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Menachem Z. Rosensaft: A neo-Nazi beauty pageant – nefarious glorification of anti-Semitism at its worst


Menachem Z. Rosensaft: A neo-Nazi beauty pageant – nefarious glorification of anti-Semitism at its worst

20 Oct 2014

The following article was first published by the ‘Huffington Post’.

One of the most insidious, and perhaps ultimately one of the most dangerous, manifestations of neo-Nazi resurgence may well be its steady subversive infiltration of contemporary popular and consumer culture.

Rabidly bigoted – anti-Semitic, anti-Roma, generally xenophobic – modern day neo-Nazi parties and movements such as Jobbik in Hungary and Golden Dawn in Greece are relatively easy to identify and fight through political, judicial and legislative means. They are the violent heirs of the Nazi Brown Shirts, the SA, who terrorized non-fascist Germans throughout much of the 1920’s and early 1930’s as part of Hitler’s rise to eventual absolute power.

Then there are the more nuanced modern-day fascists such as Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France who combine reactionary views with a calculated strategic effort to make themselves appear more palatable to the political mainstream, often with frightening success. Still, these ultra-right wing extremist movements and parties are relatively easy to identify and expose for what they are – at the end of the day they leave little to the imagination. Bigotry, after all, remains bigotry regardless of any intellectual or dialectic attempts to legitimize the preying on fears and often deep-seated prejudices.

But below the radar screen, there are nefarious attempts to legitimize Nazism and all that Nazism stood for in the popular psyche under the guise of cutting edge fashion, perverse home decoration, and even crass, prurient sexual exploitation. Among some of the more egregious recent examples are:

  • The peddling of silver ‘Swastika Rings’ on Sears’ online Marketplace that “are going to make you look beautiful at your next dinner date.” Faced with consumer outrage, Sears quickly yanked this example of what had been described as “gothic jewelry” and removed the offending vendor from its site.
  • The sale on the Walmart, Sears’ and Amazon websites of a “home decoration” poster featuring the “Arbeit Macht Frei” (“Work makes you free”) gate of the Dachau concentration camp. All three retailers pulled this item after their attention was called to it. “We were horrified to see that this item was on our site,” declared Walmart. “We sincerely apologize, and worked quickly to remove it.”
  • The Spanish retail clothing chain Zara was forced to apologize for marketing a striped concentration-camp-like tee shirt complete with a six-pointed yellow star. For what it’s worth, Zara had previously sold handbags embossed with swastikas. Lovely.

The latest, and possibly the most nausea-inducing example of this particular fad is an ever so sexy beauty pageant out of the former Soviet Union. Before it was apparently suspended by the Russian social media site Vkontakte, a page on that website solicited women who consider themselves Nazis to submit photos of themselves and statements on precisely why they admire Hitler.

To be eligible, according to the contest’s rules, a contestant had to be, among other things, “a woman Nazi” and “a woman who hates Jews.”

Among the entries are sultry Ekaterina Matveeva from St. Petersburg, Russia, who proclaims that “Adolf Hitler’s position is genius and true, that races are different not only in appearance, but also in intelligence,” and Katya Shkredova from Mogilev, Belarus, who “adores Adolf” and loves his willingness to “experiment on people.”

The winner of this revolting pageant was to be crowned Miss Ostland – the name given by the Nazis to the German occupation regime for the territory covering Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and part of what is today western Belarus – and receive a piece of jewelry featuring one of the Nordic runes that were popular with Heinrich Himmler and his SS. Second prize: a pendant with the German Iron Cross.

Granted, there is no indication that this particular beauty contest ever had a mass or even large-scale following. Nevertheless, it is a timely and potent reminder that neo-Nazism in its vilest form is enjoying a significant revival among at least some segments of society, and the Vkontakte page in question purportedly did have more than 7,000 Russian and Ukrainian followers.

In Kentucky, a white supremacist write-in candidate named Robert Edward Ransdell who is running for the US Senate is posting signs proclaiming “With Jews We Lose” that leave little to the imagination. Ransdell also took advantage of an invitation to participate in the University of Kentucky’s Constitution Week to spew his anti-Semitic bile to college and high school students.

