In solidarity with Moroccan cartoonist my friend Khalid Gueddar: Now is the trial of Moroccan cartoonist Khalid as a house because of the old paint against a cousin of the King of Morocco.
In the United States, today is Thanksgiving Day. It is a day of holiday with religious roots, in which people give thanks for the good harvest of the preceding year. It would be really nice if this celebration became a day dedicated to peace: a day for Americans to stop and reflect on the military policy held by their country in recent years.
43 students from a rural teachers college of Ayotzinapa went missing in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. They were intercepted by local police while they were travelling to hold a protest. Once the students were in custody, they were handed over to Guerreros Unidos crime syndicate and presumably killed.(Wikipedia.)
The killings are commonly carried out on women and girls refusing to enter an arranged marriage, being in a relationship that is disapproved by their relatives, having sex outside marriage, becoming the victims of rape, or engaging in relationships.
From Sitara and Shakila to Gulnaar and Ayesha, or the woman who was stoned to death in a village of Baghlan province, or the girl who was raped in public, and the worst of all, women in Afghanistan live with the nightmare that they might be stoned to death. And this story of evolved and wise human being, continues…
In ultraconservative countries like Afghanistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and….. -- where existence of women and their appearance is a big issue--, Starbucks is not allowed to operate unless it modifies its brand logo to match the country’s Sharia Law on “appearance of women in public”.