Breithlá shona duit Brendan


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Happy Birthday to my amazing husband, I could write all day about this man. Brendan is extremely focused on his studies which he is doing to improve and help with our future. After having a stroke, he has lost weight and without fail goes to Gym every week day, he even does training over the weekend. He takes a great comfort and strength from Mass each week, with a solid and great friendship with Father Frank ( who married us ) and prays morning and evening. Brendan enjoys Art and paints for relaxation, along with writing beautiful and funny poetry. He with a small group of others has just recorded two songs in guitar class, which is being put on a CD and i can’t wait for him to send me out 🙂 We share much of the same music from The Boss, Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Cat Stevens, Tom…

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South Korean Gwangju massacre, investigation at last


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This 2013 video from South Korea is called Gwangju Massacre.

By James Tweedie:

South Korea: Moon vows to reopen probe into Gwanju massacre

Friday 19th May 2017

SOUTH KOREAN President Moon Jae In vowed yesterday to reopen the probe into a 1980 massacre of pro-democracy protesters.

Mr Moon made the pledge at an anniversary commemoration in Gwangju, where hundreds were killed in a crackdown by the military dictatorship.

He was the first president to attend the event since 2013, when his disgraced predecessor Park Geun Hye came in the first year of her presidency.

Chun Doo Hwan — the general who seized power months after the assassination of Ms Park’s father, dictator Park Chung Hee — was sentenced to death over the massacre in 1996 but pardoned the next year.

“The new government will invest greater effort into fully revealing the truth surrounding the May…

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ZDF „Internationaler Tag gg. Homophobie“ – Am 17. Mai 1990 beschloss die WHO, Homosexualität von der Liste psychischer Krankheiten zu streichen.


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„Internationaler Tag gg. Homophobie“ – Am 17. Mai 1990 beschloss die WHO, Homosexualität von der Liste psychischer Krankheiten zu streichen.

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning freed, worldwide celebrations


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This video says about itself:

Collateral MurderWikileaks – Iraq

3 April 2010

Wikileaks has obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopter in 2007. It shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. They are apparently assumed to be insurgents.

After the initial shooting, an unarmed group of adults and children in a minivan arrives on the scene and attempts to transport the wounded. They are fired upon as well. The official statement on this incident initially listed all adults as insurgents and claimed the US military did not know how the deaths ocurred. Wikileaks released this video with transcripts and a package of supporting documents on April 5th 2010 on http://collateralmurder.com.

This video material on war crimes in Iraq was given to…

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MURDER IN SONG: WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW-NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS AND KYLIE MINOGUE (1995)


I promised I would feature Where the Wild Roses Grow” for someone who commented that it was the ultimate murder ballad; I just can’t remember who it was. They may be right; the song is a haunting and morbid tale of ‘boy meets girl, falls in love, takes her to the river for a presumably romantic time and bashes her head in with a rock, forever sealing her fate and cursing her with a post-mortem sobriquet that she, as a ghost, does not seem to understand or want. Minogue sings her lines with just the right amount of haunted angst and Cave? Well, Cave sings his lines like the type of guy who would hit a girl over the head with a rock. From the album Murder Ballads I present to you Where the Wild Roses Grow”. Enjoy.

Where the Wild Roses Grow
Nick Cave & The…

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A-Z TRIVIA WEDNESDAY: DAY OF THE DEAD


Although never confirmed, it has been rumored by fans that the character Joe Pilato played in Dawn of the Dead (1978) is in fact Rhodes as a cop. Fans believe that Rhodes started out as a cop then later joined the army and became Captain. Since no passage of time is given in the dead films it is very possible that years lapsed between Dawn and Day, and that the Rhodes character could have went from being a cop to an army captain.

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Colombian Moms Suffer for Your Mother’s Day Flowers


Colombian Moms Suffer for Your Mother’s Day Flowers

Workers select roses to be packed at a flower farm of "The Elite flowers" company in Facatativa, near Bogota, Colombia, on Feb. 1, 2012.

