The long term vision is an end to all suffering and death in the desert...
(TUCSON) - “You have no rights here!” barked a U.S. Border Patrol agent to a resident of Arivaca, AZ who was passing through a Customs and Border Protection checkpoint 23 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
This remark confirms a sense of violation of rights that many borderlands residents have when encountering one of the 71 permanent or tactical checkpoints scattered across the southwestern U.S. These off-border sites were condoned by the U.S. Supreme Court more than 40 years ago.
Read William Coleman's story of the extreme racial injustice he experienced as a prison guard in Oregon and help by donating to his legal defense. A victory in his Civil Rights case benefits all Oregonians.
Dr. Phil Leveque Professor of Pharmacology Salem-News.com
It does it for all opiates. Cannabis has brought relief to many, for centuries.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - I can already feel the first comment. What the hell is he talking about? Well, Okay. During the 1860’s Cannabis/Marijuana was used in the U.S. to get addicted people off alcohol, tobacco and opium, and it was very successful in doing so. Many Civil War veterans were addicted to all three of these.
About that time, Morphine and the hypodermic syringe were invented, which gave doctors real control of pain and brought about the concept that a physician’s first obligation to his patients was to control pain. It was far nicer and safer than opium or alcohol.
What really happened to US Navy SEAL Team 6? Families of the Navy SEAL Team credited with the capture and killing of bin Laden: questions about their son's deaths and the treatment of their remains... still unanswered.
(SALEM) - One of the most bizarre and unprecedented events in modern U.S. military history, one that is extremely personal to the families of Navy SEAL Team 6, is unfolding mostly outside the view of the American public.
Navy SEAL Michael Strange is one of 31 American fighting men who lost their lives in Afghanistan on 6th August 2011 after reportedly being shot down by a "lucky shot" by a Taliban militant with a rocket launcher.
"We will provide real security to brave fighters like Monsieur Louis and Kevin Annett so this cannot happen again" - George Dufort, ITCCS official
(BRUSSELS) - The one Belgian politician who has exposed high level child traffickers and publicly endorsed the work of ITCCS, MP Laurent Louis, was viciously assaulted and arrested by Belgian police on Saturday as he peacefully collected signatures for his upcoming re-election bid.
Mr. Louis was released after six hours in jail, and is bringing a lawsuit against the police responsible.
The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’ government is looking for a "negotiated solution" after years of conflict...
(ISLAMABAD) - A young Christian girl was killed by the Pakistani Taliban in the northern region of Pakistan. The girl had spent a few months on the run and in hiding with her cousin, a Muslim who converted to Christianity a few years ago.
Since the conversion, the man is considered an "apostate" and since then he has been the target of the Taliban. In past days, some militants discovered where the two were hiding: the girl in the escape was reached by a bullet and was killed, while the man managed to escape.
Continuing indifference to the maltreatment of women is not acceptable in the 21st century world. India needed to focus on urgent upliftment of women, forgetting her political battles.
(RENO) - India needed to take urgent steps to make women as equal partners in the society and eliminate gender inequality, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stated in Nevada (USA) in his International Women's Day message.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that lesser gender gaps would also bring prosperity and economic competitiveness to the country besides fairness. Men and women were equal in the eyes of God, Zed noted.
The video was independently authenticated by a respected digital image analyst who often works for the British courts.
(LONDON) - There has been no shortage of distressing images emerging from the final two or three years of Sri Lanka's awful civil war. But this footage is amongst the worst I have seen, writes Callum Macrae.
Warning: viewers may find footage in the below report extremely disturbing. Not because of the scale of the deaths it depicts – five deaths is a small incident in a war which saw upwards of 40,000 civilians massacred in the last few months alone, mostly by government shelling.
The disaster that has struck Fukushima has much about it that’s unique. But it’s just the tip of the radioactive iceberg that is the global atomic reactor industry.
(WASHINGTON DC EcoWatch) - Fasting can be a way of mourning, of cleansing, of meditation, of focus. Tuesday, March 11, the third anniversary of the beginning of the disaster at Fukushima, we will abstain from food from dawn to dusk. Our purpose is tied to the atomic disaster that continues to threaten life on Earth.
The three melt-downs, four explosions, scattered fuel rods and continual gusher of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean at Fukushima have torn a deadly hole in the fabric of our ability to survive on this planet.
The problem is that the theorists have defined a photon as a particle instead of a wave length of electromagnetic energy.
(SAN DIEGO) - On Feb. 12, 2014 the Science Channel broadcast a program titled “Riddles of the Universe.” The program addresses the failure of scientists to understand the relationship between quantum physics and relativity as well as dark energy and dark matter. So they have added to the confusion by resorting to the invention of a chameleon representing dark energy in an attempt to explain dark energy.
