SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO PAY A HEAVY PRICE TO LIVE IN A FREE SOCIETY
The following is a transcript of the statement made by Pfc. Bradley Manning as read by David Coombs at a press conference on Wednesday after Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
WATCH VIDEO OF COOMBS STATEMENT HERE
The decisions that I made in 2010 were made out of a concern for my country and the world that we live in. Since the tragic events of 9/11, our country has been at war. We’ve been at war with an enemy that chooses not to meet us on any traditional battlefield, and due to this fact we’ve had to alter our methods of combating the risks posed to us and our way of life.
EGYPT: HALT ARBITRARY ACTION AGAINST BROTHERHOOD, MEDIA
Investigate Criminal Violence; Detain Only Based on law
Protesters take part in a protest demanding that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy resign at Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 1, 2013.
© 2013 Reuters
Both General al-Sisi and interim President Adli Mansour promised that the political transition process would be inclusive , but these violations of basic political rights will mean the Muslim Brotherhood and others will be shut out of political life.
Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director
THE SADDAM HUSSEIN TRIAL AND THE RIGHT OF ANY HUMAN BEING TO A FAIR TRIAL
by Astrid Essed Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 at 7:57 AM
Not only I object the imposed death-penalty on the former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and two co-accused, also the trial itself didn’t meet the international standards regarding a fair trial
DISASTER OVER PALESTINE/THE REFUGEE PROBLEM AND THE IDEOLOGY OF TRANSFER
by Astrid Essed Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2007 at 3:03 AM
In contrary with the allegations of zionist non-deniers, the expulsion of the Palestinians in 1948 and 1967 was no ad hoc war-crime, but a yearlong deliberate planned strategy
BLOCKADE ON GAZA/CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY
by Astrid Essed Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 at 2:44 PM
With the whole or partly blockade on Gaza, the Israeli authorities are guilty of crimes against humanity
No electricity, people are going hungry, no bread, and no medicine and lots of things that are missing. people are out in the streets now calling for the world to end the starvation and siege. It might be that people’s only option is to break out the borderline and go to Egypt and get food. It’s scary here. no bread, no water at home where I am. I have some leftovers biscuits from two days ago. but my laptop batteries will be flat soon. I will find a new agency from those who have electricity generators to recharge my laptop and keep online, if you don’t hear from me this is why. Again, I fear Israeli warplanes will bomb the people in the streets. people are in lines trying to find bread. I never seen this in all my 23 years life!´ Mohammed Omer”Only prompt, innovative and courageous political action can change the harsh reality of this long-standing occupation, restore normal social and economic life to the Palestinian people, and allow them to live their lives in dignity ”
Report of the International Red Cross ”Dignity Denied”
HAMAS, FROM ISLAMIC REVIVAL MOVEMENT TO PALESTINIAN GOVERNMENT
by Astrid Essed Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2006 at 7:06 AM
In contary with the leading opinions of the American-European politicians and media, the aim of Hamas, calling by them the ”distruction” of the State of Israel, is not to kill or expell the Israeli-Jewish population, but to dismantle the zionistic State Model and to make an end to 39 year Israeli occupation and settlementspolicy
THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF ISRAEL/NOTHING TO CELEBRATE
by Astrid Essed Wednesday, May. 14, 2008 at 5:34 PM
In contrary to the outburst of festivities among zionists and their adherents, regarding the ´´celebration´´ of the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel, for the Palestinian victims of the etnic cleansings in 1948 and 1967 and the continuing occupation, there is nothing to celebrate Remember the Naqba
ISRAELI ATTACKS ON GAZA/DIRTY WAR ON THE PALESTINIAN CIVILIAN POPULATION
by Astrid Essed Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at 8:43 AM
By their unlawful and systematic character,combined with the blockade of Gaza, housedemolitions and extrajudicial executions, the Israeli attacks on Gaza are a dirty war against the Palestinian civilian population
OSAMA BIN LADEN KILLED BY US FORCES/NO JUSTICE WITHOUT A TRIAL
by Astrid Essed Monday, May. 09, 2011 at 5:55 PM
Not only killing the unarmed Osama bin Laden is a warcrime, as any other human being he had a right on a fair and independent trial No justice without a trial