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 →

Political Prisoners in America

Political Prisoners in America - by Stephen LendmanNoted journalist HL Menchen described "The most dangerous man to any government (is someone) who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and... Continue Reading →

Israel Prohibiting the Right to Demonstrate

Israel Prohibiting the Right to Demonstrate - by Stephen LendmanThe 1907 Hague Convention's Article 43 and Fourth Geneva's Article 64 require that occupied territory penal laws stay in force, applicable to both occupier and occupied. However, since 1967, Israel issued over 2,500 Military Orders, controlling daily life solely for Palestinians, not settlers, the military commander... Continue Reading →

Bradley Manning: An American Hero

Bradley Manning: An American Hero - by Stephen LendmanManning, of course, is the courageous Army intelligence analyst turned whistleblower, who admitted leaking:-- "260,000 classified United States diplomatic cables and video of a (US) airstrike in Afghanistan that killed 97 civilians last year," and-- an "explosive (39 minute) video of an American helicopter attack in Baghdad... Continue Reading →

Palestinians Denied Access to Water

Palestinians Denied Access to Water - by Stephen LendmanAccording to OCHA (the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs), Palestinians face a serious water crisis, being denied access to their own resources.Cara Flowers with the Emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Group (EWASH - a coalition of almost 30 water and sanitation sector organizations in... Continue Reading →

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