From Tradition to Fashionable Occupation


People escaped the way they could: some by donkey, some by horse or on foot. They would cross the river and wait for a car to take them as Azerbaijanis approached the village. My oldest son, Samvel, found a donkey. He took this carpet and another smaller one in a sack and brought it to us. We had already crossed the river. We had 3-4 carpets at home, but we could only take this one. First we were carding the wool and only after that, dyeing it. We would boil the water, add dye and continue boiling with the wool in it. Sometimes elders used acid for better color saturation. Then we dried the threads and started working. The relatives of my grandmother were living nearby and in the evenings we were gathering in our home for carding and spinning wool together. The spinning wheel wasn’t taken to the neighbor’s house but they were spinning thread and carding wool and cotton. In the past we didn’t have electricity and had to weave carpets under the lamp-light while losing our eyesight. When I just came to this house as a bride, the threads of this carpet were ready and my mother-in-law and I started to weave. We decided the patterns depending on the threads we had. In the past, carpets with patterns were hanging only on the walls, It wasn’t accepted to roll it on the floor. I have 2 daughters and according to traditions I gave them as a dowry 3 carpets, one to hang from the wall, the others to put on the floor. The first time I came to this factory, I came to make a profile story about the workers with disabilities. When I saw how the carpets were weaved, I decided to give it a try myself and I liked it. I asked them to teach me too, and they accepted me. It has been already 2 years that I’m combining my work here with the study in the university. I think that a girl, besides studying, should learn a craft. I choose specifically carpet making, and not cooking or hairdressing, as it is one of the oldest crafts. It has been two and half years that we are functioning and I already have branches in Shushi, Hadrut and Jartar. There are 150 employees in all the branches combined. We had 2 goals when we were establishing the factory. The first one was social – to provide jobs for 150 women and the second one was to revive the old tradition of carpet-weaving and continue it. The very first works were just examples of the traditional Karabakh carpets without any changes. In the beginning our aim was to recover and preserve our heritage. Now, parallely, to recover such, we also use our creativity. Our carpets differ from the Kazakh and Tibetan carpets, both in the quality and the techniques that we use. The museum opened in 2013 with the initiative of Vardan Asatryan. Here the personal carpet collection of Vardan Asatryan is exhibited. There are more than 300 carpets from different parts of Karabakh here, but only 100 are represented in the museum, the other part is kept in the fond. From time to time, exhibited ones are replaced with new ones. The oldest carpet in the museum is from the 17th century. It is embroidery work weaved with silk threats and is called “Karabakh”. It is a unique example and there is no other like this in the region. It is unique with its patterns and color arrangement. A popular British magazine wrote an article about this carpet.

The Occupation Is Killing Israel’s Soul by the Palestine Liberation Orchestra


I’m an American Jew you see but Bibi and Trump don’t speak for me I’m another Jew against the occupation I’m an American who needs a vacation peace with justice brings liberation even to the occupying nation open-air prison is no compensation they put the U.S. embassy in the wrong location they put the U.S. embassy in the wrong location from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem Jews say no to the occupation tearing up the West Bank, checkpoint blues colonial thugs and their military crews sling-shot shabab shot dead on the news here you are in Palestine lighting the fuse this is my neighborhood, this is my family this is the air I can no longer breathe look what they’ve done with grenades that stun empty my street with a tear-gas gun the occupation is destroying Israel’s soul tearing up the West Bank, checkpoint blues colonial thugs and their military crews sling-shot shabab shot dead on the news here you are in Palestine lighting the fuse

Uri Avnery – An enlightened occupation (141/315)


