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  2. Number of journalists killed on the job in 2018 rises WWW.ALJAZEERA.COM IFJ says 94 journalists and media workers died in targeted killings, bomb attacks and crossfire incidents this year. This is a sad development. For the first time in three years, the number of journalists killed while doing their job actually rose again in 2018. According to numbers released by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), 94 journalists and media workers died in targeted killings, bomb attacks, and crossfire incidents this year. This number includes 84 journalists, camera people and technicians as well as 10 media staff members. The most dangerous places to be a journalist in 2018 was Afghanistan, where 16 media workers lost their lives, and Mexico, where 11 media workers were killed.
  3. Check this out, a group of cops in Germany are being investigated for making racist death threats against a Turkish-German lawyer and her family. Apparently, they even signed their threat with "NSU 2.0", which is a reference to a German neo-nazi terror group which killed 10 people. Alleged German neo-Nazi police officers may have used law enforcement database to threaten people – ThinkProgress THINKPROGRESS.ORG The officers allegedly referenced an infamous terrorist group and threatened to "slaughter" a Turkish-German lawyer's child. I'm not really surprised by this, because just as the article notes, there are probably many, many more racist and even neo-nazi cops in Germany and elsewhere.
  4. Jerlene

    North Korean Cheerleaders

    I watched a clip of them at the Olympics. One of them cheered for someone they weren't supposed to, South Korea I believe, and another cheerleader told her to stop so she stopped and sat down. The whole thing was so mind boggling.
  5. Martin Shkreli jailed: 'Pharma Bro' sentenced to seven years for fraud Shkreli, convicted of securities fraud and conspiracy, sought leniency from the court after calling the trial a ‘witch-hunt. Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/09/martin-shkreli-jail-sentence-how-long-pharma-bro-court-trial
  6. 'Attacks and killings': human rights activists at growing risk, study claims Research shows 34% rise in attacks against campaigners defending land, environment and labour rights in the face of corporate activity. Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/mar/09/human-rights-activists-growing-risk-attacks-and-killings-study-claims
  7. The leader and deputy leader of far-right group Britain First have been found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment, BBC News reports. Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-43320121
  8. That's true @Sanjo but then again, most people would look smarter and more sophisticated next to Trump. What's interesting though is that when the Swedish prime minister was asked what kind of similarities the two shared, Löfven said that "we both come from outside politics, into politics." But while Trump talks a lot about not being a rich elitist (like those other politicians), despite that his background and behavior clearly shows otherwise, the Swedish prime minister has a real "blue collar" background. Löfven has no university education and is a welder by background. He's a real working man that, as you said, looked and behaved more respectful, educated, and sophisticated compared to Trump. If Trump actually had any kind of self-awareness I bet he would be fuming after that meeting and press conference.
  9. I watched that and it seemed Lofven has a better understanding of the English language than Trump. Lofven sounded respectful, educated, and looked more sophisticated compared to Trump. Good job Mr. prime minister.
  10. Swedish prime minister, Stefan Löfven, criticizes US President Donald Trump's tariff proposal while standing right next to Trump at a press conference. Sweden's prime minister takes a shot at Trump's tariffs while standing right next to Trump, Business Insider reports. Watch the video: ThinkProgress has more on this: Swedish prime minister criticizes Trump’s tariff proposal right in front of him Also this: Trump responded by saying tariffs would be imposed in a "loving, loving way." Say what!? I'm just happy our prime minister didn't make a complete fool of himself.
  11. The Florida school shooter hated blacks, latinos, jews and muslims. Group chat messages show school shooter obsessed with race, violence and guns "In a private Instagram group chat, confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz repeatedly espoused racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views and displayed an obsession with violence and guns."
  12. I wouldn't be surprised if he was part of a neo-nazi group or holds similar beliefs.
  13. The suspect in the horrific Florida school shooting could have been a member of a "white nationalist" group, it leader said before denying it. Florida shooting: Leader of white nationalist group confirms suspect was member of his organisation before appearing to deny it "The suspect in a Florida school shooting may have been a member of a white supremacist group, with the organisation's leader casting doubt on the association after affirming it."
  14. It seems to me that Trump bases his views of a countries value or lack thereof, on its women. Whom he sees as a resource to plunder whenever he chooses or sees fit. He loves for example, most European countries... particular Eastern European countries because he's already been married to two women from those nations. Ivanna and now Melania.
  15. This should stop....every human being deserves to live and have the right to life. The Rohingyan's have been neglected for a long time and to think that they had not done anything wrong they don't deserve this inhumane act. ASEAN and the UN should do something about it, before it's too late.
  16. Related news story from Reuters: Massacre in Myanmar: One grave for 10 Rohingya men Just horrible!
  17. I love it when they make a public appearance together because Melania seriously seems to despise Trump.
  18. daggy24

