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Saudi royal ups offer for capturing an Israeli soldier to $1 million

Saudi royal ups offer for capturing an Israeli soldier to $1 million | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A member of Saudi Arabia’s royal family increased to $1 million a reward offered by a Saudi cleric to anyone who captures an Israeli soldier to swap him for Palestinian prisoners.

 

[State sponsored terrorism from Saudi Arabia! US policy is to not negotiate, not trade, and certainly to not be allies of States that sponsor terrorism. We depose Afghanistan, and Iraq Gov'ts on these grounds.....America MUST NOW stand against Saudi Arabia!]

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WHEN US GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO SAUDI-BACKED BAHRAINI FORCES

On Tuesday 15th of March 2011 the martyr Ahmed Farhan has been shot by shotgun directly on his head from a short distance by Bahraini forces backed by Saudi ...

 

Extremely Graphic!  .....terribly failed American, Saudi, and Al-Khalifa policies......

DEMOCRATIC REFORMS NOW ! ! !

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Amnesty: Stop Arms sales to Bahrain

Amnesty:  Stop Arms sales to Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Historically, Bahrain under the leadership of the Al-Khalifas, has had an egregious record of human rights abuses, and torture.  There has to develop a worldwide understanding of this and a worldwide prohibition against aiding and abetting such 

ruthless tyrany.  STAND UP AGAINST THIS AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

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Congress backs Bahrain protesters when the White House won’t

Congress backs Bahrain protesters when the White House won’t | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Congress steps up when White House won’t.
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US troops may invade western Pakistan – NYT

US troops may invade western Pakistan – NYT | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

US troops may invade western Pakistan to wipe out the militants who are based there and who attack military and civilian facilities in Afghanistan, according to The New York Times.

The daily reports with reference to sources in the White House that this may happen if State Secretary Hillary Clinton, currently engaged in talks in Islamabad, fails to make the Pakistani Government to launch this kind of military operation against the Taliban ally, the Hakkani network, on its own. Washington feels that the destruction of Hakkani bases would prove crucial to a final defeat of Taliban militants in Afghanistan.

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Bahrain needs U.S. attention now

Bahrain needs U.S. attention now | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

BAHRAIN HAS BECOME the hidden story of the Arab Spring. While the popular uprisings in Libya, Syria and Yemen have dominated the news in recent months, far less attention has been paid to the tiny but strategic Persian Gulf emirate, which hosts the U.S. 5th Fleet. That’s partly because Bahrain’s ruling al-Khalifa family deflected criticism from the massive crackdown it launched in March by promising to initiate a dialogue with its opposition and implement political reforms. The regime, however, hasn’t delivered — and now it is risking a new explosion of unrest that could destabilize not just Bahrain but the region around it.

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Democratic Opening in Bahrain Needs Release of All Prisoners of Conscience

Democratic Opening in Bahrain Needs Release of All Prisoners of Conscience | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The international community must press Bahrain to drop all charges still pending against prisoners of conscience and to quash the sentences of those that have been convicted.

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Earlier in the year, President Obama pointed out that "mass arrests and brute force are at odds with the universal rights of Bahrain's citizens" and recalled the necessary constitutional separation of powers -- particularly between the executive and judicial. Reporters Without Borders urges the United States to renew its pressure on Bahrain, a leading U.S. ally in the Gulf, and to secure the support of Saudi Arabia, whose has strong influence over Bahrain. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia must work together to pressure the Bahraini authorities to cease violating their citizens' rights to free expression and assembly by arbitrary arrest and prosecution, to release prisoners of conscience, and to continue the national dialogue in good faith.

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George W. Bush: War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity

George W. Bush: War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

George W. Bush is reported to be coming to Surrey British Columbia on October 20, 2011 at the invitation of Surrey Mayor Diane Watts. There is overwhelming evidence that George W. Bush as President of the United States of America (US) and Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces aided, abetted and counseled the torture of non-Americans at US controlled prisons outside the US including but not limited to Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba, Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, Bagram prison in Afghanistan and other places. This letter of complaint focuses on torture allegations while acknowledging evidence of other war crimes and crimes against humanity carried out by the Bush administration.

