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text UK: Notorious rendition-to-torture case allowed to go to trial - by Amnesty International
Today’s decision of the Court of Appeal in London permitting a lawsuit regarding illegal transfer, torture and other ill-treatment to proceed puts the onus on the UK government to answer allegations for its role in a notorious rendition case, Amnesty International said.
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:11PM
image AquaBounty Fined for Repeated Environmental Violations on Genetically Engineered Salmon 120_salmon.jpg original image ( 432x288) - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, DC. — Officials in Panama have ruled that AquaBounty Technologies has been operating in violation of environmental regulations as it experiments with genetically engineered (GE) salmon in that country. In a decision that could challenge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) ongoing safety assessment of AquaBounty’s GE salmon, Panamanian officials fined the company $9500. Food & Water Watch, Center for Food Safety and Friends of the Earth called on the FDA today t...
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:34PM
text New Study: Deadly Skin-eating Fungus Threatens to Wipe Out Salamanders - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The journal Science today published a study documenting a new threat to the world’s salamanders from a deadly skin-eating fungus. A relative of the killer chytrid fungus that has devastated frog populations, the new disease called Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, or Bs, is sweeping through salamander populations in Europe. While the disease has not yet reached the United States, scientists found that imports of infected individuals pose a risk of spreading the highly lethal ...
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:32PM
text Global Rally against ISIS – for Kobanê – for Humanity! NOV. 01, 2014 - by Layla
The so-called international coalition to fight the ISIS, have not helped Kurdish resistance effectively despite witnessing the ongoing genocide committed against Kobanê. They have not fulfilled their real international legal obligations. Some of the countries in the coalition, especially Turkey, are among financial and military supporters of the ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria. Therefore a Global Rally against ISIS – for Kobanê – for Humanity is vital. If the world wants democracy i...
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:24AM
image Norway Plans Whale Meat Shipment to Iceland 120_norwegian_whale_meat.jpg original image ( 390x600) - by Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC—Documents obtained by the Washington, DC-based Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) reveal that a Norwegian whaling company, Lofothval, has sought permission to ship up to 22,000 pounds (10 metric tons) of whale meat to Iceland. The export request comes barely a month after the United States government raised concerns about Norway’s escalating whaling and trade in whale products during the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:47PM
audio Mideast Migraines - 'Klinghoffer' Still Draws Protests (audio/mpeg 126.9MB) - by Ren Tawil
The New York Met Opera resurrects performances of 'The Death of Klinghoffer' after 23 years and pro-Israel Americans are still up in arms. The composer, lyricist and producers maintain that there is nothing anti-Semitic about the work; music. Length: 1:50:55/ Date Recorded: 2014-10-20/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (130MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:40PM
audio Mideast Migraines - The Jewish State in Question (audio/mpeg 135.1MB) - by Ren Tawil
"The Jewish State in Question", et al; music. Length: 1:58:03/ Date Recorded: 2014-10-13/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (138MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:01PM
audio Mideast Migraines - "Reframing Anti-Semitism - Alternative Jewish Perspectives" (audio/mpeg 137.8MB) - by Ren Tawil
Begin reading of "Reframing Anti-Semitism - Alternative Jewish Perspectives", an eight part anthology of essays written by Jewish authors and published by Jewish Voice for Peace (parts 4 - 8 to be read next week); music. Length: 2:00:24/ Date Recorded: 2014-10-18/ Location: Santa Cruz,CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (141MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:26PM
text Crisis of Freedom - by Byung-Chul Han
Neoliberalism forms a free entrepreneur out of the oppressed worker, an entrepreneur of himself. Everyone is a self-exploited worker of his own enterprise. Everyone is master and servant in one person. The class struggle is also changed into an inner struggle with oneself. Whoever falls today accuses him/herself and is ashamed. One problematicizes oneself instead of society. Byung-Chul Han, author of the 2010 bestseller "Fatigue Society" has now written "Psycho-Politics."
