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  • Calls to remove 'racist' Gandhi statue in Leicester

    06/13/2020 12:46:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 6/12/2020
    A petition to remove a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Leicester has received nearly 5,000 signatures. The online petition accuses the Indian independence campaigner of being "a fascist, racist and sexual predator". Last year, students from Manchester called for a similar statue of Gandhi to be removed because of his "well-documented anti-black racism". Leicester East MP Claudia Webbe called the petition a "massive distraction" from the Black Lives Matter movement. The Labour politician said Gandhi "was part of creating a movement in the same way that Martin Luther King created a movement". "His form of peaceful protest, like Black Lives...
  • Biden: ‘George Floyd Bigger than MLK’ [semi-satire]

    06/13/2020 11:27:09 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 June 2020 | John Semmens
    In a desperate bid to atone for his previous words and deeds that many are now criticizing as racist, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden asserted that “the murder of George Floyd has had a bigger impact on the world than the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King. King ignored the importance of race. He preached that character was more important than skin color. As events subsequent to his death have shown, he was wrong. Putting character ahead of color is white thinking. Nothing is more important than skin color. Fortunately, the murder of Floyd has brought this truth to light.”...
  • Defacement of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue a ‘disgrace’, says Trump

    06/09/2020 10:13:48 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 10 replies
    The Hindu ^ | June 9, 2020 | PTI
    The defacement of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue by unknown miscreants was a “disgrace , U.S. President Donald Trump has said, days after it was vandalised with graffiti and spray painting during the nationwide protests against the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd. The statue, which is across the road from the Indian Embassy, was vandalised on the intervening night of June 2 and 3, prompting the Indian embassy to register a complaint with the local law enforcement agencies.
  • The Book That Incited a Worldwide Fear of Overpopulation ‘The Population Bomb’ made dire predictions—and triggered a wave of repression around the world

    03/12/2020 7:06:30 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 53 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | January 2018 | Charles C. Mann
    As 1968 began, Paul Ehrlich was an entomologist at Stanford University, known to his peers for his groundbreaking studies of the co-evolution of flowering plants and butterflies but almost unknown to the average person. That was about to change. In May, Ehrlich released a quickly written, cheaply bound paperback, The Population Bomb. Initially it was ignored. But over time Ehrlich’s tract would sell millions of copies and turn its author into a celebrity. It would become one of the most influential books of the 20th century—and one of the most heatedly attacked. The first sentence set the tone: “The battle...
  • Gandhi Is Deeply Revered, But His Attitudes On Race And Sex Are Under Scrutiny

    10/02/2019 11:59:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | October 2, 2019 | Sushmita Pathak
    When Martin Luther King Jr. visited the villa in Mumbai, India, where Mohandas Gandhi stayed in the 1920s, he had a special request: He wanted to spend the night in Gandhi's bedroom. ........................................................ Now, six decades later, many black Africans are calling Gandhi a racist. #MeToo activists are questioning his sexual practices. Hindu nationalists are rejecting Gandhi's vision of a pluralistic India that is strengthened by diversity.
  • Modi promises inclusive India after stunning election win (Trump harbinger)

    05/23/2019 6:21:00 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/22/19 | Alasdair Pal, Mayank Bhardwaj 7 MIN READ
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to unite the country on Thursday after a big election win, with his party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security. Official data from the Election Commission showed Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead in 300 of the 542 seats being contested, up from the 282 it won in 2014 and more than the 272 seats needed for a majority in the lower house of parliament. That would give it the first back-to-back majority for a single party since 1984. “Together...
  • 'Racist' Gandhi statue removed from University of Ghana

    12/13/2018 2:20:50 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    BBC ^ | December 13, 2018
    A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the famed Indian independence leader, has been removed from a university campus in Ghana's capital, Accra. University of Ghana lecturers began a petition for its removal shortly after it was unveiled in 2016 by India's former President Pranab Mukherjee. The petition said Gandhi was "racist" and African heroes should be put first. In the wake of the row, Ghana's government at the time said the statue would be relocated. Lecturers and students told the BBC that the statue, originally located at the university's recreational quadrangle, had been removed on Wednesday. The university confirmed this, saying...
  • I Like Your Christ but Not Your Christians? (When We Understand The Text)

    12/10/2018 7:53:33 PM PST · by OddLane · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/10/18 | WWUT
    Why we shouldn't take our moral cues or understanding of Christianity from Gandhi.
  • CNN Commentator Calls For The Destruction Of Israel. Will Liberals Rebuke Him?

