Posts tagged with ‘rule of law’

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Gauntanamo Bay detention centre: an illegal black hole …

by FG

In solidarity with all hunger strikers Gauntanamo Bay detention centre is an illegal black hole in which too many civilians have been lingering in limbo. They have been subjected to indefinite detention, cruel and inhuman treatment for over a decade. The people of the world unite in demanding the immediate shut down of this aberration […]

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 […]

Europe’s Own Human Rights Crisis

by FG

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 […]

ACLU Statement on Ruling in Padilla v. Rumsfeld Appeal

by FG

Court Dismissed Case Seeking to Hold U.S. Officials Accountable for Torturing American Citizen ACLU Statement on Ruling in Padilla v. Rumsfeld Appeal FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today affirmed the dismissal of the American Civil Liberties Union’s lawsuit against current and former government officials for […]

ACTA: Worse Than SOPA and PIPA

by FG

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

by FG

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 People vs The United States

by FG

The People vs The United States Archie Kennedy The United Nations is empowered, under Article 1 of its Charter, to: “maintain international peace and security”, to “develop friendly relations among nations”, “to achieve international co-operation”, and “to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends.” Article 2 […]

Stop Warmongering in the Middle East

by FG

Stop Warmongering in the Middle East Richard Falk The public discussion in the West addressing Iran’s nuclear program has mainly relied on threat diplomacy, articulated most clearly by Israeli officials, but enjoying the strong direct and indirect backing of Washington and leading Gulf states.  Israel has also engaged in covert warfare against Iran in recent […]

Honduras: Lawyer Gunned Down After Reporting Police Abuses to Media

by FG

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) […]

Close the Guantánamo Gulag

by FG

 Close the Guantánamo Gulag Marjorie Cohn Travelers to Cuba and music lovers are familiar with the song “Guantanamera” – literally, the girl from Guantánamo. With lyrics by José Martí, the father of Cuban independence, Guantanamera is probably the most widely known Cuban song. But Guantánamo is even more famous now for its US military prison. […]

CCR Holds Press Briefing

by FG

CCR Holds Press Briefing; Large Coalition Stages Rally in Front of White House Leading to Supreme Court; Men at Guantánamo Plan Peaceful Protests January 11, 2012, Washington, DC – Today, on the tenth anniversary of the arrival of the first detained men at the U.S. prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the Center for Constitutional Rights […]

A.I.P.A.C.

by FG

A.I.P.A.C. Persuading Americans to break the law? Clive Hambidge Habituation writes James Austin M.D “means that repeated stimuli yield a decreasing response.” Conversely and importantly he goes on, “Sensitization implies that responses increase when stronger stimuli are repeated.” For in this understanding, “we are addressing the basis of the freshness of vision of the artist […]

American Presidents: Romancing A Stone

by FG

American Presidents: Romancing A Stone An American past in an Israeli future for an ever present and brutal occupation Clive Hambidge Happy Christmas Mr President or may I call you Barack this Yule Tide? As you know “Christmas is the day that holds all time together” (Alexander Smith) certainly as you rustle through your Christmas […]