In December 2010, Sweden issued an extradition request for Julian Assange in connection with a preliminary investigation. He has been under house arrest in Norfolk since this time. This video, released on June 16th 2011, commemorates 6 months of his house arrest.
So far, Julian Assange has not been charged with a crime in any country.
For soldiers in the Vietnam war, something so honest and everyday as a lighter became a powerful token of pre-war life and a way to express frustration, fear and loathing over the war. You could pick one up for a little over a buck and have it engraved by a local vietnam “jeweler” for about fifty cents. See the whole gallery.
On April 26, 1986, reactor number four at the Chernobyl nuclear power facility exploded. The largest civil nuclear disaster in history (so far) led to mass evacuations, and long-term health, agricultural, and economic distress. The nearby city of Pripyat has been abandoned, and a 19-mile radius “exclusion zone” established where radiation contamination makes continued habitation dangerous.
Though they would eventually kidnap him, the Taliban granted Norwegian journalist Paul Refsdal unprecedented access for a 9 days period in 2009 to do a 26 min. documentary that shows a side of the Taliban that we have never seen before.
The Danish Documentary Blood in the Mobile shows the connection between mobile phones and the civil war in Congo. Director Frank Poulsen travels to DR Congo to see the illegal mine industry with his own eyes. He gets access to Congo’s largest tin-mine, which is being controlled by different armed groups, and where children work for days in narrow mine tunnels to dig out the minerals that end up in our phones.
Technology | World
Thursday, March 24th, 2011 by Christian, No Comments
For every person killed by nuclear power generation, 4,000 die due to coal, adjusted for the same amount of power produced. Not included are deaths due to global political instability involving oil fields, deaths from coastal flooding and deaths due to environmental impacts yet unmeasured, all of which skew it even more if you think about it. Read more.
People | Stunt | World
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 by Christian, No Comments
Ex-surfer Hideaki Akaiwa, 43, in Miyagi prefecture, has decided not to wait for rescue workers. With a scuba suit on, he waded through flooded streets to rescue his wife, and later his mother. He continues to look for more survivors. Did you spot the Keirin bag? Bad ass of the month …
People | World
Monday, March 21st, 2011 by Christian, No Comments
But the police don’t want you to know about it.
Art | People | World
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 by Christian, No Comments
$22.50, printed on semi-gloss photo paper, 100% donated.
People | World
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 by Christian, No Comments
Yesterday, the US Army filed 22 additional charges against 23 years old PFC Bradley Manning who is accused of illegally downloading classified military documents that were then released by WikiLeaks. The most serious of the new charges is “aiding the enemy,” a capital offense that could carry a potential death sentence.