Tag Archives: Geneva Conventions

Extraordinary Rendition: Not Yet Obsolete

Lebanese man is target of first rendition under Obama Contractor Raymond Azar is arrested in Afghanistan, hooded, stripped and flown to the U.S. His alleged crime? Bribery. A human rights activist calls the case ‘bizarre.’ By Bob Drogin / August … finish reading Extraordinary Rendition: Not Yet Obsolete

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Moral High Ground: Elusive for the US Government

I will take some issue with Professor Cole, insofar as he does not acknowledge the extent of the bad behaviour by the United States government over the years, regardless of the political party in control. He writes as though it … finish reading Moral High Ground: Elusive for the US Government

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Even Genghis Kahn Knew Torture Doesn’t Work

Genghis Kahn. Art from Chinese Culture / Brooklyn College.Torture and the complicity of the physician By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / April 27, 2009 Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter to Thomas Cooper in 1823: “Man … finish reading Even Genghis Kahn Knew Torture Doesn’t Work

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Rafah Crossing: Let the Doctors Through !

Rafah crossing, EgyptReport From Rafah: Doctors Stopped at the BorderBy Bill Quigley / January 9, 2009 Rafah, Egypt — Dr. Nicolas Doussis-Rassias and many other volunteer doctors have been waiting in Rafah, Egypt for days. Nicolas and the other physicians … finish reading Rafah Crossing: Let the Doctors Through !

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Israel and Gaza : 100 Eyes for an Eye

Gaza’s central security headquarters and prison, known as the Seraya, after it was hit in an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City on Sunday. Photo by Adel Hana / AP. ‘Even if you set aside the magnitude of Israel’s violations … finish reading Israel and Gaza : 100 Eyes for an Eye

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Andy Worthington On Addressing the Bush Administration Legacy of Torture

Eric Holder, Obama’s choice for Attorney General.Obama and Holder Must Return to a September 10th Mind-SetBy Andy Worthington / December 8, 2008 During the election campaign, one of the sticks with which John McCain’s team attempted to beat Barack Obama … finish reading Andy Worthington On Addressing the Bush Administration Legacy of Torture

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Guantanamo: A US Government Desperate Not to Accept Responsibility for Its Mistakes

More treachery at GuantanamoBy Andy Worthington / November 03, 2008 For many of the prisoners at Guantanamo, the forthcoming US presidential election holds little promise of change. Although both Barack Obama and John McCain have pledged to close Guantanamo, the … finish reading Guantanamo: A US Government Desperate Not to Accept Responsibility for Its Mistakes

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Janice Tibetts :
Canadian Court Sides With U.S. Deserter

Read a gripping excerpt from Joshua Key’s book, “The Deserter’s Tale,” at the end of this article. It is a revelation. Ruling: Soldier witnessed enough rights abuses to gain Canadian asylum By Janice Tibetts | July 5, 2008 OTTAWA — … finish reading Janice Tibetts :
Canadian Court Sides With U.S. Deserter

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