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Richard Slotkin on Guns and Violence – Moyers & Company

Ahead of the one year anniversary of the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in which Adam Lanza took the lives of 20 school children and six educators, Bill speaks with cultural historian and scholar Richard Slotkin about the role of guns in America’s national psyche. Slotkin has spent his life studying andContinue reading “Richard Slotkin on Guns and Violence – Moyers & Company”

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‘Pool of blood’: US drone strike hits Syria family

Ahmad Qassum was driving home with his family when a US drone targeting an Al-Qaeda-linked militant in Syria struck and left all six of them wounded. “We came across a motorbike that was driving in front of us, and when I tried to overtake it, I felt a strike hit us,” the 52-year-old displaced SyrianContinue reading “‘Pool of blood’: US drone strike hits Syria family”

Burkina Faso police fire tear gas at anti-government protest

Military police launch tear gas canisters to disperse about 100 protesters trying to march towards downtown Ouagadougou to protest the government’s failure to quell violence. Police have fired tear gas in Burkina Faso’s capital during a demonstration against the government’s failure to stop a wave of violence by hardliner fighters. Opponents of President Roch Kabore,Continue reading “Burkina Faso police fire tear gas at anti-government protest”

The Taliban’s Far Right Fan Base | Decade of Hate – VICE

As the Taliban ripped through Afghanistan in August 2021 – most of the world watched in horror. But in chat rooms and message boards on the darker corners of the web – far-right groups have been praising the Taliban’s takeover, lauding their religious fundamentalism, execution of opponents, and hatred of so-called liberalism. In this episodeContinue reading “The Taliban’s Far Right Fan Base | Decade of Hate – VICE”

Taliban Prisoner Released By Trump Expected To Lead Afghan Government

As the Taliban continues its hold in Afghanistan, a former prisoner released by Donald Trump could become the group’s next head of government. The Taliban is expected to name its government soon, appointing Islamic judges to key positions, while Abdul Ghani Baradar, a former prisoner of the CIA who was released in 2018 at theContinue reading “Taliban Prisoner Released By Trump Expected To Lead Afghan Government”

Gunmen kill 37, including children, in Niger village

Unidentified armed men have killed 37 civilians, including 14 children, in an attack on a village in southwest Niger, according to internal security service memos and a local official. The attack occurred on Monday in the commune of Banibangou, in the Tillabery region near the Malian border, where Islamist militants have massacred hundreds of civiliansContinue reading “Gunmen kill 37, including children, in Niger village”