Street artist Banksy does Dumbo
Ladies and gentlemen, there is something wrong with America……..
Man sets himself on fire in Washington DC, on National Mall
"A man who set himself on fire on the National Mall in Washington Friday afternoon has died, a spokesperson for the Washington police said Saturday. Passers-by helped to extinguish the flames when they saw the unidentified man on fire, officials and witnesses said, before the man was flown to a hospital, where he died."
Capitol suspect Miriam Carey believed Obama electronically monitored her
"The woman who led police on a high-speed chase near the U.S. Capitol before being shot dead had a history of mental illness and believed President Obama was electronically monitoring her Connecticut home in order to broadcast her life on television, sources said.”
Seriously, what is up with America? I apologise to any of my American followers but from an outsiders perspective, there is something inherently odd and disturbing about a culture/ society where people act so extreme either because of delusion or political ideology.
I believe it is because America is a place where people are obsessed with freedom and democracy and are paranoid about ‘big government’- and the media perpetuate extreme nationalism. America is a paradox where people live in a culture where you are expected to be conservative to the extreme but are bombarded with contradictory media selling sex and violence.
- 5 months ago
UK detention of Reprieve activist consistent with NSA's view of drone opponents as 'threats' and 'adversaries'
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Please give this article the attention it deserves
Charity Reprieve’s Yemeni anti drone activist was detained by Gatwick airport, under so called anti terrorism laws.
The activist Baraa Shiban says of his questioning by airport officials
"A telling exchange followed: "So," he asked, "does your organisation have anything to do with terrorism in Yemen?"
I replied, “My organisation addresses counter-terrorism abuses inside the country.”
"Exactly!" He said. "Why doesn’t your organisation do something about the terrorism that happens in your country, instead of focusing on the counter-terrorism abuses?"
"He went on, "What if your organisation did something bad [exactly what he did not specify] to your government – what if you are here because of the bad things your organisation has done to your government? The relations between Yemen and the UK are important. I want to know that your organisation is not disrupting them."
Don’t let Shiban and David Mirands’s treatment become the norm- make peole aware- reblog this post
- 5 months ago
With all of the 24/7 righteous indignation about weapons of mass destruction in Syria and call for ‘compliance with international norms’, the mainstream media barely mentioned this week’s UN vote on whether or not Israel should enter the international community by allowing nuclear weapons inspectors to see what its been hiding for decades now – a full-blown nuclear weapons program.Of the 94 countries that voted on the resolution to force Israel to join the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, 51 voted against the proposal. Interestingly ALL the Middle Eastern States were in favor of Israel joining, with the United States, Britain and the European nations forming the majority that voted against it.
(via megal0dan)Source: thefreelioness
- 5 months ago