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Camp 6, mobile force feeding chair
"In 2005 I first saw the affidavits from prisoners alleging mistreatment by the medical staff and the deliberate use of over-size tubes to force them off their hunger strikes. I was, however, much more interested in the affidavit of Dr Edmondson, the doctor in charge of the hospital in Guantanamo refuting the allegations and stating that he had permission to force-feed the prisoners as he was following the orders of a “higher military authority”. These words exactly mirrored those used by the Nazi doctors charged with war crimes at Nuremberg."
Dr David Nicholl

Camp 6, mobile force feeding chair

"In 2005 I first saw the affidavits from prisoners alleging mistreatment by the medical staff and the deliberate use of over-size tubes to force them off their hunger strikes. I was, however, much more interested in the affidavit of Dr Edmondson, the doctor in charge of the hospital in Guantanamo refuting the allegations and stating that he had permission to force-feed the prisoners as he was following the orders of a “higher military authority”. These words exactly mirrored those used by the Nazi doctors charged with war crimes at Nuremberg."

Dr David Nicholl

roarslionfiles:

“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters over darker people in the world. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years.” - 1967

roarslionfiles:

“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters over darker people in the world. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years.” - 1967

brianafahey:

‘We send these kids off to war — we make them see things people otherwise wouldn’t have to see. Then we expect them to come back and behave like the rest of us. It’s breaking my heart.’ (via Heartbreaking Photos Of A Troubled Iraq War Veteran Win Pulitzer Prize)
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brianafahey:

‘We send these kids off to war — we make them see things people otherwise wouldn’t have to see. Then we expect them to come back and behave like the rest of us. It’s breaking my heart.’ (via Heartbreaking Photos Of A Troubled Iraq War Veteran Win Pulitzer Prize)
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brianafahey:

‘We send these kids off to war — we make them see things people otherwise wouldn’t have to see. Then we expect them to come back and behave like the rest of us. It’s breaking my heart.’ (via Heartbreaking Photos Of A Troubled Iraq War Veteran Win Pulitzer Prize)

Explosion (1917) by George Grosz

Grosz’s image of a burning, shattered Berlin is an allegory of destruction created shortly after he was discharged from the German army as “permanently unfit.”

Explosion (1917) by George Grosz

Grosz’s image of a burning, shattered Berlin is an allegory of destruction created shortly after he was discharged from the German army as “permanently unfit.”

"For every soldier killed on the battlefield this year, about 25 veterans are dying by their own hands. An American soldier dies every day and a half, on average, in Iraq or Afghanistan. Veterans kill themselves at a rate of one every 80 minutes."



U.S. sees lifetime cost of F-35 fighter at $1.45 trillion

jahanzebjz:

There is no austerity or spending limit when you wanna rule the world by force. Austerity and other such things are only for those who have to be ruled over.

watanafghanistan:

Good Ol’ American journalism.

watanafghanistan:

Good Ol’ American journalism.

"They turn war into porn. Soldiers and Marines, especially those who have never seen war, buy cases of beer and watch movies like Platoon, movies meant to denounce war, and as they do, they revel in the destructive power of weaponry. The reality of violence is different. Everything formed by violence is senseless and useless. It exists without a future. It leaves behind nothing but death, grief, and destruction."



Women’s rights activists in Morocco have demonstrated outside the parliament building in Rabat, to demand a change in the law on underage rape.

It follows the suicide of a 16 year old girl, who was forced to marry the man she claimed had raped her.

“This is not just for Moroccan women. It’s for women who are raped, beaten and killed throughout the world.”

