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tw-koreanhistory:

Gone In 41 Seconds — Police Quick to Kill Korean Artist

Feb 24, 2008

LA HABRA, Calif. — On the afternoon of December 31, 2007, two police officers encountered Michael Cho in the parking lot of a liquor store in La Habra, a small, generally quiet city in Orange County, California. It didn’t take long for the meeting to go bad. After less than a minute the officers unleashed a barrage of bullets on the 25-year-old artist, ending his life - and setting off an ongoing cascade of protests across Southern California’s Korean American community.

Computerized police logs obtained by New America Media suggest the officers quickly turned to deadly force when they confronted Cho, whom they suspected of vandalism. According to the Computer Automated Transcript documenting the incident, at 2:04 p.m. the cops contacted their dispatcher to say they’d located Cho. “Out with the subject near the liquor store,” the transcript reads. Just 41 seconds later they radioed dispatch again, this time saying they’d shot the suspect and now needed paramedics to attend to him. “Shot fired, Suspect down, Medics requested,” reads the transcript. In the aftermath of the killing, Cho’s family has publicly condemned the department, saying the officers rushed to shoot Cho, rather than using less lethal tools like pepper spray or Taser stun guns to subdue him.

“The police killed my son like a dog,” Cho’s mother, Honglan Cho, recently told the La Habra City Council. According to Shelly Lynn Kaufman, an attorney for the Cho family, the fusillade of bullets left ten holes in his body.

Read More: http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=ad58d8b8031a47854d3676200f5c5be5 

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bionicniall:

Coahuila on Monday became the first Mexican state to formally approve gay marriage through its legislature.
Lawmakers approved 40 changes to the state’s civil code that will extend all marital rights to gay couples, including adoption and social security.
The changes were passed by 19 votes to three and could come into effect as early as next week.
Leftist congressman Samuel Acevedo, who proposed the changes in March, told journalists the change was ‘a great step forward.’
He said, ‘What’s important is that we changed the traditional system of marriage.’ The definition of marriage has been changed from ‘a union between a man and a woman with the aim of procreation’ to ‘a union between two people with the possibility of procreation or adoption.’
Acevedo said he faced opposition from conservative groups, including the Catholic church.
'The way the law worked before, it infringed on the rights of homosexual people and now they will get their rights … everything which comes with marriage,' he said.
The governor of Coahuila also backed the vote and congratulated the state congress on Twitter.
Coahuila was also the first state to legalize civil unions for gay couples in 2007.
Gay marriage laws in Mexico fall under state leglisation. Mexico City, which is not a state, legalized gay marriage in 2009 and gay marriages have been taking place in Quintana Roo state, where the civil code is gender neutral.
- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/coahuila-becomes-first-mexico-state-legalize-gay-marriage030914#sthash.PmPCPygC.dpuf

bionicniall:

Coahuila on Monday became the first Mexican state to formally approve gay marriage through its legislature.

Lawmakers approved 40 changes to the state’s civil code that will extend all marital rights to gay couples, including adoption and social security.

The changes were passed by 19 votes to three and could come into effect as early as next week.

Leftist congressman Samuel Acevedo, who proposed the changes in March, told journalists the change was ‘a great step forward.’

He said, ‘What’s important is that we changed the traditional system of marriage.’ The definition of marriage has been changed from ‘a union between a man and a woman with the aim of procreation’ to ‘a union between two people with the possibility of procreation or adoption.’

Acevedo said he faced opposition from conservative groups, including the Catholic church.

'The way the law worked before, it infringed on the rights of homosexual people and now they will get their rights … everything which comes with marriage,' he said.

The governor of Coahuila also backed the vote and congratulated the state congress on Twitter.

Coahuila was also the first state to legalize civil unions for gay couples in 2007.

Gay marriage laws in Mexico fall under state leglisation. Mexico City, which is not a state, legalized gay marriage in 2009 and gay marriages have been taking place in Quintana Roo state, where the civil code is gender neutral.

- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/coahuila-becomes-first-mexico-state-legalize-gay-marriage030914#sthash.PmPCPygC.dpuf

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thepeoplesrecord:

9,600 Gaza students will not attend school at start of academic yearSeptember 14, 2014
Around 9,600 students would not be able to start the new academic year in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, a United Nations agency has said.
This is particularly so because Palestinian families – whose homes were destroyed during Israel’s latest war on the Gaza Strip – have come to seek refuge at three Gaza schools and refuse to leave those schools, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) added late on Saturday.
UNRWA spokesman Adnan Abu Hasna told Anadolu Agency that the three schools are located in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun, noting that the schools would not welcome their students for the new academic year, which will start on Sunday, because displaced Gazans are refusing to leave.
He added that this means that the 9,600 students enrolled in these three schools would not be able to start their academic year on Sunday.
The Palestinian Education Ministry said earlier that the new academic year would start in Gaza on September 14.
The academic year should have started in the Palestinian enclave – home to 1.9 million people – earlier, but it had to be delayed because of Israel’s offensive on it.
The 51-day offensive had come to an end on August 26 by a cease-fire deal that was signed by the Palestinians and Israel in Cairo.
The war left 2,156 Gazans dead and more than 11,000 others injured.
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thepeoplesrecord:

9,600 Gaza students will not attend school at start of academic year
September 14, 2014

Around 9,600 students would not be able to start the new academic year in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, a United Nations agency has said.

