Archiv: remembrances / memorials / tributes / grief


28.11.2022 - 03:58 [ CNN ]

China’s Urumqi to ease Covid lockdown amid public anger over deadly fire

Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, local government officials promised they would ease lockdown measures in neighborhoods categorized as “low risk” by authorities “in stages.”

Residents in these areas will be allowed to leave their buildings in staggered periods of a day, but they won’t be allowed to leave their residential compounds until all compounds in the neighborhood are categorized as “low risk” areas.

31.10.2022 - 08:17 [ Korea Broadcasting System ]

Investigation Begins for Itaewon Crowd Crush that Killed 154, Wounded 149

Anchor: The death toll from the horrific crowd crush in Seoul’s Itaewon area over the weekend stood at 154 as of Monday morning, including 26 foreigners and six underaged students. As the police investigate the cause of the tragic incident, the government has said it would extend up to 15 million won for funeral expenses and cover medical bills through the national health insurance.
Choi You Sun reports.

19.09.2022 - 17:07 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Queen’s funeral LIVE: Queen’s coffin arrives at Windsor Castle after passing thousands watching on Long Walk as guests including European royalty, Tony Blair and Justin Trudeau make their way into committal service at St George’s Chapel

Follow MailOnline’s liveblog for updates today as the state funeral for the Queen is held at Westminster Abbey before the committal service at Windsor Castle, where Her Majesty will be buried:

12.09.2022 - 13:44 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

The bombshell text that sparked ‚Fab Four’s‘ shock reunion: RICHARD KAY reveals how William sent Harry a message asking if he and Meghan wanted to join him and Kate to view flowers left at Windsor – and how it was NOT an order from Charles

For 45 minutes, the two couples moved among the crowds, shaking hands, accepting condolences and flowers which they placed on the growing pile of tributes while thanking the public in turn for their kindnesses.

It was, of course, a powerful echo of similar images from a quarter of a century ago when, after the death of Princess Diana, the brothers greeted mourners outside Kensington Palace.

08.09.2022 - 20:24 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96 after historic 70-year reign, plunging Britain and a world that loved her into mourning for an unparalleled lifetime of ’service, duty and devotion‘ – and making Charles the new King

– The death of Queen Elizabeth II is announced at the age of 96, ending the longest reign of any British monarch
– Doctors became concerned about her health today – with her children and grandchildren racing to Balmoral
– World joins Britain in mourning, and celebrating, devoted sovereign who ruled the country for 70 years
– Queen’s son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, becomes King and is expected to address the nation shortly
– Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary became Queen on Feb 6 1952 aged just 25, when her father George VI died
– Her reign spanned 15 British Prime Ministers from Sir Winston Churchill to Liz Truss and 14 US Presidents- And on September 9, 2015, she became longest-reigning British monarch, surpassing Queen Victoria’s record
– Queen dies aged 96: Follow for the latest updates from Balmoral as Britain’s Elizabeth II passes

08.09.2022 - 20:18 [ Royal.uk ]

Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022

The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.

Thursday, 8 September 2022

06.08.2022 - 14:15 [ 【公式】HOME広島ニュース / YouTube ]

Moment of Silence / Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony on the 77th Anniversary of the A-bombing

This is the official news channel of Hiroshima Home Television. We update almost daily, so please subscribe to our channel.

We bring you coverage of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony, marking the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing.

19.06.2022 - 16:48 [ Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Député @FranceInsoumise, candidat Premier ministre de la Nouvelle Union Populaire / Nitter.net ]

L’esprit de résistance, même quand tout semblait perdu, a sauvé le pays. #18juin

12.06.2022 - 19:21 [ inews.co.uk ]

Former British soldier Jordan Gatley ‘shot and killed’ while fighting Russians on the frontline in Ukraine

Jordan Gatley left the British Army in March and flew out to Ukraine to help at the beginning of the invasion “after careful consideration”, wrote his father Dean Gatley in an emotional tribute on Facebook.

According to the post, Jordan was killed amid intense fighting in the city of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine. The family received the news on Friday.

His father confirmed “the devastating news that our son, Jordan, has been shot and killed in the city of Severodonetsk, Ukraine.”

25.05.2022 - 12:32 [ KPIX CBS SF Bay Area / Youtube ]

Bay Area districts express grief, increase patrols following massacre at Texas elementary school

School officials across the Bay Area expressed sorrow and extra patrols are planned in the wake of a massacre at a Texas elementary school where 19 students were killed. Sara Donchey reports. (5/24/22)

15.05.2022 - 14:43 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Hundreds Protest Al Jazeera Journalist’s Killing Across Israel

(12.05.2022)

Hundreds gathered in rallies organized by Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) on Wednesday and Thursday to protest the death of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, who was killed by Israeli occupation forces and in the West Bank.

200 people demonstrated in Haifa, waving Palestinian flags, holding pictures of Abu-Aqleh and carrying signs bearing texts in Hebrew and Arabic reading “Occupation = terror.” “We stand here this evening in protest of the murder of the journalist Abu Aqleh today in Jenin,” Raja Zaatry, chairman of the Haifa branch of the Hadash, said. He described Abu Akleh’s killing as “a grave crime that is added to the many crimes of the occupation, which is the main and daily terror in this country.”

15.05.2022 - 14:14 [ Haaretz ]

Police Violence at Palestinian Journalist’s Funeral Is Israel’s Mark of Cain

This is not just about damage to Israel’s image. This is a definitive incident that revealed the full ugliness of life under Israel’s occupation. No PR in the world can repair the damage, because there is no “narrative” that justifies the Israel Police’s conduct.

This is not only about contempt for the pain and grief of the Palestinians; it is about a fundamentally wrong attitude toward the Palestinian flag. This is the flag of the Palestinian Authority – an entity established as part of a deal with Israel, a deal that among other things enshrines the security cooperation that Israel has enjoyed for almost 30 years – and it is recognized by the whole world, including Israel.

15.05.2022 - 13:44 [ Rep. Debbie Dingell, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Nitter.net ]

This is indefensible. We need a full, transparent, and independent investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh and these disturbing attacks by Israeli police on mourners. Those responsible for these actions must be held accountable.

15.05.2022 - 13:38 [ Rep. Andy Levin, Abgeordneter im US Repräsentantenhaus / nitter.net ]

Live coverage of Israeli officers attacking attendees of Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral, almost toppling the casket to the ground, disturbed me deeply. What can justify this?

(13.05.2022)

15.05.2022 - 13:18 [ theGuardian.com ]

Shireen Abu Aqleh: ‘Cold-blooded’ killing and funeral chaos leave West Bank in turmoil

World criticism mounts over the shooting of Al Jazeera journalist as dispute over chain of events grows

14.05.2022 - 14:02 [ Haaretz ]

Biden: Israel Police Actions at Abu Alkeh’s Funeral ‚Must Be Investigated‘

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. was „deeply troubled by the images of Israeli police intruding into the funeral procession of Palestinian American Shireen Abu Akleh,“ adding „every family deserves to lay their loved ones to rest in a dignified and unimpeded manner.“

Blinken’s rebuke came shortly after U.S. President Joe Biden said „I don’t know all the detail, but I know it has to be investigated“ when asked about Israeli forces‘ action at the funeral.

14.05.2022 - 13:55 [ MSNBC / Youtube ]

Ayman Mohyeldin On The Killing Of Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

(12.05.2022)

Ayman Mohyeldin remembers his friend and colleague, Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed today reporting on an Israeli military raid in the West Bank.

14.05.2022 - 13:50 [ ITV News / Youtube ]

Israeli police beat mourners at Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral | ITV News

Israeli police attacked a funeral procession for slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday, beating mourners with batons and causing them to almost drop the coffin.

Thousands of mourners, some hoisting Palestinian flags and chanting “Palestine, Palestine,” attended the funeral for the Palestinian-American reporter, who witnesses say was shot and killed by Israeli forces on Wednesday while covering a military raid in the occupied West Bank.

The mourners tried to march with the coffin on foot out of a hospital to a Catholic church in the nearby Old City.

09.05.2022 - 09:52 [ Nexta / Nitter.net ]

#Putin’s speech at the parade is over. There were no words about mobilization or an open declaration of war on #Ukraine.

09.05.2022 - 09:24 [ White House ]

G7 Leaders’ Statement

1. Today, on 8 May, we, the Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7), alongside Ukraine and the wider global community, commemorate the end of the Second World War in Europe and the liberation from fascism and the National Socialist reign of terror, which caused immeasurable destruction, unspeakable horrors and human suffering. We mourn the millions of victims and offer our respect, especially to all those who paid the ultimate price to defeat the National Socialist regime, including the western Allies and the Soviet Union.

2. Seventy-seven years later, President Putin and his regime now chose to invade Ukraine in an unprovoked war of aggression against a sovereign country. His actions bring shame on Russia and the historic sacrifices of its people. Through its invasion of and actions in Ukraine since 2014, Russia has violated the international rules-based order, particularly the UN Charter, conceived after the Second World War to spare successive generations from the scourge of war.

08.05.2022 - 16:20 [ New York Times ]

The Banality of Systemic Evil

(September 15, 2013)

In “Eichmann in Jerusalem,” one of the most poignant and important works of 20th-century philosophy, Hannah Arendt made an observation about what she called “the banality of evil.” One interpretation of this holds that it was not an observation about what a regular guy Adolf Eichmann seemed to be, but rather a statement about what happens when people play their “proper” roles within a system, following prescribed conduct with respect to that system, while remaining blind to the moral consequences of what the system was doing — or at least compartmentalizing and ignoring those consequences.

08.05.2022 - 15:38 [ GoodReads.com ]

The Boy Who Could Change the World: The Writings of Aaron Swartz

(2016)

Here for the first time in print is revealed the quintessential Aaron Swartz: besides being a technical genius and a passionate activist, he was also an insightful, compelling, and cutting essayist. With a technical understanding of the Internet and of intellectual property law surpassing that of many seasoned professionals, he wrote thoughtfully and humorously about intellectual property, copyright, and the architecture of the Internet. He wrote as well about unexpected topics such as pop culture, politics both electoral and idealistic, dieting, and lifehacking. Including three in-depth and previously unpublished essays about education, governance, and cities, The Boy Who Could Change the World contains the life’s work of one of the most original minds of our time.

