Israel Destroys Islamic University in Gaza
The Israeli army has bombed the Islamic University of Gaza to the ground. People were inside the university campus as the bombing began. University staff are trying to evacuate the people trapped under the rubble. The airstrike also hit ambulances which were trying to access the site. Hospitals are overwhelmed and they have warned the international community that they cannot continue dealing with the amounting cases as Palestinian death toll passes 1600. #Gaza
Naked Brooklyn woman dragged from apartment, left topless in hallway for minutes by NYPD officers
A Brooklyn grandmother who had just taken a shower was dragged from her apartment by about 12 cops who then stood by for more than two minutes while she was naked in the hallway, according to video that emerged Friday.
Denise Stewart was in her Brownsville apartment on July 13 when police — responding to a domestic disturbance call at the building — pounded on her door at 11:45 p.m. and demanded entry.
Stewart, 48, cracked the door wearing only a towel wrapped around her body and underpants — and was yanked into the hallway by cops over the screams of her family and neighbors.
The video shows a chaotic scene as a dozen or so male officers burst into Stewart’s apartment, while several others struggle to subdue and cuff the nearly naked woman in the hallway outside.
Stewart’s towel got lost in the scuffle, leaving the grandmother dressed only in underpants.
“Oxygen, get my oxygen,” the mother of four can be heard saying to the cops, as they propped her bare body against the wall.
Dragging a naked Black grandma from her apartment and leaving her topless in the hallway. A dozen cops were needed for that. Just another evening for the NYPD. They also pepper sprayed a 4 yr old because I’m sure the child was a threat to them.
PS - The cops went to the wrong apartment.
James Baldwin on Palestine
It’s always surprising to me how many young women think they have to be perfect. I rarely meet a young man who doesn’t think he already is.
"I was traveling before the days of electronic surveillance, before the hijackers and terrorists arrived. For the arrival of these people, the people in the seats of power have only themselves to blame. Who, indeed, has hijacked more than England has, for example, or who is more skilled in the uses of terror than my own unhappy country? Yes, I know: nevertheless, children, what goes around comes around, what you send out comes back to you. A terrorist is called that only because he does not have the power of the State behind him – indeed, he has no State, which is why he is a terrorist. The State, at bottom, and when the chips are down, rules by means of a terror made legal – that is how Franco ruled so long, and is the undeniable truth concerning South Africa. No one called the late J. Edgar Hoover a terrorist, though that is precisely what he was: and if anyone wishes, now, in this context, to speak of “civilized” values or “democracy” or “morality,” you will pardon this poor nigger if he puts his hand before his mouth, and snickers – if he laughs at you. I have endured your morality for a very long time, am still crawling up out of that dungheap: all that the slave can learn from his master is how to be a slave, and that is not morality."
The Daily Show 2014-07-17 - Operation Black Hair
"Jessica Williams investigates an Army regulation that ignorantly discriminates against black servicewomen and their hairstyles."
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This summarizes everything
UN Secretary General Admits Moral Responsibility for Cholera
“’Certainly the U.N.’s refusal to accept responsibility and comply with its legal obligations undermines its mission to promote the rule of law in Haiti and elsewhere,” said Concannon, whose group was the first to file claims on behalf of 5,000 cholera victims and their families.
“Somewhere this afternoon, a police trainer is giving Haitian police officers a lecture about how they need to sacrifice their personal and friends’ interests and respect the rule of law so that Haiti can advance,” he said. “The trainees are looking at the logo on her/his shirt and laughing.’”
When was the last time you said, I love you, to yourself? Or the last time you said you were proud of yourself? Said you were cute, smart, funny? You’re with this identity for the entire duration of your existence…why not cultivate a relationship with yourself by appreciating yourself.