Ernest Shackleton went to Antarctica in 1901, 1908, 1914, and 1922, when that was the last place anyone would ever want to go.
He was a British explorer that insisted on going there at the start of WWI. When he was seeking to raise money for that journey to hope to be the first man to reach the South Pole, the response from the powers that be were, Continue reading →
Bahrain’s first anniversary of its pro-democracy protests has been met with massive police and army violence, with many civilians injured from regime forces firing birdshot and teargas into homes and at cars.
Reports are coming in of Saudi-backed troops and mercenaries attacking mainly Shia villages in the Persian Gulf kingdom with armoured vehicles.