    11/28/2018 6:25:52 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 28 Nov 2018 | David Marcus
    Marc Lamont Hill used terrorist language to call for the destruction of Israel. Now he denies it. The truth is evident. Will the left accept it? Progressive CNN contributor and Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill significantly moved the goal posts regarding America’s position towards Israel. Speaking at the United Nations today, he used a line that Hamas and other terrorist organizations have used for years. He said that justice requires a “free Palestine, from the river to the sea.” For many years, this phrase has been the central mantra of those who wish to wipe Israel from the map....
  • CNN commentator calls for elimination of Israel, endorses violent Palestinian ‘resistance’

    11/28/2018 4:52:03 PM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 28, 2018 | Philip Klein
    CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill, in a Wednesday speech to the United Nations, called for violent resistance against Israel and advocated expanding Palestine “from the river to the sea,” a phrase used by those who believe that Israel should be eliminated. Hill, who has a long history of anti-Semitism, made the remarks at a U.N. event commemorating the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. He said the international community should boycott Israel and allow Palestinians more space to engage in violence against the Jewish state, arguing that violence was also employed to end “American apartheid.” "Tactics otherwise divergent...
  • Ghana will remove Gandhi statue from main university because of his 'alleged racism'

    10/07/2016 7:26:37 AM PDT · by tekrat · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/7/2016 | Tim Cocks
    Ghana will move a statue of Mahatma Gandhi from its main university because of his "alleged past racist comments", the foreign ministry said, while paying tribute to Gandhi's role as a civil rights leader. A group of lecturers and students began campaigning for the Indian nationalist leader's statue to be removed shortly after it was installed at the university in June as a symbol of friendship between Ghana and India. They argue that Gandhi made comments that were racist about Africans and that statues on the Accra campus should be of African heroes. In a statement late on Thursday, the...
  • Book says Hillary talks to dead: First lady acknowledged 'imaginary' chats.

    08/20/2016 9:47:53 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 1996
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton held imaginary conversations with Eleanor Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi as a therapeutic release, according to a new book written by Bob Woodward, says a report in Sunday's edition of The Chicago Sun-Times. The first lady declined a personal adviser's suggestion that she address Jesus Christ, however, because it would be "too personal," according to Woodward's book, "The Choice." The book, which is still to be published, takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Clintons, as well as Bob and Elizabeth Dole. Woodward says the adviser was Jean Houston, co-director of the Foundation for...
  • Some Black Preachers Embrace Homosexuality

    08/01/2005 6:40:25 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 41 replies · 1,662+ views
    AP ^ | 8/1/05 | David B. Caruso
    The words that the Rev. James A. Forbes chose to share with the roomful of black gay and lesbian faithful might have come straight from the civil rights struggles of the 1960s. Forbes reminded his listeners that discrimination has no place in this world and urged them to lay down the notion put forward by some black ministers that they are less favored by God. "Your job is to get up every day and be grateful to God for your DNA," Forbes said. "It took an artist divine to make this design!" Forbes, senior minister at the Riverside Church, was...
  • India has stood as beacon for the world since 1947, says John Kerry

    08/14/2015 11:39:40 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 41 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Friday, August 14, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Commemorating the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel ahead of India's 69th Independence Day, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said India has stood as a beacon for the world. - John Kerry AFP photo Washington - Commemorating the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel ahead of India's 69th Independence Day, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said India has stood as a beacon for the world. "Since 1947, India has stood as a beacon for the world, as an economic power that prides innovation, as a resilient...
  • Preserving the Truth Behind Gandhi’s Murder