And in Sydney, Australia, a neo-Nazi group is sending out flyers declaring that “It’s time for all White Australians to stop being blinded by political correctness and Jewish lies about equality, multiculturalism and the need for so called diversity. Diversity really means white genocide.”

To be sure, much of the virulent present-day anti-Semitism emanates from Radical Islamic and leftist pro-Palestinian sources. But these are increasingly finding disturbing common ground with the extreme right.

Cries of “Gas the Jews” are suddenly being heard once more in demonstrations in Germany and elsewhere. “The fear is that now things are blatantly being said openly, and no one is batting an eyelid,” Jessica Frommer, who works for a nonprofit organization in Brussels, told the New York Times. “Modern Europe is based on stopping what happened in the Second World War. And now 70 years later, people standing near the European Parliament are shouting, ‘Death to Jews!’ ”

As Ronald S. Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, has emphasized, the prevailing atmosphere in which anti-Semitism has become acceptable empowers other equally odious manifestations of bigotry. “When hundreds of thousands of Christians – men, women and children – are killed, this isn’t war,” he declared at a recent gathering of Evangelical Christians in Jerusalem. “This is genocide. And we Jews know what happens when the world is silent to genocide.”

“Anti-Semitism has always been, historically, the inability to make space for differences among people, which is the essential foundation of a free society,” Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, emeritus chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth, wrote in the Wall Street Journal. “That is why the politics of hate now assaults Christians, Bahai, Yazidis and many others, including Muslims on the wrong side of the Sunni/Shia divide, as well as Jews. To fight it, we must stand together, people of all faiths and of none. The future of freedom is at stake, and it will be the defining battle of the 21st century.”

As we approach the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust and the liberation of the Nazi death and concentration camps by Allied troops, we must bear in mind that while the Third Reich was defeated at the end of World War II, the ideology that made possible the genocide of European Jewry is very much alive throughout much of the supposedly civilized world. We ignore or dismiss its presence in our midst at our peril.

Menachem Z. Rosensaft is general counsel of the World Jewish Congress and teaches about the law of genocide and war crimes trials at the laws school of Columbia and Cornell Universities. He is the editor of ‘God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors’ (Jewish Lights Publishing), available December 2014

Story from: http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/news/15269/menachem_z_rosensaft_a_neo_nazi_beauty_pageant_nefarious_glorification_of_anti_semitism

Fear of a Fat Planet: Nearly a Third of the World Population Is Now Overweight


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A new study shows the scale of the global obesity crisis.

The Global Obesity Crisis: Nearly a Third of the World Population Is Now Overweight

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May 30, 2014

There are 1.35 billion people living in China, another 1.23 billion living in India. The world’s two most populous nations are each home to a crush of humanity that’s almost impossible to comprehend. But those numbers pale next to the overweight people who live in the world today—2.1 billion, or nearly a third of the world’s population.

The numbers come from a study published yesterday in the journal The Lancet. Researchers looked at 1,700 studies from 188 countries conducted between 1988 and 2013 in order to come up with a comprehensive view of what’s a truly global obesity epidemic.

However, it wasn’t North America—where Mexico and the United States have vied for the title of the fattest nation in the world—that registered the highest obesity rate. Rather, the Middle East and North Africa are the worst; nearly 60 percent of men and 65 percent of women are too heavy. The study says the U.S. is home to 13 percent of the world’s overweight population, the highest percentage of any country.

The sky-high rates in North Africa and the Middle East may come as a shock in the West, where public health stories from the Arab-speaking world can’t break through the wall of coverage of American invasions, oil, revolution, civil war, and military coups. If anything, most of the region borders the Mediterranean, which is most famous in dieting circles as a way to eat a healthy diet heavy in plants, seafood, and the occasional glass of red wine. Even if there’s less wine consumed with dinner in these predominately Muslim countries, they still consume a whole lot of olive oil. But the red flags have been flying for decades, however, and a combination of urbanization, globalization, and regional cultural norms has created a massive public health crisis.

