War


So Much Violence

As a kid, I found difficulty finding logic in why people committed brutal acts of violence and the motivation behind the crimes. From ordinary citizens to law enforcement the “jones” for violence and death has become the frightening norm for today’s way of life in our “sodom and gomorrah” -like country.

The Revolution Continues: Ahmed Salah and the Arab Spring

“I was anticipating a breakthrough -- hoping that the protest would not be instantly dispersed by riot police, like so many previous marches. On that day I thought that if everybody does their part, we will have tens of thousands. What happened was a shock to me. Instead of tens of thousands, there were hundreds of thousands”.

 

-Ahmed Salah, speaking to Washington Post reporter Jackson Diehl

 

(IDP's) International Displaced Person’s from Sudan to Oakland Poverty Skolaz go through the Doctors Without Borders Tour in Oakland

The rubber sides of the boat were like arms- thick - round - hard. “These are the boats refugees have to travel through, men sit on the side, the women, children and elders in the middle, sometimes getting splashed and sick with the leaking gasoline from the engine because they are covering miles of ocean to go from one country to another,”

 

Report from Puerto Rico

REPORT FROM PUERTO RICO. It's taken me a couple of days to write. I am so furious with the way the Puerto Rican people are being left to suffer and die. The US government, military, FEMA, Rossello and PR state government have mounted little response.

Dylann Roof is condemned

Dylann Roof has been found Guilty of the murders of 9 Charleston, South Carolina church goers who he murdered in cold blood at The Emanuel A.M.E church, one of the oldest historically black churches in America , during a Bible study.

Roof was found guilty on 33 charges under the US Federal hate crime bill. They are as follows:

  • Hate Crime Act Resulting in death [9 counts]

  • Hate Crime Act Involving An Attempt to Kill [3 counts]

The Phillippine Exportation/ Notes from the Inside

Editors Note: Jose H. Villarreal is one of several power-FUL PNNPlantation prison correspondents.

Gun Control and Crocodile Tears

Recently Barack Obama sign new gun control laws by way of executive order and on the surface it would appear that much of it is good but as we peer beneath the surface we begin to uncover the facade.

Royal Killing

Recently the Government of Saudi Arabia executed outspoken Shiite Muslim clients Nimr al-Nimr, a harsh critic of the Saudi government and royal family.

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