Tag Archives: imperialism

Statement Bradley Manning/”Somtimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society”

 

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.

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2006/The Saddam Hussein trial and the right of any human being to a fair trial

 

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

 

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2009/Israeli attacks on Gaza/Dirty war against the Palestinian civilian population

 

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

 

Israeli attacks on Gaza
Dirty war against the Palestinian civilian population”For destruction, destruction
For destruction of the race of men
‘A new power is rising
It’s victory is at hand”
“There will be no dawn for men””TO WAR”Saruman: Lord of the Rings II, The Two Towers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Two_Towers

”This is a war without mercy”

Mr Barak, Israeli minister of Defense

http://www.euronews.net/en/article/29/12/2008/barak-tries-to-justify-war-without-mercy/

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2010/Julian Assange arrested/Attack on freedom of press

 

 

JULIAN ASSANGE ARRESTED/ATTACK ON FREEDOM OF PRESS

 

by Astrid Essed Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at 4:53 PM

 

The arrest case of Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks is politically motivated and therefore an attack on the freedom of press

 

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2009/Western diplomats walk out of Ahmadinejad speech at Durban II/Hypocrisy and violations of human rights

 

WESTERN DIPLOMATS WALK OUT OF AHMADINEJAD SPEECH AT DURBAN II/HYPOCRISY AND VIOLATIONS

OF HUMAN RIGHTS

 

by Astrid Essed Friday, May. 01, 2009 at 1:18 PM

 

Not only the Western boycott of Durban II and the attitude on the Ahmadinejad speech lacks a fundamental respect for fundamental human rights, it is also hypocritical seeing in the light of her implicite support for the Israeli regime of occupation, letting get Israel away with human rights violations and war-crimes

 

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2011/Osama bin Laden killed by US forces/No Justice without a trial

 

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

 

OSAMA BIN LADEN KILLED BY US FORCES/NO JUSTICE WITHOUT A TRIALThe civilisation of a country is measured by the way they treat their enemies
Anonymous

”It is surprising to see how normal crime and killing has become and how it is celebrated by imperial governments”

Elias Jaua/Vice president of Venezuela

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/05/20115241936984209.html

””I don’t know how I feel about this,” she said. “I’m a Christian, and killing isn’t part of my beliefs. It doesn’t bring anyone back.”

Family member of 11 september attacks victim

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/05/20115352740772938.html

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[Human Rights Watch]/US: Fulfill promises to close Guantanamo

US: FULFILL PROMISES TO CLOSE GUANTANAMO

Force Feeding Compounds Harms of Indefinite Detention
APRIL 30, 2013
  • President Barack Obama walks from the Brady Press briefing room after taking questions from the media at the White House.

    © Reuters 2013
President Obama’s call to end indefinite detention at Guantanamo is encouraging after his long silence on the issue. Though he blamed Congress for the problems at Guantanamo, there are actions he could have taken and can still take now to end indefinite detention there.
Laura Pitter, counterterrorism advisor

US President Barack Obama should move swiftly to fulfill newly repeated promises to end indefinite detention without trial at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay.

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Human Rights Watch/Libya/Reject ”Political Isolation Law”

 

LIBYA: REJECT ”POLITICAL ISOLATION LAW”

Provisions for Exclusion Too Vague, Sweeping

 

Press release

MAY 4, 2013
Libyans have a right to expect that officials who abused their positions under Gaddafi to commit crimes or violate human rights will be removed and never again allowed to hold public office.
Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director

(Beirut) – Libya’s General National Congress (GNC) should vote down the latest draft of a new law to bar Gaddafi-era officials from holding public office. The proposed law’s provisions and procedures for exclusion are too sweeping and vague, Human Rights Watch said. Further, a recent amendment to the provisional constitution would prohibit judicial review of the law. A vote is expected in congress on May 5, 2013.

