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January 23, 2013

reuters:

Video: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson clash over Benghazi consulate attack (via Talking Points Memo)

"With all due respect, we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of some guys out on a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator.” Damn, Hill brought her A game.

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11:41 // 1 year ago
July 16, 2012
12:39 // 2 years ago
February 27, 2012
reuters:

Around 89 percent of Syrians approved a new constitution, proposed by President Bashar al-Assad, in a referendum on Sunday, state television said on Monday.
Constitutional reforms are aimed at quelling the growing rebellion against the Assad family’s 42 years in power, but Assad’s opponents and the West have the dismissed the reforms and the referendum as a sham.
Turnout in the referendum was 57.4 percent, state television said.
Live blog: The conflict in Syria - latest news, photos and videosLatest story: New Syria constitution wins 89.4 percent approval - report

Will Assad use this as an excuse to continue the anti-rebel crackdown? Seems like it so far.

reuters:

Around 89 percent of Syrians approved a new constitution, proposed by President Bashar al-Assad, in a referendum on Sunday, state television said on Monday.

Constitutional reforms are aimed at quelling the growing rebellion against the Assad family’s 42 years in power, but Assad’s opponents and the West have the dismissed the reforms and the referendum as a sham.

Turnout in the referendum was 57.4 percent, state television said.

Live blog: The conflict in Syria - latest news, photos and videos
Latest story: New Syria constitution wins 89.4 percent approval - report

Will Assad use this as an excuse to continue the anti-rebel crackdown? Seems like it so far.

10:07 // 2 years ago
February 1, 2012
reuters:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at the Supreme Court in London February 1, 2012.
Assange was detained in Britain in December 2010 on a European arrest warrant issued by a Swedish prosecutor after two female former WikiLeaks volunteers accused him of sexual assault. [REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth]
Read more: Julian Assange appeals extradition to UK’s top court

In case you’d like to follow along at home, ABC (Australia) has live video from the event.

reuters:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at the Supreme Court in London February 1, 2012.

Assange was detained in Britain in December 2010 on a European arrest warrant issued by a Swedish prosecutor after two female former WikiLeaks volunteers accused him of sexual assault. [REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth]

Read more: Julian Assange appeals extradition to UK’s top court

In case you’d like to follow along at home, ABC (Australia) has live video from the event.

10:13 // 2 years ago
November 28, 2011

johnness says: I was around Newsweek International from 2000-2003, and I think what you see is consistent with longterm trends: Newsmagazines everywhere love soft news generally, but an editor of an international edition (usually someone in NYC) has faith that someone in Tokyo will care about big news in Kenya and vice-versa. The top editor for the American version of a newsmagazine will devote most of their limited "news" covers to domestic happenings. A folo cover on Egypt wouldn't likely be considered.

» SFB says: Thanks for the take on this piece, John. It’s worth noting that Newsweek’s covers tend to go strongly domestic as well. Much appreciated. — Ernie @ SFB

12:22 // 2 years ago
November 3, 2011
I didn’t destroy any property yesterday, but destruction of property is not violent.
Derek Winslow • A demonstrator with the “Occupy Oakland” movement who was arrested early Thursday morning after overtaking a building in downtown Oakland. Winslow admitted that the occupation of the building, along with the ensuing fires that were set around the property to deter police, “wasn’t the best reaction, but we are frustrated.” More than 80 people were arrested after police deployed tear gas in the area.  source (viafollow)
21:51 // 2 years ago
September 30, 2011
When viewers in the UK attempt to watch videos of the protest, they are met with the message, ‘This content is not available in your country due to a government removal request.’
Paul Watson on YouTube’s new partnership with the UK government over protest videos • The British government is hoping the removal of certain protest images from the popular video sharing website will prevent copycat demonstrations from forming in the future. The British government isn’t the only one requesting YouTube pull demonstration videos: A geographic search reveals the US government has also requested YouTube remove certain videos along with keyword searches. (EDIT: Due to the source of the article, we did a fact-check and confirmed that videos were in fact banned by YouTube due to a UK government request.) source (viafollow)
16:11 // 2 years ago
August 3, 2011
denverpost:

LOL Photo of the Day
In Vilnius, Lithuania, Mayor Arturas Zuokas drives an armored military vehicle over a  car parked illegally  on a main street in Vilnius city center. The mayor took the drastic action after becoming  infuriated with motorists parking  their luxury cars  illegally around  the city.
(AP Photo/Vilnius City Municipality, HO)

With one quick motion, Arturas Zuokas redefines the power trip.

denverpost:

LOL Photo of the Day

In Vilnius, Lithuania, Mayor Arturas Zuokas drives an armored military vehicle over a car parked illegally on a main street in Vilnius city center. The mayor took the drastic action after becoming infuriated with motorists parking their luxury cars illegally around the city.

(AP Photo/Vilnius City Municipality, HO)

With one quick motion, Arturas Zuokas redefines the power trip.

11:53 // 2 years ago
July 20, 2011

denverpost:

PHOTOS: The Day in Pictures

A gallery of the day’s best photos from around the world.

This is as cool as what we did last night. Tumblr’s changes on the photoset feature open up a new world of possibility, guys. Take heed. We will be doing more with this.

15:13 // 3 years ago