The Price for Justice: Resettlement of the Chagos Islands
Civil Rights / Human Rights / Politics / Revolution / War

The Price for Justice: Resettlement of the Chagos Islands

Published on Truthout In over 40 years, despite multiple court cases in two different countries (some lost, some won, some won and later overturned), hunger strikes, protests, media events, petitions to the UN, and even Kickstarter campaigns, the exiled people of the Chagos Islands, some 300 miles south of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, … Continue reading

Chris Woods and Col. Ann Wright: Morality and Legality of Drones
Human Rights / Politics / War

Chris Woods and Col. Ann Wright: Morality and Legality of Drones

The following is from a talk at American University on the morality and legality of drones: It is no longer up for debate, Chris Woods, London-based investigative journalist, said, that drones and their use in warfare make the likelihood of war greater. This is our modern war – remotely piloted drones being controlled by someone … 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

Happy Birthday, Bradley Manning!
Politics / Whistleblowers

Happy Birthday, Bradley Manning!

Yesterday, December 17th, was PFC Bradley Manning‘s 25th Birthday, making this his third birthday in prison without trial. Bradley Manning is accused of releasing information, including the Collateral Murder video which shows a U.S. Apache helicopter crew in Iraq killing unarmed civilians and two Reuters journalists, as well as other information concerning the U.S. military in … Continue reading