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"The Game Changed in Venezuela"

just saw and thought this was at least worth a mention,

"People continue to be arrested merely for protesting, and a long established local Human Rights NGO makes an urgent plea for an investigation into widespread reports of torture of detainees. There are now dozens of serious human right abuses: National Guardsmen shooting tear gas canisters directly into residential buildings. We have videos of soldiers shooting civilians on the street.

And that’s just what came out in real time, over Twitter and YouTube, before any real investigation is carried out. Online media is next, a city of 645,000 inhabitants has been taken off the internet amid mounting repression, and this blog itself has been the object of a Facebook “block” campaign."


It infuriates me that this article neglects to mention Afghanistan or the US military's role in the resurgence of heroin. I predicted this years ago, when I heard that the Afghan poppy crop was back to an all-time production record under the watchful eye of the US. That it was only a matter of time before a new heroin "epidemic" sweeps up American youth almost too young to remember 9/11.
And they don't have a comments section.

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