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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Eye opening even for the most jaded ones:
"The comparison of the prison-industrial complex to slavery is not unfounded. In Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, and Texas, incarcerated people are given no wages in exchange for their labor. Many prisoners are also forced to work, and often in jobs that are exceptionally dangerous or strenuous; many of those who are fighting northern California’s raging wildfires rights now are incarcerated. And to even make a telephone call to their families, prisoners — or frequently, their families — must often pay exorbitant prices.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) replied to iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
My heart aches for all these innocent children and their families. Will this madness ever end? Will those responsible for this massacre ever pay for their crimes? There is no other name for this madness but terrorism in true sense of word.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Yemenis dig graves for children who where killed when their bus was hit during a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that targeted the Dahyan market the previous day in the Houthi rebel stronghold province of Saada, Aug. 10, 2018

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MohammadAla Mohammad Ala (@MohammadAla) on Pinned comment
This is a good interview.
Ahed is a courageous activist who has placed her life on the line for the benefit of Palestine.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Ash (@Ash_) on Pinned comment
"The likelihood of nuclear annihilation is much smaller than the likelihood of annihilation by conventional means in a world free of nuclear weapons." I wouldn't use the term 'annihilation', in the literal sense, when referencing a conventional war. Apples to oranges when comparing the destructive force of nuclear vs conventional weapons. But then again, so many nations are armed to the teeth w/ potent conventional arsenals that...

I'm a big fan of the Ploughshares Fund www.ploughshares.org/ but sadly the nuclear club will only grow, thus increasing the risk of human error, misc-calculation, a dirty bomb and potential destruction of the planet that hosts us.

Global peace in a nutshell below...such an *evolved* and *inspiring* concept. No wonder E.T. was eager to phone home.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Ash (@Ash_) on Pinned comment
So the logic goes in some circles. That is, until they are used and nuclear annihilation is upon us. There's something to be said about the utter moral depravity of relying on genocidal capabilities to uphold 'peace' and strategic interests.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Stupid is what stupid does. Saudi leaders are copying Trump about how to deal other countries.
Music to my ear:
"Saudi Arabia expelled Canada's ambassador on Sunday and froze all new trade and investment deals with the country after the Canadian foreign ministry called on Riyadh to free jailed civil rights activists. "
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MohammadAla Mohammad Ala (@MohammadAla) on Pinned comment
Ahed Tamimi has become the symbol of Palestine.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Zionism was condemned as a racist ideology by the United Nations in the 1970s. And now in the second decade of the 21st century, Zionism has morphed into a violent fascist ideology that is being used against the native Palestinians.
This new form of Zionism, aka Zionazim, resides in the White House now.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Here, the poet Tariq al Haydar translates Tatour’s words into English:

Resist, My People, Resist Them
Resist, my people, resist them.

In Jerusalem, I dressed my wounds and breathed my sorrows

And carried the soul in my palm

For an Arab Palestine.

I will not succumb to the “peaceful solution,”

Never lower my flags

Until I evict them from my land.

I cast them aside for a coming time.

Resist, my people, resist them.

Resist the settler’s robbery

And follow the caravan of martyrs.

Shred the disgraceful constitution

Which imposed degradation and humiliation

And deterred us from restoring justice.

They burned blameless children;

As for Hadil, they sniped her in public,

Killed her in broad daylight.

Resist, my people, resist them.

Resist the colonialist’s onslaught.

Pay no mind to his agents among us

Who chain us with the peaceful illusion.

Do not fear doubtful tongues;

The truth in your heart is stronger,

As long as you resist in a land

That has lived through raids and victory.

So Ali called from his grave:

Resist, my rebellious people.

Write me as prose on the agarwood;

My remains have you as a response.

Resist, my people, resist them.

Resist, my people, resist them.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
Good questions.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Feeling small and humbled thinking of her.
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MohammadAla Mohammad Ala (@MohammadAla) on Pinned comment
Very true.

I believe if interferences in other countries affairs and bombings stop, most natives will NOT immigrate.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
A shocking report. My respect to the brave female reporter who entered Yemen and interviewed people of all walks of life to speak about the criminal regime of Saudi Arabia and equally criminal Western powers who behave like whore selling arms and favors to the barbaric Arab rulers.
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Mostofi Mostofi (@Mostofi) on Pinned comment
At this rate the US was on track to get kicked out anyway.
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PCRF Palestine Children Relief Fund (@PCRF) Nonprofit on Pinned comment
As the month of Ramadan comes to an end, our campaign #HealAChild concludes with this heartwarming story about Mustafa, who had extensive surgery for months in Louisiana. We are honored to be the main nonprofit in the world helping to send needy Arab children abroad for free medical care that they cannot get at home. Helping this boy is who we are and why we exist. Thank you all who helped us to help him and hundreds of other kids like him.

More coverage about Mustafa can be read here: www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/2018/06/14/palestinian-child-recovering-well-after-rare-surgery-shreveport/701812002/
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Top U.S. diplomats heading to the Middle East to discuss their plan to settle the Israel-Palestinian conflict are wasting their time if they disregard previous Arab initiatives to reach peace, according to the spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
تو خوبی میکن و در دجله انداز
تا خداوند در بیابانت دهد باز.
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alexey23 alexey23 (@alexey23) on Pinned comment
So sad, that in a evolved society war is still present. Not so evolved after all
Where is the love and compassion for all beings, especially for fellow men?
Hope that this cycle of destruction, low morality, hate will come to an end soon
May God give us strength to work together for the sake of the Earth and humanity
Never again turn against each other!
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
To begin with, Nikki Haley never had any humanity. She is as heartless as her boss.
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