshgod Apocalypse has announced that they will debut their new album at the upcoming 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. This is the latest announcement for the floating festival which will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4. The lineup... Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com
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Sampah plastik menumpuk di sepanjang garis pantai Karibia, Haiti. Sampah tersebut berasal dari warga yang membuang sampah sembarangan di sepanjang pantai.
          Haiti quake toll rises to 17      Cache   Translate Page      
The death toll from the earthquake that struck northwest Haiti over the weekend has risen to 17, with nearly 350 others injured, the interior ministry said Tuesday.
          UN 20-year review: earthquakes and tsunamis kill more people while climate change is driving up economic losses      Cache   Translate Page      

GENEVA, 10 October 2018 – The last twenty years have seen a dramatic rise of 251% in direct economic losses from climate-related disasters, according to a report released today by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in advance of International Day for Disaster Reduction on October 13.

In the period 1998-2017, disaster-hit countries reported direct economic losses of US$2,908 billion of which climate-related disasters accounted for US$2,245 billion or 77% of the total.

This compares with total reported losses for the period 1978-1997 of US$1,313 billion of which climate-related disasters accounted for US$895 billion or 68%.

In terms of occurrences, climate-related disasters also dominate the picture, accounting for 91% of all 7,255 major recorded events between 1998 and 2017. Floods, 43.4%, and storms, 28.2%, are the two most frequently occurring disasters.

The greatest economic losses have been experienced by the USA, US$ 944.8 billion; China, US$492.2 billion; Japan, US$376.3 billion; India, US$ 79.5 billion; and Puerto Rico, US$ 71.7 billion. Storms, floods and earthquakes place three European countries in the top ten for economic losses: France, US$48.3 billion; Germany, US57.9 billion; and Italy, US$56.6 billion. Thailand, US$ 52.4 billion, and Mexico, US$ 46.5 billion, complete the list.

During this period, 1.3 million people lost their lives and 4.4 billion people were injured, rendered homeless, displaced or in need of emergency assistance. 563 earthquakes, including related tsunamis, accounted for 56% of total deaths or 747,234 lives lost.

The report “Economic Losses, Poverty and Disasters 1998-2017” drills down into the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT) maintained by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

A key target of the global plan to reduce disaster losses, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, is to reduce economic losses from disasters and the report highlights the fact that 63% of disaster reports contain no economic data.

Another key highlight is the disproportionate impact of disaster events on low and middle-income countries even if high-income countries bear the brunt of absolute economic losses.

Only one high-income territory ranked among the “top ten” in terms of annual average percentage losses relative to GDP, Puerto Rico, 12.2%. Moving across the globe, the others are Haiti, 17.5%; Honduras, 7%; Cuba, 4.6%; El Salvador, 4.2%; Nicaragua, 3.6%; Georgia, 3.5%; Mongolia, 2.8%; Tajikistan, 2.7%; and DPR Korea, 7.4%.

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Reduction, Mami Mizutori, said: “This report highlights key trends over the last 40 years. Much needs to be done to address the high number of deaths in seismic zones. The death and suffering caused by this month’s earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia brings home the need to raise public awareness and to apply high standards for construction in seismic zones.

“The report’s analysis makes it clear that economic losses from extreme weather events are unsustainable and a major brake on eradicating poverty in hazard exposed parts of the world.

“We have to do a much better job of capturing economic loss data if we are to have a fuller understanding of what works when it comes to reducing economic losses, saving lives and livelihoods, and managing disaster risk.”

While high-income countries recorded losses for 53% of reported disasters between 1998 and 2017, low-income countries only recorded them for 13% of disasters.

Professor Debarati Guha-Sapir, head of CRED, commented: “This report highlights the protection gap between rich and poor. Those who are suffering the most from climate change are those who are contributing least to greenhouse gas emissions. The economic losses suffered by low and lower-middle income countries have drastic consequences for their future development.

“Clearly there is great room for improvement in data collection on economic losses but we know from our analysis of the available data using georeferencing that people in low-income countries are six times more likely to lose all their worldly possessions or suffer injury in a disaster than people in high-income countries.”

The report concludes that climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, and that disasters will continue to be major impediments to sustainable development so long as the economic incentives to build and develop hazard-prone locations outweigh the perceived disaster risks.

“Integrating disaster risk reduction into investment decisions is the most cost-effective way to reduce these risks; investing in disaster risk reduction is therefore a pre-condition for developing sustainable in a changing climate,” the report states.


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          Gleichgewicht und Harmonie: Die Seychellen      Cache   Translate Page      
Die Seychellen gelten als Paradies. Zwei der Staatsziele heißen natürliches Gleichgewicht und kulturelle Harmonie. Ein "Zwischen Hamburg und Haiti"-Feature von Christiane Zwick.
          10/10/2018: WE DAY: Light it up      Cache   Translate Page      

It’s 8 p.m. on a Tuesday and the sky is already completely dark—the kind of inky blackness that prevents you from seeing your hand in front of your face. For the next 11 hours, Haitians living in rural communities without access to gridlines—about 40...
          Here's Why I Love Iran — Even When My Country Sees It as an Enemy      Cache   Translate Page      
Wondering about American indifference about the war we're ramping up for has had me thinking about why I love Iran.

I was living in Harlem.

It was a few weeks after 9/11 and when Mahsa rang and let me know that she would be in New York, I was happy and excited.

Her brother and I had been friends for over ten years.

We always said our meeting was destined.

As the only two kids of color—I am Black American and he is Persian—in an otherwise all-white Women in Religion class at DePaul University, something in my heart knew he would be my friend for life. I’ll never forget the look of agony in his big blue eyes when after opening the door to that crammed classroom he encountered a sea a white faces looking back at him, no one budging to indicate they would make room as he courageously closed the door behind him, turned and bared the stark gaze of the tall, lanky, pasty professor with the thick Eastern European accent, intensifying the mood with “Why don’t we wait to continue since some of us don’t know how to get to here on time.”

Somehow in that moment, our eyes locked and I hurriedly moved my bag and beckoned him to come sit next to me. Shaun made his way through the sea of kids, barely letting him through the tight aisles. By the time he sat down, sweat trickling from his brow, he was relieved and I was relieved for him and we both laughed under our breath. When he rifled through his bag looking for a pen and couldn’t find one—another long pause from our professor—we both laughed again as I handed him one of mine.

We become one in that moment, representing a warm cocoon of support to protect us through the white supremacist death by a thousand cuts that can choke and kill with its vicious silences and pauses that wither you from the inside out and have no balm but the knowing, empathetic understanding that laughter and friendship can heal.

Even though he was born in Iran, I here in America, we had many things in common. He was organized into his understanding of Whiteness in Wilmette and I got my credentials in Fairfield, Connecticut. Different places, same stuff. Our families were the only people of color in extremely affluent communities and the day to day experiences, that remind you every day of how alien and unlovable you are, would leave their mark on our psyches, well after we’d graduated high school and found one another in that classroom at DePaul University.

Getting together was healing. He and his cousins became fixtures at my house whenever there were barbeques, family get-togethers and parties. When I met Shaun I didn’t know much about Persian history and culture, just what I remembered from what became known as the “hostage crisis,” and the Shah of Iran, years before.

I was eight years old when a group of Iranian college students shut down a building in a place called Tehran. They were holding fifty or so Americans inside the embassy and wouldn’t release them until their demands were met. My mother said the students were standing up for themselves because America was “doing them like they do us” and “they know how it is.” My mom and the Iranian kids seemed to be on the same page because at some point, soon after the “crisis” began, the students released the women and the Black Americans, let them walk right out of the embassy. It made so much sense and I was so impressed with the reasonableness of their actions. “Women hold a special place in our society and Blacks live under American oppression and tyranny.”

Even though the white broadcasters tried to reduce the gesture to a publicity stunt, watching those people march out of the building, the women coming home to their children and the Black Brothers with their afros, coming home to their families, after that the students had my vote. And I got the message, for the first time in my life, that Black people in America had something in common with Black people and other people of color, all over the world.

We were one.

The students knew it. They said it for everyone to hear and now I knew it too.

