11

Oct

kenway said: do you have any morel inks about what's happening in mexico? im part of a club at my school where we focus on international affairs and problems and id like to present something about it but i feel like i dont know enough yet

lenmccoy:

yes absolutely

What is happening in Mexico? 

  • How it began

On September 26, students our age (~19-22) were attacked by the local police and gangs in Iguala, Guerrero in Mexico. They were studying to become teachers at Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa. I have read many articles about how the students were in the town to ask for money to help pay tuition, to protest discrimination of rural school teachers, to travel to commemorate another student massacre of 1986, etc., so I am unsure of what is what here. But the students were on the buses and police blocked their way to get the students out. When they did, they opened fire on the students at once. Some students threw rocks back in self-defense, but the students were unarmed. Six people died and 17 were injured. Three students died, a taxi driver, a woman in a taxi, and a football player that was just 15 years old (x). The injured were taken away by an ambulance, local journalists came, etc but it was not over as more men came in plain clothes and rifles (x). These men are apart of Guerreros Unidos and work for the Beltran Leyva cartel. The students were forced into police vans and have since disappeared. 43 students are missing.

Some of the students escaped by hiding in nearby houses. One terrified student tried running away, but he was found later yet with his eyes gouged out and his face completely sliced away to the bone. A YOUNG MAN only 19 years old suffered through this. (As a warning, be aware that there are photos online and that while searching deep through articles and tags, they are present.) A survivor of the attack says this is “symbol of the cartel assassins” (x).

22 local policemen have been detained for suspicion of working with Guerreros Unidos. This is how authorities were then tipped on what has happened to some students. (x) (x)

  • The Mass Graves

~ More than a week later, on Saturday, authorities found mass graves nearby that has 28 burned remains with the tips (x). We fear that this may be some of the students. We won’t have DNA analysis to confirm anything for another two weeks, if not longer.

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MORE mass graves were found yesterday, but it is still unknown about how many remains these graves have (x). 

Keep in mind that the CITY MAYOR AND HIS WIFE are on the RUN. No one knows where they are. 

We still don’t understand the reason behind this violence. Why kidnap and kill these young men? There are several explanations online, but how do you explain something like this? One story is that the mayer’s wife was giving a speech that day and did not want to be disrupted by the students. Keep in mind that the wife is the head of the city’s family welfare department and also has family connections to cartels (x). There are other alternatives online, but I don’t know. I just don’t. 

  • You cannot be silent about what is happening in Mexico

You can’t. You just can’t. Social media has a big impact and this story has to spread. In the last 24 hours I have seen an incredible boost in coverage about Ayotzinapa.

On Wednesday, thousands protested the disappearance of the students in Mexico.

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Amounting pressure is being put on the Mexican government to find the missing students. There is also added outrage and demand ‘to punish politicians linked to organized crime’. It is no shock when considering the police corruption and brutality in Mexico. As Mexico bleeds, we all bleed. 

Americans cannot ignore the violence of drug cartels and place it as just a problem in Mexico. There is too much innocent bloodshed. And because BILLIONS AND BILLIONS of dollars are collected in the United States by Mexican drug cartels, it is a shared responsibility (x). CHILDREN ARE DYING. Do not skim over these articles, do not just read them and do nothing, you have to act and spread the information. Do not be silent. Please, please, please help and pay attention. 

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TUMBLR TEXT POSTS (these have better information than I can explain)

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15

Jun

massconflict:

Many Brazilians are angry at the billions spent to host the World Cup. Protesters have said the government should focus spending instead on improving Brazil’s woeful health, education, security and infrastructure systems.

Around a thousand mostly young protesters gathered on a main business avenue in the city of 11 million, loudly beating drums and cans and raising banners with messages such as “less money for the Cup and more for housing”

The demonstration turned violent when some people smashed the windows of a Hyundai car dealership and the offices of a bank. Police arrested seven people carrying Molotov cocktails.
AFP/Reuters/EFE/EPA/Getty Images

22

Mar

Pope to Mafia: Stop the violence or go to hell

16

Mar

guardian:

Ukraine Crisis: Crimea polls open - live updates
Voting has begun in the Crimean referendum to decide if the region leaves the Ukraine to become part of Russia. The referendum has already been dismissed as illegitimate by President Obama
The Crimea is predominantly ethnic Russian, and many of its residents say they fear that the new Ukrainian government, who took power after the ousting of pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych, will oppress them. Follow the live blog
Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

guardian:

Ukraine Crisis: Crimea polls open - live updates

Voting has begun in the Crimean referendum to decide if the region leaves the Ukraine to become part of Russia. The referendum has already been dismissed as illegitimate by President Obama

The Crimea is predominantly ethnic Russian, and many of its residents say they fear that the new Ukrainian government, who took power after the ousting of pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych, will oppress them. Follow the live blog

Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

28

Jan

huffingtonpost:

HuffPost Live  #SOTU  Primetime Coverage and more!

