President Polk is “trusting to escape scrutiny, by fixing the public gaze upon the exceeding brightness of military glory — that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood.”
Illinois Representative Abe Lincoln in an 1848 speech to Congress opposing the Mexican War
Good to see the first lady getting her groove on. Targeting the enemy with a Predator drone can really bring families closer.
Next time you have dark thoughts about the human condition, remember there are still people like Layla around. Check out MAG’s short portrait of a graceful young Lebanese woman whose job is to remove countless landmines and cluster bombs.
“Look, nobody likes to see dead people on their television screens.”
U.S. President George W. Bush, April 13, 2004
Before World War One, German artist Kathe Kollwitz produced artwork showing terrible poverty and boiling social tensions. She had already mastered a mother’s expression of grief over a dead child. During the War, her own son died. Her lithographs and woodcuts afterwards, showing the effects of war, were simpler than past work – more essential. Their intensity is overwhelming.
What do Americans know about cluster bombs? They know nothing. Or almost nothing. Or rather, this is what they know.
This comic PSP commercial played millions of times a few years back. And told us all we need to know. When you want to kill things, Use the Cluster Bomb.
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The impressive Bureau of Investigative Journalism has already determined more than 2,500 people have been killed by drone strikes in Pakistan. But it didn’t know many of their names. Now that’s going to change.
From our gallery of ongoing YouTube INFILTRATIONS. A report on Syrian child war refugees via the pop kitsch of Japanese girl band Girl Generation.