December 12th, 2008

Chris Keeley

Nikos Lountos, Greek activist and writer. He's with the Socialist Workers Party in Greece and a grad

Nikos Lountos, Greek activist and writer. He's with the Socialist Workers Party in Greece and a graduate student in political philosophy at Panteion University in Athens.
 
Protests, riots and clashes with police have overtaken Greece for the sixth straight day since the fatal police shooting of a teenage boy in Athens Saturday night. One day after Wednesday's massive general strike over pension reform and privatization shut down the country, more than a hundred schools and at least fifteen university campuses remain occupied by student demonstrators. A major rally is expected Friday, and as solidarity protests spread to neighboring Turkey, as well as Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, Denmark and the Netherlands, dozens of arrests have been made across the continent. We speak to a student activist and writer from Athens.
 

AMY GOODMAN: Protests, riots and clashes with police have overtaken Greece for the sixth straight day since the fatal police shooting of a teenage boy in Athens Saturday night. One day after Wednesday's massive general strike over pension reform and privatization shut down the country, more than a hundred schools and at least fifteen university campuses remain occupied by student demonstrators. A major rally is expected on Friday. And as solidarity protests spread to neighboring Turkey, as well as Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, Denmark and the Netherlands, dozens of arrests have been made across the continent.

 

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Chris Keeley

Wolfgang Kaleck, General Secretary of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights. He br

Wolfgang Kaleck, General Secretary of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights. He brought a war crimes suit against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Senate Report Finds Rumsfeld Directly Responsible For U.S. Torture of Prisoners

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A bipartisan Senate report has accused former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other top Bush administration officials of being directly responsible for the abuse and torture of prisoners at Guantanamo and other U.S. prisons. We speak with the man who sued Donald Rumsfeld in Berlin, German attorney Wolfgang Kaleck.
 

Chris Keeley

Benjamin Jones: Sins and Virtues

Benjamin Jones: Sins and Virtues

 
Burning Your Friend Benjamin Jones... Burning Your Friend (2008, graphite, colored pencil and collage element on paper). From the exhibition Benjamin Jones: Sins and Virtues at Barbara Archer Gallery in Atlanta, GA. "...Benjamin Jones creates haunting images that reveal a distinct visual language. Subjects include current events and icons of popular culture; however, his most consistent subject is himself. Inhabiting an intriguingly indefinable space, each of these poignant self-portraits reveals the artist's innermost feelings and insecurities. Mixing whimsy with horror, humor with malevolence, Jones' forms become vehicles for messages about the struggle of life and all its paradoxes. These seductive and intimate drawings, paradoxical in themselves, create a tension between the purity of their intuition and the refinement of their presentation."