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  • Putinís Soviet Style Kremlin is Too Much for ďJVĒ Team Obama

    10/15/2014 10:10:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Vladimir Putin is quietly toiling away at reestablishing last century¬ís utopia-on-earth, known more commonly as the Soviet Union. Aside from rolling some T-72 tanks into Crimea, and giving a helping hand to the Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine, he¬ís also been ramping up efforts to remake modern Russia into a more 20th century image. Putin¬ís Justice Ministry (I¬ím not sure, but it is possible that they took that agency¬ís name straight from the pages of a George Orwell book) is trying to shut down one of Russia¬ís oldest civil rights organizations.I know, I know, I know... You¬íre thinking ¬ďso what?¬Ē...
  • SanFran Mayor Considers WiFi Internet a Basic Human Right.

    10/04/2005 8:27:16 AM PDT · by Fun Bob · 55 replies · 1,975+ views
    NJCSD ^ | Tuesday, 04 October 2005 | editor
    SF Mayor Gavin Newsom has declared universal access to wireless Internet to be a "fundamental right of all citizens" and stated that access to the Internet†"is a civil rights issue as much as anything else."† This is the same San Francisco government pushing†a complete ban of all handguns within city limits.† They are putting it to a referendum and proposition H will be on San Francisco city ballots next month.† If it passes, any possession of a handgun within city limits will be banned.† Everyone but government personnel and security guards will have to surrender their handguns within 90 days.†...
  • San Francisco mayor sees wireless service as "basic right" [Internet Communists]

    10/03/2005 9:44:44 PM PDT · by mr. mojo risin · 54 replies · 1,113+ views
    cnn ^ | 10-3-05 | cnn
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who became internationally known for his campaign a year ago to legalize gay marriage, on Monday said he considered wireless Internet access a fundamental right of all citizens. Officials said 24 proposals had been turned into the city to deliver wireless Internet services, ranging from Web search company Google Inc., Cingular, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, to Internet service provider EarthLink. Newsom told a news conference that he was bracing for a battle with telephone and cable interests along with state and federal regulators who he said are looking to...
  • Should the Federal Gov't Consider Internet Access a 'Civil Right?'

    08/15/2011 2:37:28 PM PDT · by magellan · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 15, 2011 | Billy Hallowell
    Is access to the Internet a "civil right?" Each individual's answer to this question is generally dependent upon a variety of factors ó political affiliation, geographic location, economic status and the like. While one side of the debate claims that high speed broadband access is most certainly a right that everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status, should enjoy, others disagree. Really, the entire debate is focused upon the "haves" and "have nots" (i.e. the people fortunate enough to have access at home or in their local communities and those who do not have the ability, for a variety of reasons, to...
  • Good news from would-be president Martin OíMalley: ďWiFi is a human rightĒ

    10/08/2014 7:32:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    Reading this made me feel like Ron Burgundy listening to Baxter tell him he ate a whole wheel of cheese: I‚Äôm not even mad. It‚Äôs amazing.Jon Ward of Yahoo News wonders if the next human right is the right to Frosted Flakes. ‚ÄúBaby boomers and older were often told that if we specialize in terms of our skills, we will be more secure and prosperous, that the definition of ‚Äėmaking it‚ÄĚ was living out in the suburbs as far way as possible with the biggest lawn possible,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúYoung people have flipped that on its head. Younger people...
  • Maryland Governor Claims WiFi is a Human Right

    10/08/2014 3:09:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    townhall.com ^ | october 8, 2014 | christine rousselle
    Governor of Maryland and potential 2016 Democrat presidential candidate Martin O'Malley raised eyebrows on Wednesday when he was quoted in a†CNN†profiledeclaring access to wireless internet (WiFi) as a "human right." The quote occurred when O'Malley was discussing the "rebirth" of the American city and the skills of young people that make these changes happen.†
  • O'Malley calls Wi-Fi 'a human right'

