Snowden’s Case For Asylum Strengthens As US Officials Tell Press They Want To Murder Him

By: Friday January 17, 2014 5:26 am

Multiple officials within the United States government have told a reporter of their interest in murdering Edward Snowden. A killing that would take place outside of any legal proceeding or formal process. The US government officials not only expressed a desire to do it for their national security concerns but also a sense of personal [...]

New Documents Tie Henry Kissinger To ‘Dirty War’ In Argentina

By: Thursday January 16, 2014 6:21 am

Ever since The Trial of Henry Kissinger came out linking the former Secretary of State to illegal bombing in Cambodia, genocide in East Timor, and a coup in Chile there has been a renewed interest in discovering more about Kissinger and his conduct as a government official. That renewed interest has led to another discovery [...]

Guantanamo Bay Costs U.S. Taxpayers $1.2 Million Per Day

By: Tuesday July 30, 2013 5:58 am

Remember that illegal prison camp President Obama campaigned on closing, twice? Well not only is it an embarrassment and insult to the rule of law but it’s costing American taxpayers over a million dollars a day. Democratic lawmakers pushing to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay said on Wednesday its cost has skyrocketed to [...]

Force Feeding At Gitmo Will ‘Synchronize’ With Ramadan

By: Wednesday July 10, 2013 5:53 am

When torturing someone try to respect their religious traditions, it’s the humane thing to do. The kidnapped men being held in Guantanamo Bay, who have yet to be charged with a crime, will continue to be force feed during Ramadan. But, and here’s the humane part, the force feeding will be synchronized with Ramadan fasting. [...]

UPDATED: Rand Paul Filibuster For Human Rights Broke 12 Hours

By: Thursday March 7, 2013 6:59 am

Update 2:00 pm EST: The Obama Administration has issued a response on drones. The U.S. government cannot target an American citizen who is not engaged in combat on American soil, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Thursday during his daily press briefing. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) had on Thursday asked the administration if the [...]

United Nations: US Attacks Killed Hundreds of Afghan Children

By: Friday February 8, 2013 11:42 am

A report by the United Nations Committee of the Rights Of The ChildĀ is causing a stir in Washington and Brussels. The report claims the US and NATO bombing campaign has lead to the deaths of hundreds of Afghan children in recent years. Attacks by U.S. military forces in Afghanistan, including air strikes, have reportedly killed [...]

United Nations To Investigate U.S Drone Assassination Program

By: Friday January 25, 2013 9:14 am

Given that Congress has decided to let the President kill people – including American citizens – without any due process it seems once again America will only face its problems due to outside pressure. A United Nations expert has launched an investigation of drone attacks and targeted killings, scrutinizing a deeply controversial tool in the [...]

UN to Investigate US Drone Program

By: Friday October 26, 2012 1:29 pm

The United Nations special rapporteur for counterterrorism will lead an inquiry into civilian deaths from US drone strikes around the world, to determine whether the strikes violate international human rights and humanitarian laws. The announcement was made by Ben Emmerson QC, a UN special rapporteur, in a speech to Harvard law school in which he [...]

Annan Quits as Syria Mediator, as US Authorizes Covert Support

By: Thursday August 2, 2012 9:35 am

Kofi Annan has stepped down as the international crisis mediator for the UN on Syria, in an acknowledgement that without unity on the Security Council, nothing will be done at an international level. Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is stepping down as the U.N.-Arab League mediator in the 17-month-old Syria conflict at the end of [...]

Human Rights Watch Alleges Abuses By Opposition Groups in Syria

By: Tuesday March 20, 2012 11:00 am

There are reports that Saudi Arabia has sent military equipment to aid the rebels in the Free Syrian Army, according to an anonymous diplomat for the Arab nation. But who the “good guys” in this fight, considering the push by neoconservatives to arm these same Syrian rebels, or intervene militarily on their behalf. It turns out that human rights groups are now accusing the Syrian opposition of a litany of abuses.

Doctors Without Borders Describes Being Asked to Treat Patients Between Torture Sessions in Libya

By: Friday January 27, 2012 8:15 am

Glenn Greenwald had a good story yesterday about continuing human rights abuses in Libya, and how you cannot justify interventions on “humanitarian” grounds without being concerned about what you leave behind. There’s more indication of that today with this ugly situation described by Doctors Without Borders: Doctors Without Borders has suspended its work in prisons [...]

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