Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

Omar Khadr, a 23-year-old Canadian citizen was kidnapped by the military in Afghanistan after being shot to the infirmary at the U.S. detention center at Bagram Air Base, where he was tortured and threatened with rape before being transferred the prison at Guantánamo Bay—all when he was only 15—where he’s been held captive since. The ‘war crime’ was throwing a hand grenade at U.S. troops and allegedly killing one of them, though the cause of the soldier’s death is in question, the burden of proof cannot be met of who threw any grenades, throwing a grenade at a uniformed enemy is not a war crime and child soldiers are legally distinguished as victims.

At AntiWar Radio with Scott Horton, journalist, legal analyst and Human Right First senior associate in law and security Daphne Eviatar discussed the U.S. military commission to try Mr. Khadr for war crimes (25:55):

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The heroic Andy Worthington—leading journalist on the Kafka-esque U.S. military prisons at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba and Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan; the Bush-Obama Administrations’ policy and standard operating procedures regarding kidnapping, rendition and torture; and the ensuing legal processes—has outstandingly posted excerpts from the February report conducted by the U.N. Human Rights Council, “Joint Study on Global Practices in Relation to Secret Detention in the Context of Counter-Terrorism” [.pdf].

Read the series at his blog:

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Kevin Carson on the root of the American Empire.

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via Al Jazeera English: ‘Thousands of Palestinians lost their homes during Israel’s war on Gaza last year. The task of rebuilding houses is made hard by Israel’s siege of the Strip. But Palestinians also say that a local government fee is hindering rebuilding. Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Phillips reports from Gaza.’ Mouin Rabbani, Institute of Palestinian Rights, discusses the “overzealous bureaucracy” of Hamas (5:09):

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What happened to your income over the past decade, and why… (12:13):

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Part I – “More Guns Will Solve Everything!”

Lifting the veil of socialized medicine… (22:57):

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