    10/09/2014 6:02:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 60 replies
    thehill.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a potential Democratic White House contender, said in an interview published Wednesday that "Wi-Fi is a human right." O'Malley, a two-term governor who has fundraised vigorously for Democrats running in midterms races this year, said in an interview with CNN that he can relate to his 20-something daughters. "I am noticing a generational shift. While baby boomers were led to believe that sometimes our prosperity comes from separating from other[s], people under 40 believe that it will come from being closer to others," he said. OíMalley said young people are no longer following the path of...
  • US report: Chinaís human rights record worsening

    10/09/2014 6:03:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2014 8:19 PM EDT
    A U.S. report released Thursday says Chinaís human rights record has worsened in key areas over the past year and that limits on free speech and assembly are growing. The annual report by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China said the country has tightened restrictions on civil society, rights advocates, journalists and religious organizations. It added that President Xi Jinping has adhered ďto the authoritarian model of his predecessorsĒ since taking power last year. That model ďposes a serious challenge to U.S.-China relations and Chinaís own development,Ē the report said. It recommended that the U.S. press for more freedoms in China,...
  • Put UK back in charge of human rights laws

    10/03/2014 9:08:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:58 EST, 2 October 2014 | (Daily Mail Comment)
    For years, the Mail has campaigned against the insidious and remorseless undermining of the sovereignty of Parliament and our judicial system by the remote, unaccountable European Court of Human Rights. From demanding that prisoners should get the vote to halting the deportation of terrorists who hate this countryís values, it is synonymous with judgments that fly in the face of common sense and the interests of the British people. Indeed, judicial activism in Strasbourgóand, remember, some ECHR members represent countries with populations smaller than the London borough of Islingtonóhas warped the original noble intentions of the British authors of the...
  • Is Justice For Christians Possible? World Court to Decide

    09/29/2014 1:18:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Joanne Moudy
    We all know how tolerant radical Shariía Muslims are toward Christians, especially when it comes to kidnapping, torture, hangings, and beheadings. As brutal as they are toward Western Christians, they are even worse (if thatís possible) toward Islamic converts. Itís also no secret that Shariía based Islamic governments donít like to be criticized for the iron veil of oppression by which they control their populations. So in 2009 when an Iranian web publisher petitioned Sweden for asylum in order to escape political persecution from the strangulating Iranian government, one would think the welcome mat would have been laid out...
  • UN Appoints Great-Grandson of Caliph Who Opposes Free Speech as Human Rights Chief

    09/27/2014 4:44:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/27/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The UN is not just a joke. It‚Äôs also a really expensive waste of money. But sometimes it can be hard to remember that. Prince Zeid Ra¬íad Zeid Al Hussein was officially appointed by the 193-Nation UN General Assembly to become the next United Nations human rights chief in Geneva.¬ďPrince Zeid¬ís work on sexual violence and his leadership on the international criminal court give a good foundation for this new role,¬Ē said Peggy Hicks, global advocacy director at Human Rights Watch. I bet. Jordanian law protects the perpetrators of honor crimes.The section of the penal code most frequently invoked on...
  • What if everything we've done in Iraq has been a mistake?

    09/24/2014 10:08:04 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 134 replies
    Radix News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    What if Iraq is not a country of people with common cultures and interests and generally accepted borders, but rather an amalgam of warring groups cobbled together by British and American diplomats? What if only a strongman like Hussein ó however evil and ill suited for government by Western standards ó can keep peace and stability in an artificial country like Iraq?
  • American is sentenced to six-years hard labor in communist country (North Korea)

    09/14/2014 10:26:00 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 September 2014 | By Associated Press
    The American who tore up his own tourist visa on landing in North Korea and demanded to be arrested so that he could experience prison life in the communist nation has been sentenced to six years hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage. Matthew Miller, 24, of Bakersfield, California, looked thin and pale at his trial in Pyongyang on Sunday, as he was handed out his sentence. Miller, who looked thin and pale at the trial and was dressed completely in black, is one of three Americans now being held in North Korea.
  • UN Human Rights Council: ďForget Hamas Targeting Israeli CiviliansĒ

