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Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire's case for peace (audio/mpeg 1.7MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire challenged the simple account of the Rwandan Genocide that the world has been told for the past 20 years. She said that Hutu people were also killed, before, during and after the genocide, and that extremists on both sides must face the court. The International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda tried only Hutu people, after Tutsi victors won the war. The simplified version of the Rwandan Genocide, like the Holocaust, has become justification for US was...
Posted: Sun Nov 9, 2014 7:06PM
Eastern Ukraine: Both sides responsible for indiscriminate attacks - by Amnesty International
The killing of a schoolboy and an 18-year-old during shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Wednesday highlights a larger pattern of indiscriminate attacks which could amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said today.
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 3:40PM
1000s call on World Music Institute to cancel concert by Israeli “Ambassador” Idan Raichel - by Adalah-NY
In a public letter, over 4000 individuals and 50 groups from around the world have called for the New York-based World Music Institute (WMI) to cancel their presentation of a concert by Israeli musician Idan Raichel on November 18 at New York City’s Symphony Space due to Raichel’s role as a cultural ambassador for Israel who provides “uncritical support for the Israeli military and government.”
Posted: Wed Nov 5, 2014 10:45AM
Israeli forces displayed ‘callous indifference’ in deadly attacks on family homes in Gaza - by Amnesty International
Israeli forces have killed scores of Palestinian civilians in attacks targeting houses full of families which in some cases have amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International has disclosed in a new report (see PDF) on the latest Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip.
Posted: Tue Nov 4, 2014 7:10PM
Cannabis Farmers In Lebanon Join Fight Against ISIS - by John Vibes, The Anti Media
The cannabis farmers in Lebanon are also concerned about ISIS, especially after videos surfaces of alleged ISIS fighters burning cannabis crops in Syria. Now many of the farmers have joined with their former enemies to fight ISIS on the borders of Syria and Lebanon.
Posted: Sun Nov 2, 2014 1:05AM
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
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
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
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
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel Invested 47 Million In Israel Bonds Without Ohioans' Permission - 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
Fatal encounter: Jennifer Laude meets US Marine Corps - 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
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
Summary Killings During the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine - by Amnesty International
An Amnesty International investigation into allegations of execution-style and other deliberate killings by pro-Russian separatists and pro-Kyiv forces has found evidence of isolated incidents attributable to both sides, but not on the scale reported by Russian media and authorities.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:11PM
DAF Anarchists report from Kobane (Oct 9) after 24 days of ISIS attacks - by DAF
DAF (anarchist federation) reports on Oct 9 about the 24th day of ISIS attacks on Kobanê.
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:39AM
Philippine Labor Party demands turnover of US Marine suspect in transgender killing - by Labor Party - Philippines
Partido Manggagawa (PM) [Labor Party - Philippines] condemns the killing of transgender woman, Jeffrey Serdoncillo Laude a.k.a. Jennifer Laude, allegedly by a US Marine participating in the Balikatan exercise in Olongapo City 11p.m. of October 11.
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:32PM
U.S. Marine Suspected in Killing of Transgender Filipina - by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
Akbayan sends letter to US Ambassador demanding the surrender of PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:20AM
ISIS: Genocidal Jihad Made in the USA; U.S. Out of Syria and Iraq! - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Religious fanatics of ISIS marching 250 fighters of the secular Syrian Arab Army through the desert before lining them up in frnt of their graves and shooting them. From video released by ISIS late in August.]
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:45PM
Down with the Imperialist War in Iraq and Syria! - by PCInt
In early August the American government decided to launch a limited “humanitarian action” – in the form of mass bombing! – in Iraq, after an international campaign to mobilize public opinion over the plight of the Yazidi and Christian minorities who have been threatened with “genocide” by the advance of Islamist rebels of “the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” (better known by the acronym ISIS).
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:13AM
The Blankest Canvas: On Art, Opportunism, Erasure & Repainting With Whiteness - by @OLAASM
Fuck fighting for beauty, or New York’s conception of it – those white women of empire. I want to be in solidarity with what whiteness says is ugly. I’m not trolling Molly Crabapple, and I don’t hate her. I disagree with her politics, her mercenary vision for the world and her near-constant insincerity.
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:04AM
Gary Webb And The Movie "Kill The Messenger" Re CIA Distribution Of Drugs - by transmitter27
The Pulitzer prize winning journalist Gary Webb of the San Jose Mercury News was later disavowed by the newspaper because of tremendous political pressure by the CIA
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:15AM