OK, the war was over, there was no pressure on Israel to immediately evacuate the territories and slowly it became an
‘enlightened occupation’, as they called it. In other words, we did not bother the Palestinians. Dayan was a strange man. He was not a wise person who had a good broad
perspective of the situation, but he was clever. He was quite clever in the short-term. I always thought it was a characteristic
of the Sabra people in general; they are smart in small things but lacked vision and imagination
regarding the big problems. Dayan invented something
that did not exist in history: open bridges. We signed on armistice agreements, one after the other with all the
countries that we had been at war with, but not peace, only a truce. And there was a regime
of official occupation of the West Bank. The first governor
was Chaim Herzog, The father of [Isaac Herzog],
who was a really, really smart person. The genius was the uncle, the brother of Chaim Herzog. The brother of Chaim
Herzog was Yaakov Herzog, who was a really, really smart person. He was Director-General of
the Prime Minister’s office. Let’s go back. Chaim
Herzog was the governor, he was located at the Ambassador
Hotel in East Jerusalem. There was no relationship, the armistice came after the war, the war, after the war and before peace;
it was a kind of short intermediate stage. But in a situation of truce the hostility remains. And here Moshe Dayan
devised a new idea: an open bridge, free movement between the West Bank
to the country of the enemy, Jordan. Only a person who had never in
his life read a book about history could come up with such an idea. He had Sabra-like thinking
which was terribly simple: we conquered, we are holding
areas for the time being, let’s not bother the population; htey can do whatever they want. Listening to the enemy radio is
also something unthinkable. For example, during the war, the Germans executed anyone who listened to BBC radio. ‘To trade, bring goods from abroad,
to sell abroad, to listen to any radio they want. What we need, for security reasons we have, all the rest, let them do
whatever they want’. Then the [Allenby] bridge was opened. and it reduced the pressure. It was one of the smartest
things that Israel ever did, but with very poor results, because it allowed the
occupation to live forever!

Protest 8 Years of War and Occupation


The Iraq war is 8 years old. Despite President Obama’s claim that combat
operations have ‘ended’, more than 50,000 troops remain, backed by tens of thousands
of mercenary private contractors. 4,436 American soldiers are dead. Some estimate that over a million Iraqis have
died, with millions more maimed and displaced. While we lay off teachers, slash social services,
and suffer skyrocketing unemployment at home, this war has cost more than $200 billion this
year alone. The occupation of Afghanistan drags on, and
has expanded into Pakistan, where hundreds of drone bombs fall, remote-controlled from
afar like a deadly video game. The US Government continues to back repressive
regimes and right-wing movements across the Middle East, Latin America and beyond, all
while claiming to support democracy and freedom. Whistle blowers and antiwar activists are
targeted by the FBI, while Muslims and immigrants are scapegoated. This year we’ve seen amazing changes come
from peaceful protests. In Egypt they toppled a dictator. In Wisconsin we’ve seen a political
awakening in hundreds of thousands of ordinary workers. Can we come together as a nation
to finally end the wars and occupation? On March 19th at noon, join us at Michigan
Avenue & Congress Parkway for a rally and march to mark eight years of war and occupation,
and to wish for peace.

Russia-Ukraine war – Crimea, 2 years of “occupation” what happened, what do locals think?