    09/09/2014 2:39:51 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 9, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Special to Israel News Agency from Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jerusalem, Israel --- September 9, 2014 ... Instead of investigating Hamasí deliberate attacks on Israeli civilians and the use of Palestinian civilians as human shields, the UN decided to ďinvestigateĒ Israel, a democracy exercising its legitimate right of self-defense. Throughout the recent conflict Israel has done its utmost to comply with the strictest standards of international humanitarian law, despite significant operational costs. On July 23, while Hamas rocket fire on Israel continued daily, the United Nations Human Rights Council decided to appoint a ďcommission of inquiryĒ the purpose of...
  • US Gives Intelligence To Assad For Targetting Isis Commanders

    08/23/2014 9:10:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 114 replies
    IBTimes Co., Ltd. ^ | August 23, 2014 15:58 BST | Tom Porter
    Western intelligence agencies have been assisting the Syrian government of Bashar al Assad fight militants of Isis (now called the 'Islamic State'), by providing details on the location of militant leaders for targeted air strikes. The information was passed to Assad's government by German intelligence service Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), which acted as an intermediary, a source told the Independent... In recent weeks, Syrian forces have launched a series of airstrikes against Islamic State commanders and headquarters, as they battle to halt the advance of jihadist forces from their stronghold in the east of the country. The Assad regime has been accused...
  • Rights before weapons for Vietnam

    08/21/2014 5:16:11 AM PDT · by ProgressiveAmerican · 10 replies
    Asia Times ^ | Aug 20, 2014 | D Hoang
    Earlier this month, Senator John McCain indicated that it was time for the United States to consider selling lethal weapons to Vietnam after a 30-year embargo. The recent maritime standoff between Beijing and Hanoi over Chinese oil exploration off the central coast of Vietnam exposed Hanoiís many strategic weaknesses. Providing Vietnam with coast guard and maritime systems as a first step - and eventually radar, fighter aircraft and spare parts for leftover American military equipment - would bolster Hanoiís strategic capabilities vis-a-vis China and give substance to the "comprehensive partnership" announced last year between Hanoi and Washington. But more than...
  • Frankenstein Science: Head Transplants Are Now Possible?

    08/18/2014 3:25:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | August 18, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    ‚ÄúPotentially unethical.‚ÄĚ That‚Äôs how one expert described an Italian scientist‚Äôs plan to perform a ‚Äúhead transplant‚ÄĚ by severing two heads at the same time, then cooling and flushing out the ‚Äėrecipient‚Äô head before attaching it to its new body with polymer glue.That is ‚ÄúPOTENTIALLY unethical?‚ÄĚ Making one person out of two, and throwing away the unused halves, is only ‚Äúpotentially‚ÄĚ unethical?Shock and awe.* * * * *Neuroscientist Sergio Canavero is undeterred by criticism, however. Canavero now reports that it‚Äôs possible to merge bone marrow, surgically cut with an ultra-sharp knife, when fusing one person‚Äôs head onto another person‚Äôs spine. The...
  • A Call for America to Support Freedom in Kurdistan and Biafra

    08/08/2014 11:25:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Terry Paulson
    Part Three: What the People of a Free Biafra Need from AmericaDo the Christian indigenous people of Kurdistan and Biafra deserve our support in their fight against Islamic extremists? While supplying weapons to some insurgents fighting for freedom in Syria, why has the Obama administration not supplied support and weapons to those in Kurdistan or Christian Nigeria fighting for their survival? Why has the administration refused to give support to the independence of these beleaguered peoples? As ISIS expands its grip on lands in Iraq and turns its attention to Kurdistan, Prime Minister Maliki has finally sent in air support...
  • Obamaís monsters ball: How the White House opened its doors to some of Africaís most evil dictators

