Archive for October, 2011

The Global Intifada, Occupy Wall Street Not Palestine

Press Release – Stop the Wall Campaign

We are very excited to announce the much anticipated launch of our new website! Using Free Software and community collaboration betwee local technologists and May First/People Link (mayfirst.org), STW has upgraded to web 2.0! Read more »

Perhaps Cambodians soft power will advance their struggle

Press Release – Asian Human Rights Commission

October 14, 2011 An article by Dr. Gaffar Peang-Meth published by the Asian Human Rights Commission CAMBODIA: Perhaps Cambodians soft power will advance their struggle for rights and freedom Last August, my column in this space examined the future of … Read more »

SPREP News Thursday, 13 Oct 2011

Press Release – SPREP

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) www.sprep.org All news on the UNCCD COP 10 is available at www.bionesian.blogspot.com Headlines • UNCCD a priority for Fiji • Science valuable to combating land degradation … Read more »

USA/INDIA: Persecution of Professors at CIIS

Press Release – AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the International People’s Tribunal on Human Rights in Indian-Administered Kashmir (IPTK) and the students of Professor Angana Chatterji and Professor Richard Shapiro concerning acts of persecution … Read more »

Palestine: Calls for release of many remaining prisoners

Press Release – UFree

The exchange in which the Israeli government will free 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in return for soldier Gilad Shalit is welcome news, but work must continue unabated to end the suffering of the 5,000-plus individuals who remain in jail, says UFree, … Read more »

Significant change in plan for December’s Gaza aid convoy

Press Release – Kia Ora Gaza

Almost three years ago Israel’s military onslaught in Gaza, codenamed Operation Cast Lead, killed over 1,400 mostly civilian Palestinians and laid waste to the coastal enclave. Today, most Gazan families suffer from mass unemployment, medical shortages, … Read more »

Daily Press Briefing – October 12, 2011

Press Release – US State Department

MS. NULAND: Afternoon, everybody. I hope you all got a chance to hear or see the Secretary’s speech at the Center for American Progress this morning on the importance of American global leadership. I have one quick thing at the top, and then we’ll … Read more »

OHCHR press briefing note: Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Egpyt

Press Release – OHCHR

The UN human rights office is concerned about a spike in violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank since the beginning of September. Read more »

Internationals hunger strike for Palestinian prisoner rights

Press Release – International Solidarity Movement

Three foreign nationals residing in Gaza have entered their fifth day of an open-ended hunger strike and protest encampment in front of the ICRC. Vera Macht, Germany (059.213.1344), stated: “The situation of Palestinian prisoners is truly heartbreaking. Parents are … Read more »

UFree Prisoner hunger strike campaign marks an impact

Press Release – Ufree Network

Monday 10th October 2011 Last week, UFree launched a mass campaign aimed at Parliamentarians and Human rights NGOs to mobilise support for Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike against the cruel and degrading conditions they are subjected to by the Israeli Prisons … Read more »

Global Voices: Daily Digest—October 6-7, 2011

Column – Global Voices

Congratulations have been pouring in from all corners since the winners of this year’s much anticipated Nobel Peace Prize winners were announced. Yemeni journalist and activist Tawakkol Karman joins Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf and Liberian peace … Read more »

Near East: Daily Press Briefing – October 6, 2011

Press Release – US State Department

o Now Focused on Working with Countries in Region to Tighten the Noose Economically and Politically on Asad Regime Read more »

Press Availability in the Dominican Republic

Press Release – US State Department

SECRETARY CLINTON: Hi, everyone. Good afternoon. Good afternoon. Let me tell you how pleased I am to be back in Santo Domingo. And I am grateful to our hosts, the Government, and people of the Dominican Republic for the leadership in making the … Read more »

Political Will Needed To Avoid Violence in Southern Lebanon

Press Release – UN News

Southern Lebanon has seen its longest period of stability in years, but strong political will is needed to avoid future violence, a senior United Nations official said today, calling for Lebanon and neighbouring countries to work together to achieve a permanent … Read more »

Daily Press Briefing – October 4, 2011

Press Release – US State Department

QUESTION: Can I just ask you, did you manage to find out from yesterday that – on those Keystone questions about any kind of prior relationship that there may have been between this woman in Ottawa and the Keystone – the TransCanada lobbyist? Read more »

Global Coalition calls on Thailand to join the ICC

Press Release – AHRC

Civil Society Says New Government’s Priorities Should Include Accession to Rome Statute New York, USA/ Bangkok, Thailand – The Coalition for the International Criminal Court today called on Thailand to demonstrate its commitment to the global … Read more »

Analysis and Commentary from UN Watch in Geneva Oct. 3, 2011

Press Release – UN Watch

In September 2010 the United Nations Human Rights Council lashed out at UN Watch for exposing the failure of its flotilla inquiry to consider key facts that were submitted into evidence. Commission chair Desmond de Silva accused UN Watch of a … Read more »

Campaign to support Hunger Strike of Palestinian Prisoners

Press Release – Ufree Network

As Israeli military measures are escalating against Palestinian prisoners, moves are taking place in prisoners to resist the illegal Israel practices. A hunger strike has been staged across Israeli prisons which illegally keep thousands of Palestinian … Read more »

Kiwis to join international civilian initative

Press Release – Kia Ora Gaza

A group of four Kiwis will soon take part in an historic international mission that could become a major turning point towards peace in Palestine. Read more »

Breaking News and Commentary from CLG – 29 Sep 2011

Press Release – Citizens for Legitimate Government

29 Sep 2011 Over 700 hundred Continental and United pilots, joined by additional pilots from other Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) carriers, demonstrate in front of Wall Street on September 27, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of uniformed pilots, … Read more »

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