Land grabbing: A new colonialism

A nascent oil palm plantation in southeastern Sierra Leone owed by Socfin Agriculture Company, which in March 2011 signed a 50-year lease with the government of Serra Leone. Photo by Felicity Thompson/IRIN. By Alan Broughton November 6, 2012 – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — Since the global financial crisis of 2008 and its…

Hurricane Sandy is another blow to Haiti

Farmers in Haiti. Photo by Elizabeth Whelan. By Roger Annis November 10, 2012 — Rabble, posted at Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal with Roger Annis’s permission — Hurricane Sandy struck another heavy blow to Haiti on October 23, 24, 2012. At least 54 people died and dozens more are missing. Several tens of thousands…

Health of Hunger Strikers Continues to Deteriorate as Strike Escalates

http://www.addameer.org/etemplate.php?id=531 Ramallah, 13 November 2012 – Addameer is deeply concerned for the lives of three hunger strikers and the health of one former hunger striker who are held in Israeli prisons. Ayman Sharawna has been on an open hunger strike since 1 July 2012; today marks his 136th day of striking. Addameer lawyer Fares Ziad…

On assisted suicide:Greece

Once upon A Time Things were Like this in Europe with Greece holding one of the lower places in Suicides .The chart is from Wikipedia 2009-2010 Rank Country Male Female Total Year 1  Lithuania[3] 54.6 11.6 31.6 2011 2  South Korea[4] (more info) 41.4 21.0 31.2 2010 3  Guyana 39.0 13.4 26.4 2006 4  Kazakhstan…

Racism and Human Rights in Switzerland

The close relationship between persons in custody and the authorities can give rise to an increased risk for the violation of human rights. The protection of human rights therefore is of central importance to the penal system. Nevertheless, Switzerland does not always abide by the law, in particular in the following fields: Overcrowded prisons Since…

Abu Ghraib-style humiliation in Greece

Fifteen people arrested in Athens says they were subjected to what their lawyer describes as an Abu Ghraib-style humiliation Read the original article here Tuesday 9 October 2012 13.08 BST Protesters carry a banner that reads Fascism Never Again, during a protest in Pireaus near Athens. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/AP Fifteen anti-fascist protesters arrested in Athens…

The new dark age: Dictatorship on the Press – Greece 2012

2012 Scores Press Status: Free Press Freedom Score: 30 Legal Environment: 9 Political Environment: 15 Economic Environment: 6 The constitution includes provisions for freedom of speech and the press, and citizens have access to a broad array of privately owned print and broadcast outlets. However, there are some limits on speech that incites fear, violence,…

Personal Freedom and Human Rights 2012 Part II : Syria-Sudan

Interactive International Ranking Map 2012 here Interactive International Personal Freedom Ranking here Syrian Arab Republic Syria is ranked 75 out of 86 in the 2012 Social Institutions and Gender Index. The country was ranked 59 out of 102 in the 2009 Social Institutions and Gender Index. Syria is ranked in 119th place in the 2011…

Personal Freedom and Human Rights 2012- Part I

Interactive International Ranking Map 2012 here Interactive International Personal Freedom Ranking here   The top 10 countries are Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Ireland. The bottom 10 countries are Ethiopia, Yemen, Zimbabwe, Togo, Burundi, Haiti, Chad, Afghanistan, Congo and the Central African Republic.   Jordan Jordan is not…

Originally posted on Video Rebel's Blog:
Psychopaths do not reveal themselves until they do something which requires a conscience. They can imitate the behavior of others and for example to pretend grief at a funeral. But they reveal themselves to a camera as when President Clinton exited a funeral laughing and joking but instantaneously…