    08/07/2014 7:01:25 AM PDT · by safetysign · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/06/2014 | COREY CHARLTON and TED THORNHILL
    President Barack Obama drew a diplomatic line at the first ever U.S-Africa summit at the White House this week by not inviting Zimbabweís brutal dictator Robert Mugabe. But the guest list still included several other African leaders with only slightly better human rights records. The White House promoted the summit as the largest-ever gathering of African leaders in the United States, with more than 50 countries represented. The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambiaís Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to Ďcut off the headí of...
  • End Torture, Shut Down the CIA

    07/29/2014 4:57:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, "we don't torture people"? Remember a few months later, in October, President George W. Bush saying, "this government does not torture people"? We knew then it was not true because we had already seen the photos of Iraqis tortured at Abu Ghraib prison four years earlier. Still the US administration denied that torture was torture, preferring to call it "enhanced interrogation" and claiming that it had disrupted so many terrorist plots. Of course, we later found out that the CIA...
  • Secret KGB Torture House Opens Its Doors in Riga

    06/04/2014 6:33:27 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Daily Best ^ | JUne 4, 2014 | Brandon Presser
    For decades, the Corner House stood as a silent reminder of Russian oppression. Now, the former KGB headquarters are open and exposing the horrors committed against the people of Riga. Itís like the plot of one of those dystopian young adult novels. Thereís a sudden rapping at the door in the middle of the night. A stoic man in a trim suit hands you a warrant. Before you can open the crisp envelope youíre escorted to an imposing structure in the center of town. Youíre led inside, and you disappearónever to be heard from again. For years, this was the...
  • FIRST PICTURE: Death row mother and the baby she gave birth to while IN SHACKLES.

    05/30/2014 6:51:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2014 | Daniel Bates
    This is the first picture of the mother-of-two who has been sentenced to death in Sudan for being a Christian - from inside the prison where she is being held. In an exclusive photo, Meriam Ibrahim puts on a brave face as she holds her newborn baby girl Maya who was born in the jail where she has been locked up for eight months. But behind the smile there is a different story - Meriam's eyes have dark rings under them, her arms are alarmingly thin and her face looks gaunt. Gone is the radiant glow from the day she...
  • Man is Punching People on Houston Metro Rail Platform

    05/20/2014 11:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    KBXX-FM ^ | May 20, 2014 | Maria Todd
    Houston METRO police need your help apprehending a man who is punching people on a rail platform. According to surveillance video, a man walked up to a passenger who had just exited a train onto the platform at Main Street near Preston downtown and punched him in the face. The video then shows the same man punching another man as he gets onto the train from the same platform. METRO Police Chief Victor Rodriguez says he doesnít think the attacks are related to the so-called ďknockout game.Ē ďA review of the tape does not indicate that anybody else is involved,Ē...
  • Black pastors lead rally against persecution by Muslims

    05/03/2014 7:21:03 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 21 replies
    WND ^ | Published: 04/25/2014 at 9:37 PM | WND
    With persecution against Christians increasing in African nations and other places worldwide where Islam is advancing, an American pastor is calling black churches and others to join together to raise voices of opposition. Stephen Broden of the Fair Park Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas is organizing a rally in his city next month under the banner of Americans Against the Persecution of Christians in Muslim Countries. The coalition says itís ďcommitted to stopping the genocide of Christians in many Muslim countries.Ē Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/black-pastors-lead-rally-against-persecution-by-muslims/#rXMFfRzHogfZUmxZ.99
  • North Korea releases list of U.S. Ďhuman rights abusesí: ĎThe U.S. is a living hellí

    05/04/2014 11:24:43 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 3 replies
    Washington Post (Worldviews) ^ | May 2, 2014 | Adam Taylor
    In February, the United Nations released a remarkably comprehensive report on North Korea's human rights abuses. The report interviewed 320 people, including a number of survivors from the notorious secret political system, and concluded that the country was committing human rights violations ďwithout any parallel in the contemporary world.Ē So how did North Korea respond?
  • Saudi Arabia Slams Norway on Human Rights

