Against racism - think about it!

Have you thought about racism?
Like really thought about it?

Let me try to explain it...

Your car is Japanese.
Your pizza is Italian.
Your potato is Irish.
Your wine is Chilean and Spanish.
Your democracy is Greek.
Your coffee is Brazilian.
Your tea is Sri Lankan.
Your watch is Swiss.
Your fashion is French.
Your shirt is Indian.
Your shoes are Chinese.
Your radio is Korean.

And then you complain that your neighbor is an immigrant?

Pull yourself together!

There are almost 100 people who "like" this status on Facebook: http://bit.ly/Anti-Racism
Censorship is not the answer! 
"They" cannot control "US".
I am Wikilieaks. You are Wikilieaks. We are Wikilieaks.


Follow the global discussion:
http://twitter.com/search?q=imwikileaks

Some highlights:


All the censoring of WikiLeaks is more alarming than the actual content of the leaks. It only further justifies WL’s actions.


We elect Governments, not to dictate our freedoms, but to support our liberty. They serve us, we do not serve them.


Countries censoring the Net: China, North Korea, Iran... United States of America, France, Australia... New axis of evil?!


Information is the currency of democracy - Thomas Jefferson


It's not wrong to lie, cheat, steal, corrumpt, and torture. It's wrong to let people know about it.


There's now 74 mirrors of wikileaks http://goo.gl/TYVrr


they're closing in on the wikileaks guy, but not osama bin laden. that's really all you need to know.

Every day 1.3 million km are cycled in Copenhagen, with 36% of all citizens commuting to work, school or university by bicycle. Cycling is generally perceived as a healthier, environmentally friendly, cheaper and often quicker way around town than by public transport or car and it is therefore municipal policy for the number of commuters by bike to go up to 40% by 2012 and 50% by 2015.

There are around 350 km of cycle paths in Copenhagen, separated from the car lanes as well as the pavement by curbs, while there are another 20 km of on-road cycle lanes, marked by a broad painted line.

Read more on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cycling_in_Copenhagen

Amazon Green - eco-friendly, safe, healthy

Amazon, the largest online store in the world has an entire Green section.

You can use this section to shop for eco-friendly, safe, and healthy items.

Online shopping is inherently more environmentally friendly than traditional retailing. The efficiencies of online shopping result in a greener shopping experience than traditional retailing.

AmazonGreen (www.amazon.com/green) is a cross-category program that includes a list of products that customers have selected as the best green products offered by Amazon.com and a place for customers to discover Amazon's entire green product selection. Customers can easily find products that meet U.S. environmental rating systems, including EPEAT® (the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool), ENERGY STAR®, WaterSense and USDA Organic, when shopping on Amazon.com. 

U.S. Environmental Rating Systems

Iceland PM marries. Gay marriage legalised


Johanna Sigurdardottir, Iceland prime minister, married her long-time partner on Sunday as a new law legalising homosexual marriages came into force.

Miss Sigurdardottir, 68, formally married Jonina Leosdottir, a writer, after the couple submitted a demand for their civil union to be transformed into a marriage, the RUV broadcaster said.

Iceland's parliament on June 12 unanimously adopted legislation allowing gay marriage, in a law that came into force on Sunday.

Homosexual couples could previously enter into a civil partnership and benefit from the same rights as heterosexual couples, but this had not been considered a formal marriage.

Miss Sigurdardottir, born in 1942, took power in February 2009. She has lived with Miss Ledsdottir, who is in her fifties, for several years and the couple entered a civil union in 2002.

She is the world's first openly gay head of government.

The Salutation to the Dawn



Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life,
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence:
The bliss of growth
The glory of action
The splendor of achievement
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation to the dawn.

Its source is ancient India, and it is called The Salutation to the Dawn. Were we to greet each day with words like these, we would never have time to complain that life was short. We would be too busy living our Humanism.
American Psychological Association (APA)

The longstanding consensus of the behavioral and social sciences and the health and mental health professions is that homosexuality per se is a normal and positive variation of human sexual orientation (Bell, Weinberg & Hammersmith, 1981; Bullough, 1976; Ford & Beach 1951 ; Kinsey, Pomeroy, & Martin, 1948; Kinsey, Pomeroy, Martin, & Gebhard, 1953 ). Homosexuality per se is not a mental disorder (APA, 1975). Since 1974, the American Psychological Association (APA) has opposed stigma, prejudice, discrimination, and violence on the basis of sexual orientation and has taken a leadership role in supporting the equal rights of lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals (APA, 2005).

Homosexual behavior in animals (via Wikipedia)

Homosexual and bisexual behavior are widespread in the animal kingdom: a 1999 review by researcher Bruce Bagemihl shows that homosexual behavior has been observed in close to 1500 species, ranging from primates to gut worms, and is well documented for 500 of them. Animal sexual behavior takes many different forms, even within the same species. The motivations for and implications of these behaviors have yet to be fully understood, since most species have yet to be fully studied. According to Bagemihl, "the animal kingdom [does] it with much greater sexual diversity -- including homosexual, bisexual and nonreproductive sex -- than the scientific community and society at large have previously been willing to accept."
via Wikipedia

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws. Proclaiming the day in 1966, the United Nations General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.

Two Girls Dance Together? Cancel the Prom!

via care2.com

"We'd Rather Cancel the Prom Than Let a Girl Bring a Female Date"
This is the sentiment evoked by one Mississippi school that, this week, decided to cancel its annual prom rather than let a young female student, who self-identifies as lesbian, bring her partner to the prom.

In a statement released Wednesday, the Itawamba County School District announced the cancellation of the Itawamba Agricultural High School (IAHS) prom dance for junior and senior students.

“Due to the distractions to the educational process caused by recent events, the Itawamba County School District has decided to not host a prom at Itawamba Agricultural High School this year,” school board members said. The board made its decision after the ACLU of Mississippi had demanded a lesbian student be allowed to bring her girlfriend.

The student in question, Constance McMillen, 18, was informed by a February 5 memo to all students that dates must be "of the opposite sex." After appealing to the school, McMillen sort the ACLU's help, at which point the ACLU contacted the school, calling this a matter of fundamental rights:

“Ms. McMillen has informed us that IAHS's prom policy prohibits her from exercising her constitutional rights to bring a same-sex date,” the human rights group said in the letter. “As you know, students have the right under the First Amendment to bring a same-sex date to the prom.”

The school board has decided not to acquiesce and has instead said that it is the board's hope that students will hold a private dance. McMillen has said that she fears that this decision will impact her school life negatively:

"Oh, my God. That's really messed up because the message they are sending is that if they have to let gay people go to prom that they are not going to have one," she said. "A bunch of kids at school are really going to hate me for this.

McMillen is accurate in her assessment. The school board has chosen to subject McMillen to the hostility of her fellow classmates by canceling the prom rather than allowing her to attend with her girlfriend who also goes to the school. Either she now backs down, or she faces potential bullying and a negative school experience. What they have done shows a casual disregard for their responsibility toward McMillen as a pupil at the school, and their requirement to provide a safe and nurturing environment.

Essentially, they have failed her in this regard. And by casually brushing this off as "distractions to the educational process" they have overlooked what it is that they are teaching here: that discriminating against gay and lesbian people is acceptable.

Take Action!
Care2 has created a petition addressed to the school board that demands that they reverse their decision. Click here to sign it.

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