It only takes 20 minutes for the NYT to shift the blame.
After allowing them onto the bridge, police cut off and arrested dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters.
In a tense showdown over the East River, police arrested hundreds of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators after they marched onto the bridge’s Brooklyn=bound roadway.
(image via Reddit. Quote via Daily Kos)
We have to ask ourselves, “What’s the best way to grow the economy and create jobs?”
Should we keep tax loopholes for oil companies? Or should we use that money to give small business owners a tax credit when they hire new workers? Because we can’t afford to do both. Should we keep tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires? Or should we put teachers back to work so our kids can graduate ready for college and good jobs? Right now, we can’t afford to do both.
This isn’t political grandstanding. This isn’t class warfare. This is simple math. These are real choices that we have to make. And I’m pretty sure I know what most Americans would choose. It’s not even close.
This Is Important, You Should Know About It of the Day: Immensely popular Syrian political cartoonist Ali Ferzat — a noted critic of President Bashar al-Assad’s bloody opposition crackdown — has reportedly had both his hands broken by four masked gunmen as a warning to cease his anti-Assad activism.
Ferzat, who once counted Assad among his friends, was dragged out of his car by the unidentified thugs, forced into their jeep, and driven to an airport road outside of Damascus where he was beaten and burned before being bagged and tossed from the vehicle.
According to his son, the gunmen told Ferzat they were breaking his hands “to teach him not to draw against his ‘masters’.” Though initial reports claimed the gunmen were members of Assad’s security forces, Rami Abdul-Rahman of the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told the Associated Press the attackers’ identity “could not be confirmed.”
Ferzat’s official website was suspended for a time, but now appears to be back up. His Facebook page as well as a support page are both up and running. In addition, several of his cartoons can be seen in the video posted below.
Breaking News of the Day: In a letter to the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple community, Steve Jobs announced today that he will be stepping down from his role as CEO.
In his letter, Jobs said he can “no longer meet [his] duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO,” and recommended that Apple appoint COO Tim Cook as his replacement.
The board announced that it would, in fact, appoint Cook as CEO, and Jobs would become the Chairman of the Board. Cook will also join the board effective immediately.
to the londoners…stay safe :3
What history book is going to fit the events that happened in 2011
“Italian street artist Blu is no stranger to controversy. In fact, you may remember his mural at the MOCA that was taken down. In an area of downtown that neighbors a Veterans Affairs hospital and a war memorial to Japanese American soldiers, the provocative anti-war piece showed coffins draped with dollar bills instead of flags.
Now in his home country, Blu is shaking things up once again. This mural was put up at the Draw The Line Festival in Campobasso, Italy. Hands are seen removing the brain from a soldier’s head, representing how governments are notorious for brainwashing their military.
Blu has never been shy when it comes to sharing his feelings about war. You have to give the artist credit for having the courage to speak his mind through his artwork, even if it causes public debate and some to get irate.”
If you had to guess the scene in this photo, what would your answer be? A group of friends prepping lunch? Maybe a local cooking class?
If you guessed prison, then you guessed correctly.
Above, inmates at the upscale Halden Fengsel prison in Halden, Norway prepare food in a common room meant to be a meeting place for prisoners and guards.
From photographer Alex Masi’s Halden photo project:
Individual cells come with an en-suite bathroom, a flat-screen TV and various comforts. They measure 12 square meters and are divided up into units (10 to 12) which share a living room and kitchen, similarly to a students’ dormitory.
The windows are not fitted with bars, but thick glass is used instead.
The prison - the second-largest in Norway - costs 165m Euro and accommodates 248 male inmates. Some 760,000 Euro were spent just on artworks, some of which commissioned to Norway’s most renowned street artist, Dolk.
The inmates can attend a vast range of formative courses at a official high school located inside the prison. Subjects can include languages, IT, science, catering, music, (there is even a professional sound studio) art and handicraft and several sports.
Interestingly, statistics show that in Norway only 20% of inmates (1 in 5) commit another crime and return to prison within two years of their release.
Read more on the Halden prison at Foreign Policy. [Photo: Alex Masi]