Hanging out with Shaun reminded me of that. We had good times together and my mom and dad adored him, treated him like he was one of their own. We danced, partied, ate as much barbeque as we could hold, had great cocktails and just enjoyed life together. My parents taught him how to play Bid Whist, Black folk’s version of Bridge. Going to Shaun’s place, either his parents' house out in Wilmette or his apartment down the street from our place in Lincoln Park, was just the same. Just good times. When he cooked, my gosh, the food was magnificent! Well-seasoned meats with fresh, delicious herbs, perfectly cooked fluffy rice with these gorgeous, aromatic dips and sauces. The art on his walls was impeccable and the energy in his apartment was always flowing. Like my family, Shaun was hospitable, caring, a lovely conversationalist and knew how to have a good time, and he cared about people.

Photo Credit: CODEPINK

We had so many things in common.

So of course, years later when his baby sister Mahsa came to New York, I was excited to host.

She arrived, smartly dressed like a low-key, genius poet in her well-tailored men’s sports jacket, a black turtleneck, jeans and expensive but understated loafers. Mahsa had always been elegant and gorgeous. We walked down to People’s Choice, the most delicious homemade Jamaican food in New York City. I think we got oxtails with peas and rice and cabbage. Neither one of us could get over how extraordinarily delicious the food was. We ate and we talked about her work and mine. We’d all since left Chicago, years ago. Shaun to Los Angeles, me to New York City and Mahsa to Tehran. She’d done a women’s magazine, Bad Jens, and had become a serious organizer of community over there. On this trip she was working at the UN with Shirin Ebadi, doing translation work for her papers, books and speeches. Even though Mahsa was really humble about it, which was her way, I knew from her proud brother that her work with Shirin Ebadi was a really big deal.

Since 9/11 had just gone down, and Bush was pushing us to go to war with Iraq, I took the opportunity to make sense of all that had happened in that part of the world. “Why are we always fighting and complaining about Iraq and Iran?” I asked as we chomped away. “And what’s the deal with Afghanistan?” I admitted to her something that I had hidden from myself, that even though I was pretty active in international situations that impacted Black people and people of color globally, Haiti, South Africa, Venezuela, that I knew very little about the Middle East. It just became something that was always already happening… so ongoing that I just tuned out. Mahsa was one of those people, that even though she was crazy smart, brilliant really, you didn’t have to pretend that you knew something that you did not.

She explained about the oil. She explained about the pipelines. She explained the grip of American imperialism, the destruction of the cities of Middle Eastern antiquity and the pillaging of museums and libraries by American armed forces throughout the years and the slow, steady march to Iraq that the U.S. was directing to Iran. That seemed outlandish to me, that Iran would ever be treated in that fashion. When she started talking about the incessant bombing, the destruction of Beirut came up and I informed her that back in the early '80s, Black folks likened the most cracked-out, left behind areas of our own communities to this city, “South Side of Chicago lookin’ like Beirut,” I’d hear brothers and sisters say.

Mahsa shook her head and smiled slightly and then gave me a glimpse of the history of the beauty and majesty of this gorgeous Lebanese city. She was clearly disturbed by the information, but her gentle, non-judgmental telling of these things, in a tone demonstrative of patience and inner peace, her deep intellect and elegance, amplified a sense of what Americans did not know or like to think about, that ours was a young, foolish country… a big, ignorant, bully baby and that we had lost our way. Completely. Most of us unaware of what was really happening in our names, and for oil, imperialism and what Bush kept calling “our way of life,” around the world, especially in the Middle East, with people, who like my mother’d said all those years ago “know how it is.”

We do not like to even consider what we have destroyed and in that destruction what has been lost, forever, to the world. What we have lost is friendship, culture, love, peace, endless possibilities and all of the wonderful things that come from life when you are trying to crush, kill, and control. Somewhere along the way, in a quest for assimilation, peace and acceptance, and just probably worn downness, Black Americans forgot too, that we have something in common with our brothers and sisters in the Middle East. The greatest blow from the War Economy is that it separates us. Eventually, it separated Shaun and I… understandably. After all, it is difficult to maintain friendships with folks when your country makes habit of lying, stealing, cheating, murdering and spreading hate, making their lives here and back home, a misery.

America was and still is running around, destructively taking… snatching things... from people, with whom Black folks, Native people, LatinX in the land known as the United States have something in common.

As I look at the bombed-out streets of the countries that the United States has attacked, and ripped apart, dusty, dirt heaps where gardens used to grow, I have to look at my own communities, here in the United States. Areas with no green spaces or parks and the prisons swollen with human energy relegated to slavery. Flint, Michigan, with no drinkable water source, Deep East Oakland with nowhere to buy living foods and soil so destroyed by pollution that you can’t grow any… children climbing out of tents in homeless encampments in downtown Oakland, while tech millionaires look down on them from their sprawling condo apartment windows. The United States is waging the same war on the people of the Middle East, that it is waging here on Black folks, LatinX, Indigenous people and poor Whites, here in our local communities.

This truth takes me back to that look on Mahsa’s face when she told me of the beauty of precious Beirut and the pure glory of what stood there before the dust and the rubble.

I have always had the sense that being reminded of what we have in common, (in addition to being targeted by the most destructive force on the planet… the American government…) would create a solidarity that could truly organize peace on its own, between the people most heavily enslaved, marginalized and victimized by the virus of War Economy which spreads by keeping us fearful of one another and separates us. I have always had the sense that if the Black and LatinX children on the South Side of Chicago understood that the bullets flying by and through their heads and the food deserts in which they reside are a construction of the engineers of the War Economy, which inflict death upon all that they cannot control, as they do today to the children of Yemen and Afghanistan, and God forbid, Iran, that they would have a different sense of their possibilities and self-worth in the world. I have always had the sense that if we remembered what the Iranian students were really saying and doing when they released the folks who “suffered under American oppression and tyranny,” just like they did… that we would all be unstoppable… together… because knowing that we all have something in common is the first step towards growing and sustaining a local peace economy.

The good news is that we get a chance to start again, everytime we open our eyes and begin a new day.

When I tell people that our government is ramping up to a war with Iran, a glaze comes over their eyes. It’s like yelling fire in a crowded theater but nobody moves because they’re too busy enjoying their buttered popcorn and watching the movie… so you have to start explaining that fire not only burns… but it can kill you.

Get up and run!

Are we that used to waging war in America that no one even bats an eye?

Photo Credit: CODEPINK

Or is it because Iran is this faraway place where they’re not like us... and practice a different religion… have different values… a place where the people have nothing in common with us? This glaze over the eyes thing has happened so much that I have to wonder what has happened in my life that makes me understand that loving the Iranian people is as natural as loving my own people... as natural as knowing that they are my people.

Wondering why my fellow countrymen and women do not connect in the same way has shaken me up a little… a lot... and had me thinking about why I love Iran.

I want to dedicate this piece to Mahsa Shekarloo, who left our world on September 5, 2014. May all the girls and women, around the world and especially Iran… Persia, know that she organized, loved and sacrificed so that they could be free. And to her dear brother, Arash, aka Shaun, who is my friend… for life.

Learn more and join CODEPINK's We Love Iranians campaign here.

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

 

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Position Overview:

Westminster Baptist Church seeks a Pastor who will oversee and be a co-laborer in the kids, students, and young adult ministries. This Pastor will cast vision and develop strategies that will be a catalyst for WBC’s overall mission and vision. He will help ensure that discipleship is taking place throughout church life, especially from baby to adulthood by being passionate about developing leaders, training them for evangelism, and equipping them to make disciples.

Church Overview:

Westminster Baptist Church is a growing church with a new Lead Pastor, a new vision, a new mission, and a renewed passion for making disciples of Christ. It is situated in Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland, which is primarily a suburban/rural environment. Westminster serves as a bedroom community for both Baltimore and Washington, DC. There are over 17,000 households - mainly unchurched - within five miles of the church.

From Matt:

We are looking for a pastor who is passionate about discipleship, ministry to the oppressed throughout Maryland and in Haiti, and Church Revitalization with the vision to revitalize other churches throughout mid-Maryland. Our Church has recently invested in creating a better environment for our children, students, and young adults. The revitalization effort here is in the beginning, but we are seeing people excited about the future, a fast pace of growth, and an existing group of members ready to serve God. I want to invest in you, to walk through life with you and your family, and ultimately to see you fulfill God’s calling for your life. Here are some things that continually influence me in my life through reading or interaction: J.D. Greear, Chuck Lawless, David Platt, Micah Fries, Watermark Church, Nine Marks, Joey Dodson, C. Marvin Pate, Preston Sprinkle, and a wide array of theologians and biblical scholars.

