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History of 1953 CIA Covert Action in Iran to be Published - Secrecy News
"The publication of the 1989 Iran volume was a milestone in the history of U.S. government secrecy that prompted widespread outrage and ridicule, but it also inspired remedial efforts that had some lasting impact."
pol  spook  history 
2 days ago by warrenellis
Open the Future: Watching the World through a Broken Lens
"This is not a dilemma without a solution, however. Professional Foresight (aka Futurism) also went through a period where specialists would offer up a single prediction of a certain future. In more recent decades -- arguably since Hermann Kahn's On Thermonuclear War in 1960, but more generally since the advent of Shell-derived Scenario Planning in the 1990s -- futurism has been more comfortable with uncertainty, and more willing to offer multiple rival forecasts of possible outcomes instead of singular, certain predictions. Multi-scenario foresight has evolved various iterations since then, but they all come down to a core idea: you can't predict the future, but you can see the shape of different possible futures."
future  pol  war 
4 weeks ago by warrenellis
Transnistria: The Next Crimea?
"For its part, Russia can use its staging ground in Transnistria to exert continued pressure on Ukraine through Odessa, a major Ukrainian seaport. Protests here have mirrored protests in Ukraine as a whole, with contingents of both pro- and anti-Russian demonstrators taking to the streets."
war  pol 
4 weeks ago by warrenellis
NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay phone calls - The Washington Post
"In the initial deployment, collection systems are recording “every single” conversation nationwide, storing billions of them in a 30-day rolling buffer that clears the oldest calls as new ones arrive, according to a classified summary."
spook  pol  comms 
4 weeks ago by warrenellis
Sentient Developments: Bioengineered monkeys with human genetic diseases have almost arrived — and that's awful
"Looking to create more accurate experimental models for human diseases, biologists have created transgenic monkeys with "customized" mutations. It's considered a breakthrough in the effort to produce more human-like monkeys — but the ethics of all this are dubious at best."
med  crime  pol 
7 weeks ago by warrenellis
Can We Avoid a Surveillance State Dystopia? - Charlie's Diary
"Yearly reminder: unless you're over 60, you weren't promised flying cars. You were promised an oppressive cyberpunk dystopia. Here you go."
war  pol  comms  intel  spook 
8 weeks ago by warrenellis
Island of Terror: Don't Get Mad, Get Murderous
"Britain’s own The Angry Brigade took a gentler approach, trying to avoid hurting anyone if possible but, ultimately, they proved to be utterly ineffectual and got caught and imprisoned, so it was not a massively successful policy. I’m glad that they didn’t kill anybody, of course, but they might have got further if they had."
pol  crime  war 
8 weeks ago by warrenellis
BBC News - Pussy Riot whipped at Sochi Games by Cossacks
"Russian protest group Pussy Riot have been beaten with horsewhips by Cossacks who are helping patrol Sochi during the Winter Olympics."
crime  pol 
8 weeks ago by warrenellis
Karl reMarks: The incredible story of how Putin used secret KGB chess tactics to outwit the US
In the KGB for example, only agents promoted to the prestigious X2, nicknamed the steel professors

THE STEEL PROFESSORS
spook  pol  war 
november 2013 by warrenellis
ISVG - Welcome to the VKB
violent extremism knowledge base
war  pol  intel 
november 2013 by warrenellis
Say Hello to China's Brewing Financial Crisis | FP Passport
The problem is that very little is known about just how much debt Chinese banks have taken on amid that country's infrastructure-fueled growth. This has resulted in fears that a massive credit bubble may be about to pop. If that's true, the results could be catastrophic. 
money  pol 
june 2013 by warrenellis
How Inspire Magazine Motivates Acts of Terrorism | Analysis Intelligence
"The Boston bombing investigation continues to reveal new information on the two primary suspects, but quietly reported last Friday was the discovery of jihadi propaganda Inspire Magazine - produced by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) - on a computer belonging to the elder Tsarnaev brother’s widow. The publication, particularly its first issue containing instructions for building a pressure cooker bomb, was spotlighted as a possible resource immediately after the bombings."
crime  pol  war  magazines 
may 2013 by warrenellis
Meet Cody Wilson, the anarchist behind the world's first 3-D printed gun
"Yes, it's undetectable, but more importantly it's unobservable by institutions and countries and sovereigns.... This might be a politically important object."
crime  war  fabbing  pol 
may 2013 by warrenellis
BBC News - The beginnings of 'financial repression'?
