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AGelbert:
Movie Trailers That Spark Activism from ‘Iolani School’s 7th Graders

Posted by Katie-Jay on Monday, October 20, 2014


A BIG mahalo to ‘Iolani School world geography teacher Mr. Epstein and his talented 7th graders. After Gabriel, KTJ, and Sara-Christine of Team i-ACT brought Camp Darfur to the ‘Iolani campus, Mr. Epstein and students went the extra mile to spark social awareness by using tools – like iMovie – to create short trailers to get the message across that WE (you and I) are the ones who can bring about change and hope for the defenseless victims of genocide.

Please take the time to view and experience all 7 short trailers below.  Each are different.  Some use the same music and photos, some have original content captured via smartphones, but each trailer has astonishing facts that will take your breath away. WARNING: Some of the images may be inappropriate for children due to the disturbing historical events captured on film, but each piece was created by ‘Iolani students with the intention of bringing the dark side of genocide to the attention of their peers, in order for them to understand that genocide and mass atrocities are STILL occurring and should never have to be experienced by anyone. 


What do you think? Which video resonates with you the most? Do you have a favorite video that compels you to act to end genocide?  Is there a particular video that made you realize how cruel and disgusting humans can be to other humans?  Vote below – the students of ‘Iolani School and Team i-ACT would love to hear what is effective. And the 7th grade production team with the most votes at the end of this month (October) will receive the infamous “Humanity Before Politics” t-shirts.  Mahalo!    

Short but RIVETING videos at link:  :o

http://stopgenocidenow.org/blog/2014/10/movie-trailers-spark-activism-iolani-schools-7th-graders/

AGelbert:

FEB 20, 2018 TD ORIGINALS

The World Will Not Mourn the Decline of U.S.
Hegemony
By Paul Street


SNIPPET:

That Trump murders with less sophistication, outward moral restraint and credible claim to embody enlightened Western values and multilateral commitment than Obama did is perhaps preferable to some degree. It is better for empire to be exposed in its full and ugly nakedness, to speed its overdue demise.


The U.S. is not just the top menace only to peace on Earth. It is also the leading threat to personal privacy (as was made clearer than ever by the Edward Snowden revelations), to democracy (the U.S. funds and equips repressive regimes around the world) and to a livable global natural environment (thanks in no small part to its role as headquarters of global greenhouse gassing and petro-capitalist 🐉🦕 🦖 climate denial 🦀).

Full article detailing the several bloody and cruel genocides the USA perpetrated for empire from 1945 until now:

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/world-will-not-mourn-decline-u-s-hegemony/

AGelbert:



March 9, 2018

Saudi Prince 😈 Visits UK as Britain 🦀 Boosts Murderous Arms Sales ☠️
The UK gave a royal welcome to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as Saudi Arabia wages a bloody war in Yemen. Analyst Ali al-Ahmed says the British government is making the humanitarian catastrophe even worse

https://youtu.be/JkZ39mgAAwU
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=21298

AGelbert:


Trump 🦀 Is Running a War Crime Recycling Program
Thursday, March 29, 2018

By Rebecca Gordon, TomDispatch | News Analysis

SNIPPET:

Indeed, Secretary of Defense James ("Mad Dog") Mattis has said that the president has the right to lock up anyone identified as a "combatant" in our forever wars, well, forever. In 2016, he assured the Senate Armed Services Committee that any detainee who "has signed up with this enemy" -- no matter where "the president, the commander-in-chief, sends us" to fight -- should know that he will be a "prisoner until the war is over." In other words, since the war on terror will never end, anyone the US captures in Afghanistan, Iraq, Niger, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, or elsewhere will face the possibility of spending the rest of his life in Guantánamo.

Recycling War Criminals 🐍

Speaking of Mattis and war crimes, there's already plenty of blood on his hands. He earned that "Mad Dog" sobriquet while commanding the US Marines who twice in 2004 laid siege to Fallujah. During those sieges, American forces sealed that Iraqi city off so no one could leave, attacked marked ambulances and aid workers, shot women, children, and an ambulance driver, killed almost 6,000 civilians outright, displaced 200,000 more, and destroyed 75% of the city with bombs and other munitions. The civilian toll was vastly disproportionate to any possible military objective -- itself the definition of a war crime.

One of the uglier aspects of that battle was the use of white phosphorus, an incendiary munition. Phosphorus ignites spontaneously when exposed to air. If bits of that substance attach to human beings, as long as there's oxygen to combine with the phosphorus, skin and flesh burn away, sometimes right into the bone. Use of white phosphorus as an anti-personnel weapon is forbidden under the Chemical Weapons Convention, which the US has signed.

In Iraq, Mattis also saw to it that charges would be dropped against soldiers responsible for murdering civilians in the city of Haditha. In a well-documented 2005 massacre -- a reprisal for a roadside bomb -- American soldiers shot 24 unarmed men, women, and children at close range. As the convening authority for the subsequent judicial hearing, Mattis dismissed the murder charges against all the soldiers accused of that atrocity.

Mattis is hardly the only slightly used war criminal in the Trump administration.

Full article:

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/44006-trump-is-running-a-war-crime-recycling-program

AGelbert:
March 31, 2018

Israel Massacres Unarmed Gaza Protesters, Shooting 773 with Live Ammunition
The Israeli military brutally crushed a protest on the Gaza border led by tens of thousands of Palestinians, killing 16 and injuring 1,400. Journalist Max Blumenthal speaks of Israel's suffocating blockade of the strip and the biased media reporting on the "Great Return March."


https://youtu.be/GE2qWjY4-MM


April 11, 2018

Why is Israel so Threatened by Unarmed Gaza Protesters? (Part 1/2)

Despite the mounting Palestinian death toll, mass protests continue in the Gaza Strip. Why is Israel using lethal force on unarmed protesters? TRNN's Shir Hever explains why nonviolent protest is infuriating the Israeli government

https://youtu.be/Y4S9IGUDiSE
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=21550


April 20, 2018

Israeli Forces Kill 4 Palestinians, Injure 40 on Israel's Independence Day
Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip continue to demonstrate even though they know they put their lives at risk because life in the "cage" that is Gaza is intolerable, says Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada

https://youtu.be/cU5Bdc134yg

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