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CIA torture and the U.S. President

clive-2The declared intention of the CIA comes under the protocol of protecting the American homeland, but how? One is morally alarmed when one reads that American troops have, according to an article by Mia De Graaf for Mail on line & Associated Press (8 December 2014) that we could be facing a sharp rise in terrorism and associated violence because of American CIA torture tactics, which many reports and acres of research record that such abhorrent tactics do not generally work, besides being illegal according to international law. It is immoral and unethical.

Clive Hambidge Global News Centre

(LONDON) America is so alarmed by the CIA technique writes Graaf that. “Troops have been deployed at American posts across the world ahead of the release of a report into CIA torture tactics “ This still to be de-classified 6,000 page long report will inform the world about how Al Qaeda suspects are held in covert locations “across Europe and Asia.” And there violated in the most abhorrent manner.

Human Rights: illness becomes wellness

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occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com

Quote of the day: “When ‘I’ is replaced with ‘we’ even illness becomes wellness” Malcolm X

Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh Global News Centre

(BETHLEHEM)  Palestine Museum of Natural History Progress in the last week:

– You are invited today (Wednesday July 22) at 2 PM for a talk by Hodgkin the author of “A History of Mathematics From Mesopotamia to Modernity” and retired math professor from King’s College in London. His lecture is titled “Mathematics and justice: what is mathematics doing to us, and what could it do for us?” Earlier, we took a trip with Prof. Hodgkin to Artas because he is the grandchild of Mrs. Crowford (she and Louise Baldensperger were partners in the 1920s/1930s in studying Palestinian plants and folklore in that town)

Colombo intent on subjecting more Tamil GS officers to ‘military rehabilitation’

Ki'linochchi photo courtesy: misshelen.wordpress.com

Ki’linochchi photo courtesy: misshelen.wordpress.com

While 6 Eezham Tamil Village Officers (GS) from Ki’linochchi, recently interdicted from their jobs by Colombo’s Ministry of Public Administration, are now forced to undergo ‘military rehabilitation’, the occupying Sri Lankan military, which seeks to retain its control on the civil affairs has instructed Karu Jayasuriya’s ministry to subject 12 more Tamil GS officers to the genocidal military rehabilitation, civil sources in Jaffna said. Mr T. Kanagarasa, the coordinator of SL Human Rights Commission in Jaffna said he had sent a letter to the SL ministry of Public Administration seeking clarification after receiving a complaint from a young mother, who has been interdicted from her work. In the meantime, Mr S. Varathan, the president of the interest organisation of the GS officers in Jaffna accused that the SL Government Agents have failed to protect the interests of the GS officers.

Global News Centre

[TamilNet)  Five GS officers from Jaffna district and 4 GS officers from Mullaiththeevu district are among the other GS officers, who have been subjected to interdiction in recent days, the civil sources told TamilNet.

A home denied

Palestine_refugees“The Zionists wanted Palestine, all of Palestine, preferably with no Palestinians in it.” – Jewish historian, Ilan Pappé, from his book, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

Jafar M Ramini Global News Centre

(LONDON)  They came uninvited. The Zionist zealots arrived on our shores with the Bible in one hand and a machine gun in the other. They declared, “this is our land, promised to us by our God and you, the Palestinians, have no place in it.”

The inevitable consequence of this pre-meditated act of land theft, genocide and ethnic cleansing was the creation of one of the biggest and oldest refugee problems the world has ever known. One out of every three refugees in the world is a Palestinian.  With no place to call home and denied every possible human and civil right the Palestinian refugees and their descendents have been languishing in refugee camps ever since in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and also the West Bank and Gaza.

Justice in Sri Lanka: With just 273 political prisoners in custody, how many have disappeared?

Tamil_MassacreThe haphazard arrests, detentions, killings, disappearances and the impunity that prevailed during the former President Mahinda Rajapakse’s government led families of the disappeared to live in ignorance as to whether their loved ones were dead or held incommunicado in Government custody.

By JS Tissainayagam

(ASIAN CORRESPONDENT)  New questions about wartime and post-war disappearances in Sri Lanka emerged following a bombshell revelation that the Government hs only 273 political detainees in its custody. Families of the disappeared believed the numbers are much higher. This announcement also hardens doubts if a Sri Lankan-led judicial process into mass atrocities, such as disappearances, will bring justice to the victims.