I love to hang out with my bride and daughter, hike, primitive camping, fishing, sports, Spartan Races, grill out, play board games, and go to any country in the world for missions.

Thanks for checking us out, we are praying for you already as you consider moving from where you are to where God has for you in the next season of ministry.

Matt


Life Expectations of this Pastor:
|| growing relationship with Jesus
|| faithful to both God’s evident calling and His admonition for pastors in the Church, World, and Family which is proclaimed in the Holy Scripture
|| a passion for developing leaders to do the work of the ministry within the given sphere of leadership
|| an attitude of excitement and commitment to the staff culture and values

Preferred Qualifications
|| experience in Young Adult or Student Ministry
|| oversight of staff
|| Bachelors or Masters Degree in Christian Studies or Equivalent Proof of Study
|| Supports the BF&M 2000
|| Married

Benefits
|| competitive salary and benefits package
|| paid conferences
|| paid education leave

Structure:
- This pastor will oversee our current Children’s Ministry Assistant and Student Minister who are both part-time. In the future, we will develop a resident program where the lead pastor will invest in future pastors and serve in ministries throughout the church.
- Young Adults
o Cast Vision and Strategies
o Developing Young Adult Leaders
o Organizing Gathering Environments
o Oversee Minister/Resident
- Students:
o Cast Vision and Strategies
o Oversee Minister/Resident
- Kids:
o Cast Vision and Strategies
o Oversee Kids Staff

Ministry Responsibilities:
Preaching and Teaching (25% of weekly duties):
- Develop Sermon Series
- Service Feedback Meetings
- Prepare Teaching Engagements
- Prepare Preaching Engagements

Ministry Cultivating (25% of weekly duties):
- Meet with Staff and Ministry Leaders
- Championing the Family Ministry
- Championing the Young Adults Ministry
- Championing the Student Ministry

Training Leaders (20% of weekly duties):
- Equip Leaders in the Church to make Disciples
- Training Sessions for Leaders

Spiritual Development of People (15% of weekly duties):
- Creating Resources to Help with Spiritual Life
- Creating Resources for Leaders/Members

Ministry Development (15% of weekly duties)
- Conferences
- Academic Studies
- Cultural Engagement

Pastor Responsibilities:
o Help Lead the Overall Ministry Direction (vision, mission, and strategies) of WBC
o Preach in Students, Young Adults, and on Sunday Mornings
o Pray with the Staff for our People
o Supported Trips for Missions in Haiti

Measurable Goals for this Position to Accomplish:
o Aligning Ministries to the Mission and Vision at WBC
o Effective Kids Ministry
o Effective Student Ministry
o Effective Young Adult Ministry
o Equip all Leaders/Volunteers with WBC’s Evangelism Tool
o Equip every ministry leadership team with the vision of WBC
o Equip every group leader with the Group Discipleship Philosophy
o Implement a plan for discipleship in alignment with the WBC Discipleship Pathway (visual and trackable)
o Organize, with staff, the process of leaders working through the Leadership Pipeline (visual and trackable)

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Please email a resume, cover letter, and link to a sermon to jobs@discoverWBC.com 

 

CONTACT:

Pastor Search Team
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In November, I will celebrate 50 years of being given the joy and privilege of ministering. It is and always will be the best thing that God could ever have called me to do with my life.

Over the years I've witnessed incredible miracles and walked through challenging wilderness seasons. These mountaintop and valley seasons have taught me a great deal about myself, my God and His kingdom, and they have caused me to grow and stretch in ways I never could have foreseen at the outset of my ministry career. As I look back, it's clear that my most significant lessons could be summed up in these six words of advice:

1. Be bold.

2. Be broken.

3. Be bright.

While studying the life of David and his desire for the presence of God in his life and in the lives of His people, I realized that throughout every battle and conflict, you can find the evidence of boldness, brokenness and brightness in him. These characteristics in David are what I believe made him a man after God's own heart, and they are why God was able to use him to impact the world around him, including his government. They are what will allow you and me to make an impact on our churches, our communities and our nation too.

As I was watching the Senate hearing in Washington this week, my heart was broken for where we are as a country. We are broken, divided and hostile toward each other. The enemy is saying the church is bigoted, racist, and condescending and that we doubt the Word of God. The devil wants people to believe the church is a thing of the past, so he whispers lies that cause people to question why we would pay attention to something written thousands of years ago. As for believers, even among our ranks there is little evidence of brokenness before the living, mighty, and holy God. There are very few who are willing to humble themselves and repent, or embrace God's love. Each side is flush with boldness but woefully lacking in the other two characteristics that made David so successful.

I am not at all saying the church should step back, stifling its voice in an attempt to find this balance. On the contrary. We cannot take responsibility for the actions and reactions of those with whom we are at odds, but we have a mandate to serve God obediently—and that service requires our boldness and brokenness before Him, even if it makes us uncomfortable.

Although most people who know me today wouldn't easily believe it, I was painfully shy as a child. Because of that shyness, when I was called upon to do bold things, I would cry. But here's the thing: Crying never stopped me. Even when I felt embarrassed of the spotlight or longed to disappear into the background, I knew I couldn't walk away from what I had been called to do, even if stepping out and being boldly obedient would bring painful tears that might make me the subject of ridicule. Before long I realized an important lesson, one I want you to consider today: Through my tears came the greatest breakthroughs of my life.

When our boldness comes out of brokenness before our God, the light of His presence breaks through, allowing the lost world around us to see the brightness of His glory.

The world wants to see Jesus, and right now they are more ready for Him than the church is ready for the world. But God is bringing balance to this area. I believe God is breaking the times of leanness of Spirit, and we get to witness it firsthand. He is clearing the air of a lot of junk in America. Don't be surprised but rather rejoice when you hear of outpourings of the Holy Spirit. God is birthing Holy Spirit boldness in the church, but it will only come out brokenness and humility. Watch, see, and move by faith as He releases the brightness of His glory.

The church in our nation must step up and show the world who God truly is and what the power of His love can do in our broken world. We must show them who we really are—bold, broken and bright with the love and light of Christ, the morning star.

Here's another way to put it: "You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven" (Matt. 5:16, MSG). {eoa}

Mikel French has challenged spiritual awakening all across America, where many celebrations extended into multiple weeks, and has conducted celebrations in France, Sweden, Russia, Romania, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Germany, South Africa, Malawi, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Haiti, Japan, Singapore, India and Thailand. He conducted an outreach celebration in Manila, Philippines, reaching 200,000 teenagers with the Book of Hope. Through the generous support of partners, he has presented the message of Jesus Christ to millions of people in the nation of Russia through televised citywide soul-winning celebrations. Mikel considers it an honor to assist in conducting the annual pastor's conference, where thousands of pastors from Russia's 11 time zones come for training, teaching and equipping. Mikel and his wife, Marsha, reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


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"The Shirley-Eustis House was built in Roxbury as a summer residence between 1747 and 1751 by William Shirley, appointed Royal Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony and Commander-in-Chief of all British forces in North America by George II. Often regarded as 'Shirley Place,' the original summer home is one of the few remaining Royal Colonial Governors' mansions in the country.

In 1960 'Shirley Place' was awarded the prestigious designation of National Historic Landmark. One of a handful of Boston's national landmarks that pre-date 1750, the house represents an unusually long continuum in American history, serving as the home of two distinguished Governors - one Royal, William Shirley, and one Federal, William Eustis.


'Shirley Place' has also been occupied by, among others, the Massachusetts Sixth Foot Regiment when it served as a Revolutionary War barracks during the Siege of Boston in 1775; Jean-Baptiste du Buc, the Haitian counselor to Louis XVI of France; Captain James Magee, an Irish-American who prospered in the China Trade, and scores of other immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries."

