Friday, 10 August 2012 17:16
Washington's Wars and Occupations: Month in Review #87/July 31, 2012 (Reposted from WarTimes)
This month it's not just temperatures that are hot. Tensions are boiling from Syria, Israel/Palestine and Mexico to Anaheim, California. Carlos Martinez surveys the landscape.
The hottest year in U.S. history is blistering the Midwest with the worst drought in half a century. Violence is flaring from Syria to the "Magic City” of Anaheim, California. Mexico’s “Yo Soy 132” Movement is bringing a different kind of heat into politics while the LIBOR scandal spotlights the everyday criminality of the big banks and their government enablers. A new Associated Press report predicts that the 2011 Census will show U.S. poverty figures increasing to their highest level in 50 years.
It's a long, hot summer - and not likely to cool off any time soon.
Published in War and Militarism