Not A Single Woman Has Been Invited To Join The Syrian Peace Talks. Here They Are Instead.

Let this sink in: With all the delegations of the Syrian government, the Syrian opposition, and the United Nations trying to make peace in the midst of a civil war, no women have been involved. NOT A SINGLE WOMAN.*Takes out a penknife and carves W T ACTUAL F into the wall*Syrian children and women have been most affected by the civil war, but that doesn't mean women haven't been speaking out or standing up despite the danger they face when they do so — just listen to these voices below.

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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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