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review 2020-07-05 17:28
#BlackLivesMatter: Eine Geschichte vom Überleben // When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
#BlackLivesMatter: Eine Geschichte vom Überleben (German Edition) - Patrisse Khan-Cullors,Henriette Zeltner,Asha Bandele

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warning: this review is written in my angry voice

 

Inhalt: Wie viel ein schwarzes Leben zählt. Black Lives Matter ist die neue große Bürgerrechtsbewegung in Amerika. Als im Sommer 2013 der Feuerwehrmann George Zimmerman freigesprochen wurde, der den 17-jährigen schwarzen Schüler Trayvon Martin erschossen hatte, entstand unter dem Hashtag #BlackLivesMatter die neue Bürgerrechtsbewegung. Jetzt erzählt die Mitbegründerin ihre Geschichte.


In diesem Buch erzählt Patrisse Khan-Cullors von einer Kindheit in Angst und Armut. Und sie schildert auf bewegende Weise, wie sie sich dank Literatur und Kunst aus der Hoffnungslosigkeit befreien konnte und welche Verpflichtungen zu einem Engagement für Freiheit und Gerechtigkeit daraus erwachsen sind – in einem Amerika, dessen Minderheiten immer stärker unter Druck geraten.


Je lauter diese neue Bürgerrechtsbewegung ihre Rechte einfordert, desto kritischer wird sie betrachtet. Im Jahr 2016 bezeichnen Politiker und konservative Medien die Mitglieder von Black Lives Matter erstmals als Terroristen. Genauso wie Angela Davis vor 50 Jahren von Präsident Nixon genannt wurde. Aber sie sind keine Terroristen, sie sind Überlebende, wie die Künstlerin und Aktivistin Patrisse Khan-Cullors in ihrem Buch schreibt.


Wie viele Schwarze in den USA blickt sie auf eine Familiengeschichte zurück, die von Demütigungen und Ausweglosigkeit geprägt ist. Sie wächst während der Reagan-Jahre in einem Getto von Los Angeles auf – immer wieder stürmen Polizisten die Wohnung und suchen nach Drogen und Verdächtigen, während sie und ihre Geschwister stocksteif vor Angst auf dem Sofa sitzen. Im Alter von zwölf Jahren wird sie zum ersten Mal festgenommen und ins Gefängnis gebracht.

 

Meine Bewertung: Das Buch MUSS man einfach lesen!!!

 

Ich finde, dass ist eins der Bücher, die man gelesen haben sollte. Als jemand der wirklich hinter der #BlackLivesMatter Bewegung steht und wirklich versucht um sie auf unterschiedliche Arten zu unterstützen ist es nur noch eine weitere Erinnerung, warum die Bewegung so verdammt wichtig ist und warum sie so viel Unterstützung von uns bekommen sollte.

 

Das Buch empfehle ich auch denen, die den #BlackLivesMatter Hashtag mit #AllLivesMatter kontern, weil ja alle Menschen gleich sind und blah blah blah...lest dieses Buch und sagt mir, dass ihr findet, dass es wirklich Gerecht in der Welt zu geht. In diesem Buch werden Situationen beschrieben, in denen wir uns als Weiße NIEMALS sehen werden, in die wir uns nie reinversetzen können weil sie für uns keine Gefahr darstellen. Diese Erfahrungen müssen wir uns anhören oder durchlesen, ohne am Ende mit einem "Aber" zu kontern. Einfach Klappe halten, zu hören, darüber nachdenken und helfen die Welt ein bisschen besser zu machen.

 

Das Buch hat in mir alle möglichen Gefühle geweckt, da war Freude, da war Leid, Herzschmerz, Frust...und einfach so viel Wut, weil wir in einer Welt leben in der so viele solcher Dinge passieren und es immer noch Leute gibt, die behaupten es wäre alles besser geworden und inzwischen werden alle gleichbehandelt und jeder hat die gleichen Möglichkeiten. SHUT UP, ich wünschte so würde die wirkliche Welt funktionieren, aber das tut sie nicht!!!

 

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Summary: A poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America—and the co-founding of a movement that demands justice for all in the land of the free.

Raised by a single mother in an impoverished neighborhood in Los Angeles, Patrisse Khan-Cullors experienced firsthand the prejudice and persecution Black Americans endure at the hands of law enforcement. For Patrisse, the most vulnerable people in the country are Black people. Deliberately and ruthlessly targeted by a criminal justice system serving a white privilege agenda, Black people are subjected to unjustifiable racial profiling and police brutality. In 2013, when Trayvon Martin’s killer went free, Patrisse’s outrage led her to co-found Black Lives Matter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi.

Condemned as terrorists and as a threat to America, these loving women founded a hashtag that birthed the movement to demand accountability from the authorities who continually turn a blind eye to the injustices inflicted upon people of Black and Brown skin.