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PULL THE 5TH FLEET OUT OF BAHRAIN: PETITION

http://is.gd/Qf9qa5 Here is the petition to pull the United States 5th Fleet out of Bahrain!  If you agree that American Foreign policy should be something more than empty rhetoric, then please sign the petition!

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Opposition sees future without U.S. fleet - Washington Times

Opposition sees future without U.S. fleet - Washington Times | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The leader of this island kingdom’s largest opposition party says that a future, democratic Middle East would eliminate the need for the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf.

“I believe that a democratic system inherently guarantees long-term stability and allows achieving cooperation between democracies,” said Ali Salman, secretary-general of the Wefaq National Islamic Society.

“If this region sees the emergence of a democratic order, I think there will be real stability in the medium- and long-term. There would be no need for any [foreign] forces to be present to guarantee the flow of oil.”

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NativeOne Rings NYSE Closing Bell to Celebrate its Membership - Indian Country Today Media Network.com

NativeOne Rings NYSE Closing Bell to Celebrate its Membership - Indian Country Today Media Network.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Nearly 30 tribal representatives from Indian Nations across North America traveled to New York City to attend the ceremony. Outside the Exchange, artists from the Redhawk Native American Arts Council performed traditional Indian dances and music for the public. “We performed our traditional pow wow dancing—men’s and women’s traditional, fancy dance, grass dance and jingle dance,” said Larry Ahenakew, a member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe in Montana.

Moments before ringing the bell, Smith thanked the attendees and singled out one tribe. “We want to thank the Shinnecock Nation for allowing us to have such a great time in your aboriginal homelands.”

New York City is the ancestral backyard of the Shinnecock Indian Nation

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If Americans Knew What Israel Is Doing! VIDEO WAS CENSORED!

U.S. support of Israel's brutal crimes hurts American security because it angers many people & some are motivated to resort to terrorism. U.S. support of Isr...
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The Story of Citizens United v. FEC (2011)

The Story of Citizens United v. FEC (2011) | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Story of Citizens United v. FEC, an exploration of the inordinate power that corporations exercise in our democracy.

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Bahrain Arms Sale Resolution Adds Two Cosponsors | Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)

Bahrain Arms Sale Resolution Adds Two Cosponsors | Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Two additional cosponsors have been added to H.J. Res.

 

[Just when you think there isn't any good left in American Gov't, they go and do something like this!......throws you off a bit......maybe there IS a bit of morality left in Congress ?!]

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الحقيقة مؤلمة، لكن الأكاذيب قاتلة - د. داليا وصفي

حقيقة الحكومة الأمريكية والحرب على العراق وأفغانستان...

 

The World's biggest terrorist organization:

 The American Government !

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Bahrain foreign minister on D.C. charm offensive

Bahrain foreign minister on D.C. charm offensive | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

This guy suffers from morbid obesity!  My goodness!  Loose 200 lbs and live a day or two longer!  . . . B L O A T E D ! !

 

Anyway, no human rights, no military goodies, so you had better release the prisoners of conscience, start rebuilding the mosques, and reinstate all the sacked workers:  Khalifas!

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Bahrain: Is Washington Preparing For ‘Regime Change’ in PR Disaster Kingdom?

Bahrain: Is Washington Preparing For ‘Regime Change’ in PR Disaster Kingdom? | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Given the ongoing persecution against Shia workers (over 3,500 sacked); the preposterous use of military show trials to prosecute dozens of doctors, nurses, teachers, lawyers and athletes; the widespread condemnation by human rights groups of illegal mass detention and torture; the targeting of independent journalists and bloggers; the expulsion of hundreds of students and academics – the liability of the Al Khalifa regime to Washington’s foreign policy credibility grows ever more unwieldy by the day.

Added to these barbarities against peaceful civilians is the recent massive teargas deployment in Shia villages that are deemed to be supportive of the pro-democracy movement. Every night, villages are smothered in teargas by regime forces firing thousands of canisters into streets and homes. Local people have described the deployment a deliberate policy of “toxic terrorism” and “collective punishment”.

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The insoluble dilemma for the regime is that such fierce repression has signally failed to quash the pro-democracy protests. After nearly six months of state terrorism, the Bahraini protests against the regime have become more determined with 200,000-300,000 out of a population of less than 600,000 participating in demonstrations every week.

