The International Community Should Stop the Genocide of the Yezidi People.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Yezidi people are being massacred by ISIS fanatics in the heart of their homeland.

Hundreds of innocents are being massacred others driven from their homes and forced to flee.

"northwestern Nineveh province, bordering Iraq's Kurdish region.
The U.N. children's agency, UNICEF, said Tuesday that official reports indicated 40 children from the Yazidi minority had died "as a direct consequence of violence, displacement and dehydration" since the weekend.


"Families who fled the area are in immediate need of urgent assistance, including up to 25,000 children who are now stranded in mountains surrounding Sinjar and are in dire need of humanitarian aid including drinking water and sanitation services," it said.


Dakhil gave a similarly awful account.

"Over the course of 48 hours, 30,000 families are stranded in the Sinjar Mountains with no water and food. They are dying -- 70 kids so far died from thirst and suffocation," she said.

"Fifty old men died due to the deteriorating situation. Our women are being captured and sold as slaves."


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"The militant advance on Sinjar and other towns in the area displaced as many as 200,000 people, according to the UN Mission in Iraq. Most of the displaced are Yezidi, a Kurdish community whose faith includes features of the ancient Persian religion of Zoroastrianism."

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"This week may mark the moment the ancient religious home for the Yazidi faith is wiped out in Iraq"

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Evo Morales Still Kicks Ass

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The Bolivian president gives UN chief Ban Ki-Moon a coca birthday cake.

“The Bolivian people have a big, broad heart ... and great wisdom,” Ban said. “You have lived for thousands of years in harmony with nature.”


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Butterfly Dreams

Tuesday, June 3, 2014





"Enormous, heavy butterflies coupling in amorous frolics appeared. The clumsy, vibrating fluttering continued for a moment in the dull air. The butterflies flew past, as if racing one another, then rejoined their partners, dealing out in flight like cards whole packs of colorful shimmers. Was it only a quick decomposition of the overripe air, a mirage in an atmosphere that was full of hashish and visions? I waved my cap and a heavy, velvety butterfly fell to the ground, still fluttering its wings. I lifted it up and hid it. It was one more proof….” – ’Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hour Glass’ (Spring XXIII) by Bruno Schulz (1892-1942)


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China wants the world to forget Tiananmen. Show them you remember.

Monday, June 2, 2014

June 3-4, 1989

Wang Yongli, who was riding with the 38th Army, described how some civilians threw bricks and bottles at the troops and then attacked military vehicles with iron bars. He said that the soldiers, shaking with fear and rage, first shot into the air, but at some point, the rifle sights were aimed at the crowds. “No one said to shoot, but it was, like, ‘We’re going to teach them a lesson,’ and then those soldiers unleashed their fury,” he said. “You pulled the trigger and bang, bang, bang, it was like rain, the noise shaking the heavens.”

Although an accurate death toll may never be known, estimates of the number of civilians killed by gunfire or crushed by tanks range from the hundreds to more than 1,000. The government estimated that 300 lives were lost, many of them soldiers.

The next day at dawn, Mr. Yang, the historian, then a reporter with the Xinhua news agency, made his way to Muxidi, a neighborhood west of the square that was the scene of some of the fiercest resistance to the military attack.

He saw a tangle of abandoned bikes, charred vehicles and drying pools of blood. “Everywhere you looked there were bullet holes,” he recalled. But perhaps the most chilling sight, he said, was the crimson-colored graffiti slathered across a wall. “People’s Blood!” it read. “People’s Blood!

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When you have rows and rows of tanks moving together, the ground shakes. I saw people with bloody shirts; people being carried on rooftops to safety so they could go to hospital. It was not safe on the road with stray bullets flying everywhere.  ~Shen Tong.

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