    North Korean Cheerleaders

    The whole thing is definitely interesting to watch but I wonder if it will actually lead to any diplomatic relations between NK and SK that are relevant or helpful to the world or if this is just North Korea trying to build relationships without actually changing their behavior. I know that Trump thinks his strong words are forcing the North Koreans to "bend" and reach out to the south but there are so many other factors at play, and I'm pretty sure NK isn't giving up those nukes any time soon. This seems like their really socially awkward way of being like "LOOK guys, we have athletes and cheerleaders. Our country is just fine!" and ignoring the fact that they continue to antagonize.
  19. kgord

    North Korean Cheerleaders

    Kim's sister did not look like a nice person. I saw her at the games. Well what do you expect? Anyway, the world knows about North Korea. They can cheer all they want. Everyone knows about their evil oppression of their own people.
  20. "North Korea’s squad of parka-wearing cheerleaders has grabbed early headlines at the PyeongChang Olympics as part of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s charm offensive North and South Korean athletes marched under a unification flag during the Opening Ceremonies. Kim Yo Jong, Kim Jong Un’s sister, had lunch with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the executive Blue House. Kim Yo Jong invited Moon to visit North Korea after the Games." https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2018/02/10/north-korea-sent-cheerleaders-to-the-olympics-heres-what-theyre-saying/?utm_term=.5b76f1625c49
  21. He's a huge hypocrite as well. He complained about unskilled workers coming to the US but being classified as "skilled workers" for doing useless jobs. One such person? His wife, who got a visa to come here and be a model. It's acceptable to him because she is attractive, white, and has had sex with him at least enough times to create the child. He moved Melania's parents to the US and apparently they haven't really learned to speak English so well (I read this in an article which claimed that Barron speaks two languages to be able to communicate with his grandparents) But he maligns immigrants from pretty much everywhere else as 'criminals' who cant assimilate and bring too many family members. Go figure....
  22. Sure, but there have been several successful reconciliation processes that have resulted in peace between two parties after a violent and prolonged conflict. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is no different IMO. After all, it's in both parties best interest to come together and work towards a common state and life.
  23. That will never happen, there is just too much hate between Palestinians and Israelis.
  24. True! Its almost as if the major players in the world don't have any say in this issue but they're actually the ones benefiting from it. Heck, the middle east countries, considering that they aren't being manipulated by external sources, they'd have been very rich a long time ago and there'd be no need for their citizens to be feeling from their countries. Lets not also forget the situation in Myanmar. It seems that these people have already been long forgotten sad to say.
  25. This is a huge tragedy. Hopefully the Pakistani government too can find a way to improve services and create jobs for it's people so they don't have to risk their lives to just to live a decent life.
  26. Well, you would expect an entity like the UN to condemn these type of comments. To be fair, after reading the article, it seems like majority of these UN nations are African nations, fair enough but it's not a unanimous UN declaration by any means. I'm sure however that beyond those African nations, people around the world feel the same.

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