Posts Tagged ‘Murder’

It can be dangerous to be an activist for the environment or even for human rights: particularly in a country where foreign-trained Death Squads are working directly for the corporations whose interests you’re interfering with.

I covered the murder Honduran activist Beta Caceres here in 2016.

I covered the Honduras coup in that article too: and revisited it recently again here in relation to the current Migrant Caravan from Honduras to the US/Mexico border.

The short recap is that the US State Department in 2009 provided cover for a right-wing military coup in Honduras that overthrew the elected government and has been in power ever since: engaging in mass suppression, state violence and general dictatorship. (more…)

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The apparent murder of US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi within the premises of the Saudi embassy in Turkey has sparked days of outrage, threats, debate, and conspiracy theory.

From everything we’ve been told, he was probably murdered within the Saudi embassy: the surface-level narrative says it was probably on account of him being an open critic of the Prince Mohammad bin Salman and the current Saudi regime.

I didn’t read any of Jamal Khosaggi’s articles, but I was familiar with him from some TV appearances, including a few appearances as a guest on RT‘s Cross Talk show.

He was also, however, a person with long links to the Saudi elites, Saudi intelligence and Saudi history – which has prompted many online to speculate about a complex conspiracy, some even linking it to 9/11 (which seems like a stretch to me and unnecessary). (more…)

The mysterious death of movie legend Natalie Wood might be the most troubling and tragic ‘Hollywood Mystery’ that there is.

It’s a case that hasn’t been resolved – and which conspiracy theories still circulate around – for over thirty years. And it’s a case that keeps resurfacing every several years; most recently with the news, in the last few months, that Wood’s two-time husband (and American film and TV star) Robert Wagner is again “a person of interest” in the re-opened case.

Natalie Wood, who starred in, among other things, Rebel Without a Cause and West Side Story, was a massive star and icon of her age. (more…)

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More than 200 people gathered outside Holloway Prison for a candle-lit vigil on Tuesday to honour Sarah Reed – a 32-year-old victim of police violence who was found dead in her cell a month ago.

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