By Charles Davis
Striking South African miners ‘were shot in the back’ The Telegraph
US troops escape criminal charges for incidents that outraged Afghanistan Guardian. You’re more likely to go to prison for stealing a Snickers bar than for killing some foreigners and urinating on their corpses.
EU and NATO Look on at Greece’s Pampered Armed Forces Carnegie Europe.
“After the United States, Greece is the second biggest defense spender among the 27 NATO countries in relation to its GDP. That is astonishing for a country in a deep economic crisis.”
Microlenders a lifeline to online business . Seattle Times. “On Deck’s rates run 18 to 36 percent,” according to the article. Microlenders or loan sharks?
After the Pussy Riot: What This Unjust Sentence Can Teach Americans ACLU. Two years behind bars is an outrage for an act of harmless civil disobedience, but when it comes to harsh sentences, Russia has nothing on America’s prison state.
“[T]he Hong Kong government has been largely silent on Occupy Hong Kong and has given little public support to HSBC to act against the protesters.”
Alleged LAPD Beating Victim: The Gruesome Photo TMZ. This happens every day and is usually met with a collective yawn — because they deserved it, right? We only know of this case because it happened to a rich white banker.
Parents deported, what happens to US-born kids? AP. Fun game: Try and get a Democrat who is outraged by the GOP’s callous indifference to the plight of the under-privileged to unequivocally condemn, or even just acknowledge, Barack Obama’s cruel war on immigrant families.