Why do I love coffee?
For one thing, coffee makes people chatty, and the world would be a much better place if people solved their problems with dialogue.
For another, coffee makes us realize how we are all interconnected. Coffee people know that if we want peace, we must work for justice. Today, drinking Ethiopian coffee, I feel moved to celebrate the contributions Ethiopia has made to humanity. Now to me it's no coincidence that a leader like Haile Selassie came out of the same country that gave us coffee!
In 1976, a speech made by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I before the United Nations General Assembly on 4 October 1963, became the lyrics of Bob Marley song. How far we have come since then! And still quite a bit of work to be done.
Anyway, me and the mynah birds decided to sing this song to Ganesha, the remover of obstacles, that everything standing in the way of human rights and justice for all, will be removed. 🙏🕊️☮️
This touches my heart because i am the daughter of immigrant parents like many of us. This could have been us. I've been seeing documentaries and videos on you tube inregards to this. A young lady was shot in the head by border patrols while she was hiding in a bush just this year. I didn't hear that in the news did you? I heard about the Royal wedding though. Treated worse than dogs, animals. Just because they want a better life. My mother is from Guatemala. I hear the stories of whats going on over there. If my mom would have stayed i would have to have gone through what so many of these children are going through. Build a wall? Who are you? How dare you? Please be proud of where you come from and stand proud. I am American born but Guatemala and Cuban blood runs through my veins and i am so proud to be latin. Fuck, we have good food! Y'all love our tacos and rice and beans though! What makes this world so beautiful is how blended we are. How every culture has learned from the next mending it together. #latina#proud#standup#humanrights#cuba#guatemala#allaroundtheworld#unite
TENT CITY IN NEED OF SUPPORTERS - come down tuesday at 8:30am - evicting these people from here is BULLSHIT. Another attempt to sweep the problem under the rug - since tent city as been here NO ONE HAS DIED FROM OVERDOSES - thanks to harm reduction and over dose prevention - people are here to sleep, have a safe place to stay, eat, live and be at peace. Pushing these people away is a death sentence for too many people who deserve a chance at life. Affordable housing is the issue - come and stand up to the government, city, and RCMP and be the face of change. This is an important community movement and we need public support and awareness about the real issues at hand here and protect these peoples fucking rights as human beings. Homelessness is NOT A CHOICE - its not a moral failing - POLICIES IN PLACE ARE NOT PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE - it all starts with the citizens taking action and standing together to say THESE PEOPLE MATTER - Thanks again for all the love and support to all of those who’ve been there for me throughout my addiction and throughout my recovery. Celebrating 3 years of freedom from addiction June 10th! Much love everyone. #nanaimo#victoria#vancouver#housing#homeless#protest#humanrights#socialwork#freedom#love#humanity#recovery
I just saw this. My brain can't process what is going on here. I haven't even googled this yet. There are too many thoughts going on in my head, I don't know where to start.
Wake the fuck up people.
How is this ok?
The peice of crap that damaged an innocent child for life is walking free?
No wonder we have such a strong rape culture. Our laws are saying you know what..we don't approve of you violating someone's basic human rights, or causing a life time of mental damage, but it's ok we can give you another chance. No big deal. Oh but don't you dare grow a weed that spreads happiness love harmony and health. That's terrible!!! Shame on you, you can't be trusted at all you're a danger to society.
How is violence not a danger to society, but gardening is?
Wtf????? I know stuff like this happens all the time, it still shocks me.
Photo from @catholic_truth ❤️ “Ireland's stunning vote to amend its constitution to end equal protections for the born and unborn, opening the gate to abortion on demand, pretty well ends its exceptionalism among nations and makes it just another European Union state with that organization's rootless values. It's sad, because up until now, the country has been unique, its founding values derived from its ties to the Catholic Church. The Church in fact, seems to have failed by failing to stand up for its values, leaving the internationalist state to take over.
So how did it happen? Apparently, the pro-abortion side won by bringing up hard-case anecdotes, in the Lady Diana-style of the region, appealing to emotion - and having won on those narratives, now opens the floodgates to abortion on demand. The pro-life groups tried to counter that with an appeal to soft emotions, saying their cause was about 'loving both' mother and child, which didn't work apparently because it was so vague and monotonous. There wasn't really much about abortion being the taking of a life with all its hard-to-look-at implications, perhaps out of fear of hurting feelings and being seen as cold and hard.” Ireland voted to become basic and no longer exceptional but the church leadership shares a large blame for this. At the time this protection was passed in 1983, 90% of Irish Catholics went to weekly mass but the bishops and priests squandered their leadership with scandal and weak catechism. These Shepards open the gate to the wolves to devour their flock. The Vatican also was pretty complacent in this, why? I honestly don’t know but we need to first pray for the Catholic Church in Ireland and secondly start calling out our church leaders when they aren’t doing their job. Babies and women are now going to die because Ireland turned their back on God... Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/05/in_ireland_st_patrick_weeps.html#ixzz5GlcwRMde#prolife#righttolife#ireland#humanrights#humanbeing#human#rights#life#prochoice#choice#abortion#plannedparenthood#feminism#catholic#catolico#catolicos#catholicchurch#catholicism#romancatholic
Health, education, women's rights, economics, sustainability — some of the most urgent issues facing the world today are connected to menstrual hygiene, and for many women, a lack of access to basic sanitation.