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          For Columbus Day, here is the beginning of Chapter one of Howard Zinn's famous "A People's History of the United States"      Cache   Translate Page      
For Columbus Day, here is the beginning of Chapter one of Howard Zinn's famous "A People's History of the United States":

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Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island’s beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought them food, water, gifts. He later wrote of this in his log:

They … brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks’ bells. They willingly traded everything they owned… . They were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features…. They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane… . They would make fine servants…. With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.

These Arawaks of the Bahama Islands were much like Indians on the mainland, who were remarkable (European observers were to say again and again) for their hospitality, their belief in sharing. These traits did not stand out in the Europe of the Renaissance, dominated as it was by the religion of popes, the government of kings, the frenzy for money that marked Western civilization and its first messenger to the Americas, Christopher Columbus.

Columbus wrote:

As soon as I arrived in the Indies, on the first Island which I found, I took some of the natives by force in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts.

The information that Columbus wanted most was: Where is the gold? He had persuaded the king and queen of Spain to finance an expedition to the lands, the wealth, he expected would be on the other side of the Atlantic-the Indies and Asia, gold and spices. For, like other informed people of his time, he knew the world was round and he could sail west in order to get to the Far East.

Spain was recently unified, one of the new modern nation-states, like France, England, and Portugal. Its population, mostly poor peasants, worked for the nobility, who were 2 percent of the population and owned 95 percent of the land. Spain had tied itself to the Catholic Church, expelled all the Jews, driven out the Moors. Like other states of the modern world, Spain sought gold, which was becoming the new mark of wealth, more useful than land because it could buy anything.

There was gold in Asia, it was thought, and certainly silks and spices, for Marco Polo and others had brought back marvelous things from their overland expeditions centuries before. Now that the Turks had conquered Constantinople and the eastern Mediterranean, and controlled the land routes to Asia, a sea route was needed. Portuguese sailors were working their way around the southern tip of Africa. Spain decided to gamble on a long sail across an unknown ocean.

In return for bringing back gold and spices, they promised Columbus 10 percent of the profits, governorship over new-found lands, and the fame that would go with a new title: Admiral of the Ocean Sea. He was a merchant’s clerk from the Italian city of Genoa, part-time weaver (the son of a skilled weaver), and expert sailor. He set out with three sailing ships, the largest of which was the Santa Maria, perhaps 100 feet long, and thirty-nine crew members.

Columbus would never have made it to Asia, which was thousands of miles farther away than he had calculated, imagining a smaller world. He would have been doomed by that great expanse of sea. But he was lucky. One-fourth of the way there he came upon an unknown, uncharted land that lay between Europe and Asia-the Americas. It was early October 1492, and thirty-three days since he and his crew had left the Canary Islands, off the Atlantic coast of Africa. Now they saw branches and sticks floating in the water. They saw flocks of birds.

These were signs of land. Then, on October 12, a sailor called Rodrigo saw the early morning moon shining on white sands, and cried out. It was an island in the Bahamas, the Caribbean sea. The first man to sight land was supposed to get a yearly pension of 10,000 maravedis for life, but Rodrigo never got it. Columbus claimed he had seen a light the evening before. He got the reward.

So, approaching land, they were met by the Arawak Indians, who swam out to greet them. The Arawaks lived in village communes, had a developed agriculture of corn, yams, cassava. They could spin and weave, but they had no horses or work animals. They had no iron, but they wore tiny gold ornaments in their ears.

This was to have enormous consequences: it led Columbus to take some of them aboard ship as prisoners because he insisted that they guide him to the source of the gold. He then sailed to what is now Cuba, then to Hispaniola (the island which today consists of Haiti and the Dominican Republic). There, bits of visible gold in the rivers, and a gold mask presented to Columbus by a local Indian chief, led to wild visions of gold fields.

On Hispaniola, out of timbers from the Santa Maria, which had run aground, Columbus built a fort, the first European military base in the Western Hemisphere. He called it Navidad (Christmas) and left thirty-nine crewmembers there, with instructions to find and store the gold. He took more Indian prisoners and put them aboard his two remaining ships. At one part of the island he got into a fight with Indians who refused to trade as many bows and arrows as he and his men wanted. Two were run through with swords and bled to death. Then the Nina and the Pinta set sail for the Azores and Spain. When the weather turned cold, the Indian prisoners began to die.

Columbus’s report to the Court in Madrid was extravagant. He insisted he had reached Asia (it was Cuba) and an island off the coast of China (Hispaniola). His descriptions were part fact, part fiction:

Hispaniola is a miracle. Mountains and hills, plains and pastures, are both fertile and beautiful … the harbors are unbelievably good and there are many wide rivers of which the majority contain gold… . There are many spices, and great mines of gold and other metals….

The Indians, Columbus reported, “are so naive and so free with their possessions that no one who has not witnessed them would believe it. When you ask for something they have, they never say no. To the contrary, they offer to share with anyone….” He concluded his report by asking for a little help from their Majesties, and in return he would bring them from his next voyage “as much gold as they need … and as many slaves as they ask.” He was full of religious talk: “Thus the eternal God, our Lord, gives victory to those who follow His way over apparent impossibilities.”

Because of Columbus’s exaggerated report and promises, his second expedition was given seventeen ships and more than twelve hundred men. The aim was clear: slaves and gold. They went from island to island in the Caribbean, taking Indians as captives. But as word spread of the Europeans’ intent they found more and more empty villages. On Haiti, they found that the sailors left behind at Fort Navidad had been killed in a battle with the Indians, after they had roamed the island in gangs looking for gold, taking women and children as slaves for sex and labor.

Now, from his base on Haiti, Columbus sent expedition after expedition into the interior. They found no gold fields, but had to fill up the ships returning to Spain with some kind of dividend. In the year 1495, they went on a great slave raid, rounded up fifteen hundred Arawak men, women, and children, put them in pens guarded by Spaniards and dogs, then picked the five hundred best specimens to load onto ships. Of those five hundred, two hundred died en route. The rest arrived alive in Spain and were put up for sale by the archdeacon of the town, who reported that, although the slaves were “naked as the day they were born,” they showed “no more embarrassment than animals.” Columbus later wrote: “Let us in the name of the Holy Trinity go on sending all the slaves that can be sold.”

But too many of the slaves died in captivity. And so Columbus, desperate to pay back dividends to those who had invested, had to make good his promise to fill the ships with gold. In the province of Cicao on Haiti, where he and his men imagined huge gold fields to exist, they ordered all persons fourteen years or older to collect a certain quantity of gold every three months. When they brought it, they were given copper tokens to hang around their necks. Indians found without a copper token had their hands cut off and bled to death.

The Indians had been given an impossible task. The only gold around was bits of dust garnered from the streams. So they fled, were hunted down with dogs, and were killed.

Trying to put together an army of resistance, the Arawaks faced Spaniards who had armor, muskets, swords, horses. When the Spaniards took prisoners they hanged them or burned them to death. Among the Arawaks, mass suicides began, with cassava poison. Infants were killed to save them from the Spaniards. In two years, through murder, mutilation, or suicide, half of the 250,000 Indians on Haiti were dead.

When it became clear that there was no gold left, the Indians were taken as slave labor on huge estates, known later as encomiendas. They were worked at a ferocious pace, and died by the thousands. By the year 1515, there were perhaps fifty thousand Indians left. By 1550, there were five hundred. A report of the year 1650 shows none of the original Arawaks or their descendants left on the island.

The chief source-and, on many matters the only source-of information about what happened on the islands after Columbus came is Bartolome de las Casas, who, as a young priest, participated in the conquest of Cuba. For a time he owned a plantation on which Indian slaves worked, but he gave that up and became a vehement critic of Spanish cruelty. Las Casas transcribed Columbus’s journal and, in his fifties, began a multivolume History of the Indies. In it, he describes the Indians. They are agile, he says, and can swim long distances, especially the women. They are not completely peaceful, because they do battle from time to time with other tribes, but their casualties seem small, and they fight when they are individually moved to do so because of some grievance, not on the orders of captains or kings.

Women in Indian society were treated so well as to startle the Spaniards. Las Casas describes sex relations:

Marriage laws are non-existent men and women alike choose their mates and leave them as they please, without offense, jealousy or anger. They multiply in great abundance; pregnant women work to the last minute and give birth almost painlessly; up the next day, they bathe in the river and are as clean and healthy as before giving birth. If they tire of their men, they give themselves abortions with herbs that force stillbirths, covering their shameful parts with leaves or cotton cloth; although on the whole, Indian men and women look upon total nakedness with as much casualness as we look upon a man’s head or at his hands.