08.05.2022 - 15:31 [ Techdirt ]

Why Did The Secret Service Take Over Aaron Swartz’s Case Two Days Before He Was Arrested

(14.01.2013)

The same filing shows that MIT allowed all of this to happen despite no warrant, court order, or subpoena — just handing over all sorts of info.

08.05.2022 - 15:26 [ CNN ]

How Aaron Swartz helped build the Internet

(15.01.2013)

„Aaron was an embodiment of the Web, and a contributor to many of the aspects that made it great,“ said Matt Mullenweg, who founded the blogging platform WordPress, in a statement. „When I was young and getting into technology Aaron was even younger and literally setting the standards for the Web with contributions to RSS 1.0 and Creative Commons. He inspired a generation to share online, to move to (San Francisco), to not be afraid to start things, and to break down barriers.“
Swartz died Friday of an apparent suicide in his apartment in Brooklyn, New York. He was 26.

08.05.2022 - 15:12 [ Harvard Magazine ]

RSS Creator Aaron Swartz Dead at 26

(14.01.2013)

Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old computer genius, activist, and technology innovator known as a hero of the open-access movement—which promotes use of the Internet to provide free and easy access to the world’s knowledge—committed suicide last Friday in New York City, according to authorities and various media outlets. He was a Safra fellow studying ethics at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society in July 2011 when a federal grand jury indicted him on charges of gaining illegal access to JSTOR, a subscription-only service for distributing scientific and literary journals, and downloading five million articles and documents—nearly the entire library, according to Insidehighered.com.

07.05.2022 - 09:44 [ DW News, We really know Germany / Twitter ]

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has invited German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to visit Kyiv on May 9, the day Russia marks the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany in World War II.

25.02.2022 - 06:29 [ CNN / Twitter ]

The transcript from a new audio recording has emerged purporting to show Ukrainian fighters cussing at a Russian warship as they defended an island in the Black Sea before being killed in battle, CNN’s @wolfblitzer reports.

24.02.2022 - 16:27 [ Jamie Maglietta / Twitter ]

clarissaward ⁩ while inside a subway turned into a bomb shelter: “I’ve never really seen a situation like this. This feels to me like scenes from World War II…”

She then talks with a mother of two…

24.02.2022 - 16:21 [ Nora Neus / Twitter ]

Stunning reporting from @clarissaward sheltering in a subway station in Kharkiv where hundreds of people, children and dogs are hiding from airstrikes, in scenes reminiscent of the Blitz

27.01.2022 - 15:52 [ Haaretz ]

In Landmark Bundestag Speech, Israel’s Knesset Speaker Warns of Breakdown of Democracy

Germany’s descent into Nazism provides an object lesson on the fragility of democracy and the need to preserve it, Knesset speaker Mickey Levy told German lawmakers on Thursday. Levy is the first Knesset speaker to address the German parliament.

21.10.2021 - 02:54 [ Haaretz ]

Lapid: The Ideological Descendants of Rabin’s Assassin Are Sitting in the Knesset Today

(18.10.2021)

Speaking earlier at the official ceremony at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem commemorating the 26th anniversary of the assassination, Bennett said at the official ceremony in Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl that an entire Israeli generation is suffering from PTSD, whose lives were shaken and molded by the assassination in 1995.

15.09.2021 - 19:12 [ teleSUR ]

Argentine Lawmakers Pay Tribute to Brazil’s Marielle Franco

On Tuesday, Argentina’s progressive lawmakers put a sign in the Rio de Janeiro Subway Station in Buenos Aires City to pay tribute to Marielle Franco, the Brazilian councilor and human rights defender murdered in March 2018 after denouncing police violence in the favelas of her country.

11.09.2021 - 15:34 [ CBS News ]

Watch Live: CBS News‘ coverage of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

CBS News is broadcasting its coverage of the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks Saturday morning in a CBS News Special Report that began at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. „CBS Evening News“ anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell is leading coverage from Ground Zero in New York City.

11.09.2021 - 15:22 [ CNN ]

The 9/11 photos we will never forget

Her photo, seen above, ran on the front pages of newspapers all over the world the next day. Some cropped the photo or used a sequence of two or three images, showing the plane exploding into the South Tower.

“But to me,” she said, “it is the full frame image that tells the story: the perfect blue sky, the classic NYC skyline and a black plane, frozen in time, a second before the world changed.”

11.09.2021 - 15:12 [ Fox News ]

Biden touts ’national unity‘ in prerecorded 9/11 message to America

In a video released Friday, President Biden reflected on the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in America, insisting that „national unity“ is America’s „greatest strength.“

29.08.2021 - 18:34 [ The Hill ]

Biden to mourn service members killed in Kabul bombing at dignified transfer

The president and the first lady left early Sunday for Dover Air Force Base, where they will meet with the families and participate in a dignified transfer.

27.08.2021 - 04:24 [ White House ]

Remarks by President Biden on the Terror Attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport

Q And you said that you still — a few days ago, you said you squarely stand by your decision to pull out.

THE PRESIDENT: Yes, I do. Because look at it this way, folks — and I’m going to — I have another meeting, for real. But imagine where we’d be if I had indicated, on May the 1st, I was not going to renegotiate an evacuation date; we were going to stay there.

I’d have only one alternative: Pour thousands of more troops back into Afghanistan to fight a war that we had already won, relative — is why the reason we went in the first place.

I have never been of the view that we should be sacrificing American lives to try to establish a democratic government in Afghanistan — a country that has never once in its entire history been a united country, and is made up — and I don’t mean this in a derogatory — made up of different tribes who have never, ever, ever gotten along with one another.

And so, as I said before — and this is the last comment I’ll make, but we’ll have more chance to talk about this, unfortunately, beyond, because we’re not out yet — if Osama bin Laden, as well as al Qaeda, had chosen to launch an attack — when they left Saudi Arabia — out of Yemen, would we have ever gone to Afghanistan? Even though the Taliban completely controlled Afghanistan at the time, would we have ever gone?

I know it’s not fair to ask you questions. It’s rhetorical. But raise your hand if you think we should have gone and given up thousands of lives and tens of thousands of wounded.

Our interest in going was to prevent al Qaeda from reemerging — first to get bin Laden, wipe out al Qaeda in Afghanistan, and prevent that from happening again.

As I’ve said 100 times: Terrorism has metastasized around the world; we have greater threats coming out of other countries a heck of a lot closer to the United States.

We don’t have military encampments there; we don’t keep people there. We have over-the-horizon capability to keep them from going after us.

Ladies and gentlemen, it was time to end a 20-year war.

24.08.2021 - 19:39 [ France24 ]

Charlie Watts, legendary Rolling Stones drummer, dies at 80

Charlie Watts, the self-effacing and unshakeable Rolling Stones drummer who helped anchor one of rock’s greatest bands and used his “day job” to support his enduring love of jazz, has died at the age of 80, according to his publicist.

10.08.2021 - 00:44 [ teleSUR ]

Nagasaki Remembers the Victims of the US Nuclear Bomb

On the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombing carried out by the United States, Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue urged countries to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

06.08.2021 - 14:45 [ TODAY / Youtube ]

Hiroshima Bombing Remembered By An American Survivor | TODAY

(Aug 7, 20209

This weekend marks 75 years since the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Harry Smith talks to Howard Kakita, an American who looks back on surviving the Hiroshima bombing when he was 7 and now warns that “somebody’s going to make a mistake … the world that we know today will be gone.”

06.08.2021 - 14:13 [ FNNプライムオンライン / Youtube ]

2021広島平和記念式典 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony

8月6日午前8時15分を私たちは忘れない。

広島平和記念公園の原爆死没者慰霊碑前で行われる平和記念式典。
今年も昨年に引き続き、新型コロナウイルス感染防止のため、式典は招待者のみに参列者を絞って行われます。

01.07.2021 - 17:14 [ Reuters / Youtube ]

LIVE: Princess Diana statue installed at Kensington Palace

A statue of Britain’s Princess Diana is installed in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace on what would have been her 60th birthday.

01.07.2021 - 17:13 [ DailyMail,co,uk ]

Reunited for their mother: Prince Harry and William pay tribute to Diana’s ‚love, strength and character‘ as they unveil statue bearing poignant poem ‚The Measure of a Man‘ on what would have been her 60th birthday

Prince Harry and Prince William today set aside their own differences to unveil a statue as a permanent memorial to their beloved mother on what would have been her 60th birthday and declared: ‚Every day, we wish she were still with us‘.

The brothers were pictured standing shoulder-to-shoulder before revealing a statue created in Princess Diana’s honour by Ian Rank-Broadley and placed in the remodelled Sunken Garden, a place of solace and safety for her before she died in 1997.

24.06.2021 - 20:14 [ Außenministerium der Russischen Föderation - Mid.ru ]

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security, Moscow, June 24, 2021

Ladies and gentlemen,

Colleagues,

I am honoured to be invited once again to address the Moscow Conference on International Security, which is organised by the Defence Ministry of Russia. We are pleased that participants from many states and multilateral organisation are attending it despite the pandemic. I regard this as a shared interest in combining our efforts to improve the international situation and find the best possible solutions to numerous challenges of our time. I am sure that the high level of representation at this event will promote the achievement of these goals.

Eighty years ago today, on June 22, 1941, our homeland was attacked by Nazi Germany, which had occupied nearly all of Europe by that time. The tragedy of World War II is a vivid reminder of what a betrayal of the principle of equal and indivisible security and a feeling of superiority can lead to.

It was through enormous sacrifice and huge losses, above all of the Soviet peoples, that Nazism was defeated and our civilisation was saved. During the terrible war years, the countries of the anti-Hitler coalition demonstrated exceptional teamwork, wisdom, acumen and solidarity, quickly joining forces in the name of routing the aggressor.

24.06.2021 - 19:46 [ US Außenministerium - State.gov ]

U.S.-Germany Dialogue on Holocaust Issues

– Our shared commitment to a regular dialogue underscores our desire to contribute to a world in which knowledge of the Holocaust is abundant, fact-based, and serves as a foundation for tackling today’s challenges, including those that lead to the normalization of hatred that can result in demonization or persecution of those perceived as “the other.”

