Ignorance is no excuse, Chinese tourists are learning how to behave

China Daily Mail

Taboos for Chinese tourists in Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Bhutan (photo from Chinanews.com)

Two Chinese tourists in Berlin in early August “were arrested after posing for photos while making the Nazi gesture in front of the historic Reichstag building …… German law forbids the use of some symbols affiliated with banned organizations in public, such as gestures, uniforms and flags, including those linked to the Nazis.”

A tour abroad is supposed to be a learning process, and it is always for our own benefit because through which we get to know more about the civilizations of some peoples we did not know enough in the past. There are norms, taboos, customs and alike everywhere worldwide towards which we must respect. Using ‘freedom of something’ or ‘rights of something’ makes no sense at all. We expect visitors to respect our traditions and in return we must comply with the host…

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Sat. Aug 19: MILLIONS FOR PRISONERS MARCHES in Washington and San Jose — The Free

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Sat. Aug 19: MILLIONS FOR PRISONERS MARCHES in Washington and San Jose
August 16, 2017 thefreeorg 1 Comment




The Washington March & Rally
Prison Advocacy Network is forever humbled to be hosting the upcoming March on Washington DC.
Date:Saturday August 19th
Time: 11:30am-12:00pm March
12:00pm- 5:00pm
Rally Location: White House (Lafayette Park)
Pennsylvania Ave NW & 16th Street
Northwest, Washington, DC 20001


Sat. Aug 19, San Jose: MILLIONS FOR PRISONERS MARCH – in solidarity with March in Washington DC
also in San Jose
Posted on August 14, 2017 by prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity
On AUGUST 19, 2017 please join in solidarity with the historic Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March. People from all over the country will be marching and hosting a rally at the White House to formally issue and demand the removal of the 13th Amendment “exception” clause that legalizes slavery. People are traveling from as far as California to join the March. Solidarity marches, rallies, and protests are being planned across the country to coincide with the DC event.  Here’s San Jose!

SATURDAY, AUG 19, 2017
We DEMAND the 13th Amendment ENSLAVEMENT CLAUSE of the United States Constitution be amended to abolish LEGALIZED slavery in America.
We DEMAND a Congressional hearing on the 13th Amendment ENSLAVEMENT CLAUSE being recognized as in violation of International law, the general principles of human rights and its direct links to:
• For profit exploitation of prison labor and the extortion of prisoners/families for needed goods and services
• Incentivizing criminalization by a private prison industry
• Reinforcement of systemic racial inequality and the militarization of police against our communities
• Disproportionate murder of black and brown people by police and the normalization of state sponsored murder via the death penalty
• Use of solitary confinement as punishment and torture
• Voter disenfranchisement of up to 6 million people
• Indefinite detention of entire families under arbitrary Immigration and Customs Enforcement quotas
• A bail bond system that unjustly penalizes the poor and dispossessed
• Producing 25% of the world’s prison population with only 4.5% of its overall population
California Prison Focus & Rise Up for Justice
11:00am: GATHER at Raymond Bernal Jr. Park, 7th and Mission Streets, San Jose, CA 95112
11:30am: MARCH to County Jail
12:30am: RALLY at James P. McEntee Plaza, 70 West Hedding, San Jose, CA 95110
Join local organizations, learn more, and hear speakers from San Jose and surrounding communities, including:
Watani Stiner
Sean Ramsey
Laurie Valdez
… and more
For a full list of sponsors or more information, email us at: riseup@forjustice.us
Download and put up Fliers! 8-19-17-Millions-for-Prisoners, SanJose
San Jose March Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/441574739560568/
see also:
The Black Gulag in USA: State owned Slavery is STILL LEGAL in Prisons

The Washington March

via Sat. Aug 19: MILLIONS FOR PRISONERS MARCHES in Washington and San Jose — The Free

Evolutionary Biologist Now Wants Doctors to Kill Suicidal Depressed People

AFSC Releases “Survivors Manual” By and For Prisoners in Solitary Confinement by Jean Casella and James Ridgeway