In some parts of the world, the simple act of menstruation is a subject of shame.
Menstruation is a biological fact, and this day, poignantly — May 28 — aims to ensure that any kind of stigma suffered as result is stopped. All girls should be taught that menstruation is natural and nothing to be ashamed about.
This is a bloody big deal (no pun intended): * According to UNESCO 1 in 10 African girls miss school because of menstruation
* @WashUnited the German NGO that started #MenstrualHygieneDay found that in 2010 73% of Bangladeshi garment workers incur six days of unpaid work per month, due to infections caused by unsanitary menstrual materials.
• There are environmentally sustainable sanitary options available, such as menstrual cups, but these pose a problem for women who live and work in areas lacking clean water.
How can you help? Join us and spread awareness. Use the #mensturalhygieneday and donate to or volunteer with menstrual health organizations.
Education is the key to ensuring that all women and girls have access to safe, clean and reliable sanitation.
As I lay me down to sleep, I'm reminded: ❤
"Learn to #love , and give to yourself as much - if not more - as you love, and give to others. Then watch your world #transform ."
THAT is definitely a #positive kind of #superhero that the world needs. Recognizing #selfworth , elevating the self worth of others, and spreading that #empowerment ish like fairy dust. 🤘🏽
'5 BROKEN CAMERAS', directed by Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
Free Film Screening @manaratalsaadiyat on Monday, May 28 (8:00 - 9:30PM)
RSVP Required at: http://cs-5brokencameras.splashthat.com
Bring all of your friends to discover this Oscar nominated film and compelling personal tale from directors Emad Burnet and Guy Davidi who present an unflinching view of the Palestinian experience.
5 BROKEN CAMERAS
Directed by Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
Palestine | 2011 | 90 minutes | In Arabic, Hebrew | English Subtitles
Rating: [ 15+ ] - (Suitable for viewers ages 15 and above)
Synopsis: An extraordinary work of both cinematic and social activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, firsthand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the footage was later given to Israeli co-director Guy Davidi to edit. Structured around the violent destruction of each one of Burnat's cameras, the filmmakers' collaboration follows one family's evolution over five years of village turmoil. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and lives are lost. "I feel like the camera protects me," he says, "but it's an illusion."
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It's hard to read because it's true. -
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I am sick and tired of feeling so alone with this in the #bopo movement. This is part of the reason why I don't fuck with all mainstream #bopo folks. Ya'll too busy taking selfies.
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Seré claro en esto: no hay salida democrática en #Venezuela . Vamos a bajarnos de la nube. Son sólo 3 vías posibles según mi opinión:
Los militares se alzan y generan un golpe de estado. Opción que veo poco probable ya que militares activos, patriotas y que amen a Venezuela son pocos, muy pocos. La inmensa mayoría son cobardes y sin honor. Han mantenido esto durante 20 años y han contribuido a matar venezolanos inocentes o se hacen la vista gorda. Tienen mi temor, ya que son peligrosos y desalmados, pero no tienen mi respeto y tampoco el de la mayoría.
Invasión extranjera. Es posible bajo el método de Irak o Libia. Infiltran gente que genera movimientos de rebelión interna. Consecuencia? Guerra civil. Nada bueno obviamente. Las invasiones tipo Panamá ya no pertenecen a este siglo. Además, los ejércitos de ocupación siempre hacen más daño que bien. En todo caso es una opción pero también la veo poco probable.
Levantamiento masivo popular. Lo veo factible solo que no por ahora. El venezolano común sigue haciendo cola por comida al igual que la Rusia comunista o la Ucrania socialista. Sólo cuando la desesperación llegó a esos países, la gente no temió morir y se lanzaron a la calle y se prendió el parampampan. Cientos de casos así. Así que la posibilidad de que eso ocurra es amplia pero podemos olvidarnos de que eso ocurra pronto. Además, no existe oposición articulada y la que si lo está, colabora con el régimen (mud y asociados). Conclusión? Sálvese quién pueda, como sea, donde sea, a como de lugar. Cada quien es responsable de su propia historia individual. Los movimientos sociales se hacen con el tiempo. Mientras eso ocurre ud puede irse del país, buscar como sobrevivir dentro de él o conspirar para generar esos movimientos sociales y ver cómo tumba al régimen. #habiaquedecirlo#follow#resistence#freedom#justice#indignation#hope#may#weekend#change#venezuela#time#people#solidarity#brothers#cheers#support#ccs#democracy#humanrights#effort#hardtimes#constancy#america#union#citizens#peace#facts
Ravi Singh, the CEO and Founder of Khalsa Aid, an international humanitarian aid organization is coming to Ottawa! His passion to serve, and vision to create positive change, has seen him lead from the frontline in areas of humanitarian crisis for over 18 years.
Whether it be India, Syria, Haiti, Khalsa Aid has been there to help those in need. WSO is holding our 34th annual Parliamentary Reception with special guest, Ravi Singh. Check out the poster for all of the details.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org