(Source: kileyrae)

watanafghanistan:

Very sad, the fact that we Afghans are unable to get justice from our murderers. They are protected, their murders covered up and absurdly justified by the US government. Any crimes committed by the US soldiers are ignored and covered up while those fighting to defend their country their homes and their families are labeled terrorists and are either killed instantly or locked up for years. You will see, At first few times the Afghans accepted apologies when civilians were killed, but then when it got too much, the afghans protested and no more apologies were accepted and sooner or later a time will come when the afghans will realize that even the demonstrations and protests wont do anything, it wont bring them justice. So they will start to take justice into their own hands. Instead of the Taliban only, every afghan will carry a gun and shoot any US or NATO soldiers at sight, because they will be fed up with the system, fed up with no justice fed up with losing families and children.

watanafghanistan:

Very sad, the fact that we Afghans are unable to get justice from our murderers. They are protected, their murders covered up and absurdly justified by the US government. Any crimes committed by the US soldiers are ignored and covered up while those fighting to defend their country their homes and their families are labeled terrorists and are either killed instantly or locked up for years.

You will see, At first few times the Afghans accepted apologies when civilians were killed, but then when it got too much, the afghans protested and no more apologies were accepted and sooner or later a time will come when the afghans will realize that even the demonstrations and protests wont do anything, it wont bring them justice. So they will start to take justice into their own hands. Instead of the Taliban only, every afghan will carry a gun and shoot any US or NATO soldiers at sight, because they will be fed up with the system, fed up with no justice fed up with losing families and children.


Spc. Jeremy Morlock admitted to the murder of unarmed Afghan boy Gul Mudin (depicted here). He was only 15 years old. They lined him against a wall and ordered him to stand still before they shot him. Pfc. Andrew Holmes cut off his pinky as a memento. Morlock admitted that this wasn’t the first time he murdered civilians. According to him, soldiers in his Platoon “[threw] candy out of a Stryker vehicle as they drove through a village [and shot] children who came running to pick up the sweets.” The Pentagon worked for months to get these pictures deleted and suppressed. He was recently sentenced to 24 years in prison.
Private Bradley Manning, horrified at the war crimes unfolding around him, reported them to higher authorities in his chain of command. When they told him to keep quiet about it he published the details of the crimes to the public.

Spc. Jeremy Morlock admitted to the murder of unarmed Afghan boy Gul Mudin (depicted here). He was only 15 years old. They lined him against a wall and ordered him to stand still before they shot him. Pfc. Andrew Holmes cut off his pinky as a memento. Morlock admitted that this wasn’t the first time he murdered civilians. According to him, soldiers in his Platoon “[threw] candy out of a Stryker vehicle as they drove through a village [and shot] children who came running to pick up the sweets.” The Pentagon worked for months to get these pictures deleted and suppressed. He was recently sentenced to 24 years in prison.

Private Bradley Manning, horrified at the war crimes unfolding around him, reported them to higher authorities in his chain of command. When they told him to keep quiet about it he published the details of the crimes to the public.

(Source: tsjr1704)

thepoliticalnotebook:

“As I’m talking to you now, they’re dying.” Injured Sunday Times photographer Paul Conroy gives Sky News an interview from his hospital bed. This is a really important interview. His descriptions of what’s happening in Homs are painful and terrible. He spoke of the scheduled regularity of the shelling, beginning with horrible predictability at 6:00 every morning.

I’ve worked in many war zones. I’ve never seen, or been, in shelling like this. It is a systematic … I’m an ex-artillery gunner so I can kind of follow the patterns… they’re systematically moving through neighborhoods with munitions that are used for battlefields. This is used in a couple of square kilometers. 

He described the state of fear in Homs, calling it “beyond shell shock,” and the actions of Assad’s forces “absolutely indiscriminate,” with the intensity of the bombardments increasing daily. Conroy’s detailing of the inhumane conditions and the position of the Syrian citizens and the Free Syrian Army is important, because we don’t have as many journalists who have been able to tell us what it was like to be there as we have had elsewhere. He tells us that “The time for talking is actually over. Now, the massacre and the killing is at full tilt.” 

I actually want to quote his entire interview about the people who are living without hope, food, or power and his conviction that we will look back on this massacre with incredible shame if we stand by and do nothing. In lieu of that, you must must must watch every bit of this interview.

"Forget geopolitics," "do something."