    04/30/2014 4:04:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Local ^ | 29 Apr 2014
    Norway's human rights record came in for sharp criticism during a UN hearing on Monday, with Saudi Arabia and Russia weighing in to highlight the country's shortcomings. Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries accused Norway of doing too little to protect its Muslim minority, with Saudi Arabia calling for all criticism of religions or their prophets to be made illegal. Meanwhile, Russia accused the country of allowing extremist groups to "operate freely" and of moving too quickly to separate children from their parents. Norwegian Foreign Minister BÝrge Brende was in Geneva on Monday to respond to criticisms from no fewer...
  • BREAKING: On Human Rights, Obama Says Malaysiaís ĎGot Some Work To Do, JUST LIKE THE UNITED STATESí

    04/27/2014 1:01:09 AM PDT · by absentee · 37 replies
    At a joint press conference in Malaysia today, Major Garrett asked President Obama about human rights concerns in Malaysia, saying the issues were ďup for grabsĒ in the country. He asked the President why he hadnít discussed human rights while in Malaysia, and why he hadnít met with jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. (video here) President Obama said that not meeting with Mr. Anwar was ďnot indicative of a lack of concern,Ē and said that ďthere are a lot of people I donít meet with.Ē ďI think the Prime Minister is the first to acknowledge that Malaysiaís still got some...
  • Afghan security guard shoots dead 3 American doctors at hospital

    04/24/2014 4:08:27 AM PDT · by pieceofthepuzzle · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/24/2014 | AP
    The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan confirmed Thursday that three American doctors were killed by an Afghan security guard who opened fire at a Kabul hospital. The shooting at Cure International Hospital in the western part of the Afghan capital was the latest attack on foreign civilians in the city this year. Two others, including an American nurse, were wounded, according to Afghanistan's Health Ministry. "With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack at CURE Hospital," said a statement posted on the Embassy's Twitter page. "No other information will be released at this time." Afghanistan Minister...
  • Rand Paul: ďNot Changing Any Laws on Abortion,Ē Life at Conception a ďPersonalĒ Belief

    04/23/2014 5:41:16 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 122 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Rand Paul is a pro-life Senator from Kentucky who appears poised to become one of the candidates for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Although he has a strong pro-life voting record, Paul is making comments about abortion that are concerning pro-lifers. randpaul3As LifeNews reported earlier this year, Paul said in an interview that Republicans should agree to disagree on social issues. Now, in a new interview, Paul says he doesnít anticipate changing the laws on abortion and added that his belief that life begins at conception is a personal and religious one, not a scientific viewpoint.
  • Animals with Human Rights Make Researchers Run Scared

    04/19/2014 11:18:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Scientific American ^ | April 17, 2014 | Josh Fischman
    Dogs and cats, historically, have been people's property like a couch or a toaster. But as they've moved into our houses and our hearts, courts of law have begun to treat them as something more. They can inherit your estate, get an appointed lawyer if your relatives challenge that inheritance and are protected from cruel acts. Your toaster can't do any of that. As these animals inch closer to citizen's rights, the trend is being watched with worried eyes by biomedical researchers who fear judges could extend these rights to lab animals like monkeys and rats, thereby curbing experimentation.
  • Oliver Stoneís Most Vicious Insult!

