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Marine Command Ignored "Serious Misconduct" In Haditha Slayings, Report Says

By Josh White Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, April 21, 2007; Page A01 The Marine Corps chain of command in Iraq ignored “obvious” signs of “serious misconduct” in the 2005 slayings of two dozen civilians in Haditha, and commanders fostered a climate that devalued the life of innocent Iraqis to the point that their deaths […]

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Civilians Killed In Somali Clashes

BBC: At least 113 civilians have been killed and more than 200 injured in three days of fighting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a human rights group says. The Elman Peace and Human Rights agency said it got the figures from hospitals, other humanitarian groups and counting bodies abandoned in the streets. Heavy fighting is […]

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Markets

I went to a hugely informative event yesterday. It focused on the "carbon markets" and was organized by the non-profit Ecosystem Marketplace. The symposium was also geared as a promotional event for their new book:  Voluntary Carbon Markets: A Business Guide to What They Are and How They Work.  What's a carbon market you ask? […]

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The Chilean Investigation: The Legacy of Pinochet

The Chilean Investigation: The Legacy of Pinochet

In Chile today, locals celebrate the feast of Saint Expeditus. Legend says that benevolence was granted to local pilgrims by officials after praying to the Saint. The recent history of the region, however, is not so seraphic. Chili's former dictator, Augusto Pinochet, faces continued investigations into atrocities committed at his hands, four months after his […]

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Climate Change and Our Children, a Continuing Saga

In my last post I covered the effects of climate change and global warning on our world's children. However I wanted to take this time to add to that posting, and give more focus on the subject. I wanted to especially give more attention to Save the Children's Legacy of Disasters; Children Bear the Brunt […]

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Croatian General Faces War Crimes in Local Court; UN Proposes International Hostage Guidelines, Sudan in Material Breach

Croatian General Faces War Crimes in Local Court; UN Proposes International Hostage Guidelines, Sudan in Material Breach

Branimir Glavas, an independent parlaimentarian in eastern Croatia, marched to prison in his general's uniform to face war crimes charges at a local court in Osijek, Croatia. He is being detained for ordering the killing of civilians during the 1991 Serbo-Croatia war. The charges allege that Glavas formed a paramilitary unit and operated as a […]

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Roundup: Macedonia War Crimes; Abu Zubaydah Testifies; Sudan Grants UN Peacekeepers

Roundup: Macedonia War Crimes; Abu Zubaydah Testifies; Sudan Grants UN Peacekeepers

Macedonian War Crimes Tribunal Underway at The Hague On August 12th, 2001, 14 policemen in Macedonia destroyed several homes with hand grenades, fire, and shelling in retaliation for eight soldiers killed by a land mine. The activities resulted in the killing of seven men. This year, the deaths are the first case to go before […]

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Children, the True Victims of Climate Change

Children, the True Victims of Climate Change

Climate Change and Global Warming are hot topics these days. We all hear the buzz around the water cooler, have had arguments with our friends and family, and listened cynically to the extremist co-worker, but the reality is no matter what we hear there is something happening to our world. As I sit here typing […]

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BBC Correspondent Reported Murdered in Gaza

BBC Correspondent Reported Murdered in Gaza

A previously unknown organization calling itself al-Tawhid al-Jihad Brigade has e-mailed the Palestinian Ramattan news agency claiming they have murdered BBC news correspondent, Alan Johnston. Mr. Johnston was abducted in Gaza City on March 12th. He had been reporting from the occupied Palestinian territories for the last three years. The BBC has received no independent […]

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"Step It Up 2007"

"Step It Up 2007"

A series of events took place yesterday all over the United States to indicate people’s concern about climate change. The Step It Up website said: “In all 50 states, at more than 1400 iconic places across the nation, we have united around a common call to action: “Step It Up Congress: Cut Carbon 80% by 2050.’” […]

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One Day Without the Inernet vs. A Life of Slavery, How Does Isolation Help it Spread?

I am sitting here today and I am at my wits end, just because I cannot get on the internet! Its like my life can't go on unless I am on the internet, like I cannot be part of the world if I don't have communication with those outside my geographic reach. So if I […]

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If You Don't Like Al Gore, Then

… what about these people? California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) from a speech yesterday at the Council on Foreign Relations , “I can tell you, mainstream scientists are convinced, mainstream CEOs are convinced, and if you look at the surveys, mainstream Americans are convinced, that global warming and climate change is real, and that we […]

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Ohio Man Indicted for Conspiring with al Qa'ida; Padilla and Lindh Cases Develop.

Ohio Man Indicted for Conspiring with al Qa'ida; Padilla and Lindh Cases Develop.

An Ohio man was charged with conspiracy to commit and material support for terrorist acts associated with al Qa'ida.  Christopher Paul (a/k/a Paul Kenyatta Laws a/ka/ Abdulmalek Kenyatta), 43, from Columbus, was indicted on three counts; conspiracy to "provide material support and resources, in the form of personnel, training and equipment" to terrorist groups, conspiracy […]

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Ohio Man Convicted of Conspiring with al-Qa'ida.

Washington Post: A federal grand jury has indicted an Ohio man on charges of conspiring with the al-Qaeda terrorist network to bomb targets overseas and in the United States, possibly using remote-controlled boats and aircraft. More on this as it develops….

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Rwanda War Crimes Tribuanl Erupts in Canada.

Rwanda War Crimes Tribuanl Erupts in Canada.

A Rwandan witness, known as C17, and a frustrated defense lawyer had a fiery exchange during a war crimes tribunal in Canada.  Richard Perras, representing Desire Munyaneza, was warned by Quebec's Superior Court Justice Andre Denis to be civil in his examination of the witness, after she became exasperated.  C17 has testified for two days […]

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