Matthew Bellamy, lead singer for Muse, described the album to the BBC as "a modern metaphor for what it is to lose empathy ... through modern technology, and obviously through drone warfare in particular, it’s possible to actually do quite horrific things by remote control, at a great distance, without actually feeling any of the consequences, or even feeling responsible in some way."
The Houston Chronicle covered the Houston Free Thinkers' action:
About ten people from the activist group Houston Free Thinkers gathered at the corner, holding signs that read "torture is inhumane" and handing out fliers with information on the Senate Intelligence Committee's recent report on the C.I.A.'s use of torture...
Stop Patriarchy Street Actions Unleash Pent Up Anger Against War on Women
In the span of a few days, Stop Patriarchy took to the streets in Washington, DC, Oakland, San Francisco, and other cities to mount a head on political confrontation with the forces in society seeking to ban abortion and birth control.
Editor's Note: Kaci Hickox's case is an example of what an imperialist superpower does to true heroes (more on Ebola). Rather than spending the money to properly protect the frontline health care workers with the proper equipment, panic and fear drive punitive responses.
Courageous resistance! A nurse involved in force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners says, “I have come to the decision that I refuse to participate in this criminal act.”
President Obama Interrupted by Former UC Berkeley Student Senator at Immigration Speech in San Francisco
The artist Banksy is doing a month residency on the streets of NYC, with a new installation on the streets every day.
On October 9 this image appeared on the Lower East Side, with an audio guide online featring the sound of Collateral Murder, via Private Chelsea Manning & Wikileaks.
“I want to know what are the qualifications that one needs to become a whistleblower? Because that sounds like a much more interesting job. I think that ultimately the Edward Snowdens, Bradley Mannings and Julian Assanges of the world will prevail.”