Links, Notes, Bookmarks & Briefs For October 7, 2015
An open thread and daily notes to myself; feel free to eavesdrop, join in or drop a relevant link in the comments. Updated throughout the day.
Riding the M Train With Patti Smith
Patti Smith and the Beauty of Memory – glowing praise for Patti Smith’s latest book M Train by Ron Jacobs in Counterpunch. I read Just Kids, her memoir of life with best friend Robert Mapplethorpe, three years ago and it’s remained my favorite non-fiction read from this decade. Looking forward to adding this one to the virtual bedside pile.
The reality is the US dropped those bombs. The US hit a huge hospital full of wounded patients and MSF staff. The US military remains responsible for the targets it hits, even though it is part of a coalition. There can be no justification for this horrible attack. With such constant discrepancies in the US and Afghan accounts of what happened, the need for a full transparent independent investigation is ever more critical.”
— Christopher Stokes, General Director, Médecins Sans Frontières