Crimea. A beautiful peninsula in the Black
Sea that few people in the West heard about before 2014… and then… all hell broke
loose! Russian occupation!
Russian annexation! What else was there?
Some of this. Some of that. There was also “land grab”, “19th century
actions in the 21st century”, and even this But what really happened here 2 years ago? Hello, and happy St. Patrick’s Day. My name is Alex and we are in the Crimean city of Sevastopol. Tomorrow marks 2 years since Russia officially either annexed Crimea or Crimea rejoined Russia. We came here to learn the
truth of what happened back then, why it happened, and ask locals what they think about it. So, as you know from our previous videos,
in winter of 2013-2014 there was a movement called Euromaidan in Ukrainian capital of
Kiev aimed at ousting Viktor Yanukovich – the elected president. While there was significant
popular support for the movement in Western and Central Ukraine, people South-Eastern
Ukraine, especially in the regions of Donbass and Crimea, were very wary of what was going
on in Kiev. in February of 2014, Euromaidan, which was
supported both by Ukraine’s robber-baron oligarchs, and the West, came to a violent
resolution. Hardcore ultra nationalists, hiding behind the backs of peaceful protestors organized
a violent and bloody coup d’etat. During the EuroMaidan, Russia and Russian
speakers were often targets of hateful calls and speeches. And Crimea, where the “wrong
kind of Ukrainians” live and where about 90% of people are Russian speakers, was a
favorite target for nationalists. Immediately after Euromaidan overthrew Yanukovich,
the first act of the new “revolutionary” parliament was to repeal laws that gave language
rights to Russian and other minority language speakers. Crimea, was once again on top of
that list. Even before this, before Euromaidan even won,
on the 20th of February of 2014, near the city of Korsun, ultranationalists stopped
a bus full of Crimean who were in Kiev to voice their opposition to Euromaidan movement.
These activists were taken out of the bus, humiliated and beaten. 7 people died on that
day, and the nationalists themselves posted videos of this on Youtube, bragging about
their victory, and threatening to do the same to anyone who disagreed with their version
of what Ukraine should be. They also publicly promising to send a quote
“friendship train” full of armed thugs to Crimea to force the locals to love Ukraine
or else… So blood, Crimean blood, was spilled by Ukrainian
nationalists, the victors of Euromaidan. In the cold of late February 2014, 7 Crimean
families were burring their fathers and sons, and all 2 million Crimeans were preparing
for the worst. ———
But why are there so many “wrong Ukrainians” in Crimea? To answer that question, we have
to take a quick look at the history of Crimea. Crimea is a strategic peninsular located in
northern part of the Black Sea. Because of this, Crimea has been a part of various empires
and kingdoms. Roman, Greek and Byzantine, Ottoman and even
Mongol empires at various points claimed all or some of the peninsular.
Traders from as far as Italian Venice and Genoa established trade colonies here. The
ancient Russian Tmutarakan principality founded in the 10th century laid claim to the eastern
part of peninsula. Ancient tribes like the Tauri and Scythian,
as well as the modern Crimean Tatars had their power base on the peninsula.
Hell, even Goth, the ones who sacked Rome, not the ones who wear all black, called Crimea
their home in the past. For centuries Crimea was a launching ground
for slaver raids into South Russian lands, but in 1783, Catherine the Great of Russia,
after defeating Turkey in a decade long war, incorporated the peninsula into the Russian
Empire. In early 19th century, Crimea, together with
what later became South East Ukraine, was part of the Novorossia, or New Russia region
of the empire. Under Russian rule Crimea was settled by Russians,
Belorussian, Little Russian (as proto-Ukrainians were then called), as well as Germans, Bulgarians,
Jews and many others. The region experienced a growth in trade, agriculture, and later
tourism and flourished under Russian rule. Even after the creation of Ukrainian state
by Vladimir Lenin, and after Ukraine was one of the founding member of the Soviet Union,
Crimea remained a part of Russian Federal Republic within the USSR.
Take a look at this clip from US Department of Defense “Why we fight” film. Ukraine
and Crimea are clearly and obviously separate entities.
And it was the Soviet leader Nikita Khurshev, you unilaterally, and many say in violation
of Soviet laws, transferred Crimea from Russian Soviet Republic to Ukrainian Soviet Republic.
But, again, at this time no one imagined the Soviet Union would ever collapse, so the transfer
was just an administrative and technical decision within one country.
But at its core, in its soul, Crimea always remained Russian. Furthermore, Russian Christian
tradition originates in Crimea – Russian Prince Vladimir, who baptized the Russian
people, was himself baptized in the town of Khersoness in Crimea, and Sevastopol is the
Russian equivalent of the American Alamo – a city that on two occasions – during the
Crimean War of the 19th century, and in World War 2 – heroically held its ground, didn’t
surrender, and fought the enemy to the last defender.
These are some of the historic reasons Russia believes it has a valid claim to Crimea.
———- But you know, Russia’s claim that Crimea
is Russian, because of some ancient prince, or even because of what happened here in World
War 2 is not that relevant. What really matters, at least if we live in a democratic society,
is what the Crimeans of today, think and want So when in 2014, after Ukrainian nationalists killed 7 Crimeans, and threatened to do the
same to anyone who disagrees with the new “democratic” government in Kiev, locals
started to organize into self-defense units and scheduled a referendum to democratically
decide the future of their regioin. However, this was not the first time this
happened. In January 1991, when leaders in still Soviet Kiev where talking about declaring
