Archive for March, 2012

Urgent! Gangjeong Villagers Ask for Emergency Action to Stop Blasting of Jeju Island Today!

Urgent! Gangjeong Villagers Ask for Emergency Action to Stop Blasting of Jeju Island Today!

"Starting today, Gangjeong is in an emergency situation." The people of Gangjeong Village on South Korea's Jeju Island have been fighting for five years to prevent construction of a naval base on their coastline. Their fight is for the protection of corals and other marine life, the island's natural beauty, peace and security in the  region, and their quality of life. Their resistance has been met with police harassment, unnecessary use of force,  and arrests. Activists for peace, envi

March 5, 2012 No Comments Full Story

U.S. Does Dirt to Cuban Five Parolee René González

U.S. Does Dirt to Cuban Five Parolee René González

The U. S. government continues its pattern of abusing the Cuban Five political prisoners. Authorities have been silent on René González' request that he be allowed to visit his sick brother in Cuba for two weeks. González, who finished a 13-year jail term on October 7, 2011, is serving parole in Florida. Brother Roberto, a lawyer involved in René’s case, is terminally ill with not long to live. The FBI arrested René González in September, 1998 along with Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo He

March 5, 2012 No Comments Full Story

Bradley Manning’s Motion Hearing Scheduled for March 15

Bradley Manning's Motion Hearing Scheduled for March 15

Ft. Meade announces Manning’s next court date is March 15. In an official news release email, the Ft. Meade media desk announces that military judge Denise Lind scheduled Bradley Manning’s motion hearing for March 15, at 10 AM EST, at Ft. Meade, MD. It could last two days, as the media advisory email notes, “For planning purposes, this hearing is scheduled for March 15 and 16. The hearing is open to the public. Manning’s lawyer, David Coombs, has requested a May start date for the co

March 2, 2012 No Comments Full Story

World Peace Council Condemns Israeli Army Attack on Hebron Demonstrators

World Peace Council Condemns Israeli Army Attack on Hebron Demonstrators

The World Peace Council expresses its vehement protest and condemnation of the recent violent attack of the Israeli occupation army in the Palestinian City of Hebron. The brutal attack with chemical gas and rubber bullets against thousands of demonstrators from Palestine and Israel took place during a protest commemorating the massacre committed by a Jewish extremist settler in 1994, during which 29 Palestinians were killed. The demonstration demanded the re-opening of the Shuhada Street which i

March 2, 2012 No Comments Full Story

Urgent! Allow René González of Cuban 5 to Visit Cancer-Stricken Brother

Urgent! Allow René González of Cuban 5 to Visit Cancer-Stricken Brother

Roberto González, René's brother, is gravely ill. Tell President Obama: Let René visit Roberto! Roberto González, René's only sibling and an important member of the Cuban Five's legal team, is gravely ill with cancer in a Havana hospital. As Cuban Five supporters know, although René has served his unjust sentence of more than 13 years in U.S. prison, as a punitive measure he is being forced to serve probation in the United States. As a result he is unable to be with his brother at this

March 2, 2012 No Comments Full Story

 

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