Posts Tagged ‘language’

Israeli embassy in Belgium condemns anti-Semitic sign language gesture

Israel’s embassy in Belgium on Tuesday condemned a hook-nosed gesture in a Belgian university’s sign-language dictionary that refers to “Jews.” “The Embassy of #Israel expresses its shock and dismay following the ugly initiative of creating a new sign in Flemish sign language for ‘Jew’: a hooked nose. Its sole purpose is the promotion of #AntiSemitic […]

‘Anti-Semitism’ vs. ‘Islamophobia’: How language creates hierarchies of discrimination and whitewashes bigotry

From the ivory towers of academic knowledge production to the lowlands of cracker-barrel Stammtisch-culture, tactical language is omnipresent in everyday political discourse, employing certain symbols and ciphers designed to obscure bitter realities under the smoke-screen of sweet euphemization. The controlled natural language of Newspeak from George Orwell’s spot-on dystopia 1984 for instance is an  – […]

Khamenei.ir launches Russian, Spanish, French language services

Ghanbar Naderi Press TV, Tehran Khamenei.ir, the official website of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has added Russian, Spanish and French language services for viewers based mainly in Europe, the United States and South America. The new versions, which are run by the office for preservation and dissemination of Ayatollah […]

Reflections from Gaza on anti-Semitic language

Speaking of Gaza: http://www.palestinechronicle.com/clear-and-decisive-win-why-netanyahu-needs-a-war-on-gaza-more-than-ever-before/ “‘Clear and Decisive Win’: Why Netanyahu Needs a War on Gaza More Than Ever Before” The Palestine Chronicle, August 1/19, by Ramzy Baroud. “Media reports of an impending Israeli war on the besieged Gaza Strip are now a regular occurrence. The frequency of these reports fluctuates based on Israel’s own political […]

Language Is A Weapon

June 15, 2019 By James Corbett “In our time it is broadly true that political writing is bad writing” wrote George Orwell 70 years ago, and the observation remains true today. But bad writing is not just bad writing; the language employed by politicians (and their string pullers) can literally be a matter of life […]

Lend me your ears: Vatican Radio broadcasts news in language of Caesar

The move is part of efforts to revive the use of Latin and the first five-minute bulletin was broadcast on Saturday morning. Mere decades ago Latin was a staple in school systems in many European countries as well as being the language of all Roman Catholic services, however its use has waned significantly. ‘Hebdomada Papae, […]

Microsoft to trial ‘inclusive language’ autocorrect

Microsoft is set to trial changes to popular ‘Word’ applications, after announcing the company will be harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to boost the use of “inclusive language”. The program will now work to underline sections of writing that exhibits “language bias”, and will suggest correct recommendations that are more ‘sensitive’. Beginning this year, […]

Meet The Kenyan Engineer Who Created Gloves That Turn Sign Language Into Audible Speech

The Facts: Dean Radin, Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences has published a book titled “Real Magic.” In it, he provides multiple examples of people who possessed these. They have existed throughout history, and have always been outlawed. Reflect On: These abilities have been proven to be real in a scientific setting, as […]

Syrian Christian town where Jesus’ language remains in use celebrates Christmas (VIDEO)

Maaloula is located in a mountainous area near the Syrian capital, where two ancient Christian monasteries also stand. The area saw heavy fighting against Al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadists in 2013 and 2014. Some of the damage can still be seen at Christian sites, like defaced crosses and icons or damaged frescos. But with peace returning to the […]

One Jew Catholic Priest Destroyed the Entire Mayan Written Language

One Jew Catholic Priest Destroyed the Entire Mayan Written Language Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Craig A. James | 2 December 2008 The Religion Virus Mayan Glyphs. The New York Times described the decipherment of the Maya hieroglyphs as “one of the great stories of twentieth century scientific discovery.” Tragically, this decipherment was […]

Toughness the Only Language US Understands

By Stephen Lendman Source The US is addicted to endless wars of aggression against one nation after another – enemies invented to attack because real ones don’t exist. America glorifies war in the name of peace it abhors. Today’s super-weapons if used risk humanity’s destruction like never before. In 1982, founder of America’s nuclear navy […]

Language police: Phrases like ‘bring home the bacon’ will go out of fashion because vegans, academic claims

     The growing popularity of veganism could lead to a cull of meat and dairy sayings, an academic has claimed. Phrases such as ‘bring home the bacon’ and ‘killing two birds with one stone’ will go out of fashion to avoid offending animal lovers, according to Shareena Hamzah of Swansea University. She cited guidance from […]

Ecologist Says Trees Talk to Each Other in a Language We Can Learn

Azriel ReShel, Uplift Waking Times A walk amongst the trees is rejuvenating, nourishing and healing, yet a forest is so much more than an amazing collection of trees. There is a lot going on in the forests that we can’t see. Ecologist Suzanne Simard says trees have a sophisticated and interconnected social network existing underground. A […]

For Arab eyes only: Threat of war vanishes from Israeli military’s English-language Twitter account

Amid the latest flare-up of hostilities between Israel and Hamas militants both sides are also battling for hearts and minds online. Part of the Israeli messaging effort was a threat on Twitter, on the account of Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), a defense ministry unit that enacts policies related to civilian issues […]

13-Year-Old Girl Gives Migrant Free Language Classes – Gets Raped

A 13-year-old girl who offered to help an asylum seeker by giving him free private tutoring to help him “learn the language” and integrate into society has learned a valuable lesson herself about multiculturalism and diversity. After agreeing to tutor the 27-year-old asylum seeker, the 13-year-old was brutally raped when the refugee exploited the young […]

Language of Fear: Attack in Melbourne

November 10, 2018 | 0 Comments The mainstream media are the true peddlers of fear. Photo: 9 News On the 9th of the 11th, 2018, another ‘terrorism’ event has occurred on the streets of Melbourne, as reports describe Islamic Somali man Mohamed Khalif setting a car on fire and stabbing multiple people, before being shot […]

Body language spoke louder than words at this years’ UN General (VIDEO)

Whether they were the delegation of a long-standing ally of the US or an adversary, Trump’s speech to the assembly floor elicited a range of responses. The Germans laughed in confused disbelief over Trump’s claims they would become “totally dependent” on Russian energy while the Chinese gave a shrug of indifference over their mounting trade […]

Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 30-7-2018

Iran Daily   Zarif: US addicted to sanctions, but Iran can weather them Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday the United States is addicted to sanctions, but the Iranians can pass through the current “critical” stage with national unity.   Merkel’s conservatives hit 12-year low in German poll Support for German Chancellor […]

‘This is our state, the Jewish state…. our nation, language and flag’ –Netanyahu triumphs with new law

The Jewish Nation State bill. Apartheid! By Carlos Latuff Early today the Israeli parliament passed a law leaders have long put forward, to declare Israel the nation state of the Jewish people. The law says: “Israel is the historic homeland of the Jewish people and they have an exclusive right to national self-determination in it”. Ayman […]

‘This is our state, the Jewish state…. our nation, language and flag’ –Netanyahu in triumph

Early today the Israeli parliament passed a law leaders have long put forward, to declare Israel the nation state of the Jewish people. The law says: “Israel is the historic homeland of the Jewish people and they have an exclusive right to national self-determination in it”. Ayman Odeh, the leader of the Joint List (the Palestinian […]

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