Mississippi veterans honored with New Orleans trip

23 minutes ago The Natchez Democrat Published: October 30, 2014 NATCHEZ, Miss. (MCT) — Members of “The Greatest Generation” will hit the road next month to visit a museum honoring them and others who fought in World War II. Local veterans will travel to New Orleans to visit the National World War II Museum Nov. 15 as part of the first Miss-Lou World War II Honor Ride. Natchez resident and WWII veteran Michael Fields, who served in the U.S. Navy for five years in 1942, will be among those traveling to the museum. Fields served in the South Pacific during a time he said was much different than now, which is why people need to learn more about what went on during the war. “It was an entirely different world than what it was like today,” Fields said. “I think people need to know about these things and learn about what was happening back then.” If his health cooperates, Fields said he looks forward to returning to the museum he last visited more than a decade ago. “It’s a great museum, and I always said I wanted to go back, but I’ve just never been able to,” Fields said. “I think this will be a great trip.”

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SA Fact Finding Mission in Israel Raise Palestinian Hopes

Oct 29 2014 / 12:11 am By Iqbal Jassat South Africas increasing interest in Palestine and its woes is beginning to manifest in ways thats likely to attract more antagonism from Israel and her lobbyists. Currently a number of South Africans are in Israel to gain first-hand insight of conditions faced by Palestinians under Occupation as well as experience the political and humanitarian situation there. Delegates include Prof Barney Pityana, Adv Vusi Pikoli, MPL Mbala Ntuli, Adv Adila Hassim, Prof Firoz Cachalia, Dr Christi van der Westhuizen and Brad Brockman. In a statement issued by the joint organizers of the trip, the Heinrich Boll Foundation Southern Africa [HBF] and Open Shuhada Street [OSS], they undertake that the delegates will meet and interact with both Israeli and Palestinian civil society working to end the conflict and advance human rights and social justice, as well as political representatives. Among other activities, the group will visit and observe military court proceedings in the West Bank, visit the Jordan valley to understand the politics of water and its impact on Palestinian farmers. As they wrap up their fact finding mission, we at Media Review Network, are keenly anticipating a thorough and detailed report back. We hope that the quality of their findings will unleash greater momentum within South Africa to fulfill aspirations and desires of Palestinians to gain freedom, dignity and justice. We are well aware that the mission will in all likelihood draw the ire and fire of a deeply wounded pro-Israel lobby in South Africa. Their hostile reaction to any critique of Israels apartheid policies is by now predictable. Its a phenomenon closely associated with blind support, which lately has over spilled in hate campaigns as is evident in the insulting treatment meted to Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Cachalia, Pityana and colleagues must brace themselves for a barrage of attacks from the Israeli lobby corner, some of whom have already resorted to demonizing via twitter and Facebook. Its ugly and undignified, yet synonymous with the type of hasbarah (propaganda) Israel expects its army of defenders to undertake. The visit nevertheless raises expectations within South African civil society as to whether the findings will propel the Zuma administration to review its foreign policy on Israel. For instance the skewed approach of so-called even handedness is an unfair disadvantage to Palestinians as an Occupied people as against the unlimited advantage enjoyed by Israel in every sphere of economic, social, cultural, military and political link resulting from full diplomatic relations.

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World War II | eHISTORY – Ohio State University

World War II, one the darkest periods in the history of the world, raged from 1939 to 1945 and involved almost the entire world. Countries were destroyed, created or changed forever. Fifty million people lost their lives between 1939 and 1945 and hundreds of millions more suffered injuries and wounds. Yet many today do not know when, where, or by whom the war was fought or that their fathers and grandfathers fought battles from the volcanic islands of the South Pacific Ocean to the icy waters of the North Atlantic; or from the jungles of Burma to the deserts of North Africa; or from the grassy steppes of Russia to the skies over Britain. We offer this overview of World War II in the hope that some may gain a better understanding and become interested in continuing to learn more. There is a lot to know about history’s most widespread and destructive war, but there is no better place to start than eHistory’s World War II area. (Image of World War II Wellington bombers, circa 1940,) (CC by 2.0) Show World War II Timeline

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57 South Africans Busted at Woolworths Boycott Israel Protest

