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Monday, December 26, 2011

Israel war crimes question festers.


Published on 26 Dec 2011 by Euronews - Gilles Devers, you are the spokesman for a group of lawyers who, in 2009, filed a complaint of war crimes against Israeli officers with the International Criminal Court. Since then, what progress has there been? 






Monday, December 5, 2011

Made in the USA: Tear Gas, Tanks, Helicopters, Rifles and Fighter Planes


Used on Egypt Protesters




Depleted Uranium: A War Crime Within a War Crime.

Destroying Iraq's Future, Its Children,


As if destroying a country and its culture ain't bad enough, how about destroying its future, its children? I want to scream it from the rooftops! We are complicit in crimes of such enormity that I find it difficult to find the words to describe how I feel about this crime committed in my name! In the name of the 'civilized' world?
"Forget about oil, occupation, terrorism or even Al-Qaeda. The real hazard for Iraqis these days is cancer. Cancer is spreading like wildfire in Iraq. Thousands of infants are being born with deformities. Doctors say they are struggling to cope with the rise of cancer and birth defects, especially in cities subjected to heavy American and British bombardment." — Jalal Ghazi, for New America Media
According to Dahr Jamail,

"The U.S. and British militaries used more than 1,700 tons of depleted uranium in Iraq in the 2003 invasion (Jane's Defence News, 4/2/04)-on top of 320 tons used in the 1991 Gulf War (Inter Press Service, 3/25/03). Literally every local person I've ever spoken with in Iraq during my nine months of reporting there knows someone who either suffers from or has died of cancer. 

Ghazi reported that in Fallujah, which bore the brunt of two massive U.S. military operations in 2004, as many as 25 percent of newborn infants have serious physical abnormalities. Cancer rates in Babil, an area south of Baghdad, have risen from 500 cases in 2004 to more than 9,000 in 2009. Dr. Jawad al-Ali, the director of the Oncology Center in Basra, told Al Jazeera English (10/12/09) that there were 1,885 cases of cancer in all of 2005; between 1,250 and 1,500 patients visit his center every month now. — 'The New 'Forgotten' War' By Dahr Jamail, 15 March, 2010

Even the BBC was forced to acknowledge the reality (Listen:'Child deformities 'increasing' in Falluja' 4 March, 2010). True to form I searched the BBC Website in vain for the video clip I watched last week, so you are spared the horrific scenes I witnessed, recorded in Fallujah's main hospital. Had this been Saddam's legacy, we would have seen images like the one above endlessly repeated in the mass media, complete with UN resolutions and the like.

Global research | for full report 



Monday, November 21, 2011

War Crimes Tribunal Tries Bush, Blair.

A War Crimes Tribunal in the Malaysian capital has begun its hearing against George W. Bush and Tony Blair, charging the former officials for the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, Press TV reports. The tribunal will determine whether the former US president and British prime minister committed war crimes and violated international law during the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq. 






The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal is an initiative by Malaysia's former Premier Mahathir Mohamad, who staunchly opposes US-led military adventures in various troubled regions. The hearing comes after two years of in-depth investigation, including testimonials from Iraqi war victims by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission. According to the Kuala Lumpur War Commission, both Bush and Blair had participated in the formulation of executive orders and directives to exclude the applicability of all international conventions and laws.

One complainant told the commission in 2009 that he was mistakenly detained and kept for six years in Guantanamo Bay under harsh conditions. A notification of the trial was served to known addresses of the two, and to the US Embassy and the UK High Commission in Kuala Lumpur on September 19, 2011.

This comes at a time when the Perdana Global Peace Foundation has mounted a war crimes exhibition in the Malaysian capital. The exhibition put on display gory images of decapitated bodies, to educate the public about the inhumane effects of war. The exhibition also featured the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq along with life-sized mannequins to show the abuse and torture of prisoners by the US army. Millions of people have lost their lives in the US-led invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan over the past years.

Unmasking the Illusion - Drones on Trial.

Uploaded by pazamidon on 19 Nov 2011 - The Hancock 38 dramatically put drone warfare on trial in Dewitt Town Court, (near Syracuse, NY ) on November 1-6, 2011. While the verdict will not be rendered until December 1, 2011 it is clear that each of the Hancock 38 was lead by conscience, refusing to be complicit with the immoral and illegal assassinations and killings committed by the USAF and other US government agencies. Please join us in court on Dec. 1, 2011 to support the Hancock 38.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ethnic clearing policy in Israel.

