Aggression

“Crimes against Peace”: Historic Class Action Law Suit against George W. Bush

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The case for Aggressive War against George W. Bush and his Administration. On March 13, 2013, my client, an Iraqi single mother and refugee now living in Jordan, filed a class action lawsuit against George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz in a federal court in California.  She alleges that these six defendants planned ... Read More »

George Brandis: sidelining climate change deniers is ‘deplorable’

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Attorney general accuses ‘true believers in climate change’ of being ‘ignorant’, ‘medieval’ and trying to shut down debate – Jump to comments (1818) George Brandis says it is “deplorable” deniers are being excluded from the climate change debate and people who say the science is settled are ignorant and medieval. The attorney general called the leader of the opposition in ... Read More »

Japan to launch reduced Pacific whale hunt next week

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Japan says it will begin hunting whales in the Pacific Ocean next week, after cancelling whaling off Antarctica in line with an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling. Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said the target would be 210 Pacific whales – about half the current catch. Japan’s defiance of a worldwide ban on whaling has angered environmentalists. Last month the ... Read More »

‘Palikari,’ a Greek migrant’s story destined to echo in eternity

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The documentary was filmed in a number of locations, including Oakland, California, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Chicago, Illinois. The filmmakers also visited a number of sites in Colorado, where the Ludlow Massacre took place. These included Denver, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs It could have been a scene from Orthodox Easter anywhere in Greece: Relatives, friends and co-workers gathering ... Read More »

Australia’s war on science

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Scientists speak out against Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s slashed budgets and ‘anti-research agenda.’ SYDNEY — Scientists here in Australia say they’ve discovered their foe: Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Since he came to power in September, some of Australia’s finest researchers point out that their budgets have been slashed. They say their expertise is being ignored in favor of the views ... Read More »

US assures Turkey about “Armenian genocide” bill

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ANKARA, April 15 (Xinhua) — Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John A. Boehner Tuesday gave assurance to Turkey that the Congress will not get involved in any “Armenian genocide” bill. “The issue about Armenians comes up to the agenda (of Congress) from time to time. Don’t worry. Our Congress will not get involved in this issue, we ... Read More »

Four Chinese rights lawyers allege torture by police

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Lawyers were investigating detention centre in Jiansanjiang when they say they were seized and beaten Tang Jitian recalls being taken into a room, his head covered in a black hood, and hearing the sound of a rope being pulled. The handcuffs behind him were jerked upward and soon he was dangling in the air. “I got hoisted with my head ... Read More »