    03/15/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Oliver Stone's recent visit to Venezuela to premiere his Castro/Chavez infomercial "My Friend Hugo" has brought him under fire in social media. Exasperated beyond endurance by the onslaught Stone recently lashed back with (apparently) the most hateful insult his inflamed mind could conjure. You people are: "Similar to the right-wing Florida Cuban exiles whoíve helped keep the US in a dungeon of ignorance!" he raved. For leftists its ďright-wing lunatics spreading a dungeon if ignorance!Ē For normal folks itís: ďpeople who have actually experienced communism trying to circumvent communist propaganda as disseminated by a media-Hollywood axisóand one not always completely...
  • Iranian & Egyptian Women Stage Naked Protest Against Islamic Oppression ... (in Paris)

    03/10/2014 7:15:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Tundra Tabloids ^ | 09/03/2014 | KGS
    EX-MUSLIM ARAB-IRANIAN WOMEN DEMONSTRATE NUDE IN PARIS OVER ISLAMIC OPPRESSION ... We need protests, too bad some of them are headed by the likes of Maryam Namazie. I met her, Maryam Namazia (wearing the Iranian flag), in Stockholm back in 2008, who was a panel guest at Lars Vilksí screening of his photos and videos at A Day For Freedom of Speech. Sheís a full blown commie. Iím glad we werenít exposed to her Ēfull montyĒ at the time, and I could have done without her anti-Israel statements as well.
  • Full text of Human Rights Record of the United States in 2013 by China

    03/06/2014 12:49:19 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 2 replies
    xinhuanet ^ | 2/28/2014 | Xinhuanet
    BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China published a report titled "Human Rights Record of the United States in 2013" on Friday. Following is the report's full text: Human Rights Record of the United States in 2013 State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China Foreword The State Department of the United States, which posed as "the world judge of human rights," made arbitrary attacks and irresponsible remarks on the human rights situation in almost 200 countries and regions again in its just-released Country Reports on Human Rights Practices...
  • Special Benefits for Tyrants in the UN

    02/25/2014 1:03:11 PM PST · by wtd · 2 replies
    Gates of Vienna blog ^ | 02/25/2013 | Dymphna
    What if dictatorships judged the world on human rights? Special Benefits for Tyrants in the UN From the video: What do these four countries have in common? CHINA: China insists that Tibet must never break away from Chinese rule...and proves it's point with violence against it's own. CUBA: Life isn't easy for Cuba's political dissidents. Video illustrates this point. RUSSIA: Russia's new law means that all public demonstrations by sexual minorities are now illegal. SAUDI ARABIA: For now, Saudi Arabia remains the only country in the world that doesn't give women the right to drive. So...what do these four countries...
  • China issues report on US human rights

    03/02/2014 8:31:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    China Daily ^ | February 28, 2014 | Xinhua
    BEIJING - China on Friday responded to the United States criticism and irresponsible remarks of its human rights situation by publishing its own report on the US human rights issues. Posing as "the world judge of human rights," the US government "made arbitrary attacks and irresponsible remarks" on the human rights situation in almost 200 countries and regions again in its just-released reports, the report says. "However, the US carefully concealed and avoided mentioning its own human rights problems," it adds. The report calls the US tapping program, code-named PRISM, which exercises long-term and vast surveillance both at home and...
  • Kerry Kennedy 'set to admit leaving the scene of an accident,,,

    02/23/2014 2:18:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2-24-14 | Ryan Gorman
    Kerry Kennedy may agree to a plea deal over driving while drugged charges stemming from a 2012 accident so she can continue her extensive human rights work. Kennedy, 54, is afraid a conviction would bring with it restrictions that would curtail her international travels Ė she has visited several dozen countries on humanitarian missions. The plea deal was previously discussed between her legal team and prosecutors before being shelved, but her attorneys have brought it back to the table with her trial slated to start Monday, according to the New York Daily News. Lawyers originally tabled the deal while preparing...
  • PA and Hamas Guilty of Rampant Human Rights Abuses

    02/13/2014 11:14:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/2/14 | Ari Yashar
    A recent report from January, which the media has kept a tight lip on, has exposed the widespread human rights abuses of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas in Judea, Samaria and Gaza. The report, from the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR), charges PA and Hamas for repeated cases of torture, oppression, assaults on freedom of expression and academic freedoms, as well as ignoring court orders. In January alone the report notes ten Arab residents of Judea, Samaria and Gaza were killed through "anarchy, lawlessness and misuse of weapons," reports Mosaic Magazine. In the same month, ICHR reports...
  • 'Global War on Christians' (John Allen Gives Testimony to U.S. House Subcommittee)