"infra needs" regulated in a such a way to push Palestinians out of their dwellings. This is against the Geneva Convention that imposes the responsibility on the occupiers to "take care" of the occupied.




Tuesday, October 25, 2011

America war crimes: They NUKE Iraq!

Interview - Dennis Kyne - Depleted Uranium (DU)

 Uploaded by talkingsticktv on 22 Nov 2009 - Interview with Dennis Kyne, 15-year U.S. Army Veteran serving in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm




Friday, October 21, 2011

100s of Canadians protest Bush's visit.

Uploaded by presstvmobile on Oct 21, 2011:



Gaddafi's Murder and International Law.

‎... is Gadaffi murdered..Sirte - another coffin for International Law.The final nailing instructions was delivered from the White House to Tripoli by Ms Hillary Clinton!

 Uploaded by TheRealNews on 20 Oct 2011 - Firoze Manji: Nothing in international law allows regime change and assassination of a leader






Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Laos: The Curse of Cluster Bombs


Cluster bombs
Cluster bombs

Laos, a small landlocked country in Southeast Asia known as “the most bombed country on earth,” fittingly hosted an international disarmament conference in November 2010.
This was a follow-up to an Oslo conference in 2008 when 94 nations signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), an international treaty to ban all cluster weapons following in the footsteps of the global campaign to ban landmines which came into force in 1999.
“This convention is a humanitarian instrument in nature that aims to liberate ourselves from fear and threat of cluster bombs,” Saleumxay Kommasith, director general of the Department of International Organizations at the Lao foreign ministry, told IPS news agency. “We view our role in the cluster ban treaty as a contributor to the global effort to ban cluster munitions.”
During the “secret war” waged by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1964 to 1973 against communist and nationalist forces in Laos, more bombs were dropped on this rural nation of poor farmers than all the explosives dropped on Germany and Japan in the Second World War. Over two million tons of ordnance was dropped over Laos during the 580,000 bombing missions—this equates to approximately a planeload of bombs every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

CIA executes two Americans, using drones.

The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki

 Published on 1 Oct 2011 by CBS - The CIA drone strike that killed al Qaeda's leader of external operations, Anwar al-Awlaki, also apparently killed al Qaeda's top bomb-maker and its lead ppopaganda expert. Bob Orr reports on one of the most successful U.S. strikes ever.



Read about it


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Israel approves 1,100 new settlement homes.

Published on 27 Sep 2011 by Euronews - Israel says it has approved the construction of 1,100 homes in a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem.



Tuesday, September 27, 2011

U.S. Continues to Back Afghan Warlord Linked to 2006 Massacre and Torture of Prisoners.

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New revelations about a U.S.-backed warlord in Afghanistan are raising questions about whether the United States has violated its own laws in its aim to defeat the Taliban.

The Atlantic magazine reports the United States, under both former President George W. Bush and President Obama, has actively supported the police commander in Kandahar, General Abdul Raziq, despite knowing of his involvement not just in corruption and drug smuggling, but also in major human rights abuses including killings and torture. Raziq has been a key figure in the U.S. strategy of supporting Afghan warlords in order to weaken the Taliban, working closely with U.S. special forces.

He was promoted to head the police in Kandahar earlier this year after playing a key role in the U.S.-backed assault on the Taliban one year ago. The allegations against Raziq include responsibility for the torture of two teenage boys and the killing of 15 people in 2006. According to an investigation by our guest, Matthieu Aikins, for The Atlantic, the United States has continued supporting Raziq despite having been aware "of credible allegations that Raziq and his men participated in a cold-blooded massacre of civilians."

MORE - DN[includes rush transcript] Sept 27, 2011




Saturday, September 24, 2011

Welcome to Boston, Mr. Rumsfeld. You Are Under Arrest.


Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (picture) has been stripped of legal immunity for acts of torture against US citizens authorized while he was in office.

