Report back from #Tunisia, Apr 28, 7pm #Atlanta #Georgia #Revolution #HumanRights
“Hands off the Tunisian Revolution” says International delegation of Lawyers and Academics
A group of lawyers and academics from the US, UK and Turkey have been investigating US and European complicity in human rights abuses committed by the Ben Ali regime. Join Human Rights Atlanta to hear the Atlanta attorney and National Lawyers Guild Executive Vice President Azadeh Shahshahani who was a member of the delegation speak about their findings!
This event is a potluck. Bring your friends and family. Children are welcome.
النحو العربي - كتابة الهمزة في آخر الاسم النكرة المنصوب
كيف يكتب الاسم النكرة المنصوب اذا انتهى بهمزة
في التنزيل في الآية المئة و الثالثة عشر من سورة آل عمران
هل هذا حكم خاص بالمصحف
في كلامنا اليومي
بناء على ذلك
بناءا على ذلك
إكراماً لماضينا و بناء لمستقبلنا
رد من أستاذ لغة عربية
كِتابة الهمزة في نهاية الكلمة تُكتَب مُنفردةً إذا سَبقها حرف علة طويل مثل الألف والواو كما في الأمثلة التالية:ماء، سَماء، هواء، أنحاء، أحياءسوء، ضوء، إلخ إذا كان أخر الكلمة ياء، تُكتَب الهمزة على مؤخرة الياء وتكاد تكون منفصلة ولكن ليس تماماً كما في : بَريئ، يُضيئ، يُسيئُ
I condemn the Libyan government’s use of these inhumane weapons, and I’m happy that The News Hour used Human Rights Watch as a source of information. But The News Hour should bring to the attention of its viewers that their own government and its allies use these weapons in addition to today’s villain du jour.
Comments on Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar by @clayandsusan
I really wanted to dislike Clay and Susan Griffith's Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar because I did not like how refugee European populations fleeing the vampires’ Great Killing, particularly the British royal family, were able to install themselves as rulers of large swaths of Africa from their newly-established capitol in Alexandria, Egypt. How did that happen? If actual European states of the 19th century encountered fierce resistance and had various degrees of control over African and Asian colonies, how did rabble fleeing 18th century homo nasferatus devastation manage to get Africans to install them as rulers? Is this a Spanish conquest myth where the people fall in prostration at the arrival of whitey?
Unfortunately, I can’t get too pissed off because the novel is pretty good! So I’m hoping Clay and Susan will add some more detail in the remainder of the series which will explain how how the few European survivors managed to convince the much more numerous Africans, many of whom had been successfully fighting off European incursions, to install them as kings, and in a manner which has some resemblance to historical accuracy.
Of course this could be an attempt by the authors to win the approval of publishers who believe that fantasy and science fiction published in North America must have white protagonists. I just watch the first episode of Games of Thrones on HBO. Is there a reason why everybody is a pasty white person? It’s really hard to tell these people apart! :-) Hell, if we were really being accurate, 1/3-2/5 of all fantasy and sci fi characters should be Indian or Chinese.
From: Augusta, GA, USA Amnesty International Member
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:33 PM Subject: Our Egyptian Prisoner of Conscience
Please read the response below regarding an inquiry I made to the US Co-Group leader on Egypt. Generally these AI volunteers are experts in a particular area of the world and help the International Secretariat (and local groups) with information related to their area of expertise.
I don’t remember the year that we first started writing on behalf of our Egyptian prisoner of conscience for whom we have never had any word from anyone in authority or from her.
In our next mailing, I think we should write one more letter to her (and perhaps have the reverse side of the letter in Arabic - can you translate for us Ayman?) and then not send any more.
For YEARS neither the International Secretariat nor the Co-Group leader for Egypt has been able to give us any information including whether or not Gihan is still in prison, and even now, there is no way to find out…unless you Ayman might have some ideas.
If so, I have a file with the little information we had on her.
Hi. It’s Geoffrey Mock from Amnesty. AI has released today a large new report on Egypt, focusing on administrative detainees. While your prisoner is not specifically mentioned, it does give you some valuable information
Government officials repeatedly told Amnesty International during meetings that the total number of administrative detainees was less than 800, although no details were ever provided, such as a list of the names of those detained. National and international human rights organizations, however, estimated the number to have been between 6,000 and 10,000 at most points in recent years. In June last year, shortly after the adoption of the amendments to the Emergency Law, the authorities announced that some 400 detainees had been released. However, many others continued to be held without there being any clear indication of the grounds on which the Interior Ministry had concluded that they were a “danger to public security and order”. Following the fall of President Mubarak and calls from civil society and relatives of detainees, a newly-installed Interior Minister announced on 12 March 2011 that 1,659 administrative detainees had been released since early February.4 However, he did not disclose how many people remained held in administrative detention and for what reasons, maintaining the long-standing official policy of withholding such information about the numbers, identities, places of detention and length of time that such detainees have been locked up without charge or trial and without any effective means of obtaining remedy.
This led the families of those who continued to be detained to stage further protests outside the offices of the Public Prosecutor, the Interior Ministry, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Affairs Ministry, demanding the release of their relatives, especially as many of them had obtained court decisions ordering their release but continued to be held. More administrative detainees were subsequently released, thus reportedly closing the file of long-term recurrent administrative detention.5
Even though administrative detainees were not charged, let alone tried and convicted, they were treated like sentenced prisoners once in jail. Some were tortured or otherwise ill-treated. Some were transferred to remote prisons far from their families, including as punishment. Some were denied adequate medical care.
Following their release, many were repeatedly summoned to appear before officers of the now-dissolved SSI responsible for the district where they live, making it impossible for them to rebuild their lives. After years in detention, many have struggled to find paid work or reintegrate into their communities.
I’m sorry we’re not able to give more information, and again, I leave it up to you as to what your group wants to do. I will say it is unlikely that the AI International Secretariat will ever get official information about Gihan’s situation.
“Like a single species taking over an ecosystem, like an elephant on a see-saw, the problem today is disequilibrium. Why is every Crisis in American Education cast as an economic threat and never a civic one? In part, because we don’t have the language for it. Our focus is on the usual economic indicators. There are no corresponding “civic indicators,” no generally agreed-upon warning signs of political vulnerability, even though the inability of more than two thirds of our college graduates to read a text and draw rational inferences could be seen as the political equivalent of runaway inflation or soaring unemployment.”—Dehumanized: When math and science rule the school By Mark Slouka, Harper’s Magazine, September 2009
Lately I have been sharing links from articles, but this one covers so many areas of trafficking that I wanted to post the entire thing. Since I began spreading awareness about trafficking, there have been a few questions or “argument points” that have consistantly been brought up. One of these is…
I’ve shut off. I know you think if you break enough dishes and throw enough glasses at me that I’ll listen to you. But I’ve shut off. You know I hate your foul mouth, so you ratchet it up a notch. I wonder how we ever began. I realize I must have some psychosis that attracted you to me. I reach the bedroom and lock the door. I’m glad we have a master bedroom. Now you’ve triggered the fire alarm. This isn’t worth the rest of the lease.