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Graphic Novel and Military / Legal Rhetoric: Chelsea Manning


Submitted by syntaxfactory on June 3, 2014 - 4:57am


From: http://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/clark-stoeckley/graphic-nove...

Clark Stoeckley's graphic account from inside the Chelsea Manning trial is released today, marking its first anniversary. Below: Chelsea Manning's testimony on her treatment in prison. Content warning: state violence, discussion of suicide.

 

USA Today reports that the Pentagon has paid $720 million in late fees for rented shipping containers since 2001.


Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 1, 2011 - 11:44am


USA Today reports that the Pentagon has paid $720 million in late fees for rented shipping containers since 2001. Seven-hundred-and-twenty million dollars.
See: http://bookmobility.tumblr.com/post/9571491086/shipping-containers

Note the poor analogy:
"The cost stems from the mistaken belief that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq would be brief and late fees would be minimal, said John Pike executive director of Globalsecurity.org, a defense policy group. 'This is real money,” Pike said. “And we’ve spent a lot of it on what amounts to fines for overdue library books.'”

 

The Rhetoric of Fear


Submitted by Cynthia on June 18, 2008 - 7:43am


Time has a piece on a recent report about the potential for our enemies to create a 'super-soldier' along the lines of the fear-mongering that went on during the Cold War. The rhetoric of fear takes many forms, and it strikes me that looking beyond this election (and the hopeful change in the administration), we should tackle (and by that I mean take on, rhetorically) the media who give space for this kind of so-called reporting.