Monthly Archives: April 2015

Baltimore Riots Background

Orazz points out: 10,000 Strong Peacefully Protest In Downtown Baltimore, Media Only Reports The Violence & Arrest of Dozens In any event, while the looting was unforgivable … it pales in comparison to the looting by Wall Street. And while the media tried … Continue reading

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A Picture of Torture Is Worth a Thousand Reports

One photo shows an Iraqi teenager bound and standing in the headlights of a truck immediately after his mock execution, staged by U.S. soldiers. Another shows a group of soldiers forcing a detainee to look at pictures of lingerie-clad women. … Continue reading

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CIA Torture and Rendition

The Bureau and The Rendition Project publish first quarterly report publish their first quarterly report into CIA torture. An unprecedented picture of the 119 individuals secretly detained and tortured by the CIA as part of the US’s war on terror … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Puzzling Response to the Armenian Genocide

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An Updated Look at Trends in Political Violence

Originally posted on Dart-Throwing Chimp:
The Center for Systemic Peace (CSP) has just posted an updated version of its Major Episodes of Political Violence data set, which now covers the period 1946-2014. That data set includes scalar measures of the magnitude of several…

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Travel Diary: Countdown to Hong Kong & China

Originally posted on Little Grey Box:
Well, things around here are escalating rather quickly. There are only 6 sleeps until Matt and I wake up, grab our bags and head out to the glorious Brisbane International airport. We’ll board a…

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Support for War or Polls on Steroids? On Americans’ Enthusiasm for Military Operations Against Iran

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