Nearly 700 pages, 355,000 words, 325 illustrations and 32 pages of original colour art by Neil Hague. A Monumental Work
What is the ‘Moon Matrix’?
‘Click the images to download 11″ x 17″ versions of the images below to hold at protests, and help bring to life the human stories behind the statistics. There are not many photos of the drone victims available for a number of reasons. Most of these drone attacks take place in remote locations. People living in these areas often don’t have many photos of loved ones they can readily share after they have been killed. Maybe worst of all, journalists and rescuers are often deterred from visiting recent drone attack sites by the possibility of a second “double tap” drone strike.’
‘The United Nations and the United States of America are calling for an investigation into human rights abuses by the Sri Lankan government and LTTE. Sadly, one of the regular responses by the Sri Lankan government to the call for accountability is the fact that the UN has never hauled up the US for the now, well documented accusations, of human rights abuses in Iraq, including the horrific torture of literally thousands of detainees. I am not suggesting for one minute that two wrongs make a right or that Sri Lanka should not be held accountable. However, the call by the Sri Lankan government that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones is a valid one.
Following the ‘successful defeat’ of Saddam Hussein’s forces the Americans then had to face an unexpected foe. The Sunnis were rising up in opposition to the ‘democracy’ that the occupation forces were attempted to impose. The American’s found a convenient ally in the form of the Shia that had been brutally oppressed by Saddam. This harassment included chemical weapon attacks which were condemned internationally. However, it is fully documented that the Americans used white phosphorus and napalm on the Iraqi civilians. One of their explanations was that the weapon they were using was not, in fact, napalm but some other weapon. It was later revealed that it was indeed napalm, they had just changed the name.’
‘In the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the United Nations deems it pertinent to issue a reminder to Palestine with regard to the rapacious imperial benevolence. On April 14, the UN website published a news brief stating that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had spoken to Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu in an effort to salvage the temporarily stalled negotiations.
According to spokesperson Stephanie Dujarric, “The purpose of the calls was to discuss the ongoing efforts to extend the negotiations towards a final peace agreement between Israel and Palestine.” Dujarric added that Ban “expressed his hope that both leaders will seize the current opening created by US efforts to find a way forward to achieve the two-state solution.”
Omitted from the official statement was the reference to Abbas’s decision to seek international recognition following Israel’s refusal to release the fourth group of Palestinian prisoners. Instead, reference was made to the 2010 deterioration in negotiations following Netanyahu’s refusal to freeze settlement expansion.’
‘Hundreds of students and opposition supporters have clashed with police forces in the Venezuelan capital Caracas as they staged a rally demanding the “resurrection” of “democracy” in the South American country.
On Sunday, demonstrators began the rally denominated “Resurrection of Democracy” after a barefoot walk and a “Via Crucis” march in the style of Jesus’ tortured walk towards crucifixion.
Later, several hundred hooded protesters, many wearing Guy Fawkes masks, set up barricades in the eastern Chacao district of Caracas.’
‘A senior Muslim cleric says Israeli forces threw stun grenades into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem) and attacked Palestinian worshippers.
On Sunday, Grand Mufti of al-Quds Mohammed Ahmad Hussein said Israeli forces also fired tear gas and rubber bullets at Palestinians who were gathering outside the mosque, injuring several of them, Reuters reported.
Hussein warned against such acts, describing the attack as a “very dangerous escalation” of violence by Israeli forces.
The Israeli police have denied the account, claiming their officers threw the stun grenades on a plaza outside the mosque.’
‘There are fears in the United States that admitting Israel into the country’s Visa Waiver Program would facilitate espionage activities by the Zionist regime in Washington.
“The US intelligence community is concerned that adding Israel to the Visa Waiver program would make it easier for Israeli spies to enter the country,” said a senior House aide, Capitol Hill news website Roll Call reported.
Israel has long sought entry into the 38-nation visa program which allows foreigners into the US for 90 days without visa requirement.
A House Foreign Affairs Committee said Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte “has heard reservations from the intelligence community about allowing Israel into the visa waiver program because of concerns that it would allow in Israeli spies.”’
‘A convoy of Arab and European activists has arrived in the besieged Gaza Strip, in an effort to break an ongoing Israeli blockade of the coastal enclave, Press TV reports.
The international humanitarian convoy dubbed “Miles of Smiles 26” arrived in the besieged Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing on Sunday and will stay there for a few days. More than thirty activists from Arab and European countries are carrying humanitarian aid and medical supplies for hospitals in Gaza.
“We welcome the convoy for its role in exposing Gaza to the world and exposing the world to the blockaded Gaza,” said Ghazi Hamad, the deputy foreign minister of Palestinian resistance movement Hamas in Gaza.’