The 7th Circuit made the ruling in the case of two American contractors who were tortured by the US military in Iraq after uncovering a smuggling ring within an Iraqi security company.  The company was under contract to the Department of Defense.   The company was assisting Iraqi insurgent groups in the “mass acquisition” of American weapons.  The ruling comes as Rumsfeld begins his book tour with a visit to Boston on Monday, September 26, and as new, uncensored photos of Abu Ghraib spark fresh outrage across Internet.  Awareness is growing that Bush-era crimes went far beyond mere waterboarding.


Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told reporters in 2004 of photos withheld by the Defense Department from Abu Ghraib, “The American public needs to understand, we’re talking about rape and murder here… We’re not just talking about giving people a humiliating experience. We’re talking about rape and murder and some very serious charges.”  And journalist Seymour Hersh says: “boys were sodomized with the cameras rolling. And the worst above all of that is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking that your government has.”

Rumsfeld resigned days before a criminal complaint was filed in Germany in which the American general who commanded the military police battalion at Abu Ghraib had promised to testify.  General Janis Karpinski in an interview with Salon.com was asked: “Do you feel like Rumsfeld is at the heart of all of this and should be held completely accountable for what happened [at Abu Ghraib]?”

Karpinski answered: “Yes, absolutely.”  In the criminal complaint filed in Germany against Rumsfeld, Karpinskisubmitted 17 pages of testimony and offered to appear before the German prosecutor as a witness.  Congressman Kendrick Meek of Florida, who participated in the hearings on Abu Ghraib, said of Rumsfeld: “There was no way Rumsfeld didn’t know what was going on. He’s a guy who wants to know everything.”

And Major General Antonio Taguba, who led the official Army investigation into Abu Ghraib, said in his report:
“there is no longer any doubt as to whether the [Bush] administration has committed war crimes. The only question is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account.”
September 20, 2011 | read full repor


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Libya: Just whose side is Western intelligence really on?

Broadcast Date: 10 Sep. 2011 - Following recent revelation that the US, UK and Gaddafi were collaborating over torture, rendition and kidnap of Libyan men living in exile.



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Black Hole of Guantánamo: The Sad Story of Ravil Mingazov

The Black Hole of Guantánamo: The Sad Story of Ravil Mingazov
Ravil Mingazov, the last Russian in Guantanamo, has been in US custody since 2002 - without charge, trial or hope.
Regular readers will know that the Guantánamo prisoners’ habeas corpus petitions led to the release of 26 prisoners between December 2008 and January 2011, providing confirmation that the US courts were able to address mistakes made by the Bush administration in rounding up “detainees” in its “War on Terror,” to expose those mistakes, and even to provide a remedy for them by securing the release of prisoners who should never have been held.

Last year, however, the D.C. Circuit Court — dominated by right-wingers, including Senior Judge A. Raymond Randolph, notorious for supporting every piece of Guantánamo-related legislation that was later overturned by the Supreme Court — began to fight back, pushing the lower courts to accept that very little in the way of evidence was required to justify detentions.
I have long railed against the inability of the executive, lawmakers or the judiciary to address the built-in problems of detention policies in the “War on Terror” — the Bush administration’s dreadful decision to equate the Taliban with al-Qaeda, thereby ensuring that both soldiers and terror suspects were held as interchangeable “detainees” at Guantánamo, and continue to be held as such.
This remains a huge problem, almost entirely ignored by the mainstream media in the US, although it is matched by the media’s lack of interest in what has happened since the D.C. Circuit Court began to dictate detainee policy, even though that has led to success for the government on every appeal, with the Circuit Court reversing or vacating the lower courts’ rulings in six habeas petitions, and has also led to the last eight habeas petitions (since July last year) being refused (see herehereherehere and here for the evidence).
One of the prisoners who won his petition, but remains held while the government appeals, is Ravil Mingazov, a citizen of the former Soviet Union, whose story I told in detail when his habeas petition was granted by Judge Henry H. Kennedy Jr, in May 2010, in an article entitled, “Judge Orders Release from Guantánamo of Russian Caught in Abu Zubaydah’s Web.”
One of Ravil’s lawyers, Allison M. Lefrak, who is the litigation director at Human Rights USA, described as “a nonprofit organization in Washington working to bring US laws in line with universal human rights standards,” recently wrote an article for the National Law Journal, describing the lack of progress in Ravil’s case, and her most recent visit to see him in Guantánamo.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Trial of Destruction: Sarkozy sued for Libya crimes.

