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Uyghur scientists swept up in China’s massive detentions (tags)

Chinese atrocities against the Uyghur

July 2019 Honduras Coup Update (tags)

https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/july-2019-honduras-coup-update/ As barricades and school occupations continued from having started at the end of April, repression against students continue to be severe, and the struggle is in the backdrop of a dengue epidemic that the Honduran healthcare system, denied of resources from the state, is not handling. In Choluteca where the social struggle is reputed to be the strongest, a heavy hunt for the ‘leader’ was confessed by the police, and also an 11 year old daughter of a social leader was assassinated.

Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide (tags)

CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a "hostile secret service" and Julian Assange is not a journalist. Democracy cannot function without watchdogs. Watchdogs and whistle-blowers must be under special protection.

Assange Has Been Arrested for US Extradition (tags)

Extradited for journalism. In a blur, everything that Assange and WikiLeaks have been warning about for years has been proven correct, contrary to mountains of claims to the contrary by establishment loyalists everywhere.

Slavery in Africa was practiced before whites came to take slaves and slavery continues (tags)

slavery continues in some African countries

Under the Gun in Ireland (tags)

A visit to the occupied North of Ireland in 1983. Happy Paddy's Day!

The Shortwave Report 03/02/18 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

Part 5: Honduras Coup Repeat Update: 16-31 January 201 (tags)

This fortnight of 16-31 January in Honduras. The dictatorship took possession. People never stopped blocking the roads, determined to not live under a dictatorship. Several assassinations against people of barricades. More political prisoners including Edwin Espinal locked up in La Tolva maximum security prison. Teargases. Gunshots. As well as calling for JOH to get out, farmers are taking land, banana workers are on strike, communities are blocking machinery of dam companies from destroying their rivers https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/

Part 4: Honduras Coup Repeat Update 1-15 January 2018 (tags)

A summary of the assassinations, disappearances, protests attacked by gunshots, smear campaigns, at the barricades, on the streets and in the homes in Honduras these first 2 weeks of 2018 following the November 2017 election in which the president in power who people could not stand anymore decided that he won the election even though he didn't and is taking the power and has worsened repression since to take the power by force.

6 Arrested in Female Genital Mutilation Business in La Vonia Michigan (tags)

Female Genital Mutilation has been banned in the uS since 1995. It is a rare practice in this country but is in practice in a number of sub saharan countries. It is practiced on girls sometimes with sewing together of the labia and at other times only cutting off oftheclitorisorlabia

A Sort Story about Iran, The Ayatollah Khomeni and Iran during the Shah (tags)

The Ayatollah Khomeni was exiled to Paris France long before the 1979 revolution which ended the monarchy and paved the way for a long list of fundamentalists from Qom and other cities. One tactic of the fundamentalists was to recored cassette tapes in France, then distribute them in Persian speaking areas from masjids or mosques.

The Missile Attack Ordered by Trump is a Serious Crime (tags)

Assad's regime defends itself against an international alliance that seeks his overthrow in violation of international law. Whoever wants to see Assad overthrown should answer the question whether we would rather see the Nusra Front in power.

Philippine President Duterte’s next target: 9-year-old children (tags)

Once, when Rodrigo Duterte got to talking about his anti-drug campaign, he mused about murdering his children. If his son used drugs, he said in April, he would kill him himself.

Israel’s Human Rights Spies (tags)

Haaretz: Israel infiltrates Amnesty International

"A Hostile Act": Mexico Braces for Trump's Border Wall (tags)

Numerous civil liberties and human rights organizations, meanwhile, blasted Trump’s immigration directives as emblematic of a horrifying descent into discriminatory and racist policy territory.

The Shortwave Report 09/23/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.

The Shortwave Report 06/10/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Sputnik Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.

The Shortwave Report 03/25/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.

The Shortwave Report 02/26/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.

Divestment passes at UI Chicago (tags)

Text of Divestment resolution that passed unanimously in Chicago

The Shortwave Report 02/05/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

The Shortwave Report 11/13/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, China Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan.

The Shortwave Report 11/06/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.

The Shortwave Report 10/30/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

Israel' Friday Bloodbath (tags)

Israel

Where Will It End? More Israeli Murders (tags)

Israel

Jeremy Corbyn Elected Britain's New Labour Party Leader (tags)

elections

Mistreating Refugees in Europe (tags)

refugees

Egypt's War on Press Freedom (tags)

Egypt

Two Reports on Yemen Ignore Obama's Aggression (tags)

Yemen

Egypt's New Anti-Terror Law Targets Dissent (tags)

Egypt

Tel Aviv sur Seine/Promotion of bloody Israeli occupation of Palestine (tags)

Recently, due to a joint cooperation of the Tel Aviv and Paris municipal government, a section of river bank in Paris was turned into “Tel Aviv sur Seine” , complete with falafel stands and “Israeli nightlife. Of course in order to promote Israel. No promotion of a 48 years occupation power with as ´´falafel´´ the Gaza Blockade and as ´´nightlife´´bombings of Gaza and shooting of Palestinian children. On the Gaza beach.

The Shortwave Report 07/24/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

The Shortwave Report 07/10/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.

Restorative Justice Is Needed For Albert Woodfox, The Black Panther Party And The Nation (tags)

On Monday, June 8, 2015, US District Court Judge James Brady ruled that the Angola 3's Albert Woodfox be both immediately released and barred from a retrial. Among those who communicated with Albert during that emotional week was Southern University Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell. In the days following Judge Brady's ruling, she was a featured guest on several television and radio shows that focused on Albert's case, including National Public Radio. In this interview with Angola 3 News, Prof. Bell discusses her new law journal article and reflects upon the latest developments in Albert's fight for freedom. She argues that recent Angola 3-related media coverage in the US is becoming "more substantive," and that this month "the media got bolder and began digging deeper than just a soundbite."

Summer 2015 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

Life and Death in the Border, Mass Detention: Another U.S. violation of Human Rights

Saudi Blogger Imprisoned for Supporting Free Speech (tags)

police state

The Shortwave Report 05/29/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

Abduction, Torture and Summary Killings of Palestinians by Hamas (tags)

‘Strangling Necks’: Abduction, Torture and Summary Killings of Palestinians by Hamas Forces During the 2014 Gaza/Israel Conflict

Despotic Saudi Regime to Execute Prominent Cleric (tags)

police state

Obama, Rogue Arab States Support Mass Murdering Yemenis (tags)

Yemen

Kiev's Ongoing Dirty War o Donbass (tags)

Ukraine

Amnesty International Documents hamas War Crimes (tags)

Hamas rockets fall short in #Gaza, killing Palestinian civilians

Seeing behind the Global iron Curtain. (tags)

What I saw behind the Global iron Curtain which, in my view, exists between the UN and the rest of humanity. I describe what I consider to be very much of enormous and profound importance hidden from people.

Britain Imprisons Migrants (tags)

Britain

PHILIPPINES: Statement on International Women’s Day (tags)

The Philippines Should Stop Being US’s Pawn and Warfront

BACKGROUNDER: The Palestinian Claim to a “Right of Return” (tags)

Do Palestinians who fled Israel in 1948, and their descendants, have a legal or moral right to return to their former homes in Israel?

The Shortwave Report 2/27/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.

Turkish Forces Attack Syrian Troops (tags)

Syria

New petition for Albert Woodfox launched today by Amnesty International; Please sign! (tags)

Urging people to sign the new petition launched today, Jasmine Heiss of Amnesty International USA declares: "Allowing Albert his freedom is the only just and humane action the state can take after decades of holding him in cruel and inhuman conditions. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal must ensure that the state stops standing in the way of Albert's freedom. Tell the Governor: Stop wasting valuable taxpayer resources. Help ensure Albert's release without further delay. It is imperative that justice delayed does not become justice denied. Albert has endured the unthinkable. It is unconscionable to hold him for a single day longer.

Human Rights Groups Condemn Israeli Gaza War Crimes (tags)

Israel

Expect Dirty Business as Usual Following Saudi King's Death (tags)

Saudi Arabia

The Shortwave Report 01/23/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.

The Shortwave Report 01/16/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan.

Escalated War on Islam (tags)

anti-war

Donbas Humanitarian Crisis (tags)

Ukraine

Perfect Storm Conditions Threaten Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Israel Bombs Gaza (tags)

Israel

Israel's Anti-Infiltration Law (tags)

Israel

US and Israel: Partners in High Crimes Against Peace (tags)

anti-war

Trigger-Happy: Profile of State-Sponsored Terrorism (tags)

Israel

Systemic Injustice in America (tags)

police state

Albert Woodfox: 41 Years in Solitary Unjustly (tags)

police state

Kangaroo Court Justice for Hassan Diab (tags)

police state

ICC Whitewashes Israeli Mass Murder (tags)

Israel

Kiev Wants War, not Peace (tags)

Ukraine

HRW and AI Blast Israeli War Crimes (tags)

Israel

Sadistic Israeli Murder (tags)

Israel

Kiev War Crimes (tags)

Ukraine

Israel's Ruthless Agenda (tags)

Israel

Russell Tribunal on Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Amnesty International Fronts for Power (tags)

Ukraine

Terrorism, COINTELPRO, and the Black Panthers -An interview with Angela A. Allen-Bell (tags)

In her new law journal article, “Activism Unshackled & Justice Unchained,” law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell concludes that the US government’s multi-faceted response to the BPP, primarily within the framework of the FBI’s infamous COINTELPRO, was indeed the very definition of terrorism. Bell writes that “the magnitude of the unwarranted harm done to the BPP has not yet been explored in an appropriate fashion. Much like a fugitive, it has eluded justice.” As a result, “the FBI's full-scale assault on the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s remains an open wound for the nation itself. This is more than a national tragedy; this is a human wrong.

Israel Breaches Gaza Ceasefire Agreement (tags)

Gaza

Israel's Genocidal Killing Machine (tags)

Israel

The New York Times War on Truth (tags)

NYT

Impasse in Cairo (tags)

Gaza

Panthers in the Hole: French Angola 3 Book Illustrates US Prison Crisis (tags)

Amnesty International France and La Boîte à Bulles have published a 128-page French language graphic novel entitled Panthers in the Hole. The book's co-authors David Cénou and Bruno Cénou present with visual art what Amnesty France describes as "la tragique histoire des Trois d'Angola" (the tragic story of the Angola 3). We interview Nicolas Krameyer, who is head of the Individuals at Risk / Human Rights Defenders Program for Amnesty International France.

Responses to more religious political influence, also sustainable development. (tags)

Responses of human rights members to post which considers religious political parties would have more influence if adopted a secular, ethical human rights base. Also, my response to sustainable development.

Human rights groups close ranks after Pope urges UN resist Culture of Death. (tags)

Human rights group members ignore posts in which Pope urges UN to resist Culture of Death and UN Watch reports the rise of repressive States to prominent UN positions.

The Shortwave Report 05/16/14 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.

Dissent within after article, Profound Arrogance at UN. (tags)

Repost (correction). Dissent within human rights groups grows after article Profound Arrogance at UN, the latter virtually seeing themselves as God when reinventing the UDHR to emphasize elite interests rather than individual rights.

Dissent within after article, Profound Arrogance at UN. (tags)

Dissent within human rights groups grows after article Profound Arrogance at UN, seeing themselves as God when reinventing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to emphasize elite interests rather than individual rights.

Israeli Crimes Go Unpunished (tags)

Israel

Obama's Ruthless Egyptian Friends (tags)

Egypt

Israel Attacks Gaza - Again (tags)

Israel

Talking Peace While Waging War (tags)

Israel

Obama's Kill List (tags)

murder

Pussy Riot Propaganda Is For Naïve Americans (tags)

Pussy Riot, a Russian female punk band of recent notoriety, very much seems to have one tunnel vision goal—at least as reported to Western audiences by Western media—and that is to discredit and defame Russian President Vladimir Putin. The band name ‘riot’ is not hard to understand, as their supposed “art form” resembles a riot, as punk music often enough does; but it is more anti-music in its ear-splitting aggression. Behind scenes of this shallow morality play …lays larger political stories, pseudo-stories, propaganda, foreign inspired revolutions with plenty of American tax money being circulated to bribe public relations schemes and more lately accusations that even NGOs that supposedly care about human rights and the environment have been infiltrated to the point that their real mission is to engage in propaganda operations.

Good News and Bad from Palestine (tags)

Israel

America's Criminal Legacy in Afghanistan (tags)

anti-war

How Israel Gets Away with Murder (tags)

Israel

Reactions to Obama's NSA Address (tags)

NSA

A Moral Outrage: Rev. Dr. Patricia Bates on the torture of Albert Woodfox (tags)

We interview Rev. Dr. Patricia Bates from the National Religious Coalition Against Torture (www.nrcat.org), who attended Albert Woodfox's recent January 7 oral arguments before the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and made a statement at the press conference outside the courtroom on behalf of NRCAT.

Dutch police officer, who shot Rishi Chandrikasing, acquitted/Licence to kill (tags)

The acquittal of the Dutch police officer, who shot unarmed Rishi Chandrikasing, a Dutch citizen of colour, is an absolute scandal. Cop claimed self defence, while Rishi was running away, didn't try to reanimate him [he was living after hit by the bullet] and shot when moving [against police instruction]. But it fits a long tradition of Dutch police violence, racist or other. A broad protest in society is necessary. No Justice, no peace!

Palestinian Political Prisoners (tags)

Israel

ACLU v. Clapper Ruling (tags)

NSA

US Death Squad Diplomacy in Syria (tags)

Syria

Gaza's Humanitarian Crisis Deepens (tags)

Israel

Obama Sentences Lynne Stewart to Death (tags)

Lynne Stewart

Global Protests Against Bedouin Ethnic Cleansing (tags)

Israel

Modern Day Slavery in Qatar (tags)

Qatar

Israeli Persecution of Human Rights Lawyer Anas Barghouti (tags)

Israel

Israel Avoids Human Rights Scrutiny (tags)

Israel

The Shortwave Report 10/25/13 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, the Voice of Russia, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.

Human Rights Watch Misinformation on Syria (tags)

Syria

Mubarakism 2.0 (tags)

police state

Suspect Turkish Court Rulings (tags)

police state

Scary> NAACP & Amnesty International Have Fallen Asleep At The Wheel !!! (tags)

NAACP & Amnesty International Bloggers Are Lost Along With Texas Losing Hank Skinner's Exoneration DNA !

WOMEN POLITICAL PRISONERS TORTURED IN PHILIPPINES (tags)

Women political prisoners in the Philippines experience torture under the neocolonial regime receiving US tax dollars in aid. We need to protest this barbarity and call on Congress to cut off aid to the Aquino regime and its brutal military and police agencies.

Bradley Manning: Victimized by Police State Injustice (tags)

police stat

Opening the Box: Sarah Shourd on Herman Wallace, CA Hunger Strikers & Solitary Confinement (tags)

Herman Wallace of the Angola 3 has been transferred out of solitary confinement, as Louisiana’s Hunt prison reduced his classification from maximum to medium security. Herman is now staying at the prison hospital in a 10-bunk dorm, with access to a day room, and does not have to wear leg irons anymore. While celebrating the more human conditions, Herman and the International Coalition to Free the Angola 3 emphasize that the transfer from solitary is not enough. They are asking folks to continue supporting Amnesty International’s call for humane release.

Take action w/ Amnesty Intl: Compassionate Release for Herman Wallace of the Angola 3! (tags)

In response to the tragic news that Herman Wallace is terminally ill with cancer, Amnesty International has launched a campaign calling for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to immediately release Herman on humanitarian grounds. "After decades of cruel conditions and a conviction that continues to be challenged by the courts, he should be released immediately to his family so that he can be cared for humanely during his last months," says Tessa Murphy, USA campaigner, about Herman Wallace.

Obama Blocks Snowden's Asylum (tags)

Snowden

The Shortwave Report 06/21/13 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.

Bradley Manning Court-Martial: Secrecy and Injustice on Trial (tags)

police state

Our Proposal for Changing the System and not the Climate (tags)

The capitalist system has exploited and abused nature, pushing the planet to its limits, so much so that the system has accelerated dangerous and fundamental changes in the climate.

Free Lynne Stewart Now (tags)

police state

Attacking Venezuela's Democratic Process (tags)

Venezuela

End 41 years of cruel and inhuman solitary confinement for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 (tags)

Below is a new statement, just released by Robert H. King urging people to support Amnesty International's newly-launched campaign supporting Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3. This month, Woodfox's conviction was overturned by US District Court Judge James Brady. In response Amnesty International has launched an online action campaign urging Louisiana Attorney General James Caldwell not to appeal this ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court.

Take Action Online w/ Amnesty International for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 (tags)

On Monday, Amnesty International launched an online campaign asking Louisiana Attorney General James Caldwell to not appeal the District Court's ruling to either release or retry Albert Woodfox, declaring: "After decades of injustice, let the Angola 3 ruling stand!" Please support Albert by taking action, and helping to spread the word. Now is a critical time in the fight for Albert's freedom. We want Caldwell's office to be inundated with emails so he hears it loud and clear that the cycle of injustice and cruelty must end.

Amnesty Intl urges State of Louisiana to not appeal Albert Woodfox's overturned conviction (tags)

In response to Judge Brady’s ruling this week that overturned Albert Woodfox’s conviction for a third time, Amnesty International has released a new statement calling on the Louisiana Attorney General to not appeal Brady’s ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court. The complete Amnesty statement is reprinted below.

To Feb 25 CA Hearing -Amnesty Intl: Proposed reforms will not alleviate the inhumanity... (tags)

Amnesty International has released a statement a few days before the California State Assembly Public Safety Committee hearing scheduled for 25 February. The hearing will review the reforms proposed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) for the Security Housing Units (SHUs) and hear testimony from prison advocates, lawyers and family members.

Author Nancy Kurshan: Strategizing to Defeat Control Unit Prisons and Solitary Confinement (tags)

Author and longtime activist Nancy Kurshan’s new book, entitled Out of Control: A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons, has just been released by the Freedom Archives. Kurshan’s book documents the work of The Committee to End the Marion Lockdown (CEML), which she co-founded in 1985 as a response to the lockdown at the federal prison in Marion, Illinois. It quickly turned into a broader campaign against control unit prisons and human rights violations in US prisons that lasted fifteen years, until 2000.

Freedom for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3, After 40 Years in Solitary Confinement? (tags)

After four decades of solitary confinement in the nation's most populated maximum-security prison -- and one of its most historically brutal -- a member of the internationally known "Angola 3" has reasonable cause to expect that he will soon be released, his attorneys and supporters say. The request to set free Albert Woodfox, 65, is being heard by the same federal judge who in 2008 ordered that Woodfox be released, a ruling that Louisiana prosecutors successfully appealed and blocked.

Congress Extends Warrantless Spying (tags)

police state

Caught in the Act (tags)

anti-war

European parliament approves EU-Israel trade agreement/Letter of protest to mrs Ashton, EU (tags)

With the approval of the European Parliament of the ACCA trade agreement with Israel, the EU sets further steps in supporting Israel, despite its occupation, illegal settlements policy and warcrimes This and the EU international role of political, economical and military domination and exploitation of the Thirld World, the inhuman asylumpolicy, the wars in Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Trojka starvation of the Greeks, makes the Nobelprize for Peace to the EU a mockery of Justice

Amnesty International Denounces Torture in California Prisons --Interview w/ Tessa Murphy (tags)

2 weeks after the release of Amnesty Intl’s new report on the use of prolonged solitary confinement inside California’s ‘Security Housing Units’ (SHUs), entitled "The Edge of Endurance," prisoners initiated another hunger strike, with 500 participants statewide. In this new interview, Tessa Murphy speaks about her visit to California SHUs and Amnesty's report based on the visit.

Living with the Enemy (tags)

Israel

World Premiere of Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

On October 6, the new film "Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal," will be making its world premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival, and then begin touring around the world. We interview two of the filmmakers.

