After the police officer who shot Philando Castille is set free, after the shooting in a baseball practice, after 3 serial Islamophobic attacks in the United Kingdom within the last month, the killing of Nabra Hassanen, Muslim teen, killed after leaving Virginia mosque, we ask ourselves, like Lula Saleh, has done,
how many more must die?
African American, Muslims, refugees, LGBTQ community, minorities … different people, because of their differences!?
Lula Saleh also known as Lula the Lily is an Eritrean/Ethiopian soul singer-poet, writer, third culture kid and flower child raised in Saudi Arabia. Her music is inspired by her eclectic, multiethnic and diasporic upbringing.
Lula is a Creative Community Fellow with National Arts Strategies, and an Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellow as an artist who does creative place-making work with African immigrant communities in the Twin Cities.
North Korean woman, Yeonmi Park had a packed audience in tears as she relayed an account of her escape from ‘the darkest place in the world’ at the peace and conflict plenary session. The 21 year old said she was brainwashed by the propaganda of Kim Jong Il and three generations of imprisonment or execution was imposed on anyone that expressed doubt about the regime.
“North Korea is the only country in the world that executes people for making unauthorized international phone calls. North Koreans are being terrorized today,” said Park.
“When I was 9 years old, I saw my friend’s mother publicly executed. Her crime? Watching a Hollywood movie.There’s only one channel on TV. There’s no Internet. We aren’t free to move, sing, read, wear or think what we want,” Park continued. The repressive dictatorship led Park’s older sister to escape and gave Park and her mother no option but to escape themselves in order to find her sister. However as they escaped across the border, Yeonmi, at 13 years old witnessed her mother’s rape.
“I saw my mother raped. The rapist was a Chinese broker. I will never forget his face. The rapist had targeted me. I was only 13 years old,” said an emotional Park.
Park called on chinese One Young World delegates to speak out and petition china to stop repatriation, and called on everyone in attendance to support North Korean refugees that flee the country.
What followed was a standing ovation lasting over three minutes and many delegates leaving the auditorium red-eyed with tears, taking a moment to reflect on the atrocities of North Korea.
What is One Young World? One Young World was founded in 2009 by David Jones and Kate Robertson. We are a UK-based charity that gathers together the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change.
We stage an annual Summit where the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations are joined by world leaders, acting as the One Young World Counselors.
At the Summit, delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces.
At past Summits delegates were joined by a line-up of Counsellors that included Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan, Sir Richard Branson, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Jamie Oliver, Jack Dorsey and Arianna Huffington.
After each Summit, the delegates, who are then known as One Young World Ambassadors, work on their own initiatives or lend the power of the One Young World network to those initiatives already in existence. Of those in employment, many return to their companies and set about creating change from within, energizing their corporate environment.
Watch slam poet send an emotional message as he tears into Trump’s executive order on Muslims and immigration.
Immigrants of many countries are having a very rough time now.
In a country very well know for arising from a melting pot of immigrants, it’s not the norm to see this hatred, discrimination, racism and every thing else that has become the standards of the current administration.
~Sweden Formally Asks Trump to Explain Comments About Fake Terror Attack~
February 19, 2017
“When you look at what’s happening in Germany,” Drumpf said. “When you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden – Sweden!” he said during the rally.
“Who would believe this? Sweden!
They took in large numbers, they’re having problems like they never thought possible.”
The Drumpf administration has fabricated acts of violence before. Drumpf’s top aide Kellyanne Conway cited a fictional “Bowling Green Massacre” which supposedly occurred in Kentucky to defend the administration’s Muslim Immigration Ban, which bans travel into the US from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Sean Spicer, the Press Secretary, informed about a similar attack in Atlanta.
The Swedish Migration Agency processed 81,000 refugees seeking asylum in 2014, 163,000 in 2015, and 29,000 in 2016. Another 25,000 to 45,000 are expected to be accepted this year. The last terrorist attack to occur on Swedish soil took place in 2010, a suicide bombing carried out by an Iraqi-born Swede who killed only himself and injured two others.
The Drumpf administration has yet to publicly respond to Sweden’s request for clarification.
“This Land Is Your Land” is one of the United States’ most famous folk songs. Its lyrics were written by American folk singer Woody Guthrie in 1940 based on an existing melody, a Carter Family tune called “When the World’s on Fire“, in critical response to Irving Berlin‘s “God Bless America.” When Guthrie was tired of hearing Kate Smith sing it on the radio in the late 1930’s he sarcastically wrote “God Blessed America for Me” before renaming it “This Land Is Your Land.”
The original lyrics to the song included this verse
“There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me.
The sign was painted, said ‘Private Property.’
But on the backside, it didn’t say nothing.
This land was made for you and me.”
Here’s The ‘Controversial’ Super Bowl Ad That Crashed 84 Lumber’s Website Watch the full commercial here
The ad featured a Spanish-speaking mother and daughter apparently traveling from Mexico to the United States.
The end, which shows the pair discovering a door in a giant wall, was reportedly banned from TV since it commented on Drumpf’s, the #SoCalledPresident, promised border wall.
After showing part of the ad, 84 Lumber directed people to check out Journey84.com to see the rest. That obviously didn’t work.
Here’s what Ellen DeGeneres had to say about Drumpf screening ‘Finding Dory’ right after his Muslim ban
On Sunday afternoon, January 30, Drumpf sat down for a relaxing viewing of Ellen DeGeneres’ Finding Dory for his first official White House movie screening.
A soundproof theater presumably drowned out the raging protesters in his backyard (and around the country), furious over his immigration ban from just two days earlier. The irony of Trump watching Finding Dory in the wake of his executive order was not lost on some of the most astute writers on the internet, but the movie’s star wasn’t going to let it go either.
Even though Ellen DeGeneres, who plays the titular Dory, says she doesn’t “get political,” she took to her show on Tuesday, February 1, and got unquestionably political.