Eric Hazan, editor of the publisher ‘La Fabrique” and author of The Invention of Paris and of Reflections on Anti-Semitism, denounces the international community’s reliance on the Palestinian-Israeli peace process as hypocritical and self-serving in a recent article on Mediapart.
The Twenty Year Sham in Israel-Palestine
After the Oslo accords, the handshakes over various protocols, and the American emissaries going round the houses ‘restarting the peace process’, the one thing that dominates Israeli-Palestinian relations is a generalised hypocrisy.
Verso author and award-winning journalist Anabel Hernández recently appeared on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan González to discuss some of the explosive revelations found in her new book Narcoland, which illuminates the links between the Mexican government and drug cartels. Hernández explained:
What I found in official documents and by testimonies is that the secretary of public security, Genaro Garcia Luna, was the most powerful chief of police in the government of Felipe Calderon. He was really involved with the drug cartels, with the Sinaloa cartel, he was in the payroll as the same, as the most important chief of the police of the federal police. So these guys not just protect the Sinaloa cartel, they also help them traffic drugs and money in the most important airports in Mexico.
Urban exploration, urbex or UE is recreational trespass in the built environment. Among the requirements for participation are claustrophilia, lack of vertigo, a taste for decay, a fascination with infrastructure, a readiness to jump fences and lift manhole covers, and a familiarity with the laws of access in whatever jurisdiction you're undertaking your explorations. Archive and web skills are useful too, for acquiring the schematics and blueprints that will inspire and orient you. Among the sites in your sights are disused factories and hospitals, former military installations, bunkers, bridges and storm-drain networks. You should be content on the counterweight of a crane 400 feet above the street, or skanking along a sewer 10 yards under the asphalt.