Syria's Divided Opposition (tags)

Syria

Do US Prisons Violate European Human Rights Law? --Interview w/ Hamja Ahsan & Aviva Stahl (tags)

An important ruling is expected early in September from the European Court of Human Rights, regarding whether or not US prisons respect human rights enough for the UK to extradite ‘war on terror' suspects to the US. We interview activist/journalist Aviva Stahl from CagePrisoners.com alongside Hamja Ahsan, the brother of Talha Ahsan, one of the appellants that will be seriously affected by the September ruling, imprisoned since 2006.

Is Western Condemnation of Cultural Destruction Reserved Exclusively for Enemies? (tags)

Djulfa’s destruction, like that of the Bamiyan Buddhas and Timbuktu shrines, merits widespread coverage, unwavering condemnation, and international liability, no matter who the perpetrator is.

Death Squad Atrocities in Syria (tags)

Syria

Support shown by UN,US,maybe NZ for ethical human rights approach to replace neoliberalism (tags)

A new idea, an ethical approach to human rights, development and globalization to replace neoliberalism, gives people a choice.The ethical human rights approach is being supported on the social networking sites by the US government, the UN while the NZ government maybe sympathetic.

Intense Anti-Assad Propaganda (tags)

Syria

Human Rights Group Calls for an Immediate International Arms Embargo Against Syria's Gover (tags)

Interview with Sanjeev Bery, Amnesty International’s advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa, conducted by Scott Harris

Solitary Confinement on Trial --An interview with law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell (tags)

On the eve of Tuesday's Senate hearing on solitary confinement, we interview Angela A. Allen-Bell, a law professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge. The newly released issue of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly features an article by Prof. Bell entitled "Perception Profiling & Prolonged Solitary Confinement Viewed Through the Lens of the Angola 3 Case: When Prison Officials Become Judges, Judges Become Visually Challenged and Justice Become Legally Blind.”

Palestinian Footballer Near Death (tags)

Israel

Washington's Imperial Brinksmanship (tags)

Syria

The Shortwave Report 06/01 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and the Voice of Russia.

Piling on Irresponsibly Against Syria (tags)

Syria

Troops do NOT Protect Our Freedom (tags)

Our enemies are not several hundred thousand miles away. They are right here in front of us - Mike Prysner Right. We need to blame the politicians criminally responsible, that Alex Jones forbids his cult to fairly consider as empowered.

Daily Kristallnacht in Palestine (tags)

Israel

Hope in Chch rebuild, ethical human rights despite all attempts to crush human potential. (tags)

Despite all attempts to crush human potential, the purging of 'tall poppies', social class/socio-economic (wealth) discrimination, suppression of 'bottom-up' development hope still remains with the ethical human rights, development and globalization to replace neo liberalism and massive rebuild following tragic earthquakes.

Land Day: Why It Matters (tags)

Israel

The Shortwave Report 04/27 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and China Radio International.

Grand Prix Hypocrisy in Bahrain (tags)

police state

BTL:Amnesty International: Decades of Solitary Confinement at Louisiana’s Angola Prison Am (tags)

Interviews with Everette Thompson, southeast regional director of Amnesty USA, and Robert King, one of the Angola 3, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Collectively Punishing Palestinian Prisoners and Families (tags)

Israel

Abdulhadi Alkhawaja Near Death (tags)

Bahrain

Scoundrels Assail Gunter Grass Truths (tags)

Israel

Bahrain: A Case Study in Despotism (tags)

police state

The Shortwave Report 03/30 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. The Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle.

Israeli Court Enforces Hana Shalabi Injustice (tags)

Israel

The Shortwave Report 03/23 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, and the Voice of Russia.

"Assad’s secret emails": Guardian and Independent's war propaganda shifts into higher gear (tags)

Although suffering from a plummeting credibility, The Guardian and The Independent are still escalating their sustained propaganda campaign against Syria.

America's Afghanistan Legacy (tags)

anti-war

Filipino Women March against US Military Expansion in the Philippines and the Pacific (tags)

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2012, we, Filipino women declare in strongest terms possible, our opposition not only to increased presence but to U.S. military presence per se on Philippine soil.

Palestinian Oppression: Official Israeli Policy (tags)

Israel

Covert Torture of Political Activists: It Happens Here (tags)

A victim of political targeting in California compares his experiences to those of a human rights activist from Bhutan.

Brutal Bahraini State Terror (tags)

Bahrain

Out of Control Violence in Libya (tags)

Libya

Covert Torture of Political Activists: It Happens Here (tags)

A book by acknowledged torture victim who was a Bhutanese political activist sheds light on covert acts being used here on activists. Recently it was discovered that Ernest Hemingway was a FBI surveillance object. He suffered from depression, sexual impotence and eventual suicide. Was this the result of his ties to Fidel Castro? This book from Bhutan was analyzed by a USA activist/victim.

Murdering Khadar Adnan (tags)

Israel

Torture and Abuse in Libya (tags)

Libya

The Torture of Mumia Abu-Jamal Continues off Death Row --Supporters Demand Transfer (tags)

After being transferred from death row in December, Mumia was put in ‘the hole’ at SCI Mahanoy’s ‘Restrictive Housing Unit,’ where the conditions are actually more restrictive than when he was on death row. Supporters, including the National Lawyers Guild (for whom Mumia serves as Vice President) who has set up an online petition, are calling for his immediate transfer to general population, so that among other things, he will be able to touch his family for this first time in about 30 years.

Targeting Journalists in Iraq (tags)

Iraq

Libyan Violence and Instability (tags)

Libya

Saudi Arabian State Terror (tags)

police state

Illegitimate Egyptian Elections (tags)

Egypt

Death of Gaddafi/The National Transitional Council's bloody path (tags)

The resistance against the former president Gaddafi was legitimate However, the rebels not only allied with the NATO, sacrifying real Libyan independence, they also commit warcrimes with little distinction between them and Gaddafi With Gaddafi gone

Obama Moves to Overturn Ban on Cluster Bombs (tags)

We are now near the end of Bush's Third Term, or Obama's Third Year, depending on how you care to phrase it. The list of horrors perpetrated by Obama fills many pages. The latest is one of the more outrageous: He wants to overturn the ban on cluster bombs!

Ongoing Israeli Human Rights Abuses (tags)

Palestine

BTL:Despite its Failure to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis, Campaign To End U.S. Death Pe (tags)

Interview with Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Troy Davis Denied Clemency; Nazi USA Continues to Promote Death Penalty (tags)

Troy Davis was denied clemency. Nazi USA, led by the twin parties of the death penalty, war and fascism, the Democrat-Republicans, continues to promote the death penalty. We have a black president and black attorney general, supporters of the death penalty, who could easily get a federal injunction on the basis of civil rights violations but have done nothing. Amnesty International is asking everyone to sign their latest petition to the Georgia District Attorney, who could stop the Sept 21, 2011, 7 p.m. execution of an innocent man, another lynching in the backward USA that is now among a minority of nations that still has the death penalty.

Free Troy Davis! There?s No Justice in the Capitalist Courts! (tags)

Troy Davis was sentenced to death in 1991 for the killing of an off-duty Savannah policeman. Davis was found ?guilty? based on dubious accounts that he confessed to the killing and questionable ?eyewitness? identifications that included false eyewitness testimony coerced by the cops. Seven of the prosecution?s nine ?eyewitnesses? have since recanted. The only holdouts are one man who may be the actual killer and another who initially denied being able to identify the shooter only to pin it on Davis two years later. Three of the eyewitnesses say their testimony was coerced by the police. New eyewitnesses have come forth identifying another suspect.

BTL:International Human Rights Groups Campaign to Stop Georgia Execution of Troy Davis (tags)

Interview with Laura Moye, Death Penalty abolition campaign director at Amnesty International USA, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Sign the Petition to Save Troy Davis (tags)

Save the life of Troy Davis from execution in Georgia on Sept 21. Sign the online petition at Amnesty International. He happens to be innocent, and the fascist US Supreme Court says, just like the courts of Nazi Germany, that innocence is no defense! There are 310 million people in this country. Less than 1 million people have signed. SIGN TODAY.

Israeli/Turkish/Palestinian Tensions (tags)

Israel

Riots in England/Uprising of the unheard (tags)

In contrary with the mainstream media and the British politicians, the 2011 riots in England are no ''mindless violence'', but a clear protest against the years of social unjustice and racist police violence

Libya: NATO's Latest Charnal House (tags)

anti-war

NATO Style Liberation (tags)

anti-war

BTL:Amnesty International: Hold All Sides in Libyan Conflict Accountable for War Crimes (tags)

Interview with T. Kumar, international advocacy director with Amnesty International, conducted by Scott Harris

Libya: What America's Media Won't Report (tags)

anti-war

Daily NATO War Crimes in Libya (tags)

anti-war

Leonard Peltier: Victimized by Criminal Injustice (tags)

persecution

Closing Guantanamo: President Obama's Failed Promise (tags)

Nicolas Mottas and Myrsini Tsakiri write about President Barack Obama's broken promise to close down the "modern Auschwitz" - the Guantanamo detention camp.

The Shortwave Report 07/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- HIGHEST QUALITY BROADCAST, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Japan, Germany, and Russia.

Egyptians Again Rally for Change (tags)

liberation

Pack Journalism Anti-Gaddafi Propaganda (tags)

media lies

The Shortwave Report 07/01 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- HIGHEST QUALITY BROADCAST, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Japan, Germany, Cuba, and Russia.

Violating Palestinian Right (tags)

persecution

America's Barbaric Death Penalty (tags)

barbarism

2010 State Department Human Rights Report on Bahrain (tags)

state terrorism

The Obama Doctrine: Lawless Imperial Aggression (tags)

imperialism

Amnesty International Launches Global Angola 3 Campaign (tags)

This week Amnesty International launched a global campaign calling for US authorities to end the solitary confinement of Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, of the Angola 3. Amnesty is calling for people around the world to contact Governor Jindal.

Former Political Prisoner Geronimo Pratt Dies (tags)

persecution

Continuing Bahraini State Terror (tags)

state terrorism

Killings, Detentions and Torture in Egypt (tags)

repression

New Zealanders must ?speak out? about omitted human rights or be reduced to mere ?numbers? (tags)

NZ has been taken over by an anti-human rights philosophy, 'discriminatory collectivism, which aims to destroy individual and collective potential yet human rights regards the individual as a person (and spiritually has a 'name').

Killing Rachel Corrie Twice (tags)

Gaza siege

Bahraini State Terror Continues (tags)

state terror

Osama bin Laden killed by US Forces/No justice without a trial (tags)

Not only killing the unarmed Osama bin Laden is a warcrime, as any other human being he had a right on a fair and independent trial No justice without a trial

Troy Anthony Davis: Unjustly Sentenced to Death (tags)

lawlessness

Troy Davis Execution Date Expected Anytime --An interview with Laura Moye of Amnesty Intl. (tags)

Laura Moye is director of the Amnesty International USA Death Penalty Abolition Campaign. Moye talks about Troy Davis, an African American on death row for over 19 years. Following a recent US Supreme Court ruling, his execution date is expected to be scheduled any day now. We must act to stop it!

Professor Hassan Diab: Unjustly Victimized (tags)

persecution

Poisoning Mother Earth: Fukushima and America's Gulf (tags)

eco-insanity

2010 State Department Human Rights Report on Egypt (tags)

repression

Torturing Bradley Manning (tags)

torture

Obama's Lawless Authorization of Military Commissions Injustice (tags)

lawlessness

World March of Women in the Philippines (tags)

Today, women in the Philippines and all over the world gather in different places and spaces to show our collective strength and make our collective voice heard as we speak out our sufferings, challenges, triumphs and aspirations. Our voices are joined together as we resist the abuses and marginalization wrought upon us by economic policies that discriminate against giving women productive employment, just wages and benefits at the workplace, and opportunities for livelihood and income; by societies that allow, or even promote, violence to be committed against women with impunity; by governments and public institutions that turn a blind eye to the human rights of women.

Voices of Dissent Spreading Across Middle East, Now Being Raised Against Saudi Kingdom (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.

Out-of-Control Human Rights Abuses in Iraq (tags)

imperialism

Major Media Promote War on Libya (tags)

Libya

Mubarak's Thirty-Year Dictatorship (tags)

dictatorship

George Bush: Preliminary Indictment for Torture (tags)

torture

Abusing Palestinian Children (tags)

abuse

Political Prisoner Ameer Makhoul Update (tags)

persecution

Bizarre Developments in Haiti (tags)

more despotism planned

Tunisia: Talking About A Revolution (tags)

Lina Ben Mhenni … is a Tunisian assistant lecturer in linguistics at Tunis University and a blogger. Lina is mainly blogging about freedom of speech, human rights (especially women’s rights and students’ rights), social problems, and organ donation awareness. She likes photography, reading, writing, watching movies. Lina is also an athlete but within a special team: The Tunisian National Organ Transplant Team.

Julian Assange arrested/Attack on freedom of press (tags)

The arrest case of Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks is politically motivated and therefore an attack on the freedom of press

The Empire Has No Clothes (tags)

The UN reviews (or does it?) the human rights record of the United States.

NGO Monitor Targets Truth for Israel (tags)

Israel's war against truth

The Shortwave Report 12/03 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Germany, Cuba, and Russia. 

Oscar Lopez Rivera - Imprisoned for Supporting Puerto Rican Independence (tags)

another political prisoner

The Shortwave Report 11/19 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Germany, Cuba, and Russia. 

Torture in US Prisons (tags)

homeland prison torture

UN Human Rights Council to US: Ratify Human Rights Treaties, Abolish Death Penalty... (tags)

Human Rights Council to the US: Abolish Death Penalty, Criminalize Torture, Guarantee Habeas Corpus, Close Guantanamo Bay...

America: Land of Police State Repression (tags)

targeting the vulnerable and innocent

Emergency Convocation (tags)

It is imperative that you should sign the petition to the government of The Hellenic Republic for the granting of asylum to the Iranian hunger strikers. You may sign at the following address: http://www.gopetition.com/petition/40043/sign.html

New Hearing Set for Sami Al-Arian (tags)

prosecutorial lawlessness

The Cuban Five: Victims of US State Terrorism (tags)

US lawlessness

UK: SAVE THE SINGER GAMU NHENGU FROM BEING DEPORTED BACK TO ZIMBABWE (tags)

Gamu Nhengu, an 18-year-old promising singer from Zimbabwe who took part in this year’s edition of “X Factor” is in danger of being deported back to her home country. If she were to be deported back to Zimbabwe with her mother she would find herself in a society where women are discriminated against and humiliated – even more so, seeing that Gamu is young, pretty and by now famous.

America's War on Food Not Bombs (tags)

eroding freedoms

Israel's Persecution of Ameer Makhoul (tags)

a prominent Israeli political prisoner

"Manufacturing Dissent": the Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites (tags)

"How is the process of manufacturing dissent achieved? Essentially by "funding dissent", namely by channelling financial resources from those who are the object of the protest movement to those who are involved in organizing the protest movement. Co-optation is not limited to buying the favors of politicians. The economic elites --which control major foundations-- also oversee the funding of numerous NGOs and civil society organizations, which historically have been involved in the protest movement against the established economic and social order. The programs of many NGOs and people's movements rely heavily on both public as well as private funding agencies including the Ford, Rockefeller, McCarthy foundations, among others. The anti-globalization movement is opposed to Wall Street and the Texas oil giants controlled by Rockefeller, et al. Yet the foundations and charities of Rockefeller et al will generously fund progressive anti-capitalist networks as well as environmentalists (opposed to Big Oil) with a view to ultimately overseeing and shaping their various activities."

BTL:With Custody Transferred to Baghdad Government, Iraqi Prisoners Suffer Torture and Abu (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Voting for GrassrootsKPFK: It Matters (tags)

Another repost from TakeBackKPFK.org (a letter they received from a board member), this time on who to vote for and why. The website admits it's partisan, but there is some insight into what's at stake in these elections.

Gender-Based Violence in Haiti (tags)

One of many problems plaguing Haitians

Bradley Manning: An American Hero (tags)

He needs and deserves our support

Palestinian Detainee Abuse During Operation Cast Lead (tags)

clear evidence of Israeli war crimes

Stop the Wall: People v. Oppression (tags)

Part II of earlier article.

Palestinian Children Under Occupation (tags)

oppressing Palestinian children

Police Brutality in America (tags)

state terrorism against minorities and Muslims

Israel's Settlement Enterprise: Longstanding, Outrageous and Illegal (tags)

Israel wants all valued West Bank land

Ahmad Sa'adat: A Palestinian Prisoner of Conscience (tags)

one of thousands of Palestinian political prisoners

Death Squad Terror in Honduras (tags)

terrorist killings

What's Next for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3? (tags)

A federal appeals court just delivered a crushing blow to prisoners' rights. Yesterday, a ruling by a federal appeals court ensured that for the forseeable future, Albert Woodfox will remain right where he has been for the last three decades: in a 6 x 9 cell in the heart of America’s largest and most notorious prison.

Labor for Palestine Salutes West Coast Dockers for Embargo on Israeli Cargo (tags)

Just as labor solidarity played a critical role in toppling South African apartheid, it now has the potential to cripple Israeli apartheid. We urge the entire ILWU and all trade unionists to stand behind and expand on this critical issue of conscience and solidarity.

Gaza Flotilla Massacre: Goldstone Commission II Essential (tags)

independent investigation essential

Democratic Party Defends Israeli Attack on Freedom Flotilla (tags)

Are you still registered Democrat instead of the pro-Palestinian Peace & Freedom Party or Green Party? The Democratic Party has come out in full force in support of the massacre of 15 members of the Freedom Flotilla, with 9 officially dead and 6 missing, reported thrown overboard by Israel's military, at US taxpayer expense. Here are the statements of the latest Democrats, defending Israel, after Democratic Vice President Joe Biden did the same, and the Republicans also do the same as both are 100% pro-Israel at all levels of office. And Critical Resistance's smuggled video is also here, showing the peaceful nature of the flotilla members.

OCHA's Special Focus on Occupied Palestine (tags)

horrific Gaza conditions under siege

US Media's Pro-Israeli Bias: Response to the Freedom Flotilla Slaughter (tags)

appalling major media coverage

Canada's War on Islam: The Case of Mohamed Harkat (tags)

attacking innocent victims for political advantage

Israel's Specialty: Targeting Civilians (tags)

how rogue states operate

MILITARY TORTURE AND STATE TERRORISM IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

Despite the election of Benigno Aquino III to succeed the corrupt brutal Arroyo, 43 healthworkers continue to suffer military torture. Five are confined to the military camp alleged as self-confessed New People's Army guerillas, while 38 were transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, notorious for the massacre of Moro suspects. The five persons on which the fascist generals are concentrating their torture are: VALENTINO PAULINO, CHERRYLYN TAWAGON, ELLEN CARANDANG, JENNYLYN PIZZARO, & JOHN MARK BARRIENTOS. Carandang's children were taken from their home by the military," according to KARAPATAN, human rights monitor. Their relatives are threatened or offered bribes coercively to side with the military and incriminate themselves or their kin. We appeal to the international community to denounce this barbaric treatment and demand the immediate release of the Morong 43.

Ahmed Abu Ali: Guilty of Being Muslim in America at the Wrong Time (tags)

Muslims are target one in America for their faith and ethnicity

Israel's Exclusion and Restriction of Goods to Gaza (tags)

part of Israel's slow motion genocide

Israeli Persecution of Human Rights Activists (tags)

Silencing dissent

March and Rally to DHS Secretary Napolitano's Speech at Pomona College Graduation (tags)

Together with the Coalition of Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, and the Latina/o Roundtable of Pomona and San Gabriel Valley, we are organizing a march and rally on Sunday, May 16th to denounce the harsh immigration enforcement policies of the Department of Homeland Security during DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano's speech at the Pomona College graduation ceremony. We will begin the march at the Claremont Greyhound Station, the site of numerous Border Patrol raids in the last year, and end with a rally at a park near the graduation site.

