Human Rights

Gitmo force-feeding protested outside rare Federal court hearing

Early morning on the 6th of October, Witness Against Torture and Code Pink held a protest against the forced-feeding of hunger strikers at Guantanimo Bay. Inside, a rare Federal court hearing on behalf of Guantanimo detainee Abu Wa'el Dhiab challenged the US military's force-feeding practices as constituting torture.

Video from DCFerguson Rally and March

In solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri, a coalition of activists marched in Washington DC. Speakers include (in order of appearance):

 

Eugene Puryear, ANSWER Coalition

 

Kymone Freeman, WEACT Radio

 

Aisha Fleury, Uhuru Movement, Black is Back Coalition

 

Salim Adofo, National Black United Front

 

Stuart Anderson, Family and Friends of Incarcerated People

 

?, Homeless Advocate, Empower DC

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Banks and Investors Challenge Predatory Funds Solutions Fall Short of Comprehensive Protection for Poor Countries

The International Capital Market Association (ICMA), a group of banks and investors, released a new debt framework this morning aimed at reducing the ability of predatory funds and holdout investors to undermine debt restructuring.

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Jewish Opposition to the Israeli War Against the Palestinians

These are the emerging voices of a new generation of anti-war Jewish Americans, the millennials, those who reached adulthood around the year 2000. They are opposed to Israel’s ever escalating war in Gaza and the unending Occupation. They protested at the headquarters of the Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) in Washington, DC. JFNA supports Israeli military actions, and says it does so in the name of all Jewish Americans. Which is not how these millennials see it. Video

Mads Gilbert: Eyes in Gaza: What We Saw, What Can You Do?

The Carol Chomsky Memorial Fund, in conjunction with Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, are proud to present: Eyes in Gaza: What Did I See, What Can You do? Featuring Dr. Mads Gilbert Dr. Gilbert will address the US role in Israel's 'Operation Cast Lead,' the use of illegal weapons on a civilian population; the ethics of weapons' sales to countries that have used or tested weapons illegally; the aftermath of Cast Lead and the continuing siege and blockade of the Gaza Strip 3 years on. It will include details of Dr.

Muslim activists demand community boycott Obama's political iftar dinner over Gitmo, Gaza, and domestic spying

On the 14th of July, Obama held an Iftar, the ceremonial dinner at the conclusion of the day's Ramadan fasting by area Muslims. A number of Muslim groups including the American Arab Anti-Discrimination league refused to attend and called for a boycott, instead protesting out front. They were opposing US aid to Israel's assault on Gaza, the continuing existence of Guantanimo Bay, mass incarceration and domestic spying in the US targeting Muslims and people of color in the US.

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Do You Know John Kiriakou?

On February 28 2013, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou began serving a thirty month sentence for revealing details about the Bush administration's use of torture. On the eve of his imprisonment, Code Pink and Naomi Pitcairn hosted a farewell party for him on the roof of the Hay Adams Hotel, overlooking the White House. Speakers in order of appearance:

Jesselyn Radack, Government Accountability Project

John Kiriakou, CIA Whistleblower

Thomas Drake, NSA Whistleblower

Video of Al-Sisi Protest in Support of Imprisoned Al Jazeera Journalists

Code Pink Demonstration at the Egyptian Defense Office to protest the unjust sentencing of Al Jazeera Journalists and 183 Egyptians Sentenced to Death, and Call for an End to US Military Aid to Egypt .

 On Monday, June 23, an Egyptian court convicted three Al Jazeera journalists of “aiding the Muslim Brotherhood,” sentencing two of them to seven years in prison and one to ten years!! Just a few days earlier, 183 Egyptians were sentenced to death for simply being allegedly affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Islamophobic Ads on Metrobusses compare Muslims to Hitler

On the 19th of May, large advertisements appeared on the sides of Metrobusses showing a picture of Adolf Hitler and claiming the Quran calls for such hatred. The ads are running on the sides of 20 Metrobusses, barring overlying graffiti or mechanical problems taking them off the road.

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