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U.S.: Guilty Plea for Child Fighter Averts “Publicity Nightmare”

Posted on 26 October 2010 by admin

Omar Khadr. Credit:Public domain.

By William Fisher

NEW YORK, Oct 26, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – With tongue in cheek, constitutional experts congratulated the U.S. government Tuesday for negotiating a plea deal with Guantanamo prisoner Omar Khadr, thus avoiding a trial in the military commission “puppet theatre” of a defendant who was just 15 at the time of his offences.
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U.S.: ACLU Ad Challenges Military Commissions

Posted on 05 March 2010 by editor

By William Fisher

NEW YORK, Mar 8, 2010 (IPS) – Civil libertarians hit back hard Sunday at reports indicating that the Barack Obama administration is about to cave in to pressure from Congress and local groups in New York City and is not only considering transferring the cases of suspected terrorists to another federal court, but even moving them to the military commission system. Continue Reading

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WORLD AT A CROSSROADS

Posted on 14 February 2010 by admin

Kumi Naidoo

By Kumi Naidoo (*)

AMSTERDAM, Feb (IPS) As the new Executive Director of Greenpeace International I am often asked what changes I plan to make for the
organisation. The response I give is one which I believe applies to Civil Society as a whole: I would like us to become even more inclusive in our
membership, even more united with other groups in our work, even more determined in talking truth to power, and even more active all around the
globe.¬†Many of our world’s most important international infrastructures are in¬†shambles, which has both contributed to and exacerbated the current series
of manmade crises: food crisis, oil crisis, poverty crisis, and, of course, the climate crisis.
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