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Posts Tagged ‘human rights

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch demand arrest of George W Bush

October 13, 2011

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch demanded the arrest and prosecution of former president George W. Bush before his appearance at an economic summit in Surrey, British Columbia on October 20th. The advocacy organizations have called on Canadian federal authorities to arrest Bush due to the “overwhelming evidence that Bush and other senior administration officials […]

Whistle-blowing WikiLeaks provides much needed accountability of those in power

May 12, 2011

As Julian Assange wins the Sydney Peace Prize for “exceptional courage in pursuit of human rights,” NPR reports that “a federal grand jury in Virginia is scheduled to hear testimony on Wednesday from witnesses” in the criminal investigation of his whistle-blowing group, as “prosecutors are trying to build a case against [the] WikiLeaks founder whose […]

Praise for the Human Rights record of Libya?

April 17, 2011

[An excerpt from Pravda concerning the Western bombing of Libya:] The Arab League from whom the imperialists counted upon for the “air of legitimacy” began speaking up [as soon as the bombing began]. Arab League chief Amr Moussa condemned the “bombardment of civilians” and called for an emergency meeting of the group of 22 states […]

UN hails Libya’s human rights record

March 5, 2011

The Vancouver Sun reports: “The UN Human Rights Council is set to adopt a major report hailing Libya’s human rights record — despite moving to suspend the Arab country’s council membership amid an international outcry over attacks on civilians. “The report shows countries applauding and commending Libya as they note ‘with appreciation the country’s commitment […]

WikiLeaks reveals the FBI trained Egypt’s state torturers

February 11, 2011

Egypt’s secret police, long accused of torturing suspects and intimidating political opponents of President Hosni Mubarak, received training at the FBI’s facility in Quantico, Virginia, even as US diplomats compiled allegations of brutality against them, according to US State Department cables released by WikiLeaks. One cable, dated November 2007 and published by the Telegraph, describes […]

George W Bush canceling out on Geneva due to Geneva Conventions

February 10, 2011

As the news broke that former President George W. Bush had abruptly canceled his scheduled appearance in Geneva to avoid the risk of arrest on a torture complaint, my first thought was — how humiliating, not only for Bush but, by extension, for all Americans. However, those who might have expected Bush to be down […]

Middle East no longer betting on America’s horse

February 6, 2011

“America’s horse” is the Arab leader who is backed by the United States and given a license to rule however he deems appropriate, as long as he doesn’t threaten Israel’s security or other American interests in the region. In return, he is allowed to abuse human rights and deny his people economic and political rights. […]

The Revealing Palestine Papers

January 28, 2011

The Palestine Papers give the world an unprecedented look inside the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, as well as provide a fly-on-the-wall view of how key senior American officials never take any position to which an Israeli government might object. The series of six documents show just how willing the U.S. is to acquiesce to Israeli demands […]

On the second anniversary of Cast Lead

January 6, 2011

This week marks the second anniversary of among the most savage criminal slaughters of human life in long memory. The 522-hour indiscriminate carnage, “Cast Lead” that killed 1,417 Palestinians, mostly civilians, 352 of them children, injuring for life more than 5,300, indicts Israel as well as those countries that continue to supply it weapons, diplomatic […]

WikiLeaks reveals US lies and injustices with allies

December 20, 2010

A sampler of what Wikileaks has published revealing the US role in: Spain – The US worked with high-ranking officials in Spain to try to derail legal accountability for torture by US officials. Spain had opened two judicial inquiries into torture allegations against US officials at Guantanamo. The Spanish prosecutor promises to proceed slowly and […]