In 2001, a study published in The Journal of Nutrition looked at the obesity rates in Morocco and Tunisia and found that while their governments were still working to address issues of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, the waistlines of women in both countries were expanding at an unhealthy rate. Public health officials were doing little at the time to address the problem, according to the researchers, “especially since female fatness is viewed as a sign of social status and is a cultural symbol of beauty, fertility and prosperity.” With more people living in urban areas, where processed foods were cheap and easily accessible, issues like malnutrition were steadily being alleviated. But the study goes on to say that, “Western culinary influences lead to new consumption patterns, which affect dietary habits and even the rhythm of consumption.” The study continues, “These new dietary habits have created conditions for chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes to take hold.”

Elsewhere in the region, especially in oil-rich countries, diet trends have followed a similar course. In Saudi Arabia, meat consumption increased by 500 percent between 1973 and 1980, according to a 2011 article in The Journal of Obesity. Changes weren’t as dramatic in less wealthy nations, but the same paper notes that people in Jordan nearly doubled how much meat they ate over the same period, and that the percentage of calories consumed as fat by children in Lebanon increased from 24 percent to 34 percent between 1963 and 1998.

Wealth and development can change diet and health by increasing the amount of meat used in regional cuisines—but American-style dining also seems to crop up in emerging markets around the world, and the Middle East in no exception. Just as global fashion brands and, more recently (and disastrously), institutions like New York University, have tried to catch some of the shimmer of the Gulf’s oil wealth, so have fast-food companies.

This $1,000 McDonald’s-Inspired Dress Is About More Than Income Inequality

“Demand for fast casual dining, which includes the more traditional fast-food chains such as McDonald’s as well as the table service brands like IHOP, is growing amid a rise in disposable income, extravagant shopping malls, and a seemingly unquenchable appetite for Western food concepts,” reads a 2012 trend story on the website Arabian Business. The article cites a study from the research firm Euromonitor that predicts the fast-casual dining in the United Arab Emirates will expand from $6.4 billion in 2011 to $8.7 billion in 2015. Burger chains are expected to propel the boom.

And just as meat consumption has increased across the region, so has the saturation of fast-food brands. The trade website Food Business Africa points out that the demographics across the Middle East and North Africa present an ideal market for fast-food companies: Huge populations of young people who have “grown up eating processed foods and dining in Western-style fast-food restaurants and coffee shops.” For the youth in this region—and around the world, for that matter—drive-through hamburgers are as much of a birthright as for kids in the U.S.

American-style fast food is no longer a foreign novelty, and neither is American-style obesity.

REDEMPTION! What You should know! Shelter killing is the leading cause of death for healthy dogs & cats in the United States!


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The film will be followed in most cities by a workshop on building a No Kill community and others with an after party. Check on the links for more details. Coming soon: Buffalo, NY, Cleveland, OH, Las Vegas, NV, Los Angeles, CA, Modesto, CA, Nashville, TN, New York, NY, Seattle, WA, and Tallahassee, FL.

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P.S. 99% of the film is uplifting and while a small number of images may be difficult, they are not gratuitous. While we expect people who see it will experience a range of emotions, the primary ones they will come away with are hope, inspiration, empowerment, and well, redemption. In short, it is safe for animal lovers to watch.

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Flüchtlingskrise: Hohe Flüchtlingszahlen auch im Winter


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Der Wintereinbruch trifft auch die Flüchtlinge.

Flüchtlingskrise: Hohe Flüchtlingszahlen auch im Winter

Es ist die größte Flüchtlingskrise seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg in Deutschland und Europa: Millionen Menschen fliehen weltweit vor Krieg, Verfolgung und Armut und machen sich auf den Weg nach Europa und Deutschland. Vor allem über die Balkanroute und das Mittelmeer kommen Tausende Flüchtlinge zu uns. Sie stammen aus Syrien, Afghanistan, dem Balkan oder aus Afrika und suchen bei uns Asyl. Allein in diesem Jahr werden in Deutschland über 800.000 Asylbewerber erwartet. Wie groß die Not der Flüchtlinge ist, welche Tragödien sich auf der Flucht der Menschen abspielen, wie Deutschland und Europa mit den Flüchtlingen umgehen und weitere Hintergründe und News zur Flüchtlingsproblematik, können Sie in den Artikeln in unserer Rubrik nachlesen. …

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They have endured ruthless smugglers, hunger and exhaustion, but now the hundreds of thousands of refugees trying to reach Europe have a new adversary to face – the onset of winter weather


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A migrant baby wrapped up against the cold

A migrant baby wrapped up against the cold  Photo: EPA

They have endured ruthless smugglers, hunger and exhaustion, but now the hundreds of thousands of refugees trying to reach Europe have a new adversary to face – the onset of winter weather.

