This is incredible. School security guards in Palmdale, CA have been caught on camera assaulting a 16-year-old girl and breaking her arm after she spilled some cake during lunch and left some crumbs on the floor after cleaning it up. The incident occurred last week at Knight High School in Palmdale and was caught on [...]
Archive for September 2007
Open this post, then click the link. Still seeking translations into Mandarin, Tagolog, Portugese, Russian, Indonesian, Japanese, German, Farsi, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Turkish, Korean, and Vietnamese (others also welcome).
IA recently featured a review of Bob (not Derrick) Jensen’s latest book, by Don Hazen at Alternet. Here’s a thread for further discussion. I would like to direct (egad) the attention of the more strongminded (or -stomached) among us to recent threads at Alternet, that Librul Lair. Their editorial gang recently had the chutzpah to [...]
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It’s common knowledge that the Israeli occupation, and Israel in general, are Third Rails in US public discourse — touch them and die (politically, anyway). Through a peculiar combination of (1) commemoration (some would say exploitation) of the Nazi epoch, (2) down-n-dirty realpolitik in DC, and (3) the strong Biblical literalist strain in American culture [...]
The real story of Baghdad’s Bloody Sunday Six days ago, at least 28 civilians died in a shooting incident involving the US security company Blackwater. But what actually happened? Kim Sengupta reports from the scene of the massacre By Kim Sengupta 09/23/07 “The Independent” — – The eruption of gunfire was sudden and ferocious, round [...]
I’ve always said that three P’s will make the Democratic Party nervous as the sheep of Wellington: patriarchy, Palestine, and prison. These are the issues they don’t want to acknowledge because their complicity on all counts is so intractibly deep. The Jena 6 uprising is the reaction of one of the most consistent and abused [...]
On September 20th, Mychal Bell–the first of the Jena 6 to be convicted–is scheduled for sentencing. If the District Attorney has his way, Mychal will face 22 years in prison. It’s a horrifying moment for Mychal, his parents, and the rest of the Jena 6 families. It’s also a perfect time for those who can [...]
Anyone hearing about central India’s ongoing epidemic of farmer suicides, where growers are killing themselves at a terrifying clip, has to be horrified. But among the more disturbed must be the once-grand poobah of post-invasion Iraq, U.S. diplomat L. Paul Bremer. Why Bremer? Because Indian farmers are choosing death after finding themselves caught in a [...]
Hold onto your hats. September 18, 2007 U.S. Banks Brace for Storm Surge as Dollar and Credit System Reel By MIKE WHITNEY By now, you’ve probably seen the photos of the angry customers queued up outside of Northern Rock Bank waiting to withdraw their money. This is the first big run on a British bank [...]