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Trading Away Peace: How Europe Helps To Sustain Illegal Israeli Settlements

A coalition of 22 humanitarian and developmental NGOs published a new report, which is the first to compare available export data from Israeli settlements and Palestinians, calls on European governments to adopt a range of concrete measures to stop assisting settlement expansion and close the gap between words and practice. Press Release The European Union … Continue reading Trading Away Peace: How Europe Helps To Sustain Illegal Israeli Settlements

Silence Of The Drones

Exclusive: Even as the United States has withdrawn from Iraq and has begun to wind down the Afghan War, the lethal reach of the U.S. military has been extended into other countries through Predator drones. What is less known is the full human and political costs, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. Several friends of mine … Continue reading Silence Of The Drones

The Department Of Justice Escalating Criminalization Of Speech

Written by Glenn Greenwald Criminalizing Protected Political Speech Over the past several years, the Justice Department has increasingly attempted to criminalize what is clearly protected political speech by prosecuting numerous individuals (Muslims, needless to say) for disseminating political views the government dislikes or considers threatening. The latest episode emerged on Friday, when the FBI announced … Continue reading The Department Of Justice Escalating Criminalization Of Speech

China Lock-Down Seals Off Tibetan Unrest

Written by Michael Bristow Freedom For Tibetans In the past week alone, five people have set themselves on fire, in a campaign calling for more freedom for Tibetans. From the air, the snow-capped mountains of China's Sichuan province push through the clouds in dramatic formations. But it is not easy to see them from the … Continue reading China Lock-Down Seals Off Tibetan Unrest

China Keeps Close Eye On Government Opponents

Written by Michael Bristow Taxi Driver Makes A Call We had been in the taxi for about 20 minutes when the driver took a call, just as we were about to get out of the car. He seemed confused as he told the caller exactly where we were. "They're just getting out of the taxi … Continue reading China Keeps Close Eye On Government Opponents

Creating American Terrorists

Written by Philip Giraldi Introduction by Debra Ellis The follow article by human rights defender, Philip Giraldi, is particularly poignant, having just met with my congressman along with boat Captain, John Klusmire. I was a proud passenger aboard the Audacity of Hope, as part of the International Flotilla II ~ Stay Human and can attest … Continue reading Creating American Terrorists

Two Lesbians Raised A Baby And This Is What They Got

Codified Discrimination In Our Constitution Nineteen year old, University of Iowa student, Zack Wahls, eloquently proclaims that had Iowa banned gay marriage it would have, for the first time, codified discrimination into the US Constitution. Family, according to Zack is, "the commitment we make to each other and the love that binds." The Precarious Nature … Continue reading Two Lesbians Raised A Baby And This Is What They Got

UNESCO Files Complaint Against Israel For Violent Cartoon

On November 4 a cartoon was published in Haaretz which shows Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehub Barak sending an air force squadron to attack Iran, with Prime Minister Netanyahu ordering, "And on the way back you're gonna hit the UNESCO office in Ramallah!" Eric Falt, UNESCO's assistant director general for external relations … Continue reading UNESCO Files Complaint Against Israel For Violent Cartoon