Posts Tagged ‘child abuse’

The Obama Administration is muscling the Japanese government, whose prime minister is exceedingly popular on everything except the U.S. occupation of Okinawa. Over 100,000 people protested the base in Okinawa (2:36):

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An estimated 9,000 Palestinians kidnapped to Israeli jails every year. Up to 700 minors were among those detained last year. More than 270 Palestinian children are currently held captive in Israeli prisons. Those who have been released share claims of having been tortured during captivity. More than 20% of patients at Palestine’s only torture victim center are indeed children as post-traumatic stress disorder soars among the demographic. Nour Odeh reports at Al Jazeera English from Ramallah in the occupied West Bank (2:23):

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Notes and facts about the most hated and feared minority… (15:42):

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A 70-page report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) titled, “Impairing Education: Corporal Punishment of Students with Disabilities in U.S. Public Schools,” shows that disabled students “face corporal punishment in public schools at disproportionately high rates,” including beatings. The ACLU and HRW are calling for “an immediate moratorium on corporal punishment in U.S. public schools”.

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