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Romero Institute Calls for Pope Francis to Revoke the Doctrine of Discovery - 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
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
MANILA – ‘Morong 43’ arrest, detention illegal — CHR - 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
Various Groups in the Philippines Conduct a Peace March - 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
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
CBS Shills For War, Violence, Toxic Drugs, Animal Flesh, Lower Broadcast Standards - 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
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
Breaking Bodies: Torture and Summary Killings in Eastern Ukraine - 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
Kiev Heads Closer to Resuming Full-Scale War on Donbass - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 8:58AM
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