– Jointly with Germany, we will produce strategies and tools that governments can deploy to improve education and training on the Holocaust, counter Holocaust denial and distortion, combat anti-Semitism, and ensure policymakers have a strong understanding of these issues and of their responsibility to act.

– We will support innovation in education and commemoration, joint initiatives to ensure understanding of the Holocaust remains grounded in historical fact, and training activities for stakeholders in democratic societies on Holocaust issues.
By launching this bilateral consultation, and by raising public awareness about anti-Semitism and the hatred of “the other” that paved the way for the horrific crimes of the Holocaust, we can stand together as Transatlantic partners to ensure such atrocities never again occur.

22.06.2021 - 20:36 [ President of Russia - Kremlin.ru ]

Laying flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

On the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, the President laid flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin Wall.

18.06.2021 - 18:56 [ USA Today ]

Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom from slavery. But it didn’t mean freedom for all.

Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery, and centers on the arrival of Union troops to Texas on June 19, 1865 with news of emancipation – although the Emancipation Proclamation had been issued 2 ½ years earlier. But Juneteenth did not mean immediate freedom for everyone. Enslaved people in Native American territories had to wait another year for freedom. And despite the legal end of slavery, white Southerners swiftly enacted racist laws, called “Black Codes,” that restricted Black people’s freedom for decades to come.

14.06.2021 - 11:03 [ Ami Dror ??עמי דרור / Twitter ]

Yesterday at Rabin Square. As we danced I had to visit PM Rabin memorial. Bibi’s incitement led to Rabin’s murder 26 years ago at the city quare and I can’t think of a better place to celebrate the end of Bibi’s era and a fresh era of leadership.

07.06.2021 - 14:35 [ Youtube ]

Yitzhak Rabin – The Last Speech (English Subtitles)

The last speech of prime minister and minister of defense Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated by right-wing Israeli radical on November 4th 1995 in Tel Aviv.

01.06.2021 - 10:39 [ White House ]

Remarks by President Biden at the 153rd National Memorial Day Observance

Today, as we remember their sacrifice, we remind ourselves of our duty to their memory, to the future they fought for. We owe the honored dead a debt we can never fully repay. We owe them our whole souls. We owe them our full best efforts to perfect the Union for which they died.

We owe them the work of our hands and our hearts, to make real the promise of a nation founded on the proposition that all of us — all of us — all of us are created equal and deserve to be treated that way throughout our lives.

Democracy is more than a form of government. It’s a way of being; it’s a way of seeing the world. Democracy means the rule of the people — the rule of the people. Not the rule of monarchs, not the rule of the moneyed, not the rule of the mighty — literally, the rule of the people.

The lives of billions, from antiquity to our own hour, have been shaped by the battle between aspirations of the many and the greed of the few. Between people’s right to self-determination and the self-seeking of the dictator. Between dreams of democracy and appetites for autocracy, which we’re seeing around the world.

Our troops have fought this battle on fields around the world, but also the battle of our time. And the mission falls to each of us, each and every day. Democracy itself is in peril, here at home and around the world.

01.06.2021 - 10:21 [ Forbes ]

Biden Warns Democracy ‘In Peril’ During Memorial Day

Speaking at Arlington National Cemetery, Biden said “democracy itself” is in “peril” in the U.S. and around the world.

“What we do now” and “how we honor the memory of the fallen,” Biden said, will determine whether democracy can endure.

Repeating one of his go-to campaign lines, Biden claimed the battle for the “soul of America” is “animated by the perennial battle between our worst instincts—which we’ve seen of late—and our better angels.”

09.05.2021 - 17:34 [ RT.com ]

Russia celebrates WWII Victory Day with traditional grand military parade in Moscow (FULL VIDEO)

An annual military parade was held on Moscow’s iconic Red Square as Russia celebrates victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

World War II is often called the Great Patriotic War in Russia, and May 9 is one of the country’s most revered holidays.

02.05.2021 - 19:22 [ Haaretz ]

These Are the 45 Victims of Israel’s Lag Ba’omer Stampede

5 people were killed and 150 injured in the stampede at Mount Meron, with many funerals taking place Friday afternoon and Saturday evening

21.04.2021 - 07:22 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Can we stop this lockdown inhumanity and get our lives back?

There were 250 in Westminster Abbey for Easter Day Eucharist. I know that Covid is a fiendishly clever critter, but can it really distinguish between normal congregants and mourners at a funeral? Why the harsher limit on the latter? Do those purse-lipped puritans on SAGE fear that grief might drive people to have a Covid-reckless sherry afterwards and start hugging the people they love? To borrow a favourite Prince Philip word, it’s bunkum.

17.04.2021 - 17:16 [ Guardian News / Youtube ]

Mourners gather in Windsor for funeral of Prince Philip – watch live

The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral is taking place on Saturday afternoon within the grounds of Windsor Castle, to avoid crowds gathering during the coronavirus pandemic

11.04.2021 - 19:09 [ teleSUR ]

Cuban and Venezuelan Authorities Mourn Ramsey Clarks’s Death

Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel and Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza mourned the death of former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who passed away at 93 on Friday. Clark was renown as the face of the U.S. progressive legal community.

10.04.2021 - 05:31 [ BBC ]

Prince Philip: Tributes after Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99

A statement issued by Buckingham Palace just after midday spoke of the Queen’s „deep sorrow“ following his death at Windsor Castle on Friday morning.

He was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.

08.04.2021 - 18:39 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu’s Shameful Speech: When Holocaust Remembrance Day Becomes a Campaign Event

For the prime minister, it’s all about him. Always. For him, Holocaust Remembrance Day is just another opportunity to make a political speech, a self-serving tirade. As a bonus encore, just to make things even more politicized, this year’s speech also included a warning to President Joe Biden on Iran.

Israel, Mr. Netanyahu declared, “will not be committed” to a new agreement with Iran, if such an agreement is reached as a result of renewed nuclear negotiations. In Mr. Netanyahu’s world, the year is always 1938, Iran is Nazi Germany, the world is intoxicated with appeasement and he is the improved reincarnation of Winston Churchill.

08.04.2021 - 18:33 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Cautions Against Iran Deal at Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

„At a time when we are moving forward, there are things that can take us backwards. The nuclear deal with Iran is on the table again,“ Netanyahu said.

„These type of deals with extremist regimes are worth nothing. To our good friends as well, I say, ‚the deal with Iran that poses an threatens our destruction will not obligate us.‘ There is only one thing that we will be committed to – deterring all those who wish to annihilate us from achieving their goal,“ the prime minister said.

31.03.2021 - 12:29 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Chile: Barrikaden und Demonstrationen zum „Tag des jungen Kämpfers“

Alljährlich wird am „Día del Joven Combatiente“ der von Polizei und Militär Getöteten gedacht. Ursprünglicher Anlass waren die Morde an den Brüdern Eduardo und Rafael Vergara Toledo, die am 29. März 1985 durch die Militärdiktatur umgebracht wurden

24.03.2021 - 23:05 [ Buenos Aires Times ]

Argentina pauses to reflect and remember victims of military dictatorship

On Wednesday, Argentina will pause for a public holiday to mark the Día Nacional de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia („National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice“), as citizens across the country remember the victims of the brutal military dictatorship – the self-styled „Process of National Reorganisation“ – which usurped the state and government between March 24, 1976, and December 10, 1983.

14.03.2021 - 13:58 [ NPR.org ]

A Year After Breonna Taylor’s Killing, Family Says There’s ‚No Accountability‘

The Louisville incident unfolded during a botched narcotics raid, when officers forced their way into her apartment in the early morning hours of March 13, 2020. Taylor was not the target of the raid and the suspect police were searching for was not at Taylor’s home.

A year after Taylor’s death, none of the officers who fired their service weapons — a total of 32 rounds — face criminal charges directly over Taylor’s killing.

14.03.2021 - 10:20 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚Shame on you!‘: Calls mount for Met police chief Cressida Dick to RESIGN after officers made arrests and manhandled screaming women at Sarah Everard vigil after Kate Middleton paid her respects

– Vigil turned violent amid clashes with police in Clapham Common in south London on Saturday evening
– Hundreds of people defied lockdown to gather in tribute to Sarah Everard before shocking scenes of violence
– The 33-year-old marketing executive was last seen near the common’s band stand on Wednesday, March 3
– Calls are now mounting for Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick to resign following the clashes

14.03.2021 - 00:23 [ theGuardian.com ]

Police in England ‚using Covid lockdown rules to halt any protests‘

Analysis by Netpol, the Network for Police Monitoring, reveals there have been at least nine high-profile instances of police using Covid regulations against demonstrators, including two asylum seekers protesting outside Napier barracks in Folkestone, Kent and a woman fined £500 for organising a protest after the death of a man released from police custody in Cardiff.

The human rights group Liberty said the police were too often indiscriminately using Covid rules to disperse responsible, low-risk protests, arrest people and issue extortionate fixed penalty notices to organisers regardless of the risk to public health.

14.03.2021 - 00:10 [ Deborah Hermanns / Twitter ]

Tonight in Clapham we witnessed the Met police arresting and pushing to the ground women who had come to grieve and protest the murder of our sister by one of their officers. I am shaking and furious. #ReclaimTheseStreets

14.03.2021 - 00:01 [ Charlie Haynes / Twitter ]

Several thousand people have gathered at the band stand in Clapham despite the vigil for Sarah Everard being cancelled.

02.02.2021 - 21:18 [ The Royal Family / Twitter ]

The Queen is sending a private message of condolence to the family of Captain Sir Tom Moore. Her Majesty very much enjoyed meeting Captain Sir Tom and his family at Windsor last year. Her thoughts and those of the Royal Family are with them.

02.02.2021 - 21:12 [ BBC ]

Captain Sir Tom Moore: ‚National inspiration‘ dies with Covid-19

The 100-year-old, who raised almost £33m for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden, was admitted to Bedford Hospital on Sunday.

The Queen led tributes to Capt Sir Tom, „recognising the inspiration he provided for the whole nation and others across the world“.

18.01.2021 - 15:20 [ Movement for a People’s Party / Twitter ]

Be a nonconformist.

