"World Lab Animals Day"
The #Day is marked by #protests, demonstrations, rallies, conferences, #media events against the use of #animals in research. The suffering of millions of animals all over the world is commemorated on every continent.
MY #NATION & #MOTHERLAND is my HEART & SOUL... AL MY #LOVE TO YOU! ❤️💙🧡 I AM PROUD OF MY NATION - the people of #VICTORY , HONESTY, UNITY, KNOWLEDGE & POWER! I AM PROUD OF OUR NEW GENERATION (the world has a lot to learn from)! Our Youth gave us all the Golden Hope that #Armenia is BLOOMING... VIVA LA RENAISSANCE... REBIRTH through #VelvetRevolution - #civilian#disobedience and peaceful #protests to #makeadifference ! I should like to see any power of the world destroy this #PHENOMENAL RACE! Tonight we celebrate the righteousness, morals, royalty, loyalty, morality, justness, evenhandedness, and equity of the #Armenians of the world and tomorrow will #MARCHFORJUSTICE in RED only! NO MORE BLACK pain FOR MY NATION!!! Armenians worldwide are scattered, physically apart, but always and forever together. One Nation - One Family! Last night diaspora’s love for #Yerevan , Armenia was a proof of it! Every single ARMENIAN AMERICAN with the US Citizenship was ready to “fly” to Armenia, protest and fight for justice in the front row along with their brothers and sisters by protecting them! #GLENDALE never ever has seen such a protest! And not only Glendale, #California , but the worldwide Diaspora’s raging wave was forwarded towards Armenia! The Diaspora made the world listen to our scream... (Even the police was shocked and taking selfies and videos of the phenomenon... ) Now there’s is even more work to be done! The #Diaspora is ready! Reforms have to be instituted to the country. The true victory we should seek within us and not in symbolic revolution.
After spending the past few magical weeks in Nicaragua eating local raw chocolates, sipping organic coffee grown on Mombacho Volcano, learning about permaculture farming and the virtues of an Eco Lodge it’s hard to believe the chaos that’s erupted just days after we left.
I think Banksy got it right . Wage peace!
Miliciana de Waswalito, 1985
Orlando Valenzuela’s photograph of a revolutionary woman in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Taken during the Sandinista Revolution I am reminded of Nicaragua’s strength, life, and beauty. TOTAL LIBERATION!
In this photo, on the wall in white spray paint is the stenciled figured of Nikol Pashinyan. At the time, I took it in Winter 2010, he was in jail, serving a sentence as an opposition activist after mass protests erupted in 2008 against the presidential elections, which saw a man named Serzh Sargsyan come to power
10 years later, Sargsyan went from president to prime minister under a new parliamentary system which gave him ultimate power and triggered mass protests
Nikol Pashinyan led the 100,00+ protestors in Armenia in anti-government demonstrations that emphasized free and fair elections, peaceful disobedience and constant calls for unity with the police, whom they encouraged to join their resistance. This small country plagued by big problems, including emigration, corruption, oligarchy, unemployment, poverty, limits on press freedom and more was trying to send a message. Protests in support of these aims also took place in Los Angeles, Toronto, New York, Paris, London, Berlin and Brussels
Without a single bullet or any casualties, the pressure led to Sargsyan resigning today and Armenia erupted in celebration. The jubilation is palpable through the computer screen. This was a pioneering act of civil (dis)obedience, a grassroots movement that emphasized peace and democracy, it could be used as a model across the world
There is more to say and more to do but for now: Thank you to every single journalist in Armenia who for the last 10 days has reported, written, interviewed, translated, tweeted, photographed, filmed, recorded and explained in the face of danger, sometimes being beaten up, injured by stun grenades and lost enormous amounts of sleep as citizens in Armenia poured out on the streets in unprecedented numbers in the name of wanting a free and fair country. You are essential to the growth of democracy. From one journalist to another, do not ever think you're alone
#armenia#yerevan#yerevanprotests#rejectserzh#protests #civildisobedience #protest #hayastan
#bitcoin#DisasterPreparedness: Doesn't Matter how much #money you THINK you have in these #banks or under your mattress.
Very SOON, the #Dollar we worship; it will be WORTHLESS.
The #bitcoin, the #cryptocurrency, that is not backed by anything of value and is intimately TIED to #dollar, will be WORTHLESS.
Buying bitcoins is like buying bags of air.
We will wake up one morning and learn the economy has collapsed.
All the banks will be closed.
While there is time, buy some of the things we will need to survive the Transition to another #Currency.
Take your money and get AT LEAST 2-3 weeks of food/water/ supplies.
#401K: All of us who have money in 401K, TAKE OUT ALL YOU CAN(borrow or just withdraw) from your 401k and buy enough food, water, and supplies to survive the Fall of America.
Or leave it where it is and LOSE it ALL VERY SOON
When the dollar falls, we will be too terrified to go outside because of the #riots and #protests.
So stock up now.
Especially women and girls. You must prepare.
American #wealth = ILLUSION
Soon we will see our favorite stars, celebrities and rappers and athletes, all waiting in soup lines because they did not heed this warning and PREPARE . If you have any questions on how to prepare feel free to ask firstname.lastname@example.org
A few quotes from Leader of the opposition, Armenian MP Nikol Pashinyan’s victory speech that he just gave:
“We must focus on the future of #Armenia, the immediate future. The Republic of Armenia must become a free and happy state. The citizens of Armenia must live free, happy and comfortable.”