The Angola Three: 38 Years in Prison Hell (tags)

focusing on America's gulag

Iraq Today: Afflicted by Violence, Devastation, Corruption, anDevastation, and Desperation (tags)

Think Iraq and imagine an image of hell

Israel's Infiltration Prevention Bill (tags)

Israel accelerating toward fascism

Wkileaks is legit...check it out ! (tags)

Wikileaks is doing some outstanding reporting, and seems to be 'legitimate' and thus needs more than just readers, they need more support [see bottom of their web page]. Join in FREER info/ speech/ transparency ..dont be a passive public , do something worthwhile NOW !

The Shortwave Report 03/19 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

U.S.-BACKED STATE TERRORISM AND MILITARY BRUTALITY IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

Millions of US taxpayers' money are supporting de facto President Arroyo's despotic rule in the Philippines. The continuing torture of 43 health workers may be an alibi to cover up the horrendous Ampatuan massacre and numerous corruption scandals, a preparation for martial rule by May 20. Fascist violence will surely be met by the enraged mobilization of the masses. The US public needs to protest the use of their taxdollars to fund Arroyo's extrajudicial killings, torture, and forced disappearances of thousands of Filipino civilians.

Election Rwanda: Who will be allowed to run? (tags)

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have both called on the government of Rwanda to stop attacking opposition parties in the country's 2010 presidential election. Few Americans realize that the Rwandan Army, under President Paul Kagame, is the Pentagon's proxy in Africa.

FASCIST MILITARY VIOLENCE IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

The arrest and torture of 43 medical and health professionals in the Philippines by the Arroyo military and police seeks to obscure the ongoing Ampatuwan-Arroyo trial and rehearse emergency martial-law schemes to prolong the Arroyo regime's corrupt and brutal domination. US citizens: will you allow millions of your tax-dollars to support Arroyo's military-police in fascist abuses?

Aafia Siddiqui: Victimized by American Injustice (tags)

a human tragedy and gross injustice

Mumia: US Supreme Court decision expected next Tuesday (tags)

Last Friday, January 15, 2100 the US Supreme Court spoke again in conference on the request by the DA from Pennsylvania to kill Mumia without further hearings. A decision is expected coming Tuesday. Activists all over the world prepare emergency protests. Meanwhile the defense of Mumia published a petition to Obama.

Gaza One Year Later (tags)

occupied under siege and oppressed

The "Omaha Two:" Victimized by COINTELPRO Injustice (tags)

Two innocent men imprisoned for 40 years

Labor for Palestine: Open Letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Boycott Apartheid Is (tags)

In the 1980s, as president of the United Mine Workers, you rightly argued that, "economic pressure and political isolation of the South African government can hasten the day when justice and freedom reign in that troubled land." Two decades later, the cause of "justice and freedom" for Palestinians requires no less of you as president of the AFL-CIO.

Targeting Civilians in Gaza (tags)

Illegally targeting civilians

INT’L JOURNALISTS TO MONITOR MASSACRE CASE PROGRESS (tags)

AJLPP News learned today that Human rights and journalists organizations worldwide lashed out at the Arroyo administration yesterday for creating “a culture of impunity” that led to the massacre of at least 57 persons in Maguindanao province that included 30 journalists. An international delegation of journalists led by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) will monitor the progress of the prosecution of those responsible for the carnage which the IFJ called as the biggest single atrocity against journalists in recent history. Amnesty International (AI) said the government must urgently ensure that witnesses are protected and safeguard vital forensic evidence to ensure those responsible are brought to justice. Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr, a member of the powerful Ampatuan family that has dominated local politics in Maguindanao province in the country’s restive Mindanao region, is now under arrest and faces multiple murder charges. He has denied involvement in the massacre.

Philippines: Abduction and killings of journalists and politicians must be investigated (tags)

A group of about 45 people (latest news figure is now 57) were ambushed and abducted by about 100 armed men, according to reports. The military recovered the bodies of 13 women and eight men—some of them mutilated.

The Gaza War's Effect on Women (tags)

they suffered terribly

The justification offered for the new military bases in Colombia is the "war on drugs (tags)

"The justification offered for the new military bases in Colombia is the "war on drugs." The fact that the justification is even offered is remarkable. Suppose, for example, that Colombia, or China, or many others claimed the right to establish military bases in Mexico to implement their programs to eradicate tobacco in the U.S., by fumigation in North Carolina and Kentucky, interdiction by sea and air forces, and dispatch of inspectors to the U.S. to ensure it was eradicating this poison-which is, in fact, far more lethal even than alcohol, which in turn is far more lethal than cocaine or heroin, incomparably more than cannabis. The toll of tobacco use is truly fearsome, including "passive smokers" who are seriously affected though they do not use tobacco themselves. The death toll overwhelms the lethal effects of other dangerous substances."

The Shortwave Report 10/02 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

"Riverside Rejects Racism" Rally in Response to Neo-Nazi Demonstration (tags)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

RIVERSIDE, California -- In response to a planned neo-Nazi demonstration at a day labor site in Casa Blanca, Riverside's historically Latino community, numerous community groups united to oppose racism in their city. Over 30 organizations endorsed the rally, which saw the participation of over 150 people who listened to and gave speeches, shared fruit and water, and enjoyed music and a strong sense of solidarity.

Goldstone Commission Gaza Conflict Findings and Reactions (tags)

Goldstone accuses Israel of war crimes

Rally for Leonard Peltier (tags)

“I am Barack Obama's political prisoner now.” -- Leonard Peltier, September 11, 2009

STOP YOUR SUPPORT TO HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATOR AND CORRUPT US-Arroyo Regime (tags)

Deeply inspired by your promise of “Change We Could Believe In” during the last presidential campaign we would like to reiterate our support to your administration. We believed you would put a stop to the bankrupt policies espoused by your opponent, Senator John McCain and his fellow Republicans. With regard to the Philippines, our country of ancestry, we hoped that the “Change” you were talking about would mean a re-thinking of U.S. support for the administration of incumbent President Gloria Arroyo, whose record of corruption and violation of human rights has now surpassed that of the dictatorship of President Ferdinand Marcos.

Reviewing Marjorie Cohn and Kathleen Gilberd's "Rules of Disengagement" (tags)

Right of GIs to refuse to fight in illegal wars

LGBT RIGHTS / PETITION: ASYLUM FOR THE IRANIAN HOMOSEXUALS ROODABEH AND ALI (tags)

EveryOne Group, IRQR and a network of human rights organizations are asking the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Turkish Government for international protection and asylum for Roodabeh and Ali, two Iranian homosexuals. Sign now: http://www.gopetition.com/online/28514/sign.html

“Little Guantanamo” Exposing the CMU (tags)

Daniel has an article on The Huffington Post today! Please comment on the article so it gets seen by all and makes it on the home page! Digg it, Twitter it, Share, become a fan, Buzz up, etc. Do it all! Please spread the word in every way possible. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-mcgowan/tales-from-inside-the-us_b_212632.html

Remembering Father Gerry (tags)

honoring a remarkable man

May-June 2009 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

Amnesty International Holds Vigil for Troy Davis in Downtown L.A.. (tags)

Global Day Of Action For Georgia Death Row Inmate

Open Letter to the Labor Research Association: Don’t Honor Israeli Apartheid (tags)

As head of the Jewish Labor Committee (JLC), Stuart Appelbaum leads the witch-hunt against labor bodies in South Africa and around the world that support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid.

The Angola Three: Torture in Our Own Backyard (in Spanish and English) (tags)

They were framed for murder after organizing a Black Panther Party prison chapter at the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Together, Herman Wallace, Robert King, and Albert Woodfox have spent more than 100 years in solitary confinement.

2nd Renaissance (tags)

Quinn contends that while governments can imagine a revolution they can't imagine abandonment. As he puts it, "..even if it could imagine abandonment , it couldn't defend against it, because abandonment isn't an attack, it's just a discontinuance of support

Western diplomats walk out of Ahmadinejad speech/Hypocrisy and violations of human rights (tags)

Not only the Western boycott of Durban II and the attitude on the Ahmadinejad speech lacks a fundamental respect for fundamental human rights, it is also hypocritical seeing in the light of her implicite support for the Israeli regime of occupation, letting get Israel away with human rights violations and war-crimes

Israeli Use of Palestinians As Human Shields (tags)

another egregious international law violation

Remembering the past to change the future – We must hold the torture state accountable (tags)

“Get the good old syringe boys and fill it to the brim We’ve caught another nigger and we’ll operate on him Let someone take the handle who can work it with a vim Shouting the battle cry of freedom” A U.S. Army marching song composed during the Philippine War entitled “The Water Cure” to celebrate a version of waterboarding used on Filipinos “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Poet and philosopher, George Santayana

Asylum for 300 Refugees from Africa in Milan (Italy) (tags)

EveryOne Group is asking the institutions to grant political asylum to the refugees from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea in Bruzzano (Milan) according to the regulations laid down by international law.

BTL:Amnesty International Calls for Review of U.S. Arm Sales to Israel (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

New German Petitions for Mumia Abu-Jamal and Leonard Peltier (tags)

On the eve of the April 24 event for Mumia in LA, please be sure and sign these two new petitions. LOS ANGELES EVENT: Saturday, April 25 at the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, 6120 S. Vermont, from 5-7 PM.

BTL:Red Cross Report Documents Torture at Secret CIA Prisons (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Investigating Israeli War Crimes in Gaza (tags)

evidence of Israeli war crimes

Fascism and racism in Denmark and Sweden (tags)

Well, before 2 days I was discriminated again, so I decided to spread information about institutional racism and fascism in Scandinavia.

BTL:Judge Rules U.S.-Held Prisoners in Afghanistan Can Challenge Their Detention (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Israel's Illegal Annexation of East Jerusalem (tags)

Israeli ethnic cleansing

GLBT REFUGEES. SAVE JOHN BOSCO NYOMBI (tags)

REFUGEES/UNITED KINGDOM: EUROPE MUST SAVE JOHN BOSCO NYOMBI, A UGANDAN GAY MAN PERSECUTED. A BRITISH COURT JUDGE HAS FORBIDDEN THE CIRCULATION OF HIS NAME, TO AVOID FURTHER PUBLICITY ON THE CASE. “EVERYONE GROUP’ PROTESTS: “ONLY TOTALITARIAN REGIMES CANCEL OUT THE IDENTITIES OF PERSECUTED PEOPLE. TO ACT AGAINST ABUSE, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT INTERNATIONAL OPINION KNOWS THE REFUGEES’ NAMES”.

Incriminating Evidence of Israeli War Crimes in Gaza (tags)

Israeli war crimes

AI, EU Community Calls for Probe and End of Political Killings (tags)

Lawmakers of the European Union (EU) and the human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) have again urged the government to put an end to political killings. At the same time, Ambassador Alistair MacDonald of the European Commission condemned on Monday the abduction and murder early this month of Rebelyn Pitao, daughter of New People’s Army commander Leoncio Pitao.

Guantanamo Under Obama (tags)

Obama proving no different from Bush

The Shortwave Report 03/06 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

The Shortwave Report 02/27 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Targeting Israel with Boycotts, Divestment, Sanctions and Prosecutions (tags)

It's time to hold Israel accountable.

Amnesty international: Israeli army used flechettes against Gaza civilians (tags)

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights of Global Research reported on Amnesty International finding in Gaza which did not hit the media.

Fire John Yoo campaign arrives in SoCal (tags)

John Yoo, architect of the infamous "Torture Memos", is now teaching at Chapman University Law School. Anti-torture activists are continuing the fight that began in Berkeley to fire and disbar war criminal John Yoo.

Competing Ideologies: Davos v. Belem (tags)

alternate ideological views

Ceasefires, Israeli-Style (tags)

Israel never honors them.

Humanity Under Attack by the Zionist Enemy of Life (tags)

Not only that but the BBC argued that to show innocent Human Beings suffering, in CRITICAL life threatening need of desperate food and water that Israeli nazi stole, (because they are unlawful murderous thieves), would have them look like they were partial to serving Humanity's interest in compassion for US humans.

¿Torturadores en el Foro Social de Belem? (tags)

El Obispo Fernando Lugo estará en el Foro Social de Belem a fines de este mes de enero de 2009, y aunque anuncia una disertación sobre la teología de la liberación, muchos desearían escuchar su opinión sobre la tortura.

Israel Killed Everything but the Will to Resist (tags)

Palestinians are unbowed.

Today in Solidarity We're All Palestinians (tags)

World outrage condemns Israeli war crimes

Los Torturadores del Obispo (tags)

Aplicando la misma estrategia de la policía política del dictador Stroessner, el gobierno del obispo Fernando Lugo, que ha desatado una guerra contra los campesinos paraguayos, niega que los campesinos sean torturados en San Pedro.

Global Human Rights Groups Protest Slaughter in Gaza (tags)

Israeli genocide

Mumia Abu-Jamal faces US Supreme Court, as supporters mobilize globally (tags)

On Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, death-row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal filed his appeal to the US Supreme Court, asking it to consider his case for a new guilt-phase trial. One month before, the Philadelphia DA filed its separate appeal to the court asking to have Abu-Jamal executed without a new sentencing-phase trial. Both are appealing the March 27, 2008 rulings by the US Third Circuit Court. At this critical stage in Abu-Jamal’s case, supporters organized a week of global solidarity actions that began on December 6, the day of the main protest in Philadelphia.

The Abduction, Secret Detention, Torture, and Repeated Raping of Aafia Siddiqui (tags)

America's war on Islam

GeoClan.com interview about Journalists for Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Those advocating this radical journalist's execution show a disturbing lack of concern about the undeniable problems of racism (and all documented police/DA/judicial misconduct) throughout this case. At the most fundamental level, the FOP-led 'Fry Mumia' campaign's lack of concern is racist....The FOP appeals to a racist lynch-mob mentality that has long infected the US, so calling this a 'legal lynching' is no exaggeration.

Priest Demands “Confession” from Some Obama Voters (tags)

Recently, a RC priest in Modesto, CA, got upset about Catholics voting for the Prez-Elect Barack Obama. He said if they did so because of his pro-abortion position, then they needed to go to Confession before receiving Holy Communion. Didn’t the good padre every hear of the “Separation of Church and State” clause? Also, as a result of the priest-pedophile scandal, many feel it’s the wrongdoers in the RC Church who need to do the confessing.

PESANTE CONFIRMS HR RIGHTS GROUP FINDINGS: Rights abuses continuing in RP (tags)

Pesante-USA, a Filipino American peasant , environmental and human rights advocacy groups confirmed thorough relaisble news sources that human rights abuses are continuing in the Philippines with 21 extrajudicial killings taking place in the third quarter of the year, a local rights monitor said Thursday. Pesante reported that of the killings 19 took place on the restive southern island of Mindanao where the government is fighting Muslim and communist secessionist groups, substantiated and according to a report by Karapatan, an umbrella organization of human rights groups in the Philippines.

Jeremy Scahill: 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House (tags)

U.S. policy is not about one individual, and no matter how much faith people place in President-elect Barack Obama, the policies he enacts will be fruit of a tree with many roots. Among them: his personal politics and views, the disastrous realities his administration will inherit, and, of course, unpredictable future crises. But the best immediate indicator of what an Obama administration might look like can be found in the people he surrounds himself with and who he appoints to his Cabinet. And, frankly, when it comes to foreign policy, it is not looking good.

Further Oppression of the Poor likely at the UN: America – both the Problem and the Soluti (tags)

After many years I devised a human rights approach to address the problems faced by societies, national and international. This includes immediately addressing core minimum obligations (i.e. dealing with the most serious violations), including the empowering rights to human rights education (re democratic support for human rights) and the right to development (re small business promotion) as well as non-retrogression (the protection of existing rights). However remarkably I was to find that the rights I focused on were virtually identical to the rights excluded by the complaints procedure due to be adopted by the UN General Assembly next month. I am now even more convinced than ever that my socially responsible ‘bottom-up’ human rights approach is the path forward while the global elites, international and national institutions fear any change that threatens their positions and lifestyles.

INTERVIEW: New British Film About Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

For the first time since the film's US Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last January, "In Prison My Whole Life" will be shown to a US audience.

The Shortwave Report 9/12 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Save Reginald Blanton (tags)

THE DEATH PENALTY/EVERYONE GROUP LAUNCHES AN INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO SAVE THE LIFE OF REGINALD BLANTON, IMPRISONED ON DEATH ROW IN TEXAS

The Shortwave Report 9/5 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

PESANTE-USA WARNS AGAINST BUILD-UP OF ARROYO'S BROWN SHIRTS (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA, a Filipino peasant, human rights and environmental advocacy group based in Los Angeles strongly warned of the US-Arroyo regime scheme of taking advantage of the current troubles in Mindanao to build up its local version of Hitler's Brown Shirts. Pesante is one with the Amnesty International (AI) and many religious groups in the Philippines who are warning the public and the whole world at these vigilante groups which are recycled ILAGAS (known as the Ilonggo landgrabbers Association) who are known anti-Moro vigilante groups before martial law was declared will only aggravate the armed conflict in Mindanao.

War crimes in Darfur: The Arab League criticism on the ICC charges is rejectable (tags)

Regarding her criticism on the possible ICC charges against the Sudanese president Mr Bashir,in respect with Darfurian war crimes, the Arab League is showing a morally rejectable point of view and is measuring the double standard

Fears of a cover-up grow in the case of missing human rights activist in Haiti (tags)

Equally disturbing is the fact that the United Nations leadership has failed to recognize Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine’s abduction and disappearance altogether.

Local Actions on the One-Year Anniversary of the Kidnapping of Haitian Lovinsky Pierre-Ant (tags)

“Those of us from black and brown communities [are] particularly put out with the role that Brazil is playing. It is not the international image of Brazil, it is not one that Brazil likes to put forward. “ -- Margaret Prescod, Ad Hoc Working Group for Haiti

Youngest ever British person visits longest serving men in solitary at Angola Prison. (tags)

An 11 year old from London has become the youngest ever British person to visit two prisoners in Louisiana State Prison, who are the longest serving inmates in solitary confinement. Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox have spent over 35 years held in 6ft x 9ft cells for crimes even a federal judge has overturned.

The Shortwave Report 7/25 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Susan Sarandon's Double Standards on Palestine (tags)

Susan Sarandon has expressed surprising unwillingness to denounce her support for the Israeli Billionaire, Lev Leviev, who is has been criticized by a variety of NGOs for his involvement in building settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

STOP US TAX DOLLARS FUNDING REPRESSION IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

Thanks to Bush, US ciizens' tax dollars are being wasted funding the corrupt and brutal Arroyo regime in the Philippines. Arroyo has been condemned by Amnesty International. Human Rights Watch, Asia Commission on Human Rights, World Council of Churches ,UN Rapporteurs, and numerous organizations for committing thousands of extra-judicial murders of lawyers, journalists, church people, women and union organizers, indigenous minority peoples. We need to put a stop to this outrageous inhumanity.

2nd renaissance (tags)

Quinn contends that while governments can imagine a revolution they can't imagine abandonment. As he puts it, "..even if it could imagine abandonment , it couldn't defend against it, because abandonment isn't an attack, it's just a discontinuance of support."

The Great Rwanda "Genocide Coverup" (tags)

Everyones seen Hotel Rwanda. What they may not be aware of is that the 'genocide' in Rwanda in 1994,which had its origins with the assassination of president Habyarimana (a Hutu), seems to have been carried out by now president Kagame. Whereas Habyarimana was backed by France and Belgium, Kagamas supporters are UK and US....the same pair who have been attacking Zimbabwes government. The evidence is that the pentagon enabled the assassination of president Habyaimana to facilitate 'regime change' in Rwanda. This implicates US and UK govts in genocide. THATS NOT ALL. There is evidence US interfered in the ICTRs investigations, as reported by australian policeman-turned-lawyer Michael Hourigan.

BUSH SENDS NUCLEAR AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

With the subservience of the Arroyo regime, Bush continues the political-military intervention in the "killing field" of the Philippines, wasting millions of tax-dollars in suppressing the Moro insurgents and Filipino national-democrats, abetting the horrendous extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances and widespread poverty and oppression, all in the name of the war against "terrorism," a code-word for popular resistance against global capital's greed and inhumane devastation of the planet.

