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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 […]

VIDEO: Big Brother 3.0: FBI Launches Facial Recognition Program

Civil rights and privacy watchdogs have criticized the program for its invasive—and inaccurate—tactics. The system, a billion-dollar investment that has been in development with Lockheed Martin for three years, was found to identify the wrong individual 20 percent of the time, a statistic which increases over time and as the database expands, the Electronic Frontier […]

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 […]

How the US’s terrorism watchlists work – and how you could end up on one | World news | theguardian.com

Yet the ease with which someone can be placed on US watchlists and terrorism databases contrasts markedly with the impact placement has. A long-withheld document published on Wednesday by the Intercept detailing the guidelines for placement shows that the standards for inclusion are far lower than probable cause, and the ability for someone caught in […]

Feds require state to talk to Native Americans for HIP 2.0 plan | 2014-08-05 | Indianapolis Business Journal | IBJ.com

In a letter dated July 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the state’s application – which is a request to waive several Medicaid requirements – is considered incomplete until it consults with the tribe about the proposal.And CMS won’t launch an official review of the application and open the proposal for public […]

IDF Continues ‘Acts of Genocide’ Against Indigenous Arab Palestinians Under ‘Operation Protective Edge’ As the International Community Observes | APNS Novaĵagentejo

US-Supported Israel Defence Forces Continue ‘Acts of Genocide’ Against Indigenous Arab Palestinians Under ‘Operation Protective Edge’ As the International Community Observes  APNS /North America [08.06.2014] – As the State of Israel began extracting its ground troops from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning in observance of another (72-hour) ceasefire, the SOI and factions representing the […]

Elsipogtog man says RCMP officers visited home with questions about Facebook comment » APTN National News

Brian Milliea, a Mi’kmaq man from Elsipogtog First Nation, said the two officers showed up at his house at about 2 p.m. looking for him. Milliea was in his office at the Elsipogtog forestry department when he received a phone call from his wife saying two men wanted to speak with him. Milliea rushed home […]

PressTV – I killed 13 Palestinian kids today: Israeli sniper

An Israeli sniper has admitted to killing 13 children in the Gaza Strip in one day, as Tel Aviv continues its aerial and ground attacks in the besieged enclave.Posting on an Instagram account, David Ovadia released a photo of himself holding a sniper rifle.The image with his post, however, was deleted entirely by hackers from […]

FFC planning to launch new peaceful Flotilla to challenge the blockade on Gaza

The Freedom Flotilla Coalition Condemns Israeli Attacks on Gaza, Ongoing Blockade, and International Complicity The international Freedom Flotilla Coalition (with participation from England, France, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, USA, Canada and Australia) condemns the ongoing Israeli military assault on Palestinian civilians in Gaza, denounces the failure of the international community to stop the […]

Lavon Affair

The Lavon Affair refers to a series of failed Israeli planned and sponsored terrorist attacks, code named Operation Susannah, conducted in Egypt in the Summer of 1954. As part of the false flag operation,[1] a group of Egyptian Jews were recruited by Israeli military intelligence for plans to plant bombs inside Egyptian, American and British-owned […]

Israel Using U.S. Weapons to Kill in Gaza | Accuracy.Org

“Official U.S. military aid to Israel stands at about $3 billion per year due to a 10-year, $30 billion military aid package originally signed by former President George W. Bush and upheld under President Obama. This figure doesn’t, however, include the $504 million in funding dedicated to missile defense.“Truthout asked Andrew Feinstein, former Member of […]

Seemorerocks: Drilling for oil in the Golan Heights

That geographic location will likely prove controversial. Israel seized the Golan Heights in the Six-Day War in 1967 and annexed the territory in 1981. Its administration of the area — which is not recognised by international law — has been mostly peaceful until the Syrian civil war broke out 23 months ago.“This action is mostly […]

IMMIGRATION + INTERVIEW + AUDIO: The Child Migrant Crisis | Neo-Griot

Our government has apprehended more than 50,000 children so far. Protestors objecting to their arrival call them “invaders,” but these kids are refugees. They travel here on their own out of desperation — to escape murder, rape and conscription into gangs. And the United States bears much responsibility for the violence they’re fleeing.Most of these […]

US President supports Israeli ‘genocide’: Fidel Castro

The former Cuban president highlighted statements made by the Obama administration that reiterated its strong support for the Jewish state, which recently fought a 22-day war against the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip.In a foreign policy mission statement on its website, the US administration said its “incontrovertible commitment in the Middle East must be […]

Texas Militia ‘Patriots’ Mobilizing To Mexican Border, Claim That If They See An Illegal Immigrant: ‘Point Your Gun Dead At Him’

While some might say this is only a forum post, Mr. Robinson is not the only one saying the exact same thing. A group identifying itself only as the “Patriots” has put out a call for militias to head out the Texas-Mexico border as part of operation “Secure Our Border – Laredo.” The goal is […]

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