Jeremy Scahill & Noam Chomsky on Secret U.S. Dirty Wars From Yemen to Pakistan to Laos
“when the commandos that—the U.S. commandos that raided the house realized that they had killed these pregnant women and that the men that they had killed were not in fact Taliban (…) they dug the bullets out of the women’s bodies, and then they told their commanders that what had happened in the compound that night was a Taliban ambush of this family and that they had come upon these women who had been killed by the Taliban. And then they—there were leaks saying that, well, no, this was actually an honor killing, and the women were killed by their own family members. (…) that stuff happens every day in Afghanistan. People are getting killed all the time that have no attachment whatsoever to the Taliban or al-Qaeda or the Haqqani network, and the U.S. will often just pay them a little bit of money and move on, and it never makes it into the papers.”
Neighbouring Sounds (2012) by Kleber Mendonça Filho
One of the top ten films at the New York Times 2012 Critic’s pick list and the Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2012 Rotterdam International Film Festival.
Guantanamo hunger strike reaches Day 100 amidst mounting international pressure
“Lawyers acting for prisoners in Guantanamo say the real figures may be higher, but officially of the 166 inmates in Guantanamo, 100 are currently on hunger strike. Of these, 30 are being force-fed through a nasal tube and three are in hospital.”
Guantanamo: or the torture camp where many are kept under inhumane care and - as has happened with many in the past - without charges.
“A 5-year old boy accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old sister in rural southern Kentucky with a rifle he had received a present last year, the local coroner said. (…) The company’s slogan is ‘my first rifle’ and its website boasts a ‘Kids Corner’ section, which depicts young boys and girls at shooting ranges and on bird and deer hunts”.
Careers In Combat by Parquet Courts
There’ll always be carrers in combat…
A whole football stadium celebrating Margaret Tatcher’s death
“When maggie thatcher dies;
We’re all havin a party!”
Sang the thousands at liverpool, one of the main working areas affected by Tatcher’s neoliberal policy.
The ones that should really be mourned on the day of Margaret Thatcher’s death: the victims of her policy, such as the ones from the 1981 Irish hunger strike.
Margaret Thatcher, one of the main icons of the Neoliberal elite, friends with dictators like Pinochet and responsable for a lot of suffering and death.