Merkel tells Germans not to attend anti-Islam rallies — New Europe Eu

 The chancellor found unusually direct words for the rallies organized by PEGIDA group German Chancellor Angela Merkel after the recording of her New Year’s speech at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, 30 December 2014. EPA/MAURIZIO GAMBARINI / POOL by  KG/Associated Press 31.12.2014 – 12:54   German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned the country’s citizens not…

India: Marginalized Children Denied Education — Human Rights Watch video

  Veröffentlicht am 21.04.2014 School authorities in India persistently discriminate against children from marginalized communities, denying them their right to education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Four years after India brought an ambitious education law guaranteeing free schooling to every child ages 6 to 14, almost every child is enrolled, yet…

Indian Muslims want an end to racial profiling — Deutsche Welle de

Many innocent Muslims languish in Indian jails on fake terror charges. After the recent acquittal of hundreds after lengthy periods of incarceration, activists put pressure on the government to stop demonizing Muslims. (…) Nine years after Ishrat Jahan, 19, was killed along with three others by the Gujarat Police – it was conclusively established by…

Pakistan Women Decry Lack of Safe Public Transport — Voice of America news com

A Pakistani man drives a traditionally painted passenger bus in Peshawar, Pakistan. (2012 File) Sharon Behn January 29, 2013 ISLAMABAD — Barely one-fifth of Pakistan’s women work in paid jobs, according to the International Labor Organization. The group says a lack of safe, secure public transportation is one of the reasons even skilled and educated…

The black man – by Nooruddin Jalal at Nooru’s Blog

I’m going to share with all of you a very interesting piece,  excerpted from Paulo Coelho’s blog. I’m sure it will help us to wash our tainted lenses.  We must not forget that we (Human) are  created from a single soul. ‘HQ’  We need to shrug of the ideology or system which provides us way…

Video: Israeli vs Palestinian Right to Protest – Real News com

While Israelis mark human rights day in Tel Aviv, 28 year-old Mustafa Tamimi is killed in the West Bank while protesting Related Story: Palestinian “Freedom Riders” Challenge Segregation Watch full multipart The Real News in the Middle East       ->>>>><<<<<-

Videos and Transcript: Israeli-Canadian journalist Lia Tarachanskyis talks about the Israel/Palestine stories that are very much missing in the mainstream corporate media – IOA News

Paul Jay interviews Lia Tarachansky, The Real News Middle East correspondent. Tarachansky covers the political economy of the occupation, while also focusing on international law and its applicability to the conflict. Having grown up in an Israeli settlement in the heart of the occupied West Bank, Tarachansky speaks about how denial of narrative fuels a…

Bahrainis demand justice and equal rights for all – Young Germany de news

The revolutions sweeping the Middle East are contagious. The day after the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Bahrain’s youth called for demonstrations via Facebook and Twitter. Even with the latest government crackdown, demonstrators say they will not be intimidated.   Hussain Abdel Rahman, his wife Basma Hussein and their small child in the Pearl…

Israeli bill threatens dreams of community cohesion – by Alex Stein at CG News

Tel Aviv – A few weeks ago, Jaffa witnessed protests against members of the Jewish religious-nationalist community moving into the area. At the same time, the Israeli parliament began debating a measure which would allow small villages to select residents by using the undefined concept of “social suitability”, a move seen as a stealth measure…

Freedom Flotilla sets sail for Gaza – Press TV

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a visit to an Israeli navy base on November 17, 2009. (Getty Images) The Freedom Flotilla of three cargo ships and five passenger ships plans to attempt to break the siege of Gaza, and the first ship has already set sail. Tel Aviv has imposed a land, air, and…

BACKGROUND: Who are the Israeli settlers? – Earth Times

Jerusalem – Israel has built 121 Jewish settlements in the West Bank since it captured the territory from Jordan in the Six-Day War of 1967.In addition, it has a dozen settlements in East Jerusalem, from Gilo in the south of the city to Ramat Shlomo in the north. These are modern Jewish neighbourhoods built inside…

Pakistan outlaws workplace harassment of women

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari signed a law on Tuesday that outlaws harassment of women in the workplace and sets punishments of up to three months in prison for offenders, his office said. The bill, passed by the federal parliament in January, becomes law with Zardari’s signature. In addition to imprisonment, lesser punishments include sacking…

My Name is Khan

by Reem. This past week the film My Name is Khan was released to audiences worldwide and has broken global box office records. The Bollywood film examines a topic that the American media shies away from:  the struggles of Muslim Americans after the September 11th attacks. This highly anticipated film tells the story of Rizwan…

West Bank: no respite from hardship for Palestinians – International Red Cross

Geneva/Jerusalem (ICRC) – Israeli restrictions, including measures ostensibly designed to protect settlements, continue to have a severe impact on the lives of many Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said today. While the economy has shown signs of growth and certain restrictions on the movement of Palestinians…