As Hillary Clinton seeks to defend her role in the 2009 Honduras coup, we speak with Dana Frank, an expert on human rights and U.S. policy in Honduras. “This is breathtaking that she’d say these things. I think we’re all kind of reeling that she would both defend the coup and defend her own role in supporting its stabilization in the aftermath,” Frank says. “I want to make sure that the listeners understand how chilling it is that a leading presidential candidate in the United States would say this was not a coup. … She’s baldly lying when she says we never called it a coup.”
Matthew J. Dempsey, a gay white man, discovers that even though he comes from a sexual minority group, that is discriminated against, he still has racist and discriminating views of his own, as a white man within a country of systematic racism .
He explains his journey to think beyond bigotry, and stop discriminating against people because of the color of their skin, as he seeks acceptance as a man in a country were the LGBTQ community, are still systematically discriminated against and are currently fighting their own version of a civil rights movement.
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The United Nations is calling for stronger efforts to close the gender gap in conflict resolution. During a debate at the Security Council on Monday, member states, the African Union and UN agencies agreed that women can help de-escalate the world’s conflicts, but not enough has been done to bring them on board.
On the small South Eastern Asian nation of the Philippines, the Island’s Catholic community celebrate Good Friday a little different than most other nations. Instead of simply going to church or celebrating with family members, in the city of San Fernando, Pampanga, they re-enact the bloody crucifixion of their lord and savior Jesus Christ.
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The Freedom Rider were a collective of civil rights activists, who
In May 1961, ventured into the deep south, to challenge unconstitutional Jim Crow laws in the southern region of the United States.
On 1960 the Supreme Court’s decision in the Boynton vs. Virginia case, ruled that segregated buses were unconstitutional, but the segregated South refused to comply with federal law and the federal government did very little to enforce their decision in the South.
The Freedom Riders risked not only their freedom, but their lives to challenge racist laws that did not allow mixed racial groups to sit together on interstate buses or trains in the South.
The violent reactions the Freedom Riders, received in southern states like Alabama, where the police allowed the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist mobs to brutalize civil rights activists, got nationwide attention and helped give the civil rights movement credibility.
On November 1, 1961, new policies went into effect, people were now allowed to sit where ever they pleased, regardless of race, while riding on interstate buses and trains. Also “White” and “Colored” signs were removed from terminals.
The legacy the Freedom Riders leave behind is they helped inspire future civil rights campaigns like Freedom Schools, the Black Power Movement and voter registration in the South.
A Black Lives Matter activist, holding a sign with a Hilary Clinton quote : ” We Have to Bring Then to Heel”, interrupts the former first lady during a campaign fundraising event. In an effort to get the presidential candidate to apologize for her “Super-Predator” theory, mass incarceration practices and the three strike law, all of which were implemented during the last Clinton White House and helped send millions of African-Americans to prison.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in
Mvezo, Cape Province, Union of South Africa.
Mandela was a Xhosa born into the Thembu royal family.
Mandela would attend a Methodist Missionary school near the Thembu royal palace, he would then further his education at Clarkebury Methodist High School Engcobo, it was the largest and most prestigious European-style school for black Africans in Thembuland. Eventually Mandela would attend Fort Hare University and the University of Witwatersrand, where he would study law.
While living in Johannesburg he would join the African National Congress (ANC) and get involved in anti-colonial politics, in 1948 after the white Afrikaner minority government of the National Party created the racially segregated apartheid system he would take part in the ANC’s anti-apartheid campaign.
While working as an attorney, Mandela would be arrested with fellow ANC members for seditious activities.
After the peaceful protesting of the ANC, only resulted in getting their members thrown in prison and barred from appearing in public by the racist South African government, Mandela would co-found “Umkhonto We Sizwe” in 1961, the groups role was to lead a sabotage campaign against the brutal South African government.
In 1962 Mandela would be arrested and convicted of conspiracy to overthrow the state of South Africa, he would serve 27 years in prison.
Amid increasing civil unrest, mounting international pressure and to avoid a possible civil war, Mandela was released from prison in 1990, after his release, Mandela would have negotiations with South African president F.W. De Klerk on how to abolish the apartheid system.
Multiracial elections would be held for the first time in 1994, Mandela would become South Africa’s first black president.
After deciding not to run for a second presidential term, Mandela would focus his attention on charity work through his Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Mandela would die on December 5, 2013, at the age of 95.
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MICHAEL Slager, the former South Carolina police officer who Brutality murdered Walter Scott, when he shot him in the back during a traffic stop, is suing his police union for not , in his opinion protecting him properly.