Question: Why Isn’t Israel’s War On Non-Jewish African Asylum-Seekers Being Reported On?

Q & A with David Sheen at Trinity College in Hartford, CT - March 14, 2014

Israel Uses Refugees As “Currency” In Arms-Trade With African Countries …

Rwanda and Uganda agree to take African refugees as part of arms deal after Israel denied their asylum claims and imprisoned them.

Australia’s National Apology To Australian-Aboriginals & “The Stolen Generations” — PM Kevin Rudd

The full speech of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, apologising on behalf of the Federal Government to the Stolen Generations. Feb 13, Canberra.

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Child Causalities As A Result Of U.S. Drone Strikes

U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen have caused the death of 178 children. Accompanying report: http://www.scribd.com/doc/115147268/Y…

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Child Soldier

Since 1990, the people of Northern Uganda have watched in horror as tens of thousands of children have been kidnapped from their homes, marched to Sudan, and then trained as child soldiers in a rebel army. Acholi rebel-leader and religious fanatic Joseph Kony abducts Acholi children indiscriminately, brainwashes them, and then forces them to commit indescribable atrocities against their own families and friends.

Police: “Teenage Girls Used A Knife To Force An Autistic Boy To Preform ‘Sex Acts’!!!”

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Two Maryland teenage girls were charged this week with assaulting an autistic boy and recording him on their cell phones performing sex acts, including some with animals, the St. Mary County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday.

Authorities said the two girls, ages 17 and 15, admitted to police that they assaulted the boy, 16, with a knife on “multiple occasions.”

"His parents refer to him as (having) been diagnosed autistic," said Sgt. Cara Grumbles, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. "Some of the sexual acts involved animals. It’s awful."

A news release from the department said the girls also kicked the boy in the groin and dragged him by his hair. They also got him to walk onto a partially frozen pond. When the boy fell through several times, they made him get out each time by himself, police said.

Detectives found videos on the girls’ cell phones.

Prosecutors charged the 17-year-old, Lauren A. Bush, as an adult. The 15-year-old was charged as a juvenile. Police didn’t release her name.

Each was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, child pornography and false imprisonment.

Video of autistic child being beaten provokes Internet outrage

Why autistic kids make easy targets for school bullies

Florida: Mom kept autistic son in ‘dungeon-like conditions’

Mother says her autistic son was put in bag as discipline at school

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/12/justice/maryland-teens-assault-autistic-boy/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Living Under Drones

Since 2004, up to 884 innocent civilians, including at least 176 children, have died from US drone strikes in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan. A new report from the Stanford and New York University law schools finds drone use has caused widespread post-tramatic stress disorder and an overall breakdown of functional society in North Waziristan. In addition, the report finds the use of a “double tap” procedure, in which a drone strikes once and strikes again not long after, has led to deaths of rescuers and medical professionals. Many interviewees told the researchers they didn’t know what America was before drones. Now what they know of America is drones, death and terror.

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Islam is not terrorism!

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Islam is not terrorism!

African Refugees In Israel: The Phlight Of Non-Jews In The Zionist State

Starting in 2006, out of the millions of sub-Saharan Africans that have fled ethnic cleansing, political persecution and environmental collapse on the continent, 60,000 have sought refuge in Israel. The Israeli government let most of them in, hesitant to be seen as outright forcing refugees back to the horrors they fled from. But to ensure that they would leave as soon as possible, the government conducted a campaign to incite racial hatred against them, passed laws to criminalize them and is now rounding them up off the city streets and incarcerating them in what can be accurately described as a desert concentration camp. The government openly admits that its objective is to “make their lives miserable” so that they will relent and agree to self-deport.

Independent Journalist David Sheen reports on the striking parallels between Israel’s current attempts to deport all African refugees and its historic attempts to marginalize non-Jewish populations in the state including Palestinians.

Photos from ActiveStills.org

Wednesday, 26 February 2014
The Palestine Center
Washington, D.C.

“Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.”
― Muhammad Ali

To See More Of “Anti-Black Racism” In Israel against Non-Jewish African Asylum-Seekers:

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Michael Ben Ari: “It pains that Israel exports arms. If I was Prime Minister I would ban the export of any time of weapon. I would not adit the export of a single bullet, tank, or anything else — not for peace keeping and not for war — because many times arms were exported for peace-keeping and then many people were butchered, whether it was Africa or the Iran-Iraq War.”

Right-wing Israeli politician Michael Ben-Ari accuses the Israeli government of causing the “slaughter” of African people, and of doing so because the state financially benefitted from it.

He then accuses other world super-powers of the same crimes — of selling weapons that are used to destroy the lives of millions of innocent African people.

Ben-Ari is one of the Israeli politicians that has led a campaign to vilify and expel the tens of thousands of [Non-Jewish] African Asylum-Seekers who have migrated to the country in recent years, fleeing the armed conflict in their home countries that he here admits Israel is at least partially responsible for.

See: http://www.i24news.tv/en/mobile#content/27437

A New State Of Mind: Ending The Stigma Of Mental Illness

Funded by California’s voter-approved Mental Services Act (Prop. 63), the documentary A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness was created in the hopes of raising awareness and understanding to fight the stigma associated with mental illness. This inspiring piece from KVIE-TV shares stories of perseverance from indivduals living with a range of mental illnesses, who offer their advice on how to best overcome stigma in order achieve success and happiness.

California is currently undertaking the steep challenge of decreasing the amount of discrimination against individuals living with mental illness and increasing the number of people who seek support for mental challenges. Retired Congressman and mental health advocate Patrick Kennedy speaks about the importance of this initiative saying, “When two-thirds of the people who do have access to mental health never take advantage of it because of the stigma associated with it… that’s a real problem,” later adding that “everyone needs a checkup from the neck up.”

Advocates of the Mental Services Act contend that early intervention and culturally relevant mental health care programs are critical to the initiative’s success, and aim to address at-risk groups such as ethnic minorities and bullied youth. Through the use of early intervention tools like this informative documentary, California’s Mental Health Movement aims to reach out to those affected by mental illness by offering hope for a better future.

Narrated by award-winning actress and mental health advocate Glenn Close, A New State of Mind, which is now available to watch online for free, features numerous celebrity activists as well as community heroes who hope that sharing their story will inspire others to find the help they need to overcome the challenge of facing the stigma associated with mental illness. NAMI President Keris Myrick shared her story of triumph in the face of stigma, attributing her success largely to her “wellness toolbox” consisting of her friends, psychiatrist, dog and even musical outlets. Myrick’s support system helped her to not only overcome struggles with depression and schizophrenia, but also accomplish many academic and professional successes that ultimately allow her to empower others.  “I think… having positive interactions with people who have a mental illness can help reduce stigma, but the reality of it is that I think when we share our personal stories we give hope,” Myrick says.

Aside from sharing powerful personal stories, this documentary also identifies specific organizations throughout California that provide solutions to some of the major challenges people affected by mental illness regularly struggle with, such as finding employment, housing and support.  Featured program Crossroads Diversified Services is just one example of how organizations can make a difference in any community by providing resources for self-sufficiency through offering equal employment to those living with mental illness. As noted in the documentary, NAMI reports that “unemployment rates among people with severe mental health challenges can run as high as 90 percent, but given the opportunity and support, they strive for and succeed in careers just like anyone else.” Crossroads Diversified Services prides itself on employing people based on skill regardless of diagnoses, helping those living with mental illness find stability and productivity through work. 

With one in four American adults living with mental illness every year, California’s Mental Health Movement makes a strong case for the benefits and necessity of proactive intervention. A New State of Mind is just one example of how California is executing the initiative to raise awareness and aid those living with mental illness before a crisis emerges. Hopefully, this documentary will be successful in opening dialogue about mental health, and encouraging people to support their loved ones living with mental illness.