On August 3, soldiers and policemen burst into the La Concepción Community, where the Council of Ejidos and Communities Opposed to La Parota Dam (Cecop) had just finished their weekly meeting. 307 more words
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Several floors under the busy Adlieh intersection in east Beirut, hundreds of people suffer harsh interrogation and torture in a makeshift detention centre.
It is a place unknown to many – thousands of commuters pass over the site every day. 323 more words
When Pierre Trudeau made the famous statement that, “there’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation”, he was talking about homosexuality. Trudeau was speaking to the press about his highly controversial and sweeping… 788 more words
Dispatches: Palparan Arrest End of Aquino Apathy on Philippines Impunity?
By Carlos H. Conde
Philippine authorities did something extraordinary on Tuesday: in the early morning hours they arrested a former senior security forces official implicated in serious human rights violations. 432 more words