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Inadequate UN torture report … there’s more room in a broken heart.

I was crushed when I skimmed through the UN Human Rights Council’s Advance Version of the Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Given all that’s going on, I expected there to … Continue reading

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#SpyCables: IMHO, Congressional staffers should be ready to walk-out March 3rd … #EmptySeats

Leaked cables show Netanyahu’s Iran bomb claim contradicted by Mossad | World news | The Guardian Brandishing a cartoon of a bomb with a red line to illustrate his point, the Israeli prime minister warned the UN in New York … Continue reading

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German journalists confesses to planting stories to please intelligence agencies

Editor of Major German Newspaper Says He Planted Stories for CIA Saying he believes a medical condition gives him only a few years to live, and that he is filled with remorse, Dr. Udo Ulfkotte, the editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine … Continue reading

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UN experts: City of Detroit violating human right to water

Detroit: Disconnecting water from people who cannot pay – an affront to human rights, say UN experts GENEVA 25 June 2014 – Three UN experts* on the human rights to water and sanitation, adequate housing, and extreme poverty and human … Continue reading

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UN issues urgent action over disappearance of US citizen in Yemen | Reprieve

[Please note that this is not the first time Sharif Mobley “disappeared” … “Mr Mobley’s disappearance came on the eve of a court hearing at which Mr Mobley’s Yemeni lawyer was due to present extensive evidence on the US authorities’ … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter: ” … our country can no longer speak with moral authority …”

America’s Shameful Human Rights Record – NYTimes.com “At a time when popular revolutions are sweeping the globe, the United States should be strengthening, not weakening, basic rules of law and principles of justice enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human … Continue reading

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