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82 year old nun ready to go to prison for nuclear breach

82 year old nun ready to go to prison for nuclear breach | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

....The Plowshares 3 made it further into the facility than anyone engaged in a civil disobedience action ever made it before. They credit their achievement to the intervention of the Holy Spirit, blind luck and diminished lung capacity.

“Megan has trouble going up hills so we walked at an angle,” Boertje-Obed said. “We just kept going to the right. Megan was so tired when we got to the top that I said, ‘Let’s just go to the first building that we happen to see.’”

That building happened to be the site’s mother lode for nuclear storage — a uranium enrichment facility. Carrying flashlights, binoculars, bread, flowers and a Bible, the trio had cut their way through four fences using bolt cutters and negotiated through an infrared intrusion detection system before finding themselves in front of the warehouse storing the country’s weapons grade uranium. They had enough time within the perimeter to sling banners on the walls: “Swords into plowshares, spears into pruning hooks,” quoting the book of Isaiah. Another read: “The Fruit of Justice is Peace.”

They were able to chip concrete from the walls with hammers.

“Just a little. It wasn’t violent,” Rice said. They poured blood (obtained from three living humans supportive of their cause) onto the building.

Who puts the mass in weapons of mass destruction?

They conducted a ceremony with white roses and candles. They broke bread. When a guard finally reached them, they tendered some of their bread in solidarity. That guard was authorized to use deadly force. Instead he called for backup. .......

 

[She's the best thing since Mother Teresa......She should be acquited, if not, then pardoned........]

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America's foreign policy explained in one caricature.....

America's foreign policy explained in one caricature..... | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
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BAHRAIN REVOLUTION is IGNORED by UK and western WORLD while Anti-ASSAD Campaign continues

BAHRAIN REVOLUTION is IGNORED by UK and western WORLD while Anti-ASSAD Campaign is on going Bahrain authorities has been violently clamping down on protests ...
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Woody Harrelson Presents: Ethos (2011, Director Pete McGain)

www.EthosTheMovie.com Film: Ethos, 2011 Full Length Documentary Directed By Pete McGain...

 

WOW!  A real eye opener!  Please watch and become informed!  This is targeted to an American audience but many messages of Corporatism, media, banking, psychology, and war are translatable into all cultures and nations.    Learn how to take power back, learn how not to be manipulated!

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'US, UK remain silent on Bahrain crimes'-News Analysis-05-19-2012

The United Nations Human Rights Council is to discuss Bahrain's rights record in the upcoming session of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group in...
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US: Death at Guantanamo Underscores Need to Close Facility | Human Rights Watch

US: Death at Guantanamo Underscores Need to Close Facility | Human Rights Watch | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

(Washington, DC) – The death of a detainee at Guantanamo Bay on September 8, 2012, underscores the need for the United States government to either charge detainees in civilian court or release them. The death of Adnan Latif, a Yemeni who suffered severe emotional distress and had attempted suicide several times, highlights the suffering experienced by people serving long-term indefinite detention without trial.

“The death of yet another detainee should draw the world’s attention to the ongoing tragedy of indefinite detention without trial at Guantanamo,” said Andrea Prasow, senior counterterrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch. “The Obama administration should follow through on its longstanding promise to close Guantanamo.”....

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Hacking Democracy - Full Length | Is America still a Democracy?.....Probably not......

When you can't control the Politicians or the voters, then you control the counting! Go back to paper votes and we will have a President that was voted in!

P.S. This movie is called "Hacking Democracy" because voting is a democratic process. They makers are aware that the U.S. was founded as a Constitutional Republic.....

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Tutu: Bush, Blair should face trial at the Hague

Tutu: Bush, Blair should face trial at the Hague | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

LONDON – Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu called Sunday for Tony Blair and George Bush to face prosecution at the International Criminal Court for their role in the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq


Tutu, the retired Anglican Church's archbishop of South Africa, wrote in an op-ed piece for The Observer newspaper that the ex-leaders of Britain and the United States should be made to "answer for their actions."
The Iraq war "has destabilized and polarized the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history," wrote Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel prize in 1984.
"Those responsible for this suffering and loss of life should be treading the same path as some of their African and Asian peers who have been made to answer for their actions in the Hague," he added.
The Hague, Netherlands, based court is the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal and has been in operation for 10 years. So far it has launched prosecutions only in Africa, including in Sudan, Congo, Libya and Ivory Coast. ...."

