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In Memory of MFM

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Thu Jul 17, 2014, 10:45 AM (12 replies)

posting here to remind me to see this film, thanks.

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Tue Jul 15, 2014, 01:07 PM (0 replies)

Big Cats + Mirrors = Funny!

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Mon Jul 14, 2014, 03:02 PM (12 replies)

Caption This ...

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Mon Jul 14, 2014, 02:41 PM (15 replies)

The Persecution of Witches, 21st-Century Style


Most people believe that the persecution of “witches” reached its height in the early 1690s with the trials in Salem, Mass., but it is a grim paradox of 21st-century life that violence against people accused of sorcery is very much still with us. Far from fading away, thanks to digital interconnectedness and economic development, witch hunting has become a growing, global problem.

In recent years, there has been a spate of attacks against people accused of witchcraft in Africa, the Pacific and Latin America, and even among immigrant communities in the United States and Western Europe. Researchers with United Nations refugee and human rights agencies have estimated the murders of supposed witches as numbering in the thousands each year, while beatings and banishments could run into the millions. “This is becoming an international problem — it is a form of persecution and violence that is spreading around the globe,” Jeff Crisp, an official with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, told a panel in 2009, the last year in which an international body studied the full dimensions of the problem. A report that year from the same agency and a Unicef study in 2010 both found a rise, especially in Africa, of violence and child abuse linked to witchcraft accusations.

More recent media reports suggest a disturbing pattern of mutilation and murder. Last year, a mob in Papua New Guinea burned alive a young mother, Kepari Leniata, 20, who was suspected of sorcery. This highly publicized case followed a series of instances over recent years of lethal group violence against women and men accused of witchcraft.

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Mon Jul 7, 2014, 02:02 AM (0 replies)

seems like a dream got me hypnotized

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sun Jul 6, 2014, 10:33 AM (1 replies)

I, for one, would like to see ALL of seabeyond's hidden posts since the inception of DU3

I want to see WHO alerted and WHO were the jurors.
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Jul 4, 2014, 02:07 PM (2 replies)

Not for Nothing ... but, Am I the Only One to think that it is a travesty that of ALL the times

it is NOW that seabeyond can not post.

I wonder if she would say (if she could) ....

I TOLD YOU SO !!!!! < ---- five for the five injustices that took autonomy away from women.

Am I the only one?

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Jul 4, 2014, 10:39 AM (210 replies)

David Green ...

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Thu Jul 3, 2014, 11:09 AM (0 replies)
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