Demand Department Store End Imports wikipedia Published October 27, 2014. Some 57 protesters calling for a boycott of Woolworths in South Africa because it carries Israeli products were arrested in Johannesburg. The protesters were arrested on Saturday and charged with public disturbance, the South Africa Press Association reported. They reportedly walked into the store and lay on the ground with signs. Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment, or BDS, protests also took place in Cape Town. Members of the Congress of South African Students Western Cape branch placed a pigs head in the meat department of a local Woolworths last week as part of the protests. Many of our customers have asked if we source from the occupied territories. We do not, Woolworths said in a statement published in the South Africa Independent. Our suppliers are expected to adhere to the ethical standards in our code of conduct. The company added, We fully comply with government guidelines on product from Israel. Less than 0.1 percent of our food is sourced from Israel. It is not known if the protests have hurt Woolworths sales. BDS backers reportedly plan to continue to pressure the company, Woolworths Holdings Limited, until its annual general meeting on Nov. 26.

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israel is apartheid ??? – Video

israel is apartheid ??? Black South African Member of Parliament speaks on the misuse of “apartheid” in reference to Israel, and what apartheid really was in South Africa. By: Avi Cohen

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High commission gardens shared as South Africa celebrates apartheid anniversary year

20 years free: South African High Commissioner Koleka Mqulwana at the commission’s Yarralumla gardens. Photo: Rohan Thomson In a year in which South Africans celebrate 20 years of freedom, there is one particular feature of Canberra which the nation’s outgoing high commissioner to Australia is going to miss — the freedom from traffic. As she shared the manicured surrounds of South Africa House with the public on Saturday, Koleka Mqulwana said the capital had grown on her. “When I arrived here I thought good gracious, we’re supposed to be in Sydney, because you know the difference,” she said. “But living here for the four years, one thing I’ll miss the most is that you can time your program very well without any disruptions because there’s no traffic,” she said. Advertisement Ms Mqulwana said South Africa had taken a conscious decision to have a year-long 20th anniversary celebration of the nation’s first free elections in April 1994. In addition to widespread improvements at home, this included marking 20 years of bilateral relations with countries including Australia. “We feel as South Africans we have a lot to celebrate, and a lot we’ve learned out of apartheid, and part of that is to be the champion for a better world,” she said. Having seen three Australian prime ministers during her time as head of mission, Ms Mqulwana said it was a former foreign minister – now ANU’s chancellor Gareth Evans – who she would most remember when she departs in December.

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3 states deny gay unions despite appellate rulings

WASHINGTON (AP) The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional.

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People cherish apartheid in South African town of Orania – Video

People cherish apartheid in South African town of Orania To the world, Apartheid in South Africa came to an end in 1994. But to this day, there are some people who still cherish the system of racial segregation. Li… By: PressTV News Videos

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Orania: the South African town where apartheid still exists – Video

Orania: the South African town where apartheid still exists In this episode of A Broad Abroad, we visit Orania, a South African town intended only for Afrikaners, descendants of the nation's apartheid-era ruling class. To learn more, visit: http://yhoo.it/… By: Yahoo Travel

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SC Attorney General’s response to gay marriage in SC – Video

SC Attorney General's response to gay marriage in SC Attorney General Alan Wilson stopped by Rock Hill Monday. Here is his response to the possibility of same-sex marriage being legalized in South Carolina. By: rockhillheraldonline

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Gay marriage could be worth millions to Grand Strand wedding business – Video

Gay marriage could be worth millions to Grand Strand wedding business The recent US Supreme Court decision paving the way for same-sex couples to marry in South Carolina could generate millions of dollars in new business for the Grand Strand. Follow us on Twitter:… By: WPDE NewsChannel 15

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A Black South African on Israel and Apartheid – Video

A Black South African on Israel and Apartheid Is Israel an apartheid state, as its enemies claim? Who better to answer that charge than a Black South African who lived through apartheid? Kenneth Meshoe, a member of the South African… By: PragerUniversity

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South Africa: The Complexion of Newsrooms Changed – but Old Norms Haunt Us

