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Why No One Cares About Syria: Barry Andrews at TEDxUCD

understanding the bias that is allowing the worst humanitarian crisis in our lifetime~

An epic film. Walk through the streets, feel the pain as if it were your own, understand why this step forward for freedom - will never be taken back~

extinction

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What can I give you?                                                                         

How can I train?

You, a rat in a box

to stop chemical rain?

B.F. Skinner wished for Walden Two

You have ended 130,000 lives

and will more, before you are through

a Behaviorist thinks: man & beast a like string

a rewarded behavior will the same results bring

push the lever

see green light

get a pellet

eat tonight

fire a missile

kill a child

hold your status

Damascus style

hide in your box

Russian fed

Iranian orchestrated weapons

your people dead

and on what treat does this pathetic rat wish to dine?

¡Tune “Look at Me Now” featuring Busta Rhymes !

i’d like to believe i could retrain you

turn off the light

make you think

of the women your men have raped

of the headless children left lifeless stink

of what would happen if the world

would finally get some balls

turn off your lever fed life

and clean this mess once and for all

to vision you feeling very small in a crate

when morality means more than money

life  than oil, children  than hate

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© ruth follmann 

(death toll updated 1/14 to 130,000 per the Syrian Observatory For Human Rights~http://syriahr.com/en/)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/leaked-emails-reveal-president-bashar-assad-wife-shopped-bought-music-itunes-violence-raged-syria-article-1.1039690

http://www.zeepedia.com/read.php?behaviorist_perspective_and_violence_operant_conditioning_forensic_psychology&b=87&c=14

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walden_Two

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/17/us-strong-signs-iran-giving-syria-weapons/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_civil_war

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2086982/Syrian-soldier-decapitated-seven-month-old-boy-mother-finding-suspected-rebel-home.html

http://www.npr.org/2013/02/05/171158882/through-social-media-tracking-rape-in-syria

http://blogs.channel4.com/alex-thomsons-view/nightmare-chemical-warfare-arrived-syria/4378

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operant_conditioning_chamber

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http://www.therevoltingsyrian.com/post/11851721468/whats-bashar-al-assad-thinking-about-gaddafi

http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2012/07/06/world-meets-in-paris-to-end-syria-killings

Baking in the Dark ~ words long overdue

On the night before their Christmas

I parked my car and cried

Hundreds simply wanting bread

had been attacked in line and died

Bread for starved citizens

Was now the haunt for airstrike claws

Dropping missiles on families

furthering Assad’s hateful cause

How can a man lead a country

when he destroys ones simply trying to eat?

How is he in power after crushing

more than 60,000 under his feet?

Why is it that all is wrapped in gold foil, ribbon and bow

when more children, women, a COUNTRY

lie buried hastily in winter’s earth below?

Now the bakeries are working brave,

stealth and in the dark

Preparing and delivering this staple, to a people living stark

I’ve held my tongue in respect for the Holiday cheer

I’ve raised a glass to celebrate the coming of a New Year

I’ve passed gifts, sent cards, untied ribbons, cast a smile

But all along my soul has been broken far away in heart tug miles

Broken for those who hold up bloody bread amidst their hungry dead

Crushed for mothers who scoop up little ones gone, still embracing missile torn threads

Raging for the world who has forgotten in its busy pace

The people of Syria are still part of OUR Human Race

And if we are running, tire and want to pass the baton

And forget those running too, to whom shall we be able to pass it on?

Kindergarten playgrounds taught us to all be fair and share

Extend a hand, dust off a playmate fallen, to give back to those who care

But adulthood teaches a creed of a dog eat dog growl at all cost

Wolfing down our portion while others suffer, starve, and are left lost

Left  working in the dark at a bakery

The cost of flour up to $30 a bag

Feeding surviving brave hearts

Whose confidence will never lag

Certainty with backbone that they soon, despite our apathy, will see

Their country, torn from a ruling maniac, will flourish again, YES! Syria be Free!

© ruth follmann

Syrian Bakeries forced to work in the dark

http://www.aljazeera.com/video/middleeast/2013/01/201313172348709890.html

“Never lose hope, because after the darkest moments light beams emerge…”
We are all Hamza Alkhateeb Facebook Page

Never lose hope, because after the darkest moments light beams emerge…”

We are all Hamza Alkhateeb Facebook Page

"The young lady who became the banner she lifted. This beautiful Syrian young lady was arrested for holding a banner “Only in Syria a thinking mind is detained” Khitam Binyan, a Law student in Damascus University.Please remember that We know Khitam’s name and picture, but we have hundred thousands of detainees whom we don’t even know their names or even their pictures. Freedom for you Khitam, freedom for all our detainees.”
~We are all Hamza Alkhateeb Facebook page
Khitam Binyan, is a Law student in Damascus University. She is not a number, nor is she a statistic. She is a real person with hopes and dreams and a love for knowledge and freedom so strong; she stood up for it, peacefully~ with a sign. She is now detained and possibly undergoing torture.  The violence needs to STOP!  Please protect this daughter, and all detainees.  May they be freed soon to a peaceful home.

"The young lady who became the banner she lifted. 
This beautiful Syrian young lady was arrested for holding a banner “Only in Syria a thinking mind is detained” 
Khitam Binyan, a Law student in Damascus University.
Please remember that We know Khitam’s name and picture, but we have hundred thousands of detainees whom we don’t even know their names or even their pictures. 

Freedom for you Khitam, freedom for all our detainees.”

~We are all Hamza Alkhateeb Facebook page

Khitam Binyan, is a Law student in Damascus University. She is not a number, nor is she a statistic. She is a real person with hopes and dreams and a love for knowledge and freedom so strong; she stood up for it, peacefully~ with a sign. She is now detained and possibly undergoing torture.  The violence needs to STOP!  Please protect this daughter, and all detainees.  May they be freed soon to a peaceful home.

an acrostic poem following a disturbing video of what the people in Syria are enduring in their struggle to be free. we must:  STOP THE KILLING!

“November 20 was the National Children’s Day. Compare and contrast what some children wrote in a nearby school to what Syrian children want But Not Having!! 
The most impprtant right is the last one„ the right to be safe.”
~ We are all Hamza Alkhateeb Facebook Page

November 20 was the National Children’s Day. Compare and contrast what some children wrote in a nearby school to what Syrian children want But Not Having!! 

The most impprtant right is the last one„ the right to be safe.”

~ We are all Hamza Alkhateeb Facebook Page

THIS is what we are demanding be STOPPED!  Only prayers for peace, with now more than 40,000 souls lost.  Strength be with these dear people, who just want to be free.  

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