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Amnesty International: US Super-Max Security Prisons Must Be Opened Up for UN Scrutiny!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: UN, Convention Against Torture, CAT, longterm, indefinite, solitary confinement, Amnesty International, Amnesty report, Entombed: Isolation, US Prison System, access, scrutiny, Special Rapporteur on Torture, human rights groups )

LucyKalei
- 1 day ago - campaigns.amnesty.org
UN Committee Against Torture to review US govt under the Convention Against Torture. External scrutiny essential 1st step to ending cruel & inhumane practice of long-term isolation of prisoners in breach of internat'l law, but access denied UN & hr orgs
The Ghost in the GMO Machine: Chlorpyrifos Poisoning, Dow's Cover-Up - EPA/Congress Fail to Investigate & Protect Kauai Kids
Health & Wellness  (tags: EPA, Dow Chemical, GMO, Hawaii, Kaua'i, pesticides, Lorsban, Chamacos, chlorpyifos, birth defects, nervous system destruction, American Assoc. Poison Control Centers, NY, Elliot Spitzer )

LucyKalei
- 10 days ago - times.org
While independent research shows that Dow insecticide Chlorpyrifos causes significant harm to children, Dow is intent on convincing EPA otherwise. Despite ban in homes, schools, parks, malls & day care centers, use in farming OK, eg Kaua'i's GMO fields
WP Op-Ed: Hillary C. Admits [Defends] Role in Honduran Coup Aftermath & Embraces Far-Right Narrative in Electoral Strategy Move
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Hillary Clinton, US foreign policy, WashingtonPost op-ed, Kissinger book review, political calculation, electoral strategy, Honduras, military coup, aftermath, US backing, worsening violence, corruption, human rights disaster, HardChoices )

LucyKalei
- 17 days ago - commondreams.org
Significant both for confessing crucial truth & propagating falsehoods. >100 members US Congress've repeatedly warned about deteriorating security in Honduras, major source of child migrants pouring into US due to increased violence, anarchy, impunity
IVAW Veterans & CCR Human Rights Attorneys Seek Information on Toxic DU Weapons Use in Iraq
Health & Wellness  (tags: Iraq, depleted uranium, DU weapons, deployment locations, environmental poisoning, clean-up, FOIA request, illness, cancer, contamination, US vets, Iraqis, Afghans, Center for Constitutional Rights, CCR, Iraq Veterans Against the War, IVAW )

LucyKalei
- 20 days ago - truth-out.org
Center for Constitutional Rights submits FOIA request to DOD & State Department on behalf of CCR & IraqVetsAgainsttheWar seeking DU munition deployment locations in Iraq. Only way to deal with health effects & ensure clean-up is full accounting
Mexico: Week-Long Student Protests Against Neoliberal Reforms & Police Repression Gain Strength
World  (tags: Mexico, students, teachers, student rights, protests, police repression, slain students, free, quality education, public education, neoliberal reforms, school privatization, curriculum changes, teacher-training college closures, Tlatelolco massacre )

LucyKalei
- 22 days ago - telesurtv.net
Thousands continue to fill Guerrero highways & Mexico City streets; protests demanding end to reform pckge & justice for slain, wounded, jailed set to grow huge Oct 2. Struggle for free, quality ed & against school privatization has been constant >15 yrs
Eric Holder's Complex Legacy: Voting Rights Advocate, Enemy of Press Freedom, Friend of Wall Street
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Eric Holder, legacy, assessment, DoJ, record, civil rights, Wall St crash, corporate criminals, impunity, NSA mass surveillance programs, targeting of journalists, unprecedented legal offensive, whistleblowers, border patrol agents, impunity killings )

LucyKalei
- 23 days ago - truth-out.org
Assessments of his DoJ record from Georgetown U professor M. Dyson, R Weissman of Public Citizen, L Proll of NAACP Legal Defense Fund & B Azmy of the Center for Constitutional Rights. Praise for civil rights; criticism for no Wall St prosecutions & ++
Mayan People's Movement Defeats Monsanto Law in Guatemala
World  (tags: Guatemala, Monsanto, Monsanto Law, gm seeds, protests, food sovereignty, Mayan communities, organizations, traditional farming, biodiversity )

LucyKalei
- 22 days ago - viacampesina.org
After 10 days of widespread street protests against Monsanto expansion into, groups of indigenous people joined by social movements, trade unions & farmer & women's orgs, won a victory when congress finally repealed the legislation approved in June
Iranian Pharrell Williams Fans Behind "Happy" Video Sentenced to 91 Lashes Each
Society & Culture  (tags: Iran, theocracy, oppression, repression, duress, public TV confessions, Rights activists, mores, contemporary society, youth, global phenomenon, Pharrel Williams, "Happy", hit song, video, viral, dancing )

LucyKalei
- 33 days ago - theguardian.com
7 young Iranians seen dancing in the video that went viral handed suspended sentences of 6 months jail & 91 lashes each for producing a "vulgar" video & conducting "illicit relations" Will be served only if found guilty of another crime in next 3 yrs.
World Bank & IMF Deals Open Ukraine Up for Monsanto, Land Grabs & GMOs - US Corporations Jubilant at 'Goldmine' In Store
World  (tags: Ukraine, crisis, pro-West, EU, impacts, World Bank, IMF, multiMillion-$ pckage, conditions, disastrous effects, poverty rise, deregulation, land grabs, GMOs, Monsanto, $140m investment, agribusiness, media blackout, Oakland Institute, report )

LucyKalei
- 35 days ago - theecologist.org
Little-known aspect of Ukraine crisis, World Bank & IMF loan conditions forcing the deeply indebted country to open up to GMO crops (until now barred) & lift the ban on private sector land ownership. Change to pro-EU govt's ushered in drastic reforms..
NRA Hosts "Killer Cop" Competition Amid National Outcry Over Police Violence
Society & Culture  (tags: NRA, National Police Shooting Competition, NPSC, annual contest, law enforcement agencies, militarized policing tactics, militarized policing practices, high-powered weaponry, Albuquerque, NM, roster, DOJ report, excessive force, victims, protests )

LucyKalei
- 39 days ago - truth-out.org
Long-time organizers against police violence who've attended previous tournaments describe the competition as a celebration of heavily militarized policing tactics & practices. Featured events include "Head Shots Only," contending police need practice...
 
 
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