All Further Articles for 2012-04-05

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Not A Unique Day: Skunk Truck, Sound Bomb, Rubber-Coated Bullets
A disturbing first-person account of Israeli soldiers assaulting peaceful protesters during the March to Jerusalem with weapons - from tear gas to random arrests - used weekly against Palestinians. This is business as usual: A new report documents 82 instances of the heedless Israeli military destroying internationally-funded aid projects worth over $65 million.
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Putting A Face On the Statistics in Mexico's (Otherwise Unsuccessful) War on Drugs
After five years of Mexico's bloody, ineffective war on drugs, over half the population feel unsafe in their neighborhoods and activist residents are turning to grassroots art projects to fight the violence. Those with "credentials of blood" are publishing Portraits for Peace , making videos to share stories, and, inspired by street artist JR , putting up huge photographic portraits of victims to put people "in the shoes of the other."
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