This is particularly so because Palestinian families – whose homes were destroyed during Israel’s latest war on the Gaza Strip – have come to seek refuge at three Gaza schools and refuse to leave those schools, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) added late on Saturday.

UNRWA spokesman Adnan Abu Hasna told Anadolu Agency that the three schools are located in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun, noting that the schools would not welcome their students for the new academic year, which will start on Sunday, because displaced Gazans are refusing to leave.

He added that this means that the 9,600 students enrolled in these three schools would not be able to start their academic year on Sunday.

The Palestinian Education Ministry said earlier that the new academic year would start in Gaza on September 14.

The academic year should have started in the Palestinian enclave – home to 1.9 million people – earlier, but it had to be delayed because of Israel’s offensive on it.

The 51-day offensive had come to an end on August 26 by a cease-fire deal that was signed by the Palestinians and Israel in Cairo.

The war left 2,156 Gazans dead and more than 11,000 others injured.

Source

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hiyuck:

karadin:

An Indiana mother recently accompanied her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend to one of Indiana’s Planned Parenthood clinics, but they unwittingly walked into a so-called “crisis pregnancy center” run by an anti-abortion group, one that shared a parking lot with the real Planned Parenthood clinic and was designed expressly to lure Planned Parenthood patients and deceive them.

The group took down the girl’s confidential personal information and told her to come back for her appointment, which they said would be in their “other office” (the real Planned Parenthood office nearby). When she arrived for her appointment, not only did the Planned Parenthood staff have no record of her, but the police were there. The “crisis pregnancy center” had called them, claiming that a minor was being forced to have an abortion against her will.

The “crisis pregnancy center” staff then proceeded to wage a campaign of intimidation and harassment over the following days, showing up at the girl’s home and calling her father’s workplace. Planned Parenthood’s clinic director reports that the girl was “scared to death to leave her house.”They even went to her school and urged classmates to pressure her not to have an abortion.

The anti-choice movement is setting up these “crisis pregnancy centers” across the country. Some of them have neutral-sounding names and run ads that falsely promise the full range of reproductive health services, but they dispense anti-choice propaganda and intimidation instead. And according to a recent article in The New York Times, there are currently more of these centers in the U.S. than there are actual abortion providers. What’s more, these centers have received $60 million in government grants. They’re being funded by our tax dollars.

http://www.ppaction.org/ 
Planned Parenthood Action Fund, 24 April 2006

[Emphasis mine. Hear that folks? We are funding terrorists with our tax dollars. The fact that this is legal is absolutely mind-blowing. And when we dare complain, they cry about how they’re being persecuted and censored unfairly, and we’re infringing on their freedom of speech. No, just no. This should not be fucking allowed.]

ETA: Some people in the notes were wondering about the veracity of this story so I found the original source (the citation above was all that was given at the website I got this from). Here’s some more quotes from the original story:

We [Planned Parenthood] have obtained permission to share some of the remarks the patient and her family wrote soon after their encounter with the CPC.

"I have been getting phone calls [from the CPC volunteer] at home and on my cell phone, and they came to my work… saying ‘we will come get you and throw you in a car and take you to a place that is safe.’  I made my decision [to have an abortion].  Even though I had talked to [the CPC person] before, she has no right to be giving out information about me [and my family].  They need to quit harassing me and my family and loved ones.  They have come to my home banging on my door and non-stop calling me.  I have heard racial comments about my boyfriend [and me].  They keep yelling my name, my mother’s, and my boyfriend’s.  They have no right giving out my information, and they need to respect my and my boyfriend’s decision. … They are trying to trap me but this is my decision and no person has forced me and I would like them to stop harassing me, my family, my boyfriend, and my work."

Her mother added:

"These people have given [our personal contact] information to someone at [my daughter’s] school.  Now it seems even the students know certain things and are giving my daughter and her boyfriend a hard time as well.  Also, the faculty has heard things, too.  These people [the CPC personnel] have been standing outside Planned Parenthood yelling obscenities at all who enter.  My daughter’s, her boyfriend’s, and my name have been yelled out for all to hear."

ETA #2: You might also be interested in this post I did awhile ago on more recent investigations of CPCs and their deceptive tactics.

Denying a teenage girl her bodily and mental autonomy, harassing herself, her family and friends, stalking her, sharing her private contact information, making racist comments, threatening to kidnap her, and using intimidation and manipulation to force their beliefs on those who disagree. This is the anti-abortion movement when you give it money and power.  How very “”“pro-life”“”.

This has nothing to do with ‘pro-life’ and everything to do with ‘anti-women’ 

This is so sickening.

reverseracism

[Image that says:
Effects of racism on white children: 
-Denial of reality-Rationalization-Rigid thinking-Superiority-Fear and hatred
Effect of racism on children of color:
-Overidentification with white people-Separation and alienation -Confusion and bewilderment-Rejection-Shame-Anger and Rage
Roots & Wings: Affirming Culture in Early Childhood Programs, writtem by Stacey York, published by Redleaf Press, 2003.]

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Effects of racism on white children: 

-Denial of reality
-Rationalization
-Rigid thinking
-Superiority
-Fear and hatred

Effect of racism on children of color:

-Overidentification with white people
-Separation and alienation 
-Confusion and bewilderment
-Rejection
-Shame
-Anger and Rage

Roots & Wings: Affirming Culture in Early Childhood Programs, writtem by Stacey York, published by Redleaf Press, 2003.]