Amnesty International legal adviser Simon Crowther has slammed the US government’s assurances it would not keep WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in solitary confinement, saying they’re “not worth the paper they’re written on.” During the second day of Washington’s appeal in London’s High Court to extradite Assange, Crowther warned that the assurances made by lawyers representing the US […]
The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused the US of violating human rights both at home and abroad, noting that Washington is not only discriminating against minorities in America, but also causing problems in foreign countries. This goes against America’s self-declared image of itself as a “global leader” in the protection of rights and freedoms around the world, […]
The US government’s efforts to punish truth-tellers like Chelsea Manning is in part vengeance, but the ultimate goal is to terrify, to ensure there will never be another Manning or Julian Assange. The woman who, as Bradley Manning, revealed some of the stark truths about the high crimes and misdemeanours of the US government which […]
Investigative journalist Mark Curtis and Matt Kennard have detailed extensive undisclosed links between the Cheif Magistrate Emma Arbthnot, her husband, and her son and the British national security state. Niki Konstantinidis, a barrister and supporter of Julian Assange, has filed a complaint with the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman (“the Ombudsman”) against England’s top magistrate […]
Maria Butina, a Russian gun activist who spent months in a US jail for failing to properly register as a foreign agent, has landed in Moscow. Her case sparked outcry in Russia and accusations of “prosecutorial overreach.” She has arrived in Sheremetyevo airport after a long flight from Miami, Florida on Saturday.
The US president does not cease to delight online users, who closely watch his every step and wait for a chance to tear into him. Following a piece of toilet paper sticking to his shoe, numerous lapses on his Twitter account, including the almost legendary covfefe, a new mistake by Trump has let netizens cry […]
“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.” When the outright fascist Jair Bolsonaro won the Brazilian presidency in October, […]
Austria has announced that it would back out of a UN pact on international cooperation on migration, arguing that the document is inadequate for managing global migration flows and could undermine Austria’s sovereignty.
Washington’s threats against the International Criminal Court (ICC) are evidence of American hypocrisy, as the US is “continually calling for the heads of others” and doesn’t actually care about human rights, analysts told RT. As US National Security Advisor John Bolton said the ICC is “dead to us” in response to a probe into US […]
Washington’s withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council has been met with international condemnation, with even close NATO allies from Europe describing the decision as regrettable. US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley announced the decision to quit the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Tuesday, dismissing the international body as a “protector of […]
So true from a YouTube comment: Funny how people call this man crazy…. he is well informed.. well educated on the reality’s of this world… and these peanut brain people that can’t probably spell bob backward’s call him crazy… all he is telling is the TRUTH ! Inconvenient truth – War equals profit What Others […]
From the Archive: As Israeli military has killed dozens of unarmed protesters near the border at which they are fenced into Gaza, Israeli leaders may feel they are once again “mowing the grass” as Elizabeth Murray recalls in this updated piece originally published on November 16, 2012.
During his annual Good Friday prayer address to the faithful, Catholic Pope Francis stated that he is ‘ashamed’ of our planet, as it is “fractured by divisions and wars.” Under tight security, the Pontiff presided over the ritual — attended by about 20,000 — at Rome’s ancient Colosseum that commemorates the death of Jesus of Nazareth, the religion’s most prominent avatar.
Stephen Hawking is backing a group of campaigners in bringing Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to the High Court over a new policy which they claim will lead to the privatization of the NHS. The acclaimed physicist is joining campaigners in challenging the health secretary over his introduction of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), partnership organizations between […]
Amid Israeli officials’ concerns over pervasive humanitarian fallout, on Sunday Premier Benjamin Netanyahu said that the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), should cease to exist.