Tax-exempt U.S. funds should not be building Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank

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planetinvestigations.com

As young people ask questions about the meaning of life and seek to discover a meaning and purpose for their own lives, the place once occupied by the church is, more and more, now empty.

Allan Brownfeld Global News Centre

(WASHINGTON DC)    For nearly half a century, Israel has occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem. During that period more than half a million Israelis have settled in these occupied territories.  The U.S. Government, under both Republican and Democratic administrations, views these settlements as illegal. So does the United Nations and International law. U.S. policy has long called for a two-state solution, with an independent Palestinian state to be established on the West Bank.  Israeli occupation of the land, however, makes the two-state solution unlikely.  And Israel’s new government opposes the creation of a Palestinian state, with some members of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s government openly calling for annexation. In early June, at the Herzliya Conference, Israel’s premier security meeting, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely declared: “I negate the idea of a two-state solution.”

US Senator Patrick Leahy rejects local mechanism & local news

US Senator Patrick Leahy

US Senator Patrick Leahy

“It is time for the armed forces to return land.” – US Senator Patrick Leahy

Visvanathan for Global News Centre

(CHENNAI)  “A domestic mechanism to deal with issues of accountability in Sri Lanka will not be sufficient,” said a US Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, stressing the importance of accountability for potential war crimes. Impunity for serious crimes has been the norm in Sri Lanka.  

“I’m From that Hell Called Gaza”

palestinian-girls-walk-past-buildings-in-gaza-thomas-coex-afp-gettyThe evil of injustice in Gaza is an especially insidious evil because it is largely ignored by those in a position to confront it. It was the injustice in Gaza that brought Carter and Brundtland to Israel and Palestine.

Dr. James Wall Global News Centre

(CHICAGO)  Former President Jimmy Carter has concluded his trip to the West Bank area of Palestine. He “deeply regretted” that he was unable to visit the Gaza enclave of Palestine.

President Carter traveled with former Norway Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland. It was their fourth Elders’ mission to Israel and Palestine since 2009.

The “Right to Rebel” in international law; if not recognized, it’s acknowledged, Madam Sherman!

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Although, majority of Ethiopians are inured to America’s hypocrisy on democracy and human rights as well as some of its officials asinine and reckless public utterance, the effrontery Wendy Sherman manifested recently in Addis is, however, unparalleled.

Kiflu Hussain Global News Centre

(DALLAS)   Once again Ethiopians in Ethiopia and Ethiopians scattered all over the world got so angry in the last couple of weeks. While the majority of Ethiopians who have left their country are relatively free to vent their anger without any repercussions, those hapless Ethiopians still living in their own country cannot do so without risking the wrath of the Ethiopian regime which has proven to be brutally deadly against any form of dissent in the last 24 years.

Human Rights: Iran nuclear deal and actions

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We should familiarize ourselves with the 1916 Sykes–Picot Agreement, the Jules Cambon and Belfour Declarations of 1917, with Paris Peace Conference 1919, with the San Rimo Conference 1920, the Seville Treaty down to the Oslo and Camp David accords and many other treacherous plans by the “west” and by the zionist movement to divide and conquer with help of petty tin-pot dictators in the Arab world. 

Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh Global News Centre

(BETHLEHEM)  Note: We are still looking for volunteers and supporters of our rapidly growing Palestine Museum of Natural History (http://palestinenature.org). I am also traveling to France and Norway next week and would love to connect with those in those countries.

Regime Has Brought No Change to the Tamils

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Monument to Tamils slain by the Sri Lankan government in a Genocide that culminated in 2009, yet continues today.

The only change that has taken place is that the people have become more daring than at any time during the last six years to come forward and present their views.

Intro by Visvanathan for Global News Centre

(CHENNAI)  Please read the links below and see what change the new regime has brought to the Tamils in their Homeland. As a couple of TNA leaders gloat around, has it in any way brought any relief to the Tamils?  In the first link all Tamils in the North and the East are protesting against local investigations in War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity. They have no faith in the local mechanism. They want an international investigation into war crimes. Please find out what the people have to say.

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