Great decision in an era where dictators and toddler-dictator-wannabes call all criticism FAKE NEWS.
Time magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year title goes to the “guardians and the war on truth.”
The honour has been given to four journalists and a newspaper that Time says “are representatives of a broader fight by countless others around the world. …
The “guardians” are:
Jamal Khashoggi, the prominent Saudi journalist who was killed in that country’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. The
Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., where five people were shot and killed at the newspaper’s offices in June.
Maria Ressa, a detained Philippine journalist who is head of independent news website Rappler. Reuters journalists
Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, who have been jailed in Myanmar for nearly a year.
Time names killed, jailed journalists as 2018 Person of the Year
Most Canadians know very little about
I’ve been there and left very discouraged. The
Houthi rebels are terrible. The vastly stronger Saudi military brutal.
Amal Hussain was born into this disaster. She died a few days after this photo was taken.
She’s only one of about nearly two million children suffering from severe malnutrition in Yemen.
The only upside –
U.N. sponsored peace talks.
Saudi Arabia and Yemen need to work this out. The USA should QUIT Saudi Arabia. All Americans are complicit in the role their government has in this war.
Listen to an
interview with the photographer:
In the three years that Saudi Arabia, supported by the United States, has been at war with the Houthis in Yemen, very few journalists have been allowed into the country to document what’s happening there. The New York Times journalist Tyler Hicks is one. This is the story of how he came to take a photograph of Amal Hussain that drew international attention to the country’s plight.
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Thinking BIG PICTURE.
( Millennium Development Goals MDGs) were the eight international development goals for the year 2015 that had been established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration.
United Nations member states at that time, and at least 22 international organizations, committed …
As of 2013, progress towards the goals was uneven. …
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) replaced the MDGs in 2016.
Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general, dies
toddler President, is the worst politician that ever happened to the USA. I’m embarrassed for the nation. 🤨
Fiscally conservative Economist Magazine put together stats on 11 key economic indicators. The numbers aren’t all bad. Yet.
The Ugly American
freedom of speech. But also freedom from speech.
There’s no reason to listen to
idiots or extremists. They can say what they want — within the law — somewhere I don’t have to see it.
Economist magazine put together a succinct video explaining the word Liberal.
The first truly Liberal government was the USA. In 2018
Canada and France are good examples.
USA under Trump in 2018 is run by a few billionaires and rich corporations funding the GOP.
Click PLAY or
watch it on YouTube.