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Libya 2011/The death of Gaddafi/The National Transitional Council’s bloody path

 

THE DEATH OF GADDAFI/THE NATIONAL TRANSITIONAL COUNCIL’S BLOODY PATH

by Astrid Essed Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 at 6:23 PM

 

The resistance against the former president Gaddafi was legitimate. However, the rebels not

only allied with the NATO, sacrifying real Libyan independence, they also commit warcrimes with little

distinction between them and Gaddafi.

 

 

DEATH OF GADDAFI/THE NATIONAL TRANSITIONAL COUNCIL’S BLOODY PATH

”Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him. ”

Article 10, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Pages/Language.aspx?LangID=eng

””It is forbidden to kill or injure an enemy who surrenders or who is hors de combat ”

Article 2, Basic rules of International Humanitarian Law in armed conflicts

http://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/documents/misc/basic-rules-ihl-311288.htm

The prohibition on executions without trial [summary executions] AND the obligation
to treat prisoners of war humanely is confirmed by article 3, 3th Geneva Convention

http://www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf/FULL/375?OpenDocument

INTRODUCTION:

After 42 years the dictatorship of Gaddafi has come to an end
However, the new rulers don’t deserve any benefit of the doubt
They didn’t trust on the strength of the Libyan people and made alliance with the NATO
which only serve Western interests
With a pro Western regime, the Libyan people can forget any real independence and
social advancement
Regarding human rights they made a bloody beginning with the apparent extrajudicial
execution of Gaddafi and his son Mutassim
Prisoners have been tortured and humiliated
There are vehement racist attacks on African migrant workers and black Libyans
When the situation stays this and those responsible for torture and violence
don’t face prosecution, the former Gaddafi dictatorship will be followed by a next one

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On the death of the Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez/No hero/No dictator

 

ON THE DEATH OF THE VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ/NO HERO/NO DICTATOR

It’s the same North American Empire
But we are glad, that that one is no more
Adios Signor Bush
Quote from Chavez on the election victory of President Obama 2008
”I have said it already, I am convinced that the way to build a new and better world is not capitalism. Capitalism leads us straight to hell.”
BRAINY QUOTE/QUOTES HUGO CHAVEZ

http://www.brainyquote.com/ quotes/quotes/h/ hugochavez177590.html

 
 
“The Devil is right at home. The Devil, the Devil himself, is right in the house. And the Devil came here yesterday. Yesterday the Devil came here. Right here. And it smells of sulphur still today. Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, from this rostrum, the president of the United States, the gentleman to whom I refer as the Devil, came here, talking as if he owned the world. Truly. As the owner of the world.” – on George W. Bush, who appeared before the UN General Assembly a day earlier in 2006.
 
CNN
ON ”DEVIL” GEORGE W BUSH AND MORE: FAMOUS QUOTES BY HUGO CHAVEZ
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/on- devil-george-w-bush-and-more- famous-quotes-by-hugo-chavez/ 376954-2.html

“Christopher Columbus was the spearhead of the biggest invasion and genocide ever seen in the history of humanity.”
 
CNN 
ON ”DEVIL” GEORGE W BUSH AND MORE: FAMOUS QUOTES BY HUGO CHAVEZ
 
 
Dear Readers,
 
It was  to be expected,that  the death[1] of the colourful Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez [2] caused passionate reactions by friend or enemy.
His Western political adversaries emphasized his ”dictatorship” and oppression
of the freedom of opinion [3], a critic, that is partly shared by human rights organisation
Human Rights Watch [4]
Chavez leftist supporters [publicists/organisations] and politicians like Latin American leaders like Fidel Castro [Cuba], Morales [Bolivia] and Correa [Ecuador, who granted
Julian Assange political asylum], admired his social engagement and anti imperialism [5], which sometimes led to  exaggerated admiration
Chavez was also praised by politicians, who had their own reason to be anti Western, like
the Iranian president Ahmadinejad, the Surinam president and ex dictator D Bouterse [6]  and
the president of Belarus, Lukashenko [all the three were present at Chavez’ funeral]

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