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The Failure of Anti-Terrorist Militarism


The US government on Tuesday, 21 October 2008 without explanation dropped all war crimes charges against five men who have been held without trial at the secretive prison at Guantanamo, Cuba. As if caught in Sisyphus-like existence for an eternity, the American government created a black hole into which mostly victims of vigilante justice have [&hellip... more →

The Politics of Hunger


“Hunger is a political problem. We have enough food. It is not a question of doubling the amount of supermarkets. The question is how much money it takes to buy food,” recently explained in a Berlin speech Olivier de Schutter, a law professor, human rights campaigner and the UN’s new top advisor on food. Sure, [&hellip... more →

Holding Electronics Industry Responsible


Without mobile phones modern communication seems impossible. The total number of mobile telephone subscriptions reached 3.3 billion in 2007. More than 1.1 billion mobile phones were manufactured worldwide that same year. Most of us living in the developed world own at least one or two mobile phones, getting a new one almost every year. The [&hellip... more →

Companies Commiting War Crimes


Should there be a death penalty for corporations severely violating human rights? Or would house arrest be preferable? These and many other contemporary questions were discussed the passed three days during an international conference on transnational corporations and human rights in Berlin, Germany. There currently exists no binding mechanism (hard law= treaties or international agreements [&hellip... more →

China Attempts to Stifle NGO Statement on Tibet


This report demands widespread understanding and recognition. I offer it in full. Monday, September 29, 2008 1:03 AM From: “Tibetan UN Advocacy” <> China Attempts to Stifle NGO Statement on Tibet (Phayul) September 15, 2008 Phayul [Thursday, September 11, 2008]Ngawang C. Drakmargyapon Phayul Special Correspondent United Nations, Geneva, 10 September -Ambassador Martin Ihoeghian Uhomohbhi of Nigeria, [&hellip... more →

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