The Indians, Las Casas says, have no religion, at least no temples. They live in

large communal bell-shaped buildings, housing up to 600 people at one time … made of very strong wood and roofed with palm leaves…. They prize bird feathers of various colors, beads made of fishbones, and green and white stones with which they adorn their ears and lips, but they put no value on gold and other precious things. They lack all manner of commerce, neither buying nor selling, and rely exclusively on their natural environment for maintenance. They are extremely generous with their possessions and by the same token covet the possessions of their friends and expect the same degree of liberality. …

In Book Two of his History of the Indies, Las Casas (who at first urged replacing Indians by black slaves, thinking they were stronger and would survive, but later relented when he saw the effects on blacks) tells about the treatment of the Indians by the Spaniards. It is a unique account and deserves to be quoted at length:

Endless testimonies . .. prove the mild and pacific temperament of the natives…. But our work was to exasperate, ravage, kill, mangle and destroy; small wonder, then, if they tried to kill one of us now and then…. The admiral, it is true, was blind as those who came after him, and he was so anxious to please the King that he committed irreparable crimes against the Indians….

Las Casas tells how the Spaniards “grew more conceited every day” and after a while refused to walk any distance. They “rode the backs of Indians if they were in a hurry” or were carried on hammocks by Indians running in relays. “In this case they also had Indians carry large leaves to shade them from the sun and others to fan them with goose wings.”

Total control led to total cruelty. The Spaniards “thought nothing of knifing Indians by tens and twenties and of cutting slices off them to test the sharpness of their blades.” Las Casas tells how “two of these so-called Christians met two Indian boys one day, each carrying a parrot; they took the parrots and for fun beheaded the boys.”

The Indians’ attempts to defend themselves failed. And when they ran off into the hills they were found and killed. So, Las Casas reports, “they suffered and died in the mines and other labors in desperate silence, knowing not a soul in the world to whom they could turn for help.” He describes their work in the mines:

… mountains are stripped from top to bottom and bottom to top a thousand times; they dig, split rocks, move stones, and carry dirt on their backs to wash it in the rivers, while those who wash gold stay in the water all the time with their backs bent so constantly it breaks them; and when water invades the mines, the most arduous task of all is to dry the mines by scooping up pansful of water and throwing it up outside….

After each six or eight months’ work in the mines, which was the time required of each crew to dig enough gold for melting, up to a third of the men died.

While the men were sent many miles away to the mines, the wives remained to work the soil, forced into the excruciating job of digging and making thousands of hills for cassava plants.

Thus husbands and wives were together only once every eight or ten months and when they met they were so exhausted and depressed on both sides … they ceased to procreate. As for the newly born, they died early because their mothers, overworked and famished, had no milk to nurse them, and for this reason, while I was in Cuba, 7000 children died in three months. Some mothers even drowned their babies from sheer desperation…. in this way, husbands died in the mines, wives died at work, and children died from lack of milk . .. and in a short time this land which was so great, so powerful and fertile … was depopulated. … My eyes have seen these acts so foreign to human nature, and now I tremble as I write. …

When he arrived on Hispaniola in 1508, Las Casas says, “there were 60,000 people living on this island, including the Indians; so that from 1494 to 1508, over three million people had perished from war, slavery, and the mines. Who in future generations will believe this? I myself writing it as a knowledgeable eyewitness can hardly believe it….”

Thus began the history, five hundred years ago, of the European invasion of the Indian settlements in the Americas. That beginning, when you read Las Casas-even if his figures are exaggerations (were there 3 million Indians to begin with, as he says, or less than a million, as some historians have calculated, or 8 million as others now believe?)-is conquest, slavery, death. When we read the history books given to children in the United States, it all starts with heroic adventure-there is no bloodshed-and Columbus Day is a celebration.

Past the elementary and high schools, there are only occasional hints of something else. Samuel Eliot Morison, the Harvard historian, was the most distinguished writer on Columbus, the author of a multivolume biography, and was himself a sailor who retraced Columbus’s route across the Atlantic. In his popular book Christopher Columbus, Mariner, written in 1954, he tells about the enslavement and the killing: “The cruel policy initiated by Columbus and pursued by his successors resulted in complete genocide.”

That is on one page, buried halfway into the telling of a grand romance. In the book’s last paragraph, Morison sums up his view of Columbus:

He had his faults and his defects, but they were largely the defects of the qualities that made him great-his indomitable will, his superb faith in God and in his own mission as the Christ-bearer to lands beyond the seas, his stubborn persistence despite neglect, poverty and discouragement. But there was no flaw, no dark side to the most outstanding and essential of all his qualities-his seamanship.

One can lie outright about the past. Or one can omit facts which might lead to unacceptable conclusions. Morison does neither. He refuses to lie about Columbus. He does not omit the story of mass murder; indeed he describes it with the harshest word one can use: genocide.

But he does something else-he mentions the truth quickly and goes on to other things more important to him. Outright lying or quiet omission takes the risk of discovery which, when made, might arouse the reader to rebel against the writer. To state the facts, however, and then to bury them in a mass of other information is to say to the reader with a certain infectious calm: yes, mass murder took place, but it’s not that important-it should weigh very little in our final judgments; it should affect very little what we do in the world.

It is not that the historian can avoid emphasis of some facts and not of others. This is as natural to him as to the mapmaker, who, in order to produce a usable drawing for practical purposes, must first flatten and distort the shape of the earth, then choose out of the bewildering mass of geographic information those things needed for the purpose of this or that particular map.

My argument cannot be against selection, simplification, emphasis, which are inevitable for both cartographers and historians. But the map-maker’s distortion is a technical necessity for a common purpose shared by all people who need maps. The historian’s distortion is more than technical, it is ideological; it is released into a world of contending interests, where any chosen emphasis supports (whether the historian means to or not) some kind of interest, whether economic or political or racial or national or sexual.

Furthermore, this ideological interest is not openly expressed in the way a mapmaker’s technical interest is obvious (“This is a Mercator projection for long-range navigation-for short-range, you’d better use a different projection”). No, it is presented as if all readers of history had a common interest which historians serve to the best of their ability. This is not intentional deception; the historian has been trained in a society in which education and knowledge are put forward as technical problems of excellence and not as tools for contending social classes, races, nations.

To emphasize the heroism of Columbus and his successors as navigators and discoverers, and to de-emphasize their genocide, is not a technical necessity but an ideological choice. It serves- unwittingly-to justify what was done. My point is not that we must, in telling history, accuse, judge, condemn Columbus in absentia. It is too late for that; it would be a useless scholarly exercise in morality. But the easy acceptance of atrocities as a deplorable but necessary price to pay for progress (Hiroshima and Vietnam, to save Western civilization; Kronstadt and Hungary, to save socialism; nuclear proliferation, to save us all)-that is still with us. One reason these atrocities are still with us is that we have learned to bury them in a mass of other facts, as radioactive wastes are buried in containers in the earth. We have learned to give them exactly the same proportion of attention that teachers and writers often give them in the most respectable of classrooms and textbooks. This learned sense of moral proportion, coming from the apparent objectivity of the scholar, is accepted more easily than when it comes from politicians at press conferences. It is therefore more deadly.

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Haiti (MNN) -- Damage assessments are underway following Saturday’s earthquake in northern Haiti. The latest report lists 17 dead, 333 injured, and 7,783 families in need of relief aid. Gilbaud Saint-Cyr, director of Compassion International’s work in Haiti, says they’re reviewing losses and meeting needs. Thankfully, no one from their organization was killed by the weekend quake, but “we have a lot of houses damaged; more than 500 houses of the children [were] damaged. Some church partners [have had] their facilities damaged or collapsed.” Additionally, four sponsored children were injured and three children’s homes were completely destroyed. “In spite of everything, we want to give thanks,” Saint-Cyr says.

“We want to give praise to God because it could be worse.”