The Shortwave Report 6/20 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

BBC's Pro-Israeli Bias (tags)

media propaganda

Amnesty Int’l warns of resurgence in extrajudicial killings (tags)

Amnesty International (AI) warned Wednesday that killings and abductions of left-wing activists in the country could surge again this year unless the government seriously prosecutes perpetrators. In its 2008 report on worldwide human rights, AI noted that extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances across the country dipped last year due to international pressure.

The Shortwave Report 4/25 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Dr. Al-Arian Transfered to Custody of Immigration Authorities on Friday (tags)

Dr. Al-Arian's hunger strike continues; he has lost 34 pounds. Please contact the Attorney General Fax Number: (202) 307-6777

Peter Hallward's "Damming the Flood" - Part II (tags)

Part II of Hallward's superb book on Haiti.

Should the U.S. End Aid to Israel? (tags)

Since Israel maintains clandestine programs of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons (WMD), under existing US law, every one of the BILLIONS of dollars in tax money sent to Israel is illegal.

The Shortwave Report 4/04 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Israeli Policies Endanger Jews (tags)

A sampling of history for the rising wail of grief and pain in the winds and tides of power.

The Shortwave Report 3/21 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Interview with FARC Commander Raul Reyes (tags)

Following the March 1st attack by a Colombian military operation that resulted in the death of 20 FARC forces including rebel leader Raul Reyes. Interview with slain FARC leader from July 2007.

Police Harrassment Incident Report (tags)

Even a minor incident of police harrassment could be a prelude to something major.

Francis A. Boyle's "Protesting Power - War, Resistance and Law (tags)

International law supports the right to resist state crimes.

UNIFEM Panel Discussion on Violence Against Women in Latin America (tags)

02.16.08 Panel Discussion on Violence Against Women in Latin America

The S. CA chapter of UNIFEM/USA and SOKA University presented a morning discussion on violence against women in the Latin Americas. Lucia Munoz, founder of Mujeres Iniciando en Las Americas (Women Initiating in the Americas), gave a talk entitled "Women in Guatemala: Hidden in Plain Sight." The event also highlighted UNIFEM's Safe Cities in the Latin Americas, a program which aims to free cities from violence against women in public as well as private places

Colombia: Full fire on guerilla, but total silence on state crimes. (tags)

The government of Alvaro Uribe has rallied Colombians to take part in a large march on Monday, February 4th under the slogan “No more kidnappings, no more lies, no more deaths, no more FARC”. and seeks to obscure the true face of the conflict: 75% of human rights violations in Colombia are committed by the Uribe administration and the paramilitary forces which are linked to the state. (Source: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch)

Reviewing David Edwards and David Cromwell's Guardians of Power (tags)

A powerful critique of the dominant media

The Case for Socialized Medicine in the United States, and the Struggle to Achieve It (tags)

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee blasted insurance giant CIGNA for failing to approve a liver transplant one week earlier for 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan, who tragically died just hours after CIGNA relented and agreed to the procedure following a massive national outcry. “CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro called the final outcome ‘a horrific tragedy that demonstrates what is so fundamentally wrong with our health care system today. Insurance companies have a stranglehold on our health. Their first priority is to make profits for their shareholders – and the way they do that is by denying care." "It is simply not possible to organize major protests every time a multi-billion corporation like CIGNA denies care that has been recommended by a physician," DeMoro said. “Having insurance is not the same as receiving needed care. We need a fundamental change in our healthcare system that takes control away from the insurance giants and places it where it belongs – in the hands of the medical professionals, the patients, and their families."

Traces of the Authoritarian Personality in the Three Abrahamic Religions (subtitle of enti (tags)

We will examine whether terror is institutionalized in the psychology of some religions. There are many interesting and provocative ideas discussed. Arguably, this work is as controversial as it is timely. Such an intelligence estimate, if you will, would not have been written had it not related to many important and critical political issues and crises of our day (particularly as related to dominant “cultural clashes” as so framed by various think-tanks). But this work also significantly relates to political theory, history, criminal justice, jurisprudence, as well as social and political psychology etc.

Christmas message 2007:Against war,racism,poverty and exclusion ''illegals'' (tags)

Contrary the hypocrisy of the traditional Christmas-celebrations and the consumption-hysteria, the message is to work for peace, against racism and exclusion of ''illegals'' To say it shortly: the advancement of human rights, without distinction

FIGHTING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND FILIPINO DIGNITY (tags)

Massive human rights violations--extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances, torture, massacres, dislocation of millions of peasants and rural folk--characterize the current Arroyo regime in the Philippines. US taxdollars are paying the Arroyo military and police to carry out such barbaric practices. US citizens, concerned with human rights, ought to protest Bush/Pentagon's aid to the corrupt Arroyo administration, and demand an end to US mililtary intervention in suppressing the Moro and National Democratic Front insurgents. In the following article, Prof. E. San Juan re-affirms the necessity of upholding human rights embodied in the UN Declaration of Human Rights, which is an integral part of contemporary international law, to which every nation should adhere as member nation-states. The article pays tribute to the self-sacrificing work of thousands of Filipino activists fighting for national democracy, social justice, and genuine sovereignty, in particular the staff of KARAPATAN and its secretary-general, Marie Hilao Enriquez.

The Legality of Justice Versus Blind Faith (tags)

Are political guarantees just so man words on paper to be used for political speeches? Who is ultimately responsible for enforcing principles of law in a republic? Given the reality that justice is very much a human concept, what can people presume, if anything, about such abstract words as “justice” and “fairness: before the law? What informs these legal meanings that people too often take for granted? Dedicated to the prisoners at Guatanamo who are or were innocent and to their lawyers who are attempting to bring justice to bear.

Contradictions Abound in Cuban Five Case (tags)

Contradictions Abound in Cuban Five Case

Demand open line communications to defend Freedom through Justice (tags)

"Al-Qaida" = "General Mahmoud Ahmad" Defend freedom, and the FBI, by demanding Coast to Coast radio hosts allow free communications, absent their personal contempt for preserving freedom to be our America.

Today Show Update: Mumia's lawyer and new photos set to appear (tags)

Journalists for Mumia has just recieved word that the Dec.6 Today Show is set to feature the newly discovered crime scene photos, and a pre-taped interview of Mumia's lead attorney, Robert R. Bryan.

O’Malley Hugs Olmert, While USS Liberty Is Forgotten (tags)

Annapolis, MD, on Nov. 27, 2007, was the backdrop for a propaganda ploy concerning the Mideast. Meanwhile, MD’s Gov. Martin O’Malley had lunch with Israel’s Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, but he failed to invite Palestine’s Mahmoud Abbas. Last summer, O’Malley cheerleaded the Israeli Defense Forces attack on Lebanon. It is highly likely that topics like: Occupied Gaza, Rachel Corrie or the USS Liberty, never came up at his meal with Olmert.

History, Sublime, Terror: Notes on the Politics of Fear (tags)

"The new powers of violence that are out of the box after 1945 belong to the state. They are properties and prerogatives of the modern nation-state."

The young Iranian Makvan Moloudzadeh must live! (tags)

Sign the petition for Life in Iran: http://www.stopexecution.net Send fresh flowers: one white, one red to say yes to a respect for human rights, no to the death sentence. Choose a company that guarantees deliveries to Teheran (Iran), Interflora, for example. Send the two flowers to: - President Mahmud Ahmadinejad - Pasteur Ave - 13168-43311 Tehran - Iran. We suggest you also sign the petition and send an email to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran: dr-ahmadinejad@president.ir - Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi - Ministry of Justice - Ministry of Justice Building, Panzdah-Khordad Square - Tehran - Iran. Email: info@dadgostary-tehran.ir

Demand Grows For bush To Reveal Details of Plan Mexico (tags)

billions to keep the price of illegal drugs up, but not one cent for the fence....

Iran granted a pardon to the yung homosexual Makvan (tags)

The petition for the life of Makvan and the “Flowers for Life in Iran Campaign” – promoted by Gruppo EveryOne and backed by Irqo, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and Amnesty International – have obtained a memorable result. “A sensational victory for human rights”, say Malini Pegoraro, Picciau (Gruppo EveryOne) and Paula Ettelbrick of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. The Iranian judge who annulled the death sentence defined the previous sentence “a violation of Islamic precepts and human ethics”.

Film showing of "The Trial: The Untold Story of the Cuban Five" (tags)

Film showing of "The Trial: The Untold Story of the Cuban Five" featuring Danny Glover

New Video Documents Looting in Nahr al-Bared Camp (tags)

In May 2007 Nahr al Bared Refugee Camp, home to over 30,000 Palestinian refugees, became the site of a 4-month battle between the Lebanese Army and extremist group Fatah al-Islam.

Beytushebab Massacre: Lies and Crimes of Turkish Militarists (tags)

On September 29th, Turkish news agencies informed the Turkish and world public about a so-called PKK attack in which 12 people of Kurdish origin (7 of whom were Village Guards working for the “security” forces) were said to have lost their lives. They were mowed down in their minibus near the village of Hemkan attached to Beytushebab town of Shirnak province neighboring Iraq.

9/11,WTC,Tanya Head,Rudy Giuliani,Adnan Khashoggi,Bernie Kerik, Naked Securities Fraud (tags)

Mr.Giuliani never even realised that supposed WTC survivor and activist Tania Head was a 9/11 fraud just like himself ! While Tanya Head practiced for many years at being a WTC survivor her leading rival in post 9/11 fame or infamy as the case may be,was Rudy Giuliani,an unpopular NYC Mayor who had made a miraculous post 9/11 comeback along with his police commissioner Bernie Kerrik. Rudy Giuliani so full of himself and determined to promote or 'pump' his rising Myth American status never really noticed the holes in Tania Head's tale of survival in the WTC perhaps because he was too busy covering up his own.

US Dept. of Veterans: 73,846 US troops dead, 1,620,906 disabled (tags)

The U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs, in conjunction with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has released the truth because they need all people to know the US military is literally destroyed. They are under orders to conceal the truth at all costs, so they let slip a report which now cannot be "un-slipped."

The Approaching Narco Lords, American Politicians, And The City Of Lost Girls (tags)

bush relatives are all nazi criminals and cannibals....These people are protected by DHS and own quite a few NM/TX politicians, as well as many others throughout the israeli federal reserve government which has overtaken America

Marathon to Free Magdalena García Durán and Atenco Prisoners (tags)

Things are moving faster in the struggle to free the Mazahua indigenous rights leader Magdalena García Duran, recognized by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience, and all the political prisoners arrested in San Salvador Atenco in central Mexico on May 3 and 4, 2006.

DUTCH FASCISM & BUSH-ARROYO STATE TERRORISM ATTACK FILIPINO REFUGEES (tags)

Colluding with U.S. & Filipino reactionaries, Dutch fascist authorities arrested Jose Maria Sison, a Filipino political refugee, and raided the National Democratic Front International Information Office in Holland. This is a clear example of State Terrorism working on behalf of predatory imperialist capital. All progressives and democrats everywhere should protest this outrage and support the Filipino people's struggle for justice, equality, and true independence.

Luis Posada Carriles, the White House terrorist (tags)

In an article published on April 10, 2007, president Fidel Castro declared, “Orders for Kathleen Cardone’s decision could only have come from the White House. President Bush constantly avoided the issue of the criminal and terrorist character of the accused. He was protected and charged with a simple immigration violation.”

Reviewing Marjorie Cohn's "Cowboy Republic" (tags)

An incisive review of Bush administration crimes.

Day of Human Rights Awareness (tags)

Local Inland Empire and Riverside County organizations host an event on August 4th featuring a ‘Walk for Human Rights’ at 2pm, a speaker forum at 3:30pm, and an all-ages benefit concert at 6pm featuring Naked Aggression and No Reform.

EL SALADO [THE SALTED] MASSACRE (tags)

The Bafim5 Troops [Marine Corps Infantry Battalion of Fusiliers No. 5], never arrived because it was legal, material and geographically impossible to do it. BECAUSE. A) Months prior, by specific order from my Superiors, Bafim5 troops [Marine Corps Infantry Battalion of Fusiliers No. 5], had been relocated to other Municipalities threatened by subversives and self-defenses groups (such as in the populations of Córdoba and Zambrano, in Bolívar). B) To the jurisdiction of El Salado [The Salted] (and the entire area of the Municipality Del Carmen de Bolívar), the military and territorial competition of the Bafim5 was discontinued, taken out, removed; and the military and territorially competition given, taken charge, commended, to the Bacim31 [Contra-guerrillas Battalion of No. 31]. C) In consequence, the jurisdiction of El Salado [The Salted] and the whole area of the Municipality Del Carmen de Bolívar, were under the protection and territorial competition, of the Contra-guerrillas Battalion of No. 31 (Bacim31), and not of the Bafim5.

FILIPINA SENATOR ATTACKS ARROYO STATE TERRORISM IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

Of distinguished progressive lineage, Senator Jamby Madrigal of the Philippines takes a principle stand critical of the Arroyo regime's bloody and brutal repression of Filipinos backed by the Bush neocons. This article provides a context for the Philippine crisis and Senator Madrigal's views on U.S. imperialism in the neocolony and its complicity with State-terrorist repression.

Anthrax Coverup: A Government Insider Speaks Out (tags)

Francis A. Boyle, a law expert who worked as a bioweapons advisor in the 1980s, has said that he is convinced the October 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people were perpetrated by criminal elements of the U.S. government. The motive: to foment a police state.

Panayam ng Pinoy Weekly kay Prof. Jose Ma. Sison (tags)

Kunwaring nagpapanukala ng general amnesty ang rehimen para palitawin na ito ay nasa mataas na posisyong moral at politikal. Sa katotohanan, ang rehimen ay imoral at kaaway ng sambayanang Pilipino dahil sa pagtataksil at pagkapapet sa imperyalista, korap at mapagsamanatala, malupit, nagpapairal ng terorismo ng estado at madugong mapanlabag sa mga karapatang tao. Ang pag-aasta ng rehimen na handang magbigay ng general amnesty ay isang anyo ng tusong paghahanda sa implementasyon ng Human Security Act o Anti-Terror Law. Parang sinasabi ni Ermita bilang Torquemada ng Anti-Terrorist Council na dapat sumuko na lahat ng oposisyon sa rehimeng Arroyo bago ipataw sa kanila sila ang Anti-Terror Law.

Urgent Action for women in Ciudad Juarez (tags)

Members of an organization set up to fight for justice for women abducted and murdered in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, and lawyers working with them, have been threatened and harassed, apparently because of their work.

The Approaching Narco Lords, American Politicians, And The City Of Lost Girls (tags)

These people are protected by DHS and own quite a few NM/TX politicians, as wells as others

Remembering the USS Liberty: Four Decades Later (tags)

On June 8, 1967, the Israelis attacked the USS Liberty killing 34 Americans. They insist it was an “accident.” Lt. James M. Ennes, Jr., a Liberty veteran and an author, said it was “deliberate.” A book, “Operation Cyanide,” claims the attack was a set up to blame the Egyptians and bring the U.S. into the 1967 Six Day War on the side of Israel. Will the U.S. Congress do the Liberty justice? Lt. Ennes doubts it, but he adds: “We can’t stop asking for it.”

Political Killings haunt GMA in New Zealand (tags)

Protesters greeted President Arroyo and human rights was one of the main issues she discussed with New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark during their meetings here yesterday. After a bilateral meeting between the two leaders at the Prime Minister’s Office at the Parliament House, Clark informed the media that the respective human rights commissions of the two countries “have started a dialogue and are exploring ways in which New Zealand might share its experience and support the work with its counterpart.” The Philippines was called a “disaster area for human rights” by New Zealand parliamentarians and human rights activists, which said hundreds of trade unionists, priests, journalists and human rights advocates had been systematically murdered since Mrs. Arroyo took office in 2001.

Rohrabacher at War: Rendering democracy in the homeland (tags)

Man of War: Congressman Dana Rohrabacher says that he doesn't care if 50 innocent people are falsely accused of terrorism, even, apparently, if it means killing American Democracy. This story was submitted to the Orange Coast Voice newspaper May 24, 2007 and will appear that newspaper's June edition, available online also at www.ocvoice.com. John Earl is the editor of that paper.

Women, please be patient - still (tags)

I posit the radical notion that the denial of rights and oppression of women is equally important as the denial of rights and the oppression of any other group in a society. Underlying this notion is that women ARE those other groups and one cannot separate them out from “the rest of the population” seeking a better life.

TOOLKIT FOR DISMANTLING THE ARROYO KILLING MACHINE IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

On this May 14 election week, the brutal Arroyo regime in the Philippines backed by the Bush administration is facing the people's judgment for "crimes against humanity." This essay reflects on themes and issues surrounding the crisis of the neocolonial polity in the context of Bush's war of terror and barbaric, predatory globalized capital's assault on the peoples of the world.

"Worthy and Unworthy Victims" (tags)

Bush administration police state tactics targeting innocent victims

FILIPINA MILITANTS CONDEMN ARROYO-BUSH FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY (tags)

The 2nd session of the Permanent People's Tribunal (March 21-25, The Hague, Netherlands) marks a historic milestone in the Filipino people's struggle for social justice and true independence from U.S. imperialism and predatory global capital. This brief report sums up the major achievement of the Tribunal, highlighting the role of progressive Filipina women in the fight for freedom and people's liberation.

Human Rights Activist Sentenced to Five Years (tags)

Femicide in the Aftermath of Guatemalan Civil War (tags)

Actress Samantha Mathis discusses violence against women in Guatemala, including the recent increase of murders. This article is adapted from her testimony before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus on September 13, 2006.

Open Letter To Middle East Scholar Daniel Pipes (tags)

A Plebeian's response to Recruiting Soldiers Against Radical Islam

Mumia's Oral Arguments set for May 17 (tags)

On May 17, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case of internationally renowned black death-row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal. The court will consider four different issues that it has already certified for appeal. It will then decide to either grant a new trial, affirm the life sentence, or re-instate the death sentence.

The Arroyo regime has scuttled the peace talks (tags)

Avoiding answering the question whether the Arroyo regime agrees with the report of United Nations Special Rapporteur Philip Alston that the military is principally responsible for political killings, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo makes the false statement that the regime has a standing invitation to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines for peace talks. The Arroyo regime has scuttled the peace talks. It has declared its militarist plan to destroy the revolutionary movement before 2010. It has flagrantly violated the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) by committing crimes against humanity, perpetrating extrajudicial killings of more than 830 unarmed civilians, enforced disappearances on about 200 persons and frustrated killings on more than 350 persons, among other gross human rights violations.

The Long Ordeal of Sami Al-Arian - Civil and Human Rights Advocate and Political Prisoner (tags)

Sami Al-Arian's long struggle for justice

Activist's 2007 Information Source (tags)

Seek & Yee Shall Find!

Sports Figures Call for Gary Tyler's Freedoom (tags)

Tommie Smith and John Carlos were part of the most dynamic moment in the history of sports and struggle when they raised their black-gloved fists at the 1968 Olympics. Lee Evans was also a gold medal winner at those Olympics and a leader of the Olympic Project for Human Rights. Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was a top-ranked boxer who spent almost twenty years in prison for a triple homicide before being exonerated after an international campaign to win his freedom. Jim "Bulldog" Bouton and Bill "Spaceman" Lee were all-star pitchers for the Yankees and Red Sox who told uncomfortable truths about both society and the game that they love. Etan Thomas plays for the NBA's Washington Wizards and stands in the tradition of the previous generation of political athletes. Together, they and other sports figures are are asking Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco for the release of Gary Tyler. Read the statement to see how Tyler's quest for justice has brought these and other extraordinary figures from the world of sports together.

Open letter to Amnesty International (tags)

Apart from writing terrific looking reports, and with the exception of bringing much sought after relief in few individual cases, what level of global impact has Amnesty International had over the years? Its own ongoing reports on Israel-Palestine are of exactly zero impact, as empirically evident by the continual reality of new faits accomplis being daily constructed on the ground! In Project Humanbeingsfirst's view, this is entirely because the battles are often being fought at the "low order bits of the issues", when "the higher order bits" entirely determine where "the page faults" (in computer science geek-speak). This deplorable failing in our view, can easily be remedied by addressing the issues at the right levels of abstraction.

