Crimes of State
Interference - War
NATO - USA
Syria: HRW and the Latakia Massacre
13 October 2013
Ten days ago the Guardian was the first "western" media to report on a massacre U.S supported insurgents and terrorists had committed back in August in Syria’s Latakia governate. U.S. media did not follow up on this. But now Human Rights Watch, a U.S. influenced para-government organization which has intensely propagandized against the Syrian government, is publishing a report on Executions, Unlawful Killings, and Hostage Taking by Opposition Forces in Latakia Countryside.
Human rights investigations
Human Rights Watch and the UN chemical weapons report
27 September 2013
Human Rights Watch (HRW) Executive Director, Ken Roth, and New York Times (NYT) journalist CJ Chivers, were quick to argue the UN report on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Ghouta proved the Syrian regime forces launched the attacks. However, analysis of the report suggests HRW and the NYT’s argument is flawed and illustrates that, as in Libya, where the opportunity for US air strikes presents itself, HRW displays militaristic (“responsibility to protect”) impulses and functions as a willing vehicle for pro-bombing propaganda.
By Richard Lightbown
Is Human Rights Watch Manipulating Facts about Syria?
27 September 2013
On 21 August 2013 a series of chemical attacks were perpetrated in the Ghouta suburbs of eastern Damascus. Sources say that between 281 and 1,729 civilians were killed, while "Médecins Sans Frontières" reported around 3,600 were injured in the attacks. On the same day UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon instructed the UN Mission already in Syria to investigate allegations of chemical weapons use in Khan al-Asal, Sheik Maqsoos and Saraqueb to focus their efforts on the Ghouta allegations.
Who Are These Human Rights Organisations Protecting?
20 May 2013
Many questions have been asked, why the Human Rights organisations are not doing enough to help the Syrian people and why they would rather defending the actions of the Al Qaeda Terrorists who are killing innocent Syrians?
An article by Human rights investigations
Human Rights Last (Imperialism First)
18 March 2013
In an astonishing development, Human Rights First (HRF), a New York and Washington-based NGO, has issued a report and launched a new web site called Atrocity Supply Chain aiming to cut Syria off from any supplies that could possibly be used by the government for military purposes, regardless as to whether these supplies are vital to the economy, for the functioning of sewage and water systems, for hospitals or needed for civilian power or heating in the bitter winter.
Human rights investigations
Suzanne Nossel resigns as Amnesty International USA Executive Director
9 January 2013
Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, has tendered her resignation and steps down on January 11th. Amnesty are looking to appoint a new Executive Director.
An article by Daniel Kovalik
Amnesty International and the Human Rights Industry
15 November 2012
When I studied law at Columbia in the early 1990s, I had the fortune of studying under Louis Henkin, probably the world’s most famous human rights theoretician. Upon his passing in 2010, Elisa Massimino at Human Rights First stated in Professor Henkin’s New York Times obituary that he “literally and figuratively wrote the book on human rights” and that “it is no exaggeration to say that no American was more instrumental in the development of human rights law than Lou.”
Human Rights Investigations
Suzanne Nossel Executive Director of Amnesty International USA
30 September 2012
An article by Bev Cotton
Is Amnesty International abandoning Human Rights?
3 September 2012
The internationally renowned journalist, Greg Palast offers the following advice in his 1999 book "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy" - "if you are a member of Amnesty International, quit". Mr. Palast’s brush with Amnesty was in a court case in which he was sued after quoting Amnesty research containing allegations against the multinational mining company, Barrick. Amnesty refused to verify their own research in court. As Palast says, "Amnesty wants journalists to report their material. I would say to any journalist that they would be completely, utterly and absolutely insane to ever cite Amnesty again."
An article by Mark - Human Rights Investigations
Ecuador grants political asylum to Julian Assange – a victory for human rights
16 August 2012
In this era where most governments seem intent on dismantling human rights, it is pleasing to be able to praise the government of Ecuador for their principled decision to grant political asylum to Julian Assange.
Humanitarian corridors in Syria: Way out of crisis or way in for invaders?
20 February 2012
Europe seeks to bring relief to the Syrian people by creating humanitarian corridors, a seemingly noble idea aimed at winning Russian and Chinese support in the UN Security Council. But some are calling the plan a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Syrian NGOs Working Directly With British Government
London-based "Syrian Observatory" Consorting Directly with UK Foreign Minister Hague
28 December 2011
’US trajectory on Syria ‘a self-generating path to war’
22 December 2011
Washington has once again slammed the Syrian regime, warning of new international measures unless it withdraws security forces from the streets. But a US-based political cartoonist says human rights are merely a cover for America’s real intentions.
An article by Jeremy Salt
The Road to Hell: Libya and Now Syria?
4 December 2011
The report just issued by the UN Human Rights Council’s ’independent international commission of inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic’ is now being passed along the line to the UN Security Council, with the recommendation by the UN Human Rights Commissioner, Navi Pillay, that the Syrian government be referred to the International Criminal Court for prosecution.
UN rights watchdog demands Syria access
3 December 2011
The top UN Human Rights Council has appointed an investigator to probe human rights abuses in Syria made public in the recently published UN report. However, Russia and China voted against the measure as they considered the UN report to be biased.
Syria: NATO Genocide Approaches
UN Syria Report Co-Authored by Director of US Corporate Think-Tank
30 November 2011
Blatant lies told by alleged "human rights activists" led to ignominious NATO-sanctioned brutality and ultimately brought BP, Shell, Total-sponsored Petroleum Institute representative, Abdurrahim el-Keib, into power in Libya. Now, these same corporate-financier interests, through their same networks of propaganda, duplicity and deception, are laying the ground work for a repeat performance in Syria.
An article by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
Libya and the big lie: Using human rights organizations to launch wars
25 September 2011
The war against Libya is built on fraud. The United Nations Security Council passed two resolutions against Libya on the basis of unproven claims, specifically that Colonel Muammar Qaddafi was killing his own people in Benghazi. The claim in its exact form was that Qaddafi had ordered Libyan forces to kill 6,000 people in Benghazi. These claims were widely disseminated, but always vaguely explained. It was on the basis of this claim that Libya was referred to the U.N. Security Council at U.N Headquarters in New York City and kicked out of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.
An article by "Human Rights Investigations"
Amnesty and racist rebel atrocities in Libya
31 August 2011
A Protest by the Palestinian Civil Society
Hands of Peace NGO: Normalization of Israeli Oppression
9 August 2011
It has come to our knowledge that Hands of Peace, a non-profit “dialogue-based,” American organization identifying itself as “an interfaith organization developing peace-building and leadership skills in Israeli, Palestinian and American teens through the power of dialogue and personal relationships” has started recruiting teenagers from The Gaza Strip.