Thanks for signing the petition – now will you ask your friends and family to add their own names?


It’s vital we show Kemi Badenoch that disparities in maternal health are unacceptable. I’ve just signed the petition, will you help spread the word and sign too? https://act.38degrees.org.uk/act/fix-black-maternal-health-now?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blast2023-05-02

Sudan: UK sends military team as it weighs evacuation options – BBC News


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-65378185

Now the evacuation of UK Nationals has commenced.

Many will say about time, but it has to be done when success is more guaranteed, for success is never guaranteed.

When planning it can’t be done in full sight, ideally in no sight at all. To do it, it has to be done within ‘Smoke and Mirrors’.

Any advance notice could well lead to disaster, which is always part of any equation.

It would not surprise me that UK Nationals were directed to issue misleading information, what we have been seeing and hearing. This is so that forces who could kill and injury UK Nationals don’t have advance warnings.

Will the operation be successful, well we all hope so. The event of surprise and unforeseen will be some advantage to improve success, but success is hoped for but not guaranteed.

I so hope all who wish to will be evacuated, but now it is wait and see.

Egyptian Lawyer Suing Netflix for Portraying Cleopatra as Black


Personally, I have no issues with a person’s colour for the colour is only
skin deep and it is the person themselves which is more of an interest to
myself. I look beyond the colour and endeavour to ascertain who the person is,
so then form my reasons for liking, disliking or being indifferent to the
person irrespective of their skin colour.

So, all the fixation on skin colour is abhorrent to me, but it takes all
sorts of people to make a World.

I also fail to understand the human nature to killing other beings for I
believe we are the only species that kills others for pleasure and not just for
resources to live.

Should you believe in the scientific creation of humans as opposed to the religious

then humans originated in Africa and assuming Africa was a hot climate, then it could

be that through the various form of evolution the first humans would have been a form

of dark colour, either a dark brown or black and the forms of lighter shades
and to some form of white were made over centuries due to climatic changes and
the body colours changing accordingly.

Today there are many diverse ranges of colour, with some takes actions to
change their colour for periods of time, persons being white and light skinned,
sunbathing to get a darker tan, then some persons of dark colour taking forms
of chemicals to create and lighter skin colour. Is sunbathing a belief that a
slightly darker skin gives a greater degree of good health perception, while
taking chemicals to obtain a lighter skin colour means a greater degree of
acceptability in assumed Society. Whatever, it is it is very confusing.

So, to relate more to the article, it could well be assumed that, if
Cleopatra was Greek she would have been more of an olive, slightly brown complexion
than being either white or black, but in reality does it make any sense what
colour she was, for Cleopatra as a person should be so much more important.

Is this Egyptian lawyer more concerned about Society reflections than the
actual colour of Cleopatra, as is so also for Netflix, than her real colour and
as I say is it really that so important?

In the World there are many so much more important issues to be concerned
with, the whole existance of Earth being the main one.

Why doesn’t this Egyptian lawyer and also Netflix concentrate more on
climate change, than the colour of Cleopatras skin, surely the existence of
everyone is so much more important.

Is it religion that is the more involved factor than skin colour, for
religion has over, many centuries caused more conflicts than many others. Even
in religion is the a skin colour conflict, for many Christians believe that
Christ was while or more white than any other colour, but if you believe in
Christ he was more likely slightly brown than white. Now is this down to the
Roman influence, who after years of degrading Christians, eventually took
Christianity as their religion hence the birth of Roman Catholicism.

In fact, why was there some many religious conflicts when in Christianity
there preaches a view of tolerance and turning the other cheek, which in many
instances Christians don’t.

We do, all need to learn to live with each other in peaceful existence and
in doing so all our lives will be so much better.

Source: Egyptian Lawyer Suing Netflix for Portraying Cleopatra as Black

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Netflix has caused a bit of controversy this week with its documentary about the legendary queen of Egypt by having her played by a Black actor. This is unhistorical, as the real Cleopatra was Greek, descended from Ptolemy, one of Alexander the Great’s generals. Ptolemy had set himself up as pharaoh after Alexander’s death. I’ve also heard the claim today that she also had red hair. There have been a number of posts by bloggers and vloggers across the Net showing that Netflix got it wrong. And now, apparently, an Egyptian lawyer is so angry about it and the threat it presents to Egyptian identity that he’s suing Netflix. He also wants the streaming service banned in Egypt because its content is contrary to Islam, and especially Egyptian Islam.

