Ferguson Crackdown Loses US Credibility On Human Rights Around The World

By: Wednesday August 20, 2014 4:23 am

47 people were arrested in #Ferguson last night as a quiet protest turns violent: http://t.co/vVDmvDSVK1 pic.twitter.com/Pg3r28414K — The Root (@TheRoot) August 20, 2014 The police riots in Ferguson, Missouri are causing a headache for more than just local and state politicians. Not only has the federal government felt compelled to get involved in hopes of [...]

US Only Country To Vote No On UN Resolution Against Killing Civilians In Gaza

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 5:31 am

L.1 adopted w 29 votes for, 1 against and 17 abst, establishes #commissionofinquiry on current #humanrights in OPT. pic.twitter.com/00F5QoMSP2 — HRC SECRETARIAT (@UN_HRC) July 23, 2014 American exceptionalism strikes again. This time it manifested itself as the US being the only country on the United Nations Human Rights Council to vote against investigating the killing [...]

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 Child 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 [...]

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