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:05AM
image Litany of climate lies debunked on video 120_600-peter-at-archery.jpg original image ( 600x300) - by David Roknich, IndyRadio
Peter Hadfield, a science journalist with 20 years experience, presents a large collection of science videos as "potholer54" on YouTube. His series of 5 videos debunking Lord Christopher Monckton's is offered with a Creative Commons 3.0 license and now available here without the pervasive tracking of Google (YouTube and Doubleclick). In this photo, he is seen at the special olympics in Australia, 2012.
Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:25AM
image Philippines: Lawmakers studying the filing of bill against hate crimes 120_2014-justice-jennifer-laude-lgbt-human-rights-philippines.jpg original image ( 316x480) - by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
A pair of reform-oriented lawmakers has expressed plans to file a critical measure that could curb hate-motivated crimes and violence directed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:19PM
image Defend Human Rights! Boycott Dasani! 120_dasani.jpg original image ( 576x648) - by Boycott for Peace
Dasani profits from selling drought stricken Californian tap water, while contributing to the dire and on-going water crisis in Palestine. Here you will find everything you need to educate yourself and others about the on-going issues, including an educational meme you can share, blog, tweet, and pin.
Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:02PM
audio This Week in Palestine, October 24th, 2014 (audio/mpeg 6.6MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for October 18th, to the 24th, 2014.
Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:11AM
text What do nation-states hate more than ISIS? Grassroots revolution, of course! - by Dave
What do nation states hate more than ISIS? A grassroots revolution, of course! The Free Syrian Army (FSA) with its checkered past and religious overtones is being urged to move into Kobane, where they are not welcomed by the indigenous Kurdish YPG Peoples Protection Units. Turkey and the US are encouraging the influx of nonrevolutionary nondemocratic organizations like FSA and Iraqi Kurdish ("Peshmerga") fighters into Kobane with the eventual aim of supressing the grassroots revolutionary str...
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:47PM
text After Gezi: Erdoğan And Political Struggle In Turkey - by Global Uprisings
The latest Global Uprisings film chronicles a year of resistance and repression that has left Turkey profoundly divided in the wake of the Gezi uprising.
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:49AM
image The Land of the Tapuya Kariri - A contemporary First Nation Story from Brazil 120_a_contemporary_first_nation_story_from_brazil.jpg original image ( 194x259) - by Ardaga - Huu-té Dschaam Dscheu
In a few days Brazil’s voters are going to elect the president for the next four years. But nothing substantial will change, independent of the outcome. Especially concerning the trampled human and special rights of our First Nations. They are considered by the strongest lobbies as “in the way of progress” and an “anachronistic leftover”. And therefore constantly disrespected, brutalized and massacred by all those who hold economic a/o political power in our country. This report is ...
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:09AM
text Turkey agrees to allow Peshmerga from Iraq into Kobane - by S
Turkey to allow Kurdish PUK troops from Iraq to pass Turkey and enter Kobane. YPG is not asking for this support. Indeed, it may turn into an occupation of revolutionary Kobane after ISIL has been kicked out, since Iraqi Kurdish PUK is not as left-leaning and democratic as the YPG. Kurdish militias in Iraq are unfortunately not revolutionary, which is why they enjoy endless US and EU support. PUK: Kurdish Patriotic Union.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:53AM
image Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel Invested 47 Million In Israel Bonds Without Ohioans' Permission 120_gholami20101214131305623.jpg original image ( 450x300) - by Palestinian Rights
Josh Mandel acted outside his legal role to further enable Netanyahu violence with the largest ever purchase of Israel bonds by a state treasurer.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:49AM
image Fatal encounter: Jennifer Laude meets US Marine Corps 120_24-october-2014-justice-for-jennifer-laude-lgbt.jpg original image ( 548x208) - by Walden Bello
PHILIPPINES: As I peered at Jennifer Laude’s serene face in the open casket, I saw the wound on her forehead that was barely concealed by the mortician’s make up. I did not see the bruises on her neck and shoulders, but a person familiar with the autopsy said they were severe.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:42AM
audio This Week in Palestine, October 17th, 2014 (audio/mpeg 6.3MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for October 11th, to the 17th, 2014.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:32PM

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