 

[Amen!  ]

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Inside Story Americas - Should the US continue to arm Bahrain?

Three months ago the US resumed selling arms to Bahrain despite ongoing violations of human rights. For almost every single Arab country that has seen uprisings over the past two years the US has called for regime change, except for the Gulf country of Bahrain -- one of its closest allies in the region. How can the US recalibrate its policy to ensure its ally Bahrain moves away from violence and towards democracy? Guests: Joe Stork, Ali Al-Ahmed, Hillary Mann Leverett.

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US lawmakers call on Bahrain king to free activist

US lawmakers call on Bahrain king to free activist | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

MANAMA, Bahrain — Nineteen members of the U.S. Congress have written to Bahrain's king to call for the release of prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who is currently serving a three-month jail sentence for making anti-government statements on Twitter.

Rajab, the president of the Bahrain Center For Human Rights, is due in court Sunday in a separate case that relates to him allegedly calling for and participating in an illegal gathering.

The letter sent Friday to King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa acknowledges the country has introduced reforms since last year's anti-government protests. But it also said Rajab's prosecution runs "counter to the government's assurances that individuals will not be prosecuted for peaceful political speech."

Several other prominent rights groups including U.S.-based Human Rights First have also called for his release.

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Bahraini Ministers of Parliament act to foster terrorism!

Bahraini Ministers of Parliament act to foster terrorism! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The picture demonstrates their complicity......the circles serve to identify the 'Government' terrorists!

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Amnesty briefs U.S. on Bahraini abuses

Amnesty briefs U.S. on Bahraini abuses | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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Amnesty International issued a statement to U.S. lawmakers expressing concern over abuses in Bahrain. The organization noted that Bahraini officials have said they were addressing international concerns but the monarchy continues to issue criminal charges against protesters exercising their right to free speech.

"Bahraini authorities have charged, convicted and imprisoned peaceful protestors following non-violent criticisms of the government," read Amnesty International's statement.

The organization said it was calling for the "immediate and unconditional release" of all prisoners of conscience held in Bahrain, stating U.S. lawmakers have a "crucial role to play" in the country.

Washington was criticized for taking a soft line on Bahrain's response to last year's uprising.

 

[The Bahrainis are not alone!  They are like all Americans who are not represented, served, or listened to by the US Gov't     There is a profound need for 'regime change' in Bahrain, AND in America! ]

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Letter to President Obama from daughter of Bahrain, Amal Islamic Society Chairman, Sheikh Moahmmed Ali Almahfoodh

Letter to President Obama from daughter of Bahrain, Amal Islamic Society Chairman, Sheikh Moahmmed Ali Almahfoodh | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Dear Mr President,

I am writing to you from Bahrain. First, I would like to congratulate you concerning Bin Ladin. However, I am writing to you concerning my country Bahrain. I am the daughter of Sheikh Moahmmed Ali Almahfoodh, the chairman of Amal Islamic Society. I would like to tell you that yesterday he was detained with my two brothers to an unknown destination. A month ago, my husband was arrested as a hostage.

Mr President, This action is your full responsibility, since your policy is to spread democracy. Your administration condemned the dissolve of the societies, and therefore, you have the upper hand to release my father and brothers, and husband. My mother has collapsed as to the news. I beseech your help and protection, and whatever happens to my detained family is under your responsibility.

Finally, I strongly urge your administration to prove to the world that the US respects their values and morals, and not double standards as many people are pointing out currently. I always looked at the US constitution as my aspiration to a better world.
I want to thank you for your time, and I hope something happens to reunite my family again.

Best wishes,
Hajar Mahfoodh

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Noam Chomsky: The Soul-Crushing Cruelties Perpetrated by America's Number 1 Ally

Noam Chomsky: The Soul-Crushing Cruelties Perpetrated by America's Number 1 Ally | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Israeli political leadership is committed to crushing Palestinian hopes for a decent future. ...

November 8, 2012 |

Even a single night in jail is enough to give a taste of what it means to be under the total control of some external force.

And it hardly takes more than a day in Gaza to appreciate what it must be like to try to survive in the world’s largest open-air prison, where some 1.5 million people on a roughly 140-square-mile strip of land are subject to random terror and arbitrary punishment, with no purpose other than to humiliate and degrade. ....

