Palestinian occupation

World’s youngest citizen journalist protests for Palestine

Jana Tamimi and friends, protesting the occupation of their West Bank village – Screengrab from YouTube

Wanting nothing more than a future for herself, her people and Palestine, eight-year-old Jana Tamimi has taken up a mobile phone to become what is possibly the youngest citizen journalist in the world.

Jana films the Israeli occupation forces in her village on the West Bank, joins in with protests against the occupation and wants to deliver a message to the world, using her videos which she uploads to YouTube.  She hopes in this way to gain international support for the Palestinian struggle.

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Whistleblower documentary

Silenced: Whistleblower Documentary Debuts in Amsterdam

The ground-breaking documentary film, Silenced, was screened at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, running from November 21 to November 24. The film highlights the experiences of some of the top whistleblowers in the United States of America.

Focusing on several highly prominent clients of the Government Accountability Project, an organization protecting whistleblowers since 1977, the film outlined just how dangerous and life-changing the decisions made by these whistleblowers actually were. They were forced to choose between their own consciences and the possibility of losing not only their careers, but also their freedom.

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In 2010 I was working for the Presidential Primary elections and writing my music. The election for our precinct was being held in Dupree Elementary School where this great bunch of kids was collecting money to help Haiti after it’s massive earthquake. I told the music teacher there that I was a song writer and had written a couple of songs on the subject myself and asked if they would like for me to perform them, I had written God Help Haiti for a fundraising song and You Put Down Your Remote for a thank you song. You Put Down Your Remote is actually on my Soundcloud.com account (see also Sending Your Sound to a Cloud, November 2014, Record or http://www.newsrecord.co/sending-sound-cloud).

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Legal Issues and the Mental Health Counseling Profession

 

 

 

Legal Issues and the Counseling Profession

Erford (2014) emphasized the importance of counselors keeping abreast of, “laws, ethics, and policies, and procedures,” (p. 66) that apply to the mental health counseling profession. Of particular importance for the counselor would be for counselors to monitor laws/regulations set forth by federal and state governments as these have an impact on counselors and their practices. In particular, “the judicial branch, in which courts hand down decisions that directly affect the counselor’s behaviors.” (p. 67.). This article elaborates on  a landmark case pertaining to duty to warn and court ordered evaluations in light of the responsibility of the counselor. The researcher explained with regard to the laws that impact the mental health profession, “most legislation influencing counselors… by legislation and concerns two types of legislation: state legislation to implement federal legislation and new state specific legislation.” (p. 87.). The case Fredericks v. Jonsson, 2010 is interesting as the jurisdiction in which the case was adjudicated appeared in terms of the Tarasoff doctrine, to have “interpreted the holding of the case differently.” (p. 189.). There was also a state statute 13-21-117 concerning mental health professionals being free of liability if they fail to warn or predict dangerousness of a client.

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Video of Nanny Torturing 2 yr old, Wake Up Call for Parents in Africa

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Many parents in Africa were shocked this week when a video of a nanny torturing a 2 year old baby in Uganda went viral. The video is heartbreaking. The nanny is caught on camera force feeding the baby and slaps her when she can’t swallow as quickly as the maid wants. The nanny then eats up the porridge. After a short while, the kid throws up on the couch. The nanny hits the baby hard, forcing poor kid to the floor, face down. The nanny then uses a torch to whip the baby for what seemed to be eternity. The baby helplessly lies on the spot she fell on, crying. And even that does not stop the nanny from continuing to torture the baby; she is then seen stepping on the baby’s back and kicking her. The video ends with the nanny carrying the baby, with one hand, off the floor and disappears to another room.

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Fleetwood Mac Together Again And On With The Show

The Seventies rock group Fleetwood Mac has reunited in 2014 after goin’ their own ways, pardon the title reference (“You Can Go Your Own Way”), in 1998 and will be coming to Texas in December. The group which features: Mick Fleetwood, namesake of the group, John and Christine McVie, also the namesake of the group (combining the two surnames), Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks.

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Intertnet Service In Bihar

Internet Service Providers Ruining the Tech Entreprenuers Dreams in Bihar

Bihar, the unfolded saga and an Indian state with large number of youth population  is witnessing the rapid changes in the transition of globalization and internet. Many Young Turks are trying to come back to setup their start ups here in the state . But the infrastructure ( not talking about the government here) provided by private players esp internet services providers are so pathetic that whoever doing their business here and is dependent on internet are always in dilemma over the reliability of internet .

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Swinging fate of Jharkhand again in the hands of People

Once again Jharkhand is going to witness  five-phased polls for state assembly starting from November 25,2014. Since the State’s inception in 2000,   this particular state of India  had witnessed 9  Governments, 3 President rules reflecting the unstable political scenario here which is drastically hitting the growth and development of state and its people. 

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