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London Riots: The Greater Context

London Riots: The Greater Context

Rioting and looting was not the only violent activity being carried out by Englishmen on Sunday night. Some hours before Cameron appeared on our TV screens vowing to take revenge on the risen British youth, his bombe ...

The World’s Longest Ongoing Civil War
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The World’s Longest Ongoing Civil War

For more than 60 years, Karen rebels have been fighting a civil war against the government of Myanmar. ...

War in West Papua Escalates, Claims Civilian Casualties

War in West Papua Escalates, Claims Civilian Casualties

The Indonesian government has closed off access to the Tingginambut district to both Indonesian and foreign human rights and media observers, and local activists have had to march for days across rugged terrain to ge ...

I Want More

I Want More

Collage art by Dawn Arsenaux ...

War Breaks Out in West Papua

War Breaks Out in West Papua

Confirmed reports emerged on Sunday from Puncak Jaya, West Papua, that over 600 Indonesian Army (TNI) troops have been conducting daily full combat operations since July 4 in and around villages in the Tingginambut a ...

South East Asia’s Phantom Menace: Rio Tinto & Freeport-Mcmoran

South East Asia’s Phantom Menace: Rio Tinto & Freeport-Mcmoran

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Michael Somare said, “Rio Tinto played an active role in military operations that ultimately led to a civil war in which 15,000 people died.” ...

Kachin State, Burma: Soldiers Slaughtered, Women Raped in Newly Ignited Civil War

Kachin State, Burma: Soldiers Slaughtered, Women Raped in Newly Ignited Civil War

The firece fighting between troops from Kachin Independence Army, armed wing of Kachin Independence Organization, and Burma Army claimed over a hundred of Burmese soldiers and two batallion commanders' lives within o ...

Civil War Resumes in Burma- Kachin Independence Organization Declares Defensive

Civil War Resumes in Burma- Kachin Independence Organization Declares Defensive

Burma’s main ethnic armed group, the Kachin Independence Organization, today ordered its troops in Kachin State and Northern Shan State to stage defensive war against Burma's Army, warning that the war would b ...

Race of Cain

Race of Cain

Race of Cain by DEVOLVE. art. ...

So It Goes… feat. Kurt Vonnegut

So It Goes… feat. Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut in 1973 and Mary O'Hara from 1957 star on this track that reflects on coping with death and grief through the use of excerpts from the former's novel Slaughterhouse-Five narrated by the author himself. ...

Georgia: Thousands Rally Calling for President Saakashvili to Step Down

Georgia: Thousands Rally Calling for President Saakashvili to Step Down

Thousands of demonstrators rallied in the ex-Soviet state of Georgia calling for President Mikhail Saakashvili to resign. ...

Iraq’s Abandoned Children
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Iraq’s Abandoned Children

Iraq is full of street kids; children with one or both parents killed, or some who have merely been abandoned. ...

UN Report: Sri Lanka’s President Guilty of “Crimes Against Humanity”?

UN Report: Sri Lanka’s President Guilty of “Crimes Against Humanity”?

Government forces shelled no fire zones where they had forced civilians to congregate, attacked UN food distribution points and Red Cross ships coming to collect the wounded, systematically destroyed hospitals, raped ...

US Soldiers Speak Out Against Iraq War
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US Soldiers Speak Out Against Iraq War

"Military men are Dumb stupid Animals who should be used as Pawns for Foreign policy." -- Henry Kissinger ...

British Arms & Mid East Uprisings

British Arms & Mid East Uprisings

Saudi-manned British arms are silencing pro-democracy demonstrators in Bahrain. ...

United States, England and France Bomb Libya (112 Tomahawk Missiles)
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United States, England and France Bomb Libya (112 Tomahawk Missiles)

The first major attack of "Odyssey Dawn" came as 112 Tomahawk cruise missiles struck surface-to-air missiles, early warning sites, and key communication modes. It's the first step in enforcing a no-fly zone. ...

The Battle for Benghazi: First Libyan Jet Shot Down (Video)
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The Battle for Benghazi: First Libyan Jet Shot Down (Video)

A huge explosions is seen over the outskirts of Benghazi after a plane of Gadhafi's forces was shot down. ...

UN on Libya: ‘By any means necessary’
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UN on Libya: ‘By any means necessary’

Security Council resolution imposes a no-fly zone in Libya and calls for "all necessary measures" to protect civilians. Though it's not clear who will enforce this decision. ...

Ex-Blackwater Contractors GUILTY in Afghan Shooting Death

Ex-Blackwater Contractors GUILTY in Afghan Shooting Death

March 11, 2001 The Associated Press reports: Two former Blackwater contractors were found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the May 2009 shooting death of an unarmed Afghan civilian in Kabul. A federal jury found ...

US Drones Kill 2,043 People, Mostly Civilians, Last 5 Years in Pakistan

US Drones Kill 2,043 People, Mostly Civilians, Last 5 Years in Pakistan

As many as 2,043 people, mostly civilians, were killed in US drone attacks in northwestern parts of Pakistan during the last five years... ...