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August 20, 2017

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Pioneers Have Endured – No Matter What on the Plains and in Highest Peaks

August 20, 2017

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August 20, 2017

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Abuse of Women Time Memorial Has Been the Greatest Travesty of Justice and Equity for All

August 20, 2017

Abuse of Women  –   TIME Memorial Has Been the Greatest Travesty of Justice and Equity for All

Andrea Bruce for The New York Times
10. In her last piece from India, our South Asia bureau chief wrestles with a murder covered up in plain sight, and with what she is leaving behind.
“People hang Gandhi’s portrait on their walls here,” said Jahangir Khan, above, a young constable, “but they do not follow Gandhi’s rules.”

“Ninety-nine percent of cases are dealt with in this way. I get very angry. I am an honest person. I can show you four guys here who can rape a woman as easily as plucking the feathers off a bird, but they never get arrested.”

JAHANGIR KHAN, an Indian constable, describing how bribery had quashed a murder case.

130 Years Ago – Marcus Garvey – Jamaican Prophet

August 17, 2017

Today is the 130th anniversary of the birth of Marcus Garvey, a founder of the black nationalist movement who was also considered a Rastafarian prophet.
Born in Jamaica, Garvey encouraged black people to return to Africa and reclaim it as their own.
Marcus Garvey, right, at a parade in Harlem in 1922.
Marcus Garvey, right, at a parade in Harlem in 1922.
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“He was the first man to give Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny,” the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said in 1965.
In delivering his message, Garvey unintentionally spawned a religion when he said: “Look to Africa, when a black king shall be crowned, for the day of deliverance is near.”
In 1930, Ras Tafari Makonnen — known thereafter as Haile Selassie — ascended to Ethiopia’s throne, which was taken as a fulfillment of Garvey’s words. Rastafarians immediately hailed Selassie as Jah, the Black Messiah.
Garvey was not a follower himself, but Rastafarianism spread across the globe several decades later with the help of reggae musicians, most prominently Bob Marley.
Selassie died in 1975, but Rastafarians remained convinced he was the living God. As Marley explained in an interview with The Times in 1977, “Many people, dey scoffers.”
“How can God die, mon?” Marley continued. “That’s why I wrote ‘Jah Live.’ ”

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America in Turmoil – Spiraling Out of Control and Influence – End of an Empire

August 13, 2017

America in Turmoil  –  Spiraling Out of  Control and Influence  – End of an Empire

“In exact ways the 2 party system is a mess, the candidates who represent alternatives are not any more effective. We’re looking at an epoch when conservatives who are not conservationists hold sway over everything and less and less opportunity exists for average ordinary people to have any say at all in policies. The Republic is sputtering thanks to the lack of conscious of the leadership of the parties to build a base of support of poor people. ONLY .1 of 1% set policy and have a word to offer and that means that the majority of voting aged people just do not care to offer their support. Until the leadership everywhere awakens to the reality of how much we have lost of this democracy we have no chance to retake the origins and purpose of this republic.”
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With eye on 2018, many progressives are distancing themselves from the Democratic Party
The Democrats who came to Atlanta to meet potential supporters at the Netroots Nation conference often had more positive things to say about the activists than about their party.
By David Weigel •