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دعوات إلى الإنتفاضة والثورة في أمريكا لمنع الحرب العالمية الثالثة

Invitations to the uprising and revolution in America to prevent World War III

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Bahrain's Denial of Visas to Rights Activists Underscores Contempt for Human and Worker Rights

Bahrain's Denial of Visas to Rights Activists Underscores Contempt for Human and Worker Rights | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

By launching new initiatives without addressing ongoing human rights violations, the U.S. government is missing an opportunity to use its engagement with Bahrain to support the emergence of a more just and democratic society.....

 

But the rest of the government appears indifferent to the growing repression. Just last week the U.S. Trade Representative announced a new trade and investment initiative for the region, which includes Bahrain.

By launching new initiatives without addressing the growing threats and ongoing human rights violations, the U.S. government is missing an opportunity to use its engagement with Bahrain to support the emergence of a more just and democratic society -- and to reject the Bahraini government's attempt to quash dissent by trampling rights, torturing its people and arresting men, women and children on political grounds.

It is not too late for the United States to support the freedoms and rights so valued by Americans and so desired by others. Our partnerships in the region need not be solely based on trade, investment and security interests -- but should also reflect the needs of courageous people who live in hope of a more just society.

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اعتقال مصرية تطمس إعلان مسيء للإسلام

اعتقلت شرطة نيويورك الناشطة الأميركية المصرية الأصل منى الطحاوي عقب إقدامها على طمس لوحة إعلانية تسيء للإسلام في إحدى محطات مترو المدينة، ومن المقرر أن يتم ت...
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Maryam al-Khawaja asks British MPs to put pressure on Bahrain to commit to reforms and free political prisoners

Maryam al-Khawaja asks British MPs to put pressure on Bahrain to commit to reforms and free political prisoners | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Today at the Houses of Parliament, Maryam al-Khawaja asked MPs to put pressure on Bahrain to commit to reforms and free politcal prisoners, including her father and sister. Here, the prominent human rights defender denounces Britain’s indifference

When confronted with the facts of its own brutal crackdown on popular protests and human rights defenders, Bahraini officials usually stick to a routine. They hide behind tired lines of denial and hype supposed reforms. The actual situation on the ground continues to deteriorate — and inaction from the international community has emboldened the government. Most astounding is the silence from one of Bahrain’s greatest allies: the United Kingdom.

The UK government has made countless pledges to push on Bahrain to implement supposed reforms, but has yet to push forcefully on its partner where it counts. Almost a year after the Bahraini government publicly accepted the grim picture of human rights painted in the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry report and its recommendations, the country continues to perpetuate flagrant human rights violations.

It is more than important than ever for the United Kingdom’s legislators to question Britain’s relationship with Bahrain — and to place pressure on the government to demand real reform. Bahraini officials like Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who was a VIP guest at the London Olympics despite the numerous allegations he tortured protesters, should be shunned by British mandarins. UK legislators must also push on Bahrain to follow through on promises of transparency and accountability; many of those involved in the crimes committed in the past year and half, have either remained their positions or been promoted.

The United Kingdom’s silence places it in danger of being seen as complicit in Bahrain’s human rights abuses, particularly when the UK has a direct method of influencing Bahrain: through its economic relationship. If it doesn’t halt arms sales, the United Kingdom is ostensibly giving permission to the Bahraini government to violently silence its people. A serious commitment to human rights from the United Kingdom means that a serious conversation about economic and diplomatic sanctions is necessary and important to do.

Political prisoners jailed on trumped up charges need the United Kingdom to press on its friend on the international stage. It is shameful that the UK and the US refused to sign onto a joint-statement issued by 27 countries this year, condemning human rights violations. Despite damning evidence that continues to mount both countries have been shamefully silent on this topic — and this must change.

This isn’t about regime change, or a chaotic dialogue about political reform. It is about something very simple: human rights. Silence from such an important trade partner spells out permission, casting a shadow on the UK’s commitment to free expression and human rights. Bahrainis have started saying that the UK and USA are to Bahrain what Russia is to Syria — enablers.

 

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BBC News - Hardtalk - Maryam Al-Khawaja: 'double standards' towards human rights in Bahrain.

BBC News - Hardtalk - Maryam Al-Khawaja: 'double standards' towards human rights in Bahrain. | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja says countries such as the US and UK condone human rights violations in Bahrain.
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Video | Torture on Trial | Link TV

Video | Torture on Trial | Link TV | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
This Link TV original production investigates the history of interrogations in the "War on Terrorism", and the growing movement calling for accountability for those who authorized and participated in torture.