Come leave your questions and thoughts on our Google+ Event Page:
https://plus.google.com/events/cma7cn2r1askmctq4msgq4dgodk

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/54X9

nbcnews:

How to watch the State of the Union with NBC News
(Photo: Tim Sloan / Associated Press)
President Barack Obama is set to make his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, his second since winning re-election. We’ll carry the speech in full on an NBC News Special Report beginning at 9 p.m. ET and anchored by NBC’s Brian Williams, along with live analysis and reaction immediately after. 
Consider this your official guide to follow, fan, like, and participate in our NBC News State of the Union coverage, both on–air and away from the television.

nbcnews:

How to watch the State of the Union with NBC News

(Photo: Tim Sloan / Associated Press)

President Barack Obama is set to make his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, his second since winning re-election. We’ll carry the speech in full on an NBC News Special Report beginning at 9 p.m. ET and anchored by NBC’s Brian Williams, along with live analysis and reaction immediately after. 

Consider this your official guide to follow, fan, like, and participate in our NBC News State of the Union coverage, both on–air and away from the television.

29

Dec

07

Nov

Today, Twitter goes public. 
Follow all the action on our LIVE BLOG. 




Twitter prices its IPO at $26 per share, above estimates.
For more on the Twitter IPO, tune in to CNBC starting with Worldwide Exchange at 5a ET, where CNBC’s Julia Boorstin will have an exclusive sit-down interview with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.





This is where Twitter will go public tomorrow on the floor of the NYSE. The social media company has hired Barclays Capital as a “designated market maker,” a critical role when a stock first trades. 






What the heck is a cashtag? If you’re thinking about investing in the #TwitterIPO later this week, it’s time to study up. Lucky for you, CNBC’s social media teamed joined forces with technology editor Cadie Thompson to put together this Twitter 101 video series. 





Twitter executives are making the rounds on Wall Street today as the roadshow kicks off ahead of its IPO. 
Seen here, a scrolling message outside Morgan Stanley, welcoming @Twitter. 




No more secrets: Twitter IPO filing is now public. http://cnb.cx/19ocyCk 







Twitter has filed confidentially with the SEC for an IPO. Latest info: http://cnb.cx/15YifGp

Today, Twitter goes public. 

Follow all the action on our LIVE BLOG

Twitter prices its IPO at $26 per share, above estimates.
For more on the Twitter IPO, tune in to CNBC starting with Worldwide Exchange at 5a ET, where CNBC’s Julia Boorstin will have an exclusive sit-down interview with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.

Twitter prices its IPO at $26 per share, above estimates.

For more on the Twitter IPO, tune in to CNBC starting with Worldwide Exchange at 5a ET, where CNBC’s Julia Boorstin will have an exclusive sit-down interview with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.

This is where Twitter will go public tomorrow on the floor of the NYSE. The social media company has hired Barclays Capital as a “designated market maker,” a critical role when a stock first trades. 

This is where Twitter will go public tomorrow on the floor of the NYSE. The social media company has hired Barclays Capital as a “designated market maker,” a critical role when a stock first trades.

What the heck is a cashtag? If you’re thinking about investing in the #TwitterIPO later this week, it’s time to study up. Lucky for you, CNBC’s social media teamed joined forces with technology editor Cadie Thompson to put together this Twitter 101 video series. 

What the heck is a cashtag? If you’re thinking about investing in the #TwitterIPO later this week, it’s time to study up. Lucky for you, CNBC’s social media teamed joined forces with technology editor Cadie Thompson to put together this Twitter 101 video series.

Twitter executives are making the rounds on Wall Street today as the roadshow kicks off ahead of its IPO. 
Seen here, a scrolling message outside Morgan Stanley, welcoming @Twitter. 

Twitter executives are making the rounds on Wall Street today as the roadshow kicks off ahead of its IPO

Seen here, a scrolling message outside Morgan Stanley, welcoming @Twitter.

No more secrets: Twitter IPO filing is now public. http://cnb.cx/19ocyCk 

No more secrets: Twitter IPO filing is now public. http://cnb.cx/19ocyCk 

Twitter has filed confidentially with the SEC for an IPO. Latest info: http://cnb.cx/15YifGp

Twitter has filed confidentially with the SEC for an IPO. Latest info: http://cnb.cx/15YifGp

24

Oct

Portuguese police reopening Madeleine McCann investigation
Prosecutors in Portugal are reopening the police investigation into the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann, after a review of evidence found new leads, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa reports.McCann’s parents Kate and Gerry say they are “very pleased” at the decision and hope it will uncover “the answers we so desperately need,” Sky News reports.
Additional updates are available on BreakingNews.com.Photo: An undated photo shows Madeleine McCann, who was allegedly abducted in May 2007 from the resort apartment where she was staying on vacation with her family. (Real Madrid TV / Handout / EPA)

Portuguese police reopening Madeleine McCann investigation

Prosecutors in Portugal are reopening the police investigation into the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann, after a review of evidence found new leads, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa reports.

McCann’s parents Kate and Gerry say they are “very pleased” at the decision and hope it will uncover “the answers we so desperately need,” Sky News reports.

Additional updates are available on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: An undated photo shows Madeleine McCann, who was allegedly abducted in May 2007 from the resort apartment where she was staying on vacation with her family. (Real Madrid TV / Handout / EPA)

27

Jun


politic protest june 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

politic protest june 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

(Source: notielo)