May
30

Guest Opinion By Brian Crowell

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Title: The Crisis of the NBAPA; Is Adam Silver Poised to Take The NBAPA’s Lunch?   By Brian Crowell; Member NEA and AFT Teachers Union   Much praise was given to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in wake of the Donald Sterling Controversy. Silver gave an almost “Baptist church” like speech shouting out NBA names such as “Sweet Water Clifton” and “Magic Johnson” to try to win over consent of a mostly black NBA League. Sure Adam, I heard the salient points but “Sweet Water Clifton” is a bit much. I think you were more concerned that players would boycott the playoff game and still be allowed their full paychecks under Title 7 Protection.   After all Donald Sterling essentially said he didn’t want certain African Americans at his games, which to me a historian sounds like blacks not allowed to sit in lunch counters, or ride in the front of the bus. 50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, nothing has changed for rank and file African Americans if anything, things have become worse. Just look at the Unemployment and Incarceration numbers for blacks and the concept paints a bleak picture. No, the Crisis is in the NBAPA goes much deeper into what Silver didn’t say, and what he wants in the upcoming CBA if either side opts out of the deal.   Lets begin with issue number 1. Salary Cap. Yes Adam Silver wants a “hard cap” on player salaries limiting the amount players can earn for their labor in the NBA. In a capitalist system it sounds like … [Read more...]

Feb
08

“Toothless”United Nations’ statement on catholic child rape condemned by ITCCS at New York rally

  Issued by ITCCS Central, Brussels 7 February, 2014 “Toothless”United Nations' statement on catholic child rape condemned by ITCCS at New York rally - Pope Francis, the Jesuits and others to face prosecution by international court comm...encing March 31 – “Holyrood Agreement” between Queen Elizabeth and former Pope Benedict cited as proof of criminal conspiracy -Possible arrest order issued against Kevin Annett by the British Crown Click Here for You Tube Link New York City: Outside the Canadian consulate in midtown Manhattan today, ITCCS Field Secretary Rev. Kevin Annett rebuked the United Nations for its “toothless” statement on Vatican crimes against children, and announced the launch of a new international court case against institutionalized child trafficking. Annett said, “If the United Nations had have been serious about combatting the organized rape and trafficking of children that is allowed and encouraged by catholic canon law, it would have treated the Vatican as the criminal organization that it is, by revoking the diplomatic status of the Vatican at the United Nations and barring its representation on U.N. Committees. “It would have encouraged all nations to nullify their tax exemptions to the catholic church and revoked the financial concordats that unlawfully funnel billions of dollars of tax payers' money to the Vatican Bank. And it would have declared the Vatican incorporated to be a transnational criminal organization under the … [Read more...]

Feb
04

Vagina Monologues Big Island Hawaii Feb 8 and 9th

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  Saturday February 8, 2014 at 7:00pm & Sunday February 9 at 2:00pm Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, Hawaii Big Island Click here for Tickets  Vagina Monologues   Article by KAREN ROSE  North Hawaii News PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO (SPECIAL TO NHN) Despite its unique and provocative title, The Vagina Monologues” is much more than a highly acclaimed stage production. It’s also a social movement and a testament to the violence experienced by women and girls globally. “The Vagina Monologues,” directed by Jane Sibbett with a guest appearance by Roseanne Barr and 22 women actors, will run Feb. 8 and 9 at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea. “Our cast is comprised of women who not only have talent, but also have the heart to be in this,” said Sibbett. “We also have two 16-year-olds who are participating, and who are on fire for helping. It’s nice to have some young women be a part of this.” Eve Ensler, an author, playwright, professor and activist, wrote the “The Vagina Monologues” book in 1994 after conducting more than 200 interviews with a vast array of women – from urban New York City to remote African villages. The book was so powerful that Ensler adapted it for the stage, where it debuted off-Broadway in 1999 at the Westside Theatre. Since then, it has been translated into 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. Yet, despite these worldwide advances, saying the word “vagina” still makes many people uncomfortable 15 years later. Performed … [Read more...]

Jan
30

The Vagina Monologues with Roseanne Barr Feb 8 & 9

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Saturday February 8, 2014 at 7:00pm & Sunday February 9 at 2:00pm Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, Hawaii Big Island Click here for Tickets  Vagina Monologues Article by KAREN ROSE  North Hawaii News PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO (SPECIAL TO NHN) Despite its unique and provocative title, The Vagina Monologues” is much more than a highly acclaimed stage production. It’s also a social movement and a testament to the violence experienced by women and girls globally. “The Vagina Monologues,” directed by Jane Sibbett with a guest appearance by Roseanne Barr and 22 women actors, will run Feb. 8 and 9 at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea. “Our cast is comprised of women who not only have talent, but also have the heart to be in this,” said Sibbett. “We also have two 16-year-olds who are participating, and who are on fire for helping. It’s nice to have some young women be a part of this.” Eve Ensler, an author, playwright, professor and activist, wrote the “The Vagina Monologues” book in 1994 after conducting more than 200 interviews with a vast array of women – from urban New York City to remote African villages. The book was so powerful that Ensler adapted it for the stage, where it debuted off-Broadway in 1999 at the Westside Theatre. Since then, it has been translated into 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. Yet, despite these worldwide advances, saying the word “vagina” still makes many people uncomfortable 15 years later. Performed for the first time … [Read more...]

