DESCRIPTION —- This is a painted leather saddle bag for a camel. The bag is decorated with long fringe and painted in polychrome with geometric and circular patterns. The circular, leather appliques have metal in the center of each. The crosses in the design are in the typical Tuareg style.
Ancient Iron Age culture that existed on the Benue Plateau of Nigeria between about 500 bce and 200 ce. First discovered in 1928 in the small tin-mining village of Nok, artifacts of similar features were…
I officially hate people who say cracker (and mean it); they are as evil as the KKK.
"West Africa: Black pride, but in white…yes, a funny paradox. A celebration of diversity and tolerance. In West Africa, a man with his talent was able to defeat mountains of ignorance, making beautiful everything that is different. Whether Black or white, after all, that nonsense is just a story of MELANIN…in East Africa and Central Africa, last year hundreds of Albinos were murdered, the parts of their body cut, dissected, dismembered…because of alleged beliefs, stupidity and ignorance.
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Nobunto candles come form S. Africa. They are really cute and so are Nobunto products’ ceramics. They also do greeting cards.
FAT Lab member Greg Leuch’s browser plugins have been mainly whimsical (abolishing mentions of folks like Justin Bieber and Charlie Sheen), but now, the developer has gone polit…
More cases: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/13/chinese-activist-xu-zhiyong-indicted-anti-corruption-protests ///////////// http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-04-09/china-cracking-down-both-corrupt-officials-and-anti-corruption-activists
Falun Gong persecution http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-faith-column/2008/08/falun-gong-party-chinese
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/03/AR2010020302916.html “I don’t know where he is. I don’t know what is being done to him. The only thing I know is why he disappeared: My husband, Gao Zhisheng, defied Beijing by representing people the government finds threatening. As a leading human rights lawyer in China, he fought for those who had been abused by police, those who had their land stolen by the government and those who were persecuted for their religious beliefs.”
http://www.chinaaid.org/2013/12/sky-news-case-of-christian-pastor-held.html “My mother was arrested here too, at the church. No arrest warrant, no evidence, just arrested.”
At least when hell broke loose with the Little Rock Nine, the president sent troops to help. This government wants this stuff to happen. I officially love my country 100%.
”Under enormous pressure from China, the Nepalese government restricts the political freedoms of Tibetan refugees living in Nepal, subjects them to abuse and harassment by the security forces, and spies on them for Chinese officials, according to a report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch.” http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/02/world/asia/rights-group-documents-repression-of-tibetans-in-nepal.html?_r=0
"Many Tibetans leave Tibet in order to avoid arrest and persecution for political charges. Political activism that runs counter to any Communist Party position is strictly prohibited and heavily penalized according to Chinese laws. China often labels such activity, as well as many simple assertions of the Tibetan identity, as “splittism” (attempting to “split Tibet from China) in order to curtail dissent and ensure compliance with Party policies. Punishments meted out for such activities can entail harsh prison terms and physical abuse."
“THEY ARE SHOOTING THEM LIKE DOGS.”
-Sergiu Matei, Romanian cameraman, on witnessing the shooting of Tibetan refugees on September 30. His comment was heard on his footage of the shooting that was broadcast around the world, refuting the Chinese official explanation of the incident that their police acted in self-defense.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFw-GmmuR4s Video of Sergiu Matei.
"[The] vast majority of the Chinese public have had a very general understanding that since Tibet became part of the PRC [People’s Republic of China], Tibetan life has improved dramatically for the better, when in reality, there are very, very serious issues going on." http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-02-11/woman-voice-tibet-china-and-world
Chinese citizens, I really hope you do know by now!