Everything is Everything

Today's list of interconnected events:

  • The US apparently bombed an Afghan wedding, an event often accompanied by celebratory gunshots, killing dozens of civilians.
  • Avoidable killing of civilians is a war crime. But the USA approved a law to liberate US citizens brought before the International Criminal Court, founded to try such cases.
  • The ICC opened for business yesterday in The Hague, The Netherlands; it only investigates war crimes allegedly occurring after July 1st.
  • One hundred and thirty-nine years after Holland abolished slavery, a slavery monument was unveiled in a small park in Amsterdam. Only invited parties were present, infuriating slave descendants who'd come to attend.

Posted by cronopio at 05:56 PM, July 02, 2002 | Comments (0)