10/17/2018

Yemen - The school that's lost 42 children

The school that's lost 42 children - BBC News

'The strike was carried out by a coalition - led by Saudi Arabia and backed by the US, the UK and France. They are supporting Yemen's government against the Houthi rebels - backed by Iran.
In three years of fighting, at least 10,000 people have been killed and millions have fled their homes.'

La Russie pourrait quitter le Conseil de l'Europe

Street At Night - Bernard Lamotte

10/16/2018

Taliban kills 26 Afghan forces as election bloodshed continues

Taliban kills 26 Afghan forces as election bloodshed continues - The National: 

The latest clashes took place against the backdrop of increasingly positive signs of progress between the US and the Taliban after direct talks last week. Zalmay Khalilzad, the new US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, met with officials from the group in Doha, where the Taliban embassy is stationed.
In the northern province of Samangan, Taliban fighters attacked security checkpoints late Monday, killing 13 members of the local police force, including deputy police chief Khawanai Taheri.

Australia To Move Israel Embassy To Jerusalem?




Circus Equestrienne (1924) by Jean Metzinger

Khashoggi Murder - Another Howler From Trump

10/15/2018

Antifa - Ethiopia




Photojournalist killed in targeted attack on election rally in Afghanistan

Photojournalist killed in targeted attack on election rally in Afghanistan: IFJ

Hakimi was killed when a motorcycle bomb was detonated around midday targeting the campaign rally of Nazifa Beg, a female candidate from Rustaq district of Takhar. Hakimi was among 22 people killed, and a further 32 were injured. Afghanistan is holding parliamentary and district council elections on October 20. Election-related attacks have surged since the registration of candidates and votes began in July and at least 8 candidates and many other civilians have been murdered in attacks.

The Road (1919) - Harold Harvey

The Ten Rules of Hate

Chapter 1, Part II: The Ten Rules of Hate
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The Herman/Chomsky thesis in the mid-1980s highlighted how the press “manufactured” public unity by making sure the population was only exposed to a narrow range of political ideas, stretching from Republican to Democrat (with the Democrat usually more like an Eisenhower Republican). So long as you stayed on that little median strip, you accepted a broad range of underlying principles that never popped up in the sanitized, Nerfball version of debate the op-ed pages exhibited.

10/14/2018

At Least 17 Afghan Soldiers Killed In Taliban Attacks

At Least 17 Afghan Soldiers Killed In Taliban Attacks: 


Ghausuddin Noorzai, the district chief in Posht Rod, said that another four soldiers were wounded in the attack, which began late on October 13 and continued into the morning of October 14.

Continuing Yemen Massacres




Afghan Taliban officials: 'US agrees to discuss troops pullout'

Afghan Taliban officials: 'US agrees to discuss troops pullout' | USA News | Al Jazeera

In a preliminary meeting in Doha on Friday, Taliban representatives and US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad discussed the Taliban's conditions to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan, two top Taliban officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Al Jazeera.
"Six US delegates arrived in Doha to have a meeting with our [Taliban] leaders [and] agreed to discuss all issues, including the pullout of foreign troops," one of the officials said.

The Internationale

Casa Das Violas (1930) - José Dominguez Alvarez