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Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros) Castle (Castelo) The north-facing wall of the Castle of the Moors, perched on top of the Sintra Mountains, showing the rectangular towers, including the Royal Tower (top left) The Castle of the Moors (Portuguese: Castelo dos Mouros) is a hilltop medieval castle located in the central Portuguese civil parish of Santa Maria e So Miguel, in the municipality of Sintra. Taken by Christian forces from the Moors after the fall of Lisbon, it was an important strategic point during the Reconquista, and classified as a National Monument, part of the Sintra Cultural Landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition to right-wing politics. Communism (as well as the Marxist philosophy that it relies on) and anarchism are considered to be radical forms of left-wing politics. (See political spectrum and left-right politics for more on the merits/limitations of this kind of classification.) The terminology of left-right politics was originally based on the seating-arrangement of parliamentary partisans during the French Revolution. The more ardent proponents of radical revolutionary measures (including democracy and republicanism) were commonly referred to as leftists because they sat on the left side of successive legislative assemblies. As this original reference became obsolete, the meaning of the terms has changed as appropriate to the spectrum of ideas and stances being compared.
The term is also often used to characterize the politics of the Soviet Union and other one-party “communist states”, although many (perhaps most) on the political left (including many Marxists) would not consider their own politics to have anything significant in common with any of these states.
Equality, social justice, labor rights and trade unionism, concern for the poor, working-class solidarity and internationalism are the values typically associated with the left wing of the political spectrum. The left is against hierarchy and authority, strict adherence to tradition, monoculturalism, privilege for the wealthy, and other values commonly associated with the political right. Those on the left are sometimes self-described “progressive”, a term that arose from their self-identification as the side of (social) “progress”. The term is often considered politically loaded, especially by non-Leftists.
The term “Left” was first used in the early days of French revolution. When the National Assembly first met, the reformers sat on the left side of the meeting hall, while supporters of monarchy and nobility sat on the right. Originally, it wasn’t meant to be a political statement, but as the factions within the National Assembly formed, the label stuck.
Although it may seem ironic in terms of present-day usage, the original “leftists” during the French Revolution were the largely bourgeois supporters of laissez-faire capitalism and free markets. As the electorate expanded beyond property-holders, these relatively wealthy elites found themselves clearly victorious over the old aristocracy and the remnants of feudalism, but newly opposed by the growing and increasingly organized and politicized workers and wage-earners. The “left” of 1789 would, in some ways be part of the present-day “right”, liberal with regard to the rights of property and intellect, but not embracing notions of distributive justice, rights for organized labor, etc.
The European left has traditionally shown a smooth continuum between non-communist and communist parties (including such hybrids as eurocommunism), which have sometimes allied with more moderate leftists to present a united front. In the United States, however, no avowedly socialist or communist party ever became a major player in national politics, although the Social Democratic Party of Eugene V. Debs and its successor Socialist Party of America (in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century) and the Communist Party of the United States of America (in the 1930s) made some inroads. While many American “liberals” would be “social democrats” in European terms, very few of them openly embrace the term “left”; in the United States, the term is mainly embraced by New Left activists, certain portions of the labor movement, and people who see their intellectual or political heritage as descending from 19th-century socialist movements.
The “New Left” has had varying degrees of unity since its rise in the 1960s, and can be seen as a coalition of numerous distinct movements, including (but not limited to) feminists, greens, some labor unions, some atheists, some gay rights activists, and some minority ethnic and racially oriented civil rights groups. Many Greens deny that green politics is “on the left”; nonetheless, their economic policies can generally be considered left-wing, and when they have formed political coalitions (most notably in Germany, but also in local governments elsewhere), it has almost always been with groups that would generally be classified as being on the left.
Much as fascism is generally included in “the right,” the Communism of the former Soviet bloc is generally included in “the left.” Some argue that (in spite of its use of socialist rhetoric), Soviet-style communism should be viewed independently of the conventional left-right spectrum: this case has, perhaps, been made most eloquently by Karl Popper, through his development of the concept of totalitarianism. Critics of democratic socialism or of left-liberalism have often used the association of communism with Soviet-style politics to tar the political left with the perceived crimes of Stalinism, but these accusations are usually little more than rhetorical devices (similar to the ones used by some critics of conservativism or other right-wing ideologies in associating the political right with fascism).
