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Dawit Isaak: in an Eritrean prison since 2001 without ever being tried
A couple of articles in yesterday’s NY Times caught my eye. The first was titled “U.N. Accuses Eritrea’s Leaders of Crimes Against Humanity” and claimed that an inquiry had found government officials guilty of enslavement, imprisonment and disappearances, torture, rape and murder. The second was titled “Eritrean Accused of Trafficking Migrants Is Captured in Sudan, Italy Says” and identified him as the head of a smuggling ring responsible for 359 deaths when a vessel capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa in 2013. Today’s NY Times has a follow-up article that says that the wrong man might have been arrested but there is no doubt about the fact that a boat did capsize and that 359 people drowned.
Looking at the original report on the tragic accident (homicide more exactly), it states that most of the passengers were…
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Lynne Stewart: I just want to end by saying that, you know, I do have high hopes, never, ever giving up,
It is difficult. It is hard. Be brave.
Source: Be Brave: Speak Your Mind
This Saturday morning I was up at 4:30 am thinking about WAR.
It’s because of something I saw on the news the night before.
Now, those who know me, know that I don’t watch the news. Or read the news. Or listen to the news. I decided several years ago that it was affecting my happiness too much with all the devastating events that were happening in the world and I pretty much just stopped trying to understand or care what’s going on globally, nationally, even locally.
It’s a perfectly logical and healthy reaction: if you can’t understand or change something that is hurting you, IGNORE it and pretend it doesn’t exist.
And it’s worked quite well for me for the last ten or so years. Because despite the fact that I have a four year degree in Political Science, where I took a WHOLE BUNCH OF CLASSES on world…
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Green Party’s Jill Stein, in Charlottesville, hopes to stand above the chaos
While presidential candidates from the Democratic Party slug it out with each other, Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein said she is fighting another opponent: voter cynicism.
Stein, the party’s presumptive nominee, was in Charlottesville on Saturday morning, saying she’s campaigning against what she calls “lesser evil-ism” — the idea that voters must choose the candidate they hate least.
“Democracy needs a moral compass,” Stein said just before her speech to about 100 people at the Central Branch of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. “Voting for what you don’t like is not a way forward.”
The Green Party is generally overlooked in media coverage, but it has received even less attention during a contentious election cycle with insurgencies in the two major parties. Stein sees it as a positive sign…
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