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Free Leonard Peltier

Free Leonard Peltier
The government under pretext of security and progress, liberated us from our land, resources, culture, dignity and future. They violated every treaty they ever made with us. I use the word “liberated” loosely and sarcastically, in the same vein that I view the use of the words “collateral damage” when they kill innocent men, women and children. They describe people defending their homelands as terrorists, savages and hostiles . . . My words reach out to the non-Indian: Look now before it is too late—see what is being done to others in your name and see what destruction you sanction when you say nothing. --Leonard Peltier, Annual Message January 2004 (Leonard Peltier is now serving 31st year as an internationally recognized Political Prisoner of the United States Government)

Injustice Continues: Leonard Peltier Again Denied Parole

# Injustice continues: Leonard Peltier denied parole‎ - By Mahtowin A wave of outrage swept the progressive community worldwide at the news that Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier was denied parole on Aug. ... Workers World - 2 related articles » US denies parole to American Indian activist Leonard Peltier‎ - AFP - 312 related articles » # Free Leonard Peltier 2009 PRISON WRITINGS...My Life Is My Sun Dance Leonard Peltier © 1999. # Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance - by Leonard Peltier, Harvey Arden - 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages Edited by Harvey Arden, with an Introduction by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, and a Preface by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. In 1977, Leonard Peltier... - # Leonard Peltier, American Indian Activist, Denied Parole And Won't ... Aug 21, 2009 ... BISMARCK, ND — American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, imprisoned since 1977 for the deaths of two FBI agents, has been denied parole ... - Cached - Similar - #

Gaza--War Crime: Collective Punishment of 1.5 Million Persons--Recognized as "The World's Largest Concentration Camp"

Number of Iraquis Killed Since USA 2003 Invasion began

Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator

US & International Personnel losses in Iraq &Afghanistan; Costs of the 2 Wars to US

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq: 4,667

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 1,453


Cost of War in Iraq


Cost of War in Afghanistan

The cost in your community

flickr: DEATH FROM THIS WINDOW/DOORS OF GUANTANAMO--Essays, Links, Video-- US use of Torture

VISUAL POETRY/MAIL ART CALL Cracking World’s Walls & Codes Concrete & Virtual

Cracking World’s Walls & Codes Concrete & Virtual

No Sieges, Tortures, Starvation & Surveillance
Deadline/Fecha Limite: SinsLimite/ongoing
Size: No limit/Sin Limite
No Limit on Number of Works sent
No Limit on Number of Times New Works Are Sent
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Miss Universe Visits Guantanamo: 'A Loooot Of Fun!'

Miss Universe Visits Guantanamo: 'A Loooot Of Fun!'

The current 'Miss Universe' Dayana Mendoza (formerly Miss Venezuela) and 'Miss America' Crystal Stewart visited US troops stationed in Guantanamo Bay on March 20th, the New York Times reports. Here's Mendoza's account of the visit from her pageant blog last Friday. She says the trip "was a loooot of fun!"

This week, Guantánamo!!! It was an incredible experience...All the guys from the Army were amazing with us. We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting. We took a ride with the Marines around the land to see the division of Gitmo and Cuba while they were informed us with a little bit of history.

The water in Guantánamo Bay is soooo beautiful! It was unbelievable, we were able to enjoy it for at least an hour. We went to the glass beach, and realized the name of it comes from the little pieces of broken glass from hundred of years ago. It is pretty to see all the colors shining with the sun. That day we met a beautiful lady named Rebeca who does wonders with the glasses from the beach. She creates jewelry with it and of course I bought a necklace from her that will remind me of Guantánamo Bay :)

I didn't want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

No Penalty in Journalist's Death--with video of the event : : "Israeli Defence Forces Kill Reuters Cameraman in Gaza"

World Briefing | Middle East

Israel: No Penalty in Journalist's Death

Published: August 13, 2008

The Israeli Army has closed an investigation into the death of a Reuters cameraman in the Gaza Strip in April, clearing the tank crew that killed him of any wrongdoing and saying soldiers will not face disciplinary action. Reuters said it was "deeply disturbed" by the move and was considering legal action, while Israel's Foreign Press Association warned that the army inquiry could encourage further violence against journalists. The army found that troops had acted properly when they opened fire on the cameraman, Fadel Shana, suspecting he was a militant preparing to fire a missile after he set up a tripod in a Gaza battle zone. Mr. Shana, 24, was standing by his jeep, which was marked with press signs, when he was killed by a tank shell. Four bystanders also died in the attack.

The Reporting of the Event at the Time:

Israel - Final Footage Recorded By Cameraman Shows An Israeli Tank fires a Round and Miss Two Kids By Inches
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Haaretz Service and The Associated Press - Fadel Shana was killed while filming an IDF tank in Gaza on Wednesday, a day of heavy fighting. His final footage shows the tank firing a shell in his direction. Palestinian medics say five others were killed in the incident, including four teenagers.

Two Gaza teenagers who sustained wounds during Wednesday's IDF ground operation died on Sunday, raising the death toll from that incident to six, Palestinian hospital officials said.

The two boys were 16 and 17 years old. They were reportedly hit by a shell fired from an IDF tank that immediately killed Shana and three other civilians in Gaza.

The teens' deaths came a day after the New York-based organization Human Rights Watch called for a probe into Shana's death. "Israel must investigate the death of a Reuters TV cameraman and three others who were killed in an Israeli strike in Gaza," said a statement from the rights group.

The Israeli human rights group B'Tselem said earlier this week it has collected evidence that Shana was killed by a so-called flechette tank shell that spewed tiny darts over a wide radius.

Reuters has released Shana's final video which showed a tank on a distant hilltop open fire. About a second later, the picture turns black. Shana was wearing a bulletproof jacket marked with Press at the time and his vehicle was also marked with TV signs.

"Israeli soldiers did not make sure they were aiming at a military target before firing," said Joe Stork from Human Rights Watch. "There is evidence suggesting they actually targeted the journalists."

The IDF has said it is looking into Shana's death, but will continue to use flechette shells. Rights groups say the weapon is inappropriate for densely populated areas like the Gaza Strip.
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1 comment:

dormitorios matrimonio said...

So, I don't actually suppose it will have effect.