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Bahrain and Libya expose the two faces of Britain's foreign policy

Bahrain and Libya expose the two faces of Britain's foreign policy | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Ian Birrell: We bombed Gaddafi, but now we court Bahrain. Is our foreign policy based on ethics, or commerce?

 

The West's foreign policy has more faces than a totem pole.....total hypocrisy!

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Europe's Jews to have own parliament

Europe's Jews to have own parliament | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Elections for the European Jewish Parliament, which will 'serve to bring together and coordinate voices of Jewish communities across continent', to be conducted via Internet

Many in the Jewish world have envisioned the establishment of a European Jewish Parliament, which would gather together the thoughts, beliefs and ideas as well as representing and voicing the concerns and inspirations of European Jews towards European and world leaders....

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German Police Working for EADS: Berlin Opposition Livid about Saudi Border Deal - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

German Police Working for EADS: Berlin Opposition Livid about Saudi Border Deal - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The opposition in Berlin was already outraged about a plan to sell 200 tanks to Saudi Arabia. Now, however, a new deal involving the training of Saudi border patrol officers is raising additional questions. And some say the German constitution may have been violated. ...
Volker Beck, the Greens' human rights spokesman in parliament, argues that the same reasons for opposing the tank deal -- the fact that Saudi Arabia lies in a region facing ongoing pro-democracy protests -- also apply to the police mission. "It is our job to support the democratic movement in the Arab world," Beck told SPIEGEL ONLINE. "We can't allow German federal police officers to be directly involved in combating this movement."
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But opposition to the deal within the SPD is also on the rise, despite Steinmeier's role in putting it together. "We can't allow our federal police to be viewed as EADS lackeys," Michael Hartmann, an SPD member of the Bundestag's Committee on Internal Affairs, told SPIEGEL ONLINE. Hartmann calls for the "quickest possible and complete explanation" and for the deal to be brought before parliament. Anything less would be "a breach of the constitution," he says.
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Does The Western World Have a Conscience? l Egyptian Women

Does The Western World Have a Conscience?  l Egyptian Women | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
While the Western World is very quick to support protesters in the Middle East, it also likes to sell their rulers weapons. + Womens Rights in Egypt. - http://www.petercliffordonline.com/conscience/
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m.guardian.co.uk : Cameron meets w/ Bahraini Crown Prince

m.guardian.co.uk : Cameron meets w/ Bahraini Crown Prince | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Pity the poor people of Bahrain. They have been shot, beaten, tear-gassed – and patronised. On 7 March, at the height of the pro-democracy protests in the tiny Gulf island kingdom, a crowd gathered outside the US embassy in Manama, the capital, carrying signs that read "Stop supporting dictators" and "Give me liberty or give me death". A US embassy official emerged from the building with a box of doughnuts for the protesters, prompting a cleric in the crowd to remark: "These sweets are a good gesture, but we hope it is translated into practical actions."

AMERICA & EU FOREIGN POLICY MUST CHANGE AND STOP SUPPORTING FASCIST, BRUTAL DICTATORSHIPS!.......EVIL KHALIFA REGIME!
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RAF destroys Libyan weapons stash

RAF destroys Libyan weapons stash | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
UK forces destroy a grain farm in Libya which was used to hide rocket launchers, as the Nato campaign against Col Muammar Gaddafi continues.
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In dealing with flotilla, Israel is anything but smart

In dealing with flotilla, Israel is anything but smart | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Outsourcing, aggressive and vocal diplomacy and ridiculous lies thwarted the flotilla, but they have not taken Gaza off the international agenda.
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Germany/Saudi Arabia: Don’t Sell Out on Human Rights | Human Rights Watch

Germany/Saudi Arabia: Don’t Sell Out on Human Rights | Human Rights Watch | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The German government should, at a minimum, obtain verifiable guarantees from the Saudi government that military equipment Germany exports will not be used in violation of international human rights and humanitarian law prior to exporting the tanks, Human Rights Watch said.
"The sight of Saudi tanks rolling into Bahrain signaled the start of Bahrain's crackdown on peaceful pro-democracy protesters there," said Christoph Wilcke, senior Saudi Arabia researcher at Human Rights Watch. "Saudi reformers may well interpret selling tanks to Saudi Arabia at this time as German support for repressive regimes."
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Foreign ministry joins fight for jailed activist

Foreign ministry joins fight for jailed activist | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The Copenhagen Post - Official Danish News in English...
Free Abdulhadi Alkhawaja!
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Arab Spring Gives Way to Summer of Protest in Balkans - The Stinkin' Genius - The Stinkin' Genius

Arab Spring Gives Way to Summer of Protest in Balkans - The Stinkin' Genius - The Stinkin' Genius | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
On Friday, July 1, Pristina, the capital of the Kosovo Republic, saw some 1,000 Albanian Muslims praying in the main, downtown open-air square, while demanding space for a new and large mosque. The demonstration was the second such event in two weeks.
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Irish contingent bound for Bahrain requests meetings on jailed medics - The Irish Times - Thu, Jul 07, 2011

Irish contingent bound for Bahrain requests meetings on jailed medics - The Irish Times - Thu, Jul 07, 2011 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
MEMBERS OF an Irish delegation due to travel to Bahrain next week to highlight the plight of medics arrested during pro-democracy protests earlier this year have requested meetings with senior Bahraini officials. Khalifa regime violate 'medical neutrality' a fundamental Int'l Human Rights Policy, and violate their own Constitution: Article 8 a&b
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Obama Admin complicit in Bahrain crackdown & torture of human rights activists