In the days of the Soviet Union, leftist movements worldwide had different relationships with Moscow-line communist parties, ranging from enthusiastic support to outright opposition. Even today, some parts of the radical left extol all or some aspects of Soviet-style communism or that of Maoist China, while others loathe the perceived crimes of those regimes and denounce them at every turn. For example, most Trotskyists adhere to some variant of Leon Trotsky’s view of the post-Lenin Soviet Union as a “degenerated workers’ state” and denounce Stalin as a traitor, some even claiming that the soviet Union was actually a kind of ‘monopoly capitalist’ state. At the other end, the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA takes the opposite view and continues to praise the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
Some critics of the left claim that leftist movements lost their moorings or their rationale after the collapse of the European communist states (beginning in 1989 and ending with the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991). However, large segments of the left never took inspiration from the Soviet model and actually rejoiced to see the USSR’s system collapse — as Michael Albert of Z Magazine put it, “one down, one to go” (referring to Stalinism and capitalism).
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Palestine (Arabic: Filasn, Falasn, Filisn; Greek: , Palaistin; Latin: Palaestina; Hebrew: Palestina) is a geographic region in Western Asia between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. It is sometimes considered to include adjoining territories. The name was used by Ancient Greek writers, and was later used for the Roman province Syria Palaestina, the Byzantine Palaestina Prima and the Umayyad and Abbasid province of Jund Filastin. The region is also known as the Land of Israel (Hebrew: Eretz-Yisra’el), the Holy Land, the Southern Levant,Cisjordan, and historically has been known by other names including Canaan, Southern Syria and Jerusalem.
Situated at a strategic location between Egypt, Syria and Arabia, and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity, the region has a long and tumultuous history as a crossroads for religion, culture, commerce, and politics. The region has been controlled by numerous different peoples, including Ancient Egyptians, Canaanites, Israelites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, the Sunni Arab Caliphates, the Shia Fatimid Caliphate, Crusaders, Ayyubids, Mameluks, Ottomans, the British and modern Israelis and Palestinians.
Boundaries of the region have changed throughout history, and were last defined in modern times by the Franco-British boundary agreement (1920) and the Transjordan memorandum of 16 September 1922, during the mandate period. Today, the region comprises the State of Israel and the State of Palestine.
The term Peleset (transliterated from hieroglyphs as P-r-s-t) is found in numerous Egyptian documents referring to a neighboring people or land starting from c.1150 BCE during the Twentieth dynasty of Egypt. The first mention is thought to be in texts of the temple at Medinet Habu, which record a people called the Peleset among the Sea Peoples who invaded Egypt in Ramesses III’s reign, followed later by an inscription on Padiiset’s Statue. The Assyrians called the same region Palashtu or Pilistu, beginning with Adad-nirari III in the Nimrud Slab in c.800 BCE through to emperor Sargon II, in his Annals approximately a century later.
The first clear use of the term Palestine to refer to the entire area between Phoenicia and Egypt was in 5th century BC Ancient Greece.Herodotus wrote of a ‘district of Syria, called Palaistin” in The Histories, the first historical work clearly defining the region, which included the Judean mountains and the Jordan Rift Valley. and formed part of the 5th Persian satrapy (). Approximately a century later, Aristotle used a similar definition in Meteorology, writing “Again if, as is fabled, there is a lake () in Palestine, such that if you bind a man or beast and throw it in it floats and does not sink, this would bear out what we have said. They say that this lake is so bitter and salt that no fish live in it and that if you soak clothes in it and shake them it cleans them,” understood by scholars to be a reference to the Dead Sea. Later writers such as Polemon, and Pausanias also used the term to refer to the same region. This usage was followed by Roman writers such as Ovid, Tibullus, Pomponius Mela, Pliny the Elder,Statius, as well as Roman-era Greek writers such as Plutarch, Dio Chrysostom and Roman-era Judean writers such as Philo of Alexandria and Josephus. Other writers, such as Strabo, a prominent Roman-era Greek geographer, referred to the region as Coele-Syria around 1020 CE. The term was first used to denote an official province of the Roman Empire in c.135 CE, when the Roman authorities, following the suppression of the Bar Kokhba Revolt, combined Iudaea Province with Galilee and other surrounding cities such as Ashkelon to form “Syria Palaestina” (Syria Palaestina), which some scholars state was in order to complete the dissociation with Judaea.
