Cornel West, while at the University of Puerto Rico. (September 26, 2013)
- Old School Nouveau.
(posts are not mine unless stated.)
For class tomorrow, I compiled a 13-minute video of U.S. presidential voices from Harrison to Eisenhower—here is a sample.
Some of this audio is over 120 years old. FLIPPIN’ HISTORY PEOPLE.
me saca de quisio la gente que me dice que voy a perder el tiempo votando por Bernabé. Si votara por Padilla me sentiría como mierda, en cambio al votar por mis ideales me sentiré con el pecho y la frente en alto; nada de hipocrecías.
Bernabe está cogiendo un momentum grandísimo. Que quede claro.
EMOCIONES, EMOCIONES. EMOCIONES POR TODOS LADOSSSS
Expect increased nationalism, including the flexing of military muscle, from China between now and 2050. Although I predict a surge in nationalistic sentiment and policy-making, one cannot rule out the…
Take the time to read.
Que te escuchen (los tuyos) pa’ que veas…
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Pocahontas was harshly criticized by Chief Roy Crazy Horse as historically inaccurate and offensive for glossing over more negative treatment of Pocahontas and her tribe by the English. He claims that Roy Disney refused the tribe’s offers to help create a more culturally and historically accurate film.
You can read his entire statement on the subject, which includes the factual story of Matoka, or “Pocahontas” as she was nicknamed, here, on the official website of the Powhatan Renape Nation.
I recommend reading the above linked piece- it’s pretty short, but will give you a very clear understanding of the history/the accurate account v. the myth/Powhatan response to the movie.
I knew the true story but I never knew that it was made up by Smith. So in reality there is not story at all. Just a white guy with a big mouth. Big surprise. As much as I love the Disney movie, this makes me want to punch Disney in the face because they could have told an even better story of colonialism.
At a meeting this weekend, hundreds of tribal and religious leaders issued a statement urging the Pakistani government not to attack the North Waziristan Agency, despite repeated US demands to attack the area.
The meeting was also attended by commanders loyal to Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a top militant commander in the region who has signed a nonaggression pact with the Pakistani military, but whose members have often been targeted by US drones.
Pakistani officials have not announced an imminent offensive, but it is believed to be the case by some locals, and local officials have confirmed thousands of civilians are fleeing the area in case of an attack.
The tribal elders urged civilians not to panic, and to remain in their homes until specific announcements about any offensives were made. The Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan had claimed last week that an offensive was to begin today, but so far there are no indications of it.
"Those killed by the US Forces included a young Iraqi photojournalist and his assistant, a father out with his children and some neighbours who were caught in the attack while trying to help the wounded."
I will never forget that video leaked by Wikileaks of the US Apache opening fire on innocent Iraqi civilians - and then laughing.
“Come on, let us shoot! Come on! Alright, hahaha. I hit ‘em.”
“Light ‘em all up. C’mon. Fire. Keep shootin’.”
“Haha, look at all those dead bastards.”
It still sends chills down my spine. Ex-US soldier who is interviewed by Al Jazeera says how he was affected by 9/11 and the ideological warfare that was encouraged by the US Government and media: “I would follow random Muslims in malls to see what they were doing. I would try to [get them to fight with me]. ‘Cause I hated them! I wanted to go kill terrorists. I wanted to go kill Muslims.” Later on the same soldier says his eyes opened when he saw the aftermath of the US Apache’s attack on Iraqi civilians. Imagine how painful it is for the victim’s parents to narrate the tragedy like a father does in the video. Watch the conversation between the ex-American soldier and a student who wants to enlist in the army. Listen to the regret in the soldier’s voice while describing the scene where the Iraqi child had glass in her belly, glass in her hair, the dying Iraqi father who tried protecting his children from the US Apache.
Imagine what would happen if a foreign force opened fire on harmless civilians in, say, a neighborhood or even a super market in USA mistaking simple cameras for weapons or opening fire because “the weapon held was anti-USA.” Apologies never bring the dead back. This is your Global War on Terror.
Powerful. Important. Must Read/See.
Congressional Probe: Cover-Up of “Auschwitz-like” Conditions at U.S.-Funded Afghan Hospital
“A Congressional investigation has revealed a top U.S. general in Afghanistan sought to stall an investigation into abuse at a U.S.-funded hospital in Kabul that kept patients in ‘Auschwitz-like’ conditions. Army whistleblowers revealed photographs taken in 2010, which show severely neglected, starving patients at Daoud Hospital, considered the crown-jewel of the Afghan medical system where the country’s military personnel are treated.
The photos show severely emaciated patients, some suffering from gangrene and maggot-infested wounds. The general accused of the cover-up is Lt. General William Caldwell, one of the nation’s highest-ranking commanders in Afghanistan, who served as the commander of the $11.2 billion-a-year Afghan training program.”
Democracy Now! speaks to Michael Hastings, contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine and a reporter for BuzzFeed, which has been following the story closely. Also some discussion of OWS, DHS and WikiLeaks.
Members of our military turned a blind eye to this for quite a while. Patients going through surgery without anesthesia? really? No food? Medical instruments left in wounds. Maggots crawling out of bandages …
“Any politician who will not show multiple year taxes may be hiding something”
Son, you’ve got some explainin’ to do.
When Bill met Jack
A young Bill Clinton shaking hands with President Kennedy on July 24, 1963 in the Rose Garden of the White House. He was in Washington, D.C. as a delegate from Arkansas to the Boys Nation Convention. 7/24/63
-from the Presidential Timeline
"When your job requires you to pull sleeping families from their beds at midnight thousands of miles from your home, or to shoot at oncoming cars without knowing who’s driving them, or to refuse medical care to decrepit old men, you begin to question what doing your job means. When the reasons keep shifting for what you’re supposed to be doing in a country where most of the population wants you to go home even more than you want to, it’s hard to maintain any sense of innocence. When someone going about his daily life is regularly mistaken for someone who means to kill you - as has repetitively been the case in our occupations of both Iraq and Afghanistan - everyone becomes the enemy. And when you try - and fail - to do the right thing in a chaotic and threatening situation, which nothing could have trained you for, the enemy can move inside you and stay there for a very long time."