Mitt Romney urges Trump to apologize for Charlottesville reaction


Mitt Romney urges Trump to apologize for Charlottesville reaction

Jacob Pramuk17 Hours Ago | 03:59
Mitt Romney on Friday urged President Donald Trump to take “remedial action in the extreme” following his response to violence at a white nationalist rally in Virginia last weekend.

Regardless of whether he intended it, Trump’s words “caused racists to rejoice, minorities to weep, and the vast heart of America to mourn,” the former Republican presidential nominee and Massachusetts governor wrote in a Facebook post. Romney called on the president to apologize for his remarks. Read the rest of this entry


Donald Trump’s Triumph of Stupidity

Paris Disagreement
Donald Trump’s Triumph of Stupidity
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other G-7 leaders did all they could to convince Trump to remain part of the Paris Agreement. But he didn’t listen. Instead, he evoked deep-seated nationalism and plunged the West into a conflict deeper than any since World War II. By SPIEGEL Staff

Until the very end, they tried behind closed doors to get him to change his mind. For the umpteenth time, they presented all the arguments — the humanitarian ones, the geopolitical ones and, of course, the economic ones. They listed the advantages for the economy and for American companies. They explained how limited the hardships would be. Read the rest of this entry


Je Suis Point Five!: Somalia’s Political Power Sharing System – the Discriminatory and Unjust Treatment of Minority Clans

imageJe Suis Point Five!: Somalia’s Political Power Sharing System – the Discriminatory and Unjust Treatment of Minority Clans

Moment Research Consultancy 

Saturday, February 4, 2017 – Somalia’s political power sharing system is discriminatory and unjust towards the minority clans. This treatment could be ended by legal action.

To put Somalia’s discriminatory and unjust political power sharing system into context, consider whether it would be inaccurate to submit that there are more Donald Trumps in Somalia than in the United States of America. On 8 February 2017, or whenever it may be, 283 members of the Federal Parliament of the Federal Republic of Somalia (“Somalia”) will choose a President to rule the country for the next four years. On Sunday 29 January 2017 24presidential aspirants, including incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud; former President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed; present Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke; former Prime Minister Mohammed Abdullahi Farmaajo; former Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Gedi; and Puntland’s former Minister of Education Dr. Ali Haji Warsame, to name but a few, paid US$30,000 to register their candidacy for a chance to hold the most prestigious office in any country. Read the rest of this entry

Israel | The Holy Land


This was a seven day pilgrimage through the Holy Land of Israel. You will see some of the places we visited. Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo, Nazareth, Valley of the Doves, Mandala, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Golan Heights, Jordan River Yardenit Baptismal Site, Beit Shean, Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Shepherd’s Field, Church of the Nativity, Ein Karem, Yad Vashem, Mt. of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Mt. Zion, House of Caiaphas, Upper Room, Western Wall, Teaching Steps, Temple Mount, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Garden Tomb.



Women and Migration: Incorporating Gender into International Migration Theory | Women’s Day 08 March |

imageMoment Research & Consultancy | Women and Migration: Incorporating Gender into International Migration Theory | Women’s Day 08 March |

Over the last 25 years, there has been little concerted effort to incorporate gender into theories of international migration. Yet, understanding gender is critical in the migration context. In part because migration theory has traditionally emphasized the causes of international migration over questions of who migrates, it has often failed to adequately address gender-specific migration experiences. Without clear theoretical underpinnings, it becomes difficult to explain, for example, the conditions under which women migrate, or the predominance of women in certain labor flows and not in others. Furthermore, traditional theory fails to help us understand the circumstances that encourage women to become transnational migrants, to enter into trafficking channels, or to seek refugee resettlement. Answering these questions and other more gender-sensitive inquiries requires showing how a seemingly gender-neutral process of movement is, in fact, highly gender-specific and may result in differential outcomes for men and women. (more…)

The first hotel in New York City that offer Somali cuisine


imageMultiethnicSociety – New York now has a place for Somalis after a Somali-owned restaurant was opened in the city for the first time. Somali Safari Cuisine, located along 219B 116th Street, is becoming a subject of every talk within the Somali community in the US after it opened its doors to the multi-coloured, multi-ethnic and the multi-religious population of the city that has an estimated 8,491,000 people.

