When these documents were first considered for release in 1978, a State Department official warned the Foreign Office that the documents contained “very embarrassing things about the British.” London and Washington have colluded ever since to keep these documents under lock and key.
A decade ago, when the Clinton administration was pursuing détente with Iran’s reformist president, Mohammad Khatami, it seemed that the United States might finally come to terms with its troubled history in Iran. In March 2000, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright became the first senior American official to acknowledge the American role in the 1953 coup. A month later, one of the C.I.A.’s internal histories of its role in the coup was mysteriously leaked to this newspaper. But the full disclosure that many historians hoped for has never come. More worrying, hawks in the Washington foreign policy establishment who oppose President Obama’s outreach to Iran are once again denying any American role in the 1953 coup.
THE BROTHERS AT NAGASAKI
Probably one of the most intense picture I have ever posted. Extremely depressing content.
The photograph above was taken by US Marines photographer Joe O’Donnell shortly after the bombing of Nagasaki. He saw things beyond imagining, and the experience left him with depression in his later years. Yet according to O’Donnell’s son, the image above affected him more than any other.
The younger child in the picture is dead. The older boy is his brother, and he’d carried his sibling on his back to a crematory. The older boy stayed and watched his brother burn yet refused to cry. He bit his lip so hard it bled.
The boy had just lost everything to the most destructive force known to mankind. Yet, barefoot, he’d carried his sibling’s body to ensure he was honored properly. It’s a story of the extremes of sadness and bravery—and the photograph captures both.
fuck this and the people that came up with this idea
This is how you solve the homeless problem? Shameful.
If you don’t feel any need to reblog this unfollow me.
This post is dedicated to all the innocent men, women, and children who have lost their lives in both Iraq and Kurdistan due to ISIS brutality. Please recite a prayer or give a moment of silence for their lost souls, May justice prevail and May they all rest in peace.
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- AS IT HAPPENED: Soma mining disaster becomes worst in Turkey’s history
- Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan slapped me involuntarily, says Soma man
- Miners used their last breath in turns in Soma’s sole refuge chamber, rescuers say
- İzmir police intervene as thousands protest Turkish mine blast
A man admittedly followed and killed an innocent teenager, and was declared not guilty.
States are passing laws allowing guns in public schools.
Women are losing their reproductive rights at an increasingly alarming rate.
Riots are tearing through the streets in cities all over the world.
College tuition keeps rising, sending a generation into debt as soon as they are entering the adult world.
Education funds keep getting slashed.
Privacy no longer exists.
Corporations now have the same rights as people, and the funds to actually protect them.
Through loopholes, many U.S. Corporations pay a lower tax rate than middle class families.
States are now passing more voter ID laws and similar laws that only affect the lower class.
The corporate giant, Monsanto, has pretty much purchased and bribed its way into every grocery product on the shelf, resulting in food becoming less and less like, well, food. There are reasons Cancer rates are getting worse.
Likewise, Monsanto is making sure small American farmers are ran out of business. Also, their constant pesticide use is killing bees and other insects, causing dire environmental issues.
The mass media is more concerned with pop culture and trends, than the real issues the world is facing.
Human population is ever growing, and at rapid rates. It can’t just continue this way.
We have put so much trash in giant landfills all over our world and in our oceans. We are killing our planet.
By planet you mean we are killing ourselves.
Can we also pay attention to the fact that there aren’t just political problems going on???
I mean, seriously, I have been trying to tell everyone, BUT NO ONE IS EVEN REBLOGGING THE ARTICLES THAT COULD SAVE A LIFE
While all this is happening, the Pacific Ocean is being contaminated by not just trash, but Radiation.
There was a leak in the Fukushima power plant that has now poisoned the entire Pacific Ocean.
Some think that oh, maybe it will go away with time. Sure, it will, in about 16 million years. Yes, you read that right. Due to the long half life of iodine-129, the whole ecosystem of the Pacific Coast will be contaminated pretty much forever.
Here is the radiation levels in the ocean.
Everyone needs to wake up.
The government needs to be set straight. They were hiding this information so that people don’t panic. Well, now everyone’s gonna die and not know why.
Shit is going down, and we need to make sure EVERYONE knows EVERYTHING that is happening in this place we call home.
Holy fucking shit
fukushima is one of the scariest things going on and it’s literally getting less attention than that real houswives couple who are going to prison.