Posts Tagged: Social & Racial Justice

Rape of Iraqi Women by US Forces as Weapon of War: Photos and Data Emerge (Warning Graphic)

The Asian Tribune published three photographs of U.S. troops and military contractors raping Iraqi women prisoners.  These war crimes have not been seriously investigated and prosecuted.  Rape as a weapon of war is one of the most egregious violations of human rights by the U.S. military: In March 2006 four US soldiers from the 101st… Read more »

Micronesians fight for health care

Micro-managing Pacific immigrants face a death panel of their own. by Alan D. McNarie Sep 2, 2009 Retired cook Calvin Nelson says that when he came to Hawaii from Kwajalein after the United States had seized his home for a new missile range, he was told, “everything will be covered.” But 20 years later, he… Read more »

Fallout from nuclear tests leads to health crisis

Sep. 6, 2009 4:33 PM EDT Fallout from nuclear tests leads to health crisis MARK NIESSE Associated Press Writer HONOLULU (AP) – Pius Henry fears his adopted government will kill him, that the United States won’t live up to a health care obligation to people from Pacific islands where it tested nuclear bombs. Henry, a… Read more »

‘I Want To Live’ – Micronesians sit in Lingle’s office waiting for meeting

Photos: Ikaika Hussey/Hawaii Independent Today, Micronesians United held a demonstration at the State Capitol and sat in Governor Lingle’s office to protest the state’s plans to cut of crucial health care for Micronesians in Hawai’i, which they are entitled to under Compacts of Free Association with the U.S.   The Hawaii Independent has excellent coverage of… Read more »

Military calls protests ‘Low-Level Terrrorism’

Pentagon Exam Calls Protests ‘Low-Level Terrorism,’ Angering Activists Wednesday, June 17, 2009 By James Osborne A written exam administered by the Pentagon labels “protests” as a form of “low-level terrorism” – enraging civil liberties advocates and activist groups who say it shows blatant disregard of the First Amendment. The written exam, given as part of… Read more »

U.S.-Trained and Funded Philippine Military Implicated in Abduction and Torture of American Citizen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2009 Reference: Rhonda Ramiro, Secretary General, BAYAN-USA, 415-377-2599, U.S.-Trained and Funded Philippine Military Implicated in Abduction and Torture of American Citizen Alliance of Filipino American Organizations Vows to Hold U.S. and Philippine Governments Accountable and Demands End to U.S. Taxpayer Support for Philippine Military The U.S. Chapter of Bagong… Read more »

Action Alert to Oppose nomination of Adm. Blair to top Intelligence post

ETAN Action ALERT Urge Your Senators to Oppose the nomination of former Adm. Dennis Blair Tell Your Senator: Nation’s Top Intelligence Post Must Go to Someone Who Respects Human Rights – Not Admiral Blair! Call your Senators and tell them that you oppose the confirmation of Admiral Dennis Blair as President Obama’s Director of National… Read more »