UN Human Rights Body Slams US Over Targeted Assassinations

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/03/27-1

Deportation Prisons: Where the Price for 'Blowing the Whistle' is 'Torture'
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/04-4

Obama s Record Deportations an Effort to Appease Republicans?
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/08-3

Too Big to Jail? Why Kidnapping, Torture, Assassination, and Perjury Are No Longer Crimes in Washington
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/21

The Rhetoric of Violence
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/21-0

'Silenced': The Human Toll of Obama s Crackdown on National Security Whistleblowers
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2014/04/24-0

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US human rights record chastised in UN report

UN human rights committee raises concerns over torture, drone strikes, the death penalty and NSA data collection

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/27/us-human-rights-record-chastised-un-report



UN adopts Pakistan resolution against drone strikes, discards US objection

According to sources, the UN called on all states to ensure that the use of armed drones complies with international law, backing a proposal from Pakistan seen as taking aim at the United States.

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/03/29/national/un-adopts-pakistan-resolution-against-drone-strikes-discards-us-objection/



Ethics and Morality at the End of History

By Pete Dolack

Strange, isn t it, that the system supposedly representing the apex of human development, even the end of history, has no place for ethics or morality.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38116.htm



US operates global drone war from German base: ex-pilot

A testimony by a former US Air Force drone pilot has revealed that the US is using its Ramstein Air Base in Germany to wage highly controversial drone warfare in Africa, Yemen, and Pakistan.

http://rt.com/news/us-drones-germany-ramstein-625/



The Militarization of Police State USA

By Joachim Hagopian

It is not any stretch of imagination to speculate how police state tactics might be utilized in the near future in America.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38177.htm



The Origins of America s Warfare State

By Jacob G. Hornberger

America s warfare state didn t come into existence until more than 150 years after the country s inception.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38187.htm



*Off With His Head:* Court Upholds Obama's Power To Kill :

Video

Michael Ratner: There have been no criminal prosecutions for illegal actions committed by the U.S. in the name of national security since 9/11.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38202.htm



Police block Birmingham pastor from feeding the homeless

Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTgnW0WbbFk



DARPA producing sea-floor pods that can release attack drones on command

The Pentagon s research arm, DARPA, is developing robot pods that can sit at the bottom of the ocean for long stretches of time, waiting to release airborne and water-based drones to the surface upon an attack command.

http://rt.com/usa/darpa-drones-ocean-robot-528/



There are no human rights on a dead planet

2012 was the worst year so far to be an environmental defender, with 147 killings, nearly three times more than in 2002.

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/there-are-no-human-rights-on-a-dead-planet/blog/48953/



Afghan panel uncovered 2 secret U.S. prisons

A commission appointed by President Hamid Karzai to investigate detention facilities run by U.S. and British forces in southern Afghanistan claimed Saturday to have uncovered secret prisons on two coalition bases

http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/afghan-panel-claims-to-find-secret-prisons-514739



Why The Warfare State Must Be Dismantled

By David Stockman

How did the utterly moronic policy of intervention and collision now being pursued by Washington and its European retainers come to pass?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38432.htm



Everyone Should Know Just How Much The Government Lied To Defend The NSA

By Trevor Timm

A web of deception has finally been untangled: the Justice Department got the US supreme court to dismiss a case that could have curtailed the NSA s dragnet. Why?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38536.htm



Florida Couple Fined, Threatened with Jail for Feeding Homeless

Debbie and Chico Jimenez openly admit committing the act that earned them two citations apiece: feeding more than 100 people who are homeless in Daytona Beach.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/florida-couple-fined-threatened-jail-feeding-homeless-n103786



Police Target Black Children

Americans should take a long look in the mirror before criticizing other nations for human rights abuses.

http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/freedom-rider-police-target-black-children



How the NSA Violates International Human Rights Standards

Even before Ed Snowden leaked his first document, human rights lawyers and activists were concerned about law enforcement and intelligence agencies spying on the digital world.

http://tinyurl.com/ncm3d54



Amnesty International slams US in death penalty report for executing mentally disabled prisoners

Human rights group Amnesty International has published a report criticizing nations, including the United States, for allowing inmates with mental or intellectual disabilities to be executed, a violation of international standards, the group wrote.

http://rt.com/usa/194976-america-execution-mentally-ill/


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A Tortured Twist on Ethics

Yosef Brody, OtherWords: What will be done about doctors who helped create US torture programs and participated in their implementation? What does it mean for our society to allow health professionals who have been involved with torture to subsequently practice with impunity?

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/22764-a-tortured-twist-on-ethics



Hijacking the American Plane of State: Old Scripts and Empty Stories Signal a New Age

Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch: If you want a news story that will glue eyes, then think of it this way: On September 12, 2001, the national security state entered the cockpit of the plane of state, hijacked it and steered it directly for the Bermuda Triangle, and here is the strangest thing of all: No one even noticed.

http://truth-out.org/news/item/22881-hijacking-the-american-plane-of-state-old-scripts-and-empty-stories-signal-a-new-age



UN Human Rights Committee Finds US in Violation on 25 Counts

Adam Hudson, Truthout: A UN Human Rights Committee excoriates the US civil and political rights record, enumerating 25 lapses, including torture, drone attacks, police violence, racialized justice, Guantanamo, criminalization of homelessness and failures of accountability.

http://truth-out.org/news/item/22887-un-human-rights-committee-finds-us-in-serious-violation



In Landmark Ruling, US Ordered to Release Memo Behind Targeted Killings of US Citizens

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, Democracy Now!: In a major development chipping away at the secrecy of the Obama administration s drone wars, a federal appeals court has ordered the government to release a legal memo that provides the legal rationale for killing US citizens overseas.

http://truth-out.org/news/item/23308-in-landmark-ruling-us-ordered-to-release-memo-behind-targeted-killings-of-us-citizens

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Jesus Christ, Non-Violent Radical
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/04/john-w-whitehead/jesus-christ-non-violent-radical/

A Legal Way to Kill?
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/04/andrew-p-napolitano/i-can-kill-you-secretly-for-secret-reasons-ha-ha/

The Three Laws of Pentagon Robotics
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/05/david-swanson/the-3-laws-of-pentagon-robotics/



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