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The Outings Project, A Global Project That Transforms Classic Portrait Art Into Street Art
Figures from classical portrait paintings have begun appearing on city streets around the world thanks to a participatory art project entitled the Outings Project. Created by Julien de Casabianca, ...
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6 Baltimore Police Officers Charged
The top story in Baltimore, (aka, the USA-wide STAMPEDE against police violence) has been largely turned into a story about rioters who don't know how to behave.

No, rioting IS NOT the story...rioting was noise within much MUCH larger peaceful protests. (also factor in the tactic of police instigated violence, common practice for decades to change the terms of the debate and cover for excesses.In short, the police routinely directly start violence) 

Imagine this headline prior to this and previous protests. It would not have made page 99. Rampant police violence is in every State and most cities and towns in the USA, 99% of cases never make the light of day. This is the story that has been pushed aside while we gaze at telephoto news-candy.

This headline is very important and it has resulted from public protest. Protesting is a very effective method once you reach critical mass. There better be convictions and life sentences or everyone must hit the streets. Don't think this won't touch you one day, we stop it or we don't.
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Very interesting analysis of the need for continued war to maintain an Empire lacking the fundamentals necessary to survive any other way. There are tectonic political shifts ahead for the US and Europe.
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Literally.
A policy of endless unwinnable "war" to benefit another country, a few war machine manufacturers and the banks, (always the banks) will reap exactly what one can expect.
US citizens feel immune, the blood flows somewhere they can't point to on a map, but math is harsh, the suffering will come back to its home...IS all around us now.
WASHINGTON—Putting the nation on alert against what it has described as a “highly credible terrorist threat,” the FBI announced today that it has uncovered a plot by members of al-Qaeda to sit back and enjoy themselves while the United S...
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No one packs as much perfectly on point analysis of the state of the worlds battle between the people and the pirates AND impossibly magnetic rhyme and video into 6 minutes than the amazing Juice Media. No one!
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Send it!   I'm in the same boat but I keep bleating. You never know how awareness can grow. These guys are fun to watch, even if they say "huh?" the question mark is planted.
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Is this unique to the USA? I have no idea. It is probably a feature of power in general...quite disgusting.
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I'll put a stop to this threat of peace, just you wait...
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And some people think they can no trust Baltimore's police, in  your face, the police reporting the truth this time...
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"After snapping his own spinal cord, Mr. Gray reached up and crushed his own larynx. We then proceeded to cuff him and place him in the van."

Check out @billmon1's Tweet: https://twitter.com/billmon1/status/593598076843139074
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Self-styled epically hilarious book reviewer pens hilarious book review. :-) 
The WikiLeaks founder finds a new book on the exiled leaker to be poorly researched, badly written and self-serving.
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Here's an interesting answer to the nagging question of "How /why would the US promote peace with Iran over the objections of Israel?" 

Clearly the 'logic' of peace, the 'morality' of peace has held no sway over US foreign policy for decades. And going against Israel is very costly for anyone in US government (or anyone in public eye) so the gain isn't clear.
I've assumed the public fighting between Netanyahu and Obama was likely theater to tamp down the growing voices saying that Israel controls US foreign policy in the Middle East, but making peace would not fit that theory, as really lifting the sanctions on Iran goes beyond show. But what if this play is only in its second act?  Moon of Alabama as always has a jaundiced and usually accurate take on world politics, suggesting the end game is that since the pundits are calling this "either a deal or war", when the deal falls apart, war can then be started.
(though actual hot war is still an impossibility even for the mighty Empire, but at least USreal can gain the propaganda capital needed to tighten the screws even further.) The game in the ME is to have Israel dominate in a community of broken or vassal states, this freight train isn't changing course as far as I can see, so wtf explains rapprochement with Iran?

"Thoughts On That Maybe-Deal About Iran's Nuclear Achievements"

"Some preliminary deal has been agreed upon in Geneva that will restrict Iran's civil nuclear research and production program in exchange for lifting sanctions.
The deal is unfinished. The devil is in the details and those have yet to be agreed upon. The deal will fail when on June 30 those agreements will turn out to be unachievable.
There are many distortions and lies in the "western" reporting on the issue. Facts that are left out include:
The whole crisis over a "nuclear Iran" is manufactured based on lies from Israeli and U.S. intelligence services. The target of the U.S. and Israeli operations was never a "nuclear Iran" but an Iranian Islamic Republic that insists on independent internal and foreign policies.
Iranian leaders have declared that any weapons of mass destruction contradict the philosophical and religious base of the Islamic State of Iran. They have insisted on this and did not retaliate even when their cities came under chemical attacks during the Iraq-Iran war.
All U.S. intelligence services agree that Iran does not have any military nuclear program. There is nothing to fear from a pure civil nuclear program in Iran.
All sanctions on Iran are illegal in the very first place. They have no basis in facts or law.
There is now a very disturbing tendency in U.S. commentary, following Obama's lead, to say that the (unfinished) deal should be taken because it the only alternative is war.
But:
Who would start and wage such a war?
On what legal basis?
For what purpose given that Iran clearly has no military nuclear program?
Such stupid alternative "deal or war" as argument for a deal is dangerous because the deal can still fail and the hawks will then argue that "even the lubral commentators said 'deal or war' so now it must be war."
Indeed, given Obama's very aggressive foreign policy thus far I can not exclude that war on Iran is his real aim and only hidden behind very public but sham negotiations to make a public case for it."
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