Their depiction of the chameleon and that of the other 4 forces shown on the program is very bizarre.
UN Human Rights Council 2014: Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam's (TGTE) Publication
(LONDON) - This Booklet“Remedial Justice for Tamils: Justice Delayed; Justice Denied - International Investigation Now”is issued by the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) to coincide with the opening of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Session in Geneva this month.
This Booklet was produced by the TGTE’s Center for the Prosecution and Prevention of Genocide. It is a transnational collaborative work of academics and activists.
Sunday, March 09, 02:43 PM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 8th Media Statement
(SEPANG) - Statement by MAS GCEO, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya
Together with all those affected by the MH370 incident, we understand the need to provide regular updates on the progress of the search and rescue operations. As the hours turn into days, we at Malaysia Airlines are similarly anxious and we appreciate the patience, support and prayers from everyone.
The Islamists are prevailing in the battle of ideas. Secular voices have been either physically eliminated or removed from the mainstream by judicial means.
(ISLAMABAD) - Religious minorities are widely viewed as beleaguered or under attack since Z. A. Bhutto’s regime. Even then, Pakistani Christians followed his ideology.
At the time of partition in 1947, around 23 percent of the population was comprised of non-Muslims citizens. Today, the proportion of non-Muslims has declined to approximately 3-4 percent. Religious minorities such as Christians, Hindus, and Ahmadis, have been the targets of suicide bomb attacks; several incidents of violence and intimidation were reported including abduction and subsequent forced conversion of girls.
Passenger plane remains missing, officials are doing what they can to comfort and aid families.
(SEPANG) - More than 24 hours after the lost of contact with Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the search and rescue teams are still unable to detect the whereabouts of the missing aircraft.
The airline is doing its utmost to provide support to the affected family members, this includes immediate financial aid. The airline has deployed a team of 94 caregivers consisting of well-trained staff and also Tzu Chi Foundation members to provide emotional support to the families.
If AIPAC wanted to show true friendship for Israel, it would have stopped cheering long ago and started whispering.
(LONDON) - A recent public opinion poll asked Americans which of two options they would favour if a two-state solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict was no longer on the table. (It is in the rhetoric of leaders and diplomats but not in reality). The two options were:
“The continuation of Israel’s Jewish majority (presumably this assumes permanent Israeli occupation of the West Bank and continuing ethnic cleansing of it by stealth) even if it means that Palestinians will not have citizenship and full rights.”
Russian Television allows national dissent on the air, American TV doesn't... what gives?
(SALEM) - It takes all of 90 seconds watching Russia Television (RT) to know that this Russian government funded news agency is pro-Putin. There is no question, no revelation to be had, yet their former anchor, Liz Wahl, made a spectacle out of herself this week by resigning on the air, stating that this news outlet "whitewashes" the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Liz Wahl is wrong, not about the station's leanings toward Putin; that is a no brainer, but for taking advantage of her position and putting on a show that must have made the US mainstream news outlets salivate.
Israel’s clandestine battle with weapons smugglers
(LONDON) - An ‘explainer’ from the BBC is followed by Richard Silverstein’s interpretation. A Reuters report gives the basic facts as known at the time.
The announcement by Israel that it has seized a major shipment of weaponry heading to the Gaza Strip from Iran throws a spotlight on alleged ongoing attempts to arm militants there, and Israel’s aim to thwart them.
"Syria will not kneel to the Zionist-Arab project to destroy the unity and independence of the Syrian Arab Republic” - PFLI fighters
(NORTH OF LATAKIA, Syria) - Every school kid here in Syria learns at an early age about the various colonial land grabs that have lopped off key parts of their ancient country, and they receive instruction about their national duty to recover this sacred territory.
The concept applies equally to still-occupied Palestine, or at least it did before the 2011 uprising got started...
Malaysia Airlines Vice President of Operations Fuad Sharuji told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that the company has “no idea” where Malaysia 370 may be.
(SALEM) - Malaysia Airlines announced over Facebook that Subang air traffic control ‘lost contact’ with flight MH370 at 2:40am local time on March 8 (GMT +8 hours), about two hours after takeoff from the Malaysian capital.
The Boeing 777-200ER was operating Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Beijing (PEK), and was due to land a Beijing at 6:30am local time the same day.
Using genocide to eradicate terrorism was nothing less than a fiasco for the violent Buddhist government of Sri Lanka.
(SALEM) - Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous countries on the fact of the earth.
Ethnic minorities on this island nation are slaughtered en masse, even tourists are raped and murdered in this place that tends to place a nationalist, twisted form of violent Buddhism in front of any other human rights.