    07/04/2015 11:01:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Hindu ^ | HARI NARAYAN
    BEYOND DOUBT — A Dossier on Gandhi’s Assassination: Compiled by Teesta Setalvad; Tulika Books, 35 A/1 (ground floor), Shahpur Jat, New Delhi-110049. Rs. 450. TOPICS books and literature history books June 25, 1934 has got a curious connection to the three shots fired at around 5:10 pm on the fateful Friday of January 30, 1948, shots that would go on to silence the life of a 79-year-old frail but resolute Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. For it was on that day, while on a visit to Pune, that Gandhiji witnessed the first of six attempts on his life, the sixth of which...
  • Gallup: Bush is the most admired man in the world; Hillary most admired woman

    12/29/2004 6:39:12 PM PST · by Nascardude · 44 replies · 2,091+ views
    George W. Bush Is Most Admired Man in 2004 Hillary Clinton tops list of most admired women; Oprah Winfrey a close second by Joseph Carroll GALLUP NEWS SERVICE PRINCETON, NJ -- President George W. Bush tops Gallup's annual survey of the "most admired man" for the fourth year in a row. Hillary Clinton leads the most admired woman list, with Oprah Winfrey close behind. Republicans and Democrats differ significantly in their views of this year's most admirable men and women. Republicans overwhelmingly say the president is the most admired man, and also name first lady Laura Bush and national security...
  • Jesse Jackson Praises 'Sister Hillary' Despite Slurs

    01/13/2005 8:32:34 AM PST · by sr4402 · 37 replies · 2,230+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005 11:08 a.m. EST | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson praised New York Sen. Hillary Clinton yesterday as "Sister Hillary," after Clinton cited his efforts to overturn the presidential election by challenging the Electoral College vote in Ohio. Speaking at his annual Wall Street Project fundraiser, Jackson said "Sister Hillary" had been an important ally in his fight for those "traumatized by what happened to us as a people and a nation in Ohio." He called Clinton "a light in dark places," who has "stood on the right side of history," according to quotes picked up by the New York Sun. The praise for Clinton came...
  • DFU SONG: It's Been So Nice to Be with You (so nice that you're a Jew - Hillary's FJB song)

    04/13/2007 9:20:11 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies · 344+ views
    DFU News of the Day in Song ^ | 4-2007 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    Now that Imus has apologized, it is finally time for Hillary to stop denying the story and apologize to Paul Fray for screaming at him that he was an "FJB". Fray has two witnesses to the even and he passed a lie detector test. He was not out to get Hillary and said that he would have voted for her had he lived in New York. He simply wanted to tell the truth. Trooper Larry Patterson has five witnesses who can speak to Hillary's use of ethnic and racial slurs. Perhaps he will eventually bring them forward. MIDI - NICE...
  • I’m overweight, and I hoard things: Hillary goes human in lead up to 2016 while showcasing herself

    02/25/2015 5:21:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/25/15 | Francesca Chambers
    I’m overweight, and I hoard things: Hillary goes human in lead up to 2016 while showcasing herself as a mom and grandma Hillary Clinton, who has in past had trouble talking about her wealth and life experiences, is intensifying an effort to humanize herself to likely voters. Clinton has increasingly made mention of her roles as both a mother and grandmother in remarks, framing her public policies in the context of the hardships she dealt with while raising only child Chelsea and the hopes and fears she has about the world her granddaughter Charlotte will inhabit. During a Tuesday speech...
  • THE REAL HILLARY CLINTON: Episode #1 - Paul Fray, F****** Jew B*st*rd

    12/21/2002 4:25:58 PM PST · by doug from upland · 32 replies · 7,024+ views
    the Internet | 12-21-02 | dfu
    NOTE: the survival of our Republic is threatened by two things -- fundamentalist Islamic terrorists and Hillary Rodham Clinton. President Bush is leading the fight against the terrorists. It is up to those of us who know the real Hillary Clinton to lead the fight against her. We must shine the light of truth on this dangerous woman so that all Americans may know the real Hillary. #1 in a series. Hillary Clinton has again shown to be a liar without conscience. The following is from the New York Post during the 2000 Senate campaign against Rick Lazio. Hillary Accuser...