NLG calls for investigation re: UCLA Campus Police Tasers Student (tags)

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for an independent investigation into the use of a Taser by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Police Department against 23-year-old student Mostafa Tabatabainejad on November 14, 2006. The Guild rejects the use of, and threats to use, Tasers as an excessive use of force and urges an investigation into the incident and UCLA's Taser policy.

African, Muslim members block action on Darfur (tags)

The U.N. Human Rights Council will begin a three-week session in Geneva on Monday amid expressions of frustration from rights advocates at its early performance and alarm over proposals that might weaken it further.

L.A. Armenian Community Unites to Mourn Slain Journalist (tags)

The leading organizations of the world's largest Armenian community jointly commemorate the tragic assassination of journalist and human rights activist Hrant Dink

UN Peacekeeping Paramilitarism (tags)

How UN peacekeepers are used as thuggish paramilitaries for empire.

HINGGIL SA KOMISYONG MELO AT HALALAN SA 2007 (tags)

Panloloko sa bayan at panibagong inhustisya sa mga biktima ng paglabag sa mga karapatang tao ang kawalang lubos na liwanag tungkol sa nilalaman ng ulat ng Komisyong Melo. Pinapaugong ng Malakanyang na inaakusahan ng ulat ang militar at Heneral Palparan tungkol sa ilang pamamaslang. Kasabay nito, sinasabi rin nila na hindi lamang ang militar at pulis ang gumagawa ng mga krimen. Sa gayon, pinagtatakpan nila ang kriminal na pananagutan ni Gloria M. Arroyo at mga alipuris niyang militar at pulis sa higit ng 820 na pamamamaslang at higit na 200 pagdukot sa ilalim ng Oplan Bantay Laya I at II.

Shut Down The Guantanamo Penal Colony, Now! (tags)

On the 5th anniversary of the opening of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, Jan. 11, 2007, demonstrations were held across the country. In Washington, D.C., the Supreme Court was the site of a protest action, as was the U.S. District Court. At the latter, about 100 activists were arrested inside the building. Meanwhile, outside, activists dressed in orange jump suits, the uniform of the Gitmo detainees, demanded to have their “Day in Court!”

BLOOD DIAMOND: The Deadly Price of High Fashion (tags)

On December 8th, 2006, Warner Brothers released the action thriller Blood Diamond, and the world was reminded about the illicit African diamond trade. Set in the West African country of Sierra Leone in the 1990’s, the film unfolds a story of diamond smuggling with a backdrop of child soldiers, brutal amputations, and countless senseless deaths.

Philippines - 2006 worst year for rights since Marcos (tags)

Political murders in the Philippines reached their highest level in 2006 since the toppling of dictator Ferdinand Marcos more than 20 years ago, human-rights activists say. More than 180 activists—including journalists, human-rights workers, leftwing politicians, trade unionists and lawyers—were assassinated this year for their criticism of those in power, they say. “An average of three extrajudicial killings are occurring every week in the country,” a Canadian human-rights team concluded recently after a fact-finding mission to the Southeast Asian nation. “A clear pattern of state-perpetrated politically motivated extrajudicial killings” was occurring in the country, the team said.

BTL: US Can Do More to Pressure Sudan to Allow UN Protective Force in Darfur (tags)

Interview with Nii Akuetteh, executive director of Africa Action, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Pakistan secretly holds hundreds in prisons (tags)

Police broke up a protest by dozens of relatives of missing people and detained some as they tried to march towards the military headquarters. Rawalpindi, Pakistan - December 28, 2006

Who are the Cuban Five? (tags)

Now is the time to demand the release of the Cuban Five. They were sentenced 5 years ago this month and have been imprisoned unjustly in the U.S. for 8 years for the crime of trying to defend their homeland against terrorist attacks...

New Reports of Abu-Jamal Confession after 25 years? (tags)

...perhaps the most shocking story to emerge amidst the flurry of news stories published last week was a Dec. 8 NBC 10 story reporting that two more people now say that they heard Abu-Jamal confess at the hospital before treatment for his gunshot wound.

Uprising Radio on Mumia Abu-Jamal after 25 years (tags)

Uprising Radio: 25th anniversary of Mumia’s Arrest http://uprisingradio.org/home/?p=987 GUEST: Hans Bennett, Philadelphia based photo-journalist who has been documenting the free-Mumia movement. View his new series on Mumia published in the weeks leading up to December 9: http://hbjournalist1.googlepages.com/ms

Black Panther alive and fight for Sean Bell killed from police brutality (tags)

New York, December 2, 2006

RADIO INTERVIEW: Is Honoring Mumia Abu-Jamal A Crime? (tags)

Telephone interviews with Peter J. Wirs (Chairman of Philadelphia's 59th Republican Ward Executive Committee) and Robert R. Bryan, (Attorney for Mumia Abu-Jamal) about the new criminal charges filed against two French cities supporting journalist and death-row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Elton John Backed by The World Peace Religion (tags)

Only we can because the other religions command the killing of all non group members in their Holy Bibles.

Freiheit für Mumia!: German book reveals new evidence (tags)

This is a shorter “reader-friendly” essay review of German author Michael Schiffmann's explosive new book on Mumia Abu-Jamal featured at http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Nov06/Bennett24.htm based on my exclusive reading of the English language version (not yet published in the US) and an extensive interview, which is the only public English language resource that documents the many new facts and original ballistics analysis presented in the German book. This version features several accompanying graphics. LINK TO FULL LENGTH INTERVIEW: http://hbjournalist1.googlepages.com/schiff

Mumia's Best (and Last) Chance for a New Trial: A Legal Update (tags)

On October 23, attorney Robert R. Bryan (attorney for death-row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal) filed the 4th Step Reply Brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Philadelphia. Because this should be the last round of reply briefs, Bryan estimates that the public hearing of arguments should begin within three months. After the hearing, the panel of judges will then decide whether to grant Abu-Jamal a new trial.

Plans for war-crimes trials at Guantanamo under fire (tags)

Another huge waste of taxpayer money . . . to carry out kangaroo trials that will never pass constitutional muster.

Is Honoring Mumia a Crime? by Hans Bennett (tags)

ARTICLE: Philadelphia's 59th Republican Ward Executive Committee files criminal charges against French cities supporting black death-row prisoner. WEBSITE ANNOUNCEMENT: This is the first article to be featured on writer Hans Bennett's new INSUBORDINATION photo-journalism website www.insubordination.blogspot.com

Kangaroo trials at Guantanamo (tags)

Plans for war-crimes trials at Guantanamo under fire

The Saddam-Hussein trial and the right of any human being to a fair trial (tags)

Not only I object the imposed death-penalty on the former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and two co-accused, also the trial itself didn't meet the international standards regarding a fair trial

Oppose and repeal The Military Commissions Act of 2006 (tags)

Now is the time to repeal the Military Commissions Act

Mary Robinson Spotlights Human Rights Abuses in Darfur (tags)

Before the word “Feminist” became fashionable, Mary Robinson, a Barrister, legislator and educator, was shaking up the “conservative” establishment in the Republic of Ireland. After serving a term as its first female President, she became the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights. Today, human rights, on a global scale, is her cause. On Nov. 1, 2006, in a lecture at Adelphi, MD, she exposed human rights atrocities in Darfur and elsewhere.

China requires high court OK for death sentences (tags)

American continues to be a bigger, meaner, and eviler police state. China at least takes a step in the right direction

Cops kill street preacher for shouting "I want Jesus" (tags)

A teenager carrying a Bible and shouting "I want Jesus" was shot twice with a police stun gun and died.

BTL:Harper's Magazine Editor Lewis Lapham Warns US Constitution is Under Attack (tags)

Interview with Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper's Magazine, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

BTL:Former Watergate Era Congresswoman Advocates Impeachment of Bush for... (tags)

...Violations of US Constitution~Interview with Elizabeth Holtzman, former congresswoman, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

THOM HARTMANN'S NEW BOOK - SCREWED: THE UNDECLARED WAR AGAINST THE MIDDLE CLASS (tags)

HOW DEMOCRACY AND THE MIDDLE CLASS ARE BEING DESTROYED

Civilians as ''legitimate'' military targets, Israeli attacks on Lebanon (tags)

In the july-war on Lebanon, as well as Israel as Hizbollah have committed serious human rights viollations and warcrimes against as well the Lebanese civilian population as the Israeli civilian population. Despite the ''justifications'' by both parties, they are both subjective to International Humanitarian Law, which forbids, under all circumstances, military attacks on civilians

BTL:New Detainee Treatment Law Target of Constitutional Court Challenge (tags)

Interview with Wells Dixon, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

SIXTH ANNIVERSARY OF AL-AQSA MOSQUE INTIFADA PASSES STILL UNRESOLVED (tags)

PALESTINIAN OPPRESSION CONTINUES UNABATED

PHILIPPINES: The Killings Must Stop (tags)

This is a Statement by European Church and Civil Society Organisations regarding the recent upsurge of political killings in the Philippines.

OCT 7 - BREAKING THE PROPAGANDA OF SILENCE: A BENEFIT FOR RAWA (tags)

AFGHANISTAN - THE OTHER LOST WAR (tags)

HOW THE US PLUNDERED AFGHANISTAN IN THE NAME OF LIBERATION

AJLPP-USA Sept.21-13 Events- A Success! (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace In the Philippines (AJLPP)-USA commemorative activities for the 34th year of martial law and solidarity against political killings in the Philippines that was held in four cities of the United States was a tremendous success.

Alliance Philippines (AJLPP-USA) September 22 (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace In the Philippines (AJLPP)-USA Community Forum: PHILIPPINE UPDATE AND THE EVILS OF MARTIAL LAW last Friday, September 22 at 7;00 PM on September 22, 2006 in Los Angeles was a success. Scores of participants in the forum mostly survivors, victims and those who witnessed and experienced martial law in the Philippines and who now are living in the U.S shared their experiences and the lessons they learned during martial law.

+++MEXICO: Bullets and Barricades in Oaxaca+++ (tags)

A REVOLUTION IN OAXACA ?

BTL:Growing Worldwide Movement Demands International Intervention to... (tags)

...End Genocide in Darfur~Interview with Ann-Louise Colgan, acting co-director of Africa Action, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Two Kinds of International Law (tags)

In an absurd way, president Bush also justified the Iraq war as "self-defense." Lebanon has the same right to security, territorial integrity and inviolable borders..Israel's right to exist is not a reason for violating the rights of others.

Chia: Human Rights abuses (tags)

China has failed to live up to promises its leaders made to improve human rights for the 2008 Olympics, Amnesty International said in a report urging the International Olympic Committee to ensure that the Chinese comply.

AJLPP-USA Mobilize for the Martial Law Commemoration and International Global Days of Acti (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP)-USA in solidarity with the people of the Philippines in their militant protest against political killings, call to resume peace negotiations and in commemoration of the 34th year of the declaration of martial rule in the Philippines launches different types of activities from September 21-23 in four major cities in the United States.

AJLPP-USA MOBILIZES FOR MARTIAL LAW COMMEMORATION (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP)-USA in solidarity with the people of the Philippines in their militant protest against political killings, call to resume peace negotiations and in commemoration of the 34th year of the declaration of martial rule in the Philippines launches different types of activities from September 21-23 in four major cities in the United States. The following cities will ho

Counter-resolution Ddefends Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Following last week's visit from Julia Wright and other French delegates in defense of Rue Mumia, Pam Africa and other supporters wrote their own Philadelphia City Council Resolution to counter the previous one condemning French support for Mumia and presented it at the Philadelphia City Council opening session on Thursday, September 14.

PESANTE CONDEMNS AFP RED BAITING (tags)

Philippine Peasant Support Network(Pesante)-USA based in Los Angeles, in a statement issued today, September 14, 2006 vehemently condemns AFP Chief General Esperon’s statement against Ocampo and Casino and other leaders of the progressive mass organizations in the Philippines. “Esperon’s statement is a clear military’s anti communist mind-set. It’s bunker mentality that foments anti-communist with-hunting and a clear signal for the military death squads to go after progressive mass leaders.”

Katyusha Damage Much Less Than Claimed by Israel (tags)

srael's military superiority has not changed. There is no Arab power which can challenge it, and it has had unprecedented support from the US and Britain. Even so, its inability to defeat Hizbollah has reduced its military deterrent. This may tempt it into another round in Lebanon, a war in which it would hope to avoid any further mistakes.

There are No Monopolies on Suffering: My Israel Question (tags)

"Israel was created as a result of one of the worst racial atrocities in modern history. It was in part a sense of guilt and sympathy that persuaded the West that it must help the Jews create their own state. From the outset, two factors were always likely to haunt the project; first, it involved the annexation of land that was Arab; and second, it implied the foundation of an ethnic state, with all the exclusivist and racist attitudes that this potentially involved."

The Wounds of War Must Be Healed (tags)

The human rights violations during the war between Israel and Hezbollah must be investigated and researched. Amnesty International presses for this.

Propaganda Offensive (tags)

America will be more secure the sooner Rumsfeld resigns.. In an historical sense, the term "islam fascism" is absurd, a contradiction in itself..The fascism reproach is not true for any of the Moslem groups resisting Anglo-American control of the Middle East.

THE SINGULAR STORY OF THE CUBAN FIVE (tags)

THE SINGULAR STORY OF THE CUBAN FIVE

Leftist murders spark fear in Philippines (tags)

James Ayunga thinks of death whenever a motorcycle roars past. "I get goosebumps when I hear one come up behind me," said the farmers' activist and father of three. Across the Philippines, masked gunmen on motorcycles have killed scores of left-wing community leaders and Ayunga fears he could be next.

Retroactive Laws Invoked to Protect Administration Officials from War Crimes Prosecution (tags)

author: Paul Craig Roberts

Lebanon Considers Suing Israel for War Crimes (tags)

The Lebanese government is considering possible legal procedures to sue Israel for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

CUBA UNDER CASTRO (tags)

WHAT FIDEL CASTRO HAS DONE FOR THE PEOPLE OF CUBA

We Demand a Credible Independent Investigation of the Murder of Filipino Activists (tags)

The Melo Commission of the Arroyo administration is doomed to fail because her regime as the prime suspect in the killings is also the prime investigator. We Fil-am students call for a truly independent and credible investigation of the murder of Filipino activists.

The Significance of Two August 21st Incidents in Philippine History (tags)

Like the rising number of political killings, the August 21, 1983 Aquino assassination remains unsolved. Despite the court findings which sent several military men involved in Aquino’s murder to jail, the people still believe that the real masterminds are still scot-free, and are still in the limelight, and are enjoying their loot in their unperturbed ostentatious style. As we join our voice with all of those who work for a just and lasting peace and fight for justice, the FQSN-USA remembers these historical incidents to remind the Filipino community in the United States that we still face the enemies of the people responsible for these crimes. It is our duty not to let them go unpunished. We will never forget. We will continue to struggle against political amnesia and always uphold the truth.

International Church leaders Condemns Political Killings in the Philippines (tags)

Condemnations as well as outrage over the unabated and rampant political killings in the Philippines is swelling in the international Christian community. More and more Protestant denominations have expressed alarm over the killings, with the Methodists issuing a statement calling on the US government to pressure Philippine President Arroyo's administration into decisive action. This came on the heels of the latest Amnesty International statement condemning the Arroyo government’s inaction and apparent crackdown of political dissent.

International Church leaders Condemns Political Killings (tags)

Condemnations as well as outrage over the unabated and rampant political killings in the Philippines is swelling in the international Christian community. More and more Protestant denominations have expressed alarm over the killings, with the Methodists issuing a statement calling on the US government to pressure Philippine President Arroyo's administration into decisive action. This came on the heels of the latest Amnesty International statement condemning the Arroyo government’s inaction and apparent crackdown of political dissent.

NDFP calls for renewed talks in wake of Amnesty International report (tags)

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) renewed calls for the resumption of peace negotiations, saying the government's "all-out war" against them will only "further escalate human rights violations and…further economic ruin." The call, issued by National Democratic Front (NDF) negotiating panel Chairman Luis Jalandoni came following the release of an Amnesty International (AI) report which faulted the Arroyo administration's "failure to protect individuals" for the continued killings of mostly leftist activists in the country.

VENEZUELA LEADING THE RACE FOR THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT (tags)

VENEZUELA AHEAD IN RACE FOR UN LATIN AMERICAN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT

Filipinos Protests US-Israel Agression vs Lebanon and Palestine (tags)

ISRAEL MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ITS INTERNATION LAW VIOLATIONS (tags)

ISRAEL'S WAR OF ILLEGAL AGGRESSION AGAINST PALESTINE AND LEBANON

FREE THE TAGAYTAY 5! FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS IN ARROYO'S JAILS! (tags)

The massive human rights violations in the Philippines by the Arroyo regime have been universally condemned by Amnesty International, the United Nations, National Lawyers Guild, Reporters Without Borders, and other international bodies. We call on U.S. citizens to demand the cut-off of U.S. military and other assistance to the corrupt and illegitimate Arroyo regime as a gesture of solidarity to millions of Filipinos victimized by the tyrannical, militarist Arroyo regime.

WHAT THE MEDIA HOPES YOU NEVER LEARN ABOUT THE APARTHIED TERROR STATE OF ISRAEL (tags)

Please copy, e-mail, re-post and distribute this as widely as possible. Also for those without Internet access.

IDF Investigation of Themselves a Whitewash (What a Surprise!) (tags)

he investigation carried out by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) into the air-missile attack on Qana was clearly inadequate and reinforces the need for the urgent dispatch of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC).

Cease-Fire Now! Take Emergency Action (tags)

A Joint Call from United for Peace and Justice & the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation Qana Victims Killed by Israel with U.S. Weapons Demand that Congress Support Cease-Fire Resolutions and End Weapons Deliveries to Israel Now! THIS WEEK: Call Congress and the White House Every Day NEXT WEEK: Emergency Week of Action, Aug. 7-11

2 activists, 1 media man killed in 3 hours (tags)

THE latest wave of activist and media killings on Monday hit three regions, including Metro Manila, within a span of three hours, claiming three lives. The first killing happened about 6 a.m. at a bus terminal in Zone 2, Bulan town in Sorsogon, where Rei Mon Guran, a 21-year-old 2nd-year political science student was gunned down. Guran was the local spokesman for the League of Filipino Students and a student of Aquinas University of Legazpi City. In the Cordillera region, the Bayanmuna Kalinga chapter chairman, Dr. Constancio Claver, and his wife Alice Claver, a coordinator for the same group, were ambushed about 7 a.m. Monday by heavily armed men in a black Delica van. The attack killed Claver’s wife, who died while undergoing treatment at the Kalinga Provincial Hospital. She suffered bullet wounds in the head and neck. In Metro Manila Tanod tabloid photojournalist Vic Melendres was gunned down about 8:45 a.m. near his home inside the Gozun Compound in Letre, Malabon, while on his way to work.

‘Amnesty’ to GMA: Stop leftist killings (tags)

Amnesty International has called on President Arroyo to do more to stop a spate of killings targeting leftist activists. Mrs. Arroyo must "show she means business by implementing concrete measures to prevent the deaths of more activists," Amnesty deputy director for Asia-Pacific Tim Parritt said in a statement issued in Manila yesterday. Among other things, the President should "strengthen implementation of witness protection laws," Parritt said.

Israel’s Barbarism in Lebanon/Gaza Protested (tags)

On July 25, 2006, a spirited rally was held in front of the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. The protesters demanded an end to Israel’s murderous attacks on Lebanon and Gaza. The rally was preceded by a march through the neighborhood, which included the protesters carrying 50 coffins draped in black. The coffins symbolized the innocent Lebanese and Palestinians, who have been slaughtered in the latest war crimes committed by Zionist Israel.