    Catholic author and journalist John L. Allen, Jr., gave testimony Tuesday before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, on why he believes the ďGlobal War on ChristiansĒ is the premier human rights issue of the early 21st century. Allen offered statistics and examples from time spent on the front lines of anti-Christian persecution around the globe. Allen addressed the issue of why he thinks the worldwide persecution of Christians is so often wrapped in silence. ďI believe we have a problem with narrative,Ē noted Allen. ďIn the West, we are conditioned to think...
  • Russia retaliates: New report says EUís promotion of homosexuality ignores real human rights issues

    01/18/2014 4:39:59 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 90 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1-16-14 | Hilary White
    Far from backing down on its national ban on homosexual propaganda, the Russian government is going on the offensive, saying the European Union's promotion of homosexuality has led it to ignore real human rights violations, including the growth of ultra-nationalist and neo-Nazi groups. Since the bill was signed into law, Russia has been the target of a massive international campaign, spearheaded by the European Union and homosexual campaigners at the EU, to overturn it. A report on human rights to the EU by the Russian government, accuses the EU of ďthe dissemination of their neo-liberal values as a universal lifestyle...
  • Khamenei Says U.S. is Greatest Violator of Human Rights

    01/12/2014 8:34:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 1/13/2014, 6:15 AM | Elad Benari
    The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has translated and posted to the internet a video of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameneiís speech from last week, during which he referred to the United States as ďSatan.Ē During the speech, Khamenei claims that the United States is ďthe greatest violator of human rights in the worldĒ and the crowd responds by chanting, ďDeath to America!Ē Ö
  • Judge: Homeschooling a 'concrete endangerment' to kids, Endorses Hitler-era laws

    A judge has issued a stunning verdict in a homeschooling case in Germany, ordering that the parents cannot have custody of their children because the family might move to another country and homeschool, posing a ďconcrete endangermentĒ to the children. Dirk and Petra Wunderlichís case made international headlines in August when 20 armed police arrived with a battering ram and forcibly took their four children from their home in Darmstadt, Germany, and enrolled them in public school. As WND reported at the time, the children, ages 7 to 14, were taken into police custody. They were allowed to return home...
  • The end of human rights

    01/05/2014 12:21:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 3, 2014 | Stephen Hopgood
    When an icon of the 20th centuryís strivings against oppression passes away, it is an appropriate time to take freedomís audit. [SNIP] The language of human rights is a language of protest and resistance, not of authority and discrimination. In a religious world, secular human rights of recent heritage and ambiguous origin increasingly compete with long-standing cultural claims legitimated by traditions and gods. Where strong faith meets human rights, the classic modernizing assumption ó that secular rights trump religion ó no longer holds. [SNIP] A more multipolar world, Americaís ambivalence, Europeís decline and more competition from faith-based movements ó all...
  • U.S. slams 'conservative gender norms'

    12/28/2013 7:59:06 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 31 replies
    WND ^ | Dec. 28, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    Obama agenda won't tolerate 'preference for heterosexuality' in other countriesHomosexuals, prostitutes, and transgendered people of Central America are about to receive another boost from the Obama administration, which is expanding an HIV program initially launched during the William J. Clinton presidency. But chief among impediments to achieving U.S. policy goals in the region are ďconservative gender norms related to sexuality and strong normative preference for heterosexuality,Ē a revised government planning document says. Organizations that help ďMost-at-Risk Populations,Ē or MARPs, therefore, will be the beneficiaries of this Phase Two initiative, according to the revised Statement of Work detailing the Central America...
  • Does U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara have something against elite in India?

