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19
Jun

Must Read: Tutu: The Slow Genocide of the Rohingya (People) | Newsweek

#ramadanmubarak #rohingya #rohingyamuslims #tutu #islam #muslims #myanmar

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Rohingya migrants who arrived in Indonesia last week by boat walk back after collecting breakfast at a temporary shelter near Langsa on Wednesday. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

According to the Honorable Archbishop Desmond Tutu 2015, “The credit that is due to the government of Myanmar for reforms undertaken over the past couple of years does not blind us to the ongoing disavowal and repression of its ethnic minorities, the Rohingya population in particular.

A country that is not at peace with itself, that fails to acknowledge and protect the dignity and worth of all its people, is not a free country. Freedom is indivisible. All must be invited. All, a part.

The Rohingya people were not consulted when the British drew the Burmese border on the map. With those strokes of a pen, they became a borderland people; people whose ancestral land traverses political boundaries.”

Read more > Tutu: The Slow Genocide Against the Rohingya (People) | Newsweek

26
Nov

It’s Simple: #BoycottBlackFriday Spending| @CALLISTE

#itsbiggerthanyou @Errolcnn @DonLemon @BrookeBCNN @Sara__Firth @howardkoplowitz #barackobama #ferguson #politics #law #justfeelit

 

BND-inverseAccording to @CALLISTE 2014, “In the wake of the continued killing of unarmed youths in America I encourage all my associates, friends and family to #BoycottBlackFriday Thanksgiving holiday spending. We can do it. Plus it sends a very strong message to the establishment. Friday Nov 28 through Monday December 1 try to withdraw from the spending sprees. Support your local mom and pop businesses in your neighborhood. They will appreciate you more.

Years ago, in 1989 a friend and I were passing through Washington Square Park near New York University (NYU). There was a large rowdy crowd arguing about racism. We decided to stop and take in the debate.  A young black man dressed Rasta style “could-be” an NYU student, argued about racial issues in America with a young white “could-be” NYU student. They went back and forth. I finally stepped in and said, “It’s not about white or black. The establishment loves to watch us bicker, fight and kill each other. It’s about green. Dollars and cents. Wealth. How much money you earn and how you distribute it.” The story goes on a little further but you get the purpose of it.

In my observation and experience, capitalism fulls democracy and democracy supposedly spawns freedom. But are we truly free? I think not. In my opinion the minimum wage is a somewhat respectable form of slavery. A new economic slavery. “Go to college, get your degree and you will get a good job.” Really? Where are those good jobs? I read over and over again how college graduates can not find jobs. Well let’s debate this topic. Join in. I would love to read your comments.”

Read Howard Koplowitz IB Times article > Black Friday Boycott: ‘No Jutice, No Profits,’ African-Americans Say After no Indictment For Darren Wilson” http://www.ibtimes.com/black-friday-boycott-no-justice-no-profits-african-americans-say-after-no-indictment-1729296

26
Nov

Is President Truly Empathetic or just Pathetic?….@BarackObama Condemns Ferguson Violence |@CALLISTE

@Errolcnn @DonLemon @BrookeBCNN @Sara__Firth #barackobama #ferguson #politics #law #justfeelit

Fires in Ferguson, Missouri

Fires burn in Ferguson, Missouri. Photo: ZeeNews.India.com

According to @Calliste 2014, “Yesterday President Barack Obama had the audacity to condemn the violent acts of the protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Has Obama forgotten how he commands American drones and the U.S. military to fire on innocent and some times guilty people in non-confrontational countries? People in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen and other countries have not attacked America or Americans. Not one bullet. Yet he commands drone attacks against “could be” terrorists and their families, including unarmed woman and children. While the Ferguson protesters have a valid reason to exert force. Not permissible but still more of a valid reason than American troops and technology killing innocent people.

Lets allow ourselves to think for a minute: Possibly the Ferguson protesters feel the need to be violent because America as a whole is a very violent country. Gun toting, same culture killing…police executing…violence breeds/ begets violence. If the leadership at the top condones violence in the international arena that leader or those leaders should expect no less within the country.

I can go on for quite some time on this subject. But join in. I would love to read your comments.”

Read UPI article > Obama condemns violence, looting in Ferguson http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/11/25/Obama-condemns-violence-looting-in-Ferguson/5421416957348/

25
Nov

Streets of Ferguson Smolder Day After Jury Declines to Indict | CNN.com

#michaelbrown #darrenwilson #ferguson #grandjury #hollyyan #monibasu #gregbotelho

I will read the entire transcript before I make my complete views known. In short, I believe justice was not served. A trial would have sufficed. It would have shown the world, not just Americans, the world we truly believe in our penal system of justice. Right now it seems to serve “just-us” and I do not mean just us African Americans either. ~ @CALLISTE

According to Holly Yan, Greg Botelho and Moni Basu 2014, “More than a dozen buildings charred, set ablaze in a wave of fury. Stores — many owned by locals — looted, with shattered glass covering the asphalt outside. Shell casings on the ground, having been fired by unknown shooters. Welcome to Ferguson, Missouri.

