International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March around the world. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights.

After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women’s Day in New York City on 1909 February 28, German delegates Clara Zetkin, Käte Duncker, Paula Thiede and others proposed at the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference that “a special Women’s Day” be organized annually.

After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted by the feminist movement in about 1967. The United Nations began celebrating the day in 1977.

Women around the world are suffering from inequality and need special attention. I don’t believe men and women should be treated exactly the same. People should be treated good and without discrimination, not completely equal. Being equal doesn’t bring justice and doesn’t eliminate discrimination.

Commemoration of International Women’s Day today ranges from being a public holiday in some countries to being largely ignored elsewhere. In some places, it is a day of protest; in others, it is a day that celebrates womanhood.

Read more about women’s rights on Wikipedia

Yesterday marked three years since 2018 March 04, when Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum, 35, was abducted from international waters and forcibly returned to Dubai.

Earlier that year, she planned to escape Dubai with the help of friend Tiina Jauhiainen. They boarded a U.S.-flagged yacht and crossed the Indian Ocean, with plans for Latifa to fly to the U.S. and seek asylum.

This plan came to a nightmarish end when Indian and Emirati military forces intercepted the boat, illegally, when it was sailing in international waters. Despite her pleas for asylum, Latifa was tranquilized and flown back to Dubai by private jet. She has been confined ever since.

The international community should step aup and help Latifa. Latifa is just an example of many men and women who are experiencing similar situations and are hopeless and muted, because nobody knows them.

Helping Latifa can bring hope to many others who are suffering from same situation. It’s a matter of human rights so it needs real human action. Please step up and start action. Spread the news, ask governments, and do something you can. This specially needs help from governments who pretend/claim human rights is important to them.

Additionally, it’s very good to sign this petition: FREE PRINCESS LATIFA AL MAKTOUM – #FreeLatifa.

Two years after Latifa Al Maktoum published a secretly-taken video and explained how she’s being held hostage by her father and explained only some of horrible things her father did and does, there’s still no good news about her.

Every single day, we see news about how she’s still missing and hear politicians expressing concerns about her situation and whether she’s still alive or not, but there’s still no action.

This is very concerning. As a person who lives in a sanctioned country, which some of them are for violation of human rights, I feel very frustrated and sad. This is another proof that western countries such as Amerikkka and Britain do not champion freedom, but they only value benefit.

How come if countries like China, Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, etc. violate human rights, they get sanctioned and held responsible in United Nations Security Council, but when Amerikkka’ allies violate human rights, nothing happens?

I’m not defending violation of human rights, I’m just condemning the double-standard of USA and many other countries. What I see is that they ignore this human rights violations because they see their financial and economic interests at stake if they act.

Amerikkka, Britain, France, Canada, Germany, etc. impose new sanctions on Iran and some other countries with the reason of violation of human rights but they are scared of doing the same with UAE when they see such horrible thing, directly done by the leaders of the country.

They, western countries, are selling weapons, missiles, and military equipment, and their business will be jeopardized by sanctions, so they do nothing. They do not sacrifice their business for human freedom and human rights, and this only shows their hypocrisy and malice.

Latifa’s story is just one of many examples of violation of human rights in allied countries of Amerikkka. Sadly, they have not taken any positive practical step and this should be changed.

We should act for Latifa and one positive possibly-effective step is to force our governments to impose high pressure on those who responsible on this matter. Expressing concern will do nothing for Latifa and others in same situation, UAE dictators and all those responsible should feel a serious and practical threat.

Meanwhile, you can sign this petition: FREE PRINCESS LATIFA AL MAKTOUM – #FreeLatifa.

Imagine Jamal. Jamal is black person living in a poor neighborhood. Jamal has a friend named Kevin, a white kid living in a wealthy neighborhood. All of Jamal’s neighbors are black and all of Kevin’s neighbors are white.

Because Jamal’s school is funded mostly by property taxes, his school is not very well funded. his classrooms are overcrowded, his teachers are underpaid, and he doesn’t have access to high quality tutors or extracurricular activities.

Kevin’s school district is also funded by property taxes, so high school is very well funded, his classrooms are never crowded, his teachers are very well-paid, and he has access to high quality tutors and lots of extracurricular activities.

Kevin and Jamal live only a few streets away from each other so how come they’re growing up in such different worlds with such different opportunities for success?

The answer is systemic racism.

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Look, there’s absolutely no problem in using the word nigger. Words in and on themselves don’t have any meaning. It’s the context that matters. I use the word nigger when I’m talking about it and it has no problem, because well it’s a word. But how it makes problem when people use it? I’m gonna explain.

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Red Hand Day

On Red Hand Day or the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, February 12 each year since 2002, pleas are made to political leaders and events are staged around the world to draw attention to child soldiers: children under the age of 18 who participate in military organizations of all kinds.

The aim of Red Hand Day is to call for action to stop this practice, and for support for children affected by it.

Hundreds and thousands of handprints have been collected in more than 50 countries and handed over to politicians and to responsible parties, including UN Secretary General. There is progress, but there are still 250,000 child soldiers in the world.

Our demands are

  • Straight 18: No child under the age of 18 may be used or trained in armies, armed groups or other military units.
  • Punishment of those responsible.
  • Care, protection, and political asylum for former child soldiers.
  • Expand financial support for aid programs for child soldiers.
  • Stop of arms exports.
  • Promotion of peace education.

It’s fashionable now to take shots at Republicans and Trump and all that and avoid the Obama’s and Biden’s but remember this in the 13 war as United States has started over the last 30 years and the trillions of dollars they have spent and the hundreds of thousands of lives that have perished from this earth, remember that it wasn’t one leader but a system.

Call it what you will; The military industrial, security, money, media, complex… it’s a system that has been perpetuated under the guise that these are just wars justifiable in the name of US flag that flies so proudly over our lives.

United States has become more prosperous for many but in the name of that wealth they cannot justify their system as a center for the world’s values when they continue to create such war and chaos in the world.

No need to go through the victims but we know they’ve intervened in more than a hundred countries with invasions, regime change, economic chaos, hybrid war, soft power, whatever you want to call it. It’s war of some kind in the end that has become a system leading to the death of this planet and the extinction of us all.

It is not a government or a single leader or president. It’s not a periodical thing that comes and goes. It’s a system, a regime with a specific ideology and action model that we should fight against for the sake of all people.