The 21-year-old Muslim woman, who was four months pregnant, was physically attacked by two men. The attackers first tried taking her headscarf off and later cut off her hair and tore part of her clothing. After she screamed out that she was pregnant, one of the attackers started kicking her in the stomach.
But Europe is so tolerant, though.
that is horrible.
Poor woman. Especially losing a child that way too.
Fuck this Islamaphobia fucking bullshit. So mad right now. I showed this to my boss before he went to pray and he was really upset. Inshallah, justice be served.
Thousands Of Dead Bees Found At Wilsonville Target
Insect conservationists with the Portland-based Xerces Society don’t know yet why an estimated 25,000 bumble bees have dropped dead in a Target parking lot in Wilsonville.
The Xerces Society has contacted the Oregon Department of Agriculture, which has collected samples of the bees and foliage from the trees. The agency will be working to determine whether pesticides were used at the site.
Hatfield said the dead bumblebees represent a loss of more than 150 colonies. He also noted dead honeybees, lady bird beetles and other insects.
In #taksim sq. protesters hold a sign urging others to not throw stones at police, many oppose violence.
(via Tim Eastman @Tim_Eastman)
A scene from #Gezi Park before it was cleared by police.
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Lady gaga “speaks out” against bullying
Macklemore “speaks out” against homophobia
Kanye “goes on a rant” about racism.
Kanye “goes on a rant” about George Bush.
Coded language don’t really be coded tho.
Interesting. What possible purpose could removing them have served?
It was a symbolic gesture toward big oil to let them know that the Republicans were on their side.
It was also a way for Ronald Reagan to thumb his nose at Jimmy Carter, the Democratic Party and everyone who supported alternative energy.
June 18, 2013
Thousands of protesters gathered outside the town hall in Argenteuil near Paris on Friday of last week. They were enraged and upset after a series of racist attacks against Muslim women.
Rabia, a young woman who wears the hijab, had been beaten by the fascists, but the mayor and police pressured her not to file a complaint. A second woman was violently arrested for wearing a niqab. People who defended her were also taken into custody.
The assaults went further last weekend when a pregnant woman wearing the hijab was beaten in the stomach. Her attacker also cut her hair. There are reports that she has since miscarried as a result of the beating.
The demonstration was the biggest expression of determination and action against Islamophobia in France for a long time. Groups of people were debating politics at a high level—it felt like a small Tahrir Square.
We urgently need to build an anti-fascist and anti-racist movement that is clear against Islamophobia—and what is happening in Argenteuil is an example to follow.
Unity march planned
A number of trade union federations and left wing and anti racist organisations are supporting a united national demonstration against fascism in Paris on Sunday of this week.
It was called in response to the killing of student Clément Méric by fascist thugs earlier this month.
Meanwhile the fascist Front National pushed the ruling Socialist Party into third place in the first round of a by-election near Bordeaux. It was called to elect a replacement for former Socialist budget minister Jérome Cahuzac who was forced to resign after his secret Swiss bank account was revealed.
This brings the government’s majority down to just three MPs. The Front National is now set to face the Tory UMP in the second round.
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Cathy Brennan, radical “feminist” terrorist, has set her sights on a young black activist in Baltimore County, MD. Phylicia Sampson is being taken to court by Brennan, a notorious harasser of trans women and their supporters. Sampson is a recent college grad with few resources, no car and no way to fight back without your help.
As a community, we’ve suffered Brennan’s assaults for a long time—her blog is the best known for outing trans women’s personal information. She believes trans women are men who are infiltrating the feminist community and expends her resources fighting them. The idea that she is now taking her harassment to a legal venue is horrifying. That she has selected a young black woman with few resources to fight back is repugnant.
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This is downright appalling.
Weird. It’s almost like people who do not get pregnant don’t even need abortions.
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NOW OVER TO JIM WITH THE SPORTS REPORT
“WELL BOB IT APPEARS BASKETBALL IS INDEED PLAYED WITH A BASKET. AND A BALL.”
On Tuesday (18 June), the German chancellor and the US president will embrace each other. Eyes will be shining as both sides praise the German-American friendship. After all, this visit from Washington is an election campaign present for Angela Merkel, and the president can hope for symbolic pictures to build his own legend.