All Further Articles for 2013-01-10

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Five Broken Cameras
Small good news of the day: Oscar nomination for the Israeli and Palestinian documentary Five Broken Cameras , hailed as "a powerful act of witnessing." It tells the deeply personal and political story of Bil'in's resistance to the Separation Wall through the smashing of Palestinian farmer and filmmaker Emad Burnat's cameras through five years of protests. Also nominated was Israel's "The Gatekeepers," profiling former IDF officials critical of the Occupation. "When something happens, my instinct is to film it." - Burnat
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'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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