"Financial repression is not, however, a term you are going to hear politicians come out with. It sounds scary and it is, to some, justifiably scary. Yet we today, in the developed world, have a near 100% debt-to-GDP ratio, and that is without having fought a world war."
money  pol 
march 2013 by warrenellis
The Syrian Civil War comes to Iraq, as 8 Iraqi and 48 Syrian Troops are Killed on Iraqi Soil | Informed Comment
"So on Saturday, Syrian rebels in the east of the country attacked another government checkpoint along the Iraqi border, al-Ya`rabiya, and took it. Some of the besieged Syrian troops, many wounded, escaped to the Iraqi side and were being escorted by Iraqi troops south when they were ambushed early on Tuesday and 48 were killed, along with 8 Iraqi border guards. The attackers had rocket propelled grenades and left three vehicles burning. It is not clear if the attackers were Syrian rebels in hot pursuit across the border or if local Sunni Iraqi clans, who are related to the largely Sunni insurgents in Syria, struck for themselves."
pol  war 
march 2013 by warrenellis
How the British Gov't Stripped Alleged Militants of Citizenship before they were Droned to Death | Informed Comment
"The government has secretly ramped up a controversial programme that strips people of their British citizenship on national security grounds – two of whom have been subsequently killed by US drone attacks."
pol  war  drones 
march 2013 by warrenellis
Circus Maximus - By Gianni Riotta | Foreign Policy
"In January, former Italian prime minister and current candidate Silvio Berlusconi praised Benito Mussolini, Italy's dictator for some 20 years, saying that the racial laws of 1938, which barred Jews from universities and many jobs, "are the worst fault of Mussolini, who, in so many other aspects, did good." A few days later, Berlusconi questioned a young woman in front of a laughing crowd, asking, "Do you come? Only once? How many times do you come? With what sort of time intervals?""
pol 
february 2013 by warrenellis
Parallel Campaigns | Notes on Metamodernism
"At the same time, Ulrich and Agathe begin their private attempt to live in the utopia of the ‘other state’ which they have designed. The development of the ‘other state’ is based on Ulrich’s study of the writings of mystics and on the idea which he refers to earlier as the ‘sense of possibility’ which implies that everything which exists could just as well be different, and so presents an opposite to the ‘sense of reality’."
pol  alt 
february 2013 by warrenellis
Iran Leader: Having Nukes is ‘Crime Against Humanity’ – US Sanctions Actually Target Fuel Enrichment
"Long-time readers know that I think Iran wants nuclear latency or ‘the Japan option,’ i.e. they don’t want to make or stockpile nuclear warheads, but do want the deterrence of invaders that comes with the known ability to put one together in short order"
pol  war 
february 2013 by warrenellis
NASA study finds that Middle East's water is disappearing fast | FP Passport
"...the Tigris and Euphrates basins -- which are ripe with border disputes, conflict over Kurdish minorities, and now major conflicts in Syria and Iraq -- might be more prone to the insidious effects of water instability than other places around the globe."
eco  war  pol 
february 2013 by warrenellis
Senate Puts Brakes on Defense Clandestine Service
"The Senate moved last week to restrain the rapid growth of the Defense Clandestine Service, the Pentagon’s human intelligence operation."
war  spook  intel  pol 
december 2012 by warrenellis
Geometries of Utopian Desire | Notes on Metamodernism
"The triangular figure that hangs in the night sky in each of these images, a digital cutout of the aurora borealis, is echoed in the equilateral segments of the domed architecture beneath. As a kind of occult ritualistic symbol, the triangle motif here seems to signify the return to a faith in the more primitive geometries of a bygone Euclidean age; one in which truth and beauty appeared one and the same, linear and attainable, yet mystical in their absoluteness."
art  architecture  pol 
november 2012 by warrenellis
wearespartacus.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/The-Peoples-Review-of-the-Work-Capability-Assessment.pdf
"The People's Review is presented in order to show the reality
of going through the Work Capability Assessment
for those who are living with sickness and disability every day."
pol  social 
november 2012 by warrenellis
Resilience Maps - Simple Critical Infrastructure Maps
"Simple Critical Infrastructure Maps is a Creative Commons licenced mapping and analysis tool for evaluating personal and social resilience. It is intended to be used for planning, and is simple enough to learn during a crisis to facilitate cooperation and effective response."
