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cory777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 02:57 AM
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UN Guards Beat Reuters Photographer At Cancún Climate Talks
Source: Democracy Now

Democracy Now! videotaped UN security guards Friday beating a Reuters photographer who was arrested while covering a protest at the UN climate conference in Cancun. Guards seized Jorge Silva’s press credentials and then beat him while he was detained on a bus. The incident sparked a protest by other Mexican photographers.

Watch the video at the site:

Read more: http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2010/12/11/video_un_gu...



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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:01 AM
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1. This is incredibly important (and outrageous), will comment further later n/t
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:54 AM
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2. Democracy in action. You have to risk your life to record what governments are doing.
There was the case of the college kid in Britain with blood on his brain possibly caused by a beating from pole and now this. We live in a world where if you disagree with your own government or if you even attempt to record what they are doing, you risk your life.

But if you passively go along, defend your government no matter what, you risk absolutely nothing.
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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 08:36 AM
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3. Why WikiLeaks is needed
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:35 AM
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4. Sounds like UN guards are reflecting their home countrties' ways
of doing business, not that which should be UN's way.

Wonder how much training they actually receive from UN.

:(
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ManiacJoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:14 PM
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5. Are there any pointers as to what lead up to the beating?
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