The Turkish army is sitting on the border attacking Kurds with teargas and water cannons so they can’t assist their people in Kobane, idling their tanks, even after vowing to attack ISIS in defense of Kobane.
Turkey is waiting for ISIS to totally wipe out the Kurds so that they can then roll…
“Ayn Rand’s ‘philosophy’ is nearly perfect in its immorality, which makes the size of her audience all the more ominous and symptomatic as we enter a curious new phase in our society…. To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil.”—Gore Vidal (via comradeonion)
On 9th March 2008, historians have found what they believe is the first recording of a human voice. Predating Thomas Edison’s first phonograph recording of 1877. The “phonautograph”, created by etching soot-covered paper by Parisian inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville, was played by US scientists using a “virtual stylus” to read the lines. The recording was initially believed to be the voice of a woman or adolescent, but further research in 2009 suggested the playback speed had been too high and that it was actually the voice of Scott himself. This is the original recording.
The black residents of Ferguson, Missouri are governed by white police and they say it feels more like Gaza than America.
The people here don’t feel like they’re living in America’s heartland; they feel like they’re living in occupied territory.
The occupied land is small, virtually microscopic in comparison to the St. Louis metropolitan area. The neighborhoods off West Florissant Avenue, including the apartment complex where Michael Brown lived before he was gunned down by a policeman Saturday night, are where most of the city’s black population reside. Patrolling it is Ferguson’s police department of 55 officers, 52 of them white.
“It’s like the elephant in the room,” said Yusra, 45, of East St. Louis. “We are being occupied.”
“They say it’s the death of three men that started a chain reaction of death and destruction in Gaza,” she continued. “Will we as a people rise up like the people of Gaza? Will our community be bombed like last night with tear gas? That was a terrorist attack.”
Posing for a picture with a groups of friends, a line of riot ready police in the background, Miller Gardner held his hands in the air.
Initially reluctant to give his name due to his impending deployment for the Air Force, Gardner defied any negative repercussions that may come with him speaking out.
"It’s messed up they’re suited for war against civilians," he said. "I’m not on that side and I’m in the military. They need to come on this side of the line."
In a McDonald’s not far from Monday night’s protest zone, journalists gathered to sip drinks and use free WiFi Tuesday evening. As the national news broadcasts began, three young men sat down to eat, talking with a woman seated nearby. The topic of conversation is the only thing worth discussing here: Mike Brown, the cop who killed him, and the state of occupation.
“Will we as a people rise up like the people of Gaza? Will our community be bombed like last night with tear gas? That was a terrorist attack.”
“That’s the biggest problem of them all,” said Cory Black, one of the men inside McDonald’s. “We don’t even know who all these officers are who are patrolling our streets.”
Forget all the officers, most people here just want to know the identity of the one who took Brown down, setting off Sunday’s looting, Monday’s clashes, and a national scandal by Tuesday that even saw President Obama weigh in.
Black wore a hat with his surname, the A formed by a depiction of the African continent. With him were Tyrone McDonald, dressed in fatigues and hiking boots, and Robert Henry, his hat bearing a blacked out American flag, hanging upside down. Their militarized garb reflected the atmosphere: West Florissant is a war zone.
“They just started saying to get out of the street or they were going to start shooting,” McDonald said of Monday’s protests. “That’s exactly what they did.”
For the third day protesters and residents made their voices heard. At a morning protest in front of a police-barricaded St. Louis County Attorney’s Office. On the steps of the old courthouse in the shadow of the arch where Al Sharpton addressed a media horde. And finally, fittingly, at the QuikTime gas station, destroyed by Sunday night’s looting. The “QT” as its known is the heart of occupied territory. Yusra sat quietly there holding a sign.
Ambush somewhere near Donetsk. I’m not a big fan of images like this, but seeing one detail, decided to publish them. 2-3 Photos ‘Путин - хуйло ла-ла-ла-ла-ла’ favorite so
A micro-bus full of right sector Ukrainian volunteers drove up to an antifascist controlled checkpoint and got ambushed. The result is that they’re slaughtered. Let’s hope Dmirty Yarosh is one of the dead Nazi’s.
There were Russian anarchists who wanted to burn down art museums and I don’t necessarily agree with the idea, but it’s still cool and makes lots of sense. They saw museums and universities as reproducers of bourgeois values and that the only way to have a full revolution would be to destroy the…