All Further Articles for 2013-02-14

Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Guys at the Console: A New Medal for Sitting Around Killing Someone Thousands of Miles Away
The Pentagon has created a new Distinguished Warfare Medal to be awarded to drone "pilots" who push a button in some building somewhere to kill a (often innocent) target many miles away, thus honoring what Leon Panetta called "the extraordinary actions that make a true difference in combat operations." In an Orwellian twist, the medal outranks the Bronze Star, which is given for heroic acts performed under fire by those who are, like, you know, actually there.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Break the Chain
Today's V-Day celebrations for the One Billion Rising campaign were sparked by an appalling statistic: One in three women in the world - one billion in total - will be raped or beaten in their lifetime. Livestream of rallies, flash mobs and dance events in almost 200 countries, along with the powerful Man Prayer and U.K. proclamations of why we (still) need feminism.
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