World update: August 12-13 2017

ASIA DEATH BY FARMING Lately I almost find myself reassured by stories on our collapsing environment, in the sense that however bad we might fuck up the human race, at least we might not be around to see the results. Wait, that’s not reassuring at all. But it is possible. To wit: The use of… Continue reading World update: August 12-13 2017

Conflict update: February 14 2017

Why are you reading this today? Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a happy day–or a depressing day, but for reasons that have nothing to do with the shitty state of the world. Well, you’re here and my wife and I couldn’t find a sitter this evening, so I guess we might as well get… Continue reading Conflict update: February 14 2017

The Quetta bombing and ISIS in Pakistan

On Monday, a suicide bomber struck a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, where a group of lawyers had gathered to protest the murder of the head of the Baluchistan Bar Association, killing at least 74 people. Responsibility for both the murder and the bombing was claimed by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) splinter group that also… Continue reading The Quetta bombing and ISIS in Pakistan