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Saudi Arabia: Women beheaded in street, corpses dangling from cranes

Saudi Arabia violence: The reality of life in this country. Picture: ITV

A SHOCKING new documentary will reveal the horrors of daily life inside Saudi Arabia. 467 more words

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Trump/USA supports Saudi and in doing so supports ISIS

Saudi Arabia: Women beheaded in street, corpses dangling from cranes

Saudi Arabia violence: The reality of life in this country. Picture: ITV

A SHOCKING new documentary will reveal the horrors of daily life inside Saudi Arabia.
Titled Saudi Arabia Uncovered, the ITV film aims to expose the brutal punishments dished out to those deemed to have broken the country’s strict Islamic laws. At one point a woman accused of killing her stepdaughter is heard screaming “I didn’t do it” before she is beheaded in the street. Another clip shows five corpses strung up from a crane, The Sun reported. As well as showing the barbaric reality of life inside Saudi Arabia, the film also questions Britain’s close relationship with the hard line Islamic state. It comes as capital punishment in the country hit a new high, with public executions taking place at a shocking average rate of one person per day. In one clip a woman is seen screaming for mercy as she is pinned down by police officers who eventually use a large sword to cut off her head.
Bodies are left hanging from a crane as a reminder to people to do no wrong. Picture: ITV

Bodies are left hanging from a crane as a reminder to people to do no wrong. Picture: ITV

So frequent are the brutal executions that one large public space in central Riyadh is nicknamed ‘Chop Chop Square’ due to the sheer number of state-sanctioned killings there. Drains in the square are stained red due to the amount of amount of blood spilt there. The documentary was filmed using secret cameras over a six-month period and reveals a chaotic prison system, abject poverty on the streets and an incredibly strict religious police force.
 
It also reveals the shocking treatment of burqa-clad women, who are very much second class citizens. In one shocking scene an unprovoked man is secretly filmed shoving a woman to the floor in a supermarket. Saudi Arabia Uncovered, produced by Hardcash Productions, airs on British TV screens tomorrow night.
A woman is pushed and beaten in a supermarket. Picture: ITV

A woman is pushed and beaten in a supermarket. Picture: ITVSource:Supplied

COMPARISONS TO ISLAMIC STATE: Women beheaded in the street and corpses dangling from cranes shows how Saudi Arabia is just as bad as Islamic State when it comes to dealing out brutal punishments. Last year, IS released a penal code which listed crimes punishable by methods including amputation, stoning and crucifixion. The code, titled ‘Clarification [regarding] the hudud (a set of fixed punishments)’, was published as a reminder and warning to those living under IS rule in Syria and Iraq. It stipulated the need for Muslims to adhere to tough Sharia codes of conduct but also warned ‘crimes’ such as homosexuality will result in the death penalty. Interestingly, Middle East Eye compared the punishment methods of Saudi Arabia and IS and found they were pretty much identical. However, while human rights groups have been outspoken about Saudi’s treatment of its citizens, and in particular its women, Western governments have not been as vocal. On the other hand, the atrocities of Islamic State have been widely condemned

UNCONTAINABLE: Urban Art from Vandalism to Movement

The Thomas Center Galleries, in partnership with the National Institute of Urban Art, announce the opening of “UNCONTAINABLE | Urban Art from Vandalism to Movement,” on Friday, June 9, from 5:00pm until 8:30pm, at the Thomas Center Galleries (located at 302 NE 6th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida). 498 more words

