Supporters of Nabeel Rajab stand beneath a banner with the jailed human rights activist's image on it during a rally outside the Rajab family's home in Bani Jamra, Bahrain, on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. A court session is scheduled for Monday in Rajab's appeal of a three-year sentence handed down for calling for and participating in unauthorized demonstrations. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Stephen Lendman – Bahrain: As Contemptuous Of Human Rights As America

The despotic monarchy is a US client state, home to its Fifth Fleet, supplying its regime with weapons of repression – used against anyone freely expressing views authorities want suppressed. It’s a fascist police state by any standard, run by a criminal cabal. Yet John Kerry shamelessly praised its authorities for making “meaningful progress on human rights and reconciliation” despite …

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Thomas Gibbons-Neff – Saudi Arabia appears to be using American-supplied white phosphorus in its war in Yemen

Saudi Arabia appears to be using US-supplied white phosphorous munitions in its war in Yemen, based on images and videos posted to social media, raising concerns among human rights groups that the highly incendiary material could be used against civilians. Under American regulations, white phosphorous sold to other countries is to be used only for signaling to other troops and creating smoke …

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 09.13.16

Kim Sharif is an attorney in the UK and the director of the non-profit human justice organization Human Rights of Yemen. She is Yemeni by birth, a Shiite Muslim, and leading figure exposing the media lies both in the US and the UK over the illegal war being waged by Saudi Arabia upon the diverse populations in Yemen and with the military assistance of the US and UK. She has been campaigning on behalf of the people of Yemen since the war started and has taken part in many NGO human rights and anti war panels in the UK and Geneva to increase public awareness of the genocide underway.

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Nika Knight – ‘Be Afraid’: Largest Corporations Wealthier Than Most Countries

Corporations are running the world, according to new figures released Monday from the U.K.-based Global Justice Now. “As multinationals increasingly dominate areas traditionally considered the primary domain of the state, we should be afraid.” —Aisha Dodwell, Global Justice Now The economic and social justice advocacy group discovered (spreadsheet) that the ten largest corporations are wealthier than most countries in the world combined. …

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Stephen Zunes – The Death of One of Washington’s Favorite Tyrants

The death of long-time Uzbekistan dictator Islam Karimov has brought rare U.S. media attention to the Central Asian country of 30 million. Uzbekistan is ranked among the half dozen worst countries in the world for human-rights abuses. What U.S. government officials and our media mostly ignore, however, is that American taxpayers subsidized that regime and its brutal security apparatus for most of …

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Jonathan Marshall – Belated Pushback on Saudis’ War on Yemen

If there were an Olympics for waging bloody wars, Saudi Arabia and its Arab coalition allies would surely win a medal for their relentless bombing of Yemen over the past year and a half to crush rebels who seized power in 2014. One international NGO has called the ongoing war in Yemen “arguably the worst humanitarian crisis in the world,” which is …

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AMBROSE EVANS-PRITCHARD – Apple travesty is a reminder why Britain must leave the lawless EU

Europe’s Competition Directorate commands the shock troops of the EU power structure. Ensconced in its fortress at Place Madou, it can dispatch swat teams on corporate dawn raids across Europe without a search warrant. It operates outside the normal judicial control that we take for granted in a developed democracy. The US Justice Department could never dream of acting in such a …

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A Just Cause – Abuse Behind the Walls in American Prisons – 08.28.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks Special Guests are Ex-Correctional Officers Robin K. Miller and Gary York. Both will be sharing their first-hand experiences and accounts of Abuse Behind Prison Walls in America!

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A Just Cause – Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer – 08.21.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks Special Guests is U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, who is a forceful advocate for families, children, consumers, the environment and her State of California. She became a United States’ Senator in January 1993 after 10 years of service in the House of Representatives and six years on the Marin County Board of Supervisors.