againstpower:

Fantastic satire from the Onion. George W. Bush debuts new paintings of dogs, friends, and ghost of Iraqi child that follows him everywhere.
againstpower:

Fantastic satire from the Onion. George W. Bush debuts new paintings of dogs, friends, and ghost of Iraqi child that follows him everywhere.
againstpower:

Fantastic satire from the Onion. George W. Bush debuts new paintings of dogs, friends, and ghost of Iraqi child that follows him everywhere.
againstpower:

Fantastic satire from the Onion. George W. Bush debuts new paintings of dogs, friends, and ghost of Iraqi child that follows him everywhere.
againstpower:

Fantastic satire from the Onion. George W. Bush debuts new paintings of dogs, friends, and ghost of Iraqi child that follows him everywhere.
againstpower:

Fantastic satire from the Onion. George W. Bush debuts new paintings of dogs, friends, and ghost of Iraqi child that follows him everywhere.
againstpower:

Fantastic satire from the Onion. George W. Bush debuts new paintings of dogs, friends, and ghost of Iraqi child that follows him everywhere.
againstpower:

Fantastic satire from the Onion. George W. Bush debuts new paintings of dogs, friends, and ghost of Iraqi child that follows him everywhere.

againstpower:

Fantastic satire from the Onion. George W. Bush debuts new paintings of dogs, friends, and ghost of Iraqi child that follows him everywhere.

ataxiwardance: This is how I make friends. ataxiwardance: This is how I make friends.
“As you know, ALL CAPS is the international symbol for ‘let’s have a rational dialogue.’”
— Prof. DeSanto, on Sarah Palin’s “Don’t Retreat, Instead - RELOAD!” tweet after the 2011 Tucson shooting of Rep. Giffords and eighteen others.
The Bombing of Barcelona was a series of Nationalist airstrikes which took place from 16 to 18 March 1938, during the Spanish Civil War. Up to 1,300 people were killed and at least 2,000 wounded.
The repeated wave of attacks carried out by the Italians would render irrelevant the air-raid alarm system since it would no longer be clear if the sirens were announcing the beginning or the end of an attack.Furthermore, they used delayed-fuse bombs designed to pass through the roof and then explode inside the building and a new type of bomb which explode with a strong lateral force, so as to destroy things and persons within a few inches of the ground. The bombings affected all the city and the bombers didn’t attempt to destroy military targets.
"No theory of war can justify such conduct… . I feel that I am speaking for the whole American people!" - Cordell Hull, American Secretary of State. The Bombing of Barcelona was a series of Nationalist airstrikes which took place from 16 to 18 March 1938, during the Spanish Civil War. Up to 1,300 people were killed and at least 2,000 wounded.
The repeated wave of attacks carried out by the Italians would render irrelevant the air-raid alarm system since it would no longer be clear if the sirens were announcing the beginning or the end of an attack.Furthermore, they used delayed-fuse bombs designed to pass through the roof and then explode inside the building and a new type of bomb which explode with a strong lateral force, so as to destroy things and persons within a few inches of the ground. The bombings affected all the city and the bombers didn’t attempt to destroy military targets.
"No theory of war can justify such conduct… . I feel that I am speaking for the whole American people!" - Cordell Hull, American Secretary of State. The Bombing of Barcelona was a series of Nationalist airstrikes which took place from 16 to 18 March 1938, during the Spanish Civil War. Up to 1,300 people were killed and at least 2,000 wounded.
The repeated wave of attacks carried out by the Italians would render irrelevant the air-raid alarm system since it would no longer be clear if the sirens were announcing the beginning or the end of an attack.Furthermore, they used delayed-fuse bombs designed to pass through the roof and then explode inside the building and a new type of bomb which explode with a strong lateral force, so as to destroy things and persons within a few inches of the ground. The bombings affected all the city and the bombers didn’t attempt to destroy military targets.
"No theory of war can justify such conduct… . I feel that I am speaking for the whole American people!" - Cordell Hull, American Secretary of State.