Uploaded by RussiaToday on Sep 19, 2011 - (You may find some of the images in Daniel Bushell's report disturbing) In Libya, the volatile situation shows no sign of abating - a month after Colonel Gaddafi was ousted. The country's interim leaders are struggling to form a cohesive cabinet - while their forces are still locked in battle with Gaddafi's remaining supporters.

 The defiant loyalists are making a last stand in three key cities. Sirte, Bani Walid and Sabha have been under heavy assault for over a week, with reports Gaddafi and his sons could be hiding there.
 Meanwhile, the rest of Libya is reeling from months of civil war, which has left tens of thousands dead. Ongoing NATO airstrikes have also reportedly killed a number of civilians by mistake. But some Western leaders are now facing charges at home over their military intervention.




Saturday, September 10, 2011

& where the British Army went the torture goes!

9 Sept 2011 - They did it in Malaya, Borneo Malaysia - it was banned, but they did it again in Iraq.



Saturday, August 20, 2011

drones & crimes against humanity.

US sees rise in demand for unmanned drones


Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Aug 20, 2011 - The US military is increasing its use of unmanned aircraft in its fight against the Taliban and al-Qaeda. In an era of budget cost-cutting, sellers of remote controlled drones argue they can save the hundreds of thousands of dollars needed to recruit and train service members. 

And as more countries add drones to their arsenals, manufacturers are taking steps to satisfy the growing demand. Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports from Washington.




Sunday, July 31, 2011

The War on Libya : An Imperialist Project to Create Three Libyas.

TRIPOLI, July 28, 2011 The division of Libya into three separate countries is part of the US-NATO imperial design. It is part of a project shared by the U.S., Britain, Italy, and France.
 
The NATO war launched against Libya in March 2011 was geared towards the breakup of the country into three separate entities.

The NATO led war, however, is back firing. The Libyan people have united to save their country and Tripoli is exploring its strategic options. 

Preface: Reality versus Fiction 

Almost all of the text herein was written a few months prior to my trip to Tripoli. It is part of a series of articles on Libya which I have been updating. It is fitting to conclude it in Tripoli, Libya. To be here on the ground in Libya is to be witness to the lies and warped narratives of the mainstream media and the governments. These lies have been used to justify this criminal military endeavor. 

The mainstream media has been a major force in this war. They have endorsed and fabricated the news, they have justified an illegal and criminal war against an entire population. 

Passing through the neighbourhood of Fashloom in Tripoli it is apparent that no jets attacked it as Al Jazeera and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) falsely claimed. Now the same media networks, newspapers, and wires claim on a daily basis that Tripoli is about to fall and that the Transitional Council is making new advances to various cities. Tripoli is nowhere near falling and is relatively peaceful. Foreign journalists have also all been taken to the areas that are being reported to have fallen to the Transitional Council, such as Sabha and its environs. 

The mainstream media reporting out of Tripoli have consistently produced false reports. They report about information from “secure internet services” which essentially describes embassy and intelligence communication media. This is also tied to the “shadow internet” networks that the Obama Administration is promoting as part of a fake protest movement directed against governments around the world, including Latin America, Africa and Eurasia. 

The foreign press operating out of Libya have deliberately worked to paint a false picture of Libya as a country on the brink of collapse and Colonel Qaddafi as a despot with little support. 

GlobalReasearch - July 29 2011 | Read full article :

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Expanding Territory & Resource Stealing?

UN to intervene in Lebanon-Israel border tension

Jul 23, 2011 - Lebanon's struggle with Israel has lately been amplified to include a conflict at sea.UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams said that "disputes over maritime delimitations between Israel and Lebanon could threaten peace and security." This comes after a consultative session regarding UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's report on the implementation of Resolution 1701.





Saturday, July 16, 2011

Getting Away with Torture: The Bush Administration and Mistreatment of Detainees.

Uploaded by TheRealNews on Jul 13, 2011 - Human rights advocates urge criminal investigations into the Bush administration for torture




Friday, July 8, 2011

Ratko Mladic : War Crimes Trial.