His argument is that the portrayal of Cleopatra as a woman of colour is Afrocentric, and derives from that ideology’s doctrine…

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I’ve spent 5 years researching the heroic life of Black musician Graham Jackson, but teaching his story could be illegal under laws in Florida and North Dakota


Jackson used his musical talents to overcome racial barriers in the United States. But telling Jackson’s story may not be legal under proposed laws restricting how race is taught.

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It is hoped that Society, Countries and the World will move forward, but as can be seen in many areas this is not so and many are moving backwards, Afghanistan for one and so it appears many parts of America.

Religion, cultures, racism, bigotry and more have a lot to answer for, for why not treat everyone to be equal for no one should be more equal than others.

In many instances power is the route of evil and is used to control others and not to respect their Human Rights.

Freedom requires the use of less power and to use power to restrict the Rights of others just show that those who believe in their own power to restrict others are really inadequate in many ways.

To restrict others is a great abuse of power and should be totally unlawful.

Source: I’ve spent 5 years researching the heroic life of Black musician Graham Jackson, but teaching his story could be illegal under laws in Florida and North Dakota

Ministers preparing to ditch NHS targets as patients face record delays for treatment – Mirror Online


The Tories have been accused of bringing the NHS close to collapse families needing GP appointments struggle for weeks to be seen and record numbers waiting for hospital treatment

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I don’t dispute this article and perhaps this form of privatisation is not the answer, but neither is the old-fashioned nationalisation we had prior to the prioritisation in 1994-1997.

I am old enough to remember the nationalised British Railways (1948), as I was born in 1949 and up to being 18 I and my family used the railways for every UK holiday we had as my father worked for British Railways and then for British Rail so we were entitled, as a family, free rail travel throughout the whole of the UK and also France and some other Europen countries, in fact, my father had free rail travel throughout the whole of Europe, while myself and my other mother had to pay a third of the costs, especially in Spain. For holidays in Europe we didn’t fly as in those days the ferries were owned jointly by the UK and French railway boards so we didn’t pay for cross channel ferries, except for what is known as a Port Tax, a tax ferries had to pay to dock at ports, which was, for passengers, including in the ferry costs charged to passengers and was not part of the free costs for railway employees.

In those days there was also a considerable lack of Government finance to invest in the railways so much of the rolling stock and infrastructure was outdated especially on the London Midland line from Sheffield to London. In fact, not until the privatisation of British Rail with the introduction of East Midland Railway did any new rolling stock arrive. Also, the Sheffield Midland Rail Station was considerably modernised and is now just known as Sheffield.

A much-needed passenger lift was installed as previously it was only a footbridge, which seriously impeded persons with disabilities who could only get to station platforms 2- 8 by using the goods lift, very far from desirable.

Yes, privatisation, while creating improvements in many ways could and should have been dealt with so much better, but is renationalisation the real answer, for, if it follows the last nationalisation then no, for that suffered from a serious lack of Government investment and the great decline in the Rail System in the UK. Whatever is to be done needs to be so much better but I have serious doubt that it will be for I have no faith in any UK government irrespective of the colour of the Party in control as politics gets in the way rather than the benefit of a UK population.

Yes, I am very cynical but that is from living for 73 years in the UK and not just the dealings with the Railways but most of the other aspects of the UK of which there is the NHS Social Care to name but 2 which again I have very much to say on the lack of Government financing, especially social care.

 

Source: Ministers preparing to ditch NHS targets as patients face record delays for treatment – Mirror Online

Biden Admin Sets New Guide To Fix Over Discipline Of Students With Disabilities


Following the release of a data report noting higher rates of discipline aimed at students with disabilities, the guidelines aim to address the disparities.

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Persons with disabilities are in no way looking for favours, far from it, but they are wanting to live their lives as best as they can. However, to do so they may need help and assistance, which can be in many ways. They may need some physical assistance, but also assistance in many other ways depending to the nature of their disabilities and the extent. It could be in a greater need of understanding, or more time to complete tasks required, but in many instances not for someone to complete the tasks for them, but to enable them to complete the tasks themselves in anyway they can.