“Quite frankly, Somali cuisine is among the best I’ve ever heard,” James Graham, a regular customer at the hotel said. He added that he was referred to the hotel by a friend.

“I just happened to pass by when I felt like munching cookies and this hotel—Somali Safari Hotel—happened to be the only eatery around,” added Graham’s friend, Filum.

The restaurant offers Somali cuisine, among them Somali Tea, Anjeero, Suqar and Liimo Balbeelmo. Though there are no particular areas or estate populated by Somalis, the city does not have a large population of Somalis. The management of the hotel said they target Somali and non-Somali customers in the city.

Somalis living in the United States vary widely, ranging from 35,760 to 150,000 persons, according to the 2010 American Community Survey data which indicates that there are approximately 85,700 people with Somali ancestry in the US.

The Horn of Africa Intelligence News Group » Somalia: Ahmed Hussen Wins, The First Somali-Canadian MP

imageGEESKA AFRIKA ONLINE The Horn of Africa Intelligence News Group » Somalia: Ahmed Hussen Wins, The First Somali-Canadian MP

Somalia: Ahmed Hussen Wins, The First Somali-Canadian MP

TORONTO (HAN) October 20, 2015 – Public Diplomacy and Regional Investment Initiative News. Liberal candidate Ahmed Hussen swept York South-Weston. The win give the riding back to the Liberals following NDP incumbent Mike Sullivan’s stint.

This made Hussen the first Somali-Canadian MP in Canada.ahmed

image“We feel like finally, after 25 years, we are Canadian,” said supporter Abokar Hassan, who is from Somalia.

Bounded by the Humber River, Highway 401, Caledonia Rd. and the Canadian Pacific Railway, York South-Weston is one of the GTA’s largest ridings. Read the rest of this entry

New Cultural Understanding


1. Civiltà è una parola spesso confusa con il progresso scientifico e tecnologico oppure intesa storicamente come patrimonio culturale di un popolo. Per lo scopo e i limiti di questa breve nota si intende per civiltà l’arte di convivere: in famiglia, nel condominio, in città, nell’interno di uno stato, tra i popoli.
Diversità è l’altra parola-chiave di questa nota e riflette una realtà innegabile. Siamo tutti diversi per sesso, età, lingua, pelle, cultura, religione. Del resto se fossimo tutti uguali vivere sarebbe una grande noia. L’accettazione di questa realtà è il primo gradino della civiltà, la prima condizione per vivere in pace. Il rifiuto è premessa e causa dei conflitti.
Questa diversità può essere dunque intesa come pericolo, per egoismo, ignoranza, difetto di maturità,. Non si vuol nemmeno conoscere l’altro, diverso da noi, e il difetto di conoscenza dell’altro nella sua realtà porta alla generalizzazione, al disprezzo, all’odio. Tutti coloro che appartengono ad una certa categoria sono esseri inferiori e nocivi, un ostacolo sulla via del progresso. Di qui l’intenzione di ridurli all’impotenza o addirittura sopprimerli. Questo è il razzismo, una delle idiozie più sanguinose espresse dall’uomo in ogni tempo. Solo persone di nessuna maturità psichica possono professare un’idea così aberrante, che pure ha più volte segnato tragicamente la storia.
Le ideologie che hanno avvelenato e seminato di stragi questo secolo hanno rafforzato una visione schematica e irreale dell’umanità, che comporta il rifiuto della diversità e la legittimazione della violenza per conquistare e mantenere il potere.
Malgrado le contrastanti finalità e le varie formazioni sociali esaltate ed assunte come valore assoluto dalle ideologie (nazione, razza, classe) identico è il metodo della prepotenza, presentato come valore quasi mistico, come la più moderna e valida scoperta del pensiero umano.
Gli ideologi hanno viceversa ignorato la vera, sola invenzione della politica moderna,: il rispetto e la tutela dell’opinione diversa, cioè la democrazia liberale. Read the rest of this entry