Pass The Robin Hood Tax: Small Change For Banks, Big Change For The Community   : Information Clearing House


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Douglas Fairbanks as Robin Hood; a screenshot from the 1922 United Artists film Robin Hood. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Pass The Robin Hood Tax: Small Change For Banks, Big Change For The Community   : Information Clearing House.

The Robin Hood Tax campaign is calling for a tax of less than half of 1% on Wall Street transactions that could generate hundreds of billions of dollars each year.

A Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street will provide funding to kickstart the economy and get America back on its feet by creating jobs and strengthening public services like health care, education and infrastructure at home while tackling AIDS, global health, poverty and climate challenges around the world

Click Here To Send Jamie Dimon a Message From Robin Hood

Jamie Dimon received a pay package of $23 million last year as C.E.O. of J.P. Morgan Chase. Dimon is about to receive a flood of emails from Robin Hood, announcing the launch of a new campaign with a huge coalition behind it. Send him one more right now!

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Libya’s African migrants face harder life post-Kadhafi:

 

On the coast outside Tripoli, a squalid refugee camp shelters hundreds of African migrants who found work under Libya’s former regime, but are now jobless, discriminated against and unable to return home.
http://goo.gl/3kHZb

 

US Congress Hears Calls For Black Ops Against Iran

 

By Ismail Salami

 

Retired Army Gen. John Keane told a hearing, „We’ve got to put our hand around their throat now. Why don’t we kill them?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29544.htm

 

New Police Drone Near Houston Could Carry Weapons:

 

„We’re not going to use it to be invading somebody’s privacy. It’ll be used for situations we have with criminals,“ Gage said.
http://www.click2houston.com/news/29619788/detail.html

 

Video of Scott Olsen Being Shot by Police at Occupy Oakland

 

Proof that Scott Olsen was shot in the face by police without provocation during the Occupy Oakland march on Tuesday October 25.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29543.htm

 

 Why Did You Shoot Me? -Video –    No More Victims: Stop the Wars and Bring the Troops Home


 Why Did You Shoot Me? -Video –    No More Victims: Stop the Wars and Bring the Troops Home.

 

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Since 2003 No More Victims has secured treatment for children injured by US forces. After ten years of war, it’s time for Americans to act decisively: we must end the wars and commit our resources to creating jobs and rebuilding the ramshackle infrastructure of our own country. As Eisenhower said: „Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.“

Posted October 12, 2011

 

    The Bearer of Bad News, Ugly Truths &Uncomfortable Realities  :  By Sibel Edmonds


    The Bearer of Bad News, Ugly Truths &Uncomfortable Realities  :  By Sibel Edmonds.

 

 Sibel Edmonds

“We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it.”– Patrick Henry

October 11, 2011 „Boiling Frogs

Yesterday I came across a video clip depicting a gruesome hospital scene in Libya. I watched the video, and then watched it again. The children in a literal blood bath; torn limbs and ripped bodies. The excruciating pain. The ear-scratching wailings. The realities of a war. Not a declared war or a justified one. Not one waged in self defense or induced by any conceivable necessity. More like a one-sided assault waged by a big fat bully with heavy bats and sticks against unarmed little ones- an assault inside the victims’ home after a forceful break in. I believe this pretty much sums up the ugly truth depicted in the video clip – representative of thousands more that were never filmed and distributed.

I saved the video. I made a note. I thought about publishing it here at Boiling Frogs Post. But then I paused. I considered the reaction; at least the reaction of the majority. The same ole common reaction to be expected whenever ugly truths and uncomfortable realities are presented. The despise and hatred targeted at the bearer of the bad news and the illustrators of the ugly truths.

It was only a pause; a momentary pause. The quick recovery came with the reminder of why this website came about and what it really is about. It has been the media’s modus operandi to pass when it comes to ugly truths not easily digestible by the majority. It’s been the pseudo alternatives’ practice to avoid uncomfortable realities most can’t stomach… or don’t want to stomach…or maybe have never been forced to stomach.

I am sharing this clip with you here at Boiling Frogs Post as the bearer of uncomfortable realities and ugly truths. I am not attaching any warning notes on the graphic nature or disturbing effects of this clip. It is the truth; the ugly truth. This is reality; the uncomfortable kind. This happens to be an ugly truth of our own making; it is our ugly truth. It certainly is the reality of what we have become as uncomfortable as it may be. And it is way past time for us to face this ugly truth and uncomfortable reality, and own up to it – because the alternative is worse for us, and far worse for ‘our’ little victims.

 

“Ah yes, truth. Funny how everyone is always asking for it but when they get it they don’t believe it because it’s not the truth they want to hear.”-Helena Cassadine

©2009 Sibel Edmonds‘ Boiling Frogs All Rights there  Article is published also with InformationClearingHouse.org  Thank You so much for sharing this so important message!

 

 

 

Rampant Racism: Black Migrants Barred From Fleeing Lybia


Rampant racism:
Black migrants barred from fleeing Libya :

Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) wants to screen some 3,000 migrant workers, most of whom are of sub-Saharan origin, to identify Gaddafi mercenaries among them. They will not be allowed out of the country until the process is completed.
https://rt.com/news/libya-black-migrants-abuse-737/

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Afghan Children Being Sold Into Forced Labor

Four-year-old Farid was sold by his mother to a relative eight months ago.
September 12, 2011
KABUL — Endemic poverty in parts of Afghanistan is forcing many poor families to sell their children in order to survive, RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan reports.

Human rights officials say dire economic conditions have forced many families in the northern Jawzjan Province — one of the most undeveloped regions in Afghanistan — to sell their kids.

The International Save the Children Alliance, an NGO dedicated to eradicating child labor worldwide, said in a 2010 report that some 28 percent of all children between the ages of 5-15 in Jawzjan have been sold by their parents or guardians.

Farid, a 4-year-old boy in Jawzjan, was sold to a relative eight months ago following the death of his father. His mother, who remarried, received 12,000 afghanis ($280) for her son with the expectation that he would work for the relative.

Farid currently lies on a bed in the children’s hospital in Jawzjan with severe burns to his arms and feet. Covered in bandages, he cries in pain.

„When he was brought to the hospital a week ago, the burns on his body were badly infected and swollen,“ Dr. Khalil Hidari, the head of the hospital, told RFE/RL. „He was suffering from malnutrition and was in very poor health.“

Farid’s grandmother told RFE/RL the family was not responsible for his poor health or current condition, maintaining that the boy sustained his injuries when he accidentally set a plastic bag alight.

But doctors at the hospital are skeptical of that explanation, with some believing someone may have tried to kill Farid because he was not useful or they could no longer afford to feed and care for him.

„Unfortunately, many Afghans do not know their own rights or those for children and women,“ says Maghferat Samimi, head of the provincial office in Jawzjan for Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission. „The resulting levels of violence that accompany this are very concerning to us all.“

Despite being a signatory of the UN Convention on Children’s Rights, child labor in Afghanistan is rampant, with impoverished families selling their children into forced labor, sexual exploitation, and early marriage. Many of the children — who can be as young as 3 — are overworked and are subject to malnutrition and disease.

The Afghan government, which is obliged to stop the selling and trading of children under the convention, is ill-equipped to curb the increasing trend of children being sold into child labor.