resilience  pol  social  dooooom 
november 2012 by warrenellis
Carles Viñas – The skinheads as a rennovating element of the Spanish extreme right | Re-public: re-imagining democracy – english version
"...the neo-fascist skinheads far from forming a supplement to the old extreme right, became its principal renovating element. A homologous phenomenon soon spread throughout Europe, liquidating the nostalgic character of the former extreme right. Its innovative character was made visible in its iconography (closer to neo-Nazism rather than to Francoist symbols) characterized by the profusion of emblems that were not extensively used till then, like the Celtic cross or the runes taken from the Norse Mythology such as the one adopted by the South African Afrikaner Resistance Movement; in its publications (fanzines of a comics aesthetic called skinzines, which were bound in photocopies); in their modes of expansion, as in the sphere of sports as well as in music (football and neo-Nazi Rock also known as RAC)[5] and in their racist ideology (keeping a distance from the Catholicism that the extreme right previously advocated and that heralded the equality of all people and adopting a supremacist and xenophobic message that the Spanish extreme rightist skinheads were paradoxically trumpeting when the number of immigrants in Spain was not yet significant)."
pol 
june 2012 by warrenellis
5 Things the Pentagon Isn't Telling Us About the Chinese Military - By Trefor Moss | Foreign Policy
"Here are the five most important questions about Beijing's defense strategy that remain stubbornly unanswered."
war  pol 
may 2012 by warrenellis
Police Find 49 Bodies by a Highway in Mexico - NYTimes.com
"Forty-nine mutilated bodies were found dumped along a highway on Sunday near Monterrey, Mexico’s third-largest city, according to officials."
crime  drugs  war  pol 
may 2012 by warrenellis
Osama Bin Laden Letters Analyzed | Analysis Intelligence
"This post shows analysis of all 17 letters using Recorded Future’s temporal analytic technology and intelligence analysis tools."
pol  spooky  intel  comp 
may 2012 by warrenellis
The Jet That Ate the Pentagon - By Winslow Wheeler | Foreign Policy
"Claimed to be near invisible to radar and able to dominate any future battlefield, the F-35 will replace most of the air-combat aircraft in the inventories of the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and at least nine foreign allies, and it will be in those inventories for the next 55 years. It's no secret, however, that the program -- the most expensive in American history -- is a calamity."
war  tech  money  pol 
may 2012 by warrenellis
Israeli Security Elite Slams Netanyahu, sidetracks War on Iran | Informed Comment
"Not only are high officials and former officials of the Israeli security establishment pushing hard back against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s seeming rush to war with Iran, they appear actually to be attempting to unseat him, as it becomes possible that Israel may go to early elections in September."
pol  war 
may 2012 by warrenellis
BBC News - MI6 inquest shown video of holdall in bath
"As the pictures were shown to the court, Mrs Sebire and coroner Fiona Wilcox agreed that at no point did anyone seem to be following him." Because, of course, if you were a kill team tasked to kill a man without leaving an obvious cause of death, fold his body into a holdall and padlock it shut, and then probably leave four years' worth of women's clothes in his flat, you'd be DAMN sure to get yourself seen on CCTV, wouldn't you?
crime  pol 
april 2012 by warrenellis
Sudan bombs South Sudan as Bashir vows not to negotiate | FP Passport
"South Sudan announced last week that it was withdrawing from the disputed Heglig border region in order to avoid all-out war, but the scope of the current attacks seem to go beyond Heglig, and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has vowed not to negotiate until all South Sudanese troops are out of Sudan since southern leaders “do not understand anything but the language of the gun and ammunition." Last week, he referred to the South Sudanese leadership as "insects" and vowed to drive them from power."
pol  war 
april 2012 by warrenellis
BBC News - Europe: A crisis of the centre
"There were two "moments" in the defeat of liberal centrist politics in Germany, Austria, Spain etc. in the 1930s: the first, where polite society realised the working classes were swinging to the right and left, but patronisingly reassured themselves that the world of Jazz, surrealist poetry and foreign holidays could never end. That is, they said to themselves: the workers are clinging to the past, but we, avatars of a more liberal and progressive future, have economic history with us, which points only in the direction of liberalism and economic co-operation."
