Victims of Haiti cholera epidemic sue the United Nations By John Marion

24 October 2013 — WSWS

On October 9, a lawsuit was filed against the United Nations in the US federal court for the southern district of New York by lawyers from the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, and a Miami law firm. The suit, brought on behalf of the families of five victims of the Haitian cholera epidemic, seeks class action status for all victims of the epidemic, which to date has caused at least 8,300 deaths and left more than 679,000 sick.

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New Kind of War Is Being Legalized By David Swanson

22 October 2013 – War Is A Crime

There’s a dark side to the flurry of reports and testimony on drones, helpful as they are in many ways.  When we read that Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch oppose drone strikes that violate international law, some of us may be inclined to interpret that as a declaration that, in fact, drone strikes violate international law.  On the contrary, what these human rights groups mean is that some drone strikes violate the law and some do not, and they want to oppose the ones that do.

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What Comes Next: A secular democratic state in historic Palestine – a promising land Omar Barghouti

21 October 2013 — Mondoweiss

“Because it is a distortion of being more fully human, sooner or later being less human leads the oppressed to struggle against those who made them so. In order for this struggle to have meaning, the oppressed must not in seeking to regain their humanity (which is a way to create it), become in turn oppressors of the oppressors, but rather restorers of the humanity of both.” [1] –Paulo Freire

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Information Clearing House 18 October 2013: Exposed: Bin Laden Killing Hoax By Pakistan TV

18 October 2013 – Information Clearing House

Pakistan TV Exposes bin Laden Killing Hoax

By Paul Craig Roberts

This interview of an eyewitness to the entire event is powerful evidence that the Obama regime’s story of the killing of Osama bin Laden and his burial at sea is a hoax and a lie.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36573.htm

 

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Video: Nuclear Danger: World Action Now on Fukushima By grtv

17 October 2013 — grtv

Journalist, author, activist and historian Harvey Wasserman has been reporting on, and participating in, the nuclear free movement for decades. In that time, by his judgment, only one other event matches the danger to the world posed by the Cuban Missile Crisis. That event is the ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima. Continue reading this...

Obscuring the Details: A Panoramic Look at America’s Case Against Syria By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

13 October 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The US federal government and the various agencies, media organizations, individuals, foreign governments, non-governmental organizations, lobbies, forces, and other entities that are tied to it have done everything in their power to obscure the details involving the chemical attacks that took place in Syria on August 21, 2013. The aim has been to justify the US-led foreign campaign that was launched against Syria in 2011 by making the Syrian government appear culpable of grievous crimes. The chemical attack on Ghouta has now come to represent the crux of the matter.

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 14 October 2013: How Israel increases its odds of international prosecution

14 October 2013 – VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Refugees Drown As Ship Came Under Libyan Fire
IMEMC – The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria has reported that a ship carrying hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian refugees who fled from Syria drowned in the Mediterranean close to Libyan shores after coming under fire from Libyan side on Friday. …

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NATO’s Worldwide Expansion in the Post-Cold World Era

12 October 2013 — Stop NATO

NATO’s Worldwide Expansion in the Post-Cold World Era Rick Rozoff

One of the most significant developments of the post-Cold War era, and certainly the most ominous, is the transformation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a military bloc created by the United States during the genesis of the Cold War in 1949, into one that has grown to encompass the entirety of Europe, has expanded military partnerships throughout the world and has waged war on three continents.

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