|Aftermath of the Saudi bombing of the funeral hall, Sana'a, October 8. (AP photo)|
Why Do Some War Crimes (in Syria) Get More Coverage Than Others (in Yemen)? The New York Times “Interpreter” Explains It... Away
revcom.us | October 10, 2016
Here’s a question for you: Why do some wars—like Syria—get more coverage in the U.S. media than others—like Yemen?
The American press is full of Syria coverage: not a day goes by without another gut-wrenching description of life under siege in what’s left of the city of Aleppo and stern denunciations of the savage crimes carried out by Russian and Syrian government warplanes, such as bombing hospitals and reducing whole neighborhoods to rubble. Pictures of wounded Syrian children go viral, some of their tweets get global media coverage.
On Friday October 7, we marked the sad anniversary of fifteen years of war against Afghanistan. World Can’t Wait and other activist groups including Veterans for Peace, Granny Peace Brigade, the Raging Grannies, War Resisters League and NYS Green Party protested against the war outside the military recruting center on Times Square.
Once again, Bay Area residents and visitors suffer the noise and vibration, pollution, and fear of a mid-air crash as fighter jets terrorize small children, seniors, pets, and local wildlife. The U.S. Military establishment is in town to recruit kids to sign up to go kill for Empire.
15 years after the U.S. Invasion of Afghanistan: Anti-war protest in Minneapolis - Stop Endless U.S. Wars
For release | October 3, 2016
- 1:00 pm - Gather at Lake St & Hiawatha Ave South in Minneapolis
- 1:45 pm - March
- 2:15 pm - Closing program at Walker Community UMC, 3104 16th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
When the President says so. Deployment of 600 more troops to Iraq is "consistent with Mr. Obama's policy not to commit American ground forces again in Iraq," says the White House.
Protest Koh’s speech at the University of Illinois Law School!
When: 11:30 am, Friday, Oct. 28
Where: North Courtyard, Law Building Complex, Peabody Drive, Champaign