Thursday, March 14, 2013

The war on hope

The coordinated onslaught was the most ambitious attack on a central government target since truck bombs almost destroyed the foreign ministry in 2009.

Coming only five days before the 10th anniversary of the Anglo-American invasion, it provided a vivid reminder of how Iraq remains torn by violence.
from Dispatch: Ten years on, death still stalks Baghdad
HAVANA TIMES – More than 100 detainees held in the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba are reportedly entering their fifth week of a hunger strike sparked by deteriorating conditions. News of the hunger strike first emerged last week, but it appears the action involves far more prisoners than previously thought. In a letter to his attorney, one detainee wrote: “We are in danger.
from Over 100 Gitmo Prisoners on Hunger Strike

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever. 
 Orwell, 1984