Last update – 12:06 21/03/2008
Shattering a ‘national mythology’ By Ofri Ilani:
Of all the national heroes who have arisen from among the Jewish people over the generations, fate has not been kind to Dahia al-Kahina, a leader of the Berbers in the Aures Mountains. Although she was a proud Jewess, few Israelis have ever heard the name of this warrior-queen who, in the seventh century C.E., united a number of Berber tribes and pushed back the Muslim army that invaded North Africa. It is possible that the reason for this is that al-Kahina was the daughter of a Berber tribe that had converted to Judaism, apparently several generations before she was born, sometime around the 6th century C.E.
Transcript of Obama speech
By: Barack Obama
March 18, 2008 02:22 PM EST
â€œWe the people, in order to form a more perfect union.”
Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched Americaâ€™s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787.
Tracing human diversity through the ages
STANFORD SCIENTISTS FIND SURPRISING LINKS
By Lisa M. Krieger
Article Launched: 02/22/2008 01:35:17 AM PST
A coalition of Stanford scientists has released the most detailed road map yet of human diversity, offering insight into the emergence and restless migration of the world’s populations.
Published February 22nd 2008
The in depth studies can be found at the article’s source, here:
“White Americans are both genetically weaker and less diverse than their black compatriots, a Cornell University-led study finds.
Rasta says make love not war. For love making is the invocation of the life force whereas war is death and destruction.
Thus I Lion say to Babylon, have more great sex and spice up your wretched lives. But keep it clean, keep it safe keep it loving and rspectful.
Chad’s ‘orphans’ returning home
Chad has given permission for 103 children who were caught up in a trafficking scandal to be reunited with their families, Unicef says.
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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica is again considering the legalization of marijuana.
A seven-member government commission has been researching possible changes to the Caribbean country’s anti-drug laws.
Rastafarian Views on Life, Politics and Social Issues