UN Discovery Of Secret Detention Centre Revives Nightmares

By Amantha Perera, www.ipsnews.net -

By Amantha Perera for IPS - COLOMBO Sri Lanka , Dec 21 2015 (IPS) - Details of a secret detention center, where serious human rights abuses took place, deep inside the sprawling Tricomalee Naval [...]

UN Report: Mass Internet Surveillance

By Owen Bowcott and Spencer Ackerman, www.theguardian.com -

Mass surveillance of the internet by intelligence agencies is “corrosive of online privacy” and threatens to undermine international law, according to a report to the United Nations general [...]

Criminalisation Of Homeless In U.S. Criticised By UN

By Carey L. Biron, www.ipsnews.net -

A United Nations panel reviewing the U.S. record on racial discrimination has expressed unusually pointed concern over a new pattern of laws it warns is criminalising homelessness. U.S. [...]

The UN’s New Report On Global Warming Is The Most Terrifying Yet

By John Light, www.billmoyers.com -

The New York Times and Bloomberg News got a look at a draft of a new UN report on climate change. It’s bleak, to say the least. From the Times: Runaway growth on the emission of [...]

Senior MP Calls For Intl Commission To Assess US Domestic Crisis In Ferguson

By RT, www.rt.com -

Deputy State Duma speaker Sergey Neverov has called for various international organizations to create a joint group to assess the US authorities’ handling of the ongoing protest in the town of [...]

Join ‘For Earth, Against Empire’ Campaign

By Alliance For Global Justice, www.afgj.org -

Earth is dying. Earth is not just coming down with a cold. Earth is not just suffering a nightmare from which we all can and will suddenly wake up. Our planet is dying. Nothing [...]

Geneva, Bid To Shame US Over Killings

By Massoud Hayoun, www.america.aljazeera.com -

As outraged residents of Ferguson, Missouri continue to protest a police shooting that left unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown dead, Ron Davis – the father of another slain black [...]

Following Assault On Gaza, ‘Freedom Flotilla’ To Sail

By Sarah Lazare, www.commondreams.org -

Following Israel's latest military assault on Gaza, civil society groups from around the world say they are moving forward with plans to break the blockade on this besieged strip by sailing a [...]

Three Reasons Why The ICC Hasn’t Taken Action On Gaza

By Bill Blum, www.truthdig.com -

As the war in Gaza enters its second month, quelled for the moment by another 72-hour cease-fire, the question arises: Why hasn’t the International Criminal Court initiated a formal inquiry into [...]

Collapse Of America’s Great African Experiment

By Nick Turse, www.tomdispatch.com -

On return from his recent reporting trip to Africa, Nick Turse told me the following tale, which catches something of the nature of our battered world. At a hotel bar in Juba, the capital of [...]

Israel Attacks 100 UN Facilities In Gaza

By Somini Sengupta, www.nytimes.com -

In the midst of Israel’s battle with militants in Gaza over the past three weeks, skirmishes opened on a second front in recent days: Its strikes on United Nations facilities and the steep [...]

Environmentalists Plan Epic Climate March In NYC For Sep. 21st

By John Zangas, www.dcmediagroup.us -

The People’s Climate March will surge through Manhattan on September 21 with an expected quarter million individuals in attendance. Times Square will be the site of the historic gathering as many [...]

Speaking out about Palestine? This could happen to you.

By Noah Cohen, www.counterpunch.org -

A man is taken from his home by 20 armed, militarized police in fascist black uniforms. They break in through the doors and windows, rappel from the roof with ropes, storm the home where he lives [...]

Dutch State Liable For 300 Srebrenica Massacre Deaths

By AP, www.theguardian.com -

A court on Wednesday ordered the Netherlands to compensate the families of more than 300 men turned over to Bosnian Serb forces and later killed in the Srebrenica massacre 19 years ago. In an [...]

UN Human Rights Commissioner: Snowden Should Not Face Trial

By Reuters, www.theguardian.com -

The United Nations's top human rights official has suggested that the United States should abandon its efforts to prosecute Edward Snowden, saying his revelations of massive state surveillance [...]

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