Tag Archives: Suzanne-Nossel

Hedges: PEN America and the Betrayal of Julian Assange

“When the ruling class peddles lies there is no cost for parroting them back to the public. The cost is paid by those who tell the truth.”

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.

Coleen Rowley on Drones> NYT Letter to the Editor, with additional comments

Coleen Rowley on Drones> NYT Letter to the Editor, with additional comments From Coleen: [November 30, 2012] the NY Times published my letter criticizing Obama’s reliance on lethal drones!  As luck would have it, my letter was published just under one on the same topic by Suzanne Nossel, the director of Amnesty International.  Nossel’s focused […]

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 […]

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 […]