In October 2010, Simon Norfolk began a series of new photographs in Afghanistan, which takes its cue from the work of nineteenth-century British photographer John Burke. Norfolk’s photographs reimagine or respond to Burke’s Afghan war scenes in the context of the contemporary conflict. Conceived as a collaborative project with Burke across time, this new body of work is presented alongside Burke’s original portfolios.
A group of international lawyers will file suit to force America to stop foreign aid to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia because of crimes against their people.
Press TV talks with Franklin Lamb, international lawyer in Beirut who is part of the external force acting in solidarity with the people of Bahrain being brutalized by the regime there. Following is a transcript of the interview. Continue reading →
Not All Sources and Experts Are Equal- Here Are some Real Ones!
There are ‘experts’ views,’ and then there are experts’ views. There are ‘government sources,’ and then there are government sources. Not all experts are equal. And, not all sources are reliable. Am I talking in riddles? Of course not; give me a chance and I’ll explain.
We have members of the popular media (mainstream and quasi alternatives alike) ever anxious to market and disseminate government conspiracy and propaganda. They, members of the popular media, have their own rolodex of ‘experts’ and analysts, some on their payroll, to help them propagate the delivery and execution of government-given propaganda-conspiracy. Continue reading →
Sunday night when I learned of the death of Osama Bin Laden I did not feel elated, I did not hop on the #1 subway and head to ground zero, nor did I celebrate in the streets, drink champagne or chant USA, USA, USA! Honestly, I wish he’d been brought in alive and put on trial like we did at Nuremberg. I’d like to hear what he had to say and expose him for who and what he was. I prefer justice to murder or assassination. So instead of reveling in his demise I took a moment to reflect on what this has cost our country and our souls.
Before Osama’s body was cold, it seems, murdered by Navy SEALs in his bedroom, shot in the face assassination style, before his family, Obama was running down on May 5, 2011 to Ground Zero to pump hands with victim families (50 people in 60 minutes) at “private” family tables, providing the personal touch, running off to lunch at the firehouse that lost the most firefighters (15) on 9/11, then conducting a moment of silence at Ground Zero, and muttering the cliché “We will never forget.” Nor will we the people forget, who bought Obama’s line of “change” and voted for him to stop (not increase) “the dumb wars,” withdraw from Afghanistan and fight the financial bloodsuckers with biting legislation that would kill corruption not an untried enemy combatant.
Along with his great intellectual contributions, Noam Chomsky, the Guru of American Left, has taken some erroneous positions, some of which are astounding strategic blunders. As much of the left in this country and a considerable part of it in other Western countries has been, and continues to be, influenced by him, it is important to identify these, without denying or negating the accuracy and depth of much of his voluminous analyses and writings on various issues. Below is a brief summary of some of these: