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Archive for February, 2008

Israeli Occupation Forces Continue to Bombard Gaza

Posted by terres on February 29, 2008

Four Palestinian children were killed in an Israeli attack bringing the total death toll in Gaza Strip  to 36 in as many hours. Original Report


Gaza: A living Hell (Photo: AP)
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Racism is Alive and Disgusting in SA

Posted by terres on February 29, 2008

Forced to Eat Meat Laced with Urine

Black workers made to eat meat laced with urine and perform degrading acts by white university students has sparked outrage in South Africa.

Shocking and disgusting video at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=OOHsD-akNw0

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One in 100 U.S. Adults in Prison

Posted by terres on February 29, 2008

One in nine black men between 20 and 34 is locked up!

For the first time, one in 100 American adults is in jail or prison. According to a new study one in 30 men between 20 and 34 is behind bars. For the black men in the ratio is more than three times higher with one in nine black men in the same age group locked up.

The “corrections” spending for 2007 jumped to $49 billion an increase of $11 billion from 1987. Original report

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Palestinian women and children in Israeli imprisonment

Posted by feww on February 12, 2008

Tribunal Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January 2008

Israel and International Law
With focus on Palestinian women and children in Israeli imprisonment

Organizers: Human Rights March, UN Association and Mandela Center

1. Do the Israeli authorities fulfill their obligations as an occupying power in relation to the Palestinian women and children in Israeli captivity?

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2. Are the Palestinian women and children in Israeli prisons exposed to treatment prohibited by international conventions and the UN Convention against Torture?

Torture methods Children under 18 Women
1. physical beating 74% 44%
2. “shaking”1 36% 15%
3. suspension 70% 48%
5. segregation 71% 73%
14. enforced nakedness 59% 47%
15. sexual harassment and threats of rape 17% 36%

For more information visit: http://www.humanrightsmarch.dk/

3. Does Israel comply with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in relation to the imprisoned Palestinian children?

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Two brave Israeli soldiers arrest leader of the perpetrators (!)

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Palestinian girls arrested by Israeli Occupation forces, awaiting sexual humiliation!

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Another Palestinian youth arrested by the Israeli Occupation Forces:
On his way to the torture chambers

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A defiant Palestinian kid looks on …

For more information visit: http://www.humanrightsmarch.dk/

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The machine gun of capitalism

Posted by terres on February 7, 2008

Dead soldiers, peak oil and mind-boggling profits; praise Jesus, the machine’s still working

By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist
Wednesday, February 6, 2008

… Or how about this for dark math: $40 billion for the year, 4,000 dead U.S. soldiers … that’s a cool $10 million in pure profit for every American soldier BushCo has thrown to the wolves of petroleum, just for 2007 alone. Even if you factor in the 20,000 wounded, paralyzed and brain damaged U.S. soldiers — not to mention the record number of military suicides — on a body-by-body basis, you’ve still got yourself one hell of a sweet profit margin. See Dick Cheney’s vile, crooked little grin? Now you know where it comes from.

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Israeli Crimes Against Humanity

Posted by terres on February 6, 2008

International Citizen’s Tribunal on Lebanon

ENDORSE THE TRIBUNAL AT http://www.iacenter.org/LebTribunalEndorse2008

Tribunal Schedule

An international citizen’s tribunal on the crimes committed by the Israeli army in Lebanon will be held at the International Associations Center in Brussels, Belgium, on February 22-24, 2008. The International Action Center has endorsed this tribunal and the work of the Commitee of International Citizens that is organizing the tribunal. Included below is a letter from the organizers, a program for the Tribunal and the original call with the first list of signers. To contact the organizers:
Email: contact.tribunal@yahoo.fr Blog: WWW.tciccg.over-blog.com


An international citizen’s tribunal on
the crimes committed by the Israeli army in Lebanon
Brussels, 22-23-24 February 2008

The moderators sincerely hope the above campaign is not another black hole of inaction by the gatekeepers!

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No Debate

Posted by terres on February 4, 2008

By Ralph Nader

The first part of the No Debate by Nader can be found at: Nader.org: No Debate

In the second part of the article Nader asks:

Here are a few questions of my own. “Senator Obama, you have taught Constitutional law. Has President Bush violated the Constitution, federal statutes and international treaties during his two terms of office? If so, please elaborate and tell the American people what you think should be done about holding the self-described “responsibility” President accountable under the impeachment authority of Congress and other laws of the land?”

“Senator Clinton, you represent New York, which includes the large banking, brokerage and investment firms colloquially called Wall Street. Eliot Spitzer, became Governor of your state largely on his widely reported reputation for prosecuting corporate crooks who fleeced investors, pensioners and workers of hundreds of billions of dollars. He often remarked that the federal criminal laws were too weak and the Securities and Exchange Commission was too lenient.

“As the Senator from New York, what specifically have you done to advance a strong crackdown on corporate crime with tougher laws and larger enforcement budgets? And, specifically, what do you intend to do as President?”

“Senator Obama, you have often spoken about your health insurance plan as a way to reduce costs. Yet you do not discuss three major cost reduction opportunities. The GAO, the investigative arm of Congress, estimates that ten percent of the entire health expenditures in this country go down the drain due to computerized billing fraud and abuse. This year, that amounts to $220 billion.

“Under a single payer plan, administrative expenses would be cut by about two-thirds. That would amount to hundreds of billions of dollars a year in savings. And the Harvard School of Public Health study estimates about 80,000 people die every year from medical malpractice in hospitals, estimating costs years ago of $60 billion a year. These are large savings in a $2.2 trillion a year health care industry.

“Do you agree and, if so, why have you ignored proposing practical actions in these areas?”

“Senator Clinton, you have long urged more money for children’s programs. One way to make this possible is to end or diminish the complex system of corporate welfare—subsidies, handouts, giveaways and bailouts of business corporations. These amount to hundreds of billions of dollars a year, directly and through tax loopholes. Why have you not moved against such spending so that some of the money may go to help needy children? And specifically, what would you do as President to develop standards curtailing runaway corporate welfare programs pushed by corporate lobbyists?”

Is reportorial self-censorship limiting the questions presented to the Presidential candidates? You decide.

END

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