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[Many thanks to Teo Freytes for bringing this item to our attention.] The Thomas Center Galleries, in partnership with the National Institute of Urban Art, announce the opening of “UNCONTAINABLE | Urban Art from Vandalism to Movement,” on Friday, June 9, from 5:00pm until 8:30pm, at the Thomas Center Galleries (located at 302 NE 6th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida). This exhibition is curated by curated by Anne E. Gilroy and Craig O’Neil. See information below for related events such as a bus tour on the 352walls/Gainesville Urban Art Initiative and a screening of Saving Banksy. One of the new artists included in the exhibit is the Cuban muralist Juan Travieso. Description: The exhibit features a collection of work of twenty-six globally recognized urban artists, some of which has never been exhibited previously, and will run from June 9 through September 9, 2017. The roots of urban art can be traced to late 20th century graffiti – the stealth ‘writing’ and tagging on buildings and train cars documented in Philadelphia and New York. The early stage of the movement represented a kind of adolescent anarchy and was considered as blight and prosecuted as vandalism. Illegal graffiti nonetheless had its admirers – and a hierarchy of accomplishment elevated some of the “writers” as early heroes of the movement. The artwork on exhibit in UNCONTAINABLE includes two collages by Brian Adam Douglas, a large-scale woodcut panel by Swoon, a rendition of the renowned Bowery Wall stencil piece by Logan Hicks, early silk screen work by Shepard Fairey, a large canvas by Axel Void, as well as work by Retna, Revok, Invader, Os Gemeos, Etam Cru, How, Nosm and others. Never-before-exhibited work by Michael Reeder and Juan Travieso will debut. UNCONTAINABLE is curated by Anne E. Gilroy, Curator of the Thomas Center Galleries, and Craig O’Neil, founder of the National Institute for Urban Art (NIUA). In addition to the NIUA collection, work from the collections of Logan Hicks and Robert Meltser are featured. Both the Main and Mezzanine Galleries are part of the expansive exhibit. The work in UNCONTAINABLE shines a new light on Gainesville’s 352walls/Urban Art Initiative offering both history and context to the evolving downtown project. Select images from the exhibition may be viewed online at https://flic.kr/s/aHskVnsade . Visitors to the opening reception may join a bus tour introduction to the 352walls/Gainesville Urban Art Initiative from 5:30-6:30pm. This tour of the urban art walls in and near downtown is free. Seating is limited; bus tour sign-up sheets will be available at the gallery starting at 5:00pm. The opening event will also feature a free screening of Saving Banksy, the recently released 2017 documentary film about arguably the world’s most renowned urban artist and the issue of art-world profiteering. The film will begin at 7:00pm. Please note this film contains strong language and is recommended for adults only.b For additional gallery information, please contact cultural affairs manager Russell Etling at 352-393-8532 or visit www.gvlculturalaffairs.org. For additional information about this exhibit, please contact the Thomas Center Galleries curator Anne E. Gilroy at artattheTom@gmail.com. [Artwork above: “The Bold Marauder” by Michael Reeder, 2016] Also see http://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/projects/35371-art-history-miami-marine-stadium-mural-project and Friends of Miami Marine Stadium Mural Project

ACLU: Trump refused to turn over Giuliani travel ban memo by court-ordered deadline | TheHill

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Saturday blasted President Trump for ignoring a court order demand to release a memo drafted under former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s guidance that outlined a plan to implement a travel ban without making it seem as if it was directly aimed at Muslims. 101 more words

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Wednesday 17 May 2017 - Chelsea Manning released from military prison

US soldier Chelsea Manning, born Bradley Manning, has been released from Fort Leavenworth military prison in the Kansas where she had been serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified documents and cables to Wikileaks. 1,827 more words

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Frontier Airlines Being Sued Over Flight Attendant Breastfeeding Complaint

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DENVER (CBS4) – The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a discrimination complaint against Frontier Airlines on behalf of two female flight attendants who want to pump breast milk while on duty. 315 more words

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Questions surround technique used on former Hawaii man who died in Las Vegas police custody


LAS VEGAS (AP/KLAS) — An unarmed man died after Las Vegas police grabbed him in a neck hold highlighting the controversial law enforcement technique to subdue people. 624 more words

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Journalist arrested in West Virginia after asking the U.S. health secretary a question

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As Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price walked through a hallway Tuesday in the West Virginia State Capitol, veteran reporter Dan Heyman followed alongside him, holding up his phone to Price while attempting to ask him a question. 698 more words

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