This is what Tuesday looked like in Ferguson, hours after an eruption of rage over a grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Many of those who took to the streets late Monday into Tuesday to vent their feelings about racial injustice — rooted in the fact that Brown was black and Wilson is white — and police violence did so peacefully. Others did not, hurling bottles, batteries and rocks at police.” Read more > http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/25/justice/ferguson-grand-jury-decision/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

30
Aug

Growing Use of Sharia by UK Muslims | BBC News

#islam #muslim #sharialaw #ukmuslims #bbcnews According to Divya Talwar 2014, “The use of Sharia, or Islamic religious law, is growing in Britain, with thousands of Muslims using it to settle disputes each year, but women’s groups and some others are objecting.” Read more > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16522447

“I’m not in agreement with the use of Sharia law anywhere in the world.” says Calliste Jr. Join the conversation. See his complete comment below on Disqus.

 

 

 

22
Apr
Jerry Calliste Jr. Hashim Electro Hip Hop, Techie

Hashim Considers Filing Libel Suit Against American Rapper and a Germany Based Electro Music Web Site – May Seek Millions in Damages | TheOfficialHashim.com

#hashim #electro #hiphop #musicmondays #libel #legal #lawsuit

Columbus, Ohio – Electro Hip Hop legend Jerry Calliste Jr. p.k.a. Hashim celebrated a 30 year anniversary on November 10, 2013 of the continued success of his 1983, Cutting Records, EDM and Hip Hop music classic “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” or as some refer to the song “It’s Time”. Hashim sold over 2.5 million units, appears on 150+ “definitive”, “best of”, “classic” Electro or Hip Hop music compilations, on at least 6 major and 3 independents labels and 4 popular video games.

Along with success and celebration comes negativity. “People can disagree and share their opinion but to outright lie, or twist and make up untruths and have it posted publicly to try and ruin my career or negatively affect my career will not be tolerated” said Calliste Jr.

Physical threats, negative statements and outright lies were made in the name of a rapper representative of an American based Hip Hop group on a Germany based Electro music web site, while being interviewed about his career and not Hashim’s. “At this time, I choose not to name and identify the rapper, the name of the artist’s group and the Germany based Electro music web site until my team and I decide my direction in the matter” said Calliste Jr. … READ MORE > http://theofficialhashim.com/site/2014/04/hashim-considers-filing-libel-suit-against-american-rapper-and-a-germany-based-electro-music-web-site-may-seek-millions-in-damages/

25
Dec

How The United Nations Could Ruin The Internet – MediaFile – Analysis – Reuters

#internet #un #netneutrality #icann #consulting #reuters @Callistecomm

Yafang chairwoman of the board of Huawei listens to a speech before receiving a World Telecommunication and Information Society Award ITU in Geneva

Yafang chairwoman of the board of Huawei listens to a speech before receiving a World Telecommunication and Information Society Award ITU in Geneva

According to John C. Abell 2012, “The Internet has sustained some pretty intense assaults in the past couple of years. There was the heavy-handed attempt to stamp out content piracy with SOPA/PIPA, the Federal Communications Commission’s Net neutrality ruling, which many saw as splitting the baby, and that whack job who claimed to own a patent on the World Wide Web.

It is again open season on the Internet in Dubai, where the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency ‑ whose mandate includes global communications ‑ is weighing proposals from many of its 193 member nations. Some of these proposals ‑ such as decentralizing the assignment of website names and eliminating Internet anonymity ‑ would make enormous changes to the organization and management of the Internet.

The ITU meeting, which began on Monday, runs through Dec. 14. Its agenda, and even the fact the proceedings are taking place at all, set off alarms among the Internet’s guardian angels.” Read more > http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/12/06/how-the-united-nations-could-ruin-the-internet/

17
May

Activision and Electronic Arts Settle Lawsuit | Reuters

#gaming #ea #activision #legal #law According to Dan Levine 2012, “Activision Blizzard Inc and arch rival video game company Electronic Arts Inc have settled a lawsuit in which Activision accused two former executives of breaking their employment agreements to develop games for EA.” Read more > http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/17/us-activision-ea-settlement-idUSBRE84F1K220120517

14
Jan

U.S. General Warns Troops To Treat Dead With Dignity And Respect | CNN | (incl. Video)

#usmarines #afghanistan #peeing #desecration #dishonorable According to CNN Wire Staff 2012, “The deputy commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan ordered troops Friday to treat the corpses of slain insurgents and civilians with “appropriate dignity and respect.” The order follows a video that appears to show four U.S. Marines urinating on bodies, images that sparked swift condemnation from the United States and Afghanistan at a particularly crucial period in the U.S.-led war.
“We must treat the living and the dead with dignity and respect,” Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti said in the directive, which was published Friday on the website of the NATO-led force in Afghanistan. He said troops must follow the rules of armed conflict and “act honorably at all times.” Read More > http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/13/us/video-marines-urinating/index.html?hpt=wo_c2

7
Jan

Man Wins Web Squatting Suit Involving His Name | NYTimes.com

#legal #law #cyberbullying #tech According to Brian X. Chen 2012,  “A New York man on Friday won a lawsuit against a woman whom he accused of registering Web addresses incorporating his name and demanding $1 million for each of them.

In a lawsuit filed in Federal District Court for the Southern District in Manhattan, Paul Bogoni, a real estate investor, accused Vicdania Gomez of buying the addresses paulbogoni.com and paulbogoni.org and pretending that her 3-year-old daughter Vittoria Gomez was updating the associated sites.” Read more > http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/06/new-york-cyber-squatter/