Need a little pick-me-up at the end of your workweek? A conversation starter for a shy crush? Or just a laugh? Whatever you need, eat your heart out with this list of strange news items from the past week:
- Obama should never follow people on Twitter, weird shit happens. A woman fom New York city was put in a mental institution for claiming the American president followed her on Twitter (spoiler alert: he does).
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One of them hit me hard across the face, and quickly put the goggles on my eyes, earmuffs on my ears, and a small bag over my head. I couldn’t tell who did what. They tightened the chains around my ankles and my wrists; afterwards, I started to bleed. All I could hear was _____ cursing, “F-this and F-that!” I didn’t say a word, I was overwhelmingly surprised, I thought they were going to execute me.
Ours is a season in which, more than ever, we need a face, a name and a personal struggle to be able to take a strong position on a topic. We can take to the streets and show outrage only if we “fall in love” with someone’s story, even if he or she is not the only one in that situation.
In such a season, here comes The Guardian, with its serialization of the Guantanamo Diary, a memoir written by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, prisoner number 760 in the US detention centre of Guantanamo, since 2002.
Continue reading Serializing us
The rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting even poorer. This is what a recent study, presented by Oxfam with the title Wealth: Having it All and Wanting More, bluntly states. According to the international organization against poverty and injustice, in 2016 the richest 1% will own more than the other 99% combined.
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It’s always easy to say you want something but to stand up and work to get it? A completely different story. And once you achieve it? Well, isn’t everything really worth having also worth dying for?
Three armed extremists were reported to have killed ten journalists for Paris based satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, and two Paris policemen who arrived at the scene.
The magazine was no stranger to causing controversy and had on several occasions created comics that depicted the prophet Muhammad. Something that was reportedly cause for the shootings, as according to an eye-witness, one of the gunmen was heard to say: “The Prophet is avenged.”
Continue reading Wasting Charlie’s Sacrifice
My first idea was to draw a cartoon on the CIA torture report that was made public the 8th December. I searched the Net for some material to start with. I found the report, 525 pages, and a summary on the website mashable.com, that provides the best of the stuff, the “key findings and important developments.” I started reading.
By the end of the first page of the summary I had given up on my cartoon. Continue reading An eye for an eye: the CIA torture report
It happened again. A 12-year-old boy was shot to death in a public park in Cleveland by two police officers, last Saturday November 22nd. It was the eighth death by firearms in one day, in the US.
The two Ohio policemen had come to the Cudell Recreation Center after having received a call by someone asking for them to intervene, because a young boy was pointing a gun around.
Continue reading Do not play ‘Cops and Robbers’ in the US