18.01.2021 - 15:06 [ The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center / Twitter ]

A thread of #MLK speeches and sermons in which he speaks truth to power, shares about his philosophy of nonviolence, and expounds on issues of injustice and what our righteous, rigorous response should be. Relevant. Revelatory. Revolutionary. #MLKDay

16.01.2021 - 18:27 [ #BlackLivesMatterUK / Twitter ]

Baaaaate TSG vans outside Downing Street right now. Cops detaining and dispersing. Be careful if you’re in the area

16.01.2021 - 18:22 [ Subject Access / Youtube ]

Protest against Police Brutality – Parliament Square | London

(video)

12.11.2020 - 03:05 [ Santa Barbara Independent ]

Veterans Serve for Peace

Veterans Day began as Armistice Day. At the11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the butchery of the first world war paused. At the time it was considered the end of the war to end all wars. Sadly it has not been so!

07.11.2020 - 09:20 [ Haaretz ]

These Israelis Heard Yitzhak Rabin Speak Right Before His Murder- and They’ll Never Forget It

It was a night that no Israeli old enough to remember it will ever forget. And that’s especially true for those who were there in person.

Many of them would later recall the electricity in the air, the sense of hope, the feeling that Israel was headed to better times. All that ended abruptly when Yigal Amir, a 25-year-old right-wing extremist, fired three shots at Rabin’s back as he descended the stairs of the parking lot near the square and was about to step into his car.

30.10.2020 - 06:20 [ Youtube ]

Yitzhak Rabin – The Last Speech (English Subtitles)

The last speech of prime minister and minister of defense Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated by right-wing Israeli radical on November 4th 1995 in Tel Aviv.

30.10.2020 - 05:55 [ Haaretz ]

25,000 Candles Lit at Tel Aviv Ceremony for 25th Anniversary of Rabin Assassination

Twenty-five-thousand memorial candles were lit to commemmorate the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in Tel Aviv Thursday.

30.10.2020 - 01:22 [ Haaretz ]

On Rabin Assassination Anniversary, anti-Netanyahu Protesters March Through Tel Aviv

A large crowd was expected to turn out for protests Thursday evening at locations throughout Israel, as anti-government demonstrations coincide with the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, according to the Hebrew calendar.

27.10.2020 - 13:32 [ theHill.com ]

Democrats would destroy Supreme Court with scheme to pack justices

Litmus tests and the idea to pack the bench would not honor Ginsburg. They would instead destroy the Supreme Court she loved. These moves would obliterate an institution that has over history preserved the stability and continuity of our country. The Supreme Court has performed this vital role based on its legitimacy and authority with Americans that will surely evaporate if Democrats conduct litmus tests or pack the bench.

20.09.2020 - 22:15 [ i24NEWS English / Twitter ]

#WashingtonDC: Thousands gathered outside the US Supreme Court for the second night in a row to honor the late justice #RuthBaderGinsburg

20.09.2020 - 02:26 [ teleSUR ]

Kevin Zeese, Presente! U.S. Activist Remembered in Virtual Vigil

Writer and journalist Chris Hedges reflected on Kevin, “He was one of those, not just moral but intellectual foundations for me, and has been for over a decade (..) Kevin was one of those very rare figures who understood power, who understood how it worked, he was never fooled by it.”

Margaret Flowers: “Kevin Zeese mentored and touched the lives of countless numbers of people. He often recognized the importance of issues before others did. He believed strongly that a movement leader had a responsibility to support the development of the next generation of leaders.”

19.09.2020 - 11:58 [ theHill.com ]

Ginsburg, trailblazing leader on Supreme Court, dies at 87

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal leader of the Supreme Court and a trailblazing champion of women’s rights, died Friday. She was 87 years old.

The Supreme Court said in a statement that Ginsburg died „surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.“

12.09.2020 - 13:29 [ teleSUR ]

Chile: September 11 Protesters Clash with Police All Over Chile

Chileans took to the streets to pay homage to former president Salvador Allende, in the 47th anniversary of his death, and to condemn the coup d’etat which brought about the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

12.09.2020 - 09:13 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

America remembers: Annual Tribute in Light is beamed over Lower Manhattan for the 19th anniversary of 9/11 and the 2,977 people who died

– Tribute in Light shines once again as a memorial to the victims of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001
– It is a welcome sight after the memorial was almost cancelled in August due to the coronavirus pandemic
– The 9/11 Memorial and Museum originally announced that the lights would not shine this year
– The Tribute in Light started up at dusk on Friday, and will light up the sky overnight until dawn on Saturday

11.09.2020 - 15:41 [ New York Times ]

Declassified Papers Show Anti-Castro Ideas Proposed to Kennedy

(19. November 1997)

“We could blow up a US warship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,“ the memorandum said.

“We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,“ it continued. “The terror campaign could be pointed at Cuban refugees seeking haven in the United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated).“

The records show that on March 13, 1962, the Joint Chiefs of Staff endorsed these ideas as “suitable for planning purposes.“ No evidence exists that they were carried out.

29.08.2020 - 05:41 [ Washington Post / Youtube ]

The 2020 March on Washington – 8/28 (FULL LIVE STREAM)

A civil rights rally timed to the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s seminal “I Have a Dream” speech is expected to bring thousands to the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28. Speakers include:

28.08.2020 - 11:46 [ Vox.com ]

The March on Washington 2020, explained

On the granite steps of the Lincoln Memorial are carved two footprints. An inscription notes this spot was where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of thousands on August 28, 1963.

On Friday, amid a summer of protest against systemic racism and police violence, remarks will again be delivered from that same place by those speaking out against state violence.

Dubbed “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks,” the 2020 March on Washington is expected to draw 50,000 protesters from around the country.

15.08.2020 - 19:49 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Pompeo Sends Well Wishes for Liberation Day

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday issued a message celebrating Liberation Day on August 15, which marks the day Korea was liberated from Japan’s colonial rule.

15.08.2020 - 19:13 [ Japan Today ]

Emperor, empress, Abe attend ceremony to mark 75th anniversary of WWII surrender

Japan on Saturday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its surrender in World War II, with the emperor and empress, the prime minister and a limited number of people attending a ceremony to mourn the war dead that was scaled back due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

15.08.2020 - 19:11 [ Times of India ]

Prince Charles leads UK’s VJ Day World War II end commemoration

LONDON: Britain’s prince Charles on Saturday led the UK’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day – the day World War II ended with Japan’s surrender in 1945.

06.08.2020 - 05:50 [ Global News / Youtube ]

Hiroshima anniversary: Japanese city marks 75th anniversary of first atomic bomb attack

Officials in the Japanese city of Hiroshima held a ceremony on Thursday morning to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first atomic bomb attack.

On Aug. 6 and Aug. 9, 1945, the United States detonated two atomic bombs, the first in the city of Hiroshima and the second in Nagasaki, resulting in the deaths of between 129,000 and 226,000 people.

27.07.2020 - 20:29 [ USA Today / Youtube ]

Congressman John Lewis arrives at U.S. Capitol (LIVE) | USA TODAY

Congressman John Lewis, civil rights leader and icon, will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol.

26.07.2020 - 17:55 [ CBS News ]

Watch live: John Lewis crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma a final time

Civil rights icon John Lewis‘ body is being carried across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on Sunday. It’s the bridge that he crossed in the march to Montgomery on March 7, 1965, a day that would become known as „Bloody Sunday.“

19.06.2020 - 22:46 [ WUSA9 / Youtube ]

LIVE: Juneteenth Washington DC commemoration rallies

Juneteenth commemorates the freedom for the last of enslaved populations in the remote location of Galveston, Texas — two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863.

Dozens of planned demonstrations throughout D.C. come in the wake of four weeks of protest over police brutality and George Floyd’s killing. Those coming to rally will mix the joy of the holiday with the passion for change.

We are bringing you live coverage from locations around Washington, D.C.

08.06.2020 - 19:20 [ KHOU 11 / Youtube ]

Remembering George Floyd: Public viewing before Houston funeral

This is live coverage of the public viewing for George Floyd in Houston. The viewing will take place from noon to 6pm today. Tomorrow, there will be a funeral for George Floyd.

05.06.2020 - 07:14 [ Guardian News / Youtube ]

George Floyd memorial service held in Minneapolis – watch live

The family of George Floyd hold a memorial service in Minneapolis, before he is laid to rest in Houston on Tuesday

13.05.2020 - 14:06 [ Historic.ly / Twitter ]

Who remembers Joe Biden wanting to bomb Serbia?

13.05.2020 - 14:03 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

Monumental stupidity of online smear artists in action: Last night I RT’d a simple tweet with a 2-minute video of Biden angrily demanding massive bombing of Belgrade: seems relevant to know for a presidential candidate. ?‍♂️ Now I’m a Milosevic apologist, war crimes denier, etc.

28.04.2020 - 17:41 [ Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives / Twitter ]

This morning I took part in a minute’s silence to remember those workers who have tragically died in the coronavirus pandemic. The nation will not forget you.

13.02.2020 - 18:01 [ BBC ]

Dresden: The World War Two bombing 75 years on

But the bombing has become one of the most controversial Allied acts of World War Two. Some have questioned the military value of Dresden. Even British Prime Minister Winston Churchill expressed doubts immediately after the attack.

„It seems to me that the moment has come when the question of bombing of German cities simply for the sake of increasing the terror, though under other pretexts, should be reviewed,“ he wrote in a memo.

28.01.2020 - 09:28 [ Auschwitz Exhibition / Twitter ]

Elza Baker, Auschwitz survivor: „In times like these when minorities have to feel vulnerable again, I can only hope that everyone would stand up for democracy and human rights.“ #Auschwitz75

28.01.2020 - 04:50 [ chronoshistory / Youtube ]

The Liberation of Auschwitz (includes 1945 original Red Army footage)

Warning – This historical documentary contains some explicit Scenes that are of a violent nature and may be disturbing to some viewers!

This Film contains footage taken by Soviet cameramen after the liberation of the Auschwitz camp in January 27, 1945.
Among other things, it depicts the camp area immediately after entry by the First Ukrainian Front of the Red Army.

