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Whiteclay Arrests

 

On August 26, several organizations looking to have a peaceful march of women and children to protest alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska ended with protestors being carted away in horse trailers, verbal altercations and Native youth being maced.

Autumn Two Bulls, a participant and Pine Ridge Reservation tribal legal liaison is the mother of 10-year-old Wakinyan (Lightning and Thunder.) who was one of the Native youth sprayed in the face with mace by a police officer.

Two Bulls was furious such a thing could happen on…Read more: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/08/29/whiteclay-fallout-womens-day-of-peace-march-ends-with-arrests-and-youth-being-maced-131881#ixzz25FarMmJk

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Location: Rwasheed, Jordan. Near border of Iraq, after the invasion of the Americans – 2003.

A covered woman. Just her eyes visible. Suppressed, surely, it automatically crossed my mind. Not so.

She is Wasime. A woman with a ton of courage.

We had some tea in her tent, surrounded be “leftovers” from her life in Baghdad. The dust from the desert was an unwelcome disturbance. “You know, I never thought my life would end up like this. But I do what I have to do. Had you visited in my home I promise you would not sit on a dusty ground,” she explains adding that her tea would taste just as nice as it did when she served guests in Baghdad.

She shows me her face, share parts of her story. And we laughed. It showed using humour was her coping-strategy number one. Not just as a refugee in a foreign country…

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