Jul 7, 2011 - Accused of war crimes, including the massacre of 8,000 at Srebrenica in 1995




Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Israel loots Gaza's natural reserves.

Palestinian energy officials have blasted Israel for the looting of Gaza's natural resources, saying the reserves legally belong to Palestinians.

Earlier this week, American crude oil and gas exploration giant, Noble Energy, obtained permission from Israeli officials to begin developing a natural gas field off the Gaza Strip coastline, a Press TV report said Tuesday.

Israeli regime's ministry of national infrastructure has claimed the shortage of natural gas supplies was the main reason behind granting approval to the US corporation to develop the field.

This is while Tel Aviv has for some years used rich oil and gas reserves that sit off the northeast tip of the Gaza sliver, which were once parts of the Palestinian territory.

In year 2000, British Gas (BG) drilled two wells in the region, named as Gaza Marine-1 and Gaza Marine-2.

The value of the wells is estimated to be USD 4 billion.

“This is nothing but theft of Palestinian's natural resources. Palestinians are the only ones who should benefit from natural gas reserves,” Kanan Obeid, a Gaza Energy authority said.

Moreover, UN resolution 3005 has clearly stated that natural wealth and resources of the Gaza Strip fall under the control of residents of the occupied territories.

Consequently, analysts blame the international community for an outright negligence in failing to uphold the rights of the Palestinians.

“I think this comes in line with Israel consistent policy of stealing Palestinian's land, stealing natural resources and I think that Israel knows very well that it can get away with murder due to international conspiracy of silence,” Haidar Eid, a political analyst said. 

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

MLADIC ARRESTED

May 26, 2011 - alledged responsible for the massacre of 800 Bosnian in Srebrenice and the four years sieged of Sarajevo.




Monday, May 16, 2011

Blackwater Founder Builds Foreign Force in UAE.

WASHINGTON -- The crown prince of Abu Dhabi has hired the founder of private security firm Blackwater Worldwide to set up an 800-member battalion of foreign troops for the United Arab Emirates, The New York Times reported on Sunday.

Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater. The Times said it obtained documents that showed the unit being formed by Erik Prince's new company Reflex Responses with $529 million from the UAE would be used to thwart internal revolt, conduct special operations and defend oil pipelines and skyscrapers from attack.


The newspaper said the decision to hire the contingent of foreign troops was taken before a wave of popular unrest spread across the Arab world in recent months, including to the UAE's Gulf neighbors Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia.

The UAE itself has seen no serious unrest. Most of its population is made up of foreign workers.
Blackwater, which once had lucrative contracts to protect U.S. officials in Iraq, became notorious in the region in 2007 when its guards opened fire in Baghdad traffic, killing at least 14 people in what the Iraqi government called a "massacre."

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Prince's mercenaries hired to protect UAE's crown.


16 May 2011 - Prince's (owner of BlackWater & Xe) Reflex Response secures a USD529mil to develop a mercenary army to protect UAE's monarchy.




Sunday, May 15, 2011

WikiLeaks: Indian government accused of condoning torture in Kashmir.

An Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard on a street under curfew in Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir, on September 24.
An Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard on a street under curfew in Srinagar, 
the capital of Kashmir, on September 24.


(CNN)-- A U.S. diplomatic cable written five years ago concluded that the government of India condoned torture of suspects held in detention centers in Jammu and Kashmir, a region that has seen a long guerrilla war by Muslim separatists, many supported by Pakistan.

The cable, obtained by WikiLeaks and published by The Guardian newspaper in Britain, describes a confidential briefing from a representative of the International Committee of Red Cross. In interviews with nearly 1,500 detainees over a three-year period, it had received reports that included sexual abuse, stretching and the

CNN | Dec 17, 2010 - read full report 

63 Years of Nakba

12 May 2011 - As these days mark the 63rd memory of the Nakba, our people all around the world, revolt, and object to the injustice and hatred we are met with on a day to day basis, just because we're Palestinians and just because we exist.





Friday, May 6, 2011

Wild West Justice?

4 May 2011 - Looking back, to be more thoughtful, bringing Ben Laden to justice would meant a trial not an assasination. Shame on Obama, the American are asking, too!



Thursday, February 10, 2011

Habib Al-Adli Accused of Deliberately Killing Demonstrators.