The Hebrew name Peleshet ( Plsheth) usually translated as Philistia in English, is used in the Bible more than 250 times. The Greek word Palaistin (, “Palaistine”) is generally accepted to be a translation of the Semitic name for Philistia; however another term land of the Philistieim ( , transliteration from Hebrew ‘Eretz Plishtm, land of the Philistines) was used in the Septuagint, the second century BCE Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, to refer to Philistia. In the Torah / Pentateuch, the term Philistia is used 10 times and its boundaries are undefined. The later Historical books (see Deuteronomistic history) include most of the biblical references, almost 200 of which are in the Book of Judges and the Books of Samuel; in these cases, the word refers to the lands around the several Philistine city-states along the Mediterranean coast, west of the Judean mountains, from Gaza in the south to Ekron in the north.
During the Byzantine period, the entire region (Syria Palestine, Samaria, and the Galilee) was named Palaestina, subdivided into provinces Palaestina I and II. The Byzantines also renamed an area of land including the Negev, Sinai, and the west coast of the Arabian Peninsula as Palaestina Salutaris, sometimes called Palaestina III. The Arabic word for Palestine is (commonly transcribed in English as Filistin, Filastin, or Falastin). Moshe Sharon writes that when the Arabs took over Greater Syria in the 7th century, place names that were in use by the Byzantine administration before them, generally continued to be used. Hence, he traces the emergence of the Arabic form Filastin to this adoption, with Arabic inflection, of Roman and Hebrew (Semitic) names. Jacob Lassner and Selwyn Ilan Troen offer a different view, writing that Jund Filastin, the full name for the administrative province under the rule of the Arab caliphates, was traced by Muslim geographers back to the Philistines of the Bible. The use of the name “Palestine” in English became more common after the European renaissance. It was officially revived by the British after the fall of the Ottoman Empire and applied to the territory that was placed under The Palestine Mandate.
Some other terms that have been used to refer to all or part of this land include Canaan, Greater Israel, Greater Syria, the Holy Land, Iudaea Province, Judea,Israel, “Israel HaShlema”, Kingdom of Israel, Kingdom of Jerusalem, Land of Israel (Eretz Yisrael or Ha’aretz),Zion, Retenu (Ancient Egyptian), Southern Syria, Southern Levant and Syria Palestina.
Situated at a strategic location between Egypt, Syria and Arabia, and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity, the region has a long and tumultuous history as a crossroads for religion, culture, commerce, and politics. The region has been controlled by numerous different peoples, including Ancient Egyptians, Canaanites, Israelites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, the Sunni Arab Caliphates, the Shia Fatimid Caliphate, Crusaders, Ayyubids, Mameluks, Ottomans, the British and modern Israelis and Palestinians. Modern archaeologists and historians of the region refer to their field of study as Syro-Palestinian archaeology.
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CONCHO, Okla. Darren Black Bear and Jason Pickel hadn’t even planned to send invitations to their upcoming wedding.
They’re small-town people, they said, and planned an intimate, no-frills celebration of their love.
“I intended to tell people, ‘Hey, we’re getting married. Come on down and have dinner,’” Pickel said, laughing. Then, during an interview in his Oklahoma City apartment, his cellphone vibrated: yet another media request. And then came another.
Since word about their upcoming nuptials spread, Pickel and Black Bear have been thrust into the spotlight over one of the most hot-button issues in this state. Gay marriage is banned in Oklahoma, but the men will marry legally under Native American tribal jurisdiction.
Black Bear is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, based in rural Concho. The joint tribe does not specify gender in its laws regarding marriage, referring to those involved only as “Indians.” Because the tribe is a federally recognized sovereign nation, the state’s ban does not apply.
Black Bear and Pickel, who is not a tribal member, will be eligible for federal benefits made available to married same-sex couples after the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act.
Under state law, however, “tribal same-sex weddings are treated the same way as out-of-state same-sex weddings,” Alex Weintz, a spokesman for Republican Gov. Mary Fallin, said in an email. “They are not recognized by the state of Oklahoma.”
In 2004, Oklahomans voted overwhelmingly 75% to 25% to approve a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman and making it a misdemeanor to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple.
