This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day

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This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day
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(Embiggen -- also interactive.)

Human Rights Watch released a major multimedia report on Syria today, and the ill-treatment and torture it reveals easily resemble crimes against humanity.

The report is based on more than 200 interviews conducted with former detainees and defectors since the beginning of anti-government demonstrations in Syria in March 2011.

According to Ole Solvang, emergencies researcher at HRW:

The intelligence agencies are running an archipelago of torture centers scattered across the country. By publishing their locations, describing the torture methods, and identifying those in charge we are putting those responsible on notice that they will have to answer for these horrific crimes.

Unfortunately, the atrocities in Syria have received scant attention from global media. So in the absence of a KONY-esque video that could rally the world against human rights abuses, we'll have to be satisfied instead with a (surprisingly compelling) interview with HRW's Nadim Houry.

[shortformblog]

Marketing Campaign of the Day

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Marketing Campaign of the Day: Rob Zombie dons his filmmaker mask once again to direct "Torture": His first-ever TV commercial for -- what else? -- Woolite.

"It's a very bizarre TV commercial for a product like this," Zombie is quoted as saying. "Honestly, I was shocked when they called me to do it."

[sisfti / thanks jesse!]