Tag Archives: human rights violations

Evergreene Digest: The Privatization of War: Mercenaries, Private Military and Security Companies (PMSC)

Private military and security companies (PMSC) are the modern reincarnation of a long lineage of private providers of physical force: corsairs, privateers and mercenaries. Mercenaries, which had practically disappeared during the XIXth and XXth centuries, reappeared in the 1960’s during the decolonization period operating mainly in Africa and Asia. Under the United Nations a convention […]

John Kiriakou: The Pope Goes to Prison in America

Kiriakou: The United States is not the only country in the world with private, for-profit prisons, although it certainly has the most, and it has the worst.

Eva Golinger: The Assange case is a political persecution

The confirmation Wednesday by a Swedish court of international arrest warrant for Julian Assange demonstrates that “there is a police investigation, but a political persecution,” says lawyer and author Eva Golinger. RT.com  Published: July 16, 2014 | 22:37 GMT Last updated: July 16, 2014 © REUTERS Note: This article has been translated from Spanish by an […]

Zoltan Grossman: The Enemy of Your Enemy is Not Always Your Friend

So it may be controversial for far-right parties to join governments in the West, but it is permissible in the East if they are mainly opposing Russia.  The next time you’re influenced by a facebook meme or a heart-wrenching youtube video about human rights violations by an “enemy” of the West, think about the atrocities […]

Ryan Shapiro: Is Freeing a Duck Terrorism?

Nonviolent Civil Disobedience is a great American tradition. Editor’s Note:  It is not only environmental activists who are being charged with being “terrorists.”  All over the country—at the Republican National Convention in 2008, during the Occupy movement, and ongoing—activists who are arrested in acts of civil disobedience for dissent from animal rights, antiwar and antidrone […]