Black Bear, 45, and Pickel, 36, had originally planned to travel to Iowa this fall to get married. They have been a couple for nearly nine years and have “been through all the trials” and “have always stuck together,” Black Bear said.
Planning a trip to Iowa, however, proved difficult with their busy schedules. Black Bear works as a floral supervisor in Oklahoma City, and Pickel is working on an undergraduate degree in mortuary science while doing a funeral home apprenticeship.
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October 17, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Same-sex marriage may be on the legislative agenda when lawmakers return to Springfield next week for the fall veto session. Many groups backing gay marriage in Illinois are putting pressure on their representatives, especially in the African-American community.
The gay marriage issue is heating up again as lawmakers return to Springfield next week. Well-known African American ministers have used the pulpit and other means to strongly oppose gay marriage in Illinois.
On Thursday, a different group of black ministers came together to urge the house to pass the law.
It’s a battle between the ministers, specifically African-American clergy. This group came together today to urge the Illinois House to pass gay marriage, formally known as the SB 10, the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.
“Legislating how fast I drive, taxes, where I park is understandable but telling me I cannot marry is simply unfair,” said Rev. Dawnn Brumfield, Urban Village Church.
Just shy of the 60 votes needed to pass the law, the House sponsor Rep. Greg Harris decided not to call the bill for a vote last May. Since then, both sides have worked hard trying to sway votes, especially the African- American clergy coalition that includes pastors with big congregations like Rev. James Meeks and Bishop Larry Trotter. They are fighting hard against gay marriage based on biblical teachings.
“It is the way it has always been, we believe bible teaches against same sex relationships speak out against legislation,” said Rev. Kenneth Giles, The African-American Clergy Coalition.
But this group of African-American ministers view gay marriage from a different context. They are hoping to sell it with in the African-American community as a freedom and equality issue, not a religious one. Maryland minister Rev. Delman Coates says gay marriage succeeded in his state when it was framed as a public policy issue.
“It is critically important in democracy that we help people to understand it is our call and challenge to live within our faith, not to legislate,” said Rev. Delman Coates-Clinton, Maryland minister.
As both sides head to Springfield next week, State Rep. Greg Harris said Thursday the House agendas are not yet set. Whether he has enough votes to call a vote, Harris would only say things are moving in the right direction. If the Marriage Fairness Act eventually passes, Illinois will join 14 other states and the District of Columbia.
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FILE – In this Aug. 1, 2013 file photo, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, center, officiates at the wedding of Al Giraud, right, and his partner Jeff Isaacson at the Minneapolis City Hall. They were the first gay couple legally married in Minnesota. Rybak is hitting the road to promote his state’s new gay marriage law. He is traveling to Chicago on Thursday, Sept. 5 to launch a “Marry in Minneapolis” campaign in the hopes that Illinois gay and lesbian couples will do just that. Illinois has not passed a gay marriage law, an issue scheduled to come before state lawmakers again this fall. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File)
MADISON, Wis. — Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is bringing his gay marriage pitch to Wisconsin.
Rybak planned a Monday news conference with Madison Mayor Paul Soglin to unveil a new ad campaign inviting same-sex couples from Wisconsin to travel to Minneapolis to get legally married. Soglin plans to use the appearance to argue that Wisconsin needs to legalize gay marriage.
Wisconsin voters passed a constitutional amendment in 2006 barring gay marriage in the state.
Rybak has made the same pitch to same-sex couples in Chicago on Friday and he also plans to do something similar in Colorado.
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Republican lawmakers counting on Governor Christies coattails to carry them to another term this fall will face pressure from a deep-pocketed, coordinated campaign to break ranks with Christie over the issue of same-sex marriage.
A coalition of national and New Jersey-based gay rights groups is launching a full-scale push this fall |to persuade enough Republican lawmakers to join the ruling Democrats and override Christies veto of a bill that legalizes same-sex marriage in New Jersey.
In effect, New Jersey United for Marriage will be asking Republicans to take a step that they have been loath to do: rebuff Christie in public.
Buoyed by a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling and a rapid rise in voter support for gay marriage, activists are confident that this |push the third legislative crusade in four years will prevail despite Christies opposition.
