All Further Articles for 2013-01-10

Thursday, January 10, 2013
'The Afghan People Are Fed Up': An Interview with Malalai Joya
Malalai Joya, one of Afghanistan's most prominent voices for peace and independence, argues against many familiar talking points used to justify the US war and occupation that has plagued her people for over eleven years. Her message to US and NATO leaders: Your war, waged under a fake banner of human rights and democracy, is in fact a war against poor Afghan people. You are not only traitors to the Afghan people, but to your own people as well. You are stealing from the pockets of poor Americans and Europeans and wasting billions of dollars on killing and looting in order to safeguard only the interests of a very small, elite minority.
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Again, With Unreal Timing
Another school shooting, this time at a California high school. One or two students wounded, suspect in custody. In a surreal juxtaposition, it came just as Biden met with gun groups: See coverage of the one get interrupted by announcement of the other. Oh, and the school had a deputy sheriff, presumably armed, on the premises.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Taco Cid: We're Not Fancy, Just Racist and Stupid
Disheartening proof like we needed it that there are many idiots in the world, brought to us by a greasy little taco joint in South Carolina run by illiterate buffoons who have their employees wear these incredibly offensive t-shirts and, when challenged, haul out the tired coy line about how “there are NO racial nor hate remarks towards any specific ethnic group” - they just don't like "illegals." Bonus: Nine of ten reviews gave them one star. “Racist shirts and the food sucks, too.” - eloquent review.
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