Workers select roses to be packed at a flower farm of “The Elite flowers” company in Facatativa, near Bogota, Colombia, on Feb. 1, 2012. | Photo: AFP

Flower workers, 65 percent of whom are women, suffer discrimination, lower wages, long hours, and other abuses.

If you are planning to buy a flower this Mother’s Day in the United State, think twice.

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American consumers buy 78 percent of the flowers produced in Colombia, but the workers who produce these flowers near Bogota have been working an average of 84 hours every week in preparation for Mother’s Day over the past month, a new report shows.

The Project for International Accompaniment and Solidarity (PASO) conducted the research by visiting towns where flowers are grown and interviewing flower sector employees. The findings revealed patterns of union-busting, work related disabilities and sexual harassment targeting female employees.

“Today, a flower is not produced with sweetness but with tears. Our product is used to express beautiful feelings throughout the world, but we are treated very poorly,” a flower sector employee from Facatativa said as quoted in the report.

The report found that employees complained the most about their low wages. Almost all workers surveyed perform core activities, such as planting, cutting and packing, with a minimum wage of $256 per month. In comparison, Colombia flowers sold for a total of $2.1 billion in the United States on Valentine’s Day in 2015.

During peak production months leading up to holidays such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, excessive hours are expected for flower workers. Eighty percent of workers surveyed indicated having experienced hardships during peak production periods. The most frequent problems reported were physical pain, illness, and exhaustion because of lengthy shifts.

The report showed half of the employees felt their health had been negatively impacted by their jobs. For those who had worked for more than 20 years in the industry, 76 percent suffered from medical conditions related to repetitive actions at work.

Colombia’s flower industry is the country’s leading nontraditional agricultural export, with a record sale of $1.37 billion in 2014. It occupies 14 percent of the world market, second only to Holland.

With about 65 percent of its workers are women, the flower industry is often promoted as being a leading source of employment for women, but unequal gender representation in leadership positions and pay scales calls into question the industry’s commitment to its women workers.

The women surveyed in the report also expressed sexual harassments on the job and hostile treatment by supervisors, such as yelling, public humiliation or unwanted sexual advances.

As flower workers still working in difficult conditions, Colombia’s flower sector failed to set union memberships for them. Of 130,000 employees in Colombia’s flower sector, only 200 are union members, according to the report.

When employers see a worker speaking with a union leader, they will fire them the next day, a flower sector employee who is a member of Colombia’s largest agricultural union Sintrainagro told PASO.

“The Ministry of Labor doesn’t fulfill its function of supervising, monitoring and controlling these processes, so it’s very difficult for the workers. They are afraid of speak out,” he said.

The report urges these governments to engage with the private sector and civil society to investigate labor abuses in the flower industry and take concrete action to hold related companies accountable.

Community leaders hope U.S. consumers can create a demand for a more socially responsible chain of production to pressure the improvement of these workers’ social conditions.

“We recommend that consumers in the United States and throughout the world take our findings into account in deciding how to spend their money on holidays, such as Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day,” the report said. ….

 

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Déclaration d’épidémie d’Ebola en République démocratique du Congo


Déclaration d’épidémie d’Ebola en République démocratique du Congo

La République démocratique du Congo a déclaré une épidémie d’Ebola en cours auprès de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé.

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Des personnels de santé au Liberia procèdent à l’enterrement d’une personne suspectée d’être décédée du virus Ebola en octobre 2014.

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EBOLA. Les autorités de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) a prévenu jeudi 11 mai 2017 l’Organisation mondiale de la santé qu’une épidémie à virus Ebola était en cours dans le pays. Selon les informations de nos confrères de RFI, neuf cas suspects ont été signalés depuis le 22 avril 2017. Trois personnes sont déjà décédées. Pour l’heure, un seul cas d’Ebola a été confirmé par des tests menés dans un laboratoire national à Kinshasa. :::::