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Photos – Antonin Kratochvil’s Troubles in the Niger Delta

PDN – Photo groups lobby to protect copyright orphans

PDN – From darkroom to classroom

BBC – Al Qaeda attack on Saudi oil facility

Balkans, BBC – 10,000 SRS members hold pro-Mladic rally in Belgrade

National Review – William F. Buckley Jr. on Iraq

NYT – US supbpoenas 2 Dow writers, then backs off

NYT – Taking spying to a higher level

NYT – Armed group shuts down part of Nigeria’s oil output

NYT – Arabs tell Rice violence like Iraq’s could spread

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BBC – Civil War in Iraq
NYT – Sectarian fury in Iraq in wake of shrine blast
NYT – Saudis, Egypt reject US request to cut off aid to Hamas

NYT – Iran pledges financial aid to Hamas-led Palestinians

Photography – Vincent Laforet and Apple’s Aperture at the Olympics

Photography – AP cancels photo coverage of LPGA over rights grab

Photography – AP denied access to LPGA tournament

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Photos – War photography shot within first-person-shooters

Photos – Matt Holloway, a photo each day of the year

Art/Video – The Twisted Films of the artist PES

Humor – Despair.Com Demotivating Posters 🙁

NYT – Carlotta Gall: Afghanistan producing bumper crop of heroin

NYT – Wal-Mart chief executive’s postings on internal management website

David Leeson Interview

I met photographer David Leeson a few years ago when we were speaking at the same photojournalism workshop in Omaha. It was like finding a long lost brother, so many things did we have in common. We shared the same obsessive compulsive immersive behaviors, the inability to stop or slow down, and as the conversation flowed over a couple of days we weren’t ever filling each other in on anything we didn’t already know about. Since then, Leeson went on to win a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the invasion of Iraq. We haven’t spoken since Omaha.

Here’s the interview: Fayrouz in Beaumont

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From the New York Times:

Years after 2 Afghans died, abuse case falters

“The President of the United States doesn’t know what the rules are! The secretary of defense doesn’t know what the rules are. But the government expects this Pfc. to know what the rules are?”

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Categorized as News

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Artist – Alex Gross

Bruce Sterling on the Sony rootkit scandal

World’s smallest videogames (playable on web)

Pancake Mountain coming to DVD – children’s show featuring appearances by Henry Rollins, Anti-Flag, etc.

Anti-Authority Section:

Pillar’s critique is one of the most severe indictments of White House actions by a former Bush official

Vice President Cheney authorized Libby to leak classified information

NYT:

White House knew of Levee’s Failure on Night of Storm
Ex-Cheney Aide testified leak was ordered

Drug runners gun down journalists in Mexico

Arrested Development, “should have been popular”

World Press Photo Winners Gallery

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Gallery of winning images from the most prestigious photojournalism competition in the world. A must-see.

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Midnight Train to Warsaw

Though it won’t be published for another eight months, you’ve got to check out the preview to photographer Andrew Faulkner’s book, Midnight Train to Warsaw.

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Studs and Spikes

Aerial photographs of Mexico City

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak

Hamas ready to talk to Israel, won’t renounce violence

Swindle Issue #5 out

day19.com – Jeremy and Claire Weiss Photography

NYT:

Bush appointee out at NASA

Gizmondo is dead, long live Gizmondo
Photos – Gotham Girls Roller Derby

Contest for Cartoons Mocking the Holocause Announced in Tehran

West sees Islamic Protests as sign of deep gulf

Startling Lesson in the Power of Imagery

Berlin’s Gestapo HQ – Topography of Terror

Republican who oversees NSA calls for wiretap inquiry