Call it three-bagger injustice. Three "bad guys" in one week include one wrongfully arrested, another forced to plead guilty though innocent, and a third convicted without having committed a crime.
Oct 25, 2012 - CBC News
A B.C. teen...says his rights were violated when he was set upon by security guards and then arrested by police after photographing an incident at Metrotown shopping mall in Burnaby, B.C...."I was like, just perplexed. I was like, ‘What's going on here, why am I being treated like this...’”
For decades, Israel has literally gotten away with murder. Crimes of war and against humanity repeat regularly. Human and civil rights are spurned.
By JONATHAN COOK - Counterpunch
Six and a half years go, shortly after Hamas won the Palestinian national elections and took charge of Gaza, a senior Israeli official described Israel’s planned response. “The idea...is to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger”...While the health ministry determined that Gazans needed daily an average of 2,279 calories each to avoid malnutrition...military officials then found a host of pretexts to whittle down the trucks to a fraction of the original figure.
Daily incidents reveal Israeli state terrorism writ large. Praying to the wrong God is called terrorism. So is wanting out from under Israel's repressive boot.
Israeli policy includes repeated crimes of war and against humanity. Occupied Palestinians suffer most. Humanitarian activists are brutalized for trying to help.
By DANIEL KOVALICK - Counterpunch
For some time to come, Libya shall stand as an enduring symbol of the West’s hypocrisy, and indeed duplicity, on the issue of human rights. While the West, and especially the United States, justified its aerial bombardment of Libya last year on the pretense of saving civilians from a possible, future...attack by Gaddafi forces, the West is silent about the real and ongoing attack of the new Libyan regime upon the town of Bani Walid.
On October 20, masked Israeli commandos lawlessly interdicted Ship to Gaza Estelle in international waters. It was over 30 nautical miles from Gaza's coast when intercepted.
Two weeks after the release of Amnesty Intl’s new report on the use of prolonged solitary confinement inside California’s ‘Security Housing Units’ (SHUs), entitled "The Edge of Endurance: Conditions in California’s Security Housing Units," prisoners initiated another hunger strike, with 500 participants statewide. In this new interview, Tessa Murphy speaks about her visit to California SHUs and Amnesty's report based on the visit.
Haitians know adversity and anguish as well as anyone.
Israel wants it all. For decades, it's been systematically stealing Palestinian land and resources.
Forty-five years and counting.
World Premiere of Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal - An interview with Filmmakers Noelle Hanrahan and Steve Vittoria
On October 6, the new documentary film entitled Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal, will be making its world premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival, just north of San Francisco.
How do Palestinians manage every day? How do they deal with state-sponsored denial of their rights? How do they survive under suffocating conditions?
By Maureen Brosnahan - CBC News
A new report says many Canadians, especially in Alberta, are having their privacy rights violated because police are releasing non-criminal information in routine police checks..."The status quo is unacceptable..."There is an urgent need for greater fairness and clarity in the police background check process."