Activism, United Nations

UN Live United Nations Web TV –

Are you interested in what goes on at the United Nations? This a link to United Nations Web TV. Put this URL on you browser and add a free news/educational resource to your daily digital viewing. Considering the hypocrisy of American TV/radio news that could care less about balanced reporting and just broadcasts sensationalist crap over and over to help their political cronies garner votes and advertisers sell products, UN Web TV has no advertising. It doesn’t even have money-raising telethons like NPR.

The current US election season illustrates what happens when, in a democratic society, there is no balanced reporting of what is going on in the world. When the uninformed masses are manipulated by a person who comes on like he will have total control over the United States and the world will bow to what he decrees, there is a total disregard of the reality of the existence of a world community, based on law and human rights.

Besides the five default categories, there is a search feature on the website.Programs scheduled are in US Eastern Daylight Time.

http://webtv.un.org/live/

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Roberta A Westerberg, MA *Skickat från min svenska IPad.🇸🇪

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LGBT

Sweden+flies+flag+for+gay+rights+with+new+stamp. (Sverige flyger flagga för homosexuellas rättigh eter med ny stämpa.)

Oh! What a wonderful thing! My readers need to know that the love of Swedes, accepting me for who and what I am, got this blog started a year ago.

Needless to say this has to be a bilingual post!😃

Maybe my family can send me a “snail mail” card using this stamp. I get lonely on this side of the world.❤️
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Åh! Vilken underbar sak! Mina läsare behöver veta att kärleken till svenskar acceptera mig, som vem och var jag är, fick denna blogg startade första hand för ett år sedan.

Omöjligt att säga att det måste vara en tvåspråkig inlägg.😃

Kanske mig familj kan skicka mig ett “snigelpost” kort med denna stämpa. Jag får ensam på denna sida på världen.❤️

http://www.thelocal.se/20160330/sweden-flies-flag-for-gay-rights-with-new-stamp

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Human Rights, United Nations

UNHCR: Syrian Refugees Start Over in Canada. Här kommer en YouTube-video till dig!

This short video is about a Syrian family that has come to Canada to make a new life for their family. Produced by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) it speaks of human suffering and the response of ordinary Canadians to help a family make a new life in the New World.

Some of the difficulties in this resettlement that were obvious to me were:

the need for everyone to learn the Roman alphabet and the English language,

the need for the family to learn and adjust to all the little things (managing a bak account, riding public transportation, seeking employment, shopping, paying bills, etc.) that we just
take for granted,

and the role of the Canadian volunteer team to be a family for these new arrivals to their new home.

Here in Salem, Oregon a large number of residents have chosen to be like our Canadian neighbors: welcoming Middle East and African migrants and helping them settle here when vetted and allowed to come by the appropriate US agencies. Some of us are concerned, however, about the rhetoric spewed in the current election season against all Syrians and Muslims because of the actions of terrorist groups in Europe and the US. (In the video a child who looked middle-school age was going to school for the first time in her life in Canada.)

One of the sponsors reminded viewers that Canada is a nation of refugees. So is the United States! My grandparents came to the US to make a new life or flee the constant wars in Europe. To categorize all persons fleeing terrorist armies and persecution in their homelands as dangerous threats to national security is ludicrous. And through treaty and other agreements the US has agreed to receive migrants, like it or not.

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AAA Raison d'être - The beginning, Random Tankar

Random Tankar (random thoughts) 30 mars 2016

It has been almost a year since the idea of this blog started floating around in my mind. And with that year behind, I bring to this year some exciting things to raise Transatlantic Transadvocates to a new level of support for the transgender, intersex, and LGBT community worldwide.

Document Cloud (University of Missouri) has accepted me as a member of their elite organization of investigative reporters and editors. With this membership Transatlantic Transadvocates will be able to research topics in depth and create world class posts. The major task before me now is to learn Document Cloud’s protocols, without running afoul of copyright law, so I can provide my readers with quality news and resources.

