Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Global War On People, From Boston To The Middle East to Russia

A selection of stories from today's American Empire Daily.

The Boston Marathon and U.S. Drone Attacks: a Tale of Two Terrorisms
From the Earth First! Web site.

To murder several runners using bombs at a sporting event is terrorism.
To murder 175 children using military drones is U.S. policy.
We should accept neither. We should fight against both.
List of children killed by U.S. dronestrikes in Pakistan and Yemen:
Compiled from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reports

Every War On Drugs Myth Thoroughly Destroyed By A Retired Police Captain

From Upworthy by Rollie Williams

Retired police Capt. Peter Christ is about to make more sense about the War on Drugs than anyone you've ever heard in the past. His basic premise is that we need to legalize drugs, but if you're skeptical, just give him a few minutes to convince you. 

Putin's most vocal critic, Alexey Navalny, faces revenge in court

Miriam Elder in Kirov From guardian.co.uk,

With its dirt pavements and crumbling wooden homes, the city of Kirov is a city stuck in time. Karl Marx Street runs parallel to Lenin Street. Soviet-era buses ferry workers to and fro.
But on Wednesday morning the eyes of the Russian elite – from ministers to Kremlin critics – will be on an unassuming courthouse in the centre of this city, where Alexey Navalny, Vladimir Putin's loudest foe, will go on trial charged with embezzlement.
Few doubt the trial is motivated by political revenge. Navalny, a 36-year-old lawyer, anti-corruption crusader and popular blogger, has spent the last year labelling Putin a crook and calling for the powerful president to be jailed, and has uncovered corrupt schemes by some of Putin's closest associates.

For more on this story see todays edition 

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