Daily Archives: August 21, 2014

Thailand: Continued intimidation of human rights defender Mr Surapan Rujichaiway

01766239230300jpg-3359340_p9On 16 August 2014, the wife of Wang Saphung community leader Mr Surapan Rujichaiwat received a phone call during which an unidentified individual threatened him for his campaign work on behalf of the Wang Saphung community in relation to its dispute with the gold-mining company, Tung Kha Limited Company (TKLC).

William Gomes Global News Centre Human Rights Ambassador

(YORK)  Surapan Rujichaiwat, who has been actively involved in opposing the opening of a gold mining project in Loei Province. He has regularly attended and given talks at environmental meetings. Surapan Rujichaiwat helped persuade many local villagers of the likely negative impact of the mining operation on their health and livelihood. He has been part of the core coordination team of the Khon Rak Ban Koed Group (KBRK), a group of villagers from six villages (including Nanongbong) that strives to protect the environment and natural resources of their village, and to uphold their community’s agricultural practices.

John Yoo and the Senate Torture Report

yooBy using torture, we lost any ideological advantage we might have had– the promotion of democracy, freedom and human rights.  We become the thugs our enemies say we are.  John Yoo bears some responsibility for the inevitable consequences of his memos laying a “legal” basis for the U.S. use of torture.

Ralph E. Stone Global News Centre

(SAN FRANCISCO)  Professor John Yoo stepped away from his lectern at the UC Berkeley School of Law to send an e-mail to the San Francisco Chronicle criticizing the forthcoming Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) torture report saying that if “torture was used and it didn’t work, she [Senator Dianne Feinstein] is flat wrong.”  Yoo claimed the report failed to maintain “bipartisanship” that “will undermine its conclusions.”  I suspect that this is a preemptive attack by Yoo as the release of the Senate torture report will probably place Yoo on the hotseat again.

DOES MIGHT MAKE RIGHT?

Muhsin Corbbrey Gaza

Muhsin Corbbrey Global News Centre

The idea that “might makes right” can be found discussed in the works of Plato which date back to 380 BC, although the issue probably has existed since the days of the cave man. This cynical comment about the powerful can be seen in today’s world stage as powerful world leaders attempt to justify their aggressions by labeling their opponents “terrorists.” Innocent civilians are often slaughtered on both sides of the resulting conflicts, yet the “mighty” claim to have a legitimate moral authority to slaughter, while damning those who resist their aggressions as criminal evildoers. Very often, the big guy responds to resistance in a very disproportionate manner. Ring any bells? 

Britain spawned atrocities, political tension, turmoil against Tamils since the first capture and occupation in 1815 to- date

tamil-torture (2)British-trained STF, which is a full-fledged military outfit under the SL Police and was directly engaged in acts of genocide in the East as well as in Vanni during the war, has started arbitrary arrests in Jaffna peninsula during the night time.

Global News Centre

Since every organisation and Eelam activists including TNA have struck in a big wall of rock in their efforts in trying to have negotiated peace settlement for the Tamil’s long standing ethnic problem, because Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Government has told that Sri Lanka is a Sinhalese country. Even after that TNA had  several rounds of talks more than ten. Mahinda even failed to attend about four meetings and cheated TNA.

Organizers of the meeting fail to submit any peace solution to the Tamils. Therefore Tamils  final chance to request the world leaders to have a referendum whether Tamils want to live united with Sinhalese or to go separately?   because they are leaders who are requesting Tamil leaders to go for a negotiated settlement.

Child Sacrifice Ritual stopped, and Pope Francis set to resign

Rev. Kevin Annett

Rev. Kevin Annett

An Update from Kevin Annett in Montreal…

Global News Centre

(MONTREAL) On August 15, our Direct Action Unit Alpha Team stopped a planned child sacrificial ritual in the Outremont district of Montreal, and arrested and interrogated two members of the Ninth Circle cult. (see www.itccs.org, August 17)

Video shows St Louis man killed by police wasn’t “thrashing around” with a knife…. after all

Frame from video that police didn't anticipate.

Frame from video that police didn’t anticipate.

Police story of second shooting in Missouri contradicted by new video

Global News Centre

(FERGUSON)  A second Black man was killed by police near Ferguson, Missouri, where an ongoing protest packed with questionable police commands, treatment of protestors and media, rages on over the Ferguson Police deadly shooting of 18-year old Michael Brown.

The police chief of St. Louis was on the scene of the second shooting, soothing the feelings of people by assuring them that the latest man to die from TWELVE police bullets fired on a public sidewalk, was a danger to police, he stated that the man was “thrashing around” with his knife.

Being confronted by Officer Go F*uck Yourself in Ferguson

officer-gyfy2If a 20-year veteran police lieutenant acts like this, we are all in trouble…

Global News Centre

(FERGUSON)  Those of us watching a Livestream feed from protestors Wednesday night saw the most disturbing video clip, of a rogue police officer with an assault weapon thrashing around and threatening to kill peaceful, non violent demonstrators.

The officer pointed his rifle at Rebelutionary_Z’s companion, identified as Josiah (an African-American), and said “I will f*cking kill you, get back.”

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