This was the first comic I think I did about Syria. Seems fitting to repost today, as I just did another.
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IPS News journalist Adam Morrow discusses how the Egyptian media is silencing pro-Morsi protests; parsing through faked videos to find the real atrocities; the US government’s preference for a cooperative Egyptian dictator instead of unreliable democratically elected leaders; and how the former Mubarak regime has worked to undermine Morsi since day one.
Will Grigg, blogger and author of Liberty in Eclipse, discusses the continued persecution of 57 year old quilt maker Rita Hutchens by the police and city government of tiny Sandpoint, Idaho; the character assassination of a Utah prosecutor who would dare indict a cop who broke the law; and how even local governments can conspire to ruin the life of anyone they choose.
Antonio Buehler, co-founder of the Peaceful Streets Project, discusses his efforts to bring accountability to out-of-control law enforcement; looking at cops through the eyes of black Americans; the latest Austin, TX police murder; and the 2013 Project Police Accountability Summit in Austin on August 17th.
Hanni Fakhoury, Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, discusses the many governmental agencies privy to NSA surveillance information on ordinary Americans; how law enforcement “launders” NSA intelligence to re-create a criminal evidence trail; and how the Bill of Rights is being eviscerated by the law failing to keep up with technology.
The Other Scott Horton, human rights lawyer and blogger at Harper’s Magazine, discusses why the government isn’t charging Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan with terrorism; the early warning signs of Hasan’s instability that his superiors disregarded; differing opinions on whether NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is a traitor or a hero; and why Russia ultimately granted Snowden asylum.
Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network discusses the reduction of Manning’s maximum prison sentence from 136 to 90 years; Manning’s conviction on a novel “wanton publication” charge; the over-classification of government information; testimony that the WikiLeaks documents haven’t resulted in casualties or “blood on Manning’s hands;” and the US’s tendency to prosecute whistleblowers and coverup the real crimes revealed to the public.
Carla Gericke, President of the Free State Project, discusses New Hampshire’s pushback against militarized police and armored personnel carriers; knocking down the ideological walls of pro-government statists; and the ultimate 20,000-person migration goal that would make the Free State Project a success.
Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg discusses his recent arrest during Hiroshima Day protests at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; why land-based nuclear weapons have no good reason to exist; the effects of nuclear winter; and how ICBMs equipped with conventional warheads (so the US can kill anyone in the world in 1/2 an hour) could start a nuclear war.
Christian Stork, Assistant Editor and Staff Writer for WhoWhatWhy.com, discusses his article “Connections Between Michael Hastings, Edward Snowden And Barrett Brown – The War With The Security State;” some background information on Barrett Brown, Anonymous and HB Gary; how Michael Hastings was connected to the Barrett Brown story and Project PM; and how Endgame Systems has profited from zero-day exploit hacking.
Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi discusses the US embassy closures in the Middle East due to some vague Al Qaeda terrorism threat; allegations that the White House is threatening the families of CIA officers to shut up about the Benghazi incident; and John McCain’s new lows on kowtowing to the Israel lobby in the US Senate.
Ted Snider, a writer for Znet and Counterpunch, discusses how the Obama administration uses the trappings of democracy to effect “silent coups” abroad; the manufactured popular protests designed for regime change, from Iran in 2009 to Egypt today; and how WikiLeaks revealed that the State Department was well aware the 2009 Honduran “constitutional crisis” was nothing but a coup d’état endorsed by Washington.