THE CRIME OF LEBANON AND PALESTINE - ARE IRAN AND SYRIA NEXT? (tags)

ISRAEL'S US FUNDED AND SUPPORTED WAR ON LEBANON AND PALESTINE

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/21/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

Recent Israeli History (tags)

by naufragus

Sun Jul 16, 2006 at 01:55:55 PM PDT

This was originally meant as a response to a another diary. It ended up being too long and would have really messed up the formatting and screwed that diary up. I decided to post it on its own because I believe it contains information that people should be aware of. This is to give some perspective on one of the players in the current conflict -- Israel. This is just a smattering of highlights of news stories that don't seem to get much play here in the US. Its just 6 months in the life of Israel. I think it is important to remember that after Israel killed a family on a beach in Gaza their first reaction was to deny it. Then they tried to pin it on Hamas. After the shrapnel evidence revealed that they were indeed behind it, they reluctantly admitted guilt. I believe that fits the pattern of how they operate and speaks to their character. The current Gaza situtation was not started by a soldier being captured. They are not a country that, in my opinion, represents our values but rather one we generally oppose.

The Hidden War on Women in Iraq (tags)

by Ruth Rosen

Information brief: History of Israeli-Arab Prisoner Exchanges (tags)

Israel's failure to release Palestinian political prisoners and its continued arbitrary arrest of Palestinian civilians serves only to highlight Israel's belief that it is above the law and that the Palestinians are beneath it.

The US-Arroyo Regime is a Shameless Fascist Puppet of US Imperialism (tags)

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo had shed off her last pretensions on respecting human rights by naming her AFP Chief of staff and the most notorious military officials into her area commands. By exposing her nature as a fascist puppet, GMA now decidedly put on the military uniform of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and is ready to wage her all out war against all opposition, armed or unarmed

Sukdulan sa Langit ang Pagiging Garapal at Pasista ng Rehimeng-US- Arroyo (tags)

Sa paghirang sa kanyang masusugid na tagasunod sa military at mga garapal na lumalabag sa karapatang pantao, tuluyan nang inilantad ni Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ang kanyang pagiging papet pasista at teroristang anti-masa. Hindi lamang nito hinirang si Hermogenes Esperon bilang Hepe ng AFP kundi itinaas pa sa ranggo ang mga masusugid na pasista at mamatay-taong sina Heneral Romeo Tolentino ng NOLCOM bilang Hepe ng Philippine Army at Heneral Jovito Palparan mula sa pagiging hepe ng isang dibisyon- 7th ID tungo sa pagiging Hepe ng NOLCOM bago ito magretiro sa Setyembre. Para sa Pesante-USA, senyales ito ng pagiging manhid at walang pakialam ni Arroyo sa mga protesta ng masa at ng mga nagtataguyod ng karapatang pantao. Rurok ito ng kawalanghiyaan at garapalang pagiging pasistang terorista at anti masa ng rehimen.

IT'S TIME TO END THE LAST TABOO AND HOLD ISRAEL ACCOUNTABLE FOR ITS ACTIONS (tags)

An explanation of Israel's real aims in assaulting the Palestinian people

KNOW: George Bush did 911 with General Ahmad, according to the FBI (tags)

Know, that all the emails that foxnews take from the Public, all the emails that cbc takes from the Public, and all the emails that cnn takes from the Public, have received my posts. Stating, George Walker Bush did 911 with General Ahmad, according to the FBI, and our corporate news professionals, don't want our soldiers to know that.

Becky Johnson gets trashed by the JTR (tags)

copied from http://jewishtribalreview.org/johnson2.htm

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL CALLS HUGO CHAVEZ A THREAT TO WORLD PEACE (tags)

RESPONSE TO WALL STREET JOURNAL LIES ABOUT HUGO CHAVEZ

BUSHITES REACH NEW LOW - dying for lies no longer in disguise (tags)

Again, realize, FOX, CNN, and CBC will all in the thousands, receive this information about 9/11's Ahmad, but will refuse to support honorable Police officers, our Humanity's cause for Freedom through Justice, or our beliefs in any religion. They, as murderous sadists, fascists, obstruct Justice for ourselves by refusing to report on the facts of why America continues to fight, dying sacrificed, while censoring your cries for understanding.

People of Earth - The Son to God Speaks (tags)

There is no greater purpose served in killing a bushite, who wars Freedom for Humanity, all to cowardly help assist the escape of the enemy neocons for 9/11. Death to the thieving ungodly anti-American bushite, instead of the innocent they openly target for murder in Your names.

Toronto activists expose Peña Nieto’s role in the violations of human rights in Atenco (tags)

Toronto, June 16^th . A group of activists denounced today Enrique Peña Nieto, governor of the state of Mexico, for having ordered a police raid on the villagers of Atenco, on May 3^rd and 4^th , resulting in the dead of two youths, the rape of 30 women, the beating of more than 200 detainees. Peña Nieto was in Toronto for the Metropolis conference of the World Association of Major Metropolises, which is made up of delegations from across the world.

Killing season in the Philippines (tags)

The escalating repression taking place now in the Philippines is no coincidence. Twenty years since the end of the dictatorship and three "people's power" uprisings later, Philippine society is hugely polarized.

BTL:3 Suicides at Guantanamo Prison Renews Calls for Closing "America's Gulag" (tags)

Interview with Retired Brig. Gen. Stephen Xenakis, a psychiatrist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Innocent Falling in Your Name - Myth - A Johnny Wizard Journey (tags)

America's corporate NAZI propagandists, who deny truths to be spoken in Humanity's defenses, are enemies of US all. The FBI states General Ahmad funded 9/11's Atta, and news professionals would rather have Your children suffer and die as terror victims, than allow Justice be spoken for my defense.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 6/9/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

US, EU "Terror Lists" Promote Political Killings In The Philippines – Jalandoni (tags)

The Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines took another swipe today at governments maintaining "terrorist lists", saying that the inclusion of the Communist Party of the Philippines, the New People's Army and NDFP Chief Political Consultant Jose Maria Sison in such lists emboldens the government of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to continue on its rampage of extrajudicial killings of civilians, enforced disappearances and other human rights violatio

Crushed by Gate of Occupation (tags)

Rafeda Thaer, a three-year-old Palestinian girl killed at an Israeli checkpoint. “During 2005 some of the world’s most powerful governments were successfully challenged, their hypocrisy exposed by the media, their arguments rejected by courts of law, their repressive tactics resisted by human rights activists.” Sam Bahour writing from El-Bireh, Occupied Palestine, Live from Palestine http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article4738.shtml

The True Red White and Blue - A recording on the reality of George W. Bush's treason to US (tags)

The True Red White and Blue - American Patriot Answers the Call to Jihad - A recording on the reality of George W. Bush's treason to US.

Air America Interviews The God Loving Bushite Killer Johnny Wizard! (tags)

Again, it only serves the interests of the enemy neo-con. No warring faction is going to exclusively, indiscriminately murder whomever, repeatedly, but for only the dying bushite dumfuk, as Creation's justly sworn enemies.

PHILIPPINES: Local governor belies PDSP claims of communist atrocities in Bukidnon (tags)

The Pesante-USA published the article of Tonyo Cruz to dispute the anti-communist and anti-people propaganda of the soc-dem pro US-Arroyo regime PDSP- a social democratic party of National Security adviser Norberto Gonzales, a clerico-fascist stooge of US Imperialism anf fascists in the Philippines.

M20M Serves Congressional Rep with Action Plan (tags)

M20M (The May 20th Movement for Protection of Citizen Children of Undocumented Wokers) hand delivered the below Action Plan in person to a Member of Congress.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 5/26/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Spain, and Cuba.

BTL:Amnesty International Reports to U.N. on Torture and Abuse (tags)

Interview with Joshua Rubenstein, northeast regional director of Amnesty International USA, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Christ Wars Bushite Enemies for the Love of our Living God (tags)

The Greatest Audio Recording Ever in the History of Our Humanity. So, don't miss it!

¡Somos Milliones! We are millions! (tags)

The May Day outpouring, which was called the “Gran Paro Americano / Great American Strike” or “Un Día Sin Inmigrantes / A Day Without Immigrants” was, though in a partial form due to the minimal organized participation of most trade unions, a general strike: by all measures a momentous political advance for the working class.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 5/5/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, Spain, and Russia.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 4/21/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 4/7/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

LIFE OVER DEBT & POVERTY IN AFRICA: THE REAL STORY (tags)

Leaders address the most pressing and widespread challenges facing the African continent

5 REASONS to Stop US Military Aid to Israel (tags)

"You must end the illegal occupation." -Kofi Annan, addressing Israel in a meeting of the UN Security Council, March 12, 2002 "I am a black South African, and if I were to change the names, a description of what is happening in the Gaza Strip and West Bank could describe events in South Africa." -Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Beyond Mere Survival in the American Dystopia (tags)

...1984 has come to pass, both chronologically and in the Orwellian sense. Americans are "liberators" in Iraq. Opponents of this "peace initiative" are "doubleplusungood". Unchecked by the judiciary, the NSA electronically trolls for perpetrators of "crimethink". Pundits and the "liberal media" (owned by a handful of monolithic corporations despised by people with the values which many define as liberal) have become the Ministry of Truth for the Party...

LIFE IN OCCUPIED PALESTINE (tags)

An account of Israeli oppression against the Palestinian people

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 2/10/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Cuba, Spain, and Russia.

Violence against indigenous women a lesson to us all (tags)

Men have now used the desert itself as a verbal threat to women of what may happen to them if they do not obey.

Indigenous women and military injustice (tags)

The six cases of rape allegedly committed by military officials that are documented in this report amount to torture and should be investigated as serious human rights violations.

Indigenous women and military injustice (tags)

Unable to obtain justice in Mexico, and failed by other institutions – the civilian public prosecution services and civilian courts - this case, and that of Valentina Rosendo Cantú, another indigenous woman from Guerrero who was reportedly raped by soldiers a few days earlier on 16 February 2002, have been submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR, Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos).

Justice fails in Ciudad Juarez and the city of Chihuahua (tags)

The reality is that since 1993 more than 370 young women and girls have been murdered in the cities of Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua - at least a third suffering sexual violence - without the authorities taking proper measures to investigate and address the problem.

Allegations of abuse dismissed in Guadalajara: reluctance to investigate human rights viol (tags)

Reports received by Amnesty International indicate that the men and women detained were subjected to serious human rights violations, including torture and ill treatment, by members of the different police units, in particular while they were being held at the Jalisco State Public Security Office Dirección General de Seguridad del Estado de Jalisco and the State Public Prosecutor’s Office Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE) in Guadalajara. It has come to Amnesty International’s knowledge that several detainees were coerced, beaten or threatened into making confessions or giving the names of those suspected of having carried out acts of violence.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/13/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

Guantanamo torture account (tags)

from amnesty international

Digna Ochoa, Human Rights Champion, Murdered (tags)

Support GI Resister Katherine Jashinski Now! (tags)

This newsletter will keep you up to date about how service women and men within the US military are taking action, and following their conscience in standing up for human rights, democratic rights and against illegal and unjust war and occupation. We will also let you know how you, your organization and your community can support them!

Help Stop Caterpillar, Inc. (tags)

Throughout the Israeli belligerent occupation, now in its 39th year, Caterpillar, Inc., a US based cooperation, has supplied the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) with Caterpillar bulldozers and other products. The specifically designed bulldozers have carried out the IOF’s illegal home demolition policy in the Gaza Strip and West Bank

9th Circuit, Supreme Court Fed & State, Democrats & Republicans Murder Tookie (tags)

With one clenched fist, the United Front of the Capitalist Class, namely the falsely labeled "liberal" 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Surpeme Courts of Cal & US, Democratic candidates for governor Phil Angelides and Steve Westley, and Republican Nazi Schwarzenegger murdered Tookie Williams. They need to be threatened to stop their murder with political labor strikes and by voting for anti-death penalty parties such as Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party.

EXCERPTS: BIO DATA/REVOL. LIVES (tags)

Look there is one reason and one reason only they're killin' Took....If he played their game - just wrote kidz books, he'd be alive at 12:05...But he dedicated his book to Angela Davis, Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu Jamal, Dhoruba, George Jackson, John Africa and Ramona Africa... And the Terminator sez that's why Took's goin t die - said it straight out in his statement why he was goin t kill him.... Took's not dyin because he failed to so-called reform.... He's dyin because he WOKE UP spiritually and politically.... There is nothin more dangerous to the white than someone like that.

Haiti's election and human rights violations (tags)

"If you ever receive a fundraising appeal in the mail from Amnesty International, DO NOT SEND THEM A CHECK. Send it back, and put on it, 'What about Haiti?'" -- Kevin Pina.

Hangman has the final say (tags)

Australian Nguyen Tuong Van lost his fight for survival, dying on the gallows at the new Changi Prison almost three years to the day after he was arrested with 396g of heroin in transit at Singapore's international airport.

On the rape of a Filipina committed by 6 US marines (tags)

We demand that the Philippine Government pursue all means necessary to immediately prosecute the six U.S. servicemen charged with raping a Filipino woman in Olongapo City. The Philippine government should do no less. The government owes it to all Filipino women. - Laban ng Masa - Pinay (Fight of the Masses/ Filipino Women's groups)

How Much More ? (tags)

How Much More Will The American People Endure? Our Mothers (and Thomas Paine) Warned Us About People Like The Disciples Of Strauss

MON. 11/14: Robert Fisk to Speak at UCLA on The War for the Middle East (tags)

Robert Fisk Middle East Correspondent for The Independent of London will speak on 'The War for the Middle East: History Unlearned' WHEN: Monday, November 14, at 7:00 p.m. WHERE: UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom

Open Letter to Amnesty International on the Iraqi Constitution (tags)

There are so many problems in Iraq now, so many crimes committed daily, where innocent people are killed, arrested, tortured. Why is it so important to neglect all these crimes and be busy with the constitution? Why is it so urgent?

News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/4/05) (tags)

Louisiana ecological harm called unprecedented.

Freedom For Leonard Peltier (tags)

Fasting In Solidarity

HIV: Auto-Report (tags)

The tragedy of how intellectual property claims on murder evidence papers were used to recruit The Beatles and The King Family into accomplice in the AIDS onslaught. If you don't read it here, you won't read it.

Holy Land or Living Hell? Ecocide in Palestine (tags)

From the Jordan River valley and Dead Sea basin, through the central highlands comprising the West Bank's populated core, to the fertile western hills bordering Israel, recent reports from occupied Palestine reveal a worsening environmental crisis.

Iran hangings: Chronicle of a manipulation (tags)

A mislead gay and lesbian movement mobilizes against Iran at the height of conflict between the West and the Teheran regime.

MINUTEMEN AND DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS (tags)

some minutemen are ex-intel using this on opposition to bush....the border guarding thing is an excuse...

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 8/5/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

Comment Regarding Venice Food Not Bombs (tags)

Comment received regarding a post by Barbara Peck.

"Nine-Eleven" Retrospective (tags)

After declaring war on terrorists, an endless war, the balance sheet is rather depressing three years later-and after two wars. Many terrorism experts see America's reaction to Sept 11 as catastrophic. A gift was given to the terrorists with the iraq war.

LEONARD PELTIER DENIED BASIC RIGHTS-UN, HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS INTERVENTION SOUGHT (tags)

Leonard Peltier continues in arbitrary solitary confinement at USP Terre Haute. His basic rights are being denied and his health threatened. Intervention by Human Rights organizations is urged.

A Mom's FYI: Reality Bites (tags)

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White Washing War Crimes, by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Who will solve these war crimes?

Ben Hecht & Sami Al-Arian: What’s the Difference? (tags)

The late Ben Hecht tried to save the Jews of Europe from the Nazi onslaught. Sami Al-Arian is struggling to lift the cruel Israeli occupation off the backs of the Palestinians. Hecht was praised for his First Amendment efforts, while Al-Arian faces trial in Florida “for supporting terrorism!” A devout Muslim, he has been a leader in the Tampa, Florida community. Al-Arian has also been fired from his tenured teaching position at the U. of South Florida.

Bush Fires (tags)

Play with fire and you'll get burned.

PHOTOS: At Philly City Hall for Mumia (tags)

On Thursday, June 16, supporters of journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal gathered outside Philadelphia City Hall in response to a recent decision by Judge Pamela Dembe which prohibits him from entering in 2 new pieces of evidence. That day, members of the Ossining, NY chapter of the NAACP and others visited both Mayor Street’s and Pamela Dembe’s office in downtown Philadelphia. Others conducted a “Honk for Mumia” outside of City Hall as the day’s traffic passed.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 6/17/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Cuba, and Russia.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 6/3/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Memorial Day Week: One to Remember (tags)

We know we live in bizarre times, but this past week we’ve learned the Army is replacing Humvees with minivans, that Guantanamo prisoners were bought, not captured, and with all this, Bush wants us to “stay the course,” whatever that is. -------------------

The Pretzeled Logic of America's KGB (tags)

It's absolutely astounding that the pretzeled logic of America's KGB(King George Bush) is displayed every time the White House Commander Chickenhawk speaks on TV. The latest faith-based(as opposed to evidence-based) whopper came yesterday when the Village Idiot claimed that the Amnesty International' s report of Guantanamo is writtten by "those who hate America"!

What side are you on? (tags)

We seem to be on the edge of a precipice. Maybe we have already been pushed into the abyss. It really depends on who is in control.

Shocking reports reveal U.S. torture widespread (tags)

This week, Human Rights Watch charged that U.S. FBI agents operating in Pakistan repeatedly interrogated and threatened two U.S. citizens of Pakistani origin who were unlawfully detained and tortured by Pakistani security services. The two were abducted from their Karachi home last August, and released this April without being charged. During eight months of interrogation and torture, they were questioned at least six times by FBI agents, who did nothing to stop the torture — including beatings with whips and rods — or provide consular help. Instead, the two said, the agents threatened to send them to Guantanamo if they did not “confess” to terrorist involvement.

US Refugees: Persecuted at Home, Discriminated Against Abroad? (tags)

As part of what some see as the 'War Against Dissent', a decision by Canadian immigration officials on the political asylum application of US soldier and war-resister Jeremy Hinzman was made March 25th, his application denied. But beyond war issues, sometimes extraordinary events can occur within the US, life threatening events. Has so-called 'realpolitik' now effectively denied Americans the right to asylum, regardless of their claim's legitimacy. And there have been legitimate cases, including one based upon torture and attempted murder, not war.

April 13: International Day of Action to Stop Caterpillar (tags)


Human rights groups to demand investigation of Israeli war crimes at Caterpillar's Annual Meeting in Chicago on April 13 - Simultaneous protests scheduled for dozens of cities around the world.

Iraq Week at the University of Southern California (tags)

Press release and schedule of events at USC Iraq's Week.

Remembering Rachel, Recognizing Oppression (tags)

SUMMARY:The West Coastrecently hosted a visit by Amy Goodman, spurring some debate but widespread admiration. On Wednesday March 16, Democracy now spotlights the Corrie killing, also hotly debated in these parts. Stein asks if we recognize "sowing of bitterness, suspicion and intolerance as crimes in themselves".

Tasers and Our Fight Against Police Brutality (tags)

Tasers may save some lives, but seem to increase police brutality.

RESOLUTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN THE BASQUE TERRITORY (tags)

Tortured in the San Jose Main Jail (tags)

Martín Rodriguez, , says he was tortured in the San Jose Main Jail while spending 115 days there on drug charges. His public defender demanded he plead guilty and he is seeking adequate representation for a plea of innocent. His cause has been taken up by the Barrito Defense Committee of San Jose.

The fairy tale of the Dutch tolerant society and the humane asylum-policy (tags)

In contrarily with the general allegations in American and Western newsmedia, not only the Netherlands is no open society for minorities, moreover the Dutch asylum-policy is violating gravely international humanitarian principles.

Celebration Of Artistic Freedom To Honor Martin Sheen & Terry George (tags)

The City of West Hollywood and The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute Host the Oscar-Viewing Event, 3rd annual Celebration of Artistic Freedom - Benefiting Amnesty International USA and ACLU Foundation of Southern California

Hasbara (tags)

Listening and reading mainstream US media outlets creates the illusion that the "peace process" between Israel and the Palestinians revolves around "curbing the violence" and Palestinian "reforms." Devoid of any self-reflection, the pundits ignore realities on the ground and distort history in ways that try to deceive the US public to continue the massive military and economic aid to Israel at the expense of US public interests (in addition to its devastating impact on Israelis and Palestinians).

