Haiti, Now and Next Haiti, Now and Next By Régine Michelle Jean-Charles Humanitarian crises usually have calamitous gender-specific results that disproportionately affect women and girls. Natural disasters are certainly no exception. A new layeha for the Mujahideen Layeha (book of rules) for the Mujahideen From the highest leader of the Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan. Every Mujahid must abide by the following rules: In defense of the sanctimonious women's studies set. On Monday night, Donald Trump’s wife Melania touched hearts as she addressed the Republican National Convention, sharing the lessons she learned growing up as a black girl on the South Side of Chicago. As first spotted by journalist Jarrett Hill, Melania’s speech bore more than a passing resemblance to another speech at another convention about eight years ago — Michelle Obama’s 2008 address to the Democratic National Convention. The cribbed portion discussed the values that Michelle and Melania apparently share, including working hard for what you want in life and keeping your word. Read more → I apologize for Feministe’s long, long radio silence, and I hate that this is the occasion to break it. This space is available for discussion of the recent extrajudicial executions of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
Bandeirantes The bandeirantes (Portuguese pronunciation: [bɐ̃dejˈɾɐ̃t(ʃ)is], "followers of the banner") were 17th century Portuguese Brazilian slavers, fortune hunters and adventurers from the São Paulo region[Note 1], the Captaincy of São Vicente (later called the Captaincy of São Paulo). They were the leaders of expeditions called bandeiras (Portuguese, "flags") that penetrated the interior of Brazil far south and west of the Tordesillas Line of 1494 that divided the Spanish (west) domain from the Portuguese (east) domain in South America. São Paulo was the home base for the most famous bandeirantes[Note 2]. Most bandeirantes were descendants of first and second generation Portuguese that settled in São Paulo but among them were also Galegos, Castilians, and in some cases Italians (Neapolitans, Calabrese) and Basques. Though their original purpose was to capture and force Amerindians into slavery, the bandeirantes later began to focus their expeditions on finding gold, silver and diamond mines.
Haiti: Human Rights Organization Alarmed at Rise of Insecurity Friday, March 16, 2012 3:35 PM RNDDH Director Pierre Esperance PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) is deeply concerned by the rise of insecurity and organized violence in Haiti, particularly in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince, at a time when the Haitian authorities talk about establishing a rule of law in the country. For several months, RNDDH notes that the Haitian population is completely abandoned. Despite the fact that spectacular cases of murder, kidnapping, robbery, spinning aboard motorcycles followed by robberies, rapes, daily arson, the Haitian authorities do not seem assess the magnitude of the situation with a view to develop appropriate responses.
frontline: saudi time bomb?: interviews: mai yamani For people who don't understand, the Shi'a and the Sunni are, at times, blood enemies. Specifically because, prior to the unification, in the great mosque of Mecca and in Medina, all the Islamic schools of thought were represented. They had all the Sunni schools of thought; they had the Shi'a; they had each one their own imam and somehow in different corners. ... It was after the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932 that a process of national homogeneity was attempted.
Peter Gabel Biography Early life and education Gabel is the only son of Arlene Francis and Martin Gabel. He graduated from Deerfield Academy, received his B.A. (1968) and J.D. (1972) from Harvard University, where he served as editor for the Harvard Lampoon, and received his Ph.D. from the Wright Institute in 1981. As a teenager he worked as a guide for the 1964 New York World's Fair, a fact he revealed on the game show What's My Line? West Africa Squadron HMS Black Joke and prizes (clockwise from top left) Providentia, Vengador, Presidenta, Marianna, El Almirante, and El Hassey In 1819 the Royal Navy created a naval station in West Africa at a captured slaving port that the British renamed Freetown. This would become the capital of the first British colony in West Africa, Sierra Leone.
Kim Kardashian: We Came to Haiti to Celebrate... Who knew a woman who runs around on TV with a gun and another who runs around in heels would have so much in common? We were brought together through a bizzare turn of events, and we discovered our mutual goal of empowering women using our own unique voices. We decided to journey together with Kris, Farouk Shami, Patricia Arquette, Suzanne Lerner, and a few of their friends to experience the Haiti that Maria has come to know and love through her organization, We Advance.
OWFI: "Darkest scenario for women of Iraq" From the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), Dec. 7: Darkest Scenario for Women of Iraq: Public executions of women by Islamist militias in Baghdad Shia Militias: A new wave of public executions against women is undertaken by Al Mahdi army. Barbary pirates A Sea Fight with Barbary Corsairs, c. 1681 British sailors boarding an Algerine pirate ship The Barbary pirates, sometimes called Barbary corsairs or Ottoman corsairs, were pirates and privateers who operated from North Africa, based primarily in the ports of Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli. This area was known in Europe as the Barbary Coast, a term derived from the name of its Berber inhabitants.
Community of Women Entrepreneurs » Blog Archive » Women Advance the Fundamentals for Haiti’s Future Haitian president Michel Martelly visits the women involved in drafting a National Platform of Action in Port-au-Prince on March 1, 2012. (Photo: Haitienne Magazine) by Stephanie Foster I just returned from Haiti, where I was working with women convened by the Haitian group Femmes en Democratie to develop a women’s policy platform. In Creole, nap vanse means we advance, and it is critical that Haitians move forward together to build a stronger country and a stronger economy.