Documented: US Coup Plan for Venezuela 2013

By Les Blough and Arturo Rosales It will come as no surprise to most Axis of Logic readers that there has been a Rolling Coup against the government of Venezuela since former President Chavez was first elected 14 years ago in 1998. The US-backed coup attempt in April, 2002 followed by the managers’ lockout of the nation’s petroleum industry in 2002-2003 are well-known throughout the world. Since then there have been weekly acts of sabotage of the country’s infrastructure and food supply along with acts of violence and assassinations. On a regular basis we have been reporting ongoing efforts to … Continue reading Documented: US Coup Plan for Venezuela 2013

The U.S. Is a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Drone attacks are raw terror tactics that terrorize civilian populations Now we know exactly how many members of the U.S. House of Representatives care enough about American terrorism to attend a Congressional briefing about a U.S. drone attack that followed a classic terrorist pattern in killing a grandmother and wounding nine children in Pakistan. Five. Five members of “the people’s house” came to the briefing, and one of them was there for the full 90 minutes. When one of the witnesses expressed disappointment at the turnout, a congressman reassured him: this was better than we expected. They were all Democrats. … Continue reading The U.S. Is a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Children Locked Up For Life: 10 Shockers About America’s Prison System

Twice as many people rot in prison for crack use than for violent crimes. Children are being locked up for life. What’s wrong with our criminal justice system? Even if we already know the statistic, hearing it is pretty chilling: one out of every 100 Americans is behind bars, by far the highest incarceration rate in the world. Things get even more terrifying when we look at the impact of the criminal justice system on particular marginalized communities. One in three African-American males born today will likely spend some time on the inside. With terms like the prison-industrial complex and … Continue reading Children Locked Up For Life: 10 Shockers About America’s Prison System

At some schools, ‘Big Brother’ is watching

(CNN) — Just as parents are grappling with how to keep their kids safe on social media, schools are increasingly confronting a controversial question: Should they do more to monitor students’ online interactions off-campus to protect them from dangers such as bullying, drug use, violence and suicide? This summer, the Glendale school district in suburban Los Angeles captured headlines with its decision to pay a tech firm $40,500 to monitor what middle and high school students post publicly on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. The school district went with the firm Geo Listening after a pilot program with the … Continue reading At some schools, ‘Big Brother’ is watching

Is it a comet? Is it asteroid? ‘Freakish’ six-tail space rock discovered by NASA

A startling and never yet seen “weird and freakish object” with six tails has been captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in our solar system’s asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Scientists were “literally dumbfounded” as they were trying to find an adequate explanation for out-of-this-world appearance of this “weird and freakish object,” said the lead investigator of the University of California at Los Angeles, David Jewitt, in NASA’s press-release. While normal asteroids appear as tiny points of light, the designated P/2013 P5 has six comet-like tails of dust radiating from it. “Even more amazing, its tail … Continue reading Is it a comet? Is it asteroid? ‘Freakish’ six-tail space rock discovered by NASA

Royal Marine found guilty of murder for battlefield execution of injured Afghan insurgent

A Royal Marine has been convicted of murder for the battlefield execution of an injured Afghan insurgent. A court martial board found the commando, known only as Marine A, guilty of murdering the man in Helmand Province more than two years ago. Two others, known as Marines B and C, were acquitted. The marines denied murdering the unknown captured Afghan national on or about September 15 2011, contrary to Section 42 of the Armed Forces Act 2006. But a seven-strong board, consisting of officers and non-commissioned officers, convicted one of the defendants following a two-week trial at the court martial … Continue reading Royal Marine found guilty of murder for battlefield execution of injured Afghan insurgent

Aikins in Rolling Stone: Zakaria Kandahari Was in Facebook Contact With Special Forces After Escaping Arrest

By now, you undoubtedly have heard about Matthieu Aikins’ blockbuster story published yesterday by Rolling Stone, in which he provides a full description of war crimes carried out by Special Operations forces in the Nerkh District of Maidan Wardan province, Afghanistan. [If not, go read it in full, now!] I began following this story closely back in February when Hamid Karzai demanded the removal of all Special Operations forces from Maidan Wardak because of the crimes committed by this group. As more details of the crimes slowly emerged after that time, it became more and more clear that although several … Continue reading Aikins in Rolling Stone: Zakaria Kandahari Was in Facebook Contact With Special Forces After Escaping Arrest