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Siun is a proud Old Town resident who shares her home with two cats and a Great Pyrenees. She’s worked in media relations and on the net since before the www, led the development of a corporate responsibility news service, and knows what a mult box is thanks to Nico. When not swimming in the Lake, she leads a team working on sustainability tools. Email: media dot firedoglake at gmail dot com
 
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About Me:
Siun is a proud Old Town resident who shares her home with two cats and a Great Pyrenees. She’s worked in media relations and on the net since before the www, led the development of a corporate responsibility news service, and knows what a mult box is thanks to Nico. When not swimming in the Lake, she leads a team working on sustainability tools. Email: media dot firedoglake at gmail dot com

The Romance of Counterinsurgency

By: Sunday June 24, 2012 6:00 pm

Ah, the romance of counterinsurgency surprisingly still alive and well … the old mujahadin sharing tea with me …. and then we kill his kids since it’s precisely these free of red tape SOF units that have been responsible for so many civilian casualties.”

FDL Movie Night: Words of Witness

By: Monday June 18, 2012 5:00 pm

Watching Mai Iskander’s film Words of Witness as the reports filtered in of the Egyptian presidential election results was somewhat surreal, a word the film’s Heba and her family also find descriptive of the situation in their homeland as the initial joy of Mubarak’s resignation becomes the much longer struggle to build democracy – or perhaps to continue wresting democracy from the hands of the regime.

Putting Some Heart Back Into the Discussion of Women’s Health

By: Tuesday June 12, 2012 4:20 pm

I was so impressed by the Movie Night that Lisa hosted with the remarkable women who made Pink Ribbons Inc. It’s always a delicate and often radical matter to talk about fundraising and awareness raising around illnesses – and in many ways any challenge to pink ribbon land is a risky undertaking so these women – Ravida Din; Barbara Brenner, and Dr. Samantha King are my heroes. I hope folks will see the film and read the superb discussion that took place in the thread here.

Obama & Clinton Pal, Bahrain’s King Al Khalifa, Jails Kids

By: Sunday June 10, 2012 6:00 pm

At left you see the photo of Ali Hasan. Ali is 11 years old and has been in a Bahraini jail for three weeks now. His crime – “Illegal gathering.” His trial will be held tomorrow.

This Is What Democracy Really Looks Like – Manifencours in Montreal

By: Friday May 25, 2012 6:00 am

or the past three months the students of Montreal have been marching daily in the streets. These “manifencours” or manifestations travel throughout the city, with marchers carrying “les casseroles” or pots and pans and drumming on them as they march. The students are protesting the government’s plan to raise university tuition 75% and while their tuition is inexpensive by many standards, a commitment to providing eduction and access to university has been a core aspect of this special community.

Chicago’s BlackBlock

By: Sunday May 20, 2012 6:00 pm

@Jeff Sharlet summed it up today: @JeffSharlet Masked men in all black, wearing strange armor, refuse to ID selves, carrying sticks cld be weapons. Turns out cops have a black bloc, too. Chicago today looks so much like a police state – and feels like it too. On my way earlier to the anti-NATO rally, [...]

The Real Violence in Chicago: Millions for NATO Cops Not for City Children

By: Saturday May 19, 2012 1:00 pm

It’s very strange to have my home town host NATO and NONATO this weekend. Strange partly since my health limits my ability to be in the streets as part of NONATO and I so miss it. But also odd to have our usual daily routines interrupted by the hyper security state that Rahm and his friends decided we need to protect us from all that dangerous free speech that might take place this week.

War Crimes Conviction – Malaysian Tribunal Finds Bush et al Guilty

By: Sunday May 13, 2012 6:00 pm

A tribunal convened in Kuala Lumpur found George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and five administration attorneys – Gonzales, Yoo, Bybee, Addington and Haynes – guilty of war crimes yesterday.

Obama and Clinton Resume Arms Sales to the Torturers of Bahrain

By: Saturday May 12, 2012 1:00 pm

The Obama administration. After all, they have now resumed arms shipments to the Bahrain monarchy at the very moment when Al Khalifa announced an even sharper crackdown on pro-democracy protestors.

AngryArabiya in Court Today … and Tomorrow

By: Wednesday May 2, 2012 8:40 am

Zeinab AlKhawaja, whom many of you know from her twitter writing as @AngryArabiya, will face a Bahraini court today and tomorrow on “charges of obstructing traffic and insulting an officer in one case, and insulting at a security officer at a military hospital in a second case.”

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