Why Gun Control Should Start at the Pentagon
Civil Rights / Death Penalty / Human Rights / Israel / War

Why Gun Control Should Start at the Pentagon

On October 3rd, the United States bombed a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Despite the fact that the hospital provided GPS coordinates to the U.S., despite the nine-foot flag on the roof marking the building as a hospital, and despite repeated pleas by hospital staff to U.S. officials to stop the bombings, the U.S. continued to … Continue reading

Human Rights in Palestine – Voices Across the Divide
Human Rights / Israel / Politics / Uncategorized / War

Human Rights in Palestine – Voices Across the Divide

Alice Rothchild, Director of the film, “Voices Across the Divide”, which features voices of Palestinian refugees, came to talk at American University on Friday following a screening of the film. Full video: <br /><a href=”http://www.ustream.tv&#8221; style=”font-size: 12px; line-height: 20px; font-weight: normal; text-align: left;” target=”_blank”>Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream</a> Continue reading

Hedges: Get In the Damn Streets!
Human Rights / Israel / Politics / Revolution / War / Whistleblowers

Hedges: Get In the Damn Streets!

Yesterday, Chris Hedges came to American University to discuss the Obama administration’s war on whistleblowers and the targeting of journalists. He began, “Over my own lifetime, 30 years as a reporter, I started covering the war in El Salvador in 1983, you’ve seen an assault against not only the press but basic civil liberties that make … Continue reading

Human Rights / Israel / Politics / Revolution / War

REBLOG: open calls for Genocide, hospitals destroyed,shut down… ‘israel’ is ‘defending’ its intent to genocide

Originally posted on In Gaza:
Electronic Intifada: “Concentrate” and “exterminate”: Israel parliament deputy speaker’s Gaza genocide plan: “Moshe Feiglin, the deputy speaker of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, has published a plan for the total destruction of the Palestinian people in Gaza. His detailed plan, which calls for the use of concentration camps, amounts to direct…

Human Rights / Israel / Politics / Revolution / War

Israeli military announce they will bomb al-Shifa hospita in #Gaza

Originally posted on In Gaza:
via Joe Catron: For immediate release: Israeli military announce they will bomb al-Shifa hospital in Gaza Al-Shifa hospital has received a phone call telling them a building of the hospital will be bombed. At 16:30, the hospital received a call from an unlisted number, stating a building needed to be…

The U.S. and the Wrong Side of History
Death Penalty / Israel / Politics

The U.S. and the Wrong Side of History

On Monday, November 19th, the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee once again voted for an international moratorium on capital punishment. The fourth draft resolution was adopted, with 110 states voting in favor, 36 abstaining, and 39 voting against the resolution.  Although not legally binding, the U.N. General Assembly’s resolutions signify international moral and political advances. Among those who voted … Continue reading