Eu, ex-cotista, “vagabunda”

Rami Alhames:

“Eu voltei a estudar em 2010, desta vez escolhi aprender a ler, escrever e falar árabe coloquial e árabe clássico. Estudei cinema árabe, literatura árabe, filosofia árabe, história árabe.”

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Eu não vou conseguir ser linear, mas espero que entendam os pormenores desta história íntima. Eu morei 10 anos em Londrina, no norte do Paraná, em um bairro de periferia chamado Jardim Leonor e estudava em uma escola estadual. Na época não era assim muito comum ter sonhos além de chegar ao final do ensino médio, então a falta de credibilidade das pessoas em mim já começava ai. As pessoas, menos a minha mãe. Quando eu tinha 16 anos eu decidi mudar de período na escola, indo do matutino ao noturno, para que assim tivesse um tempo para trabalhar e pagar o cursinho pré-vestibular. E isso já era uma audácia muito grande: desejar ingressar na Universidade Estadual de Londrina. A minha mãe não deixou que eu seguisse com estes planos, dizia que seria pesado demais conciliar trabalho e escola, e me sobraria pouco ou quase nenhum tempo livre pra diversão…

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Help #WithSyria Campaign to gather 100K signatures to stop the indiscriminate attacks against Syrians


“In Syria there are daily attacks, from groups on all sides, hitting schools, hospitals and other residential areas. In February, the UN Security Council demanded that indiscriminate attacks in Syria stop. It promised to take further steps if these attacks continued. As the violence gets worse, please use your power to hold the UN Security Council to its word.”

This is the message of WithSyria, a movement of over 130 organisations, Syrian diaspora groups and people around the world not taking sides, but standing in solidarity with those caught in conflict. #withSyria wants the world leaders to hear and act through the public against the 69th UN General Assembly September 2014. The same organization that its Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, defined Syria as

Has Become One of the Most Dangerous Places to be a Child

And turned Syria to one of the most dangerous places in the world to live in today where in a Syrian neighborhood rocket fire becomes the new normal.

The most dangerous places in Syria for civilians are the markets, hospitals and schools that continue to operate in desperate conditions and amid constant threat of attack.

Not To Forget

Despite the UNSC demanded in Feb 2014 that indiscriminate attacks should stop, barrel bombs in Syria yet to bring death from above on daily basis and kill innocent Syrians on all sides. The Syrian Campaign posted a film called “In Reverse” on Youtube showing a playback story of innocent Syrians children were playing football hit by a random bombing in Syria. [Warning Graphic footage]

The video ends with a link to a petition which urges world leaders at the UN General Assembly in New York to ask the UN Security Council to take concrete steps to end indiscriminate bombings in Syria. The target is 100K, however more the signatures, the more pressure on world leaders and therefore UN Security Council.

In reference to Global voices online commitment to human rights in Syria, its contributors have published more than 358 posts about Syria translated and publish in several languages and two carried out major special coverage “Syria Protests 2011/12” and “Surviving in Syria” since March 2011 when Syrians took the streets to start the uprising against Assad regime.

#WithSyria has took the lead in both Twitter and Facebook trends earlier this week to argue the world leaders to not miss this chance to act on their pledge.

#WithSyria Tweets

What to do next?

Cristiano Ronaldo supports #withSyria

Cristiano Ronaldo supports #withSyria

If you made it this far down the article, then THANKS IN ADVANCE in behave of all Syrians, in behave of a Syrian who forced to be a refugee outside his home, watching his country been destroyed, his people been killed, present of Syria been humiliated and it’s future generation is lost between the camps, bombed schools and losing families. Just because it isn’t happening near you doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.

