CHAG SAMEACH April 14, 2022, 13 Nissan 5782 Dear Friends, We are reminded to talk about the stranger at our Seder table. The Jewish people memorialize the Exodus from Egypt during the Pesach (Passover) Holiday, this year April 15 to April 23, reading and citing blessings from the Haggadah, where a passage from Exodus notes, … More Chag Sameach and The Stranger
By Melanie Nathan, March 30, 2022 JUST END IT PRESIDENT BIDEN – WITH THE STROKE OF A PEN! NOW! If the Biden administration does not immediately LIFT TITLE 42 – then it is clearly turning its back on LGBTQI asylum, seekers and all the others waiting at our borders since TRUMP instituted the policy. If … More Unacceptable Biden and Harris Admin Hypocrisy on Title 42
By Melanie Nathan, March 16, 2022 My friends, mostly Democrats, mostly liberal Democrats are conversing about the Putin War on Ukraine. This yields a mixed bag of sentiment. Some feel America should bomb the hell out of the Russian forces as they surround Ukrainian cities and villages. “Just go in and bomb the crap out … More This Russian WAR on Ukraine is a Putin WAR-CRIME
Dear All, I am so happy that it is the weekend. Because this has been a hella week. Yet our hella is nothing like the HELL being experienced around the world. We can either use our time to escape other people’s hell with lip service – we can talk the hell out of it – … More Perhaps Ukraine Can Wake the World to the GLOBAL Refugee Crisis
Radio Today Philadelphia Report on Ukraine Posted on March 03, 2022, by Melanie Nathan, I am a contributor for a weekly commentary on South African Radio: Each day, the fabulously talented South African personality, Jonathan Taylor hosts his “Breakfast in Bed,” a show on Radio Today, which live streams 8:00 AM, South African time, at http://www.rt1485.com. … More Philadelphia Report – Shame on South Africa: Putin, Sanctions, Willingness to Suffer
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has called upon the Ukrainian government to take legal action against retired Security Service General Vasily Vovk in the wake of a recent Facebook post of his in which he wrote that he intends to murder Jews, among them Jewish MP Vadim Rabinovych. In a letter sent to Ukrainian ambassador to … More Wiesenthal Center Urges Ukrainian Authorities to Take Action Against General’s Threats to Murder Jews
By Melanie Nathan, April 17, 2014. Ukrainian and Israeli media are reporting actions that smack of Nazi Germany as Jews in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings, were told it is complusory to “register” as Jews and pay special taxes with the Ukrainians who are trying to make … More Jews Persecuted with Orders to Register in Ukraine
By Cathy Kristofferson, February 22, 2014 Today in Washington, D.C. activists are protesting for “Freedom for Russia & Ukraine Rally and End the Gulag Olympics, End LGBT persecution.” The action was called by Spectrum Human Rights Alliance to support Russian & Ukrainian people in their fight for freedom and human rights! This action is also … More Freedom for Russia & Ukraine D.C. Rally to End the Gulag Olympics & LGBT persecution.
By Melanie Nathan, November 11, 2013. I was privileged today to attend a meeting with the the group of LGBT Russians and organizers, at the San Francisco LGBT Center in the Castro, to discuss LGBT human rights in Russia. The group is visitng the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International … More Russian group visits the Castro to discuss LGBT Human Rights
By Melanie Nathan, November 05, 2013. We have been reporting for some time the attacks of young people, including students, who are lured through the internet, by anti-LGBT, neo-Nazi and ultra-nationalists groups in Russia. We have also been reporting that these groups have gained strength and increased their attacks on young gay (LGBT) people or … More South African Student Tortured by Putin’s Anti-Gay Thugs
Using diversion tactics to make it happen By Cathy Kristofferson, May 25, 2013 Yesterday we reported here on OBLOGDEE the week long saga of KyivPride-2013, Ukraine’s LGBT Pride Organization, attempts to hold their 1st Gay Pride March today. After members of Parliament signed a petition against the, followed by Kiev city authorities filing a suit to ban them, … More Ukraine holds their 1st Gay Pride March after all
LGBT community of Ukraine still trying for their 1st Gay Pride Parade… By Cathy Kristofferson, May 24, 2013 Ukraine, like most ex-Soviet countries, is not kind to their LGBT community despite homosexuality having been decriminalized in the early 1990s. Last Friday Ukraine was one of three countries, along with Jamaica and South Africa, called out … More Ukraine Forced to Change Gay Pride March to Private Event
Secretariat announces two off-site conference hubs for sex workers and people who use drugs |Record number of abstracts submitted Posted by Melanie Nathan, May 26, 2012/ Thursday 10 May, 2012 (Geneva, Switzerland, and Washington, D.C., USA)— The International AIDS Conference is the largest gathering of professionals working in the field of HIV, including people living … More AIDS 2012 | Preparing for XIX International AIDS Conference Washington D.C.