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Man has no greater enemy than himself.

-Petrarch

Argentine ex-army officers jailed over ‘Dirty War’ crimes against humanity

© BBC News
July 6, 2022

A court in Argentina has sentenced 19 former military officers to long prison terms for crimes against humanity during the country’s military dictatorships in 1976-83.

The crimes included forced disappearances, murder, torture and kidnapping of children.

Among those sentenced was General Santiago Riveros, previously convicted for other human rights violations.

He received a life sentence after being found guilty of more than 100 crimes.

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Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.

-Mother Teresa

US Democracy May Have 2 Years to Live, Depending on Upcoming Gerrymander Ruling

William Rivers Pitt, © Truthout
July 6, 2022

Make no mistake: This is a blood-red alert. Democracy in the United States — tattered and shabby though it may be — could have less than two years to live. Not 10 years, not some indeterminate fuzzy maybe slice of time. Two years, one final free midterm election in the middle, before the Supreme Court finishes the wrecker’s work it began in this last term.

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A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.

-Dalai Lama

In the Wake of Abu Akleh’s Murder, Media Continued to Obscure Israeli Violence

ROBIN ANDERSEN, © FAIR
July 2, 2022

On May 13, two days after the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by Israeli Occupation Forces, as her loss still dominated international news cycles, thousands of Palestinian mourners gathered to pay tribute to the woman who had given them voice for so long. They came to lay her body to rest.

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There can be no faith in government if our highest offices are excused from scrutiny – they should be setting the example of transparency.

-Edward Snowden

“Crímenes del futuro” genera una enorme expectativa por el regreso de David Cronenberg al cine

Por Paula Vazquez Prieto, Página 12
July 3, 2022

Ninguna película de los últimos tiempos despertó tanta expectativa previa a su estreno como Crímenes del futuro, lo nuevo de David Cronenberg luego de ocho años de prolongada espera. Ninguna que no venga atada a un multiverso o funcione como parte de una saga o se venda como una secuela de algo conocido y masticado de antemano. Crímenes del futuro trae bajo su nombre el sello del universo Cronenberg pero, al mismo tiempo, es algo extraño para el cine contemporáneo, una oda perversa a un mundo corporal en crisis y en peligro de extinción. El cuerpo, sus fluidos, sus transformaciones por la acción del arte y la tecnología no son temas nuevos para la obra del cineasta canadiense, pero el anuncio de la entrada de su última película en la competencia oficial del reciente Festival de Cannes y la promesa de que los primeros minutos podían expulsar al público de la sala despertó una ansiedad bienvenida en estos tiempos de crisis del cine como fenómeno colectivo. ¿Qué esperar entonces del regreso de David Cronenberg?

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