independence from the Soviet Union, Crimea held a referendum, the first referendum ever
held in the Soviet Union. The referendum asked the question if Crimeans if want to stay under
Kiev’s control, or want to be to restore pre-Khrushev arrangement when Crimea was administered from Moscow. 1.441, or 81.3% of Crimeans came out to vote, and 93.26% of them voted in favor of Moscow. In May 1992, when Ukraine already succeeded
from the USSR, Crimean parliament declared national sovereignty of Crimea, and scheduled
a referendum on that matter to be held in August, but the government in Kiev forced
them to abandon the initiative. Back then, too, armed nationalist sent a “friendship
train” in order to scare Crimeans into abandoning their hopes and dreams.
In March of 1995 the central government of Ukraine unilaterally annulled the Crimean
Constitution. The local government again scheduled a referendum to uphold the old constitution,
but again, under pressure from nationalists and the Kiev government was forced to back
down. Twice, in 1998 and 2006 Crimeans wanted to
hold a referendum on the status of Russian language, and finally in 2006, Crimeans held
an unrecognized referendum about Ukraine joining NATO, and 98.7% of the 900 thousand who showed
up, voted against it. So, once again, as you see, Crimeans have
for decades tried to guarantee their basic national right through democratic referendums,
and for decades Ukraine strong armed them. So, when the thugs who just publicly killed
7 Crimeans, came to power in Kiev, people here knew that they could not count on the
Ukrainian state to fulfill its primary function and protect them, and started to organize
into self-defense units. And, once it was obvious that the state was
not only not going to protect them from murderous nationalists, but that some of those murderous
nationalists became the state, it was time for another referendum – this one to once
and for all democratically decide the future of their region.
And on the 16th of March 2014 over 80% of Crimeans who came to the polls voted for the
Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol, to rejoin their ancestral homeland and become
parts of the Russian Federation And Russia, that “evil empire” dared to do the most despotic thing ever – to recognize
a free, democratic referendum! Now, Ukraine and the West often blame Russia
of having neo-imperialist goals. But what is an empire in essence?
An empire is when a state values territories more than the dreams and desires of people
who live in those territories. Empire is saying “I don’t care what 2 million people have
democratically chosen – all I care about is this land”… isn’t that an attempted
“land grab”? a “land grab” from right under the people who live on this land, and
have lived here for generations? Now, lets do a quick mental experiment. Just
for a minute try to forget everything you know about evil Russia and good Ukraine. Forget
even everything I told you today, and just focus on the questions. There is a Country A that: –
• doesn’t allow the people of a certain region to hold referendums,
• doesn’t recognize them when they are democratically held.
• Doesn’t want to give language rights to people who have spoken their language on
their land for centuries. • Has a government that doesn’t punish
thugs for killing “wrong kind of people” • Values territory over the living and breathing
human beings who live there. Country B on the other hand:
• Defend organizers of a democratic referendum from thugs who proved they are willing to
kill those who disagree with them • Recognizes the democratic and peaceful
desires of the overwhelming majority of people • Values the hope, dreams and lives of people,
not viewing them as just squatters on a desired territory.
Now, please answer the question – which one of these countries is a democracy, and which
one of them is an empire? The obvious answer is country A exhibits all the worst traits
of imperial thinking. And if you did really forget everything, you
can now remember it back, and unexpectedly realize that “Country B”, that upheld
the basic democratic rights of people is the supposedly evil Russia, while “Country A”
that values territory over people who live there is the supposedly good Ukraine.
So, if Western press and politicians were honest in their labels, they would be talking
about Ukrainian empire – the wet dream of all Ukrainian nationalists. A dream, that
Crimeans decided to wake up from! Another thing that empires do, by the way, is exploit territories. Here again, Russia
completely doesn’t fit the bill. So let’s take a quick look at the “HORRORS OF OCCUPATION!”
So since Crimea reunited with Russia, local salaries and pensions grew by as much as 100%
percent. Locals are now guaranteed free quality healthcare, and free education anywhere in
Russia, including world famous Moscow and St. Petersburg universities. Hospitals that
were neglected for decades under Ukrainian rule are now receiving modern equipment, and
doctors are getting higher pay. Furthermore, Russia is heavily investing in
local infrastructure building new power plants, roads, bridges, ports and airport.
The goal is to build up local business and infrastructure and create better living conditions
for the locals. That doesn’t sound like occupation at all, does it? Thank you for watching. We hope this video helped you better understand what happend in Crimea 2 years ago and what is going on here now. When we came here, we though we would do just
one video, but there is some much information we want to tell you, that are doing 2 more
episodes from here. The next one will cover why Russian troops ended up being here and we will talk about the famous Budapest memorandum that Russia supposedly broke In Our final video from Crimea we will focus on the Crimean-Tatar, the people that Russia supposedly oppreses and who “want to break free”. So for those upcoming videos, and many others from Crimea, Donbass and other regions, as well as in-depth analysis of what is going Ukraine, please sign up to our channel. Also, please comment, like this video, and of course please share

