Immediate action needed to ensure Israel respects hunger-strikers’ rights

Addameer Letter(IMEMC) (Joint Press Release H.R. Groups) Ramallah-Jaffa, 20 February 2013 – Addameer, Al-Haq and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-Israel) express their grave concern for the health of four Palestinian hunger-strikers and outrage at the continued use by Israel of administrative detention as a widespread practice to punish and suppress Palestinian dissent against the Israeli occupation.…….. Read more >>>>

FARC rejects allegations of Torture in Case of released Policemen

FARC Febr 2013 3 nsnbc archivesChristof Lehmann (nsnbc) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – Peopes´Army, FARC-EP, has issued a communique, in which it rejects accusations, made by Colombian Minister of Defense Juan Carlos Pinzton, that the two policemen which were released last Friday had been subject to torture. ……. Read more >>>>

Massive Blast Near Baath Party Headquarters kills Scores, FSA threatens Hezbollah.

Photo, SANAChristof Lehmann (nsnbc) – A massive explosion in Damascus` al-Thawra Street, near the al-Mazraa area of Damascus and the headquarters of the Baath Party, has killed at least 31 and left dozens injured. The explosion was caused by a car-bomb which was exploded near a security roadblock. According to other reports, the “Free Syrian Army” has given an ultimatum to Lebanon´s Hezbollah, to stop shelling areas under FSA control, or to face attacks on Lebanese territory. ……. Read more >>>>

US Supreme Court slams door in 9/11 widow’s face

US Supreme Court nsnbc archivesKevin Barrett -On Tuesday, 19 February 2013, the United States Supreme Court slammed the door in the face of the last 9/11 family member seeking justice through the American legal system.   Ellen Mariani, whose husband Neil was murdered on September 11, 2001, had turned down more than a million dollars in government hush money to pursue the real 9/11 criminals in federal court. After eleven years, two separate lawsuits, and an unbelievable series of encounters with corrupt lawyers and Israeli-American judge  ……… Read more >>>>

Salafist Groups establish Security Checkpoints and Patrols in Tunisian Cities

Tunisia at a Crossroad, Photo MagharebiaChristof Lehmann (nsnbc) The Salafist Tunisian Ansar al-Sharia has mobilized Salafists and established what they describe as Security Patrols and Security Checkpoints in Tunisian cities. The Salafist vigilante, which so far are predominantly armed with batons and bats, claim to safeguard Tunisian citizens in the light of the unrest that has befallen Tunisia since the assassination of opposition leader Shokri Belaid on 6 February. The presence of Salafists in Tunisia has steadily increased after the ouster of the Libyan government in 2011. Over the recent months, ……… Read more >>>>

Ecuador re-elects Correa with Landslide Victory. Correa dedicates Victory to Chavez.

Correa dedicated his victory to Hugo ChavezChristof Lehmann (nsnbc) The people of Ecuador have re-elected President Rafael Correa with 58 % of the votes over his challenger to the Presidency, Guillermo Lasso, who received 24 %, granting Correa a landslide victory, and the challenge to tackle Uruguay´s progress and the many challenges the country faces, for another term in office. After forty per cent of the votes had been counted and Correa could rest assured that the people of Uruguay had granted him a rock-solid victory, Correa addressed the country´s media, saying, that “nobody can stop this revolution“, adding, “we are making history; we are building ….. Read more >>>>

Spanish Peoples´ First Victory over Austerity Gules and Banksters

Homeless sleeping in the streets, Spain, Photo by Criatura(nsnbc) Spanish tenants, reports IPS, have won their first victory over the banks. A popular outcry against evictions last week, has prompted the Spanish parliament to accept the demands from a popular initiative against mortgage-related evictions for unpaid debts. Evictions for unpaid debts have over the last years led to four suicides in Spain. Spanish protesters complained, that the banks are chasing those in trouble for every last penny, while the banks are being bailed out with the peoples´money. The initiative was organized by the Platform for those affected by Mortgage (PAH), a ……. Read more >>>>

Russian Planes with Humanitarian Aid arrive in Lattakia, Syria

Russian aid arrives at Lattakia Airport, Photo by SANA

(nsnbc) The Syrian Arab News Agency SANA reports, that two Russian planes, carrying 46 tons of humanitarian aid, have landed at Lattakia Airport on Tuesday, and that the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in Lattakia Province will distribute the aid to people under the supervision of the High Commissioner of Relief. The aid will be distributed to people. who have been affected by the wave of terrorism that has been unleashed on Syria since early 2011. According to the Russian Assistand Director for Relief, Eric Vassiliev, the aid contains electric generators ……… Read more >>>>

Chavez Returns to Venezuela

Hugo ChavezEwan Robertson ( – Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez returned to Venezuela in the early hours of this morning after over two months in Cuba recovering from cancer surgery. “We’ve arrived once again to the Venezuelan Homeland. Thank you God! Thank you beloved people! We’ll continue treatment here,” announced Chavez on Twitter when he arrived in Caracas airport at 2.30am this Monday morning. The Venezuelan head of state had been in Cuba recovering from an operation in the pelvic region undergone on 11 December, in what was his fourth cancer surgery in 18 months. ………. Read more >>>>

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