Caricature puppets of politicians by Noreen Young for CBC Television’s “What’s New”, 1970’s.
Why have the US media shied away from covering the source of the WikiLeaks material yet gouged on his information?
US Private Bradley Manning is no longer the alleged source of all those documents to WikiLeaks. According to his own…
For the first time, the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden tells his story speaking not just about the raid and the three shots that changed history, but about the personal aftermath for himself and his family. And the startling failure of the…
Former CIA agent John Kiriakou speaks out just days after he was sentenced to 30 months in prison, becoming the first CIA official to face jail time for any reason relating to the U.S. torture program. Under a plea deal, Kiriakou admitted to a single count of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act by revealing the identity of a covert officer to a freelance reporter, who did not publish it. Supporters say Kiriakou is being unfairly targeted for having been the first CIA official to publicly confirm and detail the Bush administration’s use of waterboarding. Kiriakou joins us to discuss his story from Washington, D.C., along with his attorney, Jesselyn Radack, director of National Security & Human Rights at the Government Accountability Project. “This … was not a case about leaking; this was a case about torture. And I believe I’m going to prison because I blew the whistle on torture,” Kiriakou says. “My oath was to the Constitution. … And to me, torture is unconstitutional.”
Interview via Democracy Now!
Worth watching if you believe in justice.
“A man was lynched yesterday” ca. 1938 (LOC)
In conjunction with the anti-lynching campaign, in 1920 the NAACP began flying a flag from the windows of its headquarters at 69 Fifth Avenue when a lynching occurred. The threat of losing its lease forced the NAACP to discontinue the practice in 1938.
When Super Magnetic Thinking Putty is stretched, molded, or shaped, the putty has no magnetic charge and behaves like any other Thinking Putty. However, in the presence of a magnetic field, its magnetic forces begin to align. Suddenly, a truly Super Magnetic Thinking Putty is created that will attract to one magnetic pole and repel from the other.
Parc Avenue Tonight (by mandkandm)
From an explosion on the sun to creatures from the depths of the ocean, we assemble our favorite pics from 2012.
It’s been a great year for science—Curiosity! The Higgs Boson!—and intrepid photographers have been there all along to docum…
Today is World Food Day - a particularly appropriate day to talk about stunting.
What is stunting? When a child doesn’t get the right nutrients in their first 1,000 days of life, their brain and body is permanently damaged. Around 170 million children under five are stunted and these children are up to four times more likely to die from all causes, which is why tackling it is a key part of A Promise Renewed, our commitment to child survival.
Find out more by reading UNICEF Ambassador Mia Farrow on stunting for CNN: http://uni.cf/P7f10S
Pictured, 12-month-old Konate is treated for stunted growth and severe malnutrition in a health centre in Mali with his mother Oumou.
© UNICEF/Harandane Dicko