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free Survivors Manual for 100,000 in US solitary
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AFSC Releases “Survivors Manual” By and For Prisoners in Solitary Confinement
by Jean Casella and James Ridgeway
Download PDF here: http://www.afsc.org/document/survivors-manual-surviving-solitary.
The American Friends Service Committee has put out a new edition of the vital publication Survivors Manual: Surviving in Solitary – A Manual Written By and For People Living in Control Units. The volume is a collection of letters, stories, poetry, and practical advice on surviving solitary confinement in prisons. AFSC released the following announcement last week:
Solitary confinement, characterized by 23-hour a day lockout with minimal exercise and lack of human contact, affects an estimated 100,000 prisoners in federal and state prisons in almost every state. Thus the need for “Survivors Manual,” which was first issued in 1998, is even more vital.
“The isolation of solitary confinement is torture according to the United Nations Convention Against Torture. The extended use of solitary severely affects all prisoners’ mental health, making re-entry to society all the more difficult. For those with pre-existing mental conditions, such consequences are even worse,” says Bonnie Kerness, Prison Watch Coordinator for AFSC.
In this powerful collection of voices from solitary, people currently or formerly held in isolation vividly describe their conditions and their daily lives. They also write about how they struggle to keep mind, body, and soul together in an environment that is designed to break them down. Many also analyze the political, economic, and social forces that shape their torturous situation. The collection also includes some stunning artwork and poetry.
A PDF of the manual is available online at the following link: http://www.afsc.org/document/survivors-manual-surviving-solitary. Copies can also be purchased for $3 each at the following site: http://www.quakerbooks.org/survivors_manual.php.
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Torture in U.S. Prisons? Historic Senate Hearing Takes Up Solitary Confinement’s Devastating Toll (democracynow.org)
New Video: “Solitary Confinement: the Season of Sorrow” Video (inprisonedwomen.wordpress.com)
VOICES from SOLITARY (faktensucher.wordpress.com)
Exonerated Prisoners Testify on Solitary Confinement (incaseofinnocence.wordpress.com)
Russell Maroon Shoats – More than twenty years in solitary confinement (moorbey.wordpress.com)


There is massive and growing outrage across Canada against plans by the Trudeau government to give $10 million dollars in taxpayer money to confessed terrorist Omar Khadr. As I noted yesterday, “In 2002, Omar Khadr was captured by U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. Khadr was accused of throwing a grenade and killing Christopher Speer – a U.S….…

via NATIONWIDE OUTRAGE Over Trudeau’s $10 Million Payment To Omar Khadr — Spencer Fernando

London Wimbledon bosses ban Jeremy Corbyn chanting — Dear Kitty. Some blog

This satiric 3 July 2017 video from Wimbledon tennis court in London, England says about itself: CLIFF RICHARD SINGS ‘OH JEREMY CORBYN‘ AT WIMBLEDON Actually, it is video of decades ago at Wimbledon, when it rained, there was no tennis and Sir Cliff Richard started singing; with the sound of recent pro-Jeremy Corbyn chanting superimposed. […]

via London Wimbledon bosses ban Jeremy Corbyn chanting — Dear Kitty. Some blog

Clinics in China are still promising they can turn LGBTQ people straight—and that’s a problem — Fusion |Humansinshadow Blog

Conversion therapy has been widely debunked around the world. But it still takes place in China where tradition and laws discriminate against LGBTQ people. Fusion gained exclusive access to a man who sought the therapy, sued the company when it didn’t work, and later went undercover to show the practices these clinics offer.

via Clinics in China are still promising they can turn LGBTQ people straight—and that’s a problem — Fusion

: Deutschlands erste Imamin gründete liberale Moschee und bekommt nun Morddrohungen http://www.focus.de/7270939 via @focusonline

: Deutschlands erste Imamin gründete liberale Moschee und bekommt nun Morddrohungen http://www.focus.de/7270939 via @focusonline