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Category: Human Rights Around the World :: Iraq
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Iran Tensions Are Reason to Revoke ‘9/11 AUMF’ 24.5.2019
A House committee voted Tuesday to end the emergency war powers that Congress gave the presidency after 9/11. Inder Comar says it’s urgent to complete that repeal process.      By Inder Comar Special to Consortium News To any defender…Read more →
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An Attack on Iran Would Violate US and International Law 23.5.2019
The Trump administration and its close ally Israel have long had their sights on regime change in Iran.
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Can U.S. and Iran Avoid 'Forever War? New Threats, Possible Path to Peace 20.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif challenged President Donald Trump to "drain the swamp" of Washington war hawks like John Bolton.
‘Unfathomable evil’: Trump’s proposed plan to pardon war criminals provokes massive backlash 19.5.2019 Raw Story
Progressives, human rights advocates, and journalists responded with outrage on Saturday to a New York Times report that President Donald Trump “has requested the immediate preparation of paperwork needed to pardon several American military members accused or convicted of war crimes.” Un...
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U.N. waters down resolution on sexual violence after threat of U.S. veto 24.4.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The United States successfully used the threat of its veto power to weaken language on a U.N. resolution against the use of rape as a weapon of war. The resolution was only adopted Tuesday after cutting a reference on the need to provide “sexual and reproductive health” assistance to survivors of sexual violence in conflicts. […]
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7 Years of Lies About Assange Won’t Stop Now 12.4.2019
One of the few towering figures of our time was reduced to nothing more than a sex pest and scruffy bail-skipper, writes Jonathan Cook. By Jonathan Cook For seven years, from the moment Julian Assange sought refuge in the Ecuadorean…Read more →
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Assange’s Indictment Treats Journalism as a Crime 12.4.2019
Trump’s message to the press: Publish material critical of U.S. policy at your peril.

The post Assange’s Indictment Treats Journalism as a Crime appeared first on Truthout.

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Edward Snowden and activists claim Julian Assange’s arrest is a ‘dark moment for press freedom’ 11.4.2019 Raw Story

Edward Snowden, the fugitive former National Security Agency contractor who leaked classified information from the agency in 2013, condemned Thursday’s arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a “dark day for press freedom.” This article was originally published at Salon After...

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Snowden: Assange Arrest A 'Dark Day For Press Freedom' 11.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Images of Ecuador's ambassador inviting the UK's secret police into the embassy to drag a publisher of–like it or not–award-winning journalism out of the building are going to end up in the history books," Edward Snowden said.
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Julian Assange: Transparency icon or enemy of the state? 11.4.2019 Raw Story

A heroic campaigner for openness, or an enemy of the US state trying to avoid justice: after a decade in the limelight, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains a polarising figure. The 47-year-old Australian was on Thursday arrested by British police at Ecuador’s embassy in London, his home s...

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What is Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps? 9.4.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is one of the country’s wealthiest organizations and holds immense political, military and economic power.

Now it has a new distinction. President Trump announced Monday that his administration is designating it as a foreign terrorist organization — a first...

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Brunei’s law allowing gays to be stoned to death is a human rights disaster 5.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The tiny oil-rich nation of Brunei implemented a particularly brutal version of Sharia law this week under which men who engage in gay sex or adultery or women who have abortions may be stoned to death. Lesbians may be whipped and imprisoned. People who steal may have their limbs hacked off.


Chelsea Manning Again Takes Fall for Defending Public’s Right to Know 1.4.2019
Democracy dies in darkness, indeed.

The post Chelsea Manning Again Takes Fall for Defending Public’s Right to Know appeared first on Truthout.

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I was an Army grunt at the pointy end of the American spear. But no longer 31.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

I’m one of the lucky ones. Leaving the madness of U.S. Army life with a modest pension and all of my limbs intact feels like a genuine escape. Both the Army and I knew it was time for me to go. I’d tired of carrying water for empire and they’d grown weary of dealing with my dissent and with footing...

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British Foreign Policy in the Middle East: A Secret History of Self Interest 29.3.2019
The idea that Westminster is the “mother of all parliaments,” representing a democratic model for the world, is a cultivated myth, writes Mark Curtis.  By Mark Curtis British Foreign Policy Declassified On Tuesday in the British parliament, Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Emily…Read more →
ISIS is ‘gone’: Trump takes credit for something that hasn’t even happened 22.3.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
President Donald Trump on Wednesday promised that the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) will be “gone by tonight.” Holding up a paper printout showing ISIS-held territory in Syria and Iraq, Trump told reporters “…everything in the red — this was on Election Night in 2016 — everything red is ISIS. When I took it over, it was […]
The War on Terror in Our Communities 20.3.2019
Let’s make visible the domestic war on terror and work to end it once and for all.

The post The War on Terror in Our Communities appeared first on Truthout.

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Daniel Ellsberg Calls Chelsea Manning “an American Hero” 20.3.2019
The Watergate-era whistleblower praised Manning for her stand against a grand jury system used to stifle dissent.

The post Daniel Ellsberg Calls Chelsea Manning “an American Hero” appeared first on Truthout.

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US and Iranian Hardliners Continue the Suffering 14.3.2019
Ann Wright reports on a citizen peace delegation’s recent trip to Iran, which included a meeting with the country’s foreign minister. By Ann Wright Special to Consortium News We knew that a CODEPINK: Women for Peace delegation to Iran would wind…Read more →
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Syria Eyes Arab Fold Return as US, Saudi Arabia Resist 5.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Arab states are rehabilitating their ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but the United States is trying to stop them, pressuring allies like Saudi Arabia to stand against him.
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