Pressures should not be applied to the person with disabilities to complete tasks more quickly than they wish to or are able to do. This also includes when there are misunderstandings by any person as to not work at the pace of the person with disabilities could upset them, cause unnecessary frustrations, which could lead to behaviours which may challenge. If this occurs it will not be the fault of the person with disabilities but due to the pressures put upon them, but, as is seen many times the blame is placed on the person with disabilities leading to further measures be placed on the person with disabilities when, if, more consideration and less blame was evident the challenges would not have occurred.

But as is the case, very frequently, expulsions, criminality and even more pressures are being given, when, if, there was more understanding, considerations, etc, the problems would be minimised or not even occurred.

 

 

 

Source: Biden Admin Sets New Guide To Fix Over Discipline Of Students With Disabilities

The EU never understood Northern Ireland | The Spectator


The Northern Ireland Brexit Protocol has proven a difficult circle to square. But it is Europe, as much as Boris Johnson, that has failed.

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To understand there has to be a willingness to understand and unfortunately, the EU has never had this willingness to do so and perhaps the same could be said of the UK having a willingness to understand the EU.

The UK population agreed to join a Trade association, but never a political association, for this later was a whim of a said Tony Blair, who never went to the UK population for a political association agreement. He argued that by winning a General Election where retained membership was part of the Election Manifesto gave him authorisation the take that decision himself and so set the seeds for an eventual UK leaving the EU by the 2016 Brexit Referendum

Northern Ireland has always been a problem politically and maybe it was a grave error to create the split in 1921, but split it was and many grave problems occurred for many reasons.’ leading to many deaths and destruction in both Northern Ireland and England.

A form of peace was achieved in 1998 by the Good Friday Agreement, which the current squabbles between the UK Government and EU could put in jeopardy.

A solution to the present EU/UK dispute has to be achieved and to do this both the UK Government and the EU need to trust each other, which in many respects forms the basis of the problem as both distrust each other.

These are just a few of the problems for there is also the Scottish Independence question. But the EU or certain countries within the EU also have their own independence situations at times Catalonia in Spain, Basques in Spain and France, other problems in Greece and many others.

Politics and money cause many problems and understanding should be a priority for all concerned, but many may just wish to ‘bury their heads in the sand

 

Source: The EU never understood Northern Ireland | The Spectator

Champions League final 2022: Liverpool demand investigation into stadium chaos as police tear-gas fans


Europe’s showpiece final delayed by more than half an hour with fans locked outside and left to suffer heavy-handed treatment from local police as witnesses describe scenes of ‘absolute carnage’

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This was organised chaos by UEFA an d the French authorities, who did their best to blame the Liverpool supporters when the French police purposely delayed the Liverpool supporters access to the ground. Then had the audacity to then tear gas and pepper spray the innocent supporters causing even more mayhem.

The French authorities need to be sanctioned and maybe French football clubs or at least Parisian clubs banned from football tournaments as a warning to France.

Source: Champions League final 2022: Liverpool demand investigation into stadium chaos as police tear-gas fans

(20+) Auschwitz Memorial / Muzeum Auschwitz | Facebook


6 March 1942 | A Czech painter Jaroslav Král (born 1883), an outstanding representative of Czech cubism and neoclassicism, was incarcerated in Auschwitz. He was an organiser of artistic life in Brno.
The Germans arrested him for his activity in left-wing organizations. In the camp he was registered as no. 26452.
Jaroslav Král perished in the camp after 16 days.
Just one of the many who died in Germany’s Concentration camps during World War 2, a war which was said would be the war to end all wars, but that doesn’t take into account  the aspirations of some leaders in the World. For there have been many wars since, including Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Bosnia, Syria, Iraq, Palestine, and many others and now Ukraine.
No wars should occur, yes there will be differences, but none should lead to any confrontations, and especially any losses of lives or even injuries.
As in many instances the leader of one country have intentions of grandeur, self-importance and an assumed position of power. Putin wishes to be the person who brings back the Russian Empire, but why should Russia have an empire, in fact, why should any country have an empire.
A country should be all the people within that country, not just the person who has by whatever means attained the position of power.
In Ukraine, it would appear that the majority do not wish to be under the control of Russia, but Putin appears to disagree and so has invaded Ukraine illegally and needs to be brought to account. The losses of life both Ukrainian and Russian are on the hands of Putin and any others within the ruling body of Russia.
Putin and his ruling Comrades need to be held accountable as should any others who created the atrocities in previous and current conflicts.

 

Source: (20+) Auschwitz Memorial / Muzeum Auschwitz | Facebook