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  • Syria - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    The security forces ran toward him and although he was already dead started beating him with sticks on the face Nobody could stop them and when we finally managed to retrieve the body it was unrecognizable we could only identify him because he had his civil ID in his pocket There are an estimated 9 3 million people in desperate need of humanitarian aid half of whom are children The depth of sectarian brutality cannot be fully understood without considering the rapid devastation of the Syrian countryside Prior to the uprising in 2011 half of the country had transformed into a quasi desert 117 million acre feet of stored freshwater from the Tigris Euphrates ecoregion vanished It was the country s most severe drought in four decades displacing over 1 5 million people from rural farming areas turning Damascus Aleppo and Homs into desperate anti government powder kegs fertile grounds for extremists of all stripes As the fallout from the drought grew groups like Al Qaeda gained grateful converts by simply feeding hungry people and giving the thirsty a drink FROM Adbusters 114 Birth of the Corporate Charter Revocation Movement Order this issue Subscribe to Adbusters Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/syria/ (2016-02-09)
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  • James McLaughlin, Author at Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Nothing Day Buy Nothing Xmas Spoof Ads Culture Shop Subscribe Donate Close Home James McLaughlin Syria June 20 2014 by James McLaughlin Tags Iraq war Middle East violence Syria Al Qaeda 114 drought Isis The ecopolitics beneath the world s hottest conflicts Based in Vancouver British Columbia Canada Adbusters is a not for profit magazine fighting back against the hostile takeover of our psychological physical and cultural environments by commercial

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  • Do You Do Nothing or Do You Resist? - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    brothers poor in terms of money but rich in our love of family We love each other as brothers do Our wives are in the kitchen preparing food for our children We do our best poor and impoverished surrounded by war brought in the form of occupiers from halfway around the world The sound of rifle butts banging on the door shatters the semblance of peace You my brother go to the door quickly but not quickly enough The door slams open and the soldiers from another land come storming in With weapons pointed at our heads they shout orders which we believe tell us to put our hands on our heads and get down on our knees We are not sure English is a language brought to us not our mother tongue Our wives come to the room frightened begging the soldiers to calm down for the sake of the children in the other room The soldiers respond by shouting at our wives and pushing my wife to the ground with their assault rifles Our hearts are racing our manhood is being crushed and we wonder if we are men at all The shouting and the chaos increase Next comes the sound of your baby girl You hear her crying for her mother You imagine her look terrified Thinking of your little baby girl you feel tears on your face You look at your wife she is now on the ground bleeding from where the rifle butt slammed into her head In the chaos you do not even know when this happened The soldiers begin throwing all that we own everywhere overturning furniture throwing papers and family items to the ground and breaking dishes They ransack while one demands to know our names As soon as I say my name they grab me and take me into the next room the room between you and our children They begin to beat me mercilessly They are shouting at me but you do not know what they are saying Now all the children are crying frantically the soldiers keep yelling and you catch the word terrorist You realize that they are calling me your brother who you have known your whole life a terrorist I plead with them to stop the beating blood drenching every inch of my face for the sake of the children who are by now screaming crying and begging for their mom and dad I beg All you can think to do is nothing You are paralyzed And eventually the soldiers take me away You will never hear from me again Your children are alive for now and your wife will survive but she is scarred Your sister in law is without her husband you are without your brother your parents are without their son and the children are without a father You find out later that someone gave your brother s name to the soldiers as a terrorist And so you ponder do I do nothing

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/do-you-do-nothing-or-do-you-resist/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Ken O'Keefe, Author at Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Ads Culture Shop Subscribe Donate Close Home Ken O Keefe Do You Do Nothing or Do You Resist July 31 2013 by Ken O Keefe Tags Palestine Iraq war 92 afghanistan justice occupation And if you did not fight would you see yourself as noble Or cowardly Based in Vancouver British Columbia Canada Adbusters is a not for profit magazine fighting back against the hostile takeover of our psychological physical