"There will be no more revenge, no more hate. Freedom, equality, rule of law and unity will be the environment in Armenia from now on.”
"With this victory, we paid our deepest respects to the victims of the #ArmenianGenocide; Tomorrow (Apr 24th) we will walk to Tsitsernakaberd (Armenian Genocide memorial site) to tell our martyrs that you, our people, are a nation of victors, not victims”.
Colin Kaepernick may not have a job on the football field, but much of the world is still cheering for him.
Amnesty International, the global human rights organisation, gave Kaepernick its highest honour — the 2018 Ambassador of Conscience Award — in Amsterdam on Saturday.
Past winners of the award, which “celebrates individuals and groups who speak out for justice,” include former South Africa president Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, the education activist from Pakistan who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, and rock group U2.
The organisation recognised Kaepernick for his protest against police violence: his action, kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games, sparked a movement replicated across America and the world, starting a debate about free speech and patriotism that was inflamed by the President of the United States, one of Kaepernick’s most relentless critics.
“When high-profile people choose to take a stand for human rights, it emboldens others,” says Augusta Quiney, Amnesty International’s director of Art for Amnesty, a program that works with artists and entertainers on human rights activism. “For us, this is an opportunity to be on the right side of history.”
“This is an award I share with all of the countless people throughout the world combating the human rights violations of police officers, and their uses of oppressive and excessive force,” Kaepernick said in statement released by Amnesty International. “To quote Malcolm X, when he said that he, ‘will join in with anyone — I don’t care what color you are — as long as you want to change this miserable condition that exists on this earth,’ I am here to join with you all in this battle against police violence.
Մեզ և Ձեզ Մեծ ԱՎԵՏԻՍ!
Կեցցե՛ մեր ժողովուրդը, կեցցե՛ մեր վերածնված ազատ, արդար ու անկախ Հայաստանը։
Հայ ժողովուրդը փառավոր ու պատվավոր էջ կերտեց իր պատմության մեջ…հասուն ու գիտակից, համաժողովրդական հեղափոխություն:
Ամեն մեկիս մասնակցության արդյունքում եղավ այս ցնծությունը!
Փառք քեզ հայ ժողովուրդ!
ԺՈՂՈՎՈՒՐԴԸ ՎԵՐՑՐԵՑ ԻՇԽԱՆՈՒԹՅՈՒՆԸ,
ՊԱՏԿԱՆՈՒՄ Է ԺՈՂՈՎՐԴԻՆ!
ԽՆԴՐՈՒՄ ԵՄ ՄԻՆՉԵՎ ԵՐԵԿ Սերժ Սարգսյանի իշխանությանը ՔԾՆՈՂՆԵՐՆ ՈՒ ՊԱՇՏՊԱՆՈՂՆԵՐՆ ԱՅՍՕՐ ԻՐԵՆՑ "ՀՐՃՎԱՆՔԸ" ՉԽԱՌՆԵՆ ԱՅՍ ԶՈՒԼԱԼ ՀԱՂԹԱՆԱԿԻՆ!
#armenia#armenian#hayastan#merjirserjin#armenians #մերժիրսերժին #քայլարա #Երևան #քաղաք #april #Հայաստան #ՀՀ #քայլարամերժիրսերժին #yerevan#nikolpashinyan#yerevantoday#protests#protestors#protestant#protestants#armenia2018#yerevan2018
Sarkisian steps down in #Armenia after days of #protests - and after some in the military broke ranks and joined in, leading the crowd. Well, when the military recognizes that it is comprised of civilians in whose interest protest is waged, you know you’ve broken through a significant pay wall. 📷 by #AmosChapple
Violent protests have sparked in Nicaragua in the past couple of days, at least 20 people have been killed.
Ángel Gahona, a journalist, was shot and killed while recording on Facebook Live.
The protesters are angry about the a reform on social security passed by President Daniel Ortega on April 16.
Ortega's reform reduced the program's benefits while increasing taxes for it. Which turned out to be a very unpopular idea.
As a result of the chaos, President Ortega conceded and withdrew the reform.
Greeks continue protests against controversial property auctions
@aljazeeraenglish / Patrick Strickland & Alexandra Tanka
Home auctions have been the source of anger and protest in Greece, where austerity continues to take its toll on many.
Athens, Greece - In January, Stella Andrikopoulou's family was informed that they had 30 days to reach an agreement with the water company or see the home she was raised in auctioned off.
The prospect of losing the home the family has owned for decades was a daunting one, and that fear prompted her family to move quickly to strike a deal, despite the hardships it entailed for them.
Andrikopoulou's father is an employee at a university, making a meagre 900 euros (about $1,111) a month that often comes in partial payments. Her mother and grandmother are both pensioners who have endured cuts in their payments owing to the austerity programme, and her two siblings, like her, are university students.
Since reaching a settlement with the water company - and later the electricity company - they are obligated to make hefty payments of upwards of 1,000 euros ($1,238) on their overdue balance throughout the next year, in addition to their regular monthly bills. "It's very difficult for us to pay this much every month," she told Al Jazeera, sitting in a bustling cafe in central Athens. "That's why we've had to rely on the help of family and friends." If that help runs dry and they cannot pay the bills, the house could eventually end up on the auction market. "We are always worried that a worker from the electricity company could show up and cut the power, or that another letter threatening to auction our home could arrive," she said.
With working-class Greeks strugglingto make ends meet across the board, the auctions have grown to symbolise the government's acquiescence toEuropean-imposed austeritymeasures.
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