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Interview with Major Todd Pierce 31.10.2014 The Moderate Voice

Major Todd Pierce (U.S. Army, Retired) is an attorney who served as a Judge Advocate General (J.A.G.) officer in the United States Army. In that capacity, he has served on the defense teams for two Guantanamo military commissions defendants. On October 13, 2014 I had the privilege of interviewing Maj. Pierce by telephone. What follows [...]

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World Briefs 31.10.2014 Durango Herald
Sweden recognizes Palestinian stateSTOCKHOLM – Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, prompting a strong protest from Israel, which swiftly withdrew its ambassador from Stockholm.The move by Sweden’s new left-leaning government reflects growing...
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India, Vietnam going in the right direction 31.10.2014 Asian Age: Editorial
The reasoned Indian stance has been that any disputes must be resolved in accordance with international law and while ensuring that maritime lanes are kept free and tranquil for commerce The reasoned Indian stance has been that any disputes must be resolved in accordance with international law and while ensuring that maritime lanes are kept free and tranquil for commerce India-Vietnam relations have prospered through good times and bad, and now look like assuming a geopolitical character. This contrasts with Hanoi’s ties with Beijing, the non-viability of which became apparent even when both countries flew the socialist flag. Indeed, in the late 1970s, the Chinese Army invaded Vietnam to the south and had to retreat after getting a bloody nose. This burnished socialist Hanoi’s credentials as an independent-minded entity that had sent packing the French and the American “imperialist” armies and subsequently socialists with hegemonist or expansionist designs. It is this aspect of the Vietnam-China equation ...
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The ghosts of 1971 31.10.2014 Asian Age: Editorial
The clashes on Thursday between Islamists and the police in several parts of Bangladesh, which were part of a nationwide strike to protest against the death sentence handed down to their leader, Matiur Rahman Nizami, for war crimes may be the start of more trouble for that nation. The Jamaat-e-Islami chief was awarded death by hanging for his role in the killing of thousands of people during the nation’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971. The charges include leading the execution of intellectuals, doctors and journalists, mass killings, rape and loot. While Nizami’s lawyers said they would appeal the verdict, the fundamentalist himself is said to have been indifferent in the dock when judgment was pronounced. Seen as a political party in which ideologists play a strong role, and one which had once shared power in a coalition, the Jamaat-e-Islami still commands some influence in Bangladeshi society, its extreme, pro-jihad views having a few takers. The party may have lost political power in 2006 ...
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Editorial: North Korea’s leaders must be held to account for human rights abuses 31.10.2014 Washington Post
THE UNITED Nations, so often inclined toward rhetoric instead of action, seems to be drawing closer to action to deal with the human rights disaster in North Korea. The latest welcome step was a report to a General Assembly committee Oct. 28 from Marzuki Darusman, the special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea. Mr. Darusman, an Indonesian jurist, called on the United Nations to ask the International Criminal Court to take up the matter on grounds that crimes against humanity have been committed. We ...
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North Korea says it's asked EU's top human rights official to visit, but warns on other offers 31.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
India, Vietnam going in the right direction 31.10.2014 Asian Age: Editorial
The reasoned Indian stance has been that any disputes must be resolved in accordance with international law and while ensuring that maritime lanes are kept free and tranquil for commerce The reasoned Indian stance has been that any disputes must be resolved in accordance with international law and while ensuring that maritime lanes are kept free and tranquil for commerce India-Vietnam relations have prospered through good times and bad, and now look like assuming a geopolitical character. This contrasts with Hanoi’s ties with Beijing, the non-viability of which became apparent even when both countries flew the socialist flag. Indeed, in the late 1970s, the Chinese Army invaded Vietnam to the south and had to retreat after getting a bloody nose. This burnished socialist Hanoi’s credentials as an independent-minded entity that had sent packing the French and the American “imperialist” armies and subsequently socialists with hegemonist or expansionist designs. It is this aspect of the Vietnam-China equation ...
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The ghosts of 1971 31.10.2014 Asian Age: Editorial
The clashes on Thursday between Islamists and the police in several parts of Bangladesh, which were part of a nationwide strike to protest against the death sentence handed down to their leader, Matiur Rahman Nizami, for war crimes may be the start of more trouble for that nation. The Jamaat-e-Islami chief was awarded death by hanging for his role in the killing of thousands of people during the nation’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971. The charges include leading the execution of intellectuals, doctors and journalists, mass killings, rape and loot. While Nizami’s lawyers said they would appeal the verdict, the fundamentalist himself is said to have been indifferent in the dock when judgment was pronounced. Seen as a political party in which ideologists play a strong role, and one which had once shared power in a coalition, the Jamaat-e-Islami still commands some influence in Bangladeshi society, its extreme, pro-jihad views having a few takers. The party may have lost political power in 2006 ...
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Black money details shared under tax treaty can't be shared even with courts: Swiss govenment 31.10.2014 CNN-IBN: World
Amid a debate on disclosure of names of suspected black money holders, Switzerland Thursday said information exchanged under Swiss-India tax treaty cannot be disclosed "in principle" to a court or any other body outside the proceedings of a 'specific and relevant' case.
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India highlights challenge of fighting terror and preserving human rights 30.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
By Arul Louis, United Nations, Oct 30 : Calling terrorism an attack on democracy and human rights, India Wednesday highlighted the challenge of balancing the fight against terrorism with preserving human rights.
In EU first, Sweden to recognise Palestine as independent state 30.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
Berlin, Oct 30 : Sweden will officially recognise Palestine as an independent state, the first European Union (EU) member to do so, the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter reported, citing Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom.
Syria slams Turkey for allowing Kurdish fighters, Syrian rebels into Kobane 30.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
Damascus, Oct 30 : Syria Thursday accused Turkey of violating its borders by allowing Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Syrian rebels to enter the predominantly Kurdish city of Kobane on the Syrian-Turkish border, Syria's national television rreported.
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U.N.: Israel's Settlement Plans Cast Doubt On Peace Commitment 30.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
U.N.: Israel's Settlement Plans Cast Doubt On Peace Commitment