money  pol  history 
april 2012 by warrenellis
The Pickers of Dandora - By Micah Albert | Foreign Policy
"East Africa's most populous city, Nairobi, is a booming metropolis, regional headquarters to major international corporations like Coca-Cola and Google, and filled with upwardly mobile urban dwellers. And all the trash they produce has to go somewhere. It ends up in Dandora, the city's only municiple dumpsite, where thousands of workers -- men, women, and children -- pick through refuse daily, looking for food and recyclable scraps to sell. It's a hard, toxic life -- but it's also the only job available..."
eco  photography  pol 
april 2012 by warrenellis
Julian Assange's TV debut
"Things got a bit odd with Assange's last question, in which he asked the reglious extremist, "Isn’t Allah, or the notion of God, the ultimate superpower? Shouldn’t you as a freedom fighter also seek to liberate people from the totalitarian concept of a monotheistic god"
tv  pol  war  culture 
april 2012 by warrenellis
BBC News - Confusion over Guinea-Bissau PM after 'coup'
"Guinea-Bissau, an impoverished former Portuguese colony, has been plagued by a long series of coups since gaining independence in 1974 - and has recently become an important staging post for gangs smuggling drugs from Latin America to Europe."
pol  war 
april 2012 by warrenellis
The Syrian Army's outlaw Executions (Serle) | Informed Comment
"‘When I got to Bab Dreib, there were 16 corpses, all women and children. Some of the children had been hit on the head with sharp objects. The brain was outside the skull’"
war  pol 
april 2012 by warrenellis
The Pivot to the Pacific, and More from CRS | Secrecy News
“Underlying the ‘pivot’ is a conviction that the center of gravity for U.S. foreign policy, national security, and economic interests is being realigned and shifting towards Asia, and that U.S. strategy and priorities need to be adjusted accordingly,”
pol  war 
april 2012 by warrenellis
Rocket with secret payload launches from Calif.
Since the launch involved a classified cargo for the National Reconnaissance Office, no details were immediately available about whether it was boosted to its intended orbit.
space  pol 
april 2012 by warrenellis
Did El Salvador cut a deal with the gangs to bring down violence? | FP Passport
"With the world's second-highest homicide rate, (around 66 per 100,000 people) it's not surprising that El Salvador might take drastic measures to stop the killing. But a sudden drop in homicides is raising questions about just what the infamous MS-13 gang is getting in return..."
crime  pol 
march 2012 by warrenellis
BBC News - Mali coup leader Amadou Sanogo 'in complete control'
"Cap Amadou Sanogo told the BBC he overthrew the government on Wednesday in order to restore security."
pol  war 
march 2012 by warrenellis
Where Have All the George Washingtons Gone? - By Aaron David Miller | Foreign Policy
"Lincoln gave four major speeches during his presidency; FDR gave only four fireside chats during his first year. Barack Obama gave over 500 speeches and major remarks during his first 365 days in office."
pol  media 
february 2012 by warrenellis
How secret renditions shed light on MI6's licence to kill and torture | World news | The Guardian
"Section 7 of the 1994 Intelligence Services Act offers protection not only to spies involved in bugging or bribery, but also to any who become embroiled in far more serious matters, such as murder, kidnap or torture – as long as their actions have been authorised in writing by a secretary of state."
war  pol  crime 
february 2012 by warrenellis
Guernica / Russ Baker: Is Israel Really Iran’s Main Adversary? The West Doth Protest Too Much
"The battle between the Prime Minister and the former spymasters got so intense that Netanyahu ordered an investigation into leaks about an impending Israeli attack on Iran, which he believed had been perpetrated by the retired spooks. How do we know about this secret leak investigation? The Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz picked up a report from a Kuwaiti newspaper which cited an unnamed Israeli source. Such arcane telegraphs reek of covert struggle. The public is the last to know what’s really going on, or why."
pol  war 
february 2012 by warrenellis
North Korea Developing UAV Based on U.S. Drone | sUAS News
"The North Korea drones are based on Raytheon’s MQM-107D Streaker target drones, which are used by the U.S. Army, and imported from a Middle East nation believed to be Syria, Yonhap news agency reported."
drones  war  pol 
february 2012 by warrenellis
Doyle McManus: U.S. targeted killing program needs discussion - latimes.com
"We needed a court order to eavesdrop on him," Hayden notes, "but we didn't need a court order to kill him. Isn't that something?"
