Congresswoman Asks For Investigation Into Israeli Shooting Of Two Palestinian Teens

CORRECTION REMOVES REFERENCE TO WHO SHOT THE TEEN, PENDING AN OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION. ADDS THAT THERE WAS ANOTHER TEEN KILLED THE SAME DAY - FILE - In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 file photo, a Palestinian man shouts for help moments after 17-year-old Mohammad Abu Daher, on the ground, was killed during a lull in a confrontation between stone throwers and Israeli troops near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Two rights groups said on June 12, 2014, that preliminary autopsy findings show the Palestinian teen, whose last name is Salameh, and another teen, Nadim Nawara, were killed that day by live ammunition. The Israeli military has denied use of live ammunition, insisting troops only used rubber-coated steel pellets in the incident. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

Source: Huffington Post Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) has requested the State Department open an investigation into whether the killing of two Palestinian teenagers last year by Israeli security forces warrants withholding of military aid under the conditions of the Leahy Law. “The murders of Nadeem Nawara and Mohammad Daher highlight a brutal system of occupation that devalues and dehumanizes Palestinian

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Islamic Leaders Take on Climate Change, Criticizing “Relentless Pursuit of Economic Growth”

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Source: Democracy Now A group of leading Islamic scholars have issued a declaration calling on the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims to do their part to eliminate dangerous greenhouse gas emissions and turn toward renewable energy sources. The declaration urges world leaders meeting in Paris later this year to commit to a 100 percent zero-emissions strategy and to invest in decentralized

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FOIA Request Shows Thousands Have Been Held Inside Secret US Prison, Homan Square

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Source: The Free Thought Project After filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department (CPD), The Guardian has discovered over 3,600 people have been detained at a secure facility known as Homan Square. Notorious for allegedly denying access to defense attorneys and committing human rights abuses, the officers at this CIA-style black site have been

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Ex-CIA Boss Admits to BBC Panorama That It Tortured

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Source: BBC NEWS The CIA tortured terror suspects in its programme of “enhanced interrogation”, the agency’s former executive director, Buzzy Krongard, has admitted to the BBC’s Panorama programme. The agency’s position has always been that the “enhanced interrogation” techniques it used under George W Bush, did not amount to torture, because they were legally approved by the White House at

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Mass imprisonment policy in US begets more crime – study

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Source: RT.COM The mass incarceration policy in America over the last 40 years has created more problems than it has solved. The longer the term served, the higher the rate of reconvicted felons, a new study reveals. The research from University of Michigan economics professor, Michael Mueller-Smith, has proven that prison terms don’t rehabilitate a criminal and turn them into

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The Crime of Living Without a Home in Los Angeles

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Source: Firstlook.org By Charles Davis A year ago he slept in his own apartment, but today Charles Jackson sleeps under a bridge bordering Silver Lake, one of the more fashionable neighborhoods in Los Angeles. A few dozen strangers share the encampment; some become neighbors, while others come and go. Jackson wants to get off the streets, but as many of

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Obama’s Guantanamo Prison Closing Plan in Final Drafting

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Source: Bloomberg.com The Obama administration is nearing completion of a plan to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, that it will then send to Congress, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. The plan will shutter the facility in a safe and responsible way, Earnest told reporters on Wednesday. President Barack Obama, who leaves office in less

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ICNA Condemns Killing of Marines in Tennessee

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Source: ICNA.ORG The Islamic Circle of North American condemns Thursday’s deadly attack by a gunman on a military recruitment center and a reserve facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee that left four marines dead. “This is a horrific act of violence,” ICNA president Naeem Baig sorrowfully observed. “We stand united with our fellow Americans and all persons of good conscience in condemning

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America’s open secret: Racism and white supremacy

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Source: Daily Sabah Racism and white supremacy are deeply rooted in America’s social, cultural, political, economic and religious structures. American society is racially stratified with economic resources and foundational relations defined and shaped by it. Indeed, the racial hierarchy was embedded in society before America became America and it has never been undone despite claims of progress coming on the

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