“We were freezing cold,” said Yasmin, a 30-year-old Palestinian woman, as she waded ashore on the Greek island of Samos after a five-hour, night-time crossing in a large inflatable dinghy from the coast of Turkey.

A rubber dinghy comes ashore after a six hour journey from TurkeyA rubber dinghy comes ashore after a six hour journey from Turkey  Photo: Warren Allott/The Telegraph

“The smugglers made us wade into the sea to reach the dinghy, so we were wet before we even began the journey,” the young woman, a translator and journalist from Gaza, said in impeccable English.

A young girl rests on a makeshift tent in the portA young girl rests on a…

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They have endured ruthless smugglers, hunger and exhaustion, but now the hundreds of thousands of refugees trying to reach Europe have a new adversary to face – the onset of winter weather


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A migrant baby wrapped up against the cold

A migrant baby wrapped up against the cold  Photo: EPA

They have endured ruthless smugglers, hunger and exhaustion, but now the hundreds of thousands of refugees trying to reach Europe have a new adversary to face – the onset of winter weather.

“We were freezing cold,” said Yasmin, a 30-year-old Palestinian woman, as she waded ashore on the Greek island of Samos after a five-hour, night-time crossing in a large inflatable dinghy from the coast of Turkey.

A rubber dinghy comes ashore after a six hour journey from TurkeyA rubber dinghy comes ashore after a six hour journey from Turkey  Photo: Warren Allott/The Telegraph

“The smugglers made us wade into the sea to reach the dinghy, so we were wet before we even began the journey,” the young woman, a translator and journalist from Gaza, said in impeccable English.

A young girl rests on a makeshift tent in the portA young girl rests on a…

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Britain takes ‘thousands of migrant children’ into care MP accuses British care system of becoming a ‘Pied Piper’ for Eastern European children


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Britain takes ‘thousands of migrant children’ into care

MP accuses British care system of becoming a ‘Pied Piper’ for Eastern European children

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Syrian migrants being housed at a warehouse after coming ashore at RAF base Akrotiri in Cyprus, 22/10/2015

Syrian migrants being housed at a warehouse after coming ashore at RAF base Akrotiri in Cyprus Photo: Jack Hill/PA

Councils are spending hundreds of millions of pounds every year taking children of Eastern European migrant workers into care, despite growing calls for them to be looked after in their parents’ home countries.

Figures obtained by The Telegraph suggest that

up to 8,000 children of Eastern European origins have entered care proceedings

in Britain in the last decade alone. The figures have nearly doubled in the last five years as the number of Eastern Europeans living in Britain has reached one million.

Some are the result of compulsory care orders brought by child protection officials, while others are…

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Northeast freeze is “life threatening,” officials warn


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From CBS News

Valentine’s Day for millions marked by temps that could feel as low as minus-30 in New York City and nearby

A woman is seen bundled up from the cold in Times Square, New York February 12, 2016. REUTERS/EDUARDO MUNOZ

NEW YORK – Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up this weekend and the brutal weather was blamed for a deadly interstate pileup.

“The city is facing some of the coldest temperatures and wind chills we’ve seen in the last 20 years,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, according to CBS News York. “If for any reason you have to go out, go out for as little time as possible; bundle up, lots of layers, don’t have skin exposed.”

The coldest temperatures of the season blew into the region Saturday with gusts that created dangerous wind chills, well…

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Saramaka People and other cases in the Inter-American Human Rights System


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Saramaka People and other cases in the Inter-American Human Rights System

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07.08.2014

Date of Event: September 23, 2011
This video examines the following issues: What is the linkage between environmental rights and human rights? How do you promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples? How can the regional systems of human rights be used to protect land rights, cultural rights and indigenous knowledge?

