Tag Archives: Amnesty International
To date, the US continues selling weapons to the UAE and to its coalition partner, Saudi Arabia
Is there a group of human beings so evil that they don’t deserve human rights? The International Red Cross [ICRC] does not think so.
The actual testimonies of young women who wrote them in the English language: They are mothers, professionals, and students whose lives were severely disrupted.
Letter: There is not a perfect solution to the tragedy of Afghanistan. War has been the norm for the people of Afghanistan for nearly 37 years. The answer to ending the violence there is political, not military. The U.S. must withdraw and give the nation of Afghanistan back to the people of Afghanistan.
Amnesty International launches cheery ‘torture on your doorstep’ spoof ad to target London Arms Fair
Their website states: “For many years, the London Arms Fair (DSEI) has been showcasing arms to all kinds of governments, including known human rights abusers.”
From the article: For hundreds of thousands of women and girls envisioning a better, less violent life, the future is about as clear as a dark body of water lapping at the edge of a splintering wooden boat. Now that these women and girls have already made the treacherous crossing of the Mediterranean, it remains to be seen whether the land on which they have arrived—the land on which they have staked everything—will support them.
Published on Feb 6, 2015 Days after his deportation from the United States, the Palestinian activist and professor Sami Al-Arian discusses the end of his ordeal as the target of one of the most controversial prosecutions of the post-9/11 era. Sami was accused of ties to a militant group, but a Florida jury failed to […]
Legal experts and human rights advocates says prosecutions must follow Senate’s report on CIA torture as president says grave violations of domestic and international law should be kept “where they belong—in the past” By Jon Queally, staff writer Common Dreams December 10, 2014 Despite executive summary of Senate panel’s report on Tuesday, President Obama is still unwilling to […]
On November 7, 2014, while visiting Kabul, The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, noted that NATO will soon launch a new chapter, a new non-combat mission in Afghanistan. But it’s difficult to spot new methods as NATO commits itself to sustaining combat on the part of Afghan forces. At the gate of Emergency Hospital, Kabul […]
Like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch called on the U.S. to offer more transparency and accountability into the drone strikes program, and open itself to investigations of possible violations of international law. Posted by Scott Martelle Oct 22, 2013 truthdig.com Two notable human rights advocacy groups Tuesday took aim at the United States’ highly controversial—and possibly illegal—use of drones […]
The Decline of Political Protest> Pussy Riot and Amnesty International What is most notable about this attention, and the attention of the Western media in general, is its tone. The tone is by no means a diplomatic appeal intended to persuade authorities to free the women in question. Rather, it is a tone of provocation. by DIANA […]
Are Human Rights Becoming a Tool of US “Smart Power”? Big problems can develop when there are revolving doors and close collaborations between government officials, think tanks and NGOs representing human rights. By Coleen Rowley August/September 2012 World Wide WAMM Black Angel painting by Brom> Science Fiction and Fantasy genres have spawned images of The New […]
As the U.S. Moves into Southeast Asia, A Report on the Philippines By Gary King worldwideWAMM June/July 2012 Policy makers have announced plans to “rebalance” military presence by concentrating 60% of U.S. forces in the Pacific, offering vague rationales about defense. But U.S. military involvement in the Philippines enables exploitation by multi-national corporations and oppression […]
Coleen Rowley Former FBI Special Agent Amnesty’s Shilling for US-NATO Wars By Ann Wright and Coleen Rowley 06/18/2012 Huffington Post The new Executive Director of Amnesty International USA — Suzanne Nossel — is a recent U.S. government insider. So it’s a safe bet that AI’s decision to seize upon a topic that dovetailed with […]
Chase Madar> What the Laws of War Allow> Do the WikiLeaks War Logs Reveal War Crimes> Or the Poverty of International Law?
What the Laws of War Allow> Do the WikiLeaks War Logs Reveal War Crimes — Or the Poverty of International Law? By Chase Madar April 15, 2012 TomDispatch Anyone who would like to witness a vivid example of modern warfare that adheres to the laws of war — that corpus of regulations […]
3 Human Rights Groups Call for Release of Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Laureate By EDWARD WONG Published: October 7, 2011 New York Times BEIJING — Three prominent human rights groups called on China on Friday to release the imprisoned dissident writer Liu Xiaobo, who won the Nobel Peace Prize a year ago, and to […]