The Ugly of War: A US medevac crew chief on his worst mission | World news | guardian.co.uk A US medical evacuation (Medevac) crew chief recounts the most traumatic mission he has ever flown Please note: this film includes images which some viewers may find distressing
To know better about the deep tragedy that is Afghanistan, this 8 years they...– Afghan Peace Activist Malalai Joya Speaks on “Crisis and Resistance” [Real News Network]
In the week in which General Patraeus reported back to US Congress on the impact...– These findings come from a poll released today by ORB, the British polling agency that has been tracking public opinion in Iraq since 2005. In conjunction with their Iraqi fieldwork agency a representative sample of 1,499 adults aged 18+ answered the following question: Q: How many members of your...
British High Court rejects U.S./British cover-up... →
“The British High Court’s original ruling in Mohamed’s favor contained seven paragraphs which described the torture to which Mohamed was subjected. It has been previously reported that those paragraphs contain descriptions of abuse so brutal that not even our own American media could dispute that it constitutes “torture”: The 25 lines edited out of the court...
It was the first week of the war, fighting was intense, there were explosive...– — A Breaking the Silence Soldier. When asked to explain what was meant by the “pressure cooker terms the soldiers replied that it meant sending in a civilian to check on the “presence of armed men, or using “Johnnies” to smash walls for Israeli troops to storm through.” Using Human Shields...
Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking...– Martin Luther King Jr. (via apsies & retropolitics)
Myth: The prize is awarded to recognize efforts for peace, human rights and...– The Associated Press: Common misconceptions about the Nobel Peace Prize (via jgh,thepoliticalpartygirl,apsies, & think4yourself)
I am both surprised and deeply humbled by the decision of the Nobel committee....– Barack Obama (via soupsoup)
We know more about China’s military expenditures than we do about its foreign...– Uneasy Engagement: China Spreads Aid in Africa, With a Catch [via NYTimes.com]
Scott Ritter: U.S. projection of Iran's Nuclear... →
Scott Ritter, former U.N. Weapons Inspector in Iraq (‘91-‘98) challenges idea that Iran is close to producing a nuclear weapon.
Pessimism of the intellect. Optimism of the will.– In Memory of Edward Said (November 1st, 1935 - September 25th, 2003), his favourite aphorism of Gramsci. Edward Said, a champion for the rights of the Palestinian people; a spirit that will never be replaced; a legacy that will never be forgotten.
I want to post every single extremely graphic image that i’m seeing on the GazaUnderFire & PCHR websites but i’m too overwhelmed by what i’m seeing; really i don’t think any of us can handle the kinds of atrocities documented in the collection of images that is the story of every Palestinian living in the illegally occupied territories. If you think you can endure it,...
Elvis Presley - Burnin’ Love From the...