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March 31, 2014
I’m exhausted from avoiding the laundry room, the House library and the mailroom because I’m scared of who I will run into… Often, the cough syrup sitting in my drawer or the pavement several floors down from my window seem like reasonable options… I will be moving out of my House next semester, if only — quite literally — to save my life.
Dear Harvard: You Win,” a sexual assault survivor writes in an open letter to the university. source
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This rhetoric [against Al Jazeera] is not new. Egypt seems to draw inspiration from the very country criticizing it – the United States. Over the past decade, the US not only detained but tortured al-Jazeera journalists under counterterrorism policies. Now, as its War on Terror diffuses into support for an increasing number of local – and secret – wars on terrorism across the globe, the tactic of imprisoning journalists seems to be catching on.
The Guardian’s Rozina Ali writes, “Egypt’s al-Jazeera trial was inspired by America’s global war on journalism.” source
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cnbc:

Wal-Mart has unveiled a futuristic truck, and it looks like a vehicle out of a Transformers movie. See it in action here.

Looks angry.

cnbc:

Wal-Mart has unveiled a futuristic truck, and it looks like a vehicle out of a Transformers movie. See it in action here.

Looks angry.

15:48 // 3 weeks ago
March 30, 2014
The past few months have revealed an American obsession with drones that touches nearly every aspect of modern life. Unfortunately for vulnerable civilians in other countries, we’re obsessing over the wrong drones.
The more drones we worry about, the less we care about what matters, Vanity Fair’s Kia Makarechi writes on the new drone age we are entering. source
19:37 // 3 weeks ago
thepoliticalnotebook:

Spanish journalist Javier Espinosa and photojournalist Ricardo Garcia Vilanova returned home today after six months held captive by an Al Qaeda-linked group in Syria. Above, Espinosa greets his son Yerai on the Torrejon military airport in Madrid.
Photo: AFP/Getty

This is so great. 

thepoliticalnotebook:

Spanish journalist Javier Espinosa and photojournalist Ricardo Garcia Vilanova returned home today after six months held captive by an Al Qaeda-linked group in Syria. Above, Espinosa greets his son Yerai on the Torrejon military airport in Madrid.

Photo: AFP/Getty

This is so great. 

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15:14 // 3 weeks ago
When Zain Abidin Mohammed Husain Abu Zubaydah and Muhammad Shams al-Sawalha were teenagers, they scoured record shops in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, desperately trying to track down the video for “Billie Jean,” the latest single from Michael Jackson’s global smash album “Thriller.” Sawalha and everyone else knew his friend as Hani, who was a huge fan of Jackson and would sometimes “dance foolishly” when Sawalha put a cassette of the King of Pop’s music into a tape deck. Eventually, they scored a grainy copy of the video and watched it over and over again as they tried to mimic Jackson’s signature dance moves. Those were the innocent days of the mid-1980s, Sawalha said, before Hani became an alleged terrorist mastermind.
Al Jazeera obtained diaries of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner from Pakistan, sharing some great insight on the life of Hani before he was taken to Gitmo.
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