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Syrian Regime Should Face Trial on Allegations of ‘Systematic’ Mass Killings, Experts Say

As the diplomatic summit on the Syria crisis got underway in Switzerland on Wednesday, reports of the suspected “systematic killings” of 11,000 prisoners heightened the urgency of the proceedings.

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War With Iran: Nothing Is What It Seems

The war being promoted in the United States against Iran is (or would be) a war of aggression disguised, by but also to the leaders themselves, as a preventive war necessitated by threat.

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Inching Toward a Ban on Land Mines

Here’s some good news: The White House is currently in a “vigorous debate” over whether or not to sign the Ottawa Treaty, an international agreement to ban land mines, as pressure from Capitol Hill and NGOs pushes the administration to reconsider the country’s decade-old refusal to sign.

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Palin’s First Passport Issued in 2006

Apparently undeterred by Sarah Palin’s challenging stance from the RNC podium Wednesday night, The Boston Globe and other media outlets went about their business of vetting Palin’s past, as with any other public figure who aspires to play a major leadership role on the world stage. As it turns out, Palin’s own experience on said world stage has thus far been rather limited.

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World Court Fights U.S. Executions

The International Court of Justice on Friday requested the U.S. not execute five death-row inmates in a decision that will put both the U.S.‘s controversial capital punishment policy and its historic rejection of international legal bodies in the global spotlight.

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Cyclone Death Toll ‘Tops 10,000’ in Burma

The Burmese government prepared for an influx of international aid Monday as the death toll from Saturday’s cyclone passed 10,000, according to Foreign Minister Nyan Win. That number suggested a far greater disaster than the 351 deaths reported earlier that same day.

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America’s Approval Rating Takes a Hit

Much of the world still likes our movies, and what used to be called American ingenuity—the scientific and technological genius that cures disease and connected the world through the Internet. But there’s not much else to admire about the United States.

Posted on Jul 3, 2007 READ MORE


Lowell Wood
Rolling Stone

Can Dr. Evil Save the World?

The Pentagon’s favored weaponeer, above, has a proposal to stop global warming—without burning less oil, and for a tiny fraction of the cost of mainstream proposals. And it’s so crazy it just might work. It also might destroy the planet in the process. Interested? Read on ...

Posted on Nov 24, 2006 READ MORE


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U.S. Loosens Grip on Internet

The Commerce Department has agreed to lessen its oversight of the Internet, a move celebrated by critics who’ve been campaigning in recent years to internationalize control of the network.

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International Peace Day

Did you know that Sept. 21 is International Peace Day as designated by the U.N.? Well, it is.
BBC bloggers on Peace Day, current conflicts, conflict map, peaceYour comments here.

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Zimbabwe Goes Offline

Web surfers in Zimbabwe got a rude surprise today when an international satellite firm basically shut down the country’s Internet access after the government failed to pay a $700,000 bill. More. (Via boingboing.net)

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French Offer More Troops

Not to be outdone by the Italians, France has raised its troop commitment to 2,000, hoping to retain its leadership role in the peacekeeping effort in Lebanon.  Kofi Annan was initially displeased with Europe’s response to the call for a peacekeeping force. 

Posted on Aug 25, 2006 READ MORE


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Amnesty International Accuses Israel of War Crimes

Amnesty International has referred to some of Israel’s actions in Lebanon as “war crimes that give rise to individual criminal responsibility.”  A report by the human rights organization condemned the deliberate bombing of civilian infrastructure and the loss of civilian life, noting: “Entire families were killed in air strikes on their homes or in their vehicles while fleeing the aerial assaults on their villages ... as the Red Cross and other rescue workers were prevented from accessing the areas by continuing Israeli strikes.”

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Amnesty Int’l: Principles, Rights Sacrificed in Terror War

In its annual report, Amnesty International writes that Western governments have “paralysed international institutions and squandered public resources in pursuit of narrow security interests.”

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U.S. Hasn’t Curbed Torture: Report

Amnesty International’s report says the U.S. has failed to eradicate “widespread” torture in its jails in Iraq, Afghanistan and Cuba. Also, no senior U.S. officials have been held accountable for the practices.

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Iran Joins the Nuclear Club, Moves Toward Large-Scale Enrichment

Tehran successfully enriched uranium for the first time on Tuesday, and signaled its intention to expand the program rapidly.

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Did the AP Erase a Video of a War Crime?

The Associated Press erased a video of an unprovoked Israeli soldier shooting Palestinian children in 2004—according to a journalist conducting a study of the AP’s practices in the region.

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U.S.-India Nuclear Deal Raises Fears

Bush’s historic deal with India will shield some Indian nuclear plants from international inspections. A proliferation expert tells the N.Y. Times that this will allow India to “amass as many nuclear weapons as it wants. This is Santa Claus negotiating.”

Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


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Jon Stewart Runs on CNN International

OK, all you expatriates probably already knew this, but Truthdig didn’t: “The Daily Show” runs on CNN International outside the U.S.
Think about that: Millions (perhaps billions) of foreigners get Jon Stewart’s version of America on a relatively straight-news-oriented channel. Depending on how you feel about Stewart’s sensibility, that’s either wonderful or troubling. (This snippet of news comes near the end of a hilarious article about Stewart’s upcoming gig at the Oscars.

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Iranian Ex-Leader Slams the West

The former president lashes out at the int’l community over its stance on Iranian nuclear research. | story

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Poll: Most Want Court OK For Gov’t Wiretaps

Fifty-six percent says government should get warrants to eavesdrop on U.S.-international calls | more

Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE


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