Diana Ross is in the news. BBC NEWS reports:
Diana Ross, Queen and Adam Lambert, Duran Duran and Sir Rod Stewart will perform at a star-studded concert to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Mabel and Eurovision singer Sam Ryder will also appear in front of Buckingham Palace.
The Platinum Party at the Palace will be watched by 22,000 people live and will be broadcast on BBC One on 4 June.
If I were in England, I would be going Sounds like an awesome group of acts. And of course there can be only one closer: the legendary Diana. The report notes:
Ross's performance at the event will kick off a series of live UK gigs, including a slot at the Glastonbury Festival on 26 June.
In a statement, the singer said: "I have had the honour of meeting The Queen many times throughout my life, including when I was with my family. Her Majesty has and continues to be such an incredible inspiration to so many across the world."
Staying with the topic of music, this is a new video from Elle King.
I noted Mary J. Blige being honored at the BILLBOARD awards show ("Mary J Blige ") and some wondered why I didn't note Elle King performing. Did I not like Elle?
I think Elle's pretty awesome and can sing along on the song she performed ("Drunk And I Don't Want To Go Home") anytime it streams. But I'm not a Miranda Lambert fan. I'll note the new video with Dierls Bentley because (a) it's brand new (released today) and (b) because I like him.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Efforts to punish and terrorize Julian Assange continue, efforts by US President Joe Biden, and muhc more.
US President Joe Biden continues to persecute Julian Assange for the 'crime' of journalism. Julian exposed War Crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. For him to publish the truth about them, Chelsea Maning had to leak the truth to him. The US government tried to destroy Chelsea before she ever arrived in court. She was stripped naked and forced to stay that way in an effort to humiliate her. zthe US government -- Joe was Vice President at this time -- insisted it was for her safety. They were afraid she would kill herself, they insisted, so she couldn't have scrubs. the lapdog media -- looking especially at you fake ass Jane Meyer who pretended to care about theses issues when Bully Boy bush occupied the White House -- played cumb and it was left to us to point out that scrubs don't have to be cloth, they also make paper scrubs.
This was part of an effort to destroy the person they had imprisoned. They will come up with similar excuses to torture Julian should they get their hands on him. XINHUA reports:
Hundreds of people gathered in front of the British Home Office on
Tuesday to protest against the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian
Assange to the US, denouncing it as politically motivated and a grave
threat to freedom of press.
After Assange waged several rounds of appeal battle spanning months, Britain's Westminster Magistrate's Court issued a formal order in April to extradite him to the US to face espionage charges.
The case is now at the hands of British Home Secretary Priti Patel, who will decide whether to approve the extradition. Assange's legal team can make submissions before Wednesday to Patel explaining why Assange shouldn't be extradited.
On Tuesday, Assange's wife Stella Assange said on Twitter that a representation had been filed to Patel to block his extradition to the US.
The commissioner said the wider human rights implications of extradition had not been adequately considered, adding that the indictment by the US raised important questions about the protection of those that publish classified information in the public interest.
In a letter, published today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, called on UK Home Secretary Priti Patel not to extradite Julian Assange.
Writing in view of the impending decision on Mr Assange’s extradition, the Commissioner noted that the wider human rights implications of doing so had not yet been adequately considered in the extradition proceedings. She particularly highlighted that the indictment by the United States against Mr Assange raised important questions about the protection of those that publish classified information in the public interest, including information that exposes human rights violations. She concluded that allowing Mr Assange’s extradition on this basis would have a chilling effect on media freedom, and could ultimately hamper the press in performing its task as purveyor of information and public watchdog in democratic societies.
The government that repeatedly sees so many prisoners die in custody cannot be trusted. Along with the abuse they aimed at Chelsea Manning, there is the fact that they ran Abu Ghraib in Iraq. Joe Bden was a sitting US senator at the time.
Are we really to trust that Joe won't torture Julian? This is the man who said, when the torture at the US-run prison Abu Ghraib was exposed “probably would have done less damage to our image, and our legitimacy, and our motive had Iraqi prisoners been shot, like Saddam and other despots in that region do.”
That is the voice of someone to trust with another person's life?
Remember that Joe Biden postured and pretended on Abu Ghraidb. And then he turned around, years later after blaiming it on Bully Boy Bush, and put a medal on Bully Boy Bush, made a point to publicly honor him.
We're going to trust that person?
Joe postures and preens and he has no problem with that. He wants to stand in front of the cameras in Buffalo and pretend to care about people of color but he's given over $40 billion to Ukraine ? The racism doesn't matter there?
I had an e-mail saying that I "just think you are so right about Ukraine. You may not be.." I may not be. I am often wrong. I do however make a point to listen to my gut. It's not wrong. Ukraine is a racist government and it's a Nazi government. And it is so wrong for the US government to be supporting this and I can say that and be fine with that. I know in my gut it's true. And I know Ill be slammed for it. I can live with that. I know history is on my side.
Rebecca's "about a 'woke' warrior" was very amusing to read. So the guy who tried to attack an ddestroy me in college is a 'woke warrior' today? Not back in college, of course. I called out his bad writing and his support for the araprtheid regime. I called out his opinion expressed as fact that Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.
Today, he's a Woke Warrior for the left. I wonder for how long? I kept journalis -- I still do. I have the piece he wrote and I have the letters he got people to write attacking me . I've got a lot written and pasted in those journals.
I have nothing to lose today. I stood up for Mandela, I stood up for equality.
He's the AOC buddy presenting himself as a woke warrior.
I wasn't afraid to call out apartheid and didn't regret it even though it resulted in an organized trashing of me that lasted a full semester.
You think I'm afraid to take an opinion that's unpopular? Nope. It'ss the right opinion. Don't say you support diversity and equality when your actions say you don't. If you support people of color then you should be demanding that US tax dollars stop going to support a racist and homophobic government in Ukraine.
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