Documentary pictures are interspersed with an interview with Alexander Vorontzov, the cameraman who accompanied the Red Army soldiers and did most of the filming. The whole is accompanied by commentary describing, among others, the selection and extermination process, medical experiments and everyday life in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

24.01.2020 - 04:47 [ Haaretz ]

Memories and Lessons

Netanyahu’s Israel perhaps understands the past, as Germany’s president said of his country, but it understands the present far less. Germany’s president admitted it, Netanyahu is far from doing the same.

21.01.2020 - 06:22 [ Nicole Alexander Fisher ‏/ Twitter ]

Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, and Elizabeth Warren at the Zion Baptist Church. Bernie: „Elizabeth, we should say hello, because half of the world is terribly interested on this issue.“ Tulsi: „This is the handshake that went around the world.“ Bernie: „You just approved it.“

03.11.2019 - 09:27 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz at Rabin Memorial: Hate Has Again Been Weaponized by Politicians Without Limits

“As the prime minister of Israel I shall aspire and act to turn this rally into an official rally shared by all of Israeli society,” said Gantz, who was asked in October to form the next government, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned his mandate to President Reuven Rivlin. “I want this square to be balanced, for all the streams to find their place in it and to sincerely mourn this debased murder.”

30.10.2019 - 19:01 [ duchessofinfluence.com ]

Princess Diana from outsider to royal standard bearer

Princess Diana’s was a determined defender to the voiceless. Her presence shed a spotlight on the forgotten people in society. The people in Angola who lived in landmine infested lands. Diana shed light on issues such as homelessness that people in Britain wanted to sweep under the rug.

26.10.2019 - 15:37 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz to Be Main Speaker at Event Marking 24th Anniversary of Rabin’s Murder

This is the first year, according to the organizers, that they are seeking contributions from the public at large to fund the event, since no movement or non-profit group has agreed to sponsor.

29.09.2019 - 10:44 [ ITV.com ]

Jo Cox Foundation urges MPs to sign code of conduct to protect parliamentarians

Following a week where the prime minister was accused of using“violent“ language, the charity set up in honour of murdered Labour MP Mrs Cox said it had been working with the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) to develop a Joint Standard of Conduct to help protect election candidates.

26.09.2019 - 15:51 [ France24.com ]

Jacques Chirac, a giant of French politics, dies at 86

Chirac was barely a year into his second presidential term when he was faced with the biggest diplomatic challenge of his career as then US president George W. Bush attempted to build a “coalition of the willing” against Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq.

The French leader was resolutely unwilling to join the coalition, emerging as a formidable voice of opposition against a military invasion. His Gallic “non” frayed France’s relations with the US and Britain, but it also won him legions of admirers at home and abroad.

11.09.2019 - 11:31 [ New York Times ]

Declassified Papers Show Anti-Castro Ideas Proposed to Kennedy

(19. November 1997)

“We could blow up a US warship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,“ the memorandum said.

“We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,“ it continued. “The terror campaign could be pointed at Cuban refugees seeking haven in the United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated).“

The records show that on March 13, 1962, the Joint Chiefs of Staff endorsed these ideas as “suitable for planning purposes.“ No evidence exists that they were carried out.

11.09.2019 - 11:22 [ smeggys.co.uk ]

Operation Northwoods

Operation Northwoods was a 1962 plan by the U.S. Department of Defense to stage acts of simulated or real terrorism on US soil and against U.S. interests and then put the blame of these acts on Cuba in order to generate U.S. public support for military action against the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. As part of the U.S. government’s Operation Mongoose anti-Castro initiative, the plan, which was not implemented, called for various false flag actions, including simulated or real state-sponsored acts of terrorism on U.S. and Cuban soil. The plan was proposed by senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Louis Lemnitzer.

11.09.2019 - 08:10 [ CBS News ]

09.11.01: The towers are hit

Published on Aug 30, 2011
Bryant Gumbel reports on the explosions at the World Trade Center towers and talks to eyewitnesses. (This report was from a DVD included with the tenth anniversary edition of the CBS News/Simon & Schuster book, „What We Saw: The Events of September 11, 2001, in Words, Pictures, and Video.“)

11.09.2019 - 08:04 [ CNN ]

CNN 10 – September 11, 2019

September 11, 2019
The focus of our show this September 11, 2019: the terrorist attacks that changed America 18 years ago. We’re presenting a timeline of the events of September 11, 2001, and we’re speaking to a former CNN anchor to get a sense of what it was like to cover such tragic and momentous news.

11.09.2019 - 07:49 [ Boston Globe ]

The ‘forever war’ that began on 9/11

As we observe another anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack that shattered American life 18 years ago, its full impact is still unfolding. Those who planned it succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. The airborne assaults that took nearly 3,000 lives on that day may now be seen as the most diabolically successful terror attack in history. That attack not only wreaked carnage at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in rural Pennsylvania. It wound up dragging the United States into an endless state of war that has drained our treasury, poisoned our politics, created waves of new terrorism, and made us the enemy of millions around the world.

03.06.2019 - 19:24 [ Haaretz ]

Leader of Sobibor Death Camp Rebellion Dies in Israel at 96

Sobibor was founded in 1942 in occupied Poland, alongside Treblinka and Belzec. The insurgency at the camp erupted on October 14, 1943. The rebels, led by Ukrainian Jew Alexander Pechersky, killed a number of SS officers with knives and axes and led a mass escape. They broke through the fencing and fled into the forest around the camp.

Many were caught and executed by the Germans; some were captured and turned over by local villagers. Ultimately about 300 of the 600 prisoners in the camp escaped but only 50 would survive the Holocaust. Rozenfeld was one.

02.06.2019 - 15:17 [ theNation.com ]

Why We, Palestinians and Israelis, Insist on Mourning Our Dead Together

(22.05.2019)

Mourning is a personal matter. When it comes to mourning victims of war, terror, and state-sponsored suppression, mourning is also a political matter—especially in Israel and Palestine. We, a Palestinian man from the West Bank who served 10 years in an Israeli prison and an Israeli woman who served in the Israeli army, are not supposed to care about each other’s dead. We are taught this constantly. But, out of a commitment that is both concretely political and inherently human, we have decided to reject this logic and fight for a public space in which we can feel pain for the dead on all sides.

21.05.2019 - 02:16 [ Jason Ditz / antikrieg.com ]

Trump könnte US-Soldaten amnestieren, die wegen Kriegsverbrechen angeklagt oder verurteilt wurden

Sie massenhaft zu entschuldigen, riskiert jedoch die militärische Disziplin, da es dann noch weniger Grund für die Soldaten gibt, die Regeln zu befolgen, wenn sie denken, dass sie nach der Tat begnadigt werden.

02.05.2019 - 19:20 [ Haaretz ]

Trump Envoy Greenblatt Condemns Israeli Rabbis‘ Remarks That Endorsed Racism, Hitler

In recordings aired by Israel’s Channel 13 News, Rabbi Eliezer Kashtiel, head of the Bnei David academy in Eli, is heard saying that „the Arab wants to be under the occupation because they have a genetic problem, they don’t know how to manage a country, they don’t know how to do anything,“ and that „we believe in racism.“ Rabbi Giora Redel was recorded saying that Hitler was „correct in his ideology“ and „is one hundred percent correct, except for the fact that he’s on the wrong side.“

02.05.2019 - 19:12 [ Haaretz ]

‘Let Us Die at Home in Peace’: Israel Plans to Evict Dozens of Holocaust Survivors

100-year-old Alexander Litvin, who fought with the Red Army against the Nazis, doesn’t understand why Israeli authorities want to evict him from his home in the housing complex, where he’s lived for the past 20 years.

“I can’t move [to a new] house at my age, I don’t know why the government decided to evict us, it’s our home,” said Litvin. He is one of 70 elderly men and women, 45 of them are Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans, who live in a residential compound in the town of Bnei Ayish in south-central Israel and scheduled to be forced out in four months.

02.05.2019 - 19:11 [ Haaretz ]

My Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commemoration Was One Long Obscenity; and It’s Not Over

He advances to the microphones with that same chromeplate of self-besotted, transparently over-emotive self-canonization, and tells the survivors how great they have it here, with him in power.

The Holocaust. Like everything else, it’s all about him.

This year, I will freely admit, his address to the aged survivors – “to the Holocaust survivors who, this evening, come before everyone and are above everyone” – stood out from the usual.

21.04.2019 - 09:41 [ Rocketboom / Youtube ]

George Bush on September 11th

US President George Bush on September 11, 2001 being told the second World Trade Center tower had been hit and the five minutes that followed.

19.04.2019 - 16:03 [ Sinn Fein / Twitter ]

„I carry this flag for Lyra, an activist, a journalist, and a child of peace.“ – @MaryLouMcDonald #Derry

19.04.2019 - 15:50 [ Sinn Fein ]

A statement from the party leaders on the murder of Lyra McKee:

„We are united in rejecting those responsible for this heinous crime.

„They have no support in the community, must be brought to justice and should disband immediately.

„We reiterate our support for the PSNI, who while carrying out their duties were also the target of last night’s attack. We call on anyone with any information to bring that forward to the police and assist their inquiries.

„This is a time for calm heads.”

Michelle O’Neill (Sinn Féin)

Arlene Foster (DUP)

Robin Swann (UUP)

Colum Eastwood (SDLP)

Naomi Long (Alliance)

Clare Bailey (Green Party)

19.04.2019 - 10:33 [ Parliament.uk ]

Tributes to Reverend Robert John Bradford

(16. November 1981)

The Prime Minister (Mrs. Margaret Thatcher)

The right hon. Member for Down, South (Mr. Powell) has spoken for the whole House and for the United Kingdom in expressing our horror and revulsion at the assassination of his hon. Friend, who was killed because he was a Member of this honourable House.

Robert Bradford was well known as a conscientious and devoted constituency Member, yet he was murdered on Saturday morning when he was helping his constituents—helping them so that he could better serve them here in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

We shall pursue with the utmost vigour those who committed this wicked crime and we shall persevere in our duty to rid our country of the evil of terrorism.

13.04.2019 - 12:24 [ Bernie Sanders, US Senator / Twitter ]

Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She won’t back down to Trump’s racism and hate, and neither will we. The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end.

