Over 600 Palestinians Dead as Israeli Siege

The Palestinian death toll in Gaza has topped 600 as the Israeli siege has entered its third week. Most of those killed are civilians; more than 100 are children. Israel says it has lost 27 soldiers since the ground invasion began last week. Earlier today, Israel confirmed the remains of one of its soldiers presumed to have been killed in Gaza had still not been found. Hamas has said it captured the soldier. Meanwhile, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is due to arrive in Israel to push for a ceasefire. Earlier today, Ban met in Cairo with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Egyptian officials and leaders from the Arab League. We will go to Gaza for more on the crisis after headlines.
Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/22/headlines#7221For_Palestine_by_STiX2000

See DemocracyNow headline video: “A Place of Indescribable Loss”: As Ceasefire Talks Begin, Israel Bombs Hospital, Mosques and Homes
@ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7_SPFq4lgA

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The Worldly Issue

The Worldly Issue

Four major reasons why this country’s 99% are broke, can’t get a job or are in prison.

Free trade agreements, jobs shipped overseas, Iraq/Afghanistan war since 2001 $60 Billion tax dollars spent and racial division (Racism).

Don’t think “man-kind” will ever get it right….
This world will be ruined beyond fixing before that thing called Humanitarianism is a way of life for all.

Former Black Panther Assata Shakur Added to FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List

Assata ShakurAssata Shakur, who was born Joanne Chesimard, was a member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army. She was convicted in the May 2, 1973 killing of a New Jersey police officer during a shoot-out that left one of her fellow activists dead. She was shot twice by police during the incident. In 1979, she managed to escape from jail. Shakur fled to Cuba where she received political asylum. She once wrote, “I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the U.S. government’s policy towards people of color.”
Source: http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2013/5/2/ex_black_panther_assata_shakur_added_to_fbis_most_wanted_terrorist_list

An article on http://usnews.nbcnews.com starts off by stating:

The FBI put a woman on its list of most wanted terrorists for the first time Thursday — a 1970s black radical who authorities say shot a New Jersey trooper, made a daring daylight escape from prison and fled to Cuba.
By Erin McClam, Staff Writer, NBC News

The tone in which mainstream news, and let’s just be frank, right wing conservatives assert when speaking of the non-white, progressive and poor is unsettling. But, there stands the history of this country and others abroad when it comes to politics and social relationships, or lack thee of.

Now, I am not saying being a radical is a bad thing. The conscious ones out there know that for a change, there needs to be radicalism because the world has not and willnot change by asking nicely. The US was built on the back of slaves, and not just blacks (See: http://ssclinguafranca.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/the-other-slavery-chinese-coolies-in-latin-america/).

For a black man or woman who grew up with blunt racism, to be aggressively addressed by any officer of the law, that to this day uses tactics to kill and imprison our people, is a threat. To stand your ground and defend is the only action to be taken.

I stand with Assata Shakur as a black conscious woman and hope she dies of old age in a paradise untouchable by this country called the United States.