Torture, Racism, Drones & Unlawful Killings: UN Human Rights Committee Releases Report on US Government

By: Thursday March 27, 2014 4:55 pm

The United Nations Human Rights Committee completed its review of the United States’ compliance with a major human rights treaty. It takes issue with the government’s interpretation that the treaty only applies to persons when they are inside the country and also expresses concern with drones, racism, gun violence, excessive use of force by police, [...]

Drone War in Yemen: Three Killed in Latest Strike, UN Report Demands Facts on Civilian Deaths

By: Monday March 3, 2014 11:50 am

While United States leaders lecture Russian President Vladimir Putin on respecting sovereignty and international law by not waging a war of aggression on Ukraine, the sovereignty of Yemen continues to be undermined by US drone strikes. Reportedly, at least one drone strike, the first in over a month, occurred in Yemen early in the morning [...]

Obama’s National Security Advisor Delivers Myth-Addled Speech on Waging War on Syria

By: Monday September 9, 2013 8:07 pm

National security advisor Susan E. Rice was sent by the administration of President Barack Obama to deliver a speech making the case for war on Syria at the New America Foundation, a think tank in Washington, DC. The speech was part of a public relations operation engineered by former Obama administration staffers the president has [...]

Obama Deploys Visceral Videos of Alleged Chemical Attack Victims to Manipulate & Grow Support for Syria War

By: Sunday September 8, 2013 2:55 pm

Struggling to win support for United States military strikes on Syria, the administration of President Barack Obama has launched an information operation on members of Congress and citizens of America, who still refuse to support engaging in an act of war in response to an alleged chemical attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The information [...]

UN Officials & IACHR Condemn US Government for Flagrantly Violating Human Rights at Guantanamo

By: Wednesday May 1, 2013 7:23 pm

The indefinite detention of individuals at Guantanamo Bay prison, “most of whom have not been charged, goes beyond a minimally reasonable period of time” and “constitutes a flagrant violation of international human rights law,” theĀ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and a United Nations (UN) working group on arbitrary detention stated today. The condemnation also [...]

Obama Calls Israeli Settlements ‘Counterproductive’ But Doesn’t Endorse Settlement Freeze

By: Thursday March 21, 2013 3:40 pm

President Barack Obama, during his visit to Israel, spoke at the Jerusalem Convention Center to Israeli students. It was a typically pragmatic speech, reminding the audience that US will defend the country against those who oppose its “right to exist” while at the same time outlining how Palestinians deserve a state of their own. It [...]

No Parity Between Violence by Israel and Violence by Hamas

By: Friday November 16, 2012 7:48 pm

Seventy-five thousand reservists in Israel have been called up for whatever Israel has planned for Gaza. It already has been bombarding it for three days and has asserted to the world that it must continue to respond to rocket attacks from Hamas because Israel cannot tolerate such terrorism. Yet, when one examines the collective punishment [...]

State Threats to International Election Observers Symptom of American Exceptionalism

By: Tuesday November 6, 2012 10:52 am

Multiple states, including Arizona, Iowa and Ohio, plan to make certain international election observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) go nowhere near state polling places on Election Day. At least three states, Arizona, Iowa and Texas, have warned observers they could be criminalized for being within one hundred feet of [...]

Assange Addresses UN Members, Lambasts Obama’s UN Address for Rewriting History

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 11:27 pm

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange addressed members of the United Nations at an event with Ecuador Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino and Center for Constitutional Rights legal director Baher Azmy. He spoke to members on the current status of his asylum case and how the United States currently is engaged in a wide investigation into members of [...]

Julian Assange to Address United Nations Members (VIDEO)

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:03 pm

UPDATE – 8:00 PM EST: Assange’s address concluded. I’ll have a post on his address soon. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will address the United Nations on the status of his asylum case within the hour via satellite from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino and Baher Azmy, legal director for the [...]

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