Dec
23

Susan Rice’s Failed State

December 23-25, 2013 -- Susan Rice's failed state President Obama's national security adviser Susan Rice, more than anyone else, is responsible for the creation of the Republic of South Sudan, a barely-viable country peeled away from the Republic of Sudan. For decades, mainly Christian and animist black Africans in southern Sudan waged a bitter civil war against the mainly Arab and Muslim north. Rice, who, according to American and African diplomats, was involved in more than an "official" relationship with the late Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) guerrilla leader John Garang, pushed constantly for South Sudan's independence, first as an African policy official in the Bill Clinton National Security Council and State Department, and later as Obama's ambassador to the UN. South Sudan has now collapsed into a typical "failed state" scenario reminiscent of Somalia and Mali. Rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar launched a rebellion against South Sudan's black cowboy hat-wearing president Salva Kiir. Kiir was the successor to Rice's old "friend" Garang who was killed in a suspicious 2005 helicopter crash in Uganda after being lectured at Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's ranch by the British, American, and Dutch ambassadors about not reneging on previous deals to open up South Sudan's oil reserves to Western exploitation after South Sudanese independence. Apparently, Garang wanted a greater percentage of oil revenues from the Western companies. … [Read more...]

Dec
12

Pope Bergoglio Flaunts UN Deadline on Child Trafficking

Kevin Annett: Pope Bergoglio flaunts UN deadline on child trafficking as 30 child skeletons discovered at B.C. native residential school VANCOUVER, BC – In an interview today with Alfred Lambremont Webre, Kevin Annett, field secretary of the International Tribunal for Crimes of Church and State discusses how Pope Bergoglio is using the basic methods recommended by Machiavelli in flaunting a UN-imposed deadline for revealing Vatican-controlled data on child trafficking and tightening up rules covering up child abuse in the Catholic Church just as 30 skeletons of children are discovered in a mass grave on the grounds of a United Church residential school for native children in Port Alberni, B.C. -- See the evidence of Genocide in Canada and other crimes against the innocent at www.hiddennolonger.com and at the website of The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State atwww.itccs.org. An International, multi-lingual ITCCS site can be found at: http://kevinannettinternational.blogspot.fr/ The complete Common Law Court proceedings of Genocide in Canada are found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvhfXAd08TE - Common Law Court Proceedings - Genocide in Canada  (Part One) - 1 hr. 46 mins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPKFk_L7y9g - Common Law Court Proceedings - Genocide in Canada  (Part Two) - 1 hr. 47 mins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ormOIlOi4Vc - Final Court Verdict and Sentencing - 8 mins. 30 … [Read more...]

Dec
11

KCAA Radio Show Sunday December 15th Christine Stark

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  KCAA Radio Presents Co-Hosts    Roseanne Barr and Kathleen Wells   Sunday December 15, 2013  2:00pm Eastern   11:00am Pacific  9:00am Hawaii   Christine Stark   Award-winning writer, public speaker, and visual artist of Anishinaabe/Cherokee  heritage     Click Here for Direct Link to Broadcast and UStream Connect with Christine Stark ChristineStark.com … [Read more...]

Dec
11

Nickels A Tale of Dissociation by Christine Stark

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  Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation By Christine Stark www.ChristineStark.com with an introduction by Anya Achtenberg Nickels follows a biracial girl named Little Miss So and So from age 4 into adulthood. Told in a series of prose poems, Nickels’ lyrical and inventive language conveys the dissociative states born of a world formed by persistent and brutal incest and homophobia. The dissociative states enable the child’s survival and, ultimately, the adult’s healing. The story is both heartbreaking and triumphant. Nickels is the groundbreaking debut of Minneapolis-area author and artist Christine Stark.   “Christine Stark has crafted a language and a diction commensurate with the shredding of consciousness that is a consequence of childhood sexual abuse. She brings a wholly original voice in a riveting novel of desperation and love. Nickels is narrated by Miss So and So, as her mother names her, from age 4 to 26, a character so compelling I never wanted to stop hearing from her. She names herself crazy girl, but the reader sees a different truth: there’s humor and cunning and ferocious love alive in those who survive. Stark enables the reader to inhabit the intricacy and chaos of this potent inner landscape, and we have not seen this before. Every sentence vibrates with a terrible beauty. Every sentence brings the news. ---Patricia Weaver Francisco, author of Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery “To be taken into the mind of a child can be … [Read more...]