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Turkish Government Accused of Defying ‘International Human Rights’ in Its Fight Against Protesters

Medics and human rights groups are calling out the Turkish government for intimidation against street protesters as new legislation criminalizes the use of urgent assistance.

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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.”

Posted on Aug 24, 2006 READ MORE


The U.S. Military Prefers Nazis to Gays

That’s the only conclusion we at Truthdig can come to when faced with these facts: Recruiters are increasingly admitting neo-Nazis and skinheads into the military, and the number of soldiers kicked out of the military for being gay rose 11% over last year.

  • Also, allegations of harassment and outright crimes committed by military recruiters are up. (story or .pdf report)

  • Posted on Aug 15, 2006 READ MORE


    Congressman: Bush Signed Bill That Didn’t Pass Congress

    Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) has asked the White House why the president signed a version of the Budget Reconciliation Act that apparently did not pass the House.
    Also, check out a lawsuit on the issue, and an earlier news report.

    Posted on Mar 20, 2006 READ MORE


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    From Peter Heaco / The Coloradoan

    Troops Used as Props at GOP Functions

    The White House is using active-duty U.S. service personnel for partisan political purposes, a direct violation of military regulations, claims blogger Josh Marshall (here and here).
    Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.) is pictured here introducing a soldier at a rally. AMERICAblog connects more dots.

    Posted on Mar 6, 2006 READ MORE


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