Post-quake planning

Earthquake intensity map.
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A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Port-de-Paix, a city in northern Haiti, late on Saturday evening. A strong aftershock rattled buildings and nerves on Sunday, making for a restless weekend. On its website, Compassion lists several Child Development Centers in or near the coastal city of Port-de-Paix. Although multiple staff members, pastors, and church partners were affected by the weekend quake, it didn’t stop them from reaching out to help their neighbors. “So far we are providing food [and] water to the victims, and then we are thinking about providing shelter to the people who have no home,” describes Saint-Cyr. “Then, we will have a meeting to determine what will be our short-term, mid-term and long-term responses.” While taking care of immediate needs, local believers are also helping their neighbors understand spiritual truths.

“This is not…God’s hand against Haitians. No. This is a natural disaster.”

Compassion comes alongside the efforts of local churches to help Haitian kids become all that God created them to be. Visit Compassion’s website to learn more about their work in Haiti. In times of disaster, that partnership includes emotional support.
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Even though natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes are the “norm” in tropical Haiti, they can still be frightening to experience. Compassion helps by providing disaster education and preparedness training, but as Saint-Cyr notes, “even [if] you have been trained in that, when the situation happens it is very tough [emotionally] to deal with. “That’s why we keep working with churches to bring psychological help to the children, parents, and siblings so they could have less emotional [problems].”

How to help Haiti

As local church leaders and Compassion staff meet in the coming days to formulate disaster recovery plans, please surround them in prayer. Pray church leaders would be clothed in Christ’s compassion as they respond to the needs of their community. “We can show the love of Christ [through] the way we are helping people who are suffering,” Saint-Cyr states. You can also give to Compassion’s Disaster Relief Fund to help the Christian community rebuild. "We do need help, financial support from our dear friends who are brothers and sisters from the States because there are a lot of needs,” says Saint-Cyr. Food and water are listed among short-term needs, while the rebuilding of houses, schools, and child development centers fall under mid- and long-term needs.   Header photo depicts damages from 2010 Haiti earthquake. Photo credit Smithsonian American Art Museum via Flickr.
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Another place for you to do any crusing is the Parc Saint Pierre in Petion-Ville, Haiti...That is in the mountain....Again a lot of $$$ and be very carefull, you will have so much fun and so much surprises...they are really fat and long and willing....Same as Jacmel, the town in the south of Haiti.......Enjoy
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Some view Trump and Trumpism as an aberration of what America is. Yet, nothing can be further form the truth. Trump's agenda is not new. Trump is evil, but he is product of the corruption found in America spanning centuries. When America was founded, my people were classified as 3/5s of a person and women didn't have the right to vote. Even as late as the 1960's, in some states, a woman couldn't own a bank account (or get a loan) without a man's permission. That's illogical and wrong, but that was the law in many states back then. America itself was founded on the enslavement of black Africans and on the genocide of indigenous peoples. Back before 1965, many non whites were banned from coming into America. During the late 19th century and early 20th century, Chinese people weren't allowed to go into America. Even the Supreme Court once condoned Jim Crow apartheid, racial slavery, and Japanese American internment. During this year alone, the Supreme Court has once again endorse evil policies like upholding the Muslim ban, harming unionism, etc.

Today, Trump has banned certainly majority Muslim nations from sending its citizens into America for immigration. Back then, Japanese Americans were placed into internment camps including some German plus Italian Americans. Today, many undocumented immigrants are detained including children at internment camps, which is cruel. Back in the 1920's, Klanspeople marched in the thousands in Washington, D.C. Black people experienced lynchings and police brutality back then, and today, many black people still unfortunately experience brutality and racism. Recently, in 2017, neo-Nazis and neo-Confederates marched in Charlottesville, Virginia to spread racism, anti-Semitism, and bigotry. Not only has Trump praised these racists, but he has called on the police to be abusive against suspects. From Trump's disgraceful response to Puerto Rico (during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria) to his support of the liar Kavanaugh, we face a continuation of the reactionary threat to our human liberties. We have to be focused and vote. We are concerned about real issues like education, health care, our civil liberties, our communities, and the preservation plus the strengthening of our social safety net. Therefore, this is our land too and we have the right to have justice and freedom.

Today is certainly an unique day. While many people on this day praise a war criminal, others praise the heroic resistance of the indigenous peoples of the Americas against imperialism. Christopher Columbus was an imperialist, a supporter of racism, a supporter of rape, and he allowed his vindictive allies to murder innocent Native American human beings. He worked under the Spanish monarchy to organize a trade route in expanding European colonialism and imperialism worldwide. He used religious deception and lies as a way for him to advance his goals too. Columbus was born in Italy. He established four voyages to go to the Caribbean. He never traveled into the continental United States of America. During his first trip, he came into the Bahamas and then Cuba where he found the Lucayan, Taíno, and Arawak Native Americans human beings.

Michele de Cuneo, who was part of the 2nd voyage, admitted in a letter that Christopher Columbus kidnapped a Native American Carib woman and his crew raped the woman with a rope, etc. After an attack by more than 2,000 Native Americans, Columbus had an underling, Alonso de Ojeda, bring him three Native Americans. Columbus ordered the Native Americans to be publicly beheaded. Ojeda also ordered his men to grab another Native American, bring him to the middle of his village, and "'cut off his ears." Columbus enslaved more than one thousand human beings from Hispaniola. Columbus lusted for gold and threatened the indigenous people about it.

By 1548, only about 5000 Native peoples lived in Hispaniola (which was a result of warfare against them, harsh enslavement, diseases like smallpox, etc.). Caribs and Taino peoples suffered tyranny as a result of European imperialism. Columbus also ordered the whipping of even Spanish people including women in graphic terms. Many of them were lashed with whips too. A number of returning settlers and sailors lobbied against Columbus at the Spanish court, accusing him and his brothers of gross mismanagement. Columbus had some of his crew hanged for disobedience. He wanted to enslave Hispaniola indigenous peoples for economic purposes. Other reports show Columbus doing other grotesque actions against women and men that I can't mention here. It's that graphic. Christopher Columbus was a known slave owner. In just two years under Columbus's governorship more than half of the 250,000 Arawaks in Haiti were dead. Therefore, Christopher Columbus was no hero. We shouldn't celebrate this wicked abuser of humankind.

We should celebrate the courage of the indigenous peoples instead on this day. That is why many American cities have renamed this day from Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. It isn't surprising that Trump has praised Columbus (who allowed his soldiers to murder, rape, and harm Arawak, Taino, and other indigenous human beings. The Arawak resisted occupation too courageously) since Trump is in league with authoritarianism and xenophobic far right nationalism instead of progressive human liberation. Columbus was a notorious terrorist and a disgraceful person. On the date of October 8, 2018, we express our further commitment to freedom and justice.

By Timothy
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Puerto Príncipe, 09 Oct. 18 (ACI Prensa).- Catholic Relief Services (CRS), organización de caridad creada por los obispos de Estados Unidos está proporcionando primeros auxilios y enviando ayuda a las áreas afectadas por el terremoto de 5.9 grados que golpeó a Haití el sábado 6 de octubre.

El sismo ocurrió a las 8:12 pm (hora local) a unos 20 kilómetros del departamento de Port-de-Paix, frente a la costa norte de Haití. Tuvo una duración 53 segundos y se sintió en ocho departamentos del país. No se emitió alerta de tsunami después del terremoto.

El Departamento de Protección Civil de Haití (DPC) informó este 8 de octubre que 15 personas fallecieron, 333 están heridas y siete mil casas fueron destruidas.

A través de un correo electrónico enviado a ACI Prensa, la directora de Comunicaciones de CRS para Hispanoamérica y América Latina, Beatriz Afanador, indicó que un equipo de esta organización ya realizó una evaluación de la emergencia y para este martes está programando la llegada de un “camión con suministros, los cuales incluyen lonas para albergues temporales y kits de higiene, que incluyen baldes, cloro, palas y otros elementos”.

“Estará llegando en el transcurso de la tarde. En tanto que esta área es remota y de extrema pobreza, se tendrá que concertar un esfuerzo de largo plazo para ayudarlos a obtener la ayuda que necesitan para la reconstrucción o reparación de sus hogares y generar medios de subsistencia”, sostuvo Afanador.

En un comunicado, CRS indicó que el daño más significativo ocurrió en los departamentos de Nord Ouest y Artibonite.

