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New York’s Morbid KGB Museum Is for Spy Nerds

New York’s new KGB Museum is, suffice it to say, a very strange place. The cinderblock-walled space occupies the ground floor of a pricy condo complex, and it recently underwent its “ribbon-cutting” ceremony, with a metallic rope serving as ribbon, which was cut through with a power saw. Inside the museum sit dozens…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Museums, Ussr, Spies, Oppression, Soviet Union, KGB, Spy Tech, KGB Museum, KGB Museum Is for Spy Nerds


130 American Muslim Imams, Scholars and Community Leaders Sign A Statement On The Ongoing Oppression of Uighur Muslims

In the Name of God, the Benevolent, the Merciful, All praise is due to Allahﷻ and may the Creator send His blessings and salutations upon our master, Muhammadﷺ, as well as upon his family and companions. We, imams, scholars and community leaders, hereby affirm and declare the following fundamental points: We ask the People’s Republic of China to free Uighurs from its concentration camps, return children to their families, and restore their freedom of religion. We call upon our neighbors of other...
Tags: Politics, China, Religion, Uncategorized, US, World, Current Affairs, Washington Dc, Islam, Muslims, April 6, Communist China, Oppression, Boycott, George, People 's Republic of China


On White Fury

y 1807, Simon Taylor’s anger was running hot. This old slaveholder was, by then, approaching seventy, and the abolitionist campaign, which he had vehemently opposed since it first began two decades earlier, was on the brink of a major success. After many years of debate, the parliament in London was poised to put an end to the slave trade. Image Credit: Am I not a man emblem used during the campaign to abolish slavery, 1788, designed by William Hackwood. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. This...
Tags: Books, London, History, Atlantic, Britain, Revolution, West Africa, Jamaica, Kingston, Taylor, Caribbean, British Empire, Oppression, Eton, William Wilberforce, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons This


Epic Systems vs Lewis Decision - Kevin Estes

May 29, 2018: The following post was originally published May 21, 2018 on Left Wing Astrology and is published here by the author's express permission in order to more broadly air the views of a millennial astrologer: Epic Systems vs. Lewis Decision, Closer to Slavery? It's Already Here by Kevin Estes In the big news of the day, the Supreme Court voted 5-4, with Neil Gorsuch casting the deciding vote, in favor of Epic Systems, thus allowing employers to block employees from grouping together...
Tags: Supreme Court, Scotus, Putin, US, America, Gop, Rick Perry, Social Security, Corporatism, Donald Trump, Pluto, Neptune, Scorpio, Astrology, Pisces, Regulus


Guilting Victims Is Disobeying God: The Abuse of Forgiveness

The following is an excerpt from Umm Zakiyyah’s newly released book ,  The Abuse of Forgiveness: Manipulation and Harm in the Name of Emotional Healing . It is undeniable that God loves forgiveness. It is also undeniable that God views forgiveness as exponentially more superior than blame, punishment, and retaliation. Personally, I highly doubt that there is in existence a single survivor, even one trapped in toxic anger and bitterness, who would deny this fact. So the question here isn’t reall...
Tags: Relationships, Religion, Uncategorized, Racism, Islam, Anger, Social Justice, Forgiveness, Muslims, Oppression, Harm, Quran, Featured Home, Gender Relations, Umm Zakiyyah, Inspiration and Spirituality


More than an Amazon: Wonder Woman

Please note that this blog post contains spoilers. This summer’s epic blockbuster, Wonder Woman, is a feast of visual delights, epic battles, and Amazons. The young Diana, “Wonder Woman,” is, we quickly learn, no ordinary Amazon. In fact, though she is raised by the Amazon queen Hippolyta and trained to be a formidable warrior by her aunt Antiope, both of whom are regularly featured Amazons in Greek myth, she turns out to be not an Amazon at all but a god, whom Zeus has given to the Amazons to...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Books, Gender, Featured, Justice, Love, Turkey, History, World War I, Feminist, Diana, Wonder Woman, Native American, Black Sea, European


Egypt's "Jon Stewart" made fun of the corrupt government and was forced to flee

Earlier this week we went to see a Los Angeles screening of Tickling Giants followed by a Q&A with Bassem Youssef, the subject of the film. The evening was presented by Ziya Tong's Black Sheep. Bassem Youssef, often called the “Jon Stewart of Egypt,” was a prominent heart surgeon who became the creator and host of the Egyptian late-night comedy TV show Al-Bernameg (“The Show”), which began as an immensely popular YouTube channel. The live network show revolved around Bassem’s use of satire a...
Tags: Video, News, North Korea, Los Angeles, United States, Egypt, Jon Stewart, Free Speech, Oppression, Youssef, Bassem Youssef, Al Bernameg, Tickling Giants, Bassem, Ziya Tong


Our fascinating evening with Bassem Youssef, the exiled "Jon Stewart of Egypt"

Earlier this week we went to see a Los Angeles screening of Tickling Giants followed by a Q&A with Bassem Youssef, the subject of the film. The evening was presented by Ziya Tong's Black Sheep. Bassem Youssef, often called the “Jon Stewart of Egypt,” was a prominent heart surgeon who became the creator and host of the Egyptian late-night comedy TV show Al-Bernameg (“The Show”), which began as an immensely popular YouTube channel. The live network show revolved around Bassem’s use of satire a...
Tags: Video, News, North Korea, Los Angeles, United States, Egypt, Jon Stewart, Free Speech, Oppression, Youssef, Bassem Youssef, Al Bernameg, Tickling Giants, Bassem, Ziya Tong