drones  war  pol  crime 
february 2012 by warrenellis
Yemen’s State Within a Failed State - Photos By Tom Finn | Foreign Policy
"The Arab uprisings, however, have shifted the dynamics of the struggle. With the regime's firepower focused on dissenters in the major cities, Saada quietly slid out of its control. A mini-state has sprung up, run almost entirely by the Houthis, who have taken on the responsibilities of government. They have appointed their own governor (a notorious arms dealer), police the streets, and rebuilt schools and houses destroyed in the war. Despite their efforts, Saada remains a destitute city, filled with sprawling graveyards, bullet-pocked mud-brick houses and lean-looking children on crutches hobbling frantically alongside lines of moving traffic, begging for food and money."
pol  photography  war 
january 2012 by warrenellis
Paddy Ashdown: The global power shift | Video on TED.com
"Paddy Ashdown claims that we are living in a moment in history where power is changing in ways it never has before. In a spellbinding talk at TEDxBrussels he outlines the three major global shifts that he sees coming." Also, a quote: "Mao described (WW1 and WW2) as 'the European Civil Wars.'"
pol  war 
january 2012 by warrenellis
Alexei Navalny: Russia's new rebel who has Vladimir Putin in his sights | From the Guardian | The Guardian
"Navalny's more nationalist views are troubling. Last year he spoke at the Russky Marsh, where some protesters made Nazi salutes. He has also endorsed a movement called Enough of Feeding the Caucasus, which protests against the theft of state funding but which critics see as xenophobic. And a video that Navalny recorded for Narod several years ago called for arming the population to shoot Chechen bandits."
pol 
january 2012 by warrenellis
Disruption Example: Open Source Protest + Flash Mob
"The Occupy Network/Brand is a perma protest against the future. ". interesting characterisation of Occupy, with many facets to it, some presumably unintended by the author.
pol  war 
january 2012 by warrenellis
Next Year's Wars - By Louise Arbour | Foreign Policy
"When Foreign Policy asked the International Crisis Group to evaluate which manmade disasters could explode in the coming year, we put our heads together and came up with 10 crisis areas that warrant particular concern."
war  pol 
january 2012 by warrenellis
BBC - Adam Curtis Blog: DREAM ON
"I want to tell an odd, romantic, but ultimately very sad story that shows where this fear of possession on the left comes from. It is set during last the time that British, European and American students tried to be a vanguard for revolution. It shows how that fear can easily lead to a pessimistic belief that all one's dreams for a better future are just illusions - and how that pessimism then came to paralyse the left in Britain throughout the eighties and nineties." I rarely completely agree with Adam Curtis' work, but find his arguments fascinating.
pol  writing 
october 2011 by warrenellis
Donor in Liam Fox scandal revealed as defence lobbyist Stephen Crouch | Politics | The Guardian
"Crouch is registered at Companies House as a director under the name Stephen Crouch Plantard de St Clair. Pierre Plantard de St Clair was a notorious French hoaxer who died in 2000, and who fabricated the legend of the so-called Priory of Sion, which figured in the best-selling fantasy thriller The Da Vinci Code."
pol  crime 
october 2011 by warrenellis
polis: Night and Day
"The city of Paris has a deputy mayor of the night. It is hard to think of a bureaucratic job title with more global cool cachet, even if large parts of the job involve overseeing sanitation, street repairs and other decidedly unromantic and underappreciated nighttime activities which make cities functional places to exist."
pol  cities 
october 2011 by warrenellis
Iranians Bristle as Banking Scandal Widens - IPS ipsnews.net
"A banking scandal, identified by Iranian authorities as the "largest embezzlement in the country's banking history", has further shaken confidence in the government whose legitimacy was already under question after the contested results of the 2009 presidential election."
money  pol  crime 
october 2011 by warrenellis
Decline Watch: Malnourished muppet to appear on Sesame Street | FP Passport
"A new poverty-stricken Muppet will highlight the issue of hunger struggles on an episode of "Sesame Street", the show said in a statement on Tuesday. Pink-faced Muppet Lily, whose family deals with food insecurity, will join Big Bird, Elmo and other favorites on a one-hour prime-time special featuring country star Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams Paisley called "Growing Hope Against Hunger," to air Oct 9."
