Vanunu had been previously held by Israel in solitary confinement for 11 years from 1986 in conditions that Amnesty International at the time called cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
(WASHINGTON DC) - Ten years after serving a full sentence for his revelations to the press about Israel’s nuclear weapons programme, Mordechai Vanunu still faces severe restrictions that arbitrarily infringe on his freedom of movement, expression and association, said Amnesty International.
The former nuclear technician already served an 18-year-prison sentence...
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.
I strongly appreciate the donation from Kim Thatcher, I hope it inspires others in Oregon to do the same...
(SALEM) - State Representative Kim Thatcher is the first Oregon politician to contribute to Operation Red Dragonfly.
It is my personal outreach mission to educate Americans about the impacts of military base chemical toxic contamination on Veterans, their families, and civilians who are affected due to residential proximity to polluted bases, many of which are closed, yet no less lethal.
Millions of people around the world were watching the sky late last night, hoping to catch a glimpse of the "blood moon"
(SALEM) - The "Blood moon" is a sight only witnessed during a total lunar eclipse, when the Earth spins between the sun and the moon.
The shadow of the Earth catches the refracted light from the sun, and the moon has a reddish, almost copper-color sheen cast upon it.
Though the blood moon was to be most prominent in North and South America, most of the United States was cloud-covered and the spectacle was hidden from view.
Clyde & Co has a presence in four locations in Greater China, namely in Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
(LONDON) - The law firm Clyde & Co has advised Sanpower Group Co. Limited (Sanpower Group) in relation to its acquisition of an 89% stake in British retailer House of Fraser.
The deal, signed on 3 April 2014 and valued at approximately GBP 480 million (USD 800 million), is the Sanpower Group’s first major investment in the UK retail sector and China’s largest foreign retail investment to date.
Why not move forward in developing a genuinely color-blind society?
(WASHINGTON DC) - During the second week in April, the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas hosted a summit on civil rights, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.
THE ECONOMIST noted that, "The fact that the Civil Rights Act can now be the subject of a major conference is, in itself, a sign of how much this country has changed since its passage..."
Five Muslim men found the severed heads of at least 10 Rohingya in a water tank and some of those were children. How Does it Feel to be a Rohingya?
(KUALA LAMPUR Burma Times) - Since 2012, a place called Rohingya in Myanmar has been grabbing international headlines, with reports of people being hunted down and killed, villages being put to the torch, and refugees being stranded at sea after neighboring countries refused to let them in.
I will always wonder what happened to the very sad woman and the happy little guy named Simon.
(OKLAHOMA CITY) - Today, when I was out running errands I saw an older woman and a young boy panhandling on the side of a very busy street. Yes, I admit, it was the young boy that gave me pause.
The woman was holding the boy’s hand and with her other hand was holding up one of those handmade, brown, ragged cardboard box signs. It was written in such a way I could not discern her plea but that didn’t matter.
Ah, but the dark lord of the heat is subtle. He has cells of loyalists among us. They push fossil fuels on us and tell us comforting lies. No longer!
(WASHINGTON DC) - If an alien invader with a face were attacking the earth, the difficulties that governments have getting populations to support wars on other humans would be multiplied a thousand fold.
The most common response to officials calling some petty foreign despot "a new Hitler" would shift from "yeah, right" to "who cares?" The people of the world would unite in common defense against the hostile alien.
There has been no movement by the Ukrainian military to make good on its ultimatum; indeed, the messages have been unclear and contradictory.
(LONDON OilPrices.com) - As protests in Ukraine's eastern region turned violent on Sunday leading to the death of a Ukrainian security officer in a shootout with pro-Russian militia, Kiev threatens military action while Moscow flexes its geo-economic warfare muscles.
Pro-Russian militia groups have seized government buildings and police headquarters in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk and Slovyanks--where the shoot-out took place--and despite a Monday morning ultimatum by the Ukrainian government, these groups have shown no sign of giving in.
The American people are urged to write, call their members of Congress and Senate and demand they take positive action providing VA benefits to those in need.
(MEDIA, PA) - Our legislators in Washington must stop playing politics with our veterans, this is especially true of Vietnam war veterans. Will the game playing carry over to our veterans of present day wars?
Will they too become pawns? Veterans have few friends in Washington. Just like the Vietnam veterans, today’s veterans will face what we are up against, little to no support.
The environment is essential, especially since we don’t know the potential health risks associated with fracking.