 

[We need to bring  Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Rice to justice before the ICC]

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Western Troops are inside Syria

Western Troops are inside Syria | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

With zero mandate, SAS allegedly "hunts for WMDs" as West attempts incremental intervention at any cost.

The British Daily Star has reported in their article, "SAS HUNT BIO ARMS," that, "nearly 200 elite SAS and SBS troops are in or around Syria hunting for Assad’s weapons of mass destruction." The Star also claims that the SAS are accompanied by British MI6, US CIA, and both French and American soldiers. This after US' Barack Obama made comments claiming the US would military intervene if Syria so much as "moves them [unconfirmed WMDs] in a threatening fashion."

Like Iraq, the West has provided no evidence that such weapons even exist, let alone prove that the weapons have or even would be used against terrorists operating across Syria. And like in Iraq, another false pretext is being developed through leaks, and limited hangouts in an attempt to prime the public for a desperate intervention designed to bolster the West's collapsing terrorist front.

The West also categorically lacks any semblance of an international mandate to act militarily within Syria - meaning that if SAS soldiers are in Syria, they are in egregious violation of international law. ...

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Crimes against humanity in Syria ...... by western backed Rebels!

اتحاد القنوات السورية على اليوتيوب شبكة منقول الإخبارية،شبكة اخبار طرطوس,شبكة شام المؤيدة,حلب نيوز،من أجلك سوريا الأسد،جنود الاسد،سيريا تيوب، السوريون على ال...

 

Peoples of Western nations backing the 'Free Syrian Army' must question what are they supporting  The media depicts the FSA as freedom fighters on the side of liberty,  this footage purports to document quite a different image!  DO YOU SUPPORT MASS KILLING?, DO YOU SUPPORT GENOCIDE?, DO YOU SUPPORT JUDGE/JURY/EXECUTION DELIVERED IN  THE FIELD OF COMBAT?    DO YOU SUPPORT TRIALS, SENTENCING, AND THE RULE OF LAW?

 

MAKE SURE YOUR GOVERNMENT AND YOUR MEDIA ARE NOT PROPAGANDIZING YOU FOR THE FULFILLMENT OF THEIR OWN POLITICAL/ECONOMIC AIMS!  SUPPORT DEMOCRACY AND THE RIGHT OF SYRIANS TO DECIDE THEIR OWN POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC FUTURE!

 

STOP MEDDLING IN THE AFFAIRS OF SYRIA !

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Backfire in Bahrain

Backfire in Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The U.S. has nothing to show for its aid....(except repression!)

 

WHEN THE Obama administration resumed military sales to the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain in 2012, it explained the decision as an effort to bolster moderate elements in the monarchy, whose Sunni ruling family has resisted demands for greater democracy from the mostly Shiite population. In particular, the aim was to strengthen Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, who was visiting Washington at the time and who had led an abortive effort to negotiate a settlement with opposition leaders.

Three months later, it’s worth asking whether the concession to a regime that has been a close U.S. ally paid off. Unfortunately, the answer is a resounding “no.” Bahrain remains locked in a standoff between a largely intransigent government and a slowly radicalizing opposition — and the regime has failed to fulfill its repeated pledges to end repression of peaceful dissent and undertake meaningful reforms.

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Terrorists in Syria hang Shiite child after killing family members : The Shia Post

Terrorists in Syria hang Shiite child after killing family members : The Shia Post | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Terrorists in Syria hanged a small Shiite child after killing all his family members in Damascus, human rights activists in Iraq unveiled on Monday.

According to a report by Iraq’s Qanon news website, Iraqi human rights activists said that armed rebel groups attacked the house of a Shiite Iraqi family in the Seyede Zainab neighborhood in the capital city of Damascus, killed all members of the family and hanged the last one, a little child.

The footages and pictures of the rebels’ brutality which surfaced online in the last few days are revealing the terrorist nature and the war crimes of the opposition fighters in Syria.

The massacre is said to have badly damaged the western-backed rebels and opposition forces’ ability to claim the moral high ground in their fight against Damascus and showed their accusations that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces are conducting war crimes are nothing but lies. ...

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'Bahrain boiling but US will never allow democracy'

Bahraini riot police have fired tear gas and stun grenades at hundreds of demonstrators attempting to block a highway. Frequent antigovernment protests have wracked the country since February 2011. RT talks to Patrick Henningsen, geopolitical analyst at the current affairs UK column web site - READ MORE http://on.rt.com/lq4gld

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