The Bombing of Barcelona was a series of Nationalist airstrikes which took place from 16 to 18 March 1938, during the Spanish Civil War. Up to 1,300 people were killed and at least 2,000 wounded.

The repeated wave of attacks carried out by the Italians would render irrelevant the air-raid alarm system since it would no longer be clear if the sirens were announcing the beginning or the end of an attack.Furthermore, they used delayed-fuse bombs designed to pass through the roof and then explode inside the building and a new type of bomb which explode with a strong lateral force, so as to destroy things and persons within a few inches of the ground. The bombings affected all the city and the bombers didn’t attempt to destroy military targets.

"No theory of war can justify such conduct… . I feel that I am speaking for the whole American people!" - Cordell Hull, American Secretary of State.

“Offered the chance to be free by the avowed white supremacist P.W. Botha if he would renounce violence, Mandela replied, “Let him renounce violence.” Americans should understand this. Violent resistance to tyranny, violent defense of one’s body, is not simply a political strategy in our country, it is taken as a basic human right. Our own revolution was purchased with the blood of 22,000 nascent American dead. Dissenters were tarred and feathered. American independence and American power has never rested on nonviolence, but on the willingness to do great—at times existential—violence.”

1. White terrorists are called “gunmen.” What does that even mean? A person with a gun? Wouldn’t that be, like, everyone in the US? Other terrorists are called, like, “terrorists.”

2. White terrorists are “troubled loners.” Other terrorists are always suspected of being part of a global plot, even when they are obviously troubled loners.

3. Doing a study on the danger of white terrorists at the Department of Homeland Security will get you sidelined by angry white Congressmen. Doing studies on other kinds of terrorists is a guaranteed promotion.

4. The family of a white terrorist is interviewed, weeping as they wonder where he went wrong. The families of other terrorists are almost never interviewed.

5. White terrorists are part of a “fringe.” Other terrorists are apparently mainstream.

6. White terrorists are random events, like tornadoes. Other terrorists are long-running conspiracies.

7. White terrorists are never called “white.” But other terrorists are given ethnic affiliations.

8. Nobody thinks white terrorists are typical of white people. But other terrorists are considered paragons of their societies.

9. White terrorists are alcoholics, addicts or mentally ill. Other terrorists are apparently clean-living and perfectly sane.

10. There is nothing you can do about white terrorists. Gun control won’t stop them. No policy you could make, no government program, could possibly have an impact on them. But hundreds of billions of dollars must be spent on police and on the Department of Defense, and on TSA, which must virtually strip search 60 million people a year, to deal with other terrorists.

Juan Cole, 08/09/2012   (via thepeacefulterrorist)

Juan Cole actually wrote this 4 days after a white terrorist, yes, terrorist, murdered 6 and injured 4 people at a Sikh gurdwara in Wisconsin. The terrorist who committed said crime spoke of an impending “racial holy war” beforehand and was a member of white supremacist/neo-Nazi hate groups.

(via mohandasgandhi)

ataxiwardance: I’m not always a fan of Juan Cole, but his point about disparate popular representation of terrorist violence is as obvious as it is worth repeating.

(via jacobjangelo)

I bear my scars with dignity,’ says 15-year-old Ylva Schwenke, ‘because I got them standing for something I believe in.

One Day in History - in pictures

Photographer Andrea Gjestvang’s poignant portraits of survivors of the Utøya massacre in Norway in November 2011 have won her the top prize at the Sony World Photography awards

Fifteen years old. So strong.

jhermann:

Teju Cole continues to devastate in 140 characters or less.
ProPublica: Everything we know so far about drone strikes
jhermann:

Teju Cole continues to devastate in 140 characters or less.
ProPublica: Everything we know so far about drone strikes
jhermann:

Teju Cole continues to devastate in 140 characters or less.
ProPublica: Everything we know so far about drone strikes
Ha! Love this!