Palestinians open door to negotiation after submitting draft UN resolution | World news | The Guardian

Palestinians open door to negotiation after submitting draft UN resolution | World news | The Guardian: The draft resolution would set a 12-month deadline for wrapping up negotiations on a final settlement and the end of 2017 as the timeframe for completing an Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian territories.

The draft was presented to the UN security council by fellow Arab member Jordan, envoy Riyad Mansour told reporters, thanking Arabs and European nations for their help.


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Democratic Policing

Democratic Policing:  [web.mit.edu] This article considers some varieties and supports for a democratic police and briefly contrasts policing in the United States, United Kingdom and France. Democratic policing should be viewed as a process and not an outcome. Societies experience a continual tension between the desire for order and liberty. There is a paradox in the fact that a democratic society needs protection both by police and from police. Given the power of new surveillance technologies, democratic societies must continually ask "how efficient do we want police to be and under what conditions is the use of these technologies appropriate?


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Dept of State Delays Release of Iran History

Dept of State Delays Release of Iran History: [fas.org] The controversial Iran history volume, part of the official Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series, had been slated for release last summer. (“History of 1953 CIA Covert Action in Iran to be Published,” Secrecy News, April 16, 2014).

But senior State Department officials “decided to delay publication because of ongoing negotiations with Iran,” according to the minutes of a September 8, 2014 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation that were posted on the Department of State website this week.


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UK: Can prescription drugs make you homophobic or racist?

I CARE - - News - Internet Centre Anti Racism Europe: 15/12/2014- If nothing else, the resignation of Kerry Smith, a Ukip candidate, clearly serves as a valuable public health announcement. The party leapt to the defence of its candidate for South Basildon and East Thurrock, who had described gay people as “fucking disgusting old poofters” and called a woman with a Chinese name a “chinky”, by blaming his views on the prescription drugs he had been taking. Patrick O’Flynn, Ukip’s economic spokesman, said the remarks were made in “a phone call some time ago while he was on sedatives, by his own account, not really speaking [or] thinking rationally”. As we speak, pharmaceutical companies will be reprinting their information leaflets: may cause drowsiness, nausea, racism and homophobia.


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2014 Gerald and Maas Suppressed News - December 13, 2014

2014 Gerald and Maas Suppressed News



United Nations: on December 11th the Office of the Special Advisers on the
Prevention of Genocide and on the Responsibility to Protect, released The
Framework of Analysis for Atrocity Crimes
, a listing
of criteria present in and applicable to atrocity crimes as they form
and progress, particularly the crime of genocide. It's an aware,
accurate, thorough, intelligent tool for recognizing genocide before
mass killing starts. At its launching, wide dissemination as a document
belonging to the world's people, was urged by the UN's Deputy Secretary
General. Adama Dieng, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on
Prevention of Genocide, has warned that "not a single country is immune
to the risk of genocide." Because a large number of the Framework's
criteria can be applied to policies of the United States and Canada,
the document is likely to be suppressed by NATO country media. In the
U.S. current evidence of CIA torture practices (the Feinstein report)
compounds government's commitment to crimes of atrocity: a morally
terminal crime torture is also symptomatic of genocide. The UN special
rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights, Ben Emmerson, has
stated that U.S. officials involved in torture must be prosecuted. The
UN high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Raad al-Hussein, noting that
the U.S. is party to the Convention Against Torture, says the U.S. must
ensure accountability. But the U.S. Justice Department refuses to
prosecute these known violations of domestic and international law and
many Americans are frightened by the widely publicized impunity into
cooperation. Avoiding partisan politics the Framework for Analysis
doesn't point out that the policies and actions which become warnings
signs of atrocity crimes, usually appear with right wing governments,
corporate acquisition, and military takeover.


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Holder: U.S. Has 'Failed' To Make Progress Between Police And Minorities

Holder: U.S. Has 'Failed' To Make Progress Between Police And Minorities: talkingpointsmemo.com -- addressing current tensions over several police killings of unarmed black men, the host of "The Reid Report" brought up an infamous case from 1999 in which a person of color was shot dead by police.

"In a similar case in New York, Amadou Diallo, a young West African immigrant who was shot in the vestibule of his own apartment building," she said. "What does it say that we essentially are in the same exact place now, so many years later?"

"It means that we, as a nation, have failed. It's as simple as that. We have failed," Holder replied.

Reid also asked the attorney general whether young blacks or Latinos growing up should fear the police.


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Thousands of steps for missing, murdered Indigenous women to achieve just one � APTN National News

Thousands of steps for missing, murdered Indigenous women to achieve just one � APTN National News: It’s the final trek of a 2,300 km journey.

Their aim is to draw attention to the need for an inquiry into the 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous women.


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Timeline Photos - Free West Papua Campaign | Facebook

Timeline Photos - Free West Papua Campaign | Facebook: West Papua's most famous political prisoner, Filep Karma launches new book written whilst in jail.

Launching of Filep Karma’s book ‘As If we’re Half Animals: Indonesian Racism in the Land of Papua,’

He fights violence with non-violent tactics, in the style of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela.


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:: Proposed WA remote community closures labelled "ethnic cleansing" :: NEWS :: NIRS ::

:: Proposed WA remote community closures labelled "ethnic cleansing" :: NEWS :: NIRS ::: The WA Government flagged the closure of homeland communities after the Commonwealth shifted responsibility for remote municipal service funding to the state.

Premier Colin Barnett says the state will not be able to afford to take up the costs of services.