The Sabotagued Prayer (tags)

New evidence was found in John Lennon's murder during an investigation into the origin of the AIDS epidemic.

BTL:Campaign Launched to Stop Connecticut's First Execution in 40 Years (tags)

Interview with Robert Nave, director of the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Aids & the Weaponized Anthrax Mailings - Common Origins (tags)

Aids and the weaponized AMES strain anthrax mailings of 2001 are both creations of scientists at SAiC-USARMIID, Ft. Detrick. BioPort, Bayer and VaxGen manufacure anthrax "vaccine" - what we've seen this far is contaminated and ineffective against the Ames strain - and each has a roots in Nazi Germany and have their own histories of illicit human experimentation.

BTL:U.S. Wins Battle of Falluja; Critics Call It a "Hollow Victory" (tags)

Interview with Christian Parenti, journalist and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Fallujah Under Siege: US Begins Massive Assault as Iraq Declares Martial Law (tags)

Democracy Now! Fallujah Under Siege: US Begins Massive Assault as Iraq Declares Martial Law Monday, November 8th, 2004 The U.S. invasion of Fallujah has begun. After weeks of daily bombings, U.S. forces have begun to move into the Sunni city seen as the center of the Iraqi resistance. We speak with independent reporters Rahul Mahajan and Lamis Andoni in Jordan.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/29/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. China, Cuba, Netherlands, Germany, and Russia.

Are We on the Road to Ruin or Redemption? (tags)

It’s as if we were on a runaway train headed toward a precipice, with the mercenaries of the Republican and Democratic parties battling for control of the engine, and us, the passengers, hanging on for dear life to keep from being thrown from the train. Will we gain control of the locomotive before it’s too late?

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 8/27/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.1MB) and quick download (3.2MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Germany, and Russia.

FREEDOM TO THE SIX BASQUE NATIONALISTS IMPRISONED IN MEXICO! (tags)

Communiqué from the Asociación Diáspora Vasca inviting you to sign in behalf of the freedom of the six Basques nationalists detained for over a year in Mexico.

Greece: Olympic Games must not lead to a trade off of security for human rights (tags)

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE

Amnesty Says Sudan Militias Use Rape as Weapon (tags)

An international human rights group has accused pro-government militias in the Darfur region of Sudan of using rape and other forms of sexual violence "as a weapon of war" to humiliate Black African women and girls as well as the rebels fighting the government in Khartoum.

Feminists Silent on Freedom for Iraqi Women (tags)

Our Terrorism (tags)

British journalist John Pilger is one of the precious few willing to seek out the truth and follow it wherever it leads him. Sadly the cowards that spew NEWSPEAK in the United States of America must pull the company line and stand down like NORAD. Keep fighting Mr. Pilger! The truth must be heard! John Pilger Speech in Sydney Hyde Park 20 March 2004

BTL:Amnesty International Calls for Special Counsel to Investigate Charges of~ (tags)

...Torture in U.S.-Run Military Prisons~Interview with Samer Rabadi, of Amnesty International conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Preventive Warriors (tags)

The NSS two years later.

BTL:Army Conscientious Objector Who Opposed Abuse of Iraqi Civilians and... (tags)

...Prisoners Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison for Desertion~ Interview with Maritza Castillo, mother of Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia Castillo, conscientious objector convicted of desertion, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Actor Mike Farrell on Politics and Hollywood: M*A*S*H Couldn't Be On TV Today (tags)

We now turn to an actor who knows a lot about Hollywood--not only did he he grow up here but he has been very active with the Screen Actors Guild. We are joined by Mike Farrell. Perhaps he is best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt in the popular TV-series MASH. But Farrell is also known for his social justice activism. In the lead-up to the Iraq war, he was one of a number of actors who very publicly called for a peaceful resolution to the crisis

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 6/25/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, Spain, Germany, and Cuba.

Venezuela: Colombia paramilitaries planning to attack (tags)

After failed coup attempts in Venezuela by business owners and U.S. oil interests, Colombia has ordered dozens of tanks from Spain to place on the border of Venezuela at the same time as the referendum (Aug). U.S. military intervention believed to be the goal.

Action Alert - Western Shoshone: War not just in Iraq (tags)

Crescent Valley, NV - The United States Congressmen are mirroring the same deceptive tactics in Western Shoshone territory in Nevada as in Iraq, said Western Shoshone as legislation was pushed to compensate tribal members for Aboriginal land in an effort to seize it and open it up for mining, energy and nuclear corporations. While Western Shoshone maintain their Aboriginal land claim secured by the Treaty of Ruby Valley of 1863, their sacred Yucca Mountain is being gutted for nuclear dumping, their horses and cattle seized to make way for geothermal industries and the earth mutilated for gold extraction. "If the war on terrorism is about protecting this country, then why is our own government trying to take away our homelands?" said Mary McCloud, Western Shoshone elder.

Beneath the Shadows of Abu Ghraib (tags)

This article examines the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in regards to current U.S. prison practices and the death of Ronald Reagan

10,000 INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS NEEDED IN PALESTINE (tags)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE www.P10K.net Ex-US Marine/Gulf War Veteran & Founder of the Human Shield Action to Iraq Ken O’Keefe announces ‘P10K FORCE’ plan to Mobilize 10,000 International Observers from Western Nations to the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) - Launching September 11, 2004.

Stop Imperailsit interference in Venezuela-Without signatures there should be no Referend (tags)

Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution

Western Shoshone: War is not just in Iraq (tags)

Oppose the Western Shoshone Distribution Bill, S. 618/HR 884. Nevada Congressmen Reid and Gibbons, Gale Norton and our "National Interests" have taken a page from the influential Koch boys of Wichita, who were caught stealing oil from impoverished tribes in Oklahoma. "We want our fair share, and that's ALL of it!" It's 300 year old tradition in government: you sign treaties with the folks who rightly occupy the territory. Then you do whatever you please! And laugh all the way to the bank. The Native American Rights Fund has taken Gale Norton to court THREE times and WON each time, yet the Interior Department continues to act illegally...no different from what they're doing with Western Shoshone. This is not government. This is tyranny masked as politics. So is passage of HR884, HR 2869, HR2772.

American Voices Against Bush (tags)

Independent Documentary on the American Voices Against Bush

DUBYA A DANGER TO THE WORLD (tags)

PRESIDENT Bush was accused yesterday of making the world a more dangerous place. Amnesty International attacked the American-led war on terror, claiming it had led to the worst human rights abuses in 50 years.

Worst Rape Photos Of Iraqi Woman By US Military And Israeli Operatives Not Yet Released (tags)

The new photographs released of the depraved sexual abuse of Iraqi POW's by the US Military Police on orders of CIA and Israeli operatives at the Abu Ghraib prison still do not show the worst of the war crimes. The photographs so far officially released are, without exception, only of male Iraqi prisoners of war.

Dubia, a danger to the world (by Latuff) (tags)

Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

Motion to enforce filed in Peltier's lawsuit against editor Paul DeMain (tags)

In a lawsuit filed over one year ago, a motion to enforce a settlement agreement was filed today with the Eighth U.S. District Court of Claims in Minneapolis, Minnesota, between Native American activist and political prisoner Leonard Peltier and Paul DeMain, editor of News From Indian Country.

Amnesty International reveals pattern of torture in Iraq (tags)

One punishment involved 14 handcuffed, naked male inmates -- when told to open their legs they were beaten upwards, from behind, until they fell on the floor. The American personnel repeated this abuse specifically to injure the prisoner's genital organs.

Goldsborough’s column Outstanding. (tags)

James Goldsborough columns outstanding. Beat all big shot East Coast pundits hands down. Corporate Media full of cowards and puppets. Corporate opinion pages dubiously slanted.

More Than 5,500 Iraqi Civilians Killed Since Occupation Began, According to Morgue Records (tags)

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Punctured by bullets or torn by bombs, broken bodies keep coming into Baghdad's main morgue. Some are dumped on the blood-splattered concrete floor. Others lie naked on metal gurneys in a hallway, waiting for autopsies as flies buzz in the spring heat. Even before the spasm of bloodshed that began early last month, Iraqis were suffering a heavy toll from crime, tribal revenge killings, terrorist bombings and fighting between coalition troops and insurgents.

Abu Ghraib: What About The Women Prisoners? (tags)

The scandal at Abu Ghraib prison was first exposed not by a digital photograph but by a letter. In December 2003, a woman prisoner inside the jail west of Baghdad managed to smuggle out a note. Its contents were so shocking that, at first, Amal Kadham Swadi and the other Iraqi women lawyers who had been trying to gain access to the US jail found them hard to believe.

Amnesty International Rafah Update and Plea to All Communities (tags)

An offending military demolishing homes and killing civilians. Does an offensive government have the right to call you a “militant” when you defend your home and land against it? US Tax dollars is being spent creating more refugees, more violence Foreign Aid to Israel is Aid in Ethnic Cleansing. http://www.palestinechronicle.com/story.php?sid=20040403062154205 www.aipac.org/documents/talkingpointsforeignaid.pdf

Brutality starts at home (tags)

US President George W Bush condemned the incidents of Iraq prison abuse and those who perpetrated them, saying: "That's not the way we do things in America." But unfortunately, that's not quite true.

Torture in Iraq: The buck stops with Bush (tags)

George W. Bush and his minions are toiling to contain worldwide outrage over the torture of hundreds of Iraqi detainees by U.S. occupation soldiers at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison.

French TV screens images 'of US helicopter crew killing Iraqis' DOWNLOAD HERE (tags)

PARIS, May 4 (AFP) - The French cable television station Canal Plus on Tuesday will broadcast images, stolen in Iraq, of a US army helicopter killing three Iraqis, one of them wounded, who do not appear to be posing any threat

Saddam's capture revisited (tags)

On 28 March the BBC aired an "expose" revealing the identity of Saddam Hussein's betrayer, but news of this had already broken by January. And what the BBC didn't mention was that a chain of events, beginning last July, signaled the start of the dictator's demise.

Today in the MidEast (tags)

briefin

Zionism- Indymedia Misconceptions (tags)

Several writers have taken to the propogandist use of the word Zionist for blaming all that is foul with Arab countries.

The Right to Dissent and the Trial of Camilo Viveiros (tags)

April 7 is the beginning of the trial in Philadelphia of community organizer Camilo Viveiros. This is the last of the criminal trials from the 2000 Republican National Convention. Will a steadfast and dedicated political organizer beat the fate of political imprisonment or will Police Chief John Timoney begin to be exonerated? www.friendsofcamilo.org

The Aladdin Sisalem True Survivor Show (tags)

Lombrum Detention Center in Papua New Guinea, 2004: Predestined to refugee status by the political circumstances of his birth in Kuwait to a Palestinian father and an Egyptian mother, 25 year old Aladdin Sisalem now sits in solitary confinement on an island that costs the Australian government almost as much in bad public relations as it does in money. http://www.hopecaravan.com/aladdin/default.htm

On the Murder of Sheikh Yassin (tags)

there will never be a safer israel than a freer palestine

Songun Politics Criticized as the Greatest Political Crime (tags)

Bombay, World Social Forum, January 20 – It has become a worldwide trend for the world human rights organisations to deeply study and criticize leader Kim Jong Il’s human rights violations in the DPRK. The Sungun politics of inhuman militarism causes starvation in the Korean workers paradise, as the great marshal Kim Jong Il puts the sword before the hammer and sickle. Thanks to the superior Songun politics of the sun of the 21st century, citizens starve only if they do not whole-heartedly support the militant Juche-style socialism and the helmsman of the superior army-centered policies.

Attacks on Columbia Women's Group Continue (tags)

Group refuses to back down.

Inspiration at Budrus (tags)

"This is part of the campaign to isolate Palestinian activists from the outside world and crush their resistance. However, we maintain that Jews who stand against injustice must have equal rights with Jews who support it." IWPS

George W Bush and the real state of the Union (tags)

Today the President gives his annual address. As the election battle begins, how does his first term add up?

Latest deaths of U.S. soldiers in Iraq (tags)

TIKRIT, Iraq - The number of American service members who have died in the Iraq conflict since war started last March reached 500 Saturday after a roadside bomb exploded near Baghdad, killing three U.S. soldiers and two Iraqi civil defense troopers.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/16/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, and Cuba.

Baby Killer Ziombies (by Latuff) (tags)

Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of brave Palestinian people and their struggle against U.S. backed Israeli terror.

Amazing FTAA Article on Salon.com (tags)

This article is now on the front page of Salon.com. It accurately descrbes the massive illegal police operation in Miami during the protests against the FTAA and the continued loss of our civil liberties and first amendment rights.

CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Weekly Update with Twisted Photo Section (tags)

Bush peddles instruments of torture abroad, former Joint Chiefs of Staff advisor reveals truth about anthrax vaccine, rightwing Congressman claims his divorce caused by women in scarves

Accusing Israel’s critics of anti-Semitism will have dangerous consequences (tags)

...a man asked “How can one support justice for the Palestinians without being branded anti-Semitic?” Before I had a chance to respond, a woman stood up and said “So what if they call you anti-Semitic. The first time it may feel bad, but hey, trust me, you’ll get used to it. We all have!”

History- 17 Years Later (tags)

A wonderful piece by John Bennett in a time of conglomorate-controlled media.

Amnesty forced to Withdraw Chavez documentary from screening amid threats of violence (tags)

Amnesty International Vancouver was forced to withdraw a documentary on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, amid threats of violence.

Case Closed (tags)

I don?t usually do this, but a reader sent me the complete transcript of the secret memo published by the Weekly Standard, and since their web site is still off line I?m going to mirror the article here, because it?s incredibly important news. ____________________________ Case Closed From the November 24, 2003 issue: The U.S. government's secret memo detailing cooperation between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. by Stephen F. Hayes 11/24/2003, Volume 009, Issue 11

Thinking of getting hired to the government - not without a red book of the Party (tags)

Short story of explaining about Finnish Government's hiring policy.

The Chomskybot Code: Conduct In the Time of Terror (tags)

In spite of constant reassurances about the term "democracy" one is rarely allowed to criticize the country of Israel without suffering some punishing consequence for it. If you are a Jew you may survive the accusations of anti-Semitism but if you consistently express yourself online in any dissidence about Israel's current politick, you will probably not be immune to cyber attack.

U.S. Military Upholds TV Cover Ban on Iraq Coffins (tags)

U.S. Military Upholds TV Cover Ban on Iraq Coffins

Israel To Raze With Robot Bulldozers (made usa) (tags)

Describing a day of field trials, a Technion statement quoted an Israeli army officer as asserting the thousands of dollars invested in each machine would save lives. "Today the bulldozer drivers are exposed to great danger when they knock down buildings that have militants hiding in them," the statement quoted the officer as saying. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caterpillar_D9

BTL:Israel's Bombing of Syria Increases Fear of Regional Conflict (tags)

Interview with Robert Blecher, assistant professor of history, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Israel/Occupied Territories: Wanton Destruction Constitutes a War Crime (tags)

The War Crimes Israel Perpetuates Continue to Feed the Terrorist Mentality While Punishing the Innocent

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/10/03 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, China, Spain, and Cuba.

America's Camp Delta, Guantanamo: 660 Prisoners, 42 Countries, No Rights, No Cha (tags)

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Pax ptir bello/peace is more powerful than war (tags)

Report from Baghdad from Beirut Indymedia

"Report From Baghdad" Part Five--U.S. Military in Iraq (tags)

This is a part five of the six-part series "Report form Baghdad" by Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles Reporter Lee Siu Hin's July 2003 trip to U.S. occupied Iraq, to commemorate 6-months commemoration of U.S. invasion of Iraq (Sep 20), and to understand the future of Iraq. To view the entire series, please visit: http://www.actionla.org/Iraq/IraqReport/index.html

"Report From Baghdad" Part Four--Women in Iraq (tags)

This is a part four of the six-part series "Report form Baghdad" by Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles Reporter Lee Siu Hin's July 2003 trip to U.S. occupied Iraq, to commemorate 6-months commemoration of U.S. invasion of Iraq (Sep 20), and to understand the future of Iraq. To view the entire series, please visit: http://www.actionla.org/Iraq/IraqReport/index.html

"Report From Baghdad" Part Three--Life in Iraq (tags)

This is a part three of the six-part series "Report form Baghdad" by Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles Reporter Lee Siu Hin's July 2003 trip to U.S. occupied Iraq, to commemorate 6-months commemoration of U.S. invasion of Iraq (Sep 20), and to understand the future of Iraq. To view the entire series, please visit: http://www.actionla.org/Iraq/IraqReport/index.html

"Report From Baghdad" Part Two--Security (tags)

This is a part two of the six-part series "Report form Baghdad" by Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles Reporter Lee Siu Hin's July 2003 trip to U.S. occupied Iraq, to commemorate 6-months commemoration of U.S. invaison of Iraq (Sep 20), and to understand the future of Iraq. To view the entire series, please visit: http://www.actionla.org/Iraq/IraqReport/index.html

"NAZI"-Style Law for Israeli-Palestinian Couples (tags)

JERUSALEM - Israel's parliament passed a measure Thursday that would force Palestinians who marry Israelis to live separate lives or move out of Israel. The government said the law was necessary to prevent terror attacks, but critics called it racist.

Nepal: Bush Supports Human Rights Violations (tags)

People’s Revolutionary War To Resume Shortly In Nepal

US Iraq POW Camp Brutality Exposed (tags)

NOW HERE'S a story to shame us all. It's about America's shameful prison camps in Iraq. It's about the beating of prisoners during interrogation.

The ugly truth of America's Camp Cropper (tags)

There were no rules for the American jailers.

The ugly truth of America's Camp Cropper (tags)

There were no rules for the American jailers.

Capitalist Gangsters to Buy Russia (tags)

"In Russia, this is the equivalent of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch coming to the defense of Bill Gates and Microsoft during the U.S. anti-trust trial in the 1990s."

SHAME-SHAME:Questions and Answers About the Palestinian Prisoners (tags)

Avigdor Lieberman as Israel’s Transport Minister on Israeli Radio July 7, 2003, was heard to offer to bus Palestinian political prisoners to the Dead Sea to be drowned, “It would be better to drown these prisoners in the Dead Sea if possible, since that’s the lowest point in the world.”

Scandal Of 'Lost' Iraqi POWS - Only 2,000 Are Accounted For (tags)

The Red Cross yesterday accused Tony Blair and George Bush of breaching the Geneva Convention over the shabby treatment of Iraqi prisoners of war.

Justifying Occupation (tags)

I thought this looked like an interesting reference for those wishing to develop arguments counter to the Spin and PsyOps coming from the Mainstream NewsWhores.

Rage. Mistrust. Hatred. Fear. Uncle Sam's enemies within (tags)

A few things have happened recently that show just how powerful -- and, perhaps, unstoppable -- is the march of the right-wing machine in the US. This month the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a right-wing think tank umbilically tied to the Bush administration, declared open warfare on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) deemed too left-wing and set up an organisation called NGOWatch to monitor these liberal pressure groups.

The Invisible (Toll of the Terror War and it's Lies) (tags)

The problem goes beyond religion. A new xenophobia is abroad. In Connecticut, a resident told police that he had heard two "Arabs" talking about anthrax. Whereupon police officers arrested two Pakistani men suspected of having had the conversation at a gas station. They also hauled in an Indian businessman who was minding the station temporarily for his uncle, the owner. The man was held for 18 days and then released without charge or compensation.

