Susiya's survival is threatened. Demolition orders came days after residents petitioned Israel's High Court for justice. They challenged efforts by a neighboring Jewish-only settlement called Susiya. The extremist Regavim organization is also involved.
Israel's agreements aren't worth the paper they're written on. Rogue states don't deal. They demand. They lie. They cheat. They betray. They're intolerant of justice and other democratic values.
A diverse grassroots movement confronting the widespread use of prolonged solitary confinement in US prisons appears to be gaining momentum. On the morning of Tuesday, June 19, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights is having an important public hearing on “Reassessing Solitary Confinement: The Human Rights, Fiscal and Public Safety Consequences,” presided over by Chairman Dick Durbin.
The US Supreme Court is largely an instrument supporting wealth and power.
June 9th, 2012 - No One Is Illegal-Vancouver
The Law Union of Ontario...is dismayed by recent attacks by the Conservative Government’s Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, aimed at the grassroots migrant rights group No One Is Illegal. No One Is Illegal has a proven track record of working alongside migrant communities and individuals on issues relating to human rights and broader social justice...No One Is Illegal is an important and crucial voice of dissent.
Bahrain is one of the worlds most despotic police states.
America and Israel both wage wars on free and open expression. Whistleblowing journalists are targeted. Threats give others pause. Bradley Manning and Julian Assange understand Washington's wrath. So dooes Israeli journalist Anat Kam and Haaretz's national security reporter Uri Blau.
Odds are long against justice.
By Noam Chomsky - Znet
“In the history of human rights, the worst atrocities are always committed by somebody else, never us” – whoever “us” is...There is no shortage of heroic dissidents within the domains of U.S. influence and power, but they are as invisible as the Latin American victims.
By Justin Saunders - rabble.ca
In spite of some initial setbacks, Canada's long-dreaded 'warrantless wiretapping' legislation isn't dead yet...Bill C-30, originally introduced in February by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews as the Lawful Access Act, has profoundly negative implications for social movements, democracy and an open internet. If passed, it will go a long way toward establishing a surveillance society in Canada.
Racism is official Israeli policy.
By Candice Bernd - Thursday, May 31, 2012
Trenched up in riot gear and equipped with billy clubs, batons, pepper spray, machine guns, snarling dogs, whirring helicopters, LRAD sound cannons in tow the Chicago Police Department, the Illinois State Police and other government agencies and military forces casted the perfect climate for imminent clashes between themselves and NATO protesters for last week's summits as occupiers and activists descended on the Windy City to voice their discontent for a range of NATO-backed policies.
By D. H. KERBY - Counterpunch Weekend Edition
When General Mike Mullen and then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates held a press conference in essence declaring Assange an enemy of the state, the vast majority of journalists behaved as if they had just received their marching orders – no smear, no level of negative bias was from that point forward beneath them, and...Assange became a demon almost overnight. It was as if he became...someone of such ill-repute that it has become impossible to libel or slander him.
1 June 2012 - WSWS
“I’m just outraged and can’t believe we still have to protest against this kind of thing...WikiLeaks has exposed that the US is absolutely ruthless and I’m very afraid of what they will do next...The [Australian] government just wants to shut Assange up...They aren’t prepared to support this man and the mainstream media is not properly reporting on Assange’s situation. They are scared of the consequences.”
By John Pilger - Znet
...[T]he attempt to extradite Assange is unjust and political. I have read almost every scrap of evidence in this case and it's clear, in terms of natural justice, that no crime was committed...If the Supreme Court in London rejects Assange's appeal, the one hope is the independence of the Swedish courts. However...Sweden and the US have already begun talks on Assange's "temporary surrender" to the US -- where he faces concocted charges and the prospect of unlimited solitary confinement. And for what? For telling epic truths.