13.04.2019 - 12:17 [ New York Times ]

A DAY OF TERROR: THE ISRAELIS; Spilled Blood Is Seen as Bond That Draws 2 Nations Closer

(12. September 2001)

Asked tonight what the attack meant for relations between the United States and Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, the former prime minister, replied, “It’s very good.“ Then he edited himself: “Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy.“ He predicted that the attack would “strengthen the bond between our two peoples, because we’ve experienced terror over so many decades, but the United States has now experienced a massive hemorrhaging of terror.“

13.04.2019 - 12:13 [ HistoryCommons.org ]

Context of ‚(6:30 a.m.) September 11, 2001: NORAD on Alert for Emergency Exercises‘

This is a scalable context timeline. It contains events related to the event (6:30 a.m.) September 11, 2001: NORAD on Alert for Emergency Exercises. You can narrow or broaden the context of this timeline by adjusting the zoom level.

13.04.2019 - 11:45 [ US Government Publishing Office ]

Hearings before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, August 16 and 17, 2004

(15./17. August 2004)

The following five exercise hijack events included a suicide crash into a high-value target. Synopses of exercise results are not available. They were discarded in accordance with DOD directives.

Exercise Name: Vigilant Guardian 01-1
Exercise Date: 23 Oct 00
Participants: HQ NORAD/Continental U.S. NORAD Region (CONR)/Sectors
Scenario: Weapons of Mass Destruction directed at the United Nations–an individual steals a Federal Express aircraft and plans a suicide attack on the United Nations Building in New York City.
Synopsis of actions: Conducted an interception, exercised command and control and coordinated with external agencies.

Exercise Name: Vigilant Guardian 01-1
Exercise Date: 16 Oct 00
Participants: HQ NORAD/Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center/CONR/
Canadian NORAD Region/Sectors
Scenario: Due to recent arrests involving illegal drug trafficking in Maine, an individual steals a Federal Express plane and plans a suicide attack into the United Nations Building in New York City.
Synopsis of actions: Exercised command and control, coordinated with external agencies and followed hijack checklists.

Exercise Name: Falcon Indian 99-3
Exercise Dates: 5 Jun 00
Participants: CONR/Sectors
Scenario: Learjet hijacked maintaining tight formation with Canadair airliner, loaded with explosives. Learjet planned to crash into the White House.
Synopsis of actions: Exercised command and control, coordinated with external agencies and followed hijack checklists.

Exercise Name: Falcon Indian 00-1
Exercise Dates: 5 Jun 00
Participants: CONR/Sectors
Scenario: Communist party faction hijacks aircraft bound from western to eastern United States. High explosives on board. Intends to crash into the Statue of Liberty.
Synopsis of actions: Cross-sector hand over. Exercised command and control, coordinated with external agencies and followed hijack checklists. Federal Aviation Administration requested assistance.

Exercise Name: Falcon Indian 00-1
Exercise Date: 6 Nov 99
Participants: CONR/Sectors
Scenario: China Air from Los Angeles to JFK airport hijacked east of Colorado Springs by five terrorists. If not intercepted, intends to crash into United Nations building.
Synopsis of actions: Cross-sector hand over. Exercised command and control, coordinated with external agencies and followed hijack checklists.

13.04.2019 - 11:26 [ scribd.com ]

NORAD Exercises Hijack Summary

(2004)

A document entitled „NORAD Exercises Hijack Summary“ from the 9/11 Commission’s files. It lists air defense training exercises involving hijackings for approximately four years before 9/11. The exercises included a version of ‚Vigilant Guardian‘ in which a suicide hijack targeting New York took place two days before 9/11; the document details 9 versions of Vigilant Guardian which took place the week before 9/11, all of which involve hijacking. A version on 9/6/01 involved a shoot-down by fighter jets. The document is from the Neads Trip 2 of 3 folder, Box 20, Team 8 files, Miles Kara Work Files series. On his blog, Miles Kara confirmed that he created the document, saying it is „one of many work papers I created during my work on the 9-11 Commission Staff“ and „The document was prepared to list what we knew about exercises before we traveled to NORAD Headquarters.“

13.04.2019 - 10:51 [ New York Times ]

Declassified Papers Show Anti-Castro Ideas Proposed to Kennedy

(19. November 1997)

“We could blow up a US warship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,“ the memorandum said.

“We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,“ it continued. “The terror campaign could be pointed at Cuban refugees seeking haven in the United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated).“

The records show that on March 13, 1962, the Joint Chiefs of Staff endorsed these ideas as “suitable for planning purposes.“ No evidence exists that they were carried out.

13.04.2019 - 10:48 [ smeggys.co.uk ]

Operation Northwoods

Operation Northwoods was a 1962 plan by the U.S. Department of Defense to stage acts of simulated or real terrorism on US soil and against U.S. interests and then put the blame of these acts on Cuba in order to generate U.S. public support for military action against the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. As part of the U.S. government’s Operation Mongoose anti-Castro initiative, the plan, which was not implemented, called for various false flag actions, including simulated or real state-sponsored acts of terrorism on U.S. and Cuban soil. The plan was proposed by senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Louis Lemnitzer.

13.04.2019 - 10:25 [ Andres Salomon ‏/ Twitter ]

The full CAIR speech. The part that was taken out of context is at 15:17. Watching the full thing, you can clearly see that she’s talking about all muslim-americans being blamed for 9/11. Never forget that, either. #IStandWithIlhan

13.04.2019 - 10:22 [ Donald J. Trump, Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten / Twitter ]

WE WILL NEVER FORGET!

13.04.2019 - 10:17 [ theGuardian.com ]

Ilhan Omar: progressive Democrats condemn Republican smears and urge party to do the same

Rightwing critics have used an edited clip of the “some people did something” comment to falsely claim that Omar does not believe that September 11 was a terrorist attack, that she downplayed or demeaned the seriousness of the attack, and that she is un-American or not loyal to the United States.

Fox News and the New York Post, both owned by Rupert Murdoch, have devoted high-profile coverage to the misleading claims, including a graphic New York Post cover with her quote and an image of the World Trade Center towers in flames.

31.03.2019 - 13:17 [ IfNotNow / Twitter ]

Today 3 minors were killed by IDF snipers as they protested the inhumane conditions Israel imposes on Gaza with its military blockade around the entire region. As American Jews, we need to be speaking out against these atrocities today and every day.

(30.3.2019)

31.03.2019 - 12:12 [ qudsnen.co ]

Gaza teen dies from IOF gunfire sustained during border protests

Gaza (QNN) – A Palestinian teenager identified as Belal Mahmoud Najjar, 17, died on Saturday evening from wounds sustained by Israeli occupation forces’ gunfire during the protests at Gaza border on the 43rd anniversary of the Land Day, bringing the number of Palestinians killed by IOF on the same day to four.

31.03.2019 - 11:57 [ theGuardian.com ]

Israeli fire kills four Palestinians, says Gaza health ministry

Israel’s military estimated that 40,000 demonstrators had turned up at several points along the border, adding that they threw rocks and in some cases “explosive devices” towards the fence.

The first fatality of the day, Muhammad Sa’ad, 20, was hit in the head by shrapnel caused by Israeli fire before dawn at an overnight protests before the main demonstration, Gaza’s health ministry said. Two 17-year-olds boys were shot dead later in the day, it said, while Belal al-Najjar, 17, later succumbed to wounds sustained in east Gaza Strip.

04.11.2018 - 12:11 [ Haaretz ]

Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination Had ‚No Historical Influence,‘ Knesset Speaker Says

Yuli Edelstein criticizes speech by Meretz chairwoman Tamar Zandberg, who called the murder ‚the best political assassination in history‘

04.11.2018 - 12:07 [ Haaretz ]

23 Years After Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination, Thousands Gather in Tel Aviv for Mass Memorial Rally

Meretz Chairwoman Tamar Zandberg, who was later added to the list of speakers, addressed the rally, saying Rabin’s assassination was „the best political assassination in history.“ If this evening doesn’t get us to act, then Yigal Amir will keep smiling for another year, she said in reference to Rabin’s murderer.

15.01.2017 - 02:25 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

“Everyone Made Themselves the Hero.” Remembering Aaron Swartz

On January 18, 2012, the Internet went dark. Hundreds of websites went black in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). The bills would have created a “blacklist” of censored websites based on accusations of copyright infringement. SOPA was en route to quietly passing. But when millions of Americans complained to their members of Congress, support for the bill quickly vanished. We called it the Internet at its best.

05.11.2016 - 03:07 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

Support Whistleblowers at the Aaron Swartz Hackathon This Weekend

The 2016 Aaron Swartz International Hackathon—held in honor of the late Internet and political activist—will take place during the day Saturday and Sunday at the Internet Archive in San Francisco. The hackathon will focus on whistleblower submission system SecureDrop, which was created by Swartz and Kevin Poulsen to connect media organizations and anonymous sources and is managed by the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

13.04.2016 - 05:14 [ Techdirt ]

Techdirt Podcast Episode 69: Free Culture And Aaron Swartz (Part Two)

Last week we were joined by Justin Peters, author of the new book The Idealist all about Aaron Swartz, free culture and digital activism. The first half of the discussion focused on that broader context, and this week we continue with a closer look at Aaron himself.

02.02.2016 - 12:17 [ Techdirt ]

DOJ Lies To ‚FOIA Terrorist‘ Jason Leopold; Claim They Have No Documents On Aaron Swartz

Jason Leopold, who uses FOIA requests so frequently and so effectively that the DOJ once labeled him a „FOIA Terrorist,“ submitted a similar request with the Justice Department — specifically targeting the US Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts — which is the office out of which Swartz’s case was prosecuted. Obviously, they have plenty of such documents. In fact, in Poulsen’s DHS Swartz files there are emails between DHS and DOJ folks. But, an astounding three years and 11 days after Leopold submitted his FOIA request, the DOJ has told him it has no responsive documents.

That’s obviously bullshit. There’s simply no way that the office that was prosecuting Swartz has no responsive documents on the case.

16.01.2016 - 17:00 [ The Real News Network ]

Aaron Swartz – a Fighter Against the Privatization of Knowledge

Two colleagues and friends of Aaron Swartz talk about his activism and vision of technology in the service of a more democratic and just society

11.01.2016 - 21:44 [ Ben Wikler / Medium ]

How to honor Aaron Swartz’s life

(2015) Don’t be surprised if at some point in your life, maybe at many points, you find yourself submerged in a darkness that seems infinite and eternal. It might seem to you like it’s always been that way, it will always be that way, and there’s only one way out.

