Category Genocide

Firing Zone Used to Expand Illegal Settlements, Demolish Homes – International Middle East Media Center

Such designation is used as legitimization by Israeli authorities to demolish Palestinian homes or build on Palestinian land that falls within the zone. The reduction of the size of Firing Zone 912 has not stopped the expansion of settlements in the area, however. Haaretz further reported that a “master plan” is in the works to […]

Virginia’s forced sterilization victims each to get $25k restitution payments for eugenics program — RT USA

Virginia is set to become the second state to compensate the victims of its eugenics program ‒ people whom the state deemed mentally or physically unfit to procreate and were then forcibly sterilized without their knowledge or consent. The commonwealth will give $25,000 each “to individuals who were involuntarily sterilized pursuant to the Virginia Eugenical […]

Connecting Palestinian and Indigenous peoples’ struggles for freedom | rabble.ca

On July 11 the Israeli Occupation Forces finished it off with a direct hit while shelling the port of Gaza. No one expected that helping Palestine gain its freedom would be easy. Every effort counts. Like Indigenous resistance in the Americas, Palestinians know that they are involved in a long-term struggle. Just like round dances […]

Thousands March Across Canada Demanding Justice for Indigenous Women | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

“Increasing deaths of many vulnerable women…still leaves family, friends, loved ones, and community members with an overwhelming sense of grief and loss,” according to the Women’s Memorial March Committee, organizer of the 25th annual event in Vancouver. “Indigenous women disproportionately continue to go missing or be murdered with minimal to no action to address these […]

American Sniper and the Savage Problem | Lt. Philip Sheridan……….Indian Wars……………..and Lovers

“Savage, Despicable, Evil,” he writes in the book, “That’s what we were fighting in Iraq. That’s why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy savages. There was no other way to describe what we encountered there.” One way would be to call them the enemy, but not Kyle: Savages. He repeats it over […]

CODEPINK Condemns Decision Not to Indict Darren Wilson – CODEPINK

“It has been said that ‘a prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich,’” said Nathan Sheard, the leader of CODEPINK’s campaign to demilitarize the police. “But what has been proven today in St. Louis County, as it was weeks ago in Ohio, is that what cannot be indicted is a police officer who has killed a […]

Impunity Watch | ..Had I Only Known…

The case receiving the most attention is that of María Mestanza. Mestanza was a 33 year old woman with 7 children who died in 1996 from complications after undergoing a sterilization procedure. Her family originally brought the case to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights due to testimony that Mestanza only went through the surgery […]

Canada’s First Nations are paying a high price for our dirty tar sands fix

The migrating birds died, as have many thousands of others before them. The Alberta Energy Regulator reported 122 deaths last week, a total that made headlines across Canada—not because it was particularly shocking, but because it’s a reminder that despite years of concern and millions of dollars in fines, the tar sands mining companies are […]

While FBI Finds Police Killings on the Rise, Real Number of Killings Remains Uknown | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR), which collects data voluntarily submitted by police departments, looked only at killings which police considered “justifiable homicide,” defined by the bureau as “the killing of a felon by a law enforcement officer in the line of duty.” There were 461 justifiable homicides reported last year, up from 426 in […]

Rasmea Odeh: Raped And Tortured By Israel, Now Being Prosecuted By The U.S.

Last October, U.S. Department of Homeland Security agents arrested Odeh at her Chicago-area home. She’s scheduled to appear in a Detroit court on Nov. 4 to face charges of the unlawful procurement of naturalization.Odeh became an American citizen in 2004. In the naturalization process, she apparently failed to disclose her 1969 arrest and conviction which […]

3rd World Solidarity: Global Revolution And The Question Of African Political Integrity 10.13.2014 | APNS Public Radyo

Summary: The international struggle for human justice is the subject. #Ferguson, Missouri and the Occupied Territories of the Gaza have many similarities as well as many differences. Why are committed activists deeply involved within their respective struggles now quarrelling over whether or not the arbitrary killing of young African men in the US by law […]

Harper calls for police investigations, not inquiry, for aboriginal women

But Harper, who is in Whitehorse as part of his yearly trek to the North, says most such cases are addressed — and solved — by the police.He says it’s important to keep in mind that these are crimes.“We should not view this as sociological phenomenon,” the prime minister told a news conference Thursday.“We should […]

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