Russia’s Little Green Men Enter Ukraine: Russian Roulette in Ukraine


So we’re outside a Ukrainian military base here in Crimea, but the soldiers over here are Russian They’re from the basin Sevastopol the Russian naval base And they showed up here early this morning tried to get into the base But the Ukrainian soldiers here told them that if they did they would fire back So there’s been quite a tense standoff here for the last few hours With the Ukrainians behind the gate here and the Russian seems to be Marines all along the perimeter of the base Russia’s Parliament has just authorized a military invasion of the Crimean, Peninsula here in Ukraine and what’s been happening so far is that Russian soldiers have been going up to various Ukrainian bases and Trying to take them over last night. They managed to capture a Ukrainian naval base in balaclava and this morning They’ve showed up to this army base So the Ukrainian commander of this base just had some negotiations with the Russian commander and Essentially long story short they’ve agreed to say if you don’t shoot we won’t shoot The Russian it’s hard to tell whether it’s genuine or whether these people just sense that the winds of change coming through I Really wouldn’t want to be the Ukrainian soldiers standing behind this gate right now. There are a lot worse equipped They’re cut off from the mainland, and they’re surrounded by Russian Special Forces So I think these guys got their training from the guards outside of Buckingham Palace because they’re not saying a word to anybody As we need even more to discuss Isis Cucuy Basel is Kokua strongly. You know it’s a treat. It’s not a coup which were pros Yeah, they don’t want to say anything they’re not wearing any insignia, but it’s pretty clear that they’re Russian So the big question everybody is asking themselves right now is what is the rest of the world going to do because Putin’s announced that he’s brought troops here in order to protect Russian speakers and Russian citizens inside Ukraine but What the United States? And what the UK and the other world powers are going to do next is going to have a lot to do with? Putin’s next step You

Housefull 4 14th Day Box Office Collection | Box Office Collection | Akshay Kriti/Kriti Pooja | WKB


Housefull 4 Box Office Collection 14: The Film Is A SOLID SUCCESS After 2nd Week, Surpasses 2.0 [ Hindi ] Lifetime The film held on to its stand in a good way and though there were smaller films like Ujda Chaman and Saand Ki Aankh in the running. there was not much impact on its collection. Housefull 4 Box Office: It has emerged as a solid success at the box office. The film was quite good in the second week as well, what with not just the weekend but even the weekdays thereafter turning out to be quite good. The film held on to its stand in a good way though there were smaller films like Ujda Chaman and Saand Ki Aankh in the running, there was not much impact on its collection. As a result, the film now stands at 189.73 CR after just two weeks. This is a very good total for a film which was bashed severely by a section of media and ( surprisingly ) even the industry. Still it has bypassed all negativity coming its way with audiences giving it a big thumbs up. This can well be seen from the fact that the Sajid Nadiadwala production has comfortably gone past the lifetime of some of the much appreciated bigges. Akshay Kumar’s own 2.0 [ Hindi ] 188 CR’s is history now. Next in the line is Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani 190.03 CR’s and Ek Tha Tiger 198 CR’s and Salman Khan biggie would be gone too by the time the current weekend is through, hence in the process bringing Housefull 4 to the 200 CR Club. War Box Office Collection: Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff’s action thriller becomes 3rd YRF film to cross 300 CR War has collected steadily, and the total collection of this high-octane action entertainer are now at an incredible 317.01 CR nett #Hindi: 302.41 CR nett, Tamil + Telugu 14.60 CR nett. War is the 3rd film produced by Yash Raj Films to cross 300 CR in India, after Tiger Zinda Hai 2017, and Sultan 2016. War became the highest-grossing #Hindi film in India. dethroning #YRF’s Thugs of Hindustan. It is now the highest-opening film for both Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, and the highest-earning film on a national holiday. The numbers collected were most probably contributed by the extended weekend that the film witnessed. Taran Adarsh tweeted: #War biz at a glance. Week 1: 238.35 CR Week 2: 49.65 CR Week 3: 21.35 CR Week 4: 5.32 CR Week 5: 2.34 CR Total: 317.01 CR #India biz. BLOCKBUSTER #War Language-wise
#Hindi: 302.41 CR #Tamil + #Telugu 14.60 CR Total: 317.01 CR In another tweet Taran Adarsh shared. #War #Hindi: Week 5 Friday 40 Lakhs, Saturday 50 Lakhs, Sunday 61 Lakhs, Monday 20 Lakhs, Tuesday 20 Lakhs, Wednesday 18 Lakhs, Thursday 18 Lakhs, Total: 302.41 CR. Including #Tamil + #Telugu: 317.01 CR, #India biz. Please Subscribe my channel and hit the bell icon to get more updates.