Same-sex marriage activists acknowledge that Christie and an organized opposition a coalition of groups that support the traditional definition of a marriage between a man and woman pose significant hurdles. But they are confident that once they lay out their case, Republicans will support the override.
At the end of the day, this is going to be decided by the substance of the issue and not by what one individual or group of individuals has to say, said Jeffery Cook-McCormac, a senior adviser to the non-profit group American Unity Fund.
Same-sex marriage advocates insist they are not trying to antagonize or pick a public fight with Christie. Instead they are trying to bypass him with a low-key lobbying effort directed at Republican loyalists, particularly moderates who, many believe, would have voted in February 2012 in favor of same-sex marriage if not for pressure from Christie.
The coalition comprising national organizations formed and financed by philanthropists and hedge fund operators plans to approach lawmakers with a multi-pronged pitch that could best be summarized this way: Legalizing same-sex marriage is good for business, good for their conscience and good for their future in politics.
Advocates will enlist corporate leaders to warn lawmakers that New Jersey could be at a competitive disadvantage in the Northeast if it doesnt override the veto. Companies that have adopted personnel policies that recognize gay marriages may avoid relocating here. Top-flight professionals who are gay might choose to live and look for work in Northeast states that now permit gays to marry.
Trenton lobbyists will bombard them with polling data showing nearly 60 percent support among New Jersey voters in three independent polls over the last year and data showing growing acceptance among Republicans under 50 years old.
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CHICAGO (AP) – After their efforts to legalize gay marriage fizzled in Illinois this year, advocates gave their campaign a serious makeover: They called on unions, focused longer-term and recalibrated their message by using personal stories instead of civil rights comparisons.
It’s a formula picked up from their fellow activists who made Chicago an influential player in the push for immigrant rights.
Proponents will try again this fall to push gay marriage legislation through the Illinois Legislature, where they fell a few votes short in a Democrat-dominated state that’s been surprisingly resistant. But this time, they’re focusing less on lobbying lawmakers and more on priming the environment to make it easier for skittish legislators to cast favorable votes – taking cues from a movement that brought nearly 500,000 protesters to Chicago streets a few years ago and helped advance “Dream Act” goals this year.
“The immigration advocates, they really know how to get it done,” said Jim Bennett, a director for Lambda Legal, a gay rights group that’s part of the Illinois Unites for Marriage campaign. “We have a lot to learn from them.”
While social justice movements often borrow tactics from one another, experts agree the overlap in Illinois stands out among the 13 states that have embraced gay marriage – particularly in the union connections and emphasizing the development of young, long-term leaders.
At the heart of the renewed push is John Kohlhepp, a lobbyist for Illinois’ biggest state employee union. He was hired to lead a coalition that since June has grown from three organizations to roughly 50, including other unions, and raised roughly one-quarter of the campaign’s $2 million.
On the campaign trail, Kohlhepp’s energy ripples out to the nearly 20 field organizers who have been distributing leaflets at events this summer, including the State Fair and Chicago’s Bud Billiken Parade, the largest African-American parade nationwide. Kohlhepp’s cellphone rings constantly with contacts through the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31, from which he has taken a leave. A seasoned lobbyist, he marks time by counting the days to Oct. 22, when legislators return to Springfield.
His involvement shows the strongest link yet between unions and the gay marriage campaign, according to Mary Bernstein, a University of Connecticut sociology professor who tracks social movements. That relationship resonates in labor-friendly Illinois, where immigrant-rights activists and unions made early links that are now hard to separate.
Unions, for example, helped Illinois become the first state to challenge the federal e-Verify immigrant worker identification system, and workers’ groups have pushed for fair immigrant wages.
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CHICAGO — Gay marriage supporters are launching a $2 million statewide campaign to approve same-sex marriage in Illinois.
Illinois Unites for Marriage is a coalition representing gay rights, civil rights and political groups.
In a statement Tuesday, the group says it will place 15 field organizers throughout the state to engage supporters. They plan to target legislators who oppose a measure to lift Illinois’ ban on same-sex marriage.
The Illinois Senate passed the bill in February. It wasn’t called for a vote in the House because the bill’s sponsor said it didn’t have the votes to pass.
Jim Bennett is chairman of the coalition. He says the next few months are critical because lawmakers could take up the bill in the fall.
Opponents say marriage should be between a man and woman.
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