You’re wrong. It will get better. But it will only get better if you find some way to survive.

Aaron constantly asked himself how he could do more to change the world, but on one terrible day, he ended his ability to contribute forever. Don’t do that.

We need you. We need all of us. There’s a lot of work to be done.

10.01.2015 - 01:50 [ Demand Progress ]

White House Responds to Calls to Fire U.S. Attorney Responsible for Aaron Swartz Prosecution

According to Demand Progress executive director David Segal, “Aaron, the tens of thousands who signed this petition, and the countless more who cared about his cause deserve much better than this meaningless rhetoric.

10.11.2014 - 14:38 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

Join Us This Weekend in Honoring Aaron Swartz’s Legacy by Hacking for a Better World

Aaron Swartz fought for an Internet grounded in community, creativity, and human rights. By co-creating platforms like RSS, reddit, Creative Commons, and the technology that became SecureDrop, he helped build the tools that make information accessible to all, and in the process, called truth to power while putting power in the hands of the users.

05.11.2014 - 15:38 [ Youtube ]

Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman on Aaron Swartz

Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, Founder and Executive Director of SumOfUs.org, speaks on Aaron Swartz memorial at the Cooper Union Hall, New York City on January 19, 2013.

20.07.2014 - 18:44 [ TruthDig ]

Aaron Swartz Can’t Fight the New Cybersecurity Bill, So We Must Do It

Now, a year and a half after Swartz killed himself, there is the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. CISA is a lot like CISPA, but could end up being even worse. Privacy and civil rights groups including the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are standing up to fight it. In an article about the bill, the ACLU’s Sandra Fulton wrote: CISA “poses serious threats to our privacy, gives the government extraordinary powers to silence potential whistleblowers, and exempts these dangerous new powers from transparency laws.” The bill has been approved by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and will move to the Senate soon.

20.07.2014 - 18:37 [ Ars Technica ]

The Internet’s Own Boy review: Remembering—and honoring—Aaron Swartz

Every element of Aaron Swartz’s brief, remarkable life exemplifies the stuff we cover all the time on Ars. His tech-filled upbringing, his teenage rise to geek royalty, his hand in reddit’s genesis, and his online political activism made him a worthy subject of Ars conversation well before he became a household name

28.06.2014 - 00:45 [ TechCrunch ]

Watch This Film About Why Aaron Swartz Matters More Than Ever

Aaron Swartz was a young, bright genius who believed in the open Internet. A self-made millionaire by the age of 19, he co-founded Reddit, was part of the creation of RSS and became a political organizer and Internet hacktivist who was instrumental in the fight against SOPA.

28.06.2014 - 00:45 [ takepart ]

The Internet’s Own Boy – The Story of Aaron Swartz

The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

22.06.2014 - 18:00 [ Boing Boing ]

Aaron Swartz documentary „The Internet’s Own Boy“ is available for CC-licensed preorder today

Starting today, „The Internet’s Own Boy,“ Brian Knappenberger’s award-winning, acclaimed documentary about Aaron Swartz, is available to pre-order as a Creative Commons-licensed (CC-BY-NC-SA) video download.

13.06.2014 - 03:36 [ ROXIE ]

DOCFEST: THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY: THE STORY OF AARON SWARTZ

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

04.05.2014 - 09:59 [ Hot Docs ]

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

As we hear from those closest to Aaron, this incredibly inspirational and moving story shows how one of the most promising minds of a generation found himself staring down a government prosecuting him under the very laws he was fighting against.

30.04.2014 - 06:42 [ Yahoo ]

‚The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz‘ Trailer

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

12.04.2014 - 01:40 [ WIRED ]

Booking Video: Aaron Swartz Jokes, Jousts With Cops After MIT Bust

Most people aren’t at their best when being booked by police. Swartz was exactly at his best: asserting his rights in a casual, shlumpy posture that disarms his opponents without insulting them. Able to defy authority one minute, and joke around with it the next, the booking video is an exhibit in miniature of the qualities that made Swartz such an effective activist, and makes his loss such an enduring shame.

“You seem like a good kid, man,” the booking officer remarks, near the end of the process.

“I think I am,” says Swartz.

31.03.2014 - 17:35 [ Techdirt ]

Details Show MIT Employees Gleefully Helped With Prosecution And Persecution Of Aaron Swartz

Last summer, MIT tried (weakly) to defend what it called its „neutral“ stance on Aaron Swartz, allowing the case to proceed even though the only party that had a legitimate claim to „harm,“ JSTOR, had come out almost immediately after Swartz’s indictment to say that it did not support the prosecution. Around the same time, we noted that MIT was in the midst of a legal fight to block the release of Swartz’s Secret Service file. Some found this effort a bit odd — but the reasons are now becoming clear. An investigative report by the Boston Globe, scouring 7,000 pages of discovery documents in the case, found that some employees at MIT appeared to gleefully support going after Swartz with all of the powers of the DOJ.

17.02.2014 - 13:19 [ Techdirt ]

NY Times Unimpressed With Any Online Protest That Doesn’t Rattle The Earth’s Very Core

As we recently announced and participated in, a group of websites, companies, consumer advocacy groups and digital rights organizations all joined forces for a day of action last Tuesday against mass surveillance. That protest, dedicated to the memory of Aaron Swartz, involved participants and websites running banners that urged visitors to head over to the protest website and contact their representatives. An underlying goal was to harness some of the outrage against SOPA/PIPA and direct it toward the NSA’s ongoing surveillance abuses, since online protest have been proven to help move the needle, even if they can’t all be on the scale of SOPA.

Not everybody was impressed. Because the NSA and friends didn’t immediately admit fault and declare an end to all surveillance before crying a lot, launching balloons and committing coordinated seppuku on the steps of the Capitol building, Nicole Perlroth at the NY Times took to penning a slightly-snotty article strongly suggesting the effort was a waste of time and „barely registered“:

13.02.2014 - 01:15 [ RT / Youtube ]

RT-TV – Palast on the Kochs and Aaron Swartz

Abby speaks to investigative journalist and best-selling author, Greg Palast about a document left behind at a Koch Brothers political fundraiser that reveals the dark money behind many right wing legislative campaigns in the US.

12.02.2014 - 09:00 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

The Day We Fought Back

(11.02.2014) In one day, over 71,000 concerned Americans picked up the phone and told their Congress to rein in the NSA. Far more sent emails to their members of Congress. Around the world over 200,000 put their name to a set of founding principles against suspicionless surveillance: by the NSA, by their own governments, by anyone who dares to violate our human rights.

We’ve done more in this single day to pressure the U.S. Congress to reform surveillance law than what months or even years of lobbying to date have accomplished.

We’ve demonstrated our strength. We’ve shown those who want to watch us that the whole world is watching them. (..)

Of course, the battle isn’t over. In some ways it’s just beginning. We’ve proven to lawmakers that we are powerful, united yet diverse, and that we are going to use everything within our means to combat surveillance abuses. But defending freedom online is a marathon, not a sprint. We’ll need to show them, day after day, that we won’t compromise or accept reforms that fall short. And we’ll continue to make every day a day we fight back against mass surveillance—in the courts, in the legislature, and on the Internet.

The late Internet activist Aaron Swartz famously said, when describing how the Internet defeated the SOPA blacklist bill, that: “We won this fight because everyone made themselves the hero of their own story. Everyone took it as their job to save this crucial freedom.”

Aaron’s legacy of fighting for a technological world that supports, rather than undermines, human rights inspired us today. Together, the hundreds of thousands of us that took action in the last twenty four hours, can live up to that legacy. Today, we began to win.

09.02.2014 - 20:30 [ Boing Boing ]

Join Boing Boing, Reddit, and websites all over the world on the 11th to fight mass surveillance

In two days, the Internet will erupt in a protest to rival the uprising against SOPA: in Aaron Swartz’s memory, websites everywhere will add code from TheDayWeFightBack.org to their templates, helping to flood Congress — and the world’s legislative bodies — with calls for an end to mass surveillance.

22.01.2014 - 03:29 [ Reuters ]

A year after his death, film explores Aaron Swartz’s online activism

„The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz“ premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday and director Brian Knappenberger was joined by Swartz’s father Robert and two brothers, Noah and Ben, all of whom received a standing ovation.

21.01.2014 - 16:14 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

February 11th: The Day We Fight Back Against NSA Surveillance

In January 2006, EFF filed our first lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of NSA mass surveillance.

In January 2012, the Internet rose up to protest and defeat SOPA, legislation that sought to censor the Internet in the name of copyright enforcement.

And in January of last year, we lost a dear friend and fierce digital rights advocate, Aaron Swartz. We vowed to defend the rights of Internet users everywhere in his memory.

21.01.2014 - 16:08 [ ]

Transcription: Taren at Aaron Swartz’s Memorial – 2013 January 19

„You can do magic!“ he told them with a snap of his fingers and a picture of Harry Potter. For each anecdote he told about how programming can make the world a better place. „You can do magic,“ he said. Aaron really could do magic.

15.01.2014 - 08:20 [ Techdirt ]

Aaron Swartz Explains Why The NSA Needs To Be Stopped

Last week, when we wrote about the big „day of action“ against the NSA in memory of Aaron Swartz, to be held February 11th, a few folks questioned whether this was an appropriate issue, since they were unaware of Aaron being all that concerned about the NSA. Obviously, Aaron died months before the Snowden leaks, but as many folks who knew Aaron knew, the NSA was absolutely an issue he was quite concerned about even prior to the Snowden leaks. Brian Knappenberger, who has been working to put the finishing touches on his new documentary about Aaron, The Internet’s Own Boy, in order to debut it at Sundance, has released an astounding trailer of the film (which looks amazing).

12.01.2014 - 22:41 [ Motherboard ]

Internet Activists Look Back at Aaron Swartz’s Life as ‚The Day We Fight Back‘ Approaches

On January 11, 2013, federal prosecutors, in an aggressive campaign to bring high-profile convictions against hackers, finally broke the spirit of talented internet activist and technologist Aaron Swartz. Faced with 35 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines, not to mention a long battle with depression, Swartz committed suicide. And with that, one of the great voices of internet activism fell silent.

