Creating An International Community To Combat ISIS: Obama Has John Kerry In The Lead


Originally posted on Peace and Freedom:

  • Kerry described the Islamic group as a ‘unifying threat to a broad array of countries’ in an opinion piece written for The New York Times
  • The Obama administration is said to be considering its next move and may consider expanding U.S. airstrikes
  • Kerry wrote: ‘With a united response led by the United States and the broadest possible coalition of nations, the cancer of ISIS will not be allowed to spread to other countries’
  • Kerry, along with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel are expected to begin laying the groundwork for talks over a coalition next week
  • Kerry will meet with European allies at the NATO meeting in Wales next week and then fly to the Middle East to drum up further support

By Belinda Robinson

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called on the international community to form a coalition to stop the ‘cancer of ISIS from spreading’ in an opinion…

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Senator Jeff Merkley Endorsed by National NOW


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Originally posted on Central Oregon Coast NOW:

Sen. Jeff Merkley

Local and state chapters of NOW do not endorse candidates for federal office, but they can recommend to the national organization of NOW that they endorse a specific candidate.  Oregon NOW, based on Senator Merkley’s responses to its “questionnaire” and on his support of NOW’s goals throughout his career recommended to NOW (national) that it endorse Senator Merkley and it has done so.  Merkley’s opponent was also sent the “questionnaire”, but did not return it. For other Oregon Federal Election Candidates endorsed by NOW:  http://nowpac.org/oregon-2014/

 Oregon NOW’s “Questionnaire” and Senator Merkley’s responses:

Sen. Jeff Merkley
NOW Endorsement Response

The National Organization for Women offers our endorsement of candidates and campaigns that support women’s rights issues, including but not limited to:

  • support for reproductive rights without restrictions,
  • economic equality and pay equity,
  • civil rights for all, with special emphasis on equal rights for people of color and lesbian and gays,
  • constitutional equality for…

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CfP: Conference on the Morant Bay Rebellion


Originally posted on Repeating Islands:

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Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.

Call for Papers

The Terror Spread: The Morant Bay Rebellion and Jamaican History

October 2015

The Social History Project
Department of History and Archaeology,
The University of the West Indies, Mona
The 1865 Morant Bay Rebellion in Jamaica was a watershed episode in British Caribbean history. Between October and November 1865 Governor Edward Eyre issued orders for the execution, beating and unlawful imprisonment of over one thousand free men and women. These atrocities were a panicked response to a struggle for justice in the eastern town of Morant Bay that was organized by members of the colony’s peasant majority denied their full rights after freedom from slavery in 1834. The horrific actions of the government dramatically transformed colonial Jamaican politics. Across the Atlantic events in Jamaica figured prominently in debates on race, freedom, the future of emancipation societies, imperialism…

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US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Expo!


Originally posted on Cool San Diego Sights!:

People arrive at the 2014 US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Expo in San Diego.

People arrive at the 2014 US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Expo in San Diego.

Here comes one more cool blog post concerning the 2014 US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Expo!

If you haven’t yet, please check out the SUPER AWESOME previous photos of the solo Sand Master competition at this event!

Now I’m going to cover the rest of what I saw. In addition to the incredible top international individual sand sculptors, a number of great teams also competed for fame and prizes. They started on their unique artwork today, so their creations seem in these early morning pics to have barely begun. I also enjoyed looking at many art exhibits, and a few sand sculptures dedicated to event sponsors.

The fun event on the B Street Pier was sponsored in part by Chevrolet.

The fun event on the B Street Pier was sponsored in part by Chevrolet.

Teams create fantastic sand sculptures out toward the end of the pier. Teams create fantastic sand sculptures out toward the end…

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Black Chronicles II, a photographic exhibition exploring black presences in 19th and early 20th century Britain


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Black Chronicles II, a new exhibition exploring black presences in 19th and early 20th century Britain, through the prism of photography. Dedicated to the memory of Stuart Hall (1932-2014) [Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.]

BLACK CHRONICLES II

12 SEPTEMBER – 29 NOVEMBER 2014

RIVINGTON PLACE

LONDON, UK

Free exhibition

Opening reception 11 September, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Autograph ABP presents Black Chronicles II, a new exhibition exploring black presences in 19th and early 20th century Britain, through the prism of photography – particularly studio portraiture.

Many of the images on display have very recently been unearthed as part of our current archive research programme, The Missing Chapter – a three-year project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This is the second exhibition in a series dedicated to excavating archives, which began with The Black Chronicles in 2011.

Drawing on the metaphor of the…

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