Israel’s Lawless Arrest of Ahmad Qatamish

Israel's Lawless Arrest of Ahmad Qatamish - by Stephen LendmanOn April 21, the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association expressed grave concern about Qatamish's arrest:"not only because (it's) motivated by his political opinions and beliefs and as such should be considered a case of arbitrary detention, but also because (he's) been (targeted by) Israeli... Continue Reading →

Brutal State Terror in Bahrain

Brutal State Terror in Bahrain - by Stephen LendmanA previous article discussed police state terror in Bahrain, accessed through the following link:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/04/police-state-terror-in-bahrain.htmlSaying sporadic protests began last summer, major ones began for regime change on February 14, the tenth anniversary of the public referendum on the Bahrain National Action Charter - a monarchy reform initiative to... Continue Reading →

Systematic Injustice Against Sundiata Acoli

Systematic Injustice Against Sundiata Acoli - by Stephen LendmanIn her book titled "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," Michelle Alexander cites Martin Luther King in 1968 highlighting the need to shift from civil to human rights advocacy, saying initiatives for it just began. In fact, it's truer now than then... Continue Reading →

BP Stonewalling Compensation to Gulf Residents

BP Stonewalling Compensation to Gulf Residents - by Stephen LendmanOn April 23, a New York Times editorial headlined, "Quick Help for the Gulf," mocking grave environmental damage as well as affected communities and residents in typical Times cavalier fashion, saying:BP's April 21 announced "$1 billion down payment on its obligation to restore the Gulf of... Continue Reading →

2010 State Department Human Rights Report on Haiti

2010 State Department Human Rights Report on Haiti - by Stephen LendmanHaiti's human rights history is long and abusive, alleviated only during Jean-Bertrand Aristide's tenure. Besides achieving impressive social, economic and political gains, he respected and promoted justice and human rights initiatives. For the first time ever, those arrested had formal hearings before a judge... Continue Reading →

Commemorating Palestinian Political Prisoners

Commemorating Palestinian Political Prisoners - by Stephen LendmanSince 1979, April 17 annually is Palestinian Prisoners Day, commemorating Mahmoud Hijazi's 1974 release - the first ever prisoner swap with Israel.Acknowledging the day, the Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association highlighted the thousands of persecuted prisoners, launching a new campaign on their behalf "to raise awareness... Continue Reading →

Al Jazeera’s War on Gaddafi

Al Jazeera's War on Gaddafi - by Stephen LendmanBased on its recent Libyan and Gulf states reporting (or lack thereof), Qatar-based Al Jazeera's credibility appears extremely compromised.A previous article said the following:Overall, its Libya misreporting has been deceitful, functioning more as a propaganda arm for Washington, NATO and insurgents, indistinguishable from US and other western... Continue Reading →

Koch Brothers’ Pernicious Political Influence

Pernicious Koch Brothers Political Influence - by Stephen LendmanAn earlier article on America's Tea Party discussed its backers, including David and Charles Koch, billionaire owners of Koch Industries, a privately owned energy conglomerate with interests in manufacturing, ranching, forestry, finance, and numerous other ventures in 60 countries and 45 states. In 2009, Forbes called it... Continue Reading →

Poisoning Mother Earth: Fukushima and America’s Gulf

Poisoning Mother Earth: America's Gulf and Fukushima - by Stephen LendmanAs best we know it, the shocking truth is that preventable disasters keep proliferating life destroying contamination globally. Yet news about them is suppressed, so few people everywhere are unaware how calamitously they're being harmed.As a result, distinguished environmental researcher, Dr. Ilya Perlingieri, now warns... Continue Reading →

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