analysis October is media freedom month in South Africa. This is the second week of our series of articles by prominent journalists reflecting on the state of our profession. Can we claim to be developing a truly South African Journalism? And what exactly is that? The post-apartheid journalism narrative is, in the main, one of doom and despair. Of a South Africa sinking under the weight of poverty and corruption. There appears to be no noteworthy social achievements. Even when it is difficult to ignore the positives, there is always the “yes, but..” rider. In this instance the mainstream media in South Africa, follows the model assumed by the major western media houses when it comes to reporting on Africa – a negativity that does not inspire confidence. From the earliest days of the commercial media in South Africa, it was the Anglo-American model that was held up as the standard. This has been the norm right through to the modern era. Apartheid apologists often pointed out that racial segregation in South Africa preceded 1948 and that racial segregation, and with it the notion of racially superiority, was just a way of life in South Africa. Even the so-called liberal press fell in line with racially discriminatory practices. Journalists of colour were paid less than their white counterparts, canteens (where they existed) were segregated as were even the toilets. In South Africa the picture started changing quite drastically in the early 1980s. There was a revolution sweeping through the land. From the major metropoles to the tiniest villages, there was a realisation amongst the oppressed that change was coming. Whereas in the 1970s the mainstream media could, in the main, under report the mass protests that were brewing in the urban townships, the 80s was another story. Initially the apartheid security forces were able to restrict the protests to the townships and the rural villages. The events were poorly reported in the main newspapers and totally ignored by television. When asked why the newspapers were paying scant attention to what was going on in the surrounding townships, a prominent English speaking editor opined that it was important not to discourage foreign investment with scare stories. And although what was happening in the townships was unfortunate, the reality was that the security forces would soon have everything ‘under control’. But when it started spilling over into the metropolitan areas and into the suburbs, the situation was difficult to ignore. Hundreds of lives were being lost through the actions of the police. Schooling in Black areas had practically come to a halt. Widespread strike action was the order of the day. And by the time a State of Emergency had been declared, hundreds of people were in detention, including an increasing number of black journalists. It was at this time that history offered South African journalists the grand opportunity to step forward and take their place alongside those who were championing the cause of freedom and democracy. Sadly, only a few availed themselves. The vast majority of mainstream journalists hid behind that chestnut that dictated; ” The role of journalists is to report (objectively of course) and not to get involved.”

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24 Johnson: NAACP Campaigns in Florida and South Carolina – Video

24 Johnson: NAACP Campaigns in Florida and South Carolina John Johnson talks about NAACP campaigns in Florida and South Carolina. John Johnson was born in Franklin, Kentucky and is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights…. By: nunncenter

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SC NAACP seeks slavery apology from newspaper

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – At first glance, past ads connected to slavery may have you doing a double take. They come from one of the South’s oldest newspapers still serving communities in the Carolinas. The Augusta Chronicle’s reach extends into towns like North Augusta, South Carolina. That’s why state NAACP President Lonnie Randolph wants the paper to issue an apology for content it ran in the 18th and 19th centuries. Augusta-based Morris Communications owns the Chronicle, and Randolph feels pointed remnants of this disturbing past need to be examined. They need to look at their history, he said. It will be difficult but they need to make an attempt to be straightforward and honest, and admit the wrongs that have been committed in your legacy, said Randolph. Several years ago, Connecticut’s Hartford Courant did just that by offering an apology for running similar ads. Dr. Tom Hanchett, staff historian with the Levine Museum of the New South, offered some context. Newspapers in the 19th century were blatantly political, he said. The Chronicle’s pro-slavery editorials often made that point. One Civil War column said, the Negro race shows them to be physically, mentally, and morally inferior to the white race. Observers say publications during that time were less than inclusive. Today we expect newspapers to be objective, to show the multiple sides to have many voices. That was not the expectation in the years before the civil war,Hanchett said.

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Gay marriage to commence in Nevada, West Virginia

Gay marriage is poised to commence in West Virginia and Nevada but blocked in South Carolina and possibly in North Carolina. The flurry of activity was launched after the Supreme Court and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued orders in gay marriage cases this week. On Monday, the Supreme Court denied review of three circuit court rulings and let stand rulings that threw out state laws against same-sex marriage. West Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina are part of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals region and presumably bound by that courts decision to overturn Virginias marriage law. But officials in all three states balked at performing gay marriages so quickly. On Thursday, however, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, a Republican, said he would no longer fight to uphold that states 2000 law that defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman. While we disagree with the Supreme Courts decision to allow the 4th Circuits opinion to stand and believe it improperly displaces state and local decision-making, we will respect it, Mr. Morrisey said. West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a Democrat, quickly advised the state to accommodate same-sex marriages, saying recent events make it clear that laws banning same-sex marriage have been declared unconstitutional. Karen L. Bowling, secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, said the agency has been preparing. We expect that county clerks across the state will be able to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples by Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at the latest, said Ms. Bowling. The states first gay marriage reportedly took place Thursday afternoon in Cabell County. In South Carolina, state officials won a stay on gay marriages when the South Carolina Supreme Court unanimously agreed that the status quo should be maintained pending a federal ruling in a gay marriage case.

