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State Terrorism--Arbitrary Killings, Rape, Torture, and Destruction of Property by Graham Peebles

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This article may contain language depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be read by a mature audience.

by Graham Peebles… 1,579 more words

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CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY by Friend Nature Ethiopian military currently uses RAPE as a weapon. Suspected chemical warfare has influenced President Obama in his decision to provide arms to Syria; systematic RAPE by the military in Ethiopia, used as a war tactic, must be considered by President Obama as a CHRIME AGAINST HUMANITY.

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Excerpt from the article by Graham Peebles: With the international media banned by the Ethiopian government since 2007 and with an economic and aid embargo being enforced the region is totally isolated, making gathering information about the situation within the five affected districts difficult. I recently spent a week in Dadaab where I met dozens of refugees from the Ogaden; men, women and children who repeatedly relayed accounts of murder, rape, torture and intimidation at the hands of government forces. Accounts that if true, – and we have no reason to doubt them, confirm reports from, among others – Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Genocide Watch – who make clear their view, that the Ethiopian government has “initiated a genocidal campaign against the Ogaden Somali population”, constituting “war crimes and crimes against humanity”.   Related articles [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="240"]Ethiopian troops in Gereida (South Darfur) Ethiopian troops in Gereida (South Darfur) (Photo credit: UNAMID Photo)[/caption]

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Who are we as a nation, and what ideals do we represent? I know that our lives are so busy; family issues, job security, day-to-day survival; I recommend that we speak out while we still can. Will we be willing to trade our freedom's for security from 'terrorists'?

Crude awakening: Exxon's Arkansas oil spill ain't pretty [SLIDESHOW]

One week ago, residents of rural Mayflower, Ark., found a river of reeking, black oil flowing through their backyards and streets. ExxonMobil, the company that owns the ruptured pipeline, evacuated the neighborhood and… 95 more words

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    arkansas-oil-spill-slideshow-5   Crude awakening: Exxon’s Arkansas oil spill ain’t pretty By Grist staff One week ago, residents of rural Mayflower, Ark., found a river of reeking, black oil flowing through their backyards and streets. ExxonMobil, the company that owns the ruptured pipeline, evacuated the neighborhood and quickly instated something like martial law, evicting wildlife rescue workers, threatening reporters with arrest, and even winning a temporary no-fly zone over the spill. Here’s what the company is hiding, care of the EPA’s on-site coordinator web page — which was locked down shortly after we retrieved these photos. (UPDATE: The page is unlocked again. Feel free to peruse the whole collection.)   More fun oil spill reading:   Arkansas town in lockdown after oil spill nightmare Good news, Arkansas: Tar-sands oil isn’t oil-oil ExxonMobil spills chemicals in Louisiana while cleaning spilled oil in Arkansas      

   

SOPA and PIPA (An Explanation and An Opinion.)

Just a quick introduction to both of these newly introduced policies that the USA Goverment are debating upon.

The Stop Online Privacy Act is bill that was introduced to the U.S House of Reps, by Rep. 575 more words

Life Issues

Payroll Tax still unresolved

Ever since the Republicans won the House of Representatives their goal for their term is to fight President Obama on everything and lower taxes for rich people. 23 more words

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In a Tizzy (about something of worth): NPR, Planned Parenthood, and the Budget.

(Comments and sharing, welcome and encouraged)

I’ve been linking to things on FB all week about NPR and PBS and how the House wants to defund them. 1,427 more words

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337 House members sign letter criticizing Obama’s Israel policy | Washington Examiner

337 House members sign letter criticizing Obama’s Israel policy

By: MARK HEMINGWAY

Commentary Staff Writer

03/28/10 5:16 PM EDT

Appropo the Examiner’s editorial today, it seems that the only thing that Republicans and Democrats in Congress agree on right now is that the administration’s aggressive posture toward Israel isn’t helpful: 270 more words

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