The fact that WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange is living his life in total political exile and that the website biggest source of information, Bradley Manning, is facing up to life imprisonment has revealed the cold and clear message: whistleblowing about American war crimes comes with a price. Manning had been tortured while in custody by … Continue reading
2012 Year in Pictures: Part I. As we celebrate another year, look back on 2012 in images. Some of these are compelling, others shocking. Images often speak louder than words ever could.
In a striking look at what capturing images of some of the world’s most violent conflicts requires, HBO has created a four part documentary series entitled Witness. The first episode, which aired the beginning of November chronicled San Diego native Eros Hoagland’s experiences in the Mexican city of Juarez, known to be one of the bloodiest cities … Continue reading
Reblogged from National Post | News:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kAyqbKwd1o&w=540&h=322] GAZA — Egypt tried to open a tiny window to emergency peace diplomacy in Gaza on Friday, but hopes for even a brief ceasefire while its prime minister was inside the bombarded enclave to talk to leaders of the Islamist Hamas movement were immediately dashed. Prime Minister Hisham Kandil … Continue reading
It’s all over the news. Burma is “thawing.” The United States and the EU have suspended their sanctions. Democratic party leader Aung San Su Kyi has been elected to parliament in the most significant election after twenty years of house arrest. However, her party has refused to take its allotted 43 seats in parliament due … Continue reading
The terminal bustled with human and automated chatter. The airport was packed. Drowsily, I made my way through security and boarded, falling asleep shortly after we took off. On the way to London from New Delhi a week ago, I hadn’t expected what I would see, and I was even less prepared for what I … Continue reading