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Public Demonstration against Genocide of Yazidis in Northern Iraq

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Public Demonstration against Genocide of Yazidis in Northern Iraq   on Friday, October 24,Lafayette Square, D.C.   On Friday, October 24, members of the Yazidi community of Iraqi-Americans are demonstrating to  STOP GENOCIDE OF YAZIDIS NOW!  The demonstration scheduled for 2-6  PM near the White House (Lafayette Square, H Street and 17th St., NW District of Columbia) is an urgent plea  for the U.S. intervention to halt the murderous ISIS campaign  of forced conversion, enslavement, and genocide of Yazidi men, women, and children in the Sinjar area of northern Iraq.  Since their initial attack on Yazidi homelands on Aug. 3, the Islamic terror army ISIS has killed several thousand Yazidis, displaced over 300,000, and engaged in the mass kidnapping of nearly 7,000  Yazidis—primarily women and girls. ISIS jihadists have publically disclosed that their campaign of mass kidnappings of Yazidis is part of a 21st century slavery revival project—a program to resume early Is

The Similarities Between Germany and China

Geopolitical Weekly TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014 - 03:00    Stratfor By George Friedman I returned last weekend from a monthlong trip to both East Asia and Europe. I discovered three things: First, the Europeans were obsessed with Germany and concerned about Russia. Second, the Asians were obsessed with China and concerned about Japan. Third, visiting seven countries from the Pacific to the Atlantic in 29 days brings you to a unique state of consciousness, in which the only color is gray and knowing the number of your hotel room in your current city, as opposed to the one two cities ago, is an achievement. The world is not getting smaller. There is no direct flight from the United States to Singapore, and it took me 27 hours of elapsed travel to get there. There is a direct flight from Munich to Seoul, but since I started in Paris, that trip also took about 17 hours. Given how long Magellan took to circumnavigate the world, and the fact that he was killed in the Philippines, I have no bas