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/author/ken-okeefe/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Bush and Blair Found Guilty - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    that he made up the story about mobile biological weapons labs a decade earlier The intelligence agencies who interviewed him at the time knew he was lying al Janabi also claimed Only later when a justification for war was desperately needed did his fantasies reappear as facts Documentary evidence supports the conclusion that Bush and Blair knew at the time of Powell s speech that claims of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction were fabricated A memo from a top secret 2002 meeting between Blair and British military intelligence officials reports that intelligence and the facts were being fixed around the policy of regime change justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD This is where most analysis of the Iraq War ends with a stuff happens shrug of the shoulders or at best a few words of empty condolence for those who have died because of this war based on lies But now a global movement is afoot to go further to judge Bush and Blair by the same regime of international law that they used to justify their preemptive war In November of 2011 and May of 2012 the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal an tribunal founded by Malaysia s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tried George Bush Tony Blair Dick Cheney Donald Rumsfeld and their US legal advisers Alberto Gonzales David Addington William Haynes Jay Bybee and John Yoo in absentia Bush and Blair were accused of violating the Nuremberg Principles by committing crimes against peace waging a war in violation of the United Nations Charter and international law Bush Cheney Rumsfeld and their legal advisers were also separately accused of war crimes and the crime of torture Asserting the right of universal jurisdiction an international legal principle that grants any state the right to prosecute individuals who commit crimes which affect all of humanity the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal followed strict legal norms and rules of evidence All parties were provided with capable defense attorneys and the prosecution relied on eyewitness and documentary testimony After four days of legal proceedings in November the Tribunal issued a unanimous verdict finding both George Bush and Tony Blair guilty of crimes against peace crimes against humanity and genocide as a result of their roles in the Iraq War based on evidence that they knew the justification for the Iraq War was fabricated In May the Tribunal returned to take up the charge of torture After hearing testimony from several individuals tortured by the US military while detained without trial including Moazzam Begg who was told that his wife was being tortured in an adjoining cell and then was forced to listen to a woman screaming Rhuhel Ahmed who was injected with hallucinatory drugs and subjected to 45 days of sleep deprivation and Abbas Abid whose fingernails were removed with pliers the five judge Tribunal unanimously delivered another guilty verdict against Bush Cheney Rumsfeld et al Evidence presented at the Tribunals is now being sent to the International Criminal Court

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/bush-and-blair-found-guilty/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Micah M. White, Author at Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Bush Kuala Lampur War Crimes Tribunal Tony Blair What if all war criminals were treated equally Cognitive Illusions June 22 2012 by Micah M White Tags economics 102 cognitive illusion Daniel Kahneman Only a collective epiphany can save us now From KillCap To WikiSwarms February 4 2012 by Micah M White Tags 98 activism wikiswarms gaming gamespace culture jamming Gaming and activism combine Post Idea World November 29 2011 by

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/author/micah-m-white/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Numbed - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    go and perform torture According to Keller one of the NCOs described a technique that involved the use of water to extract information from prisoners in Vietnam Then I went ahead and tried it he said The difference was that I didn t want information I just wanted to hurt a prisoner In this technique a soldier would pin a detainee down on his back and brace his torso so that he couldn t wiggle free They will now feel like their life is in danger said Keller who methodically described how it worked Then you take a five gallon jug of water and you slowly start pouring it over their face in the mouth and nose area so that it s not enough for them to really suck in and die and they can still move their head to the side and catch a breath ellip It simulates drowning without permanently injuring detainees The water torture wasn t combined with questioning We were doing things because we could That s it said Keller And the objective just got less and less important Troops didn t have to rely on brute force to wear down detainees Prisoners asked Keller if they could urinate He would oblige but first hooded them cinched zip ties around their wrists and took them out back A gunner manned the front gate of the jail in a machine gun nest and had to test fire his weapon periodically to ensure it worked properly Keller would deposit the detainee just outside the jail after they had relieved themselves and signal to the machine gunner to fire a round each time he marched another detainee outside He would leave the first detainee outside and return to the jail to see who else sought relief Detainees hear their

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/numbed/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Joshua E.S. Phillips, Author at Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Street Buy Nothing Day Buy Nothing Xmas Spoof Ads Culture Shop Subscribe Donate Close Home Joshua E S Phillips Numbed February 2 2012 by Joshua E S Phillips Tags 100 Iraq soldiers torture war The war for our soldiers humanity Based in Vancouver British Columbia Canada Adbusters is a not for profit magazine fighting back against the hostile takeover of our psychological physical and cultural environments by commercial forces About

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/author/joshua-e-s-phillips/ (2016-02-09)
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