The island of Vieques suffered over 60 years of use as a United States Navy military base and an area for bombing exercises. In spite of the fact that the people of Vieques suffer an incidence of cancer that is 31% higher than the rest of the country [es], the United States government recently denied that there is any connection between the high incidence of cancer and the bombings.
The island-municipality of Vieques, Puerto Rico now has its first community radio station, Radio Vieques 90.1 FM [es], a non-profit project created thanks to the efforts of the people of Vieques, with the help of people in solidarity with them on the main island of Puerto Rico and in the United States. Together they were able to use a cooperative model to create what will be a valuable tool for the environmental struggles of the so-called “Isla Nena”, or “Girl Island”.
Journalists straddling pool of blood whilst interviewing police officers outside academy. Don’t call us vultures for nothing. #yemen
Iona Craig, a foreign journalist in Yemen, tweets following a suicide bombing outside a police academy in Sanaa that killed nine.
Since former president Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down, suicide attacks have been a recurring phenomena in Sanaa and Aden. The last attack in Sanaa happened on May 22, a day before the anniversary of Yemen’s unification, killing nearly 100 soldiers.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal - #WeRememberJuly11
Research by Dr. Taylor Owen revealed that the total amount of bombs dropped by the United States in Cambodia between 1965-1973 was five times greater than previously known.
This apparent terror act, the first in 2011, has showed an important new feature of the Russian media space. If a year ago Russians were just experimenting with new media tools (and, especially Twitter) during the emergencies, in 2011 they faced this disaster better prepared. The Twitter-news were so instant that even the president found out about the event from Twitter. At the same time, Twitter-mobilization against the escalated taxi rates led to self-help organization and a decision to remove the train tariff for passengers.
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