Championing human rights in the face of violent racism, Patrisse is a survivor. She transformed her personal pain into political power, giving voice to a people suffering in equality and a movement fueled by her strength and love to tell the country—and the world—that Black Lives Matter.

When They Call You a Terrorist is Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele’s reflection on humanity. It is an empowering account of survival, strength and resilience and a call to action to change the culture that declares innocent Black life expendable.

 

My review: This book is a must read!!!

 

I truly think that this is one of those books that you just have to read. As someone who supports the #BlackLivesMatter movement and looks for all the ways to support them, this book is just such a reminder why this movement is so damn important and why it needs all the support.

 

This book is also something that people should read that just can't help themselve to answer the #BlackLivesMatter Hastag with #AllLivesMatter, since everyone is equal and blah blah blah...read this book and tell me that you truly think that the world is fair. There are situations described in this book that we as white people NEVER gonna experience, that we can never relate to cause they aren't a threat to us. Those experiences we have to listen to or read about, without retorting with a "but". Just shut up, listen, think about it, and find ways to help change the way the world works for the better.

 

This book gave me all the feels, there was joy, there was pain, heartbreak, frustration...and just so much anger cause we live in a world where all this shit is happening and people still talking about how much things have changed and how every person is equal and that everyone has the same opportunities. SHUT UP, I wish this was how the real world works, but it doesn't!!!

 
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Day Before Decision On Pak, Anti-Terror Finance Watchdog’s Warning

 

 

Anti-Terror Finance Watchdog: The Financial Action Task Force is an inter-governmental organization established in 1989 to fight money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the reliability of the international financial system. The FATF comprises 39 members including two regional organisations, the European Commission and Gulf Cooperation Council. India is a member of the FATF consultations and its Asia Pacific Group. The FATF (Financial Action Task Force) on Monday (17.02.2020) said several terrorist groups are being benefitted from funds raised through illegal activities and from supporters worldwide in spite of the international terror financing watchdog tightening the standards on flow of money.

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review 2020-02-10 03:05
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Abducted Alchemist (book, vol. 2) by Makoto Inoue, original concept by Hiromu Arakawa, translated by Alexander O. Smith with Rich Amtower
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Abducted Alchemist - Rich Amtower,Makoto Inoue,Alexander O. Smith,Hiromu Arakawa

After another unsuccessful investigation into Philosopher's Stone rumors, Edward and Alphonse Elric wait for a train. Strangely, when one finally arrives, it's hours late. They're also surprised to see Roy Mustang and Jean Havoc among the passengers, dressed in civilian clothes. They soon learn that there has been a lot of recent terrorist activity on the train tracks. The terrorists announce their bombing target 20-30 minutes in advance, enough time for civilians to get to safety but too little time for the military to do anything to stop them. It's terrorism without terror - civilians are more inconvenienced than anything, and they've directed their annoyance towards the ineffectual military.

Although he hasn't been able to find any proof yet, Roy suspects that the bombings are somehow connected to a string of kidnappings. The kidnappers abduct a child from a family with a connection to the military, demand and receive a ransom, and let the child go free, completely unharmed. As Ed and Al continue their own work, they accidentally stumble across something that may be key to both of Roy's investigations.

This is the second Fullmetal Alchemist novel I've read, and the first that I don't think was turned into a filler episode in the original anime, so the story was entirely new to me. It was decent - not something I'll necessarily want to reread, but it felt like something that could happen in the Fullmetal Alchemist universe, was a relatively quick and light read, and the characters mostly acted and spoke like themselves.

Ancy, the child Ed and Al encountered, was like literally every child they've ever met in the series, sweet and cute. There was a funny running joke involving Ed calling Roy "Dad" that, for a very brief moment, dipped into "Roy as Ed's father figure" territory. Havoc drove a car badly, multiple times. Ed went up against a couple dozen terrorists and managed to hold his own with alchemy and an entire building (although he forgot that some parts of buildings are load-bearing and really shouldn't be messed with). There were no alchemists in the terrorist group, but there was a guy named Gael who was ridiculously strong and fast.

It wasn't the most exciting story, overall, but it had some good stuff in it, especially in the second half. Roy and Ed had some great scenes together. The one thing that was a little off was the bit where a woman called Ed a "wee bonnie squire" to Al's "knight in shining armor" (78) and Ed didn't even twitch.

This is the last of the Fullmetal Alchemist novels that I have on hand, but I'd still like to read the rest.

Extras:

A few black and white illustrations throughout, an afterword by Makoto Inoue, and an afterword/illustrated interpretation of the "you have a son?" scene by Hiromu Arakawa. Also, one full-color illustration.

 

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)

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text 2020-01-25 06:09
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text 2018-12-31 06:43
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