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However, unfortunately for the US-backed monarchy, these initiatives have not bought off the opposition, which continues to take to the streets calling for the downfall of the regime. Hence the regime has reneged on its initiatives and is resorting to full-on repression, which in turn is only emboldening the pro-democracy movement even more.

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Pushing for Reform in Bahrain - International Crisis Group

Pushing for Reform in Bahrain - International Crisis Group | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Ever since the Arab Spring began, Washington has been faced with the question of how to ease autocrats from power.

....How Washington should now proceed is an open question. If Crown Prince Salman is serious about reform, then the United States should apply steady pressure on the regime to move beyond phony attempts at national dialogue and return to inclusive talks that embrace the spectrum of political opposition. Prince Salman would essentially have to pick up from the point where talks broke off in March.

The objective of such a process would be a transition to a constitutional monarchy, the redrawing of electoral district boundaries to more fairly represent Shia constituencies, and the empowerment of parliament to elect the prime minister.

The Obama administration could aid this process by proffering incentives, beginning with assurances that it will stand by the monarchy and provide further military assistance, including joint training exercises. The Obama administration should also laud any tangible steps toward reform as evidence of the regime's willingness to open up. (Among other benefits to Bahrain, such support could help restore its reputation as a regional banking center, which suffered when Moody's downgraded Bahrain's government bond rating following the crackdown.)

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I Believe - A 9/11 Tribute

Please Read: I've been thinking about the victims of 9/11 all day today and can't believe it's been 10 years. There isn't much I can do for those who suffered...

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U.S. tries to stall Palestinian statehood bid: report

U.S. tries to stall Palestinian statehood bid: report | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington has launched an effort to avoid a clash stemming from plans by Palestinians to seek recognition as a state at the United Nations, The New York Times reported on Saturday,...
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Intricacies of Bahrain's Shia-Sunni divide - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Intricacies of Bahrain's Shia-Sunni divide - Opinion - Al Jazeera English | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
In Bahrain, the problem is colonialism, not sectarianism.

 

The so-called sectarian divide of Bahrain is a manipulative simplification of a far greater divide: that of the colonially-installed government that has no connection with or compassion for the people of Bahrain. The Saudis are there to preserve Anglo-American power as they do in Saudi Arabia. They are Sunni. The people they rule over are primarily Shia.

These are the kinds of tensions the British specialized in and the Americans are taking advantage of in so many parts of the world. It's an insidious approach to world affairs. Coupled with nonstop mainstream media portrayals of sectarian divides amongst the population, it has been a successful model for damaging the locals, their reputation, and their chances of getting the help they actually need.

It leaves entire families homeless, using nothing but their power of protest and their determination, to get their voices heard.

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Massive NSA Spying Program Challenged by EFF in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | Death and Taxes

Massive NSA Spying Program Challenged by EFF in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | Death and Taxes | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in oral arguments to preserve the lawsuits challenging the U.S. government’s massive domestic spying program managed by the NSA.

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Why We Need a Deeper Dialogue on Black-and-Brown Relations

Why We Need a Deeper Dialogue on Black-and-Brown Relations | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Setting Katt William's historical record straight.

 

America the land of the free, free to be, or believe what you wish......Let us all be tolerant of our diversity.  It is this diversity that has made the American 'melting-pot' what it is....WE are ONE!

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Report: Foundations paid $42 million to spread anti-Muslim propaganda | The Raw Story

Report: Foundations paid $42 million to spread anti-Muslim propaganda | The Raw Story | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Center for American Progress has compiled a report in which seven foundations has been paid $42 million dollars to spread fear of Muslims in America.

"The report, titled “Fear Inc.: The Roots Of the Islamophobia Network In America,” documents which anti-Muslim organizations have played a part in the rise of Islamophobia throughout the country. The seven foundations include "Donors Capital Fund" and Richard Scaife Foundations, which received more than half of the $42 million spent.

The money has also been given to five key "scholars", including Frank Gaffney, who are considered the masterminds of crafting anti-Muslim propaganda. Those scholars are assisted by the likes of Pamela Gellar and David Horowitz, who help pass off the negative information to Fox News, Allen West, and Newt Gingrich among others.

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