media  pol  dooooom 
october 2011 by warrenellis
New Statesman - Laurie Penny - Occupying Wall Street
"As the light fades and the rain starts to come down hard, hundreds of protesters, reporters and members of the press are still trapped on the bridge. In the pouring drizzle, they strap their backpacks onto their fronts so the police can't take them, according to Kristen Gwynne, a New York writer. Gwynne tells Alternet that protesters are singing to keep morale up: 'this little light of mine.' Hundreds more are cuffed and on vans headed to jail. "I had a feeling as soon as we walked onto the bridge that this wasn't going to end well," says Michael, a member of the march. "The police allowed people to go on the car ramp on the bridge, and when they realised what was happening, people started jumping onto the pedestrian side, but then it was too late.""
pol 
october 2011 by warrenellis
Energy in Chile: Dancing in the dark | The Economist
"ON THE evening of September 24th a power cut plunged almost 10m Chileans, more than half the population, into darkness. Copper mines shut down, traffic lights failed and Saturday night revellers in Santiago found themselves dancing in the dark. Power was restored within a few hours, but the blackout was a worrying foretaste of what may be to come."
energy  pol 
september 2011 by warrenellis
Sino Superfund
"Urbanization in China--explosive and seemingly boundless in potential--has in some cities reached a 'natural' obstacle. A vast ring of post-industrial sites surrounds cities like Tianjin, Guangzhou and Shanghai. Although the factories have moved further afield, the remaining land and groundwater is often seriously contaminated."
cities  pol 
september 2011 by warrenellis
fecal politics
"According to the World Bank, in 2008 46 percent of Indian urbanites – or nine out of every ten living in a slum – lacked “improved sanitation facilities”, meaning that people living within them lack sewerage and public toilets3. Where community toilets do exist, poor maintenance and overuse often render them unsanitary before long. For example, a survey of 151 slum settlements in Mumbai conducted by Mahila Milan/NSDF found that there were 3,433 municipal toilet seats, 80 percent of which were not working, to serve one million people – a ratio of one toilet for every 1,488 people4. Likewise, a 1993 survey of half a million slum-dwellers in Kanpur found that 66 percent had no toilets. Lacking facilities, they shit in the open or in waterways."
pol  cities  eco  med 
september 2011 by warrenellis
Guernica / Nick Turse: Obama’s Arc of Instability: Destabilizing the World One Region at a Time
'In his book The One Percent Doctrine, journalist Ron Suskind reported on CIA plans, unveiled in September 2001 and known as the “Worldwide Attack Matrix,” for “detailed operations against terrorists in 80 countries.” '
war  pol  pmeth 
september 2011 by warrenellis
The WELL: John Robb on War, Peace, and Resilient Communities
"My students were former child soldiers. Let me say that after the
schools had been out of business for more than 10 years, say starting
around 1990, the wars were more like Lord of the Flies with pickup
trucks, automatic rifles, light and heavy machineguns, and mortars...

"...Illiterate 20-somethings leading uneducated armed bands of teens and children across the countryside, enticed by rice and magic. And some drugs, it's true, but chiefly rice and magic. These were hungry children empowered by an AK-47 and some sadistic charismatic leaders.

"...Funny how quickly a new generation will believe in the power of magic in as few as 10 or 12 years after the schools close."
war  pol  cult  magic  edu 
september 2011 by warrenellis
BBC News - S Korea holds North defector 'in poison-needle plot'
"South Korean officials have arrested a North Korean defector on suspicion of plotting to kill high-profile activist Park Sang-hak, reports from Seoul say."
crime  pol  war 
september 2011 by warrenellis
Guernica / Joanna Eede: Brazilian Indians Demand Shell Leave Their Land
"Indians of the Guarani tribe in Brazil have demanded that energy giant Shell stop using their ancestral land for ethanol production."
war  pol  crime  energy 
september 2011 by warrenellis
Guernica / Majed Neisi: The Heroin Lab of Darayem
"“Since the Taliban moved in, we can plant the poppy. The people are not starving anymore, because they have opium. And if the government tries to bully us, we have weapons.”"
war  pol  crime  drugs 
september 2011 by warrenellis
Guernica / Joanna Eede: “Trucks of Men” Brutally Attack Indigenous Brazilians
This is one of a series of attacks on these Guarani since the beginning of August 2011. It follows attempts by the Indians to reclaim their ancestral land, which was seized by ranchers in the 1970s and has been occupied ever since.
war  pol  crime 
september 2011 by warrenellis
Bodies hanging from bridge in Mexico are warning to social media users - CNN.com
Two posters left near the bodies declared that the pair -- a young man and woman -- were killed for posting denouncements of drug cartel activities on a social network.
crime  pol  drugs  war 
september 2011 by warrenellis
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