By taking action, you are not showing your concerns only, but you join thousands of activists around the world to save Syrian civilians lives. Here are the ways you can help:

  1. Join the campaign with other 130 NGOs by tweeting the Hash-tag #WithSyria
  2. Watch the video and a sign the petition.
  3. Share the video.
  4. Email your followers, your supporters, and your fans to share the petition as widely as possible.
  5. You can use one of the images from here to enrich your tweets. They were especially created for this stage of the campaign.
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بيروت تتذكر مجزرة الكيماوي

Originally posted on جدران بيروت:

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ندعوكم – نحن مجموعة من اللبنانيين والسوريين والفلسطينيين المقيمين في بيروت – للمشاركة في التحرك العالمي في ذكرى مجزرة الكيماوي في الغوطة بريف دمشق، من خلال الانضمام الى وقفة بعنوان “بيروت تتذكر مجزرة الكيماوي“،

ساحة الشهداء، الخميس ٢١ آب الساعة ٦.٣٠ مساءً

نعي تماماً البعد الرمزي لهذه الوقفة، لكن أهميتها لا تكمن فقط في التذكير بواحدة من أبشع الجرائم ضد الإنسانية في عصرنا الحديث والتي بقيت من دون حساب مع تجهيل المسؤول عنها وسط تواطئ القوى العظمى. هذه الوقفة تكتسب أهمية بالغة أيضاً لأنها تأتي في لحظة معقدة تصل فيها أجواء الكراهية والعنصرية تجاه اللاجئين السوريين في لبنان ذروتها رغم مواقف كريمة للبنانين، ليسوا قلة، في احتضان اللاجئين السوريين. إن استعادة واحدة من أفظع جرائم النظام الاستبدادي في سوريا خطوة مهمة للتذكير بالأسباب الحقيقية وراء مأساة لجوء السوريين الهائلة، والتي ألقت بظلالها على لبنان، البلد الذي لم يتعاف بعد اقتصاديا ًواجتماعياً إثر خروجه من حربٍ أهلية مريرة. إنها مناسبة لتذكير كل من…

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How ISIS is funded

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In 2007, the Islamic State of Iraq was seen as “the richest of the insurgency groups” in Iraq with $1 billion to 1.5 billion “collected in revenue by the group through foreign donations, enforced taxation and confiscation of the property and funds of Iraqis.” But the U.S. surge and ISI missteps significantly damaged the jihadist group’s ability to raise funds.

Seven years and three names later, ISIS amassed a $2 billion comeback and took control of large swathes of territory in northern Iraq including Mosul and 35 percent of Syria.

ISIS’s financial recovery has been marked by a slight shift away from reliance on local extortion networks (although those are still in effect), improved organizational and financial management by ISIS leader and self-proclaimed caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and the departure of U.S. troops in…

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Barrel Bombs in Syria Continue to Bring Death From Above

The post was originally published on Global Voices Online

A screenshot of a YouTube video by  SyrianZero reportedly showing barrel bombs dropped by the Assad regime.

A screenshot of a YouTube video by SyrianZero reportedly showing barrel bombs dropped by the Assad regime.

While the world’s attention focuses on Gaza, people continue to lose their lives in Syria, where the government drops barrel bombs in civilian areas held by forces who want to oust President Bashar Assad’s regime.

The crude devices, made from large oil drums, gas cylinders and water tanks filled with explosives and scrap metal, have played a devastating role in the civil war in the Middle Eastern country. The DIY weapon wasn’t invented by Syria, but the term barrel bomb only became a part of Wikipedia in November 2013, more than a year after the government began using them frequently.

Enab-Baladi, a group of citizen reporters based in Syria, said in early February that 100 barrel bombs were dropped over Darayya city in one week, killing 18 people.

Later that month, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution calling on all sides of the conflict to stop using barrel bombs. The Syrian government didn’t listen – Human Rights Watch reported on July 30 that it has found 650 new damage sites since then consistent with barrel bomb impacts on parts of the city of Aleppo held by rebel groups. The website includes interactive images of the targeted areas before and after the bombings.

The European media director for Human Rights Watch, Andrew Stroehlein, tweeted a map of locations where the organization says the government has dropped the barrels. A list on Wikipedia also purports to show nearly 80 documented barrel bomb attacks in Syria.

