Originally posted on Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
Every year on Thanksgiving, a sunrise ceremony at Alcatraz Island (famous as home to a US military prison and then federal prison until 1963) brings indigenous peoples from many parts of the globe as well as local supporters to celebrate the 1969 indigenous takeover of Alcatraz and ongoing…

Gaza: Human Rights Hypocrisy

November 23, 2012   “With a ceasefire in place, Israel and Hamas should put the well-being of civilians on both sides front and center. That means putting in place measures to end human rights abuses as well as violations of the laws of war, and to ensure justice for victims.” Joe Stork, deputy Middle East…

Originally posted on The Diary of my Insomnia:
Fergana Valley- March 1992 Location: Uzbekistan Gallons: 87.7 millionHow It Happened: Nearly 88 million gallons of oil spilled from an oil well in Fergana Valley, one of Uzbekistans’s most active energy- and oil-refining areas. While the spill didn’t get much press at the time, it is the…

Fighting resumes in Mali-ICC “may” look into Mali killings

Amsterdam – The International Criminal Court prosecutor’s office warned Mali on Tuesday that it may look into possible crimes, following reports of killings, abductions, rapes and conscription of children. “The office has been closely following the developments in Mali since clashes erupted around 17 January 2012,” the prosecutor said in a statement. “According to several…

South Africa:Military warns of SANDF jobs scam

2012-11-08 21:15 SANDF (Picture: Sapa)   Johannesburg – The military has warned of a scam selling desperate people empty promises of reintegration into the SA National Defence Force. Spokesperson Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga said on Thursday there were no plans to integrate former soldiers and jobless young people into the defence force. The integration process…

Human Rights Defenders Needed in Gaza: An urgent call for people of conscience

Human Rights Defenders Needed in Gaza: An urgent call for people of conscience Due to the failures of the United Nations, governments and the International community to fulfill their obligation to protect the besieged civilians of Gaza, and the apparent failure of ceasefire negotiations, we urge people of conscience to come to Gaza to act…

Syria: François Hollande wants to sponsor Islamic emirates

Syria: François Hollande wants to sponsor Islamic emirates Source – by Thierry Meyssan France claims to be at the forefront of the fight for freedom in Syria. In fact, she brazenly violates the basic principles of international law to fulfill her dream of re-colonization of a country she held from 1923 to 1944. This ambition…

Russia-China Cooperation: Pillar of International Stability

Originally posted on Antiwar literary and philosophical selections:
Global Times November 28, 2012 Russia-China rapport can be pillar of international stability ==== China has “three rings” of diplomacy. The first ring is sound relations with big powers; the second is friendly ties with its neighbors; and the third is all-round cooperation with other developing countries.…