By Moshe Yaroni Virtually everything that emerged from the Durban II conference in Geneva was overwhelmed by the vile words of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad. Though some intrepid folks, like the amazing Cecilie Surasky of Muzzlewatch, tried to get the word out about everything that was going on at the conference, most of the attention remained on the issue of Israel and ignored … [Read more...] about Dueling Demagogues At Durban 2
Archives for April 2009
by Jeremy ScahillPublished on Friday, April 24, 2009 by RebelReports There are not exactly throngs of Democratic Congressmembers beating down the doors of the Justice Department demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder appoint a special Independent Prosecutor to investigate torture and other crimes. And now it seems that whatever Congress does in the near term won't even be … [Read more...] about Are leading Democrats Afraid of a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Torture?
By Stephen Zunes, Foreign Policy in Focus. Posted April 22, 2009.The United States shamed itself in boycotting the United Nations conference on racism. Rejecting calls by liberal Democratic members of Congress, leading human rights groups, Pope Benedict XVI, and most of the international community to participate, the Obama administration instead gave into pressure by … [Read more...] about U.S. Shames Itself in Skipping Anti-Racism Conference
UNITED NATIONS - April 22 - Food & Water Watch Board Chair Maude Barlow addressed the United Nations General Assembly today to support the Bolivian call for an annual "International Mother Earth Day" celebration. Her speech was a call to action to implement the human right to water and abandon the "hard path" of large-scale technology - dams, diversion … [Read more...] about Maude Barlow Addresses UN General Assembly
WASHINGTON - April 23 - Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant has been named the country’s biggest “biofool” after online voting in an April Fools Day competition sponsored by Friends of the Earth and the Rainforest Action Network came to a close yesterday. “It was a landslide. Nearly one third of all voters chose Grant,” said Kate McMahon of Friends of the Earth. “This result stresses … [Read more...] about Monsanto CEO Voted Country’s Biggest ‘Biofool’