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What Canada committed against First Nations was genocide. The UN should recognize it - The Globe and Mail

What Canada committed against First Nations was genocide. The UN should recognize it - The Globe and Mail: The United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) was adopted on Dec. 9, 1948. It gives a very clear definition of what is and what is not a genocide. Stated another way, since 1948, social scientists have had the necessary tools to determine if genocide has occurred. It should also be pointed out that under the CPPCG, the intention to commit genocide is itself a crime, and not just the act of genocide.

It’s clear that Canada’s first prime minister Sir John A. MacDonald’s policy of starving First Nations to death in order to make way for the western expansion of European settlers meets the criteria of genocide under the CPPCG.


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Take action to protect Individuals at Risk || Amnesty International Canada

Take action to protect Individuals at Risk || Amnesty International Canada: Indigenous women are going missing and being murdered at a much higher rate than other women in Canada—a rate so high it constitutes nothing less than a national human rights crisis.

According to RCMP data, at least 1,017 Indigenous women and girls were murdered from 1980-2012.

Amnesty International is calling for a comprehensive, coordinated, and well-resourced National Action Plan, created in collaboration with Indigenous women and girls, to stop the violence.�


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Walk Free | Free Mauritania's anti-slavery activists - Walk Free

Walk Free | Free Mauritania's anti-slavery activists - Walk Free: I am calling on you to immediately and unconditionally release: Biram Dah Abied, Khatri Rahel, Cheikh Val, Chedad Mohamed, Mohamed Vadoua, Dr. Saad Louleyd, Brahim Bilal Ramdhane, Dah Boushad, Abidine Matalla, Samba Diagana, Hassane Mahmoud, Djiby Sow, Kawtal, Brahim Jiddou, Baba Traor�, Yacoub Inalla, Sabbar Houssein, Hanana Mboyrick and Boubacar Yatma.

I also urge you to launch a full, independent and impartial investigation into allegations of torture against Brahim Bilal Ramghane, Khattri Rahel, and Dah Boushab.

Dr. Saad Louleyd, who is diabetic, should also be given immediate access to medical care.

Mauritania must end the harassment of anti-slavery activists and take positive steps to fully abolish slavery.


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Timeline Photos - Free West Papua Campaign | Facebook

Timeline Photos - Free West Papua Campaign | Facebook: Free
West Papua Campaign to protest around the world on 13th December to
demand justice after the massacre of West Papuan boys in Paniai
Details of the UK demo here: http://tinyurl.com/l8wu8u5
The Netherlands demo here: http://tinyurl.com/n5ryvuh


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PressTV - US justice system oppressing blacks: American activist

PressTV - US justice system oppressing blacks: American activist: Yejide Orunmila, a civil rights activist from Washington, said in an interview with Press TV that the ruling system in the United States was built to oppress the members of the African-American community.

“The United States justice was built on oppression of the black people,” she said.

The commentator also stated that the US judiciary “wouldn’t indict” the criminal police officers.

The blacks and people of color should not expect justice from grand juries, police department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and any other government entities, she stated.

A grand jury recently decided not to indict a white New York City police officer who choked to death unarmed black man Eric Garner in July.


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Mexico: protests link Ayotzinapa, Ferguson, Garner | World War 4 Report

Mexico: protests link Ayotzinapa, Ferguson, Garner | World War 4 Report: The protest "is a community effort by Mexicans living in the US [to show] that we don't want our tax money to finance the Mexican government, which is corrupt," Karla de Anda, one of the organizers of the protest in Miami, told the Associated Press wire service. "They're giving [Mexican authorities] money for arms," US writer and activist Roberto Lovato said at a New York vigil. "They're giving armament for disappearing people, for creating mass graves." Signs at the various protests called for an end to "Plan Mexico," comparing the M�rida Initiative to the bloody US-funded Plan Colombia of the late 1990s and early 2000s. The US has given Mexico $1.2 billion under the initiative, according to Maureen Meyer of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).


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December 13: Palestine Contingent at the Millions March NYC #BlackLivesMatter #ICantBreathe

December 13: Palestine Contingent at the Millions March NYC #BlackLivesMatter #ICantBreathe: [al-awdany.org] The Palestinian people know repression, militarization, and brutality all too well. The forces of occupation that deprive Palestinians of their land, communities, and lives are the same as those that oppress Black and Brown communities here in the United States. “I Can’t Breathe” is a cry that resonates with the Palestinians, who are imprisoned, criminalized, and killed with impunity like so many Mike Browns, Eric Garners, Tamir Rices, Yvette Smiths, Islan Nettles, Akai Gurleys, Sean Bells, and Marissa Alexanders.


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#LeonardPeltier "I Will" Clemency Campaign

YouTube:
Executive Producer Jack Healey
Directed by Douglas Busby
Produced by Jack Magee & Douglas Busby


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PressTV - EU’s Mogherini urges probe into Palestinian minister’s killing

PressTV - EU’s Mogherini urges probe into Palestinian minister’s killing: “Reports of excessive use of force by Israeli Security Forces are extremely worrying: I call for an immediate, independent investigation into...Abu Ein's death,” she said in a statement issued on Wednesday.

Mogherini, who took office on November 1 as the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security, visited the occupied Palestinian territories shortly afterward as “a signal of the priority given to the region by the EU.”

She has time and again censured the Israeli regime's plans to construct new illegal settler units on the Palestinian land.

Abu Ein, who was a minister in the Palestinian Authority, lost his life as he participated in a march by some 300 Palestinians who planned to plant olive trees as a symbolic act of protest against Israeli settlements.


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