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text John McCain: War Hero or War Criminal? - by Gil Villagran, MSW
Former Navy pilot and present Senator John McCain flew 23 missions into North Vietnam droppng Napalm bombs upon a nation that never attacked our country. Is he a war hero or war criminal? Read on, then decide.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:28PM
text Crimean activists sentenced after ‘fatally flawed’ military trial - by Amnesty International
The military court in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don sentenced film director Oleg Sentsov to 20 years and ecologist and anti-fascist activist Aleksandr Kolchenko to 10 years on “terrorism” charges which they deny and claim were politically motivated. The two were accused of arson attacks on pro-Russian groups following Russia’s occupation of Crimea last year.
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:30PM
text Atomic Bombs or Democracy - by Peter Burger and Hans Krieger
The atomic bomb reveals the totalitarian element latent to human existence. Our species is marked by the ability to impose the universal death penalty on itself. Can a great cultural achievement cancel this horror? We put up with the war religion whose highest deity is the atomic bomb. War thinking devours most resources of the world. War thinking is resistant against experiential knowledge... What empire has not succumbed at the end to its own megalomania?
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:54AM
image Racist and Pro-War Bernie Sanders Is No Socialist and No Friend of the Working Class 120_assata_shakur_1.jpg original image ( 640x360) - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Exiled U.S. political refugee Assata Shakur. Among his many crimes, Bernie Sanders voted in favor of a Senate resolution demanding Cuba return her from exile.]
Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:44PM
text 8/6 & 9 70 Yrs Since Democrat Truman’s Hiroshima & Nagasaki Nuclear Bombings - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
August 6 and 9, 2015 mark 70 years since Democratic Pres Truman dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to warn its World War 2 ally, the Soviet Union, poised to attack Japan on August 9 after leading the victorious defeat of Nazi Germany in May 1945, that the 20th century was to be the American century. For more on the this reason for dropping nuclear bombs on Japan, when the main theater of the war, Europe, had ended in May 1945, see “The Real Reason America Used Nuclear Weapons ...
Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:26AM
text Some Portions Of The Military Industrial Complex Are Not Turning A Bigger Profit Offshore - by John Thielking
The following article was recently submitted to the Occupy Eugene Newsletter Committee for publication in their next newsletter.
Posted: Sun Aug 9, 2015 11:37AM
image Imperialist Slaughter at Hiroshima and Nagasaki Were the Opening of the “Cold War” 120_child_victim.jpg original image ( 500x290) - by Steven Argue
[Photo of Sumiteru Taniguchi's back injuries from the U.S. atomic bomb attack on Japan, taken in January 1946. Sumiteru is still alive, but every day continues to suffer extremely painful injuries from the U.S. atomic attack.]
Posted: Thu Aug 6, 2015 3:31PM
text The Department of Energy Scam Lost over a Trillion Dollars for U.S. taxpayers - by Debbi Sol
The Department of Energy Scam Lost over a Trillion Dollars for U.S. taxpayers Steven Chu, the Secretary of Energy, was placed in office by John Doerr’s Kleiner Perkins Cartel in order to effect an organized crime operation to steer taxpayer funds to John Doerr, Elon Musk and a cadre of Silicon Valley VC’s.
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:28PM
audio Rwandan spy chief arrested in UK (audio/mpeg 1.8MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s intelligence chief, Emmanuel Karenzi Karake, has been arrested with a European arrest warrant based on a Spanish indictment charging him with genocide, the massacre of Hutu civilians in Rwanda.
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2015 9:29PM
image Romero Institute Calls for Pope Francis to Revoke the Doctrine of Discovery 120_doctrine_of_discovery.jpg original image ( 229x392) - by via The Romero Institute
The Romero Institute, a Santa Cruz, Calif.-based 501(c)3 and heir to the famed Christic Institute, celebrates the release of Laudato Si', Pope Francis’ much-anticipated encyclical on the environment, but insists the Catholic Church must do more to reverse the entrenched and systemic injustices that persist as a result of its policies.
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:16PM
text Cindy Sheehan On The Point Of Global Solidarity - by repost
Cindy Sheehan in Japan talks about the need for global solidarity against war
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:09AM
image MANILA – ‘Morong 43’ arrest, detention illegal — CHR 120_morong-43-cpp-communist-party-of-the-philippines.jpg original image ( 400x300) - by Janess Ann Ellao
Five years since the arrest, detention and release of the 43 health workers dubbed as the “Morong 43,” the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has finally issued a resolution stating that state forces violated the rights of the health workers.
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:21AM
image Various Groups in the Philippines Conduct a Peace March 120_2015-akbayan-bbl-bangsamoro.jpg original image ( 469x413) - by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
Various groups unite and conducted a peace march from Sandiganbayan to the House of Representatives in support of the immediate passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and for lasting peace in Muslim Mindanao.
Posted: Fri Jun 5, 2015 6:21AM
text USA empire ramps up saber-rattling over South China Sea - by DLi
The latest saber-rattling rhetoric from chief Pentagon warlord Ash Carter leaves not a single doubt that the USA empire intends to escalate its military provocations in the South China Sea, a region that are thousands of miles from America's home shores. Upon further inspection, however, keen observers will see that the new "re-balanced" policy actually reflects Washington's refusal to gracefully accept an increasingly multi-polar world, especially in the Pacific Rim.
Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2015 4:01AM
image CBS Shills For War, Violence, Toxic Drugs, Animal Flesh, Lower Broadcast Standards 120_496.jpg original image ( 310x162) - by Peace Media
Billionaire Sumner Redstone and his nephew Les Moonves are ultimately responsible for the hawkish, fearmongering, violent programming shown on the CBS network.
Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 8:11AM
text Russia: Making troop deaths a secret ‘attacks freedom of expression’ - by Amnesty International
A decree signed today by President Vladimir Putin making deaths of Russian forces “in peacetime” a state secret is yet another attack on freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said.
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 4:05PM
document Breaking Bodies: Torture and Summary Killings in Eastern Ukraine ukraine_briefing.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Amnesty International
Overwhelming evidence of ongoing war crimes, including torture and summary killings of prisoners, serve as a stark reminder of the brutal practices being committed on a near-daily basis in eastern Ukraine’s conflict, Amnesty International said in a comprehensive new briefing today (see PDF).
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 6:26PM
text Kiev Heads Closer to Resuming Full-Scale War on Donbass - by Stephen Lendman
Ukraine
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 8:58AM
document U.S. Inaction Following CIA Torture Report is De Facto Amnesty for Perpetrators cia_torture_report.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - 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
document Nearly 80% of Surveyed US Companies Fail to Meet Requirements of Conflict Minerals Law digging_for_transparency.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - 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

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