Daily Archives: February 10, 2015

Will UNHRC postpone presenting investigative report on Sri Lanka?

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The US and its allies want to postpone the presentation to September, to give the new democratic and pro-Western government of Sri Lanka sufficient time to put in place a credible domestic mechanism to investigate the alleged war crime charges.

Global News Centre

(COLOMBO)   When the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opens its 28th session in Geneva in March this year, a new UN report on Sri Lanka on the US-sponsored UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka is expected to be tabled.

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein is scheduled to present the investigative report on the investigation mandated by the UNHRC on allegations of war crimes committed in the last seven years of the war by both the government and the Tamil Tiger terrorists.

Obama “Preacher In Chief” at prayer breakfast

wall-photo-1The president’s critics, including “Republican pundits, and GOP presidential candidates have attempted to force the President to equate the religion of Islam with atrocities perpetrated in Islam’s name”.

Dr. James Wall Global News Centre

(CHICAGO)  President Obama’s speech at the 2015 National Prayer Breakfast February 5, was not a speech. It was a sermon. “Those fortunate to see the speech witnessed President Obama as Preacher in Chief.”

This critique was rendered by Egberto Willies, a Contributing Editor for Daily KOS. In good sermonic form, Obama proclaimed:

“Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history.  And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”

Anthony Lawson, one of the world’s finest narrators, RIP

lawsonLawson delivered the goods when it came to suffering people, he was a force in the world, we will miss him greatly.

Tim King Global News Centre

(SALEM)  It is always hard to learn that a friend has passed, Anthony Lawson, who spent his life working in television and advertising in Australia and the UK, was a steadfast advocate for human rights.  His open criticism of Israeli apartheid and his illustration of the suffering of the Palestinian people, was unmatched.  He was a perfectionist, that is clear in everything he ever published.

Anthony turned over stones in his pursuit of knowledge that others passed without a thought.

Pro Daynjah – State terrorism


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State terrorism is the epitome of a society gone wrong. Humanity has no bigger foe in the world than government sponsored terror agents willing to live outside of international law. The agents of state terrorism wear no masks, they wrap their identities behind their national flag and fain legitimacy.

Tim King Global News Centre

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(SALEM) Pro Daynjah, in Kingston, Jamaica, says he started singing as a baby, and he believes music is the highest profession.  Echoing the words of human rights activists all over the world, his new song, “State Terrorism” – explores one of the most dangerous elements on the face of the earth; governments parading as legitimate, legal entities, cause more harm and more destruction…. more terror, than even the worst of the stereotypes.

From the US to Israel, not to mention a whole fleet of nations in Africa and the Middle east, this practice erodes human ambition, and forces people to abandon dreams.  It is about using fifty dollar jet fighters to kill people randomly and indiscriminately.

Polish farmers blockade motorways across country

poland“We demand a legal ban on GM crops in Poland. The value of Polish agriculture, unique in Europe, is the unpolluted environment and high quality food production. That’s decisive concerning our competitiveness in global markets.” –  Solidarity farmers trade union

Global News Centre

(WARSZAWA)  This week thousands of Polish family farmers from the Solidarity trade union turned out to protest in over 50 locations across the country. Over 150 tractors have been blockading the A2 motorway into Warsaw since the 3rd February and hundreds more have closed roads and are picketing governmental offices in other regions. The farmers are vowing to continue the struggle until the government agrees to enter talks with the union and commit to addressing what they see as a crisis in Polish agriculture.

Between a rock and a hard place

bethlehem_543Over the last ten years I have tried, through many articles and interviews, to point out the pitfalls of division and in fighting and called for unity; to say to both Fatah and Hamas release the stranglehold that they have over Palestine.

Jafar M Ramini Global News Centre

(LONDON)  I am in a quandary, torn like no other time before between throwing in the towel and calling it a day or continuing on the same path with no end in sight.

What brought this state of confusion and uncertainty in my mind and heart is the wall-to-wall media coverage of events concentrated around ISIS. The international media is full of stories about the brutality of ISIS and its grotesque excesses while no mention is made about the savage, continuing Israeli occupation of our land. Yes, you might be able to read or see a clip of the brutality of the Israeli Occupying Forces on our women, children and lands, but there is no serious or meaningful discourse on how to tackle this impasse. Western powers have long decided that Israel cannot do any wrong and Israel is there as their extended arm in the Middle East. As such Israel’s safety and security is paramount even above their own.

Global News Centre Human Rights Ambassador condemns continued use of citizenship revocation by the Government of Bahrain as a reprisal against human rights activists

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The decree, approved by the Cabinet, revokes the citizenship of the individuals for their alleged involvement in a number of acts.

William Gomes Global News Centre Human Rights Ambassador

(LONDON) The names of five Human Rights Defenders in Bahrain are listed among 72 citizens supposedly involved in “illegal acts” – whose citizenship has been revoked by a decree from Bahrain’s Ministry of the Interior. Mr Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, Mr Ali Abdulemam, Mr Abbas Busafwan, Mr Hussain Jasem, and Dr Ali Al-Dairi, have been involved in efforts to see citizens live better lives.

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