Gender-Based Violence in Haiti

Gender-Based Violence in Haiti - by Stephen LendmanThe Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) works with grassroots groups there, in America, and the Haitian Diaspora, developing effective human rights advocacy for some of the world's most oppressed, impoverished, and long-suffering people, over 500 years and counting.In late July, it issued a new report... Continue Reading →

Obama’s Gulf Swim Was Fake

Obama's Gulf Swim Was Fake - by Stephen LendmanOn August 15, AP reported that Obama gave his "personal assurances of (the) Gulf's safety," saying:"Beaches all along the Gulf Coast are clean, they are safe, and they are open for business."He lied.The same day, Britain's government owned BBC reported:"Barack Obama has taken a swim in the... Continue Reading →

The Scott Sisters: Victimized by American Injustice

The Scott Sisters: Victimized by American Injustice - by Stephen LendmanTheir story is shocking, disturbing, yet common - African Americans indicted, prosecuted, convicted and imprisoned despite their innocence. Nearly always society's most vulnerable are affected, including Muslims by the "war on terror" and people of color - Jamie and Gladys Scott's experience explained below.Updated information... Continue Reading →

Universal Jurisdiction to Hold Israel Accountable

Universal Jurisdiction to Hold Israel Accountable - by Stephen LendmanThe well-established universal jurisdiction principle (UJ) holds that certain crimes are too grave to ignore, including genocide, crimes of war and against humanity.Thus, under UJ, nations may investigate and prosecute foreign nationals when their country of residence or origin won't, can't, or hasn't for any reason.... Continue Reading →

From Goldstone to Uribe

From Goldstone to Uribe - by Stephen LendmanDespite a credible start, the fix is in. Expect justice again to be denied. After the Gaza War (Operation Cast Lead), the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) appointed Justice Richard Goldstone to lead an independent four-person fact-finding Commission to investigate human rights and humanitarian law violations committed on... Continue Reading →

Net Neutrality Threatened

Net Neutrality Threatened - by Stephen LendmanThis article follows two previous ones, accessed through the following links:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2009/11/struggle-for-net-neutrality.htmlhttp://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/07/under-threat-free-and-open-internet.htmlFree Press.net is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working for media reform through education, organizing and advocacy - Net Neutrality its defining issue, keeping it free and open, letting users access all content without restrictions, limitations, or discrimination, an... Continue Reading →

America’s Gulf: A Toxic Crime Scene

America's Gulf: A Toxic Crime Scene - by Stephen LendmanOn August 4, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a Department of Commerce agency, reported that:"The vast majority of the oil from the BP oil spill has either evaporated or been burned, skimmed, recovered from the wellhead or dispersed, much of which is in the... Continue Reading →

The Charade Begins: Netanyahu’s Flotilla Massacre Probe Testimony

The Charade Begins: Netanyahu's Flotilla Massacre Probe Testimony - by Stephen LendmanOn August 9, Israel's self-appointed Turkel Commission, its planned whitewash, began hearings into the Freedom Flotilla massacre, a humanitarian mission delivering essential aid to besieged Gazans, Israeli officials blaming the victims, not themselves.After the incident, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said organizers incited the attack.... Continue Reading →

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