The story of two sisters from Raqqa, both struggling against ISIS | ANHA: “I came out of Raqqa one and a half year ago, and I was there when the Yazidi women were abducted and brought to Raqqa by the [ISIS] gangs,” said Kavser, adding that she witnessed the treatment of Yazidi women who had been taken captive from Shengal and brought to Raqqa.
“Women suffered much in that city. Everything was forbidden. It was forbidden to watch television, smoke, go out, for women to go out alone, or a man and woman going out alone. We were obliged to wear black clothes and we wore it. Women were forbidden from working, they were especially forbidden to go out in the evenings. The husband, father and brother of the women dressed in such a way which would allow their hands and eyes to be seen would be punished. On behalf of women, the society was frightened, threatened with beheading, execution and many other things,” added Kavser.
Indianz.Com > Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agenda: A Republican who has battled tribes on sovereignty and other issues is now in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma's former attorney general, was sworn in as Administrator of the EPA on Friday afternoon. He was cleared for the post earlier in the day by the Senate in a party-line vote of 52 to 47. Just one Democrat supported his nomination.
"I look forward to working with the dedicated employees on our shared vision to protect our environment for future generations," Pruitt said in a message on Facebook after he was given the oath of office by Justice Samuel Alito of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Final Straw: Sabal Trail Pipeline Resistance in Florida - IT'S GOING DOWN: Before these words from anarchist prisoner Sean Swain, we have a quick update on his dietary situation. We’ve just gotten word that Sean resumed eating on his 50th day of hunger strike. He is still not being given a halal diet in line with his practice of Islam, and neither are other Muslim prisoners in Ohio, but he’s said that the administration is considering the move. He’s achieved the other demands that he was hungerstriking for. If you’d like to see Sean and other adherents to Islam in Ohio prisons during this age of increasing Islamophobia be able to at least eat according to their faith’s dietary practices, give a call to Ohio Governor, John “JWow” Kasich. You can call JWow at 614 466 3555, that’s The Honorable Governor of Ohio, John Kasich at 614 466 3555. You can also write to him:
77 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-6117
And request that Sean Swain, prisoner #243-205 who’s being held at Warren Correctional, be allowed to eat according to his faith.
And, now, a word from Anarchist Prisoner Sean Swain
The migrant slave trade is booming in Libya. Why is the world ignoring it? | Ross Kemp | Opinion | The Guardian: Come the spring, thousands of migrants and refugees fleeing poverty and violence will die in Libya, but I doubt you’ll hear much about it. Compassion fatigue has set in. The numbers have become too big to comprehend. It’s an old story; we feel numbed by the now familiar news images of men huddled together on boats. Maybe it’s because they’re African and have been written off as “undeserving economic migrants”. These are the people some of our political leaders have in mind when they talk of swarms, plagues and marauders. The understandable focus on Syrian refugees has taken the spotlight away from the more dangerous route to Europe through Libya.
Donald Trump Explains Sweden Terror Comment That Baffled a Nation - NBC News: "Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound," Carl Bildt, a former Swedish prime minister, wrote on Twitter while he attended the Munich Security Conference on Sunday.
Sweden's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Catarina Axelsson, told the Associated Press that the Swedish government did not know of any "terror-linked major incidents." Additionally, the Associated Press reported, Sweden's Security Police had not seen any threats or responded to any attacks.
Sweden's U.S. embassy also appeared to take a jab at the president on Twitter Sunday evening, retweeting Trump's earlier justification and saying: "We look forward to informing the US administration about Swedish immigration and integration policies."