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Human rights for even Anders Breivik

In retrospect, awarding the newly elected Barack Obama a Nobel Peace Prize was about as smartly ambitious as it gets. Everyone knows humanitarians don't do it for the reward. A Nobel Prize is wasted if there's not some eligible sociopath who might be influenced with the pressure to behave themselves. President Obama's Nobel medal was an experiment in paying it forward. Who knows how much more bloodthirsty Obama might have gotten with his drones had not the Nobel committee tried to extort him with its higher expectations? The Nobel award givers took a lot of ribbing for their foolishness from those of us who weren't idealist enough. AND SO IT COMES AS NO SURPRISE when Norway's mass murdering overachiever Anders Breivik sued his jailers for abusing his human rights because he wasn't getting sufficient visitors in his cushy prison suite, that the Norwegian supreme court would rule Breivik was right. 46533

Zero Dark Thirty has critics protesting that torture shouldn’t be shown to work, instead of torture being wrong

Protest torture, don't protest Zero Dark Thirty's depiction of torture as working, even if the public account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden holds that it did not. Who's your source for that, the CIA? No doubt countless plenty were tortured elsewhere in the actual narrative. How perverse for human rights groups to oppose torture based on it being ineffectual, instead of inhumane. Do you doubt torture works? Look at poor Bradley Manning, already pleading guilty. You'd think galvanizing the public against the horror of torture would be easier than trying to sell them a lie, that torture isn't fiendishly effective. Remember the inane debate about what constitutes torture? That can be illustrated in less than a second, likewise its effectiveness. What sophistry. This is same patronizing social engineering which moralists envision to contort society to new-age morays expunged of sociopathic ills. Greed, slavery, war, genocide, all work perfectly well. That's the problem

Diana Johnstone dissects devolution of Amnesty International from being a credible Human Rights organization

Occasionally we come across writing that does such a great job of discussing some issue or the other, that we just feel the strongest personal need to highlight the material yet further. Diana Johnstone has done a great job of analysis in regards to dissecting the US government propaganda smear campaign against Russia and Putin, and how Amnesty International has rendered itself up to going along perfectly in synch with the imperialist US charade to label Putin a world political pariah. See her Pussy Riot and Amnesty International The Decline of Political Protest

Jimmy Carter attacks his own party’s president in NY Times opinion piece

Good for Jimmy! He actually told some truth while everybody else is mainly speaking lies and fluff and nothingness. Jimmy Carter Accuses U.S. of Widespread Abuse of Human Rights. This abuse of human rights is occurring under the direction of Democratic Party President, Barack Obama. Good for Jimmy Carter for not covering up for it like so many other liberal Democrats are doing.

Sign this US Petition for Human Rights

Protect all of us from the Police and Military State that is growing daily much bigger all around us. Please sign this petition because it's not just demanding human rights for Black Americans, it's demanding human rights for all of us! Demand Obama institute a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice to end the epidemic of Black murders.

In Tennessee, ACLU = Terrorists

The Memphis Homeland Security fusion center has a map listing the Tennessee ACLU as a "Terrorist Event." Compound that with what a ranking senator (R-AL) has called the "ACLU DNA." It goes beyond semantics when the label of terrorist means by executive order suspects can be detained without charges, indefinitely and without an enforceable standard of human rights. Think twice about those giving credence to Vice President Biden's categorization of Wikileaks as more terrorism than journalism. On the lighter dark side, the CIA has set up a Wikileaks Task Force (WTF), prompting comedian Andy Borowitz to suggest the more apt Stop Terrorists From Uniting (STFU).