The "Jon Stewart of Egypt" made fun of the corrupt government and was forced to flee

Earlier this week we went to see a Los Angeles screening of Tickling Giants followed by a Q&A with Bassem Youssef, the subject of the film. The evening was presented by Ziya Tong's Black Sheep. Bassem Youssef, often called the “Jon Stewart of Egypt,” was a prominent heart surgeon who became the creator and host of the Egyptian late-night comedy TV show Al-Bernameg (“The Show”), which began as an immensely popular YouTube channel. The live network show revolved around Bassem’s use of satire a...
Tags: Video, News, North Korea, Los Angeles, United States, Egypt, Jon Stewart, Free Speech, Oppression, Youssef, Bassem Youssef, Al Bernameg, Tickling Giants, Bassem, Ziya Tong




Saudi Women Mock Trump, Beg God to 'Rid Us of Men' in Gorgeous Viral Music Video

The music video for “Hwages,” roughly translated as “concerns,” has been viewed about 3.2 million times since its December premiere, and for good reason—directed by Majed al-Esa of Saudi production company 8ies Studios, the incredibly catchy video shows a trio of Saudi women in niqabs overtly mocking the dystopian…Read more...
Tags: Misogyny, Human Rights, News, Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump, Womens Rights, Oppression, Patriarchy


Social work and suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention

Social workers regularly come into contact with those who are at risk of or exposed to suicide, through direct practice, as well as in family, group, and community roles. It would be reasonable to assume that social workers would have a well-established research base to inform practice with such vulnerable populations. However, social work authors have been notably missing in the scholarly literature on suicide. Recently, our research team set out to expand on Joe & Neidermeier’s (2006) review o...
Tags: Books, Featured, Australia, Mental Health, United States, Bereavement, Social work, Health & Medicine, Oppression, Torres Strait Islander, US Canada, Science & Medicine, Online products, Suicide Prevention, Encyclopedia of Social Work


Life of Uyghur Muslims In China

This article is written by a Uighur activist living through the ordeal of being a Muslim under Chinese rule. We have chosen not to disclose her name for her safety. Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority that consider this region its homeland are forced to live a inhuman life. There are a lot of restrictions as mosques are barred from broadcasting the call to prayer—the adhan. Restrictions on the movements of laborers have wreaked havoc on local agriculture. And a battery of ever more intrus...
Tags: China, Religion, Uncategorized, Islam, Muslim, Islamophobia, Skype, Police State, Social Justice, Worship, Muslims, Solidarity, Ramadan, Uighur, Oppression, Featured Home


From domestic violence to coercive control

When a major obstacle is removed to our progress, idealist intellectuals like myself rejoice. I was introduced to one such obstacle in the early l970s, when a woman hiding from her abusive husband in our home told us “violence wasn’t the worst part.” Like the millions of other victimized women we have served in the ensuing years, she understood that the prevailing equation of partner abuse with domestic violence has little relation to her lived experience of oppression. Accepting the conventiona...
Tags: Books, Law, Abuse, Domestic Violence, Theresa May, Feminism, Sociology, Violence, Assault, Council of Europe, Social Justice, Social work, Social Psychology, Social Sciences, Violence Against Women, Oppression


Is Christian selflessness oppressive?

It is not uncommon to hear contemporary theologians (and others) opine that the Christian ethic of selflessness is a long-standing cause of female oppression. Even anorexia, that increasingly wide-spread disorder, has been traced back to Christian understandings of love as selfless or self-denying. The notion of selfless love has consequently acquired an air of the psychologically dangerous and patriarchal, and an ethic of self-affirmation and self-assertion has been taking its place. Linking Ch...
Tags: Books, Religion, Catholicism, Christianity, Philosophy, Christ, Women's Rights, Oppression, Mary, Teresa, Avila, Dorothy Day, Philosophy of Religion, *Featured, Arts & Humanities, Edith Stein


How to Make the Spirituality of Anger Work for You

Anger is not the most comfortable emotion to feel. It also may be the most abhorred emotional state in spiritual contexts. We often get the message that anger is what our practices should be able to get rid of, that we should be able to transform it into pure sweet compassion. What if we considered anger from another view: not as an enemy, but as a dear friend? Anger, writes psychotherapist Robert Augustus Masters in his fantastic book Spiritual Bypassing, is “the primary emotional state th...
Tags: Compassion, Action, Spirituality, Feelings, Anger, Sadness, Blame, Spiritual, Emotion, Boundary, Boundaries, Joy, Spirituality & Health, Anxious, Expression, Feel


Real Oppression

Bismillaah Islam is a blessing and you can see it practice by those who are being oppressed and killed due to their Islam. I look at the Muslims in the Muslim lands and they amaze me. WAllaahi they are oppressed physically, but we Muslims in the West are oppressed spiritually. To the Muslims living in […]
Tags: Knowledge, Uncategorized, West, Islam, Oppression, Quran, Bismillaah Islam