9/03/2015

A Working Class Hero Is Something To Be


Civilian deaths claimed in 71 US-led airstrikes on ISIS

Civilian deaths claimed in 71 US-led airstrikes on Isis | World news | The Guardian
To date, the coalition acknowledges civilian deaths in a single strike: in November 2014 a US strike on Syria killed two children, a Centcom investigation published in May found. Centcom said it will only publish investigations where a “preponderance of evidence” suggests civilians have died.
Monitoring groups questioned how thorough the investigations were.

Figura Femminile - La Malinconia Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)


Photo of Drowned Syrian Boy Causes Outrage

Migrants : la crise européenne expliquée en cartes


Migrants : la crise européenne expliquée en cartes by lemondefr

9/02/2015

Afghanistan - Soviet Soldiers Who Never Returned

Death and Displacement in Syria


Yemen’s Hidden War: How the Saudi-Led Coalition Is Killing Civilians

Yemen’s Hidden War: How the Saudi-Led Coalition Is Killing Civilians

The names of the dead did not even make news in the local press in Aden. This form of death is now commonplace amid a war so hidden that foreign journalists are forced to smuggle themselves by boat into the country to report on an ongoing conflict that the U.N. says has killed more than 4,500 people and left another 23,500 wounded.

8/31/2015

MI6 spy who was found dead in locked bag had 'hacked secrets files about US president'

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MI6 spy who was found dead in locked bag had 'hacked secrets files about US president' - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
Gareth Williams, a 31-year-old employee of GCHQ who was seconded to the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), was found dead inside a padlocked bag at a safe house in London.
The Sun on Sunday newspaper quotes an intelligence source as saying Mr Williams had obtained sensitive documents regarding former US president Bill Clinton.
“The Clinton diary hack came at a time when Williams’s work with America was of the most sensitive nature,” the source is reported to have told the newspaper.

No regrets, no remorse: Isis mastermind who sent out 15 suicide bombers

No regrets, no remorse: Isis mastermind who sent out 15 suicide bombers | World news | The Guardian
Abdullah is one of the most sensitive of Iraq’s security prisoners and securing access to him took three months of negotiations with intelligence officials. Once permission to meet him was granted, he acknowledged that he had not chosen to be interviewed, but claimed to be speaking freely. In the wide-ranging, 90-minute discussion that followed he detailed his role as the architect of one of Iraq’s most savage and remorseless terror campaigns.

American Land Grab

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8/29/2015

Scenes From East Dunbartonshire

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The wild flowers are still in full splendour in our local countryside. These from a recent walk outside Torrance.





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Wild Orchids
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Wheatfield After Mowing