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Articles from the July 31, 2022 edition

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  • World Shocked as Russian Soldier Posts Video of Castration of Ukrainian POW.

    Mick Ryan, Maj. Gen. Australia, retired|Jul 31, 2022

    Editor's note: We were personally repulsed by a video on social media of 2 Russian soldiers castrating a Ukrainian prisoner of war. It's impossible to verify the authenticity of this graphic and disturbing video. Two news organizations have picked up the story so far, and respected reporters like Illia Ponomarenko of the Kyiv Independent, believe it's authentic.

  • SMC Film School Wins Top Award, Alongside Stanford University, UCLA, USC, ArtCenter College of Design, and California Institute of the Arts

    Grace Smith, SMC Public Information Officer|Jul 31, 2022

    Santa Monica College (SMC) has been named one of MovieMaker's 40 Best Film Schools in the U.S. and Canada of 2022, and one of the top 12 in the U.S. West and Northwest alongside Stanford University, UCLA, USC, ArtCenter College of Design, and California Institute of the Arts, among others. The annual list recognizes schools that prepare students for every aspect of moviemaking-spanning world-renowned universities as well as rising, surprisingly affordable institutions. SMC was recognized for...

  • LA City Attorney Ignores Incidents of Violence Committed by Dodger Security Against Fans, Alleges their Lawyer

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 31, 2022

    Five new lawsuits have been filed against the Los Angeles Dodgers alleging that the club provided security security intentionally assaulted fans who attended Dodger games in 2022. They allege that the fix is in between the Dodgers organization and the Los Angeles City Attorney. The prosecutor looks the other way to known problems among security at Dodger Stadium. "The LA City Attorney has turned a blind-eye to the continued illegal and perverse intimidating pattern of misconduct and disrespect...

  • Russia Denies Deal to Trade Notorious Arms Dealer for WNBA Allstar Brittney Griner, Businessman Paul Whelan

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 31, 2022

    Update, July 28 2022: Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said “there are no agreements” on a U.S. request to release WNBA star Brittney Griner and former Marine Paul Whelan from Russian custody. Peskov told reporters that Moscow was aware of media reports of a U.S. proposal for the release of Griner and Whelan. “Since there are no agreements that have been finalized now, I have nothing more to add,” Peskov said. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he will discuss the U.S. proposal...