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The Glaring Holes in Michelle Bachelet’s Venezuela Human Rights Report

    The Glaring Holes in Michelle Bachelet’s Venezuela Human Rights Report

UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s report on Venezuela echoes the US government’s talking points, which are designed to terminate the two-decade-old Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. The report fails to acknowledge Venezuela’s manifest accomplishments or even recognize victims of US-backed right-wing violence in Venezuela. The US economic war against Venezuela, US threats of a…

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From Tel Aviv to Tallahassee

    From Tel Aviv to Tallahassee

Please take your seat, sir, said the steward to the Governor. “We will be landing at Ben Gurion Airport shortly.” Snapping his seat-belt firmly into place, the edgy Governor fingered his rosary beads as he wondered, to himself, whether Israeli Jews would have big noses like those of Miami. Do they tan well? Would he…

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Venezuela: Amnesty International in Service of Empire

    Venezuela: Amnesty International in Service of Empire

Uncle Sam has a problem in his South American “backyard” with those uppity Venezuelans who insisted on democratically electing Nicolás Maduro as their president instead of by-passing the electoral process and installing the unelected US asset Juan Guaidó. No matter, Amnesty International has come to the rescue with a full-throated defense of US imperialism: Faced…

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A Real-Life Game of Risk: Why Civilizationism Is Biggest Threat to Human Rights in the 21st Century

    A Real-Life Game of Risk: Why Civilizationism Is Biggest Threat to Human Rights in the 21st Century

Many have framed the battle lines in the geopolitics of the emerging new world order as the 21st century’s Great Game. It’s a game that aims to shape the creation of a new Eurasia-centred world, built on the likely fusion of Europe and Asia into what former Portuguese Europe minister Bruno Macaes calls a “supercontinent.” For…

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Amnesty International is Peddling Trump’s Regime-Change Propaganda Against Venezuela

  Amnesty International is Peddling Trump’s Regime-Change Propaganda Against Venezuela

Amnesty International‘s reports, by their nature, require readers to trust their honesty and impartiality. But there is ample reason not to trust them. Because Amnesty has ignored grave human rights abuses in plain sight in Venezuela while demonizing supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Shortly after meeting with Juan Guaido (whom Donald Trump and a new Iraq-style Coalition of the Willing…

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Watch | Abby Martin & UN Rapporteur Expose Venezuela Coup

  Watch | Abby Martin & UN Rapporteur Expose Venezuela Coup

 Top Photo | A screenshot from an Empire Files video shows a partial portrait of Venezuela’s self-proclaimed president, Juan Guaido Abby Martin is an artist, activist, and citizen journalist. She graduated from SDSU with a B.A. in political science where she was involved in community organizing for multiple causes. Source | Empire Files The post Watch…

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A Tragedy Mirroring a National Catastrophe: Conjoined Twins Die in Yemen Under Saudi Blockade

  A Tragedy Mirroring a National Catastrophe: Conjoined Twins Die in Yemen Under Saudi Blockade

SANA’A, YEMEN — Laying inside an incubator with a ventilator in the critical-care unit at al Thwarah Hospital in Yemen’s capital Sana’a, two-week-old Abd al-Khaleq, and Abd al-Rahim  Akram Ali Ahmed, conjoined twins, died on Saturday as their parents, doctors, and local officials looked on helplessly. The twins died after being prevented by Saudi Arabia…

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With 3.8 Million Yemenis Displaced Last Year, New Report Shows Country’s Crisis Growing Worse

  With 3.8 Million Yemenis Displaced Last Year, New Report Shows Country’s Crisis Growing Worse

SANA’A, YEMEN — A report from the Sana’a-based Yemeni government has revealed that the conflict in Yemen — sometimes called the “Forgotten War,” owing to sparse international media coverage — continues to grow more dire with each passing day. Among the report’s most troubling findings are the staggering number of people who were displaced by…

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Over 60 Human Rights Groups Back Call to Boycott Eurovision in Israel

  Over 60 Human Rights Groups Back Call to Boycott Eurovision in Israel

Over 60 international NGO’s have added their voices in protest against the plan to hold the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv this year. They are now part of what is quickly becoming an international campaign by civil society groups seeking to move the event, which is scheduled for May, from Israel.…

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Amnesty International’s Troubling Collaboration with UK & US Intelligence

  Amnesty International’s Troubling Collaboration with UK & US Intelligence

LONDON — Amnesty International, the eminent human-rights non-governmental organization, is widely known for its advocacy in that realm. It produces reports critical of the Israeli occupation in Palestine and the Saudi-led war on Yemen. But it also publishes a steady flow of indictments against countries that don’t play ball with Washington — countries like Iran,…

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