Daily Archives: August 13, 2014

#SriLanka: #humanrights defenders intimidated and targeted in a smear campaign

Human rights defender Ms Nimalka Fernando, President of the International Movement against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) Pic taken from http://www.lanka-advocacy.org/2012/07/

Human rights defender Ms Nimalka Fernando, President of the International Movement against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) Pic taken from http://www.lanka-advocacy.org/2012/07/

On 4 August 2014, a violent group of about 40 persons, including about eight people in Buddhist Monks’ robes, forcibly stormed into the CSR building at around 2.30 pm during a meeting of the Families of the Disappeared with representatives of civil society organisations,

William Gomes Global News Centre Human Rights Ambassador

(YORK)  A group of intruders hurled abuse and false allegations at the organisers and participants of the meeting, labelling them as supporters of “Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam” (LTTE). 

Duty to Warn: Inconvenient Truths About Military Air Shows

fa-18Hopefully this essay will promote discussions in this so-called “Christian” nation about the ethics of making murder for the state (and its corporations) while simultaneously – and illogically – professing allegiance to the teachings of the nonviolent Jesus.

Gary G. Kohls, MD  Global News Centre Guest Columnist

(WASHINGTON DC)   The Big Oil cartels have, for decades, been poisoning the Gulf of Mexico, the Persian Gulf and many other ocean floors with millions of gallons of toxic crude oil via their risky, and very leaky deep water oil wells. It wasn’t just the crime against the planet that British Petroleum and Dick Cheney’s Halliburton perpetrated in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. There are many other things that have contributed to the mortal wounding of the Gulf. A good example of the damage done to the Gulf by corporate entities includes the Mississippi River delta’s massive dead zone that has been extending rapidly into the Gulf for decades, thanks to the many shoreline polluters that have been dumping toxins into the river all the way back to the headwaters in “environmentally friendly” Minnesota.

Hidden from view, Sri Lanka is trampling over the rights of its Tamil population

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This time there was no international outcry, indeed no publicity at all, because friends of the pair were afraid any public move might put them in greater danger. Nor has there been any sustained campaign on behalf of the other Tamil detainees.
Edward Mortimer The Independent

With all the horrors taking place in Gaza, Ukraine, Iraq, and Syria, Sri Lanka has understandably fallen off the international radar. However, what you must know is that this suits Sri Lanka’s President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, just fine.

Are Profiteers Continuing to Downplay “Addiction” to the Medical Profession with the words “Chemical Coping?

oxycontin-helpThe September 28 Rally will be held on The Mall in Washington, DC (between 12th and 14th Streets).  The FED UP! Rally Headquarters is the Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC.

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH) In a continuing effort to convince the medical profession that dangerous prescription opioids are not “addictive” by substituting words such as “pseudo-addiction”, “tolerance” and “dependent” add the words “chemical coping.”

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