FLEANCE. Among the corpses heaped in the village of Houla lay those of 49 children, some found with their wrists bound in blue restraints. They made up almost half of the 108 dead. Thanks to Ed Green for this article!. “Macbeth in Damascus” May 20, 2012 David Blair
Among the corpses heaped in the village of Houla lay those of 49 children, some found with their wrists bound in blue restraints. They made up almost half of the 108 dead.
Thanks to Ed Green for this article!
“Macbeth in Damascus”May 20, 2012 David Blair
His hands are splattered in blood, but Syria's President Assad will be hard to remove.
MURDERING the young reflects a primeval urge to eradicate not only the enemy of today but the foe of tomorrow. So it was with the massacre in Syria last Friday.
Powerful Rebel Groups in Syria Announce Creation of Umbrella Alliance
NY Times November 22, 2013
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Seven of Syria’s most powerful rebel groups said that they had forged a new Islamic force seeking to topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad and replace it with an Islamic state.
Masked gunmen abducted a leading Syrian human rights lawyer and three other prominent activists in a rebel-held Damascus suburb Tuesday in a new sign that al-Qaida linked militants who have joined the fight against President Bashar Assad are trying to silence rivals in the opposition movement.
Razan Zaytouni, one of the most outspoken critics of President Bashar Assad as well as Islamic militants who have gained increasing sway over the fight to oust the government, was seized along with her husband and two other colleagues from her office in Douma.
Zaytouni stayed in the country but was forced to go into hiding shortly after the revolt against Assad began in March 2011. That year, she was awarded the Anna Politkovskaya Award for risking her life by breaking the government's media blackout to report on the brutal crackdown in Syria.
Here are the final ten contenders for TIME’s Person of the Year 2013 (listed alphabetically):
Bashar Assad, President of Syria
Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder
Ted Cruz, Texas Senator
Miley Cyrus, Singer
Pope Francis, Leader of the Catholic Church
Barack Obama, President of the United States
Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
Edward Snowden, N.S.A. Leaker
Edith Windsor, Gay rights activist
The recognition goes to the person who TIME’s editors think most influenced the news this year, for good or bad.
What are the qualities of a strong leader?
1. the ability to speak out, take a risk, act on one’s convictions
2. the ability to stand by oneself on an issue, even if there is no support
3. the ability to break from the crowd or be a role model for the crowd even if it is unpopular
4. the ability to act on, or voice, a concern on the behalf of others; being an advocate for others who may not have or feel they have a voice
Twelve Angry Men
The administering of deserved punishment or reward.
You are to find an article that relates to the word “justice”. It can be a factual news article or an opinion piece. It must be at least 200 words long. You are to print, read and annotate the article. Then you are to answer the above question THOROUGHLY, using your article as the content base. (Minimum two paragraphs). Assignment is due on Tuesday, December 17th. You have ONE WEEK.
Nine tells Three that “It takes a great deal of courage to stand alone.” In what context was this sentence spoken earlier in the play?
Write three sentences why you think Three finally voted not guilty?
Explain how the play might have ended if Three had not changed his vote?
Complete the “What is reasonable doubt?” packet.