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09.08.14 Rhett Jones

The U.S. Central Command thinks they’re on to the next viral video sensation — targeted ISIS stations blowing up real good. On Friday, the official @CENTCOM Twitter posted this enticing bit of click-bait: “Have you seen the latest airstrike videos from operations against #ISIL in #Iraq?” The tweet then links to the official CentCom YouTube channel, which […]

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12.29.11 Bucky Turco

As if the United States didn’t do enough damage to Iraq during an illegal, eight year occupation that destroyed infrastructure, killed civilians, and fragmented the populace, the New York Times reports on the $11 billion arms package being peddled by the Obama administration. […]

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12.28.11 Marina Galperina

In retrospect, I’d like to (gently) yawn at all those other child art prodigies and wunderkind photogs, now that eight-year-old Qamar Hashim is here. At four, he started taking pictures of the US troops invading outside his window. Now, he’s Iraq’s youngest photographer. […]

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12.15.11 Bucky Turco

Did you hear? The illegal, nine-year war the U.S. subjected Iraq to because President Bush needed to symbolically kill Muslims as revenge for the 9/11 attacks they didn’t commit, is FINALLY over. Hooray? (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) […]

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10.28.11 Marina Galperina

Don’t cringe. Americans have been wanting to see 3D war porn since the times of Civil War stereoscopes, it’s just getting a little tackier because Avatar ruined movies forever and the masses only want to see things boom bang bang all up in their face. Coming at some point, the “all CG 3D action thriller” […]

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05.12.11 Bucky Turco

Like smoking. Lawmakers in Iraq are proposing legislation that would overhaul the war-ravaged nation’s tobacco industry and basically make it a lot like New York City under Mayor Bloomberg. The New York Times summarizes some of the new changes being proposed that are sure to make life better for Iraqis. […]

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04.29.11 Marina Galperina

For series Collateral, artist Jean-Christian Bourcart pulled war porn from the net and projected them on and inside houses, churches and supermarkets of quiet upstate New York. […]

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11.01.10 Marina Galperina

This is not intimacy. These are portraits of Iraq through inches-thick bulletproof window of an Army Humvee, a deliberately “distant and detached perspective” of a desolate, empty, war-torn country. Brooklyn-based photo-journalist Benjamin Lowy shot Iraq | Perspectives as an outsider, confined to the company of American soldiers and met with the constant jeer and the […]

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09.09.10 Marina Galperina

There’s this crumpled car that was mangled in a Baghad bombing. It’s rusting surrounded by military hardware on display in London’s Imperial War Museum. The unclaimed bomb killed 38 and injured many more at a book market. Jeremy Deller’s 5 March 2007 would just like to remind you, there’s more to war than shiny guns. […]

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04.07.10 Marina Galperina

Five promising Iraqi artists to be exhibited in a comprehensive group show at Manchester’s Cornerhouse Art Gallery have been denied visas by the UK Border Agency for failing to produce valid bank statements, which is “a very tall order in an occupied country with no banking infrastructure.” The obstructive points system has wasted loads of […]

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