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U.N. rights envoy says Chinese authorities interfered with his work

A United Nations-appointed human rights envoy said on Tuesday that the Chinese government interfered with his work during a visit to China by blocking access to individuals whom he had hoped to meet. 429 more words

UN Special Rapporteurs not the enemy

  • Do you remember Chaloka Beyani and the Lumad at Haran?

    Beyani is the UN Special Rapporteur for Internally Displaced Persons. He helped bring to the world the truth about the displaced Lumad and their supporters.

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Morality & Misery: The Meaning of Drone Operator PTSD

For years, drone killing has been successfully marketed as “smart war”: the ability to defeat enemies without risking harm to allied soldiers. However, given the chaos throughout the Middle East, it seems safe to say that rather than keeping terrorists in check, drones have inspired more and more young people to undertake jihad in response. 1,717 more words

Lethal Creep