Showing posts tagged: human rights
Moreover, as President of our country, and Commander-in-Chief of our military, I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and I will always defend their right to do so.
I cannot deny a person, a human being, a taxpayer, a worker, the people of my district and across this state, the State of New York, and those people who make this the great state that it is the same rights that I have with my wife.
Republican State Senator Mark J. Grisanti
And the right-wing Republican moralists, tea partiers, and Sarah Palins/Rick Santorums get the proverbial slap-in-the-face by their educated and sensible NY counterparts.
Take note of New York, Vancouver.
You celebrate great successes. You do it peacefully, joyfully, and with pride.
Ai Weiwei’s Portrait Projected on NYC Chinese Consulate by Kyle Chayka
On this past Friday May 20, Cuban artist Geandy Pavon did a guerrilla projection protest for Ai Weiwei. In this work, called “Nemesis Ai Weiwei: The Elusiveness of Being”, Pavon projected Ai’s face onto the blank street-side facade of the New York City Chinese Consulate. Click through for video documentation of the project…. READ MORE.
We also have a Q+A with the artist, Geandy Pavon.
“It is hard to say exactly how many young marriages take place, but according to the Afghan Women’s Ministry and women’s NGOs, approximately 57 percent of Afghan girls get married before the legal age of 16.” (via The Young and the Betrothed - An FP Slide Show | Foreign Policy)
It’s not an act of provocation…I’m only carrying out my citizens’ rights, I’m not committing a crime…If they [police] ask me for identity papers I’ll show them, no problem.