From now on the Random Tankar posts will be in English and Swedish. If I discover anything in French, Swedish, or Spanish and I decide to translate and publish the item in English, I will do so in accordance with Document Cloud practices.

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Det har varit nästen år sedan idén om den har bloggen började flyter runt i mitt sinne. Och med det året bakom, jag tar till nästa år några spännande saker till höja Transatlantic Transadvocates till en annan nivå av stöd för transpersoner, könsblandade och HBT i världen.

Document Cloud (University of Missouri) har accepterat mig som medlen i deras ett organisation av undersökande journalister och redaktörer. Med detta medlemskap Transatlantic Transadvocates forskningsområden på djupet, och kunna skapa världsklass inlägg. Uppgiften framför mig nu är att lära Document Clouds protokoll så att jag kan ge mina läsare, utan att köra i bråk upphovsrätten, med kvalitet nyheter och resurser.

Från och med nu Random Tanker tjänster komma att vara på engelska och svenska. Och jag upptäcker något på franska, svenska och spanska och jag väljer att översätta och publicera artikeln på engelska, kommer att jag göra det i enlighet med Document Cloud praxis.

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Roberta A Westerberg, MA *Skickat från min svenska IPad.🇸🇪

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LGBT, Transgender

Carcano-v-McCrory-Complaint. HB 2 North Carolina Anti-LGBT Bathroom Law

Note: The information in this post is for educational use only. If you have any legal, psychological, or other questions or issues, the services of a competent professional is recommended.

The attached document is the Complaint filed by Lambda Legal and others against the Governor of North Carolina and others, protesting the passage of HB 2, the notorious anti-LGBT law that has been in the press lately. While you can read it for yourself, I want to comment on a few things contained therein. The last thing I want to ever do is pass judgement on the Complaint itself. But as a transgender and intersex person who wants the public to learn about us as well as this law declared unconstitutional, I cannot help but notice some things brought forth that will help educate uninformed readers about us, our decency, our humanness, and our needs for love and respect.

Two of the Plaintiffs are transgender men. When a lot of people hear the word “transgender”, the image of a man dressed as a woman comes to mind. The idea that a biological man would dress up as a woman just to assault children in a public restroom is part of the fear engendered against those of us who are gender dysphoric. It isn’t that long ago that if a little boy told his parents or other responsible adults that he was really a girl, this would mean a stay at a state hospital and shock treatment to correct this “malady”.

Reflecting on my own journey, I also wonder if for a man to transition into womanhood sends a conscious or unconscious negative message to some men that maybe THEY aren’t men. Maybe THEY don’t have “balls”. When some of us are murdered, it isn’t quick. We are beaten, cut, set on fire– before the relief of death comes. We remember our dead yearly in the US and internationally. My own PTSD and trauma are tearing ME up now as I write this. Take a break.

For a female to become a man is not as well-known as a man becoming a woman. And it doesn’t rile up the haters as much, even if they knew there are women who become men. But we are both adversely affected by HB 2. Taking time in the Complaint to describe gender dysphoria, the Standards of Care of W-PATH, hormones, surgery, the other medical and social protocols, and the RIGHT we share with all persons to a life of freedom, safety, and growth cannot help but educate the entire Court.

The Complaints also condemns HB2 as much more than just a transgender issue. The whole LGBT community is affected by the atmosphere this law projects onto. LGB persons of color, as well as white. Being LGBT is not sinful or done for fun. This is who we are.

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2777460-Carcano-v-McCrory-Complaint.html#document/p1

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Roberta A Westerberg, MA *Skickat från min svenska IPad.🇸🇪

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Music

Samsara 2015: OFFICIAL SONG

Hej Toru:

Det är på dig och din familjen i Sverige. Fem år efter Fukashima. Jag, tom blommor kommer att blomma. (Hello Toru. This is for you and your family in Sweden. Five years after Fukashima. Yes, empty flowers will blossom.)

Kram från Bobbie i Oregon

Kolla in det här videoklippet på YouTube:

http://youtu.be/d-AMMEuTGbI

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