Tag Archives: Amnesty International

Venezuela: Amnesty International in Service of Empire

Looking at the list of AI funders: all one has to do to see they are part of the system of psychological warfare that promotes U.S. imperialism.

God Only Knows, by Kathy Kelly

To date, the US continues selling weapons to the UAE and to its coalition partner, Saudi Arabia

Listening Angels + Father Time + Take Action for Peace | WAMM Newsletter

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.

Young Women from Mosul Describe Life Under Terror and ISIS

The actual testimonies of young women who wrote them in the English language: They are mothers, professionals, and students whose lives were severely disrupted.

Smart Power and “The Human Rights Industrial Complex”

The problem is both systemic and institutional in nature. As a result, many of the western world’s leading human rights organizations based in North America and Europe have become mirror reflections of a western foreign policy agenda and have become virtual clearing houses for interventionist propaganda.

Glenn Greenwald | Banned in Israel: An Interview With BDS Co-Founder Omar Barghouti

The travel denial came after months of disturbing public threats directed at him by an Israeli government that has grown both more extreme and more fearful of BDS’s growing international popularity.

Prominent Veterans Group Just Called On US Public to Say No to War

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.”

Women Under Siege: The missing women of the Mediterranean refugee crisis

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.

▶ Democracy Now! Deported Palestinian Scholar Sami Al Arian on His Chilling Post 9:11 Prosecution

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 […]

Obama: America “Exceptional” So We Don’t Prosecute Torturers

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 […]

Kathy Kelly: Uncomplicated, in Afghanistan

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 […]

[Video] Ratner: US Drone Strikes Are War Crimes, Despite Human Groups Reluctancy to Blast Obama

Published on Oct 25, 2013 Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch label drone strikes as indiscriminate but don’t go as far as to label them as war crimes  TheRealNews Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on […]

Two Human Rights Groups Target U.S. Drone Policy as Illegal

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 […]

Diana Johnstone> The Decline of Political Protest> Pussy Riot and Amnesty International

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 […]

Coleen Rowley> Are Human Rights Becoming a Tool of US “Smart Power”?

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 […]

Gary King> As the U.S. Moves into Southeast Asia, A Report on the Philippines

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 […]

Rowley & Wright> Amnesty’s Shilling for US-NATO Wars

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

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 […]