For many of us, 50 years is long before we were born. For others, the Cuban Missile Crisis seems like a time long past. And yet, one of the best ways to make sure that this scary moment in history is never repeated is to make sure we educate ourselves about just what happened. Test your knowledge of the Cuban Missile Crisis with our fun online quiz.
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They came for teachers, firefighters, cops. Next up? Soldiers:
These ideas may sound like a bold new approach in an urgent moment—but in fact, the push for pension cuts and other corporate “reforms” at the Pentagon originates from an obscure advisory panel that has existed for a decade: The Defense Business Board. Its 21 members know little about military affairs, but they are rich in Wall Street experience, including with some of the biggest companies implicated in the 2008 financial meltdown. They are investment bank CEOs and CFOs, outsourcing experts, and layoff specialists who promote a corporate agenda of “behavior change” and “business solutions” in the military bureaucracy. The board proposes not only to slash and privatize military pensions, but also to have the Pentagon invest in oil futures, boost pay for its executives and political appointees, and make it easier for them to fire rank-and-file employees while scaling back those workers’ collective bargaining rights.
4 Israeli Defense Force soldiers “detaining” a Palestinian girl, while posing for a picture with their rifles pointed at her head. Fucking outrage.
Io in questa foto vedo una ragazzina in ginocchio bendata e quattro soldati nazisti che le puntano armi alla testa. E voi?
(ecco, giusto per far riflettere certi bempensanti)