“La mayoría de las lesiones en el departamento de Nord se atribuyeron al pánico y los accidentes resultantes. Debido a la ubicación remota y la disponibilidad de servicios médicos de emergencia, los principales hospitales en las áreas afectadas informan que no tienen capacidad para responder a las necesidades”, precisó el texto.

Por otro lado, se informó que “la fachada de la iglesia en Plaissance se agrietó, pero no hay informes de daños a la infraestructura principal. Todas las carreteras y puentes parecen estar abiertos actualmente”.

Finalmente, CRS dijo que inmediatamente después del terremoto, hubo informes de pánico en muchas ciudades del país.

“Las lesiones reportadas en Nord se debieron principalmente a esta respuesta, incluidos accidentes de motocicleta, paro cardíaco y parto prematuro. La población se mantiene tensa a medida que circulan rumores de un terremoto más grande”, concluyó el comunicado.

 Actualmente, CRS trabaja de la mano con el DPC, la Cruz Roja Haitiana y otras ONG que están atendiendo las áreas afectadas.








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          Here's Why I Love Iran — Even When My Country Sees It as an Enemy      Cache   Translate Page      
Wondering about American indifference about the war we're ramping up for has had me thinking about why I love Iran.

I was living in Harlem.

It was a few weeks after 9/11 and when Mahsa rang and let me know that she would be in New York, I was happy and excited.

Her brother and I had been friends for over ten years.

We always said our meeting was destined.

As the only two kids of color—I am Black American and he is Persian—in an otherwise all-white Women in Religion class at DePaul University, something in my heart knew he would be my friend for life. I’ll never forget the look of agony in his big blue eyes when after opening the door to that crammed classroom he encountered a sea a white faces looking back at him, no one budging to indicate they would make room as he courageously closed the door behind him, turned and bared the stark gaze of the tall, lanky, pasty professor with the thick Eastern European accent, intensifying the mood with “Why don’t we wait to continue since some of us don’t know how to get to here on time.”

Somehow in that moment, our eyes locked and I hurriedly moved my bag and beckoned him to come sit next to me. Shaun made his way through the sea of kids, barely letting him through the tight aisles. By the time he sat down, sweat trickling from his brow, he was relieved and I was relieved for him and we both laughed under our breath. When he rifled through his bag looking for a pen and couldn’t find one—another long pause from our professor—we both laughed again as I handed him one of mine.

We become one in that moment, representing a warm cocoon of support to protect us through the white supremacist death by a thousand cuts that can choke and kill with its vicious silences and pauses that wither you from the inside out and have no balm but the knowing, empathetic understanding that laughter and friendship can heal.

Even though he was born in Iran, I here in America, we had many things in common. He was organized into his understanding of Whiteness in Wilmette and I got my credentials in Fairfield, Connecticut. Different places, same stuff. Our families were the only people of color in extremely affluent communities and the day to day experiences, that remind you every day of how alien and unlovable you are, would leave their mark on our psyches, well after we’d graduated high school and found one another in that classroom at DePaul University.

Getting together was healing. He and his cousins became fixtures at my house whenever there were barbeques, family get-togethers and parties. When I met Shaun I didn’t know much about Persian history and culture, just what I remembered from what became known as the “hostage crisis,” and the Shah of Iran, years before.

I was eight years old when a group of Iranian college students shut down a building in a place called Tehran. They were holding fifty or so Americans inside the embassy and wouldn’t release them until their demands were met. My mother said the students were standing up for themselves because America was “doing them like they do us” and “they know how it is.” My mom and the Iranian kids seemed to be on the same page because at some point, soon after the “crisis” began, the students released the women and the Black Americans, let them walk right out of the embassy. It made so much sense and I was so impressed with the reasonableness of their actions. “Women hold a special place in our society and Blacks live under American oppression and tyranny.”

Even though the white broadcasters tried to reduce the gesture to a publicity stunt, watching those people march out of the building, the women coming home to their children and the Black Brothers with their afros, coming home to their families, after that the students had my vote. And I got the message, for the first time in my life, that Black people in America had something in common with Black people and other people of color, all over the world.

We were one.

The students knew it. They said it for everyone to hear and now I knew it too.

Hanging out with Shaun reminded me of that. We had good times together and my mom and dad adored him, treated him like he was one of their own. We danced, partied, ate as much barbeque as we could hold, had great cocktails and just enjoyed life together. My parents taught him how to play Bid Whist, Black folk’s version of Bridge. Going to Shaun’s place, either his parents' house out in Wilmette or his apartment down the street from our place in Lincoln Park, was just the same. Just good times. When he cooked, my gosh, the food was magnificent! Well-seasoned meats with fresh, delicious herbs, perfectly cooked fluffy rice with these gorgeous, aromatic dips and sauces. The art on his walls was impeccable and the energy in his apartment was always flowing. Like my family, Shaun was hospitable, caring, a lovely conversationalist and knew how to have a good time, and he cared about people.

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We had so many things in common.

So of course, years later when his baby sister Mahsa came to New York, I was excited to host.

She arrived, smartly dressed like a low-key, genius poet in her well-tailored men’s sports jacket, a black turtleneck, jeans and expensive but understated loafers. Mahsa had always been elegant and gorgeous. We walked down to People’s Choice, the most delicious homemade Jamaican food in New York City. I think we got oxtails with peas and rice and cabbage. Neither one of us could get over how extraordinarily delicious the food was. We ate and we talked about her work and mine. We’d all since left Chicago, years ago. Shaun to Los Angeles, me to New York City and Mahsa to Tehran. She’d done a women’s magazine, Bad Jens, and had become a serious organizer of community over there. On this trip she was working at the UN with Shirin Ebadi, doing translation work for her papers, books and speeches. Even though Mahsa was really humble about it, which was her way, I knew from her proud brother that her work with Shirin Ebadi was a really big deal.

Since 9/11 had just gone down, and Bush was pushing us to go to war with Iraq, I took the opportunity to make sense of all that had happened in that part of the world. “Why are we always fighting and complaining about Iraq and Iran?” I asked as we chomped away. “And what’s the deal with Afghanistan?” I admitted to her something that I had hidden from myself, that even though I was pretty active in international situations that impacted Black people and people of color globally, Haiti, South Africa, Venezuela, that I knew very little about the Middle East. It just became something that was always already happening… so ongoing that I just tuned out. Mahsa was one of those people, that even though she was crazy smart, brilliant really, you didn’t have to pretend that you knew something that you did not.

She explained about the oil. She explained about the pipelines. She explained the grip of American imperialism, the destruction of the cities of Middle Eastern antiquity and the pillaging of museums and libraries by American armed forces throughout the years and the slow, steady march to Iraq that the U.S. was directing to Iran. That seemed outlandish to me, that Iran would ever be treated in that fashion. When she started talking about the incessant bombing, the destruction of Beirut came up and I informed her that back in the early '80s, Black folks likened the most cracked-out, left behind areas of our own communities to this city, “South Side of Chicago lookin’ like Beirut,” I’d hear brothers and sisters say.

Mahsa shook her head and smiled slightly and then gave me a glimpse of the history of the beauty and majesty of this gorgeous Lebanese city. She was clearly disturbed by the information, but her gentle, non-judgmental telling of these things, in a tone demonstrative of patience and inner peace, her deep intellect and elegance, amplified a sense of what Americans did not know or like to think about, that ours was a young, foolish country… a big, ignorant, bully baby and that we had lost our way. Completely. Most of us unaware of what was really happening in our names, and for oil, imperialism and what Bush kept calling “our way of life,” around the world, especially in the Middle East, with people, who like my mother’d said all those years ago “know how it is.”

We do not like to even consider what we have destroyed and in that destruction what has been lost, forever, to the world. What we have lost is friendship, culture, love, peace, endless possibilities and all of the wonderful things that come from life when you are trying to crush, kill, and control. Somewhere along the way, in a quest for assimilation, peace and acceptance, and just probably worn downness, Black Americans forgot too, that we have something in common with our brothers and sisters in the Middle East. The greatest blow from the War Economy is that it separates us. Eventually, it separated Shaun and I… understandably. After all, it is difficult to maintain friendships with folks when your country makes habit of lying, stealing, cheating, murdering and spreading hate, making their lives here and back home, a misery.