The United States (and UK) has collaborated with the deadly crackdown on the popular revolution against Bahrain's despotic monarchy, says a notable Bahraini ...
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Britain Arrests Respected Palestinian Leader - OpEd - Eurasia Review

Britain Arrests Respected Palestinian Leader - OpEd - Eurasia Review | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
ABNA.irBritain Arrests Respected Palestinian Leader - OpEdEurasia ReviewThe outcry in Britain against Sheikh Salah has shocked Israel's 1.3-million Palestinian citizens.
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Statement by the spokesperson of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on ongoing trials in Bahrain’s National Safety Courts | Bahrain Center for Human Rights

Statement by the spokesperson of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on ongoing trials in Bahrain’s National Safety Courts | Bahrain Center for Human Rights | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Many cases remain in the hands of the ‘Court of National Safety’, set up in the wake of the antigovernment protests this spring. These include those of members of both the medical and teaching professions. The High Representative is of the firm belief that civilians must be tried in civilian courts, with due process, so that their full rights to a fair trial are upheld. The High Representative urges the authorities in Bahrain to follow through on their commitments and bring the use of these courts – and the harsh sentences they have produced – to an immediate end.”

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Spanish court looks to quiz Iraq’s prime minister in probe into killings of Iranians exiles

Spanish court looks to quiz Iraq’s prime minister in probe into killings of Iranians exiles | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
MADRID — A Spanish judge wants to question Iraq’s prime minister and three Iraqi army officers in a probe into the killing of Iranians exiled in Iraq.
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Estonian hostages free in Lebanon

Estonian hostages free in Lebanon | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Seven Estonians have been freed in Lebanon, after being kidnapped nearly four months ago.

They were released in the town of Arsal in the eastern Bekaa valley, the Estonian foreign ministry said.

"We have taken the freed compatriots to the French embassy in Beirut. Their health condition is good," said the ministry in a statement.

The group were tourists who were seized by gunmen in Bekaa after entering the country from Syria on a bicycle tour.
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Revolution In The West? - http://www.petercliffordonline.com/revolution-in-the-west/

Revolution In The West? - http://www.petercliffordonline.com/revolution-in-the-west/ | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
In my previous post Does The Western World Have a Conscience? I touched on the possibility that Western countries themselves may not be immune to increasing discontent and protest by their citizens.

In the UK recent events suggest to me that this is even more likely than I originally thought. Firstly, it is clear that we in the UK (and much the same applies it seems to me in the US and most of Europe) have just been subjected to the biggest government confidence trick in the last 300 years since the South Sea Bubble of 1720.

Our banks, on the verge of complete collapse because they took unacceptably stupid investment risks with their depositors money,...
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وفد البرلمان الأوربي يلتقي البلوشي ونبيل رجب كلاً على حدا - صوت المنامة - البحرين (Powered by Alhajar portal)

وفد البرلمان الأوربي يلتقي البلوشي ونبيل رجب كلاً على حدا - صوت المنامة - البحرين (Powered by Alhajar portal) | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The European Parliament delegation to meet al-BALUSHI, Nabil Rajab both individually-Manama-Bahrain.
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Kadafi again threatens to attack Europe with suicide bombers

Kadafi again threatens to attack Europe with suicide bombers | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
For the second time in a week, Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi has threatened to dispatch hundreds of Libyan suicide bombers to attack targets in Europe in retaliation for NATO strikes against his regime.
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tehran times : German-Saudi tank deal 'cynical'

tehran times : German-Saudi tank deal 'cynical' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Many opposition leaders called the arms deal illegal, because it goes against German guidelines that forbid the export of weapons and other military equipment to regimes which violate human rights and to regions facing military crisis.

Saudi Arabia is “one of the worse despotic regimes in the Arab world, which regularly violates human rights and represses democratic movements”, said Hans Christian Stroebele, Green party member of the national parliament, or Bundestag, and member of its foreign affairs committee.

In addition, Stroebele said, “Saudi Arabia is the protector of other similar regimes in the Arab world, and helps to obliterate democratic movements in the region, as it did in Bahrain some weeks ago.” There is no question, Stroebele added, that according to German law the export of weapons to Saudi Arabia cannot be allowed.

Several German laws ban the export of weapons to such regimes. Article 6 of the “control of weapons of war act” says that export is to be forbidden if there is a “risk that the weapons would be used in an operation to disturb peace” and if it “would violate the (German government's) obligations according to international law”. Another German guideline forbids the export of weapons to “regions facing military crisis” or to “despotic regimes”.
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Greek revolution

Greek revolution | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Warning to investors/Bankers and psuedo-Greek Gov't: The will of the people supersedes your greed. When the revolution takes place all sales are null and void!
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Breaking news: Plight of Irish-trained doctors in Bahrain being debated — Irish Medical Times

Breaking news: Plight of Irish-trained doctors in Bahrain being debated — Irish Medical Times | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Bahraini Khalifa abrogate the Universal Human Rights principal of Medical Neutrality! Khalifa = International Human Rights Criminals!
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Saudi Arms Sales Elicit Outcry in Germany, Peep in U.S.

Saudi Arms Sales Elicit Outcry in Germany, Peep in U.S. | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
"the image of Saudi tanks rolling into Bahrain to help suppress the protests there remains fresh in the public mind."
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Merkel govt under pressure over Saudi tank deal

Merkel govt under pressure over Saudi tank deal | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
* German govt under gun over secretive Saudi tank deal * Arms sale may violate Germany's own export laws * Controversial deal for 200 state-of-art German tanks By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN, July...
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UK Queen rewarded man who tortured by castration in Bahrain

Bet you didn't know about this! UK colonial atrocities in Kenya linked to current torture in Bahrain. Ian Henderson who served as the British Colonial Office...
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