12.01.2014 - 22:37 [ Huffington Post ]

Eric Holder Criticized On Anniversary Of Aaron Swartz Death

Members of the House and Senate are pressing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to answer questions about the „aggressive“ prosecution and „tragic“ death of internet activist Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide a year ago Saturday while facing federal hacking charges.

Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), and U.S. Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.), Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), and Jared Polis (D-Colo.) sent Holder a letter Friday, following up on an initial request for answers about the prosecution that Cornyn sent a year ago.

12.01.2014 - 16:48 [ Guardian ]

The inspiring heroism of Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz, the computer programmer and internet freedom activist, committed suicide on Friday in New York at the age of 26. As the incredibly moving remembrances from his friends such as Cory Doctorow and Larry Lessig attest, he was unquestionably brilliant but also – like most everyone – a complex human being plagued by demons and flaws.

12.01.2014 - 02:30 [ Youtube ]

Aaron Swartz – SOPA and The Day We Fight Back

These are clips and excerpts from interviews featured in the upcoming documentary about Aaron Swartz called „The Internet’s Own Boy.“ Sadly, Aaron took his own life on January 11th, 2013 after a two year legal battle. These clips show some of his work on SOPA, and his thoughts on the NSA.

11.01.2014 - 11:01 [ John Cornyn, U.S. Senator ]

Cornyn, Colleagues Demand Answers from DOJ on Aaron Swartz Case

Ahead of the one year anniversary of technologist Aaron Swartz’s death, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined with colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder seeking responses to the still unanswered questions about the aggressive prosecution Mr. Swartz was facing at the time of his death.

In addition to Sen. Cornyn, the letter is signed by U.S. Sens. Wyden (D-OR) and Flake (R-AZ), and U.S. Reps. Issa (R-CA), Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Grayson (D-FL), Lofgren (D-CA), and Polis (D-CO).

11.01.2014 - 10:52 [ Lawrence Lessig / the Atlantic ]

Why We’re Marching Across New Hampshire to Honor Aaron Swartz

Forever, all of us close to him will wonder whether there was more we could have done to keep him. We hadn’t worked hard enough to help him. He was alone, surrounded by a million friends. And now, even now, forever it will be this now, a million friends are forever alone, having lost him.

I wanted to find a way to mark this day.

11.01.2014 - 10:50 [ Techdirt ]

Members Of Congress Ask Eric Holder To Try Again In His Explanation Of The Prosecution Of Aaron Swartz

(10.01.) Tomorrow is the anniversary of the unfortunate passing of Aaron Swartz. Senators John Cornyn and Al Franken, along with Rep. Darryl Issa, have now sent Attorney General Eric Holder yet another request for an explanation concerning the investigation and prosecution of Swartz. This follows on a similar request from last year, but these elected officials note both that the DOJ’s response was inadequate, and that it was also contradicted by the eventual report on the prosecution that came out of MIT.

11.01.2014 - 02:35 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

Remembering Aaron

One year ago, we lost Aaron Swartz, a dear friend and a leader in the fight for a free and open Internet. The shock was, and remains, a profound one. It’s a testament to the power of his commitments and ideals that both in life and in death he has inspired millions around the world, including all of us at EFF, to redouble our own efforts to advance the causes that he believed in, and to untangle the twisted and brutal computer crime laws that were used to persecute him…. Aaron was an idealist who dreamed of opening up information far beyond just the law, though. The public deserves unfettered access to the products of publicly funded research and our shared culture, and he saw how the Open Access movement could play a part in that. He may have been heartened to see the great strides that movement has made in the past year. Aaron didn’t get to see the White House come out strongly in support of Open Access for research funded by the federal government, or the FASTR bill, which you should tell your lawmakers to support, but we can hope he would have been pleased.

10.01.2014 - 22:59 [ The Hill ]

Lawmakers press DOJ for Aaron Swartz files

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is demanding answers from Attorney General Eric Holder about the Justice Department’s treatment of the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz.

Eight lawmakers from both chambers wrote to Holder on Friday ahead of the anniversary of the programmer’s death and charged that the department has not been forthcoming about its treatment of Swartz.

They called the late programmer a “brilliant technologist and activist” and demanded that Holder explain how the department’s conduct toward Swartz was “appropriate,” as a U.S. attorney’s office has described it.

10.01.2014 - 19:07 [ Techdirt ]

In Memory Of Aaron Swartz, A Day Of Action Against The NSA

A bunch of websites and organizations are teaming up today to announce a day of action against mass surveillance in honor of the passing of Aaron Swartz. It calls out to those who fought back against SOPA to now join in this effort as well — as Aaron was deeply involved in both issues.

10.01.2014 - 19:02 [ February 11th 2014 is The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance ]

DEAR USERS OF THE INTERNET,

In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history. A year ago this month one of that movement’s leaders, Aaron Swartz, tragically passed away.

Today we face a different threat, one that undermines the Internet, and the notion that any of us live in a genuinely free society: mass surveillance.

If Aaron were alive, he’d be on the front lines, fighting against a world in which governments observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action.

10.01.2014 - 12:45 [ Techdirt ]

Senator Leahy Tries To Sneak Through Plans To Make Merely Talking About Computer Hacking A Serious Crime

You may have heard about the recent high-profile, malicious hack of Target’s point of sale systems, giving the attackers access to the details of at least 40 million credit cards. Senator Patrick Leahy is, incredibly cynically, using this news event to try to sneak through a change to the „anti-hacking“ law, the CFAA, which was used to prosecute Aaron Swartz and many others. And it’s not a change to improve that law, but to broaden it, extending massively how the DOJ can charge just about anyone they want with serious computer crimes.

27.11.2013 - 02:10 [ New York Times ]

‘Why Care About the N.S.A.?’

I created this Op-Doc with excerpts from interviews that I filmed for an ongoing documentary about the programmer and online activist Aaron Swartz, who was concerned about surveillance issues long before Mr. Snowden’s disclosures.

09.11.2013 - 05:54 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

Computer Fraud And Abuse Act Reform

After the tragic death of programmer and Internet activist Aaron Swartz, EFF calls to reform the infamously problematic Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). In June 2013, Aaron’s Law, a bipartisan bill to make common sense changes to the CFAA was introduced by Reps. Lofgren and Sensenbrenner. You can help right now by emailing your Senator and Representative to reform the draconian computer crime law.

08.11.2013 - 04:31 [ Boing Boing ]

Aaron Swartz celebration/hackathon kickoff, Nov 8

Lisa Rein writes, „Noisebridge and the Internet Archive are hosting a big event on Nov 8 (1830h-2100h) to celebrate Aaron Swartz’s life and accomplishments, and kick off an international series of hackathons that will be taking place all over the world in his honor, during what would have been his 27th birthday weekend, November 8-10, 2013. (Confirmed locations include, Amsterdam, Bangalore, Berlin, Boston, Brisbane, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Houston, Kathmandu, Magdeburg, New York, Santiago, Chile, Seattle and San Francisco.)“

17.10.2013 - 00:13 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

Creative Commons Policy Statement Supports Real Copyright Reform

Without a doubt, Creative Commons, also frequently known as CC, has long been an ally in restoring sanity to copyright systems. Today’s statement makes that role more explicit. At EFF, we’ve long admired the organization’s work; as one token of that, we invited co-founder Lawrence Lessig to give a keynote at this year’s Pioneer Awards, and have given the award to founding board member James Boyle, and to Aaron Swartz who helped design the code layer of the licenses.

16.10.2013 - 17:35 [ Russia Today ]

Freedom of the Press Foundation takes over Aaron Swartz’s whistleblower project

Whistleblowers, rejoice! The Freedom of the Press Foundation is taking the helm of a secure document-submission service co-created by late computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, and wants to make it more accessible than ever.

The foundation — launched less than a year ago “to crowd-source funding for cutting-edge, independent journalism and publishing outlets” lacking mainstream support — announced early Tuesday that it has taken charge of the DeadDrop project, an endeavor announced earlier this year after the death of Swartz, a transparency advocate who co-created the system with Wired journalist Kevin Poulsen.

16.10.2013 - 07:08 [ Techdirt ]

Aaron Swartz’s Final Project: Secure Whistleblower Submission Platform Gets New Support

Today it was announced that the Freedom of the Press Foundation, an offshoot of the EFF which we’ve covered before, has taken over the project, now dubbed SecureDrop. Besides having the support of the Foundation to help with development and deployment of the platform, they’ve also announced that the system has gone through a significant security audit by some of the most respected names in the business, leading to a few additional improvements:

16.09.2013 - 14:33 [ New York Times ]

The Banality of Systemic Evil

In recent months there has been a visible struggle in the media to come to grips with the leaking, whistle-blowing and hacktivism that has vexed the United States military and the private and government intelligence communities. This response has run the gamut. It has involved attempts to condemn, support, demonize, psychoanalyze and in some cases canonize figures like Aaron Swartz, Jeremy Hammond, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden.

13.08.2013 - 13:03 [ golem ]

Wired erzwingt Veröffentlichung von Ermittlungsunterlagen

Das US-Technikmagazin Wired hat vor Gericht die Freigabe der Ermittlungsunterlagen zu Aaron Swartz erstritten. Der US-Geheimdienst Secret Service muss die Akten nach und nach herausgeben. Die ersten 104 Seiten sind veröffentlicht worden.

13.08.2013 - 06:14 [ Techdirt ]

DOJ Decided To Ratchet Up Case Against Aaron Swartz Because He Spoke Out Publicly About Being Innocent

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the MIT report concerning the case against Aaron Swartz. A number of people have picked up on some really questionable things in the report. One incredible claim made in it was that Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Heymann, who was running the prosecution against Swartz, apparently admitted that he really only ramped up his efforts against Swartz to punish Swartz and the organization he founded, Demand Progress, for having the audacity to discuss the case publicly and explain why Swartz believed he didn’t do anything wrong. Here’s the passage from the report:

12.08.2013 - 22:42 [ WIRED ]

First 100 Pages of Aaron Swartz’s Secret Service File Released

After half-a-year of delays and roadblocks, the U.S Secret Service today released the first 104 pages of agency documents about the late coder and activist Aaron Swartz, including a brief report on Swartz’s suicide less than three months before his scheduled trial.