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US ally Saudi Arabia beheads adulterers, apostates, and sorcerers within its own borders (audio/mpeg 1.9MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a prominent member of the coalition formed to bomb ISIL after the group released its beheading videos on the Worldwide Web. However, the Saudi Kingdom's own practice of beheading has led to bad press for the coalition. In February, an Amnesty International report bore the headline “Saudi Arabia beheading nearly two people per week this year.” It included a photograph of an executioner raising his sword above the neck of a condemned man on his knees in a pu...
Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:25AM
Turkish anarchists join the fight to save Kobane from ISIS; updates from Kobane - by C
Istanbul anarchists along other leftists, feminists, and 'Gezi park types' have managed to cross over into Syria and the northern town of Kobane which is currently threatened by ISIS. Vice reported yesterday that ISIS is within 5 miles of the city and are attacking with US military equipment including tanks that outmatches the weapons available to the YPG - Kurdish People's Protection Units . Vice also reported that "Hundreds of Turkish Kurds are arriving too, sneaking or bribing their way ac...
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:27PM
Global Arms Trade Treaty – a beginners’ guide: 50th ratification update - by Amnesty International
On 2 April 2013, after 20 years of determined lobbying and campaigning by Amnesty International and partner NGOs, the UN General Assembly voted decisively to adopt the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) text. Now the treaty is on the cusp of becoming international law which could change the lives of millions.
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:22PM
Mideast Migraines - Dutchman returns award to Israel (audio/mpeg 129.8MB) - by Ren Tawil
Dutchman from the Gaza Strip returns award to Israel in protest of their invasion; remembering Joan Rivers for the bad (racism) as well as the good; during assault on Gaza, Israel intensifies ethnic cleansing of the West Bank; ADC summer interns share their experiences; music of American-Arabs. Length: 1:53:26/ Date Recorded: 2014-09-08/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (133MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:44AM
This Week in Palestine, September 12th, 2014 (audio/mpeg 8.0MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for September 6th, to the 12th, 2014.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:45PM
Israeli Officer Charged with Assault on Palestinian-American - by IMEMC
Israel's Ministry of Justice has filed an indictment against a border policeman for assaulting and injuring 15-year-old Tarek Abu Khdeir, cousin to Muhammad Abu Khdeir, who was burned to death by Israeli settlers, in July.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:17PM
Ukraine must stop ongoing abuses and war crimes by pro-Ukrainian volunteer forces - by Amnesty International
(Kyiv) In a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on September 8, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty urged the Ukrainian government to stop abuses and war crimes by volunteer battalions operating alongside regular Ukrainian armed forces.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:57AM
Afghanistan: Urgent inquiry needed after new US airstrike increases civilian death toll - by Amnesty International
The reported killing of 14 civilians, including two children, in a US/NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan highlights the urgent need for transparent investigations and justice for civilian casualties caused by foreign troops in the country, said Amnesty International.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:51AM
Ukraine: Mounting evidence of war crimes and Russian involvement - by Amnesty International
Ukrainian militia and separatist forces are responsible for war crimes, Amnesty International said on September 5. The organisation accused Russia of fuelling separatist crimes as it revealed satellite images indicating a build-up of Russian armour and artillery in eastern Ukraine.
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 3:50PM
August 2014 Honduras Coup Update - by Sydney With Honduras Wordpress
A monthly update of the political persecution and plunder in Honduras - see archives here: http://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/monthly-news-summaries/
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 1:41PM
This Week in Palestine, September 5th, 2014 (audio/mpeg 8.7MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for August 30th to September 5th, 2014.
Posted: Sat Sep 6, 2014 5:36PM
ISIS is a CIA creation (audio/mpeg 73.1MB) - by DJ Mouse
this week's Mouse Report examines US assassination campaign against Syria spilling over the border back into Iraq... sampling Susan Lindauer, Professor Talhami, Ray McGovern and others...broadcast Tuesdays noon till 2 at 104.1 fm and streamed live at berkeleyliberationradio.net or http://tunein.com/radio/Berkeley-Liberation-Radio-s102794/
Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2014 5:27AM
Russian NGO branded as “foreign agent” after reporting on Russian military in Ukraine - by Amnesty International
Russia’s official branding of a civil society organization as a “foreign agent”, an expression akin to “spying”, for speaking out on Ukraine is a sign of the country’s determination to suppress any information about its military activities there, Amnesty International said.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:46PM
Motion made in federal court to dismiss charges against Rasmea Odeh - by Rasmea Defense Committee
Attorneys representing Chicago’s long-time Palestinian community leader, Rasmea Odeh, have filed a motion and brief in Detroit’s U.S. District Court to dismiss the indictment against her. They are doing so on the grounds that the charges are the product of an illegal investigation targeting both Palestine solidarity efforts and organizing in the Palestinian community.
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:25PM
Peace Making and the Power of Narrative - by Harvest McCampbell
Exploring how personal and cultural thinking and storytelling effects the Peacemaking process.
Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:14PM
Israel: Human rights access to Gaza imperative amid renewed exchange of fire - by Amnesty International
The resumption of Israeli air strikes and rocket fire from Gaza underscores the imperative need to grant human rights groups immediate access to monitor the situation, said Amnesty International on August 19.
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:38PM
Tokyo Japan Solidarity Action With Gaza-Protest At Zim Tokyo Offices - by Doro-Chiba International Solidarity Committee
A labor delegation of visited the offices of Zim in Tokyo to protest of the massacre and attacks on the workers and people of Gaza. This took play in August 25, 2014
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:44AM
8 Things to Know About the Iraq Crisis - by MoveOn.org
We have options to support the people of Iraq, as well as tackle this crisis in a way that reflects America's best interests and 21st century realities. For one, the US can work through the United Nations... The Friends Committee on National Legislation also recommends a number of steps instead of US bombing, such as working with other nations.
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:02AM
This Week in Palestine, August 15th, 2014 (audio/mpeg 10.1MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for July 9th to the 15th, 2014.
Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:33PM
Signatories Call on White House to Investigate Beating and Detention of Tariq Abu Khdeir - by National Lawyers Guild
The NLG and other human rights groups urge President Obama and administration to demand Israel cease the Abuse and Unlawful Detention of Palestinians
Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:03PM