America was and still is running around, destructively taking… snatching things... from people, with whom Black folks, Native people, LatinX in the land known as the United States have something in common.

As I look at the bombed-out streets of the countries that the United States has attacked, and ripped apart, dusty, dirt heaps where gardens used to grow, I have to look at my own communities, here in the United States. Areas with no green spaces or parks and the prisons swollen with human energy relegated to slavery. Flint, Michigan, with no drinkable water source, Deep East Oakland with nowhere to buy living foods and soil so destroyed by pollution that you can’t grow any… children climbing out of tents in homeless encampments in downtown Oakland, while tech millionaires look down on them from their sprawling condo apartment windows. The United States is waging the same war on the people of the Middle East, that it is waging here on Black folks, LatinX, Indigenous people and poor Whites, here in our local communities.

This truth takes me back to that look on Mahsa’s face when she told me of the beauty of precious Beirut and the pure glory of what stood there before the dust and the rubble.

I have always had the sense that being reminded of what we have in common, (in addition to being targeted by the most destructive force on the planet… the American government…) would create a solidarity that could truly organize peace on its own, between the people most heavily enslaved, marginalized and victimized by the virus of War Economy which spreads by keeping us fearful of one another and separates us. I have always had the sense that if the Black and LatinX children on the South Side of Chicago understood that the bullets flying by and through their heads and the food deserts in which they reside are a construction of the engineers of the War Economy, which inflict death upon all that they cannot control, as they do today to the children of Yemen and Afghanistan, and God forbid, Iran, that they would have a different sense of their possibilities and self-worth in the world. I have always had the sense that if we remembered what the Iranian students were really saying and doing when they released the folks who “suffered under American oppression and tyranny,” just like they did… that we would all be unstoppable… together… because knowing that we all have something in common is the first step towards growing and sustaining a local peace economy.

The good news is that we get a chance to start again, everytime we open our eyes and begin a new day.

When I tell people that our government is ramping up to a war with Iran, a glaze comes over their eyes. It’s like yelling fire in a crowded theater but nobody moves because they’re too busy enjoying their buttered popcorn and watching the movie… so you have to start explaining that fire not only burns… but it can kill you.

Get up and run!

Are we that used to waging war in America that no one even bats an eye?

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Or is it because Iran is this faraway place where they’re not like us... and practice a different religion… have different values… a place where the people have nothing in common with us? This glaze over the eyes thing has happened so much that I have to wonder what has happened in my life that makes me understand that loving the Iranian people is as natural as loving my own people... as natural as knowing that they are my people.

Wondering why my fellow countrymen and women do not connect in the same way has shaken me up a little… a lot... and had me thinking about why I love Iran.

I want to dedicate this piece to Mahsa Shekarloo, who left our world on September 5, 2014. May all the girls and women, around the world and especially Iran… Persia, know that she organized, loved and sacrificed so that they could be free. And to her dear brother, Arash, aka Shaun, who is my friend… for life.

Learn more and join CODEPINK's We Love Iranians campaign here.

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

    

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          A Haitian reed – wozo – inspires resilience and the music of Sopa Sol’s ‘Wozo’ performances      Cache   Translate Page      
The destructive forces of wind, flood or machete do not defeat the resilient Haitian reed wozo. Instead, they only make way for it to grow back stronger. There’s even a
          Haiti Quake Death Toll Rises To 17      Cache   Translate Page      

The death toll from the earthquake that struck northwest Haiti over the weekend has risen to 17, with nearly 350 others injured.

The post Haiti Quake Death Toll Rises To 17 appeared first on Concise News.


          Catholic Relief Services caring for victims of Haiti earthquake      Cache   Translate Page      

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct 10, 2018 / 01:17 pm (ACI Prensa).- Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. bishops' charitable outreach, is providing first aid and sending material aid to the areas affected by the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti Saturday.

The earthquake occurred at 8:12 pm Oct. 6 about 12 miles from the department of Porte-de-Paix. It lasted 53 seconds and was felt in eight out of ten of the country's departments. A tsunami alert was not sent out after the earthquake.

Haiti's Civil Defense department reported Oct. 8 that 15 people died, 333 were injured, and 7,000 homes were destroyed.

Beatriz Afanador, the CRS communications officer for Hispanoamerica and Latin America, told ACI Prensa via e-mail that a CRS team had already made an assessment of the emergency and that “a truck was due to arrive Oct. 9 with supplies including tarps for temporary shelters, hygiene kits with buckets, chlorine, shovels and other items.”

“The truck will be arriving sometime in the afternoon. Since the area is remote and extremely poor, a long term effort will have to be made to help them get the aid they need to rebuild or repair their homes and find the means to sustain themselves.”

CRS indicated in a communiqué that the most significant damage occurred in the departments of Nord Ouest and Artibonite.

“Most of the injuries in the Nord Ouest department were due to panic and resulting accidents. Due to the remote location and the available emergency medical services, the main hospitals in the affected areas report that they do not have the capacity to respond to the needs,” the statements says.

It was also reported that “the facade of the church in Plaissance was cracked, but there are no reports of damage to the main infrastructure. All the roads and bridges appear to be open at this time.”

Finally, CRS said that immediately after the earthquake there were reports of panic in many of the country's cities.

“The injuries in Nord Ouest were mainly due to this reaction, including motorcycle accidents, cardiac arrest and premature birth. The population remains tense as rumors are circulating of a bigger earthquake,” the communiqué concludes.

CRS is currently working hand in hand with the Civil Defense, the Haitian Red Cross, and other NGOs that are aiding the affected areas.


          Clintons och USA:s plundring av Haiti      Cache   Translate Page      
Många har nog även i Sverige suktat efter Hillary Clinton efter presidentvalet. Sannolikt förstärkt av den nuvarande på olika sätt märklige, krigiska presidenten som nu verkar sitta fast i ”Den djupa staten” som styr USA i den lilla, lilla finansiella elitens intressen. Om jag varit medborgare i USA och varit tvungen att rösta skulle jag…
          Haitian Exclusive Economic Zone for taxon Pteraster abyssorum (Verrill, 1895)      Cache   Translate Page      
Distribution "Haitian Exclusive Economic Zone" for taxon Pteraster abyssorum (Verrill, 1895) has been added by Andreas Kroh via the MS Access interface on 2018-10-09T09:08:33+00:00
          Haitian Exclusive Economic Zone for taxon Pseudarchaster gracilis gracilis (Sladen, 1889)      Cache   Translate Page      
Distribution "Haitian Exclusive Economic Zone" for taxon Pseudarchaster gracilis gracilis (Sladen, 1889) has been added by Andreas Kroh via the MS Access interface on 2018-10-09T09:08:33+00:00
          Haitian Exclusive Economic Zone for taxon Caymanostella spinimarginata Belyaev, 1974      Cache   Translate Page      
Distribution "Haitian Exclusive Economic Zone" for taxon Caymanostella spinimarginata Belyaev, 1974 has been added by Andreas Kroh via the MS Access interface on 2018-10-09T09:08:33+00:00
          "Il matematico non dovrebbe turbarsi più di un fisico quando ha bisogno di assumere un nuovo assioma:..."      Cache   Translate Page      
“Il matematico non dovrebbe turbarsi più di un fisico quando ha bisogno di assumere un nuovo assioma: né dovrebbe troppo inorridire quando un assioma deve essere abbandonato perché si trova che esso contraddice una teoria preesistente, o perché esso predice proprietà dei numeri naturali che non sono corroborate empiricamente"”

- Gregory Chaitin, in Paolo Zellini, Breve storia dell'infinito, pag. 250
          Blog Post: Ending Haitians' Protected Status Not Arbitrary, Feds Say      Cache   Translate Page      
...read more
          Skomentuj Polska wioska na końcu świata. Potomkowie Polaków na Haiti, którego autorem jest Wlkp      Cache   Translate Page      
Niestety posiadali niewolników, a byli nimi ich współobywatele co wszyscy wiemy. Kolonizatorami też byli, chociaż nie tak okrutnymi jak np. Francja. Oczywiście ubiera się to wszystko w maskujące słowa - feudalizm, Kresy... To już jednak przeszłość. Pozdrawiam Cazale!


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