Thursday May 23, 2013
Today in 2008, Utah Phillips dies in Nevada City, California. Born May 15, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a labor organizer, folk singer, storyteller, poet, self-identifying as an anarchist.
The aspiration toward freedom is the most essentially human of all human manifestations. —
WeAreChange | Before entering the New Jersey courthouse to face his sentencing on March 18, 2013, Andrew Auernheimer (Weev) gave a short speech to the press and to his friends. Auernheimer was sentenced to 41 months in prison followed by three years supervised release.... - [More]Posted: March 21, 2013 in Videos
GonzolaLira | Something I read: In the United States, the dominant narrative about the use of drones in Pakistan is of a surgically precise and effective tool that makes the US safer by enabling “targeted killing” of terrorists, with minimal downsides or collateral impacts.
This narrative is false.... - [More]
FreedomInOurTime | Singer recalls asking a drone pilot “what it was like to fight insurgents in Iraq while based in Nevada. He said, `You are going to war for 12 hours, shooting weapons at targets, directing kills on enemy combatants, and then you get in the car and you drive home. And within 20 minutes, you’re sitting at the dinner table talking to your kids about their homework.” Meanwhile, somewhere in Iraq (or Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, or another country yet to be identified), families are picking through the rubble of their homes in the rapidly evaporating hope that their own children have somehow survived this most recent act of imperial generosity.... - [More]Posted: July 21, 2011 in Articles