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Many people harbor this misty-eyed nostalgia toward the seemingly simplistic era in world events that was the 1990s, but you have to question the real value of those near-hiccups in history.
The 1990s were not some ethereal political disco playing out to the tune of Bill Clinton’s saxophone playing, it was a period of hollow policies like the Oslo Accords that still haunt and stall discussions to the present, it was a period of delayed reaction and inaction to some of the greatest human rights abuses, a time of considerable and often forgotten protest and reaction to questions of violence and globalization, and it was a premature celebration to the end of the Cold War era where perhaps we should have devoted more time to the “why” of the frames and events of the past century versus settling for that false sense of conclusion.
The 1990s fit into the destructive 20th century perfectly fine.
The 1990s: The decade before we had to live with its consequences.
but whatever believe what you like
great read for anyone who cares about government corruption
"Land of the Free"
Video Captures EXACTLY How Cops Treat Black People
I’m happy to update that the charges against this Chris Lollie (the man being harassed by “police”) were all dropped.
They charged him with trespassing, disorderly conduct, and obstructing legal process.
The fact that this all happened in front of his children is disgusting. But I am glad that this man is free. All too often, black men in situations end up beaten, or dead.
I am glad he is free and alive.
Tommie Smith and John Carlos, 1968 Olympic medal winners
Photograph by Platon, originally published in The New Yorker (2011)
Today (October 16) is the anniversary of Smith and Carlos’s famous black power Olympics medal podium protest.
I may be late but this is pretty damn great.
And vice versa. If you have a problem with the NSA and TSA but not with the leaking of celebrity photos, then don’t vote either.
Leaked photos are an invasion of privacy but that cannot be compared to the Government conducting an unconstitutional and warrant-less search through your data.
It’s already been confirmed that this is more than some random hacker leak. Many celebrities have said their particular nudes were more than a few years old and were deleted a long time ago. That means whoever made this leak has access to information that Apple should have purged a looooooooooong time ago.
By Sara Flounders
Aug. 25 — Two hundred twenty-seven white paneled trucks ”invaded” Ukraine from Russia on Aug. 22, transporting large bags filled with grain, beans, drinking water, medicines, generators and sleeping bags. By Aug. 23, the trucks were back in Russia.
The trucks had delivered emergency survival supplies to the people in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine. Luhansk is resisting a military onslaught from the Kiev junta regime and the fascist groups active in that regime. The Kiev junta is the product of a coup against the elected government last Feb. 22.
U.S. officials, who support Israel’s slaughter of Gaza’s children, expressed outrage, shock and alarm at the truck convoy and threatened heavier sanctions against Russia, accusing that country of flagrant violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty.
The head of Ukraine’s security service, Valentyn Nalyvaychenko, called the Russian convoy a “direct invasion.” (cnn.com, Aug. 23)
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen issued a statement accusing Moscow of a “blatant breach of Russia’s international commitments.” (Washington Post, Aug. 22)
U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden asserted, “Russian vehicles violate Ukraine’s sovereignty.” (whitehouse.gov, Aug. 22)
Vice President Joseph Biden denounced “Russia’s blatant provocation and disregard of Ukraine’s sovereignty.” (Associated Press, Aug. 23)
The level of hypocrisy and cynicism from the world’s biggest warmakers knew no bounds.