Clinton Seeks “Human Rights” improvements in VietNam

Actually the first real human rights improvements came after the French/American Puppet Saigon Government torture freaks were sent into exile. What does Ms Hillary think we're going to do, threaten to go in and get whupped by them yet a second time? Maybe if she could get U.S. troops, and Cops, over whom she has at least SOME nominal authority, to just freakin' QUIT KILLING PEOPLE for such crimes as Dissent, Dark Skin Color, and of course my personal favorite, Dissenting While Dark... at home and in the Conquered errr "Liberated" Territories. Hill, baby, Lead By Example. Because the Pentagon ain't gonna be able to take over any more countries. They won't even be able to hold the ones they've got so far. Meanwhile, a nation taking retribution against criminals who collaborated with the Occupiers isn't in any way abnormal. 18948

If War ended Fascism, as our Redneck Detractors say…

Then why does one of our major partners and Torture Contractors, Egypt, pull stunts like this? They're trying a blogger in a military tribunal, with a chance at one of those indefinite sentences like the Bush Administration first imposed in their War Of Terror, complete with Torture. Since the law they're using is a direct copy from the so-called "patriot" act. And that Egypt was our primary source of Torturers until the Bush Regime identified and hired enough Sick Bastard PedoNecroSadoPhiles to staff our own torture centers like Bagram AFB, Abu Ghraib, and of course Guantanamo. Actually the reason the War Proponents say that war ended Fascism, Communism, Slavery, etc etc.. Is because they're liars as well as cowards. It's kind of like when the British,French, Dutch, Russian and Belgian EMPIRES declared early in World War One that they were fighting to end Imperialism. 15121

NOLA Ku Klux Koverup.

"A culture of deception and secrecy" sounds so very much like the Klan. Except for a couple of crucial divergences, The Klan has defectors at a rate that's an order of Magnitude above the percentage of Cops who'll actually testify against their fellow Pigs And they wonder why their Fellow "Heroes" get killed and assaulted so often Could it be that somebody who has fallen afoul of their Ku Klux Kulture knows damned well that he'll never get a REAL legitimate hearing in a court where the Cops, the Judge, the Prosecutor and if he's not Rich the Public Defen Pretender belong to the same Old Boy Clique and the "guilty until proven Innocent or a sufficient bribe is paid" rule is in full force? 14976

Is healthcare not a Human Right?

This is how Americans are going to get national health insurance, by demanding it. In Colorado Springs we're still passing around petitions to support President Obama's health insurance company stop-gaps. The Des Moines Catholic Workers find themselves charged with criminal trespass, for trying to confront Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield about their egregious profit-making at the expense of the public health. 8301

Do Jews and Muslims actually benefit from anti hate speech laws?

The United Kingdom just denied entry to a Dutch Right Winger because he supposedly said bad things about Muslims, and meanwhile, Germany continues to imprison people who say bad things about Jews. Who came up with this idea that if you can just shut speech up that that somehow solves the problem? That's got it totally backwards, doesn't it? 6456

Current slaughter in Sri Lanka is part of the spread of war into the greater region

The struggle for justice for the Tamil community in both India and Sri Lanka has taken place for many long decades and at a great loss of live, and like the struggle for justice in Kashmir, has seen the entire world hardly take the slightest notice. The Tamil people have failed to create a celebrity cause like Darfur and Tibet have become here in the US. 6318

Socially Retarded Animated Sphincter

Who ran over my cane yesterday. I had gone downtown, complete with my bicycle and trailer, to pick up a computer for my landlady. (it's a nice one too...) Just by co-inky-dink it was right across the street from Toons and in a truly amazing co-inky-dink Eric happened to be there... and Marie, and we shared some Vegetarian Munchies and good fellowship, then I went on home... with a minor mishap on the way. 3394

The United Nations starves the poor in Haiti

What a pathetic spectacle, the great supposed defender of all humanity, all nations, and respecter of human rights everywhere... the United Nations... has its military now defending the national palace of a US installed group of thugs in Haiti. Yes, defending these thugs against the Haitian people who are demanding food and freedom from starvation. This is what US control over the United Nations Security Council has led to. See Hungry mob attacks Haiti palace 3034

Human rights during wartime

The following is a public service message for Human Rights Day, received by Resistance in Brooklyn from political prisoner Jaan Laaman. 7885

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