November 2014 archive

International Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day Potluck Dinner and Program
December 8, 2014, 5:30-9:00
Downtown Presbyterian Church

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Afghanistan and the Arena of Ideas

by Dr. Hakim / Dr. Wee Tek Young, cross posted from Countercurrents.org

“You didn’t know about the decision of the Singapore government to join the fight against ISIS ?” she asked.

I was catching up with another Singaporean, Lynette ( a pseudonym to respect her privacy ), who had previously worked …

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Bombs Away! Drones In the Sky

For a while it seemed that the drones project had been restrained following a flood of public criticism last year.   Reports from United Nations Special Rapporteurs, and mainstream NGOs like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International clearly documented violations of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law by Drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, countries the …

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Kobane and The Middle East Shell Game

The news about the US in the Middle East has been focused almost exclusively on the fight in Kobane for weeks.   There has been a lot of conjecture in the papers about whether the rebels can be trained, whether they are moderate, whether they can fight, whether they exist at all separate from ISIS and …

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Cabbage Comix Episode #6

by George Dardess

Cabbage Comix finds three of Rochester’s elder Protesters from East and Goodman reborn as Cabbages in farmer McGreggor’s garden. It’s been a tough row to hoe that brought them there, but times are about to change.. Farmer McGreggor is about to end their peaceful days in the garden when something very unexpected …

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Cultural Racism and Ferguson

An Ugly Truth Surfaces in Ferguson

It was a long hot summer for the black youth of St. Louis this year.  After 18 year old Michael Brown was killed by a white Police Officer in a St Louis Suburb, the people in the neighborhood stood up and said a resounding ‘NO’ to racists violence perpetrated …

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The Youth Revolt in Ferguson

Hard Times in Ferguson

On August 9 in Ferguson Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis with 10% unemployment and a poverty level 46.4% higher than the Missouri average, an unarmed black teenager, Mike Brown was gunned down in the street by a white policeman, Darren Wilson in the middle of the day, in the …

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