Slobodan Milosevic's widow ridicules the EU's lifting sanctions against his family, associates 30.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
Sweden recognizes Palestinian state 30.10.2014 AP Top News
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's new government says it has recognized a Palestinian state, a move declared by the prime minister as a priority for the left-leaning minority coalition....
Clashes in Bangladesh over leaders sentencing 30.10.2014 Hindustan Times: World
Islamists clashed with police in several Bangladesh cities on Thursday as part of a nationwide strike to protest against their leader being sentenced to death for war crimes police ...
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Sweden's new government recognizes Palestinian state 30.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
Black money: Adopt a realistic approach 30.10.2014 Asian Age: Editorial
The apex court would have appeared more sophisticated in its overall handling of the matter if it had called upon the guidance of international relations experts The apex court would have appeared more sophisticated in its overall handling of the matter if it had called upon the guidance of international relations experts The way we are going about it, this whole black money affair seems utterly strange. It seems to confirm our status as a declamatory — or denunciatory — democracy in which political parties call each other vile names and hold out outlandish prospects before the people of extraordinary revelations about political rivals, in this case of hoarding “national wealth” abroad. This is reminiscent in some ways of the time of the late V.P. Singh who, before he became Prime Minister, used to hold aloft his electronic diary and declare that the names of Bofors bribe-takers were locked in it and would be revealed in due course. The aim of exercises such as these is to tantalise, and not offer ...
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India should also focus on untaxed wealth at home 30.10.2014 Asian Age: Editorial
The Indian government may view its decision to name three out of 138 people, who have stashed away black money in foreign shores, as a step forward, but the reality is that the opening salvo has been quite a damp squib. The revelations of all names may not be possible unless the individuals are prosecuted in court, but the fact is that the government is missing the trees for the woods. The fixation of bringing back wealth parked abroad may be a noble idea, given that it forms a significant part of India’s gross domestic product, but the authorities should also be focusing on addressing the malaise of untaxed wealth in India, which is equally rampant... Focusing on the problem at home is also easier given that scrutiny on foreign bank accounts will see the government wading through international laws and processes and this is a time-consuming exercise... The Bharatiya Janata Party is encountering the same hurdles as the erstwhile Congress-led coalition. The latter faced stiff opposition and criticism in ...
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Black money: Adopt a realistic approach 30.10.2014 Asian Age: Editorial
The apex court would have appeared more sophisticated in its overall handling of the matter if it had called upon the guidance of international relations experts The apex court would have appeared more sophisticated in its overall handling of the matter if it had called upon the guidance of international relations experts The way we are going about it, this whole black money affair seems utterly strange. It seems to confirm our status as a declamatory — or denunciatory — democracy in which political parties call each other vile names and hold out outlandish prospects before the people of extraordinary revelations about political rivals, in this case of hoarding “national wealth” abroad. This is reminiscent in some ways of the time of the late V.P. Singh who, before he became Prime Minister, used to hold aloft his electronic diary and declare that the names of Bofors bribe-takers were locked in it and would be revealed in due course. The aim of exercises such as these is to tantalise, and not offer ...
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