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Nelson Mandela 1918 2013 Anti apartheid leader First President of democratic South Africa in 1994 – Video

Nelson Mandela 1918 2013 Anti apartheid leader First President of democratic South Africa in 1994 Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (/mndl/;[4] Xhosa pronunciation: [xoliaa mandela]; 18 July 1918 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid rev… By: BOOK OF GK

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Apartheid: The South African Mirror – Ciraj Rasool – bluecoffeeandbooks.com – Video

Apartheid: The South African Mirror – Ciraj Rasool – bluecoffeeandbooks.com Book Summary: Apartheid: The South African Mirror – Ciraj Rasool ISBN: 9788496954038 Share the book of your favorite author. See more http://www.bluecoffeeandbooks.com http://www.youtube…. By: Blue Coffee And Books

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'We want our home back' after apartheid evictions

Will South Africans be able to win back their land?

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WWl: No 35 Sub sank ship full of nurses

Hundreds of vessels were sunk by U-boats and Allied submarines during World War I, from the Mediterranean to the South Atlantic to the Pacific.Somehow, hospital ships became caught up in the carnage – and New Zealand was dragged…

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Denmark: Muslim “Youth” beat up soldiers with fists and glass bottles

Keep importing these hostile invaders — that’s the ticket. If these Dane soldiers fought back, the world would be shrieking about islamophobia and Muslim backlash. So just lay there and take it to show how tolerant you are. 2/10 Denmark: “Youth” of Middle Eastern appearance beats up soldiers with fists and glass bottles, 05 October 2014 | Source (thanks to Religion of Peace) Having worked in a prison and followed the news intensely for years, I have no doubt that the attackers are Muslims: “Friday, two young soldiers aged 20 and 21 were attacked around four o’clock in Kræmmergade in Varde. The two soldiers were on their way back to Varde Barracks, when they were attacked by four to six young people who beat up the two soldiers with kicks, fists and bottles. According to the duty officer at the South Jutland police there had been no prior contact between the soldiers and the perpetrators. … why the two young soldiers were attacked, remain unclear. … Description of two of the attackers: Offender 1 20-25 years, slim build, dark short hair and wearing a light t shirt that was dark in front. Offender 2 18-25 years old, 170 cm tall, average build, Middle Eastern-looking, dark short hair. He was wearing a green t shirt and loose jeans.”

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Tommy Meets Terry and Apartheid in Rhodesia and South Africa – Video

Tommy Meets Terry and Apartheid in Rhodesia and South Africa This video is about Apartheid in Rhodesia and South Africa and it's impact on one family. By: Susan Mary Davidson

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Inside South Africa's whites-only town

Inside the South African town where apartheid lives on

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Ghost of apartheid haunts Cape Town rugby

LIAM NAPIER explains the mystery of why South African rugby bosses are keeping the All Blacks away from the nation’s second-biggest city. It’s one of the world’s most popular destinations. In 2008, 25,000 readers of the UK’s Daily and Sunday Telegraph voted it the world’s best city. But while the All Blacks travel to South Africa at least once every year, 2008 was the last time Cape Town hosted the All Blacks. Over that six-year period the All Blacks have played once each in Port Elizabeth, Durban, Bloemfontein, and four times in Johannesburg, the host of this morning’s test. Cape Town and its Newlands Stadium, however, has been shunned. While the Wallabies are regular guests, the All Blacks are on the outer. On the face of it, it makes no sense. But like everything in South African rugby, there are various factors at play. But there is one over-riding reason and it is concern over the hostility created by a sizeable minority of coloured supporters who openly support the All Blacks – and the Crusaders when they are in town – because of historical grievances against the apartheid regime. After more than two decades of democracy, this section of South Africans still refuses to support the Springboks because of the team’s historical links to the past white elite. Many of the young South African coloureds who grew up hating the Boks are now grandfathers, and the passion they had for the All Blacks has now passed through to a new generation. But the aggression and frustration have also grown stronger.

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Khalid Muhammad Call for White Genocide! – Video

Khalid Muhammad Call for White Genocide! The late Khalid Muhammad, former spokesman of the Nation of Islam and head of the New Black Panther Party gives a speech calling for the extermination of white people in South Africa. This… By: OBAMA AND THE ILLUMINATI CONSPIRACY

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