Lies the Government Told Us Part 4 (tags)

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From Fairbanks to Miami, 29 Cities to Protest or Celebrate Court Decision (tags)

THE U.S.A. WAITS WHILE CANADA CELEBRATES: From Fairbanks to Miami, 29 U.S. Cities to Protest or Celebrate Supreme Court Decision on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Rights

Members of U.S. Congress Urge Court to Proceed with Genocide Lawsuit (tags)

"This lawsuit was filed not to embarrass China, but to persuade the defendants to end their persecution of Falun Gong ... it is highly consistent with the goals set forth in [U.S. Department of State’s] annual review of human rights." -- Members of U.S. Congress

U.S. FALUN GONG PRACTITIONER TORTURED IN CHINA (tags)

Dr. Charles Li risked his life traveling to China to expose the persecution of Falun Gong. Ironically, he is now being subjected to the same torture he wished to expose. Dr. Li’s “Letters from a Nanjing Jail” were written while he was handcuffed…

Not in the jury's name (tags)

The Governor of Tennessee must stop an execution scheduled for 18 June in his state because he cannot rely on the jury's original sentencing decision, Amnesty International said today, releasing a

US Faces Growing Charges of War Crimes (tags)

Several human rights groups are calling for the creation of either a war crimes tribunal or an international commission of justice. Additionally, several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) say they will pressure Washington to pay compensation for the killings of innocent civilians -- a common practice in U.S. law courts.

Selecting Regimes for Change: The U.S. is Unfair in Choosing (tags)

It seems that the U.S. government has become the expert on regime change. The problem is that they have ignored some of the worst examples of bad regimes because of valued trade status, being allied in the war on terror, and economic importance.

Salt Lake City rallies condemn war crimes in Iraq (tags)

The Committee for War Criminal Prosecution held its annual spring rallies to protest war crimes committed by nation-state leaders, featuring the U.S. Bush administration's performances in Iraq this year.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 5/9/03 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Russia, and Cuba

Recent Developments Concerning the International Solidarity Movement (tags)

New Profile, a Movement for the Civil-ization of Israeli society, hopes to continue to circulate the following ISM information in order to bring awareness and attention to what is taking place in Israel and in the Occupied Territories.

"It's just not something we would do" (tags)

U.S. soldiers escorting three naked Iraqi men through a Baghdad park.

Pictures from American prison in Iraq (tags)

the pictures say enough about american arrogancy on the nude body of an iraq prisoner an american or american friend wrote in arab: "Ali Baba thief"

Fighting erupts in Nepal as US, India back King (tags)

US agrees to help fight 'terrorism' in Nepal, as India offers military support to the Royal Nepal Army. A shootout between Maoist and RNA forces leaves several casualities, more

Short-sighted U.S. Foreign Policy Spells Trouble Ahead (tags)

Myopic and lacking in considerable fore-sight, the Bush Administration did little to establish and implement a creditable US Foreign Policy in Iraq.....

Sly As A Fox In The Box (tags)

"But Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon represent something altogether different in this battle over the issues of this war, this administration and Constitutionally-protected free speech. With them comes the true battleground and everyone should take notice. Neither of them are given to excess hyperbole or ad homonym attacks against those who differ with them politically ... What has transpired recently has not quite sunk in for most Americans. This isn't a left vs. right issue, though the right (and yes, indeed, many leftists) want it to be in order to further polarize the citizenry."

My Dream (tags)

Is that the whole world will be a place of social justice. . . like China, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, North Korea and, of course, Cuba. Viva Comrade Fidel!

America Voice your opposition to indiscriminate weapons - Take action! (tags)

On 27 March, US armed forces were reported to have fired missiles with cluster bomblets near Najaf, while on 26 March it was reported that UK Harrier jets had dropped cluster bombs on Iraqi troops. Allegations have also been made that cluster bombs have been dropped on the city of Basra and may be responsible for civilian deaths and injuries

U.S. Begins Rounding Up Iraqi Civilians (tags)

The War Of Terror enters a new stage as the Invading Occupation forces of the Bush Junta begin preparations to round up "suspicious" civilians in their new Oil Patch (Formerly Iraq).

a true patriot (tags)

conscientious objector deserves our support

Bombing of Iraqi news station might be a crime (tags)

Questions arise about the legality of bombing an Iraqi news station

Empty Vee: Lights On, Nobody Home (tags)

I was watching the very first night MTV was on the air, back in the eighties. i saw that buggles video. Now it looks like censorship has utterly silenced the once vital music station. (admittedly, the eighties were a long time ago.)

Anti-war demonstrators wear blinders (tags)

The Iraqi nation is like a man who is kept captive and tortured by a gang of thugs. The anti-war protesters turn a blind eye.

Email Congress to Stop Aid to Israel due to murder of a USA citizen (tags)

Email Congress to Stop Aid to Israel due to murder of Rachel Corrie a USA citizen

Debate on How Nice USA IS: Arundati Roy Article (tags)

Nagging guy tries to defend USA with insincere attacks on trivia and history. We need to set record straight and make the US War Crimes the main issue around the world. Please join in and earn/learn... How about A. Roy and Shakespear?

13 myths about war in Iraq (tags)

This piece was created by the entire 13myths.org team, using an online collaborative process. Email: info@13myths.org. 13myths.org is a project of Organizers' Collaborative; for more information, visit organizenow.net.

Diary of Anne Frank in Nablus (tags)

Today I live in a dormitory with young girls just out of their teens who are attending the An Najah University here in Nablus, Palestine. I wish that Anne could meet them. I wonder what she would say about the lives they are leading. Things are not so different from what she described in her diary. The sad fact is that it is Anne's own people, who learned so well the tactics of the Nazis, who are destroying not only the lives of the indigenous people of Palestine but also their culture and their future

Closure of Basque newspaper must be investigated promptly (tags)

Closure of Basque newspaper must be investigated promptly

US considers intervention in Colombia (tags)

Washington mulls tough response to kidnapping of CIA 'agents'

SOA 86 Press Release (tags)

Local Human Rights Advocate Exposes Double Standard in War on Terrorism, Places the SOA / WHISC and U.S. Foreign Policy on Trial

AUSTRALIA +World NOWAR-round-up: Largest coordinated anti-war protest in history (tags)

Altogether 1 MILLION Australians marched against the oil war on Iraq and for bringing the troops home. This is a comprehensive preliminary round-up of the anti-war demonstrations that broke records in all bigger Australian cities, plus the world-wide coverage that will be printed in this weeks Green Left Weekly, Australia's largest indypendent and radical weekly newspaper.

Californians for Peace in Arizona (tags)

In opposition to perpetual war, declared and undeclared, Californians joined Arizonans today, rallying in Phoenix. An eyewitness account to the mass of approximately 2,000 people, opposing war in America's most conservative major city, follows.

SOA Trial Update: Final Group of Human Rights Activists Sentenced (tags)

Nuns, Priests, Veterans, Professors and Students Testified Against Double Standard in War on Terrorism, Put SOA and U.S. Foreign Policy on Trial

LAPD Chief of Police Bad News(amsellem) (tags)

On the past and recent record of LAPD chief of police William J Bratton

SOA Trial Update: 35 Human Rights Advocates Begin Trial (tags)

Defendants Aim to Expose Double Standard in War on Terrorism, Put SOA and US Foreign Policy on Trial

The State Sabotages Social Change Initiatives: History (tags)

Since COINTELPRO was used mainly against the progressive movements of the 1960s, its impact can be grasped only in the context of the momentous social upheaval which shook the country during those years. All across the United States, Black communities came alive with renewed political struggle. Most major cities experienced sustained, disciplined Black protest and massive ghetto uprisings. Black activists galvanized multi-racial rebellion among GIs, welfare mothers, students, and prisoners.

Nuns, Priests, Vets, Students Get Prison for SOA Protest (tags)

Defendants Testified Against Double Standard in War on Terrorism, Put SOA and U.S. Foreign Policy on Trial

SOA Trial Update: 23 of 43 Human Rights Advocates Adjudicated (tags)

Defendents Aim to Expose Double Standard in War on Terrorism, Put SOA and U.S. Foreign Policy on Trial

Human Rights Activists On Trial for Action at SOA (tags)

Defendants Aim to Expose Double Standard in War on Terrorism, Put SOA and US Foreign Policy on Trial

Human Rights Activists On Trial for Action at SOA (tags)

Defendants Aim to Expose Double Standard in War on Terrorism, Put SOA and US Foreign Policy on Trial

WTO 12 trial Feb 10th (tags)

The WTO 12 are about to challange state authority to brutalize it's own citizens and they are doing it in a difficult yet effective way ... in court.

5 Reasons to Stop US Military Aid to Israel (tags)

"I am a black South African, and if I were to change the names, a description of what is happening in the Gaza Strip and West Bank could describe events in South Africa." - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

12/30: AmericasWatch - Looking Back 2002 to Look Forward 2003 (tags)

Occational News Services from PeaceNoWar.net URL: www.PeaceNoWar.net **2002 PeaceNoWar/ActionLA Suggests Holiday Reading/Film/Music Lists URL: http://www.actionla.org/ActionLA/2002list.htm

Towards Abolition of the Death Penalty (tags)

Professor Michael Radelet from the University of Colorado-Boulder presented the keynote address at the IADP event. Professor Radelet is co author of In Spite of Innocence and has been a consultant to the Illinois Governor's Commission on Death Penalty Moratorium, among many other contributions to the movement to abolish the death penalty.

12/10 News From Iraq: International HR Day Americans Tells Bush--No War in Iraq! (tags)

PeaceNoWar News Service http://www.PeaceNoWar.net Iraq News Summary: December 10, from Goshen, Ind., grannies collecting relief kits to a "die-in" on an Ivy League campus, Americans took to the streets Tuesday in mostly small, low-key events to protest a possible war on Iraq. More than 100 people were arrested...

THE CASE FOR WAR (tags)

All the best arguments brought together...sort of...

What the "Peace Movement" Ignores (tags)

"Yeah, yeah," they say, "Saddam's a bad guy, but the world is full of bad guys. . . " blah, blah. Enough apologizing for this bastard. Lets take him out.

ISRAELI OCCUPATION FORCES AGGRESSIVELY DESTROYING THE HOMES OF PALESTINIAN CIVILIANS (tags)

5 homes have been completely destroyed during the last 18 hours in Bethlehem. 150 Palestinian civilians lost their homes this week alone. Over 15 houses demolished in the past 7 days

Nov 5: News Upates from Palestine-Amnesty International Accues Israel (tags)

Amnesty International Accues Israel "War Crime" From: www.PeaceNOWar.net The full Amnesty report is available online at: http://web.amnesty.org/ai.nsf/recent/MDE151432002!Open

As US intervention grows: Colombian army lays siege to Medellín neighborhood (tags)

"We’re under fire from machine-guns," one distraught woman told the local media. "The bullets come out of the helicopters and fall onto our roofs. It is terrifying. This is like Vietnam."

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 11/1/02 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Russia, Cuba, Germany, Netherlands, China.

Sister Dianna Ortiz : Author & Torture Survivor (tags)

The Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture and Amnesty International announced today that Human Rights Activist Sister Dianna Ortiz will hold a symposium at The Latino Museum to discuss her new memoir The Blindfold’s Eyes: My journey from Torture to Truth on Monday, October 28th, 2002 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

israeli antisemirism (tags)

innocent palestinians treated worse than criminals. Rare case of an isreali with a conscience

Confronting the Warmongers (tags)

Challenging the justifications for war.

Leftist Conservatism Part Two (tags)

In Part One of this two part series I demonstrated through personal experience how the leftist elite is stifling progressive growth and preventing constructive social change in the United States

Pro-Democracy for China Rally O9 (tags)

Rally for Human Rights; Democracy; protesting Bush summit with Chinese dictator

Action Alert! Burlington Coat Factory - Cloaked in Oppression (tags)

This winter, help stop dictatorship in Burma: Burlington Coat Factory is helping support Burma's military regime by retailing huge quantities of "Made in Burma" products. Please take a minute to tell this company to end support for forced labor and stop the retail of products from Burma! Write Burlington Coat Factory at Customer.Mail@coat.com

ABOUT RITT GOLDSTEIN (tags)

Ritt Goldstein broke the stories on TIPS and the Administration's internment camps. Here's some background regarding him and an easy way to find more.

New Colombian government slams door on peace (tags)

When Anne Patterson, U.S. ambassador to Colombia, called on the new government of ultra-rightist President Alvaro Uribe Velez to summon the reserves to fight against leftist guerrilla forces, Uribe’s minister of defense, Martha Lucia Ramirez, did just that on the following day.

Italian police planted petrol bombs on G8 summit protesters (tags)

What a surprise!

IS COLOMBIA THE NEXT VIETNAM? An essay by former Green Baret Stan Goff (tags)

Imperialism is the enemy of us all, and the FARC is on the front lines against imperialism. It's very simple to an old soldier. Remember Vietnam!

The politics of murder (tags)

Pressed as to why the U.S. has not done so after twenty two months in which barely a day has passed without U.S. weapons being used to add to the mounting list of Palestinian victims in the Occupied Territories, Boucher said: "All we've ever really answered in response to these questions is to note that we have not made such a report, and should we do so we'll tell you. At this point we haven't."

Flashpoints Radio July 11: Inglewood videographer arrested; Jenin hit again; mo (tags)

KPFA Flashpoints Radio July 11, 2002: -Inglewood cop videographer arrested/ live screaming audio, Robert Knight report (4 min) -Vieques protests continue under charges Vieques crew helped Venezualan coup attempt (16 min) -ISM Cleva Butterly from Jenin where crazed Israelis open fire on marketplace once again, hitting a ten year old and two journalists (18 min) -Network Against Disinformation (NAD) action tomorrow Friday, noon, at the SF Chronicle building at 901 Mission Street cross street Fifth... PLEASE SHOW UP! -end of show (12 min

Another Basque Country is possible (tags)

National liberation versus internationalism? Global justice from a local view. This is a text about why I think that national liberation, justice and internationalism are not incompatible. How to work for reach global justice, respecting the different local realities.

Southern Girls Convention 2002 (tags)

CONVENTION ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR WORKSHOPS

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: US-BACKED ARMY RESPONSIBLE FOR TORTURE AND KILLINGS (tags)

In their most recent report on human rights in Colombia Amnesty International talks of "strong links between the security forces and the paramilitaries" and blames US military aid for inflaming the situation.

The Shortwave Report 5/31/02 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A 30 minute review of international news and opinions recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast-13.7MB & quick/streaming-3.4MB. With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast upon notification. Spain, Germany, Netherlands, China, and Cuba

Rage Against AmeriKKKa! (tags)

For three years AmeriKKKa has been persecuting attroney Efia Nwangaza for daring to stand up to police terrorism in South Carolina!

April 25 Updates on Palestine From PeaceNoWar.net (tags)

Images from Jenin http://www.peacenowar.net/Palestine/News/April%2015%2002--Jenin.htm News Summary From IMC-PALESTINE:April 25: Latest News from Palestine http://www.peacenowar.net/Palestine/News/April%2025%2002.htm

: “severe findings of war crimes in Jenin” (tags)

“The evidence compiled indicates that serious breaches of international human rights and humanitarian law were committed, including war crimes, but only an independent international commission of inquiry can establish the full facts and the scale of these violations,”

Fresh evidence of Jenin atrocities (tags)

Evidence of atrocities by Israeli troops in Jenin refugee camp grew yesterday when a British pathologist said he found "highly suspicious" wounds during the first autopsy on a victim.

Fresh evidence of Jenin atrocities (tags)

Evidence of atrocities by Israeli troops in Jenin refugee camp grew yesterday when a British pathologist said he found "highly suspicious" wounds during the first autopsy on a victim.

Police Brutality in San Francisco (tags)

Three incredible cases of police brutality in San Francisco, CA

Boycott Bloomingdales! (tags)

Bloomingdales is a retailer of garments from Burma – a Southeast Asian country ruled by a brutal military dictatorship. But Bloomingdales should know better: the garment industry in Burma is closely tied to a modern form of slave labor.

FREE Leonard Peltier! (tags)

Help free Leonard Peltier from wrongfull imprisonment! Your action needed now!

The Shortwave Report 1/25/02 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A 30 minute review of news and opinions recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast-13.4MB & quick/streaming-3.4MB. With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast upon notification. Germany, Netherlands, Russia,Cuba.

The Shortwave Report 12/14/01 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A 30 minute review of news and opinions recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast-13.7MB & quick/streaming-3.4MB. With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast upon notification. Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Spain, Cuba

The Shortwave Report 11/30/01 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinions recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.6MB) & quick/streaming (3.4MB). Free to rebroadcast upon notification. Times and freqs for listening at home. Netherlands, Germany, Cuba, Russia.

Sep 29-30 Nationwide listing of antiwar protests/meetings/vigils (tags)

No War For "Revenge"! - website for antiwar movements, legal information & news across the country. **URL: www.ActionLA.org/S11 Since some events may change or cancel without advance notice, PLEASE PLEASE call and check with the event organizer before you go. To announce your protest, links, or good information, please send to: ActionLA@ActionLA.org or siuhin@aol.com

Freedom Fest for Mumia (tags)

Freedom Fest for Mumia - Saturday, September 15, 2001, noon - 6p.m., Lemeirt Park

Amnesty International Adopts Jailed Mexican Environmentalists as... (tags)

Folabi Olagbaju, director of Amnesty International USA's Human Rights and Environmental Program. He discusses the circumstances surrounding the prosecution of Montiel and Cabrera and why Amnesty has adopted the men as prisoners of conscience.

The Shortwave Report 8/10/01 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 13.6mb. Free to rebroadcast. Spain, Cuba, Netherlands, China, Germany. Streaming audio at http://www.outfarpress.com/

The Shortwave Report 7/27/01 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of stories recorded from a shortwave radio. Free to rebroadcast. (13.6Mb) Radio Netherlands, China, Germany, Spain. Times & Freqs for listening at home

Death of Demonstrator Protested (tags)

A banner reading: "Murderers" is carried by demonstrators in front of the Colosseum in Rome Tuesday, July 24, 2001 during a protest against police violence during the G8 summit. Thousands of people marched through the streets of various Italian cities to remember the death of 23-year-old Carlo Giuliani, a protester who was shot dead by Carabinieri during the anti-G8 protests in Genoa. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Thousands Across Italy Protest Police at G8 (tags)

Demonstrators hold a banner reading " Killers " as they take part in a demonstration following the death of 23-year-old Carlo Giuliani in central Rome, July 24, 2001. Tens of thousands of people, many shouting "killers, killers", protested throughout Italy on Tuesday against the use of police force that left one person dead and more than 230 injured at the G8 summit in Genoa. REUTERS/Paolo Cocco

Protest at Mexican Consulate to free Mexican EcoActivists (tags)

Protest at Mexican Consulate to free Mexican EcoActivists on Friday July 20

Story & Photos: Demonstration at Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility, 14 July (tags)

The San Diego Chapter of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners organized aDemonstration at Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility in Santee, CA. Coalition members and several family members of women prisoners recounted disturbing stories about the prisonsystem. Supporters came from the Old Women's Project, the Libertarian Party, the Peace & Freedom Party, Free Mumia , Free Leonard Peltier, Amnesty International, Biojustice, UCSD students, and concerned citizens. *A MORE COMPLETE REPORT WILL BE POSTED HERE SOON*

Company Linked To Bush Seeks Gag On Guardian (tags)

"Barrick is shopping around the world for libel courts which will hear its case and silence human rights workers and reporters. It is using the vicious British libel laws to gag freedom of speech."

More FARC information needed on IMC (tags)

A reminder to indymedia readers/activists: I usually see at least one piece of news on the Zapatistas every day (which is great) but not much on the FARC, who are just as deserving of our support.

** Opinion: Energy and Environment: Offense Instead of Defense (tags)

This piece makes the case for an offensive strategy on energy issues, instead the environmental movement's current defensive reactive approach.

COME TO SEATTLE FOR N30, 2000 SEE MASS ARRESTS AND CIVIL RIGHTS ABUSES (tags)

Seattle Activists Face Prohibition On WTO Anniversary Events By City

ANTI-WTO ACTIVISTS IN SEATTLE CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS FOR N30, 2000! (tags)

Activists In Seattle Prepare For Possible Confrontations With Police On WTO Protest Anniversary

Info from US govt. source to prove Colombian military committed massacre (tags)

Four Colombian survivors of the 1998 Santo Domingo massacre will testify before a formal Tribunal of Opinion this weekend about the Colombian military's responsibility for the incident. Evidence will include documentation from a highly placed U.S. government source showing that at least one U.S. donated helicopter was used in the massacre.

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