You know what Remembrance Day should be for?
1. Remembering all those who have died in war. Precedence on the civilian deaths, because they die at far higher rate than any established military force.
2. Educate yourself as to what war is and how it is waged.
3. Take action to prevent future war . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Do Something Useful Remembrance Day – Dirty Wars Documentary- Jeremy Scahill
The courageous journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye who was imprisoned in Yemen following a request from the Obama administration, has been released after serving 3 years in lock-up. Shaye’s ‘crime’ was exposing a U.S. cruise missile attack on the Bedouin village of al-Majalah in December 2009. Forty one villagers were killed – a toll . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Abdulelah Shaye released after jailing at Obama’s request: Jeremy Scahill on Shaye and horrific U.S. bombing of al-Majalah
The killing on an off-duty British soldier on a street in Woolwich, London, had all the ingredients loved by the tabloids… dark skinned Muslim assailants armed with knives and machete… a white well liked military man wearing a Help for Heroes shirt. Had to be an act of terrorism, right? When it . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Woolwich attack on British soldier Lee Rigby was not ‘terrorism’
Beneath: Jeremy Scahill
Jeremy Scahill is the national security correspondent for The Nation magazine. His book Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army (2007) chillingly details the emergence of private contracting in the course America’s War on Terror.
His new book Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield is . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: ‘Dirty Wars’: Jeremy Scahill and Rick Rowley’s new film exposes the underside of covert American war