The Bloody Crossroads →
At 6:45 am, Golf reported six more injuries and called again, frantically, for reinforcements. The company was now caught in a textbook ambush, with the Maoists occupying the raised ground and the CRPF pinned down in an open field, under fire, or so it seemed, from all sides. A Maoist machine-gunner on the top of a hill was picking off targets at will, even as guerrillas taking cover in shallow...
By morning, Kaduna’s Muslim neighborhoods were on fire. Nigerians have a...– The elections in Nigeria are over, but the violence may just be beginning. Joe Bavier describes the current violence and the religious divide behind it.
soupsoup: Alisa Miller : The Bad News About The News Please watch this. Alisa Miller, head of Public Radio International, talks about why — though we want to know more about the world than ever — the US news media is actually showing less. Eye-opening stats and graphs. (Recorded March 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 4:29.) Great video, especially when paired with Ethan...
Catastrophe in the Deadliest Village in Russia
The Caucasus is a place where easy definitions of victim and persecutor break down almost immediately. It is clear, however, that people here have a catastrophic lack of trust in the Russian state — and that to a large extent, Russia has earned that mistrust through neglect and bad policy, helping to create a pool of disaffected young people who see little chance to control their...
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Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington RIP
Chris Hondros (left) and Tim Hetherington (right) Yesterday, two of photojournalism’s greatest were killed while covering the front lines in Misurata, Libya. Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington were known for their empathetic coverage of some of the world’s worst wars. Many, many who knew them well have shared their grief and the void they have left more eloquently than I could....
Ivory Coast - The Aftermath
After a week spent in western Ivory Coast, it’s clear that this conflict is far more complex than rebels vs. tyrant, new power vs. old power, Ouattara vs. Gbagbo. -Photographer Peter DiCampo, from his Ivory Coast dispatches
The Coming Storm →
longformorg: What overcrowded and swelling Bangladesh can tell us about how the planet’s population, more than 1/3 of which live within 62 miles of a shoreline, will react to rising sea levels. Don Belt For more super coverage of the challenges overcrowding and rising waters pose to Bangladesh check out our project Easy Like Water. Or watch this video: There’s really no wrong...
The death count from the sprawling United Nations compound in Mazar-e-Sharif...– Behind the UN massacre in Afghanistan