Posts tagged with ‘freedom’

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The belligerent occupier

by FG

The belligerent occupier Soraya Boyd   With breathtaking magnitude, resolute in forefending responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity A darkly glib inhabits the psychic scape of a ruinously polished occupier seeking pseudo security   Justifying the indefensible to effect incessant brutal dispossession and perpetrate vile murder Cruelly inflicting untold pain, immeasurable loss, unquantifiable […]

On anti-Semitism, war crimes, and old poets

by FG

On anti-Semitism, war crimes, and old poets Lillian Rosengarten Silence in the face of apartheid is unbearable. We can no longer remain silent nor turn our backs and pretend ignorance to a gruesome occupation of stolen land, the cruelest collective punishment in the open-air sewer prison where Palestinians once lived in peace. The situation has […]

Europe’s Own Human Rights Crisis

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Europe’s Own Human Rights Crisis Benjamin Ward To many friends of human rights in Europe, the Arab Spring has been the most thrilling period since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Judging from their soaring rhetoric about yearning for freedom among Arab peoples, European Union leaders share that enthusiasm. Today there is an opportunity, the […]

An attack on Tehran would be madness. So don’t rule it out

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An attack on Tehran would be madness. So don’t rule it out Robert Fisk After invading Iraq over weapons of mass destruction, we plan to clap as Israel bombs Iran If Israel really attacks Iran this year, it – and the Americans – will be more dotty than their enemies think. True, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is […]

Stop the War protests against Iran and Syria intervention: 28 January 2012

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Stop the War protests against Iran and Syria intervention: 28 January 2012 On 28 January 2012 at the United States Embassy in London, Stop the War held a rally to launch the Don’t Attack Iran campaign. Among the speakers (videos below) were Tony Benn, Kate Hudson, John Rees, Roger Lloyd Pack, Andrew Murray, John McDonnell […]

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Dempsey Told Israelis US Won’t Join Their War on Iran

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Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Dempsey Told Israelis US Won’t Join Their War on Iran Gareth Porter Washington – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told Israeli leaders Jan. 20 that the United States would not participate in a war against Iran begun by Israel without prior agreement from Washington, according […]

Targeting AIPAC

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Targeting AIPAC Stephen Lendman On January 23, Occupy AIPAC announced plans to confront the powerful Israeli Lobby in Washington from March 2 – 6. More on what’s planned below. Since last September, OWS inspired affiliate groups. Among others they include Occupy Together, Occupy Everything, Occupy Arrests, Occupy Police, Occupy Marines, Occupy Veterans, Occupy Writers, Occupy […]

ACTA: Worse Than SOPA and PIPA

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ACTA: Worse Than SOPA and PIPA Stephen Lendman Internet freedom’s on the line. SOPA and PIPA threatened Net Neutrality and free expression. So does ACTA. More on it below. For now, the largest online protest in Internet history got Congress to abandon SOPA and PIPA for now but not permanently. Expect resurrection in modified form. […]

Kyrgyz prisoners end self-mutilation protest

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Kyrgyz prisoners end self-mutilation protest Agencies Thousands of Kyrgyz prisoners have ended a 10-day hunger strike against jail conditions that saw nearly 1,200 inmates sew up their lips or mutilate themselves in protest, according to an official. “All the prisoners in Kyrgyzstan have ceased their hunger strike,” Kubanychbek Kenenbayev, the deputy head of the prisons […]

The Truth Behind the Coming “Regime Change” in Syria

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The Truth Behind the Coming “Regime Change” in Syria Shamus Cooke After meeting again to decide Syria’s fate, the Arab League again decided to extend its “monitoring mission” in Syria. However, some Arab League nations under U.S. diplomatic control are clamoring for blood. These countries — virtual sock puppets of U.S. foreign policy — want […]

Torture and Abuse in Libya

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Torture and Abuse in Libya Stephen Lendman NATO’s alleged “responsibility to protect” was subterfuge. Months of terror bombings left Libya a charnel house. Africa’s most developed country was ravaged. Tens of thousands were killed, multiples more injured, and millions left on their own sink or swim. When is war not war? It’s when mass killing […]

Victory for Internet Freedom: Obama Announces Opposition to SOPA, Congress Shelves Bill

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Victory for Internet Freedom: Obama Announces Opposition to SOPA, Congress Shelves Bill The Protect IP Act and Stop Online Piracy Act have generated intense opposition because of their crackdown on Internet freedom–and that opposition just won big. Misguided efforts to combat online privacy have been threatening to stifle innovation, suppress free speech, and even, in […]

Honduras: Lawyer Gunned Down After Reporting Police Abuses to Media

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Honduras: Lawyer Gunned Down After Reporting Police Abuses To Media Reporters Without Borders The lawyer Ricardo Rosales was murdered two days ago, three days after he was quoted in the newspaper Diario Tiempo as accusing police officers in the northern town of Tela of serious human rights violations. Rosales (on the right of the picture) […]

Rights Group Slams Governments For “Double Standard” on Arab Spring

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Rights Group Slams Governments For “Double Standard” on Arab Spring William Fisher Predicting that the current Middle East unrest would continue through 2012, Amnesty International is slamming Western governments for their tepid responses to peaceful protests, for their “double standard,” and for being more concerned with preserving their political and economic interests than with the […]

Monopoly Media Manipulation

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Monopoly Media Manipulation Michael Parenti In a capitalist “democracy” like the United States, the corporate news media faithfully reflect the dominant class ideology both in their reportage and commentary. At the same time, these media leave the impression that they are free and independent, capable of balanced coverage and objective commentary. How they achieve these […]