    12/19/2013 5:34:40 PM PST · by rovenstinez · 4 replies
    Vanity ^ | Dec 18, 2013 | rovenstinez
    Is there something being blocked in the US news, has the U.S. Attorney been carrying a vendetta towards the Indian Caste system and feels now that he has a lower caste in New York that he needs to teach an entire nation about Caste Systems and Human Rights. MY... I would say about 50% of the people who apply for visas lie throught their teeth. It seems that this case is being exploded for some kind of class on CLASS WARFARE. Maids..working for the elite?
  • Obama and Castro share the stage in a tribute to Mandela...

    12/10/2013 9:19:45 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 17 replies
    NuevoHerald/MiamiHerald ^ | Tuesday, 12.10.13 | NewsGroup
    *SNIP* Elizardo Sanchez Santa Cruz, head of the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, said it was a "bad joke" to have invited Raul Castro talk during funeral services for Mandela, along with Obama and other international figures... "We admire Mandela because it represented the opposite side Castrism", said Sanchez
  • Caveat on Nelson Mandela

    12/07/2013 6:58:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    A Martian visiting earth this week, coasting TV channels and perusing papers, would have to conclude that among the items that most interest this planetís news bureaus is the plight of former political prisoners, especially black ones. Well, many Cubans (many of them black) suffered longer and more horrible incarceration in Castroís KGB-designed dungeons than Nelson Mandela spent in South Africaís (relatively) comfortable prisons, which were open to inspection by the Red Cross. Castro has never allowed a Red Cross delegation anywhere near his real prisons. Now letís see if you recognize some of the Cuban ex-prisoners and torture-victims: Mario...
  • UN condemns Israel 6 times, declares ĎYear of Palestineí

    11/27/2013 10:51:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 27, 2013, 5:56 am | Hillel Neuer
    The UN General Assembly yesterday condemned Israel in six resolutions, the most significant of which declares 2014 a ďYear of Solidarity with the Palestinian people.Ē The new year is now liable to bring escalated politicization within UN agencies worldwide, doing nothing to help Palestinians or Israelis on the ground, while inflicting yet further damage to the world bodyís effectiveness and credibility. Ö In his message to yesterdayís UN ceremony for Palestinians, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticized Israel only. He failed to condemn the recent spate of Palestinian terror attacks, including those that took the lives of 19-year-old Eden Atias and 20-year-old...
  • Horrific moment Islamist terrorist shows 'enemy's' decapitated head to baying crowd...

    11/15/2013 2:20:37 PM PST · by Vostok-1 · 26 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 19:28 GMT, 14 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:18 GMT, 15 November 2013 | Wills Robinson
    In a sickening video posted on YouTube, soldiers from the Syrian-based group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) were seen holding up the decapitated head of a soldier they believed was a supporter of President Bashar al-Assad. But, after the footage was made public, the victim was recognised by an extremist as a fellow rebel fighter who had been wounded during a battle. The militants have now asked for forgiveness. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2507424/Horrific-moment-Al-Qaeda-terrorist-shows-enemys-decapitated-head-crowd-Syria.html#ixzz2kkiKt9fI Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam in line for seats on UN Human Rights Council

    11/12/2013 9:07:31 AM PST · by haffast · 20 replies
    AP ^ | November 12, 2013 | AP
    UNITED NATIONS Ė China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam are among the nations running unopposed for seats on the Human Rights Council, the U.N.'s highest rights watchdog body, a prospect that has upset independent human rights groups. The General Assembly on Tuesday will elect 14 new members to the 47-seat, Geneva-based council, which can shine a spotlight of publicity and censure on rights abuses by adopting resolutions ó when it chooses to do so. It also has dozens of special monitors watching problem countries and major issues ranging from executions to drone strikes. New York-based Human Rights Watch pointed out...
  • Muslim peace conference ; all muslims agree, stoning is OK, Norway (Join "EDL Videos" on facebook)

    11/04/2013 12:51:48 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 17 replies
    Islam.net ^ | 27. okt. 2013 | Islam-net
    Islam.net is the largest growing muslim organisation in Norway. Here is a vid from their latest peace conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO6PcFYXMo4