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U.S. Inaction Following CIA Torture Report is De Facto Amnesty for Perpetrators - by Amnesty International
NEW YORK - Amnesty International released a report on April 21 (see PDF) criticizing the Obama administration’s silence in the wake of the Senate torture report, calling it de facto amnesty for those responsible for CIA torture. The government inaction following the December publication of the summary report on the CIA’s secret detention program is outlined in detail in the new report, Crimes and Impunity. The document also highlights the lack of accountability for enforced disappearance ...
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:06PM
Nearly 80% of Surveyed US Companies Fail to Meet Requirements of Conflict Minerals Law - by Amnesty International
Nearly 80 per cent of U.S. public companies analyzed by human rights groups are failing to adequately check and disclose whether their products contain conflict minerals from Central Africa, a new report by Amnesty International and Global Witness reveals.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:01PM
The Futile Attempt to Learn Why Philadelphia (and Your Hometown) Is Voting to Arm Nazis - by Chris Randolph
The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to send guns to Ukrainian fascists. Getting a straight answer from your representative as to why, or even getting them to admit to that reality, is nearly impossible.
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:55PM
Idan Raichel Project Concert Met with Protest by Human Rights Activists - by Adalah-NY
NYC human rights advocates protest the April 12th concert of Israeli army booster Idan Raichel at the Beacon Theatre and call for cultural institutions to distance themselves from events that whitewash Israel's violations of Palestinian rights. The action was part of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims to pressure Israel by sending the message that there will be no business as usual until Israel ends its occupation and apartheid policies. (Include...
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:53AM
Initiate a World Peace Conference - To Mikhail Gorbachev - by World Beyond War
We ask you to initiate a world peace conference for the international coordination of nonviolent resistance to highly dangerous U.S. and NATO actions in Eastern Europe, Ukraine, and elsewhere. Such a conference should seek an end to the practices of bombing, of murdering by drone-warfare, and of deploying troops anywhere in the world. There must be an end to the destabilization of entire countries for the purpose of controlling them. Legal standards must no longer be set aside by arbitrary in...
Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:14AM
World Social Forum 2015 in Tunis Joins the Cry "Nous Sommes Bardo!" - by Sharat G. Lin
The World Social Forum in Tunis (24-28 March 2015) closes with resounding unity against global warming, neoliberalism, militarism, terrorism, and for the increasingly important role of women in making another world possible.
Posted: Sun Apr 5, 2015 4:08AM
Death Sentences and Executions 2014 - by Amnesty International
An alarming number of countries used the death penalty to tackle real or perceived threats to state security linked to terrorism, crime or internal instability in 2014, Amnesty International found in its annual review of the death penalty worldwide.
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2015 5:00PM
Court Rules Navy War Games Violate Law Protecting Whales and Dolphins - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2015) —A federal court today announced that the U.S. Navy’s training and testing activities off the coast of Southern California and Hawaii illegally harm more than 60 whale, dolphin, seal, and sea lion populations. The U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, found that the National Marine Fisheries Service – the agency charged with protecting marine mammals – violated multiple requirements of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act when...
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2015 4:44PM
Court Rules Navy Training in Pacific Violates Laws Meant to Protect Whales, Sea Turtles - by Center for Biological Diversity
HONOLULU— A federal judge ruled on Tuesday (see PDF) that the National Marine Fisheries Service acted illegally in approving U.S. Navy testing and training activities in the Pacific Ocean that threaten widespread harm to whales, dolphins, other marine mammals and imperiled sea turtles.
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2015 2:04PM
Nuclear Shutdown News, March Edition - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the continuing decline of the US nuclear industry, and highlights efforts of those who are democratically working to bring about a renewable energy future. As nuclear plants in the US are approaching or surpassing their 40 year operating life, their ability to operate properly and safely lessens, creating more and more problems across the nation.
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:22PM
Yemen: At least six civilians burn to death in further airstrikes overnight - by Amnesty International
There is growing evidence that the Saudi Arabian-led military coalition is failing to take precautions to prevent civilian deaths amid ongoing airstrikes on sites around Yemen, Amnesty International said, as it confirmed that at least six civilians, including four children, were among 14 people who burned to death in further strikes early this morning.
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:58PM
Saudi Arabian and U.S. Imperialist Hands off Yemen! - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Mass rally against air strikes in Sana’a, Yemen, held on March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah.]
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:09AM
Renowned War Resister Juanita Nelson Slips From Her Body - by Scribe
Juanita Nelson's first public act of courage occurred on a train from Cleveland to the South when she was put at the Mason Dixon Line into a Jim Crow car. Nearly 8 decades of war tax resistance, sitins at segregated restaurants, organic farming, simple living and peacemaking followed.
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:22AM
Violations of the Rights to Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association in Crimea - by Amnesty International
The de facto authorities in Crimea have failed to investigate a series of abductions and torture of their critics, and resorted to an unrelenting campaign of intimidation to silence dissent, said Amnesty International in a briefing published on the first anniversary of annexation.
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:51PM
Women Resist Occupation in Palestine and Kashmir (audio/mpeg 23.8MB) - by Tara Dorabji
On International Women's Day, we talk with women resisting occupation in Kashmir and Palestine.
Posted: Sun Mar 8, 2015 2:24PM
Netanyahu's Congressional Rant - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Mar 3, 2015 11:57AM
Mideast Migraines - Israel's official religion, the Holocaust (audio/mpeg 80.7MB) - by Ren Tawil
Ha'aretz: Israel's official religion, the Holocaust; Israel’s historical fear of the Palestinian mind; by Sami Kishawi CALL-OUT: Seeking submissions on the ‘identity shaming’ of Palestinians; The US, Its Allies And Syria Unwittingly Corporatized ISIS; music by Aza. Length: 1:57:35/ Date Recorded: 2015-02-09/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (83MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:01PM
Al Jazeera Spy Cables - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:29AM
Death of Dr. Ernest Sternglass - by Joseph Mangano
Dr. Ernest Sternglass died on February 12 at age 91. Dr. Sternglass was author of Secret Fallout:From Hiroshima to Three Mile Island. Dr. Sternglass was a pioneer in pointing out the links between radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons and commercial reactors and the development of cancer and other health problems.
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:17PM
Interview With Iraq War Veteran Emily Yates (video/x-flv 48.7MB) - by Ed Rippy
Emily Yates talks about her life in the US Army as a journalist in Iraq, the military's embedding program, and ways to support and learn from veterans. Video: 14:49
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:39PM