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22.12.2016

Minnesota: Somali-American Woman Forgives Attacker for Hate Crime

Minnesota: Somali-American Woman Forgives Attacker for Hate Crime

In Minnesota, a judge has sentenced a woman to six months in prison after she ordered a Somali-American woman to “speak English” before smashing a beer mug into her face for speaking Swahili. Jodie Burchard-Risch pleaded guilty to last year’s assault at an Applebee’s restaurant, which left Asma Jama with… »

22.12.2016

Desecrating Expression in Asia

Desecrating Expression in Asia

The rights to freedom of expression and religion are both essential components of a vibrant and pluralistic democracy. There are long-held laws that guarantee these freedoms in Asia. However, the way they are interpreted and used, is causing life-threatening situations in many countries. Recent years have seen increasing intolerance and… »

21.12.2016

France/UK: Lone Children From Calais Left in Limbo

France/UK: Lone Children From Calais Left in Limbo

The government of the United Kingdom should make full use of all existing laws and regulations to accept transfers of unaccompanied migrant children currently in France, Human Rights Watch said today. The government of France should ensure that unaccompanied migrant children on French territory have full access to asylum… »

21.12.2016

The East Aleppo Syndrome

The East Aleppo Syndrome

By Thierry Meyssan After four and a half years of war, the population of East Aleppo was liberated by the Syrian Arab Army, with help from Hezbollah, Russia and Iran. This victory was greeted with joy by the majority of the 120,000 inhabitants freed and documented by the… »

20.12.2016

Reflections 41 years after Invasion Day

Reflections 41 years after Invasion Day

By Pamela Sexton* Dili, Timor-Leste – Recently, thousands of U.S. military veterans travelled to North Dakota to support the peaceful struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux to defend their sovereignty and protect their land and water. I watched the veterans bend down to ask forgiveness from the many indigenous tribes… »

20.12.2016

Trump’s new settlement builder?

Trump’s new settlement builder?

Last Friday, President-elect Donald Trump tapped bankruptcy attorney David Friedman to be the next US Ambassador to Israel. Friedman has no diplomatic experience, and his political positions are to the right of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu! Friedman supports illegal settlements, is hostile to the two-state solution, and wants to move the US… »

20.12.2016

Trump officially confirmed as next US president by Electoral College

Trump officially confirmed as next US president by Electoral College

Donald Trump has won the US Electoral College vote, ensuring he will become America’s 45th president. An effort by anti-Trump protesters to persuade Republican electors to abandon the president-elect failed. President-elect Donald Trump has been formally voted the next president of the United States by the Electoral College. »

19.12.2016

Larry Colburn, Who Intervened to Stop My Lai Massacre, Dies at 67

Larry Colburn, Who Intervened to Stop My Lai Massacre, Dies at 67

U.S. military veteran Larry Colburn, best known for intervening to stop the 1968 My Lai massacre, has died of liver cancer at his home in Georgia at the age of 67. Colburn was part of a three-person helicopter crew that confronted fellow U.S. soldiers who were slaughtering hundreds of innocent… »

19.12.2016

Dijsselscrooge: Greece attacked for paying Christmas bonuses to pensioners

Dijsselscrooge: Greece attacked for paying Christmas bonuses to pensioners

Jeroen Dijsselbloem’s salary as the Netherlands’ Finance Minister is over €170,000 p.a. This is more than 212 times as much as the best off of those Greek pensioners whom he is determined to deprive of their Christmas bonuses.  by Steve McGiffen originally published on Spectrezine, 17/12/2016.   Greece’s… »

19.12.2016

Banks Start to Divest From Dakota Access Pipeline

Banks Start to Divest From Dakota Access Pipeline

The Global Month of Actions, targeting the banks behind the pipeline started on December 1st, but in November the Indigenous people have already obtained an important victory in Norway, when two major investors decided to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline. Odin Fund Management, one of Norway’s leading fund managers,… »

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