(SAN LUIS OBISPO) - Sometimes fact is so much stranger than anything even the best novelist could write. Take California, which sits atop a 1,700-square-mile oil shale deposit that is threatened to be accessed by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Fracking is an ugly, largely unregulated process that forces massive amounts of water, sand and an unknown cocktail of chemicals into the ground, the end result of which is to release more dirty fossil-fuel pollution into our environment.
It is ironic, but telling, to note that a few years ago there was a $10,000 award offered to any physician who would be willing to swallow the contents of what they freely inject into their unsuspecting patients.
(DULUTH, MN) - To my medical colleagues, BigPharma sceptics and others truly concerned with public health issues and the accelerating sickening of America:
In the following link, Dr. Suzanne Humphries talks about vaccines in a 10 minute videointerview justifiably, with science backing her up (and directly refuting what those corporate entities who have immense wealth and power), claiming that there has never been a safe vaccine.
Whether it be a plea for 25 years or "True Life", Cavett is going up the river.
(PORTLAND, OR) - Almost exactly 6 months after he committed murder, Josh Cavett went before Multnomah County Judge LaBarre and the District Attorney today to formally present his prospective plea deal.
On October 12th, 2013, Josh Cavett shot his 27-year old wife at point blank in front of her two little girls, leaving the 5-year old to call for help. He snatched their 2-year old from the scene and put her at extreme risk, setting off an Amber Alert, until he was arrested.
Tragically, Jessie Cavett died a few hours later. The man she was divorcing, and had gotten a Restraining Order against to protect her and the children, has been in custody since late that same October night.
Group says they intend "to Prevent Another Ruby Ridge or Waco".
(LAS VEGAS) - A Delegation of state legislators are converging on the site of a stand-off between federal law enforcement and Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy, to prevent bloodshed and to stand in defense of hardworking rural Americans who are under assault by a runaway federal government.
Yesterday, April 9, 2014, Nevada State Assemblywoman Michele Fiore served the first watch in this vigil shortly after Cliven Bundy’s son, Ammon Bundy, was tazered by BLM “Rangers” during a heated confrontation.
Thousands are following his news and joining interventions.
(WASHINGTON DC) - Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com, William Nicholas Gomes, is regarded as one of most influential activists on Twitter.
He is well known for his digital diplomacy and urgent interventions among foreign policy experts, diplomats, politicians, human rights activists, journalists and ordinary people. His Twitter handle, @wnicholasgomes, has became a source of news for many journalists.
Giving meaning to the measures the TGTE is taking forward at this critical hour will be a sacred and appropriate tribute to the Tamils who perished in Mullivaikaal.
(NEW YORK) - Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)’s Parliament & Cabinet have taken decisions to respond to Sri Lanka's listing of Tamil groups as terrorists.
TGTE will argue its clear position that labeling the peaceful advocacy for an independent and sovereign state of Tamil Eelam, which is based on the remedial right to self-determination, as terrorism is a denial of the freedom of speech.
"Reactor Reax" is brought to you by Physicians for Social Responsibility.
(WASHINGTON DC) - Today in Reactor Reax, experts warn that the world needs to prepare for the next nuclear accident. Three major atomic accidents in 35 years are forcing the world's nuclear industry to stop imagining it can prevent more catastrophes and to focus instead on how to contain them.
Also, in the Wake of Fukushima: Global Research examines Japan's Nuclear Energy Policy Impasse. "Tepco is not viable in its current form, having lost a stunning 81.2% of its market capitalization between March 10 of 2011 and April 2 of 2014."
Again, the scientists focus on the resistance of the atmosphere and pressure while completely ignoring the fact that the meteor is passing through the magnetic field current of the Earth at high speed.
(SAN DIEGO) - The meteor that “exploded” in a brilliant flash in Siberia on Feb. 15, 2013 offers important clues to meteors and comets if it is viewed in proper pragmatic context. Unfortunately the importance of this flash is ignored or unnoticed, as were these other reports.
NASA Flight Director said the Vega spacecraft was “Zapped by an electrical charge” when the International Cometary Explorer “zipped right through the Giacobini-Zinner Comet tail” in 1985.
For the last 2 decades, the Bundy family in Clark County, Nevada has been involved in judicial battles with the BLM over their grazing rights on public land.
(LAS VEGAS) - Connections behind the tense situation in Clark County, Nevada regarding the aggressive seizure of cattle from Cliven Bundy, a private rancher who used public land for grazing purposes appears to have a direct pathway beyond Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid; involving the Obama administration and international projects directed under Agenda 21 initiatives.
Media reports state that in March, Reid applied “pressure [to] Nevada’s largest power company, NV Energy, to sign up as [ENN Energy Group’s] first customer.”