The bloody battle for control of Syria between forces loyal to President Al-Assad and the factions that are opposed to his rule entered its third year in March. More than 170,000 people have been killed in the conflict, which began with anti-government protests during the wave of Arab Spring demonstrations across the region.

The U.N. and human rights organizations have accused the government of launching indiscriminate attacks on civilians. Rebel groups have also faced the same accusation, but the Assad regime is unique in its use of barrel bombs.

On well-known blog Brown Moses, who has followed the Syrian civil war closely, Richard M. Lloyd, a warhead technology consultant at Tesla Laboratory Inc., examined the barrel bomb technology in a December 2013 post:

[...] The main objective of the Syrian barrel bomb program is to provide cheap and lethal damage on urban areas in Syria.

[...] These early barrel bomb weights are around 100-300lbs (45-140 kg) and are ignited using fuse wicks. The soldier lights the fuse wick using a cigar because the wind would blow out a match or lighter.

[...] The single-shot bomb probability of success is 37.5%, which means it would require five bombs to achieve one successful explosion.

[...] The Syrian government over the last year has significantly increased it’s barrel bomb sizes from hundreds of pounds of explosive to 2000 pounds (900 kg) of explosive.

The video below posted by group SyrianZero on YouTube, subtitled in English and translated to Arabic, reportedly captures the moment when an Assad helicopter drops a barrel bomb on Darayya in January 2014. The footage also shows a rescue operation of one man trapped in rubble and rebels who threaten Assad with revenge [Warning: Graphic video, viewer discretion is advised.]

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هزي بخصرك هزي وضع العرب بيخزي

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Just because it isn’t happening here doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. #SaveSyriasChildren

Just because it isn’t happening here doesn’t mean isn’t happening.

Two days story by SaveTheChildren. Published on Mar 5, 2014 where a young girl’s life gets turned upside-down in this tragic second a day video. Could this ever happen in the UK? This is what war does to children.

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Reelect #Assad 2014

“This #war needs a fresh start” #Syria

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العالم يدعم فلسطين: صور الاحتجاجات من حول العالم #GazaUnderAttack

تم نشر المقال الأصلي على موقع الأصوات العالمية بالعربية

خلال أيام العدوان الإسرائيلي الأخير على غزة، انتشرت الاحتجاجات في مدن عديدة حول العالم لدعم فلسطين تدعو لوضع حد للهجمات المستمرة. لإظهار هذا التضامن، تم إنشاء حساب على تمبلر لتوثيق هذه الاحتجاجات. الحساب لجهة مجهولة، تحدد الغرض منه ” بجمع الصور وأشرطة الفيديو وتقارير من المظاهرات تضامنًا مع فلسطين خلال الهجمات الإسرائيلية المستمرة والعقاب الجماعي.” هنا مجموعة صور لعدد من المظاهرات التي قامت من جميع أنحاء العالم.

"World Cup protests in Brazil become Gaza protests."

“احتجاجات كأس العالم في البرازيل أصبحت احتجاجات لدعم غزة.” – 12 يوليو/تموز 2014 “.

Kabul, Afghanistan - July 13, 2014.

كابول، أفغانستان – 13 يوليو/تموز 2014.

Hyderabad, India - July 13, 2014.

حيدر أباد، الهند – 13 يوليو/تموز 2014.

Helsinki, Finland - July 12, 2014.

هلسنكي، فنلندا – 12 يوليو/تموز 2014.

Istanbul, Turkey - July 12, 2014.

اسطنبول، تركيا – 12 يوليو/تموز 2014.

San Francisco, CA (US) - July 12, 2014.

سان فرانسيسكو، كاليفورنيا (الولايات المتحدة) – 12 يوليو/تموز 2014.

South Korea - July 12, 2014.

سيول، كوريا الجنوبية – 12 يوليو/تموز 2014.

The Hague, Netherlands - July 12, 2014.

