The West’s policies and actions in the Middle East have set the stage for tragedy. The destruction and destabilization of states and the creation of a new Cold War flash-point in Syrian (and one upcoming in the Ukraine) are spreading chaos in the world. The mass murder in Nice, France is an example, par excellence, […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Did Allah Take The Wheel?
As you may know, I despise bullies of any kind with a passion. Especially those who terrorize children.And this has to be one of the most horrifying bullying stories I've ever heard about. It's like a bloody zombie movie.And it couldn't … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Please Help Save the Brutalized Albinos of Malawi
I had never heard of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo prior to the assault on it’s staff. From what I have come to understand it produces cartoons that normally would be considered quite offensive to anyone associated with whatever it is currently satirizing. That’s what satirists do, they mock people, places and institutions that . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Je Suis Charlie
A Human Rights Watch investigation into the deaths of more than 800-protesters by Egyptian security forces at last August’s Rabaa massacre finds the slaughter was both planned and politically motivated.
“The 195-page investigation based on interviews with 122 survivors and witnesses has found Egypt’s police and army ‘systematically and deliberately killed unarmed protesters on political . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Egypt’s Government – The One We Like – Mass Murderers?
Top: Wounded Palestinian girl following strike in northern Gaza strip Below: Israeli strike on buildings in Khan Younis / Palestinian boy with younger wounded sibling upon learning family was killed in strike
Yet another bloodbath in Gaza. One of the most powerful militaries on the planet is once again turning its US-supplied weaponry on . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Israeli propaganda and spin seeks to justify Gaza attack: yet another civilian bloodbath
Even though he belongs to the most conservative wing of the Catholic Church, and is a fierce enemy of the equality of women and gay people. Even though he is an inflexible religious reactionary, like most of the other old men at the Vatican.I can't help hoping that the first Pope from the New . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Pope Francis and the Complicity of Silence
And so it's finally over. So many years after they went missing, were murdered by a monster, and all but traces of them destroyed.The police have apologized, again, for not catching the killer sooner. And an inquiry has told us what we already knew. Read more »
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by Sebastian Rotella | ProPublica In May 1985, a Guatemalan Army lieutenant named Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes deserted, flew to San Francisco and requested political asylum, asserting that leftist guerrillas in his war-torn homeland were gunning for him. The 27-year-old officer described his combat exploits in his application for asylum. He said he had served . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: How an Accused Guatemalan War Criminal Won U.S., Canadian Citizenship
Matt Damon: I would kiss George W. Bush on the mouth for what he did on PEPFAR.
Reporter Jeffrey Goldberg: How long would you kiss him?
Matt Damon: Three seconds. No tongue.
Read Matt story here.
I will personally kick George W. Bush on his butts for the murder and mayhem . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Matt Damon “‘I Would Kiss George W. Bush on the Mouth’ for His AIDS Work”