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“Locked Down, Locked Out”: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better, a new book by Maya Schenwar. Locked Down, Locked Out


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“Working from the Inside Out” The following is an excerpt from Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better, a new book by Maya Schenwar. Locked Down, Locked Out

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Working from the Inside Out

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Editors’ Note: The following is an excerpt from Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better, a new book by Maya Schenwar. Locked Down, Locked Out shows how “the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety,” and  how “incarceration takes away the very things that might enable people to build better lives.” The author…

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CRY!“I Am Somebody’s Daughter”Voices from SolitaryConfinement


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CRY!“I Am Somebody’s Daughter”Voices from SolitaryConfinement

Voices from Solitary:

“I Am Somebody’s

Daughter”

The following account is by Nicole Natschke, who is currently held in the segregation unit at Illinois’s Logan Correctional Facility, about three hours south of Chicago. Logan was repurposed from a men’s prison to imprison women from the shuttered Dwight and Lincoln Correctional Centers.

The prison, which has a rated capacity of 1,106, currently holds 1,950 people. A December 2014 report by the John Howard Association described the dismal conditions at the “overcrowded [and] underresourced” prison.

Natschke was originally scheduled to be released in December 2014 after 14 months in prison, but her segregation sentence extended her time in prison.

Shortly after her arrival in segregation, a woman in the adjoining cell committed suicide.

Her account, titled “Solitary Confinement Is Torture,” shows that even a few weeks or months in solitary confinement…

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Edathy einigt sich mit SPD-Spitze nach Kinderporno-Affäre auf Vergleich


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Edathy einigt sich mit SPD-Spitze nach Kinderporno-Affäre auf Vergleich

12. Februar 2016
Edathy lässt SPD-Mitgliedschaft ruhen“Edathy lässt SPD-Mitgliedschaft ruhen”
Ex-Parlamentarier Sebastian Edathy hat sich mit der SPD-Spitze darauf geeinigt, seine Mitgliedschaft für fünf Jahre ruhen zu lassen. Hintergrund sind Kinderporno-Vorwürfe gegen Edathy. Im Gegenzug wird das Parteiausschlussverfahren fallen gelassen

Der frühere SPD-Bundestagsabgeordnete Sebastian Edathy hat sich nach der Kinderpornografie-Affäre mit der SPD-Spitze auf einen Vergleich geeinigt. Beide Seiten verständigten sich am Freitag vor der Bundesschiedskommission der Partei in Berlin darauf, die Mitgliedsrechte Edathys für fünf Jahre ruhen zu lassen, wie das Gremium anschließend mitteilte. Im Gegenzug wurde das Parteiausschlussverfahren gegen Edathy eingestellt.

Edathy kann damit SPD-Mitglied bleiben. Er räumte aber laut Bundesschiedskommission als Teil des Vergleichs ein, “dass sein Verhalten den sozialdemokratischen Grundwert des Schutzes von Minderjährigen berührt hat” und er dies bedauere. Die SPD-Spitze verpflichtete sich demnach ihrerseits, dass sie gegen Edathy “keinen strafrechtlichen Unrechts- oder Schuldvorwurf erhebt”. Das…

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Why the bloody hell hasn’t Esther Rantzen been arrested yet?


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Why the bloody hell hasn’t Esther Rantzen been arrested yet?

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Evil bitch

What do we really know about decrepit BBC hag Esther Rantzen?

At first glance she appears to be no more than a lying, vain, fake, two-faced, duplicitous piece of filth, up to her neck in shite of the very highest order.

Look a little closer though and an altogether more disturbing picture emerges.

What important information does Esther Rantzen have to tell officers investigating Britain’s VIP paedophile ring?

Esther NSPCCBBC Paedo Ring

In an article describing the paedophile ring at the BBC, Esther Rantzen slyly pretended she wasn’t fully aware of Jimmy Savile and had only heard ‘gossip’ about his abuse of thousands of children.

She must think we were fucking born yesterday.

In fact, Rantzen knew…

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