لاهاي، هولندا – 12 يوليو/تموز 2014.

Japan - July 12, 2014.

اليابان – 12 يوليو/تموز 2014.

"Today, the people of South Africa marched in support of the Palestinians that are suffering under the Occupation. Nelson Mandela once said “We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.” So today we stood up to be the voice of the voiceless." - July 13, 2014.

“اليوم، شعب جنوب أفريقيا يدعم الفلسطينيين الذين يعانون في ظل الاحتلال. قال مانديلا مرة ” نحن نعلم جيدًا أن حريتنا ناقصة من دون حرية الفلسطينيين “. نقفن اليوم لنعطي صوت لمن لا صوت لهم “. 13 يوليو/تموز 2014.

Indonesia - July 12, 2014.

إندونيسيا – 12 يوليو/تموز 2014.

"Montreal protesters holding the longest Palestinian flag in the world during Gaza Solidarity protest on Friday July 11, 2014."

المتظاهرون في مونتريال/كندا يحملون أطول العلم الفلسطيني في العالم خلال احتجاج التضامن مع غزة يوم الجمعة 11 يوليو/تموز 2014.

Maldives - July 12, 2014.

جزر المالديف – 12 يوليو/تموز 2014.

Tunis, Tunisia - July 13, 2014.

العاصمة تونس، تونس – 13 يوليو/تموز 2014.

Valparaiso, Chile - July 12, 2014.

فالبارايسو، شيلي – 12 يوليو/تموز 2014.

Berlin, Germany - July 12, 2014.

برلين، ألمانيا – 12 يوليو/تموز 2014.

كانبيرا، أستراليا - 18 يوليو/تموز 2014.

كانبيرا، أستراليا – 18 يوليو/تموز 2014.

"On July 12th a group of people organised a silent protest in Krakow – in solidarity with Gaza. Protesters printed names of all the children martyred in Gaza during operation “Protective Edge”."

“في 12 يوليو/تموز نظمت مجموعة من الناس احتجاج صامت في كراكوف تضامنًا مع غزة. تم طباعة أسماء جميع الأطفال الذين استشهدوا في غزة خلال عملية الاجتياح.

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7-1 = Inflation vs Brazil Economy


A photo circled the internet in relation to weak Brazilian team performance during 2014 world cup.

After the humiliation of 7-1 defeat against Germany in the World Cup finals, Brazilian economy isn’t doing better. I’m talking about the 7-1 defeat: inflation vs. GDP growth.

Brazilian Finance Minister Said to Estado newspaper in 29/04/2014.

Há boas perspectivas de crescimento mais vigoroso da economia, diz Mantega. Um dia após projetar o PIB de 2,3% em 2014, ministro da Fazenda volta a falar de crescimento ao afirmar que a crise iniciada em 2008 se enfraqueceu.

There are good prospects for stronger economic growth, says Mantega. A day after projecting GDP of 2.3% in 2014, Finance Minister talking about growth to confirm that the crisis started in 2008 has weakened.

We are in July 2014, the expectation goes to less than 1% from 2.3%. So can Brazil save itself after the world cup that it invested 11 billion U$ and moved 3 Billion in unproductive service market?

PT Government, led by Dilma Rousseff, is controlling the principal prices until it passes the October presidential elections. The real inflation is almost 8% if the prices were driven by the market. Next government (whoever PT or its opposition) will suffer from this consequences.

Take car manufacturers as example, they are just laying off their workers in thousands, while Petrobras is lost 37% of its share since 2011 and so far its oil production is below expectations while it is willing to raise its prices next to 2014 end.

2014 is just a politically sport driven year to re-elect or bring a new business friendly government for Brazil investors who are just complaining about electricity/petrol fix prices and low ROI.

Fasten your seat belt, catch your job by nails, 2015-2019 will be even worse. because every one of the 50 million beneficent of bolsa familia will elect PT/Dilma and 8% inflation will strike our pockets and salaries.

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