Habib Al-Adli Accused of Deliberately Killing Demonstrators
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) has filed a report on behalf of the Egyptian Committee for Fact Finding and Combating Corruption (ECFFCC) on Monday, 7/2/2011 to the general prosecutors, Abd Al-Mageed Mahmoud, against Major General Habib al-Adly, the former Minister of Interior.



Wednesday, February 9,2011 22:32 | IkhwanWeb

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) has filed a report on behalf of the Egyptian Committee for Fact Finding and Combating Corruption (ECFFCC) on Monday, 7/2/2011 to the general prosecutors, Abd Al-Mageed Mahmoud, against Major General Habib al-Adly, the former Minister of Interior.

They seek to take all the necessary legal and administrative measures to start an immediate investigation, claiming that he committed several crimes against the Egyptian people in general, and the peaceful protestors in Tahrir Square and the different Egyptian governorates in particular especially on the days of the 25th and the 28th of January, 2011.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Israel Bombs Medical Supply Building

alawson911 | February 09, 2011 - This video was sent to me by Ken O'Keefe from Gaza. I assume that the attack happened on Tuesday night, February 8th, 2011.

Ken O'Keefe wrote: Israel has intentionally dropped two large bombs on the AL-Qerem Medical Supplies Factory in Jabalya, Gaza. The building is totally destroyed, as was all of the medical supplies and equipement. Gaza is already in crisis mode for lack of medical supplies, this bombing will mean even the most basic of medical needs will continue to be impossible to satisfy.

Comment from me, Anthony Lawson The Israelis are again demonstrating that the welfare and health of the people of Gaza mean absolutely nothing to them. They will probably come up with some excuse that rubbing alcohol can be used in bombs or rockets. Is there no end to their viciousness?




Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Charles Taylor walks out of war crimes trial

News Wires (text)

AP - Charles Taylor’s (pic below) war crimes trial is ending the way it began - with the former Liberian president boycotting proceedings and claiming they are politically motivated and unfair.

Taylor’s British attorney Courtenay Griffiths stormed out of the courtroom Tuesday after judges at the Special Tribunal for Sierra Leone refused to accept his 600-page summary of the case - a key document that distills three years of testimony from the defense’s perspective.

Taylor briefly stayed in his seat but later refused to return to the courtroom after a break. Griffiths said it would have been “unseemly” if Taylor had tried to walk out with his lawyer and had struggled with his U.N. guards.

The boycott was unlikely to have an impact on the outcome of the case. The three international judges ordered the proceedings to continue, and one judge appeared visibly angry at what he called Taylor’s attempt to dictate to the court.

“If Mr. Taylor thinks he can make orders or disobey orders of this court at will, simply because he thinks it is in his best interest to do so, then he is running this court, not us,” said Judge Richard Lussick, of Samoa.

France 24 |  8 Feb 2011 - read full report


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Swiss prosecutors to open a criminal investigation against Bush


Friday, February 4, 2011

Mubarak may end up being charge with Crimes Against Humanity!

3 feb 2011 - Eyewitnesses to a Massacre:

Reports from Inside Tahrir Square as Pro-Mubarak Forces Open Fire on Protesters

Just before dawn in Cairo today pro-government forces opened fire at Tahrir Square, the site of anti-Mubarak protests for the past 10 days. Minutes after the attack began, Democracy Now! spoke with Egyptian protesters Mona El Seif and Selma Tarzi inside Tahrir Square. [transcript]





Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Southern Thailand's - a tropical gulag!

AlJazeeraEnglish | January 25, 2011 - People & Power investigates the death of Sulaiman Naesa, just one of the many casualties of the conflict in southern Thailand which is now in its seventh year.




Sunday, January 23, 2011

Israel Moves Ahead On Massive Settlement Expansion

theGlobalReport | January 21, 2011 - Israel is moving ahead with a project to build 1,400 new homes in predominantly Arab East Jerusalem, a development that critics claim will deliver a death knell to the already faltering peace process.




Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Anniversary of Guantanamo Prison Marked with Protest.

VOAvideo | January 11, 2011 - Human rights organizations are demanding that U.S. President Barack Obama close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, nine years after the prison opened its doors. On Tuesday, protestors rallied in Washignton.