London Klezmer Quartet, new record


This music video from London, England says about itself:

25 November 2011

A clip from The London Klezmer Quartet‘s performance at the Friday night music evening at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Featuring Ilana Cravitz on violin, Susi Evans on clarinet, Carol Isaacs on piano accordion, and Ruth Goller on bass.

By Michal Boncza in England:

London Klezmer Quartet

Tuesday 27th 2016

London Klezmer Quartet: To the Tavern (Proper Music) 4/5

SOME years ago BBC 4 aired a compelling Timeshift documentary on klezmer and the revitalisation of this traditional east European Jewish music, abandoned as surplus luggage in the 20th-century migrations.

But the void of a present without a past told and a new generation took a fresh look at its heritage. Dusted-off traditional klezmer reappeared alongside exciting modernised versions infused with jazz, folk and even rock.

The all-women London Klezmer Quartet, full of musical savvy, deliver an earthy mix of violin, clarinet, accordion and double bass here.

The instrumental compositions by Ilana Cravitz, Susy Evans, Carol Isaacs and Indra Buraczewska are melodically and texturally rich and played with much energising gusto — Dobriden, The Inn Keeper’s Wife, Summertime Waltz, Bulgar and Riga Runde delight, though the classics sung in Yiddish are perhaps less successful.

Big Irish women’s rights demonstration


This video from Ireland says about itself:

Protest at death of [Dr] Savita [Halappanavar], denied an abortion in Irish hospital

2,000 protested over death of Savita, denied a termination in Irish hospital. The protest took place at parliament buildings where legislators have failed for 20 years to legislate for abortion, Dublin 14th November 2012.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Dublin demo demands end to ban on abortions

Sunday 25th September 2015

TENS of thousands marched through Dublin yesterday calling for abortion rights.

Marchers carried banners calling on the Irish government to “repeal the 8th,” the amendment to the Irish constitution which gives foetuses a “right to life” deemed equal with that of pregnant women, rendering almost all abortions illegal.

The Abortion Rights Campaign said it the march was about demanding “free, safe and legal” abortion rights in Ireland.

Spokeswoman Linda Kavanagh said: “100 years on from the Easter Rising, the equality promised in the 1916 proclamation hasn’t been realised.”

Her colleague Janet O’Sullivan accused governments of “burying their heads in the sand, ignoring the urgent need and desire for change.”

Solidarity marches by pro-choice campaigners also took place across the world, including in Berlin, London and New York.

This video from Ireland says about itself:

10,000 March for Abortion Rights in Ireland, September 2015

29 September 2015

Over 10,000 march for a woman’s right to bodily autonomy in Dublin on Saturday 26th 2015. Organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign, activists from all over Ireland and across Europe came out to demand that a referendum be held to Repeal the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution which equates the foetus with the pregnant person carrying the foetus.

Video © Paula Geraghty

Trump supporter injures elderly woman


This video from the USA says about itself:

Trump Supporter Punches Elderly Woman In Face

14 September 2016

An elderly protester claims that she was ‘cold-cocked’ by a Trump supporter at a rally in North Carolina. John Iadarola, Jimmy Dore, and Michael Shure, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

“Here’s a fistful of deplorable.

Cops were hunting a Donald Trump supporter who sucker-punched a 69-year-old woman who uses oxygen for a respiratory condition at a North Carolina rally.

Protester Shirley Teter was clocked by a man exiting the Monday gathering in Asheville, she told WLOS-13. Teter fell on her oxygen tank and was treated at a hospital for sore ribs, a sore jaw and a cut to her elbow.”

Read more here.

United States Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump himself has repeatedly advocated violence against opponents. Some of Trump’s supporters have practiced it.

Recently, the Republican governor of Kentucky threatened violence in case Trump would lose the November election. Apparently, this North Carolina Trump supporter was unable to postpone the violence till after the election.

HuffPost got in touch with several Trump Hotel employees who say there is no paid leave where they work. (Ben Walsh, Igor Bobic, Dave Jamieson and Sam Stein, The Huffington Post)

Bernie Sanders says Trump’s campaign is about bigotry. Here’s a look at the evidence. (Nick Baumann, The Huffington Post)

THE NUMBER OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS DONALD TRUMP WANTS OUT OF THE COUNTRY 11.1 million. [Elise Foley, HuffPost]

This video from the USA says about itself:

Trump’s Supreme Court Choice: Women Voting Was A Mistake

15 September 2016

Trump’s choice for Supreme Court has some unique and horrible views on women’s suffrage. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

“Donald Trump has made it clear he will nominate Peter Thiel to the Supreme Court if he wins the presidency, Thiel has told friends, according to a source close to the PayPal co-founder.

Trump “deeply loves Peter Thiel,” and people in the real estate mogul’s inner circle are talking about Thiel as a Supreme Court nominee, a separate source close to Trump told The Huffington Post. That source, who has not spoken to Trump directly about Thiel being nominated to the Court, cautioned that Trump’s offers often fail to materialize in real life.

It’s not clear whether Trump has indeed offered to nominate Thiel ― only that Thiel has said Trump would nominate him and that Trump’s team has discussed Thiel as a possible nominee. Both sources requested anonymity, given that Trump and Thiel have each demonstrated a willingness to seek revenge against parties they feel have wronged them. In Thiel’s case, he secretly financed lawsuits against Gawker.com with the intention of destroying the publication. He succeeded, and his role in the assault was only revealed in the final stages.

Read more here.