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  • A disturbing diagnosis-Where's outrage when sick Palestinians are used as fodder by terrorists?

    05/01/2008 5:09:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 53+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-1-08 | DANIEL FINK
    Amidst the clangor of NGO criticisms that target Israel for its behavior it is difficult to know which ones to take seriously. Whether they allege "collective punishment" based on a simplistic calculus divorced from context, or claim that Israel is obligated to provide Gaza with the entirety of its fuel and foodstuffs, which has no basis in international law, various human rights NGOs discredit themselves with relative ease. Despite the "halo affect" these NGOs enjoy and the credibility they are afforded in international forums, many Israelis are beginning to take these claims less seriously. But there is still one community...
  • Indonesia left deep imprint on Obama family

    03/23/2008 1:38:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1,068+ views
    al Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | March 22, 2008 | Ed Davies
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - A small group of Indonesians in their late 40s who attended the same elementary school in central Jakarta recently gathered for a reunion and to pledge their support for an absent former classmate -- Barack Obama. Obama's late mother came to Indonesia with her young son in the late 1960s to join her second husband knowing next to nothing about the huge, developing Southeast Asian nation. While her son left after four years to study in Hawaii, for the Kansas-born mother of the Democratic Party presidential hopeful the relationship with Indonesia was to grow into a lifetime...
  • More democracy please--public quicker than the "professional" elites to abandon failed ideologies.

    02/12/2008 4:33:40 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies · 231+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-12-08 | CAROLINE GLICK
    I'm an elitist. Eighty percent of the critical decisions affecting Israel are shaped by maybe 100 or 200 people, 300. These are my clients. Thus spaketh Prof. Yehezkel Dror, the resident blabbermouth in the Winograd Commission, which Prime Minister Ehud Olmert appointed in the wake of the 2006 war with Hizbullah. Dror made this statement in his interview with the Jerusalem Post last week. In a separate op-ed in Haaretz, Dror expanded on his theme. He explained that of these 300 decision makers who make life and death decisions in Israel, "less than thirty" are elected officials. So as Dror...
  • How Environmentalists Intend to Rule the World

    12/09/2007 4:51:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies · 978+ views
    Sovereignty ^ | Fall 2007 | Ron Arnold
    Critics have long believed environmentalists were planning global domination. The problem with making a credible case against such an ambitious plan was simple: no environmental leader had published one. Yet conflicts over global warming, world trade, multinational corporations, population control, sustainable futures, and transnational government left little doubt that environmentalists in fact shared the unspoken aim of wielding supreme power over a green future. But there was no proof. For years, critics, lacking hard evidence, were reduced to piecing together a jigsaw puzzle of suspicious environmentalist actions - funding from huge charitable trusts, ties to the broader "progressive" community, and...

    11/07/2007 9:14:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 256+ views
    Justice for Immigrants ^ | November 2007 | US Conference of Catholic Bishops
    The USCCB Committee on Migration sent a delegation to the U.S./Mexico border region to study the plight of unaccompanied minors and human trafficking victims. The ever-growing problems with these populations are some of the gravest and many times most overlooked symptoms of the broken and out-dated immigration system currently employed by the United States. The delegation met with a broad cross-section of agencies and individuals involved with or knowledgeable of these populations to gain critical insights and to understand their needs. The delegation also met with Church officials, government officials, community-based organization, and other with important perspectives. Programs established to...
  • Mob attacks ambulance rescuing snakes at Kalwa[India] [Rescuing cobras from snake charmers]

    10/29/2007 3:47:01 PM PDT · by BGHater · 5 replies · 76+ views
    Express India ^ | 27 Oct 2007 | Nitya Kaushik
    A snake-rescue drive conducted by NGO Plants and Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) for the past two weeks has cost them dearly, as a mob attacked their on-duty animal ambulance on Friday and beat up the driver and volunteers. According to Sunish Subramanian, member secretary of PAWS, their office received a tip-off that a snake basket had been left abandoned near a hutment in Kalwa (E) on Friday at around 8.30 pm. Following the call, he along with a team of two volunteers and the driver left in their rescue ambulance. After rescuing the snake, the group was on their way...
  • UNICEF Among Sponsors of New Campaign Promoting Abortion

    10/07/2007 6:35:39 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 267+ views ^ | October 4, 2007 | Samantha Singson
    UNICEF Among Sponsors of New Campaign Promoting Abortion US, Canadian government development agencies among participants in campaign By Samantha Singson NEW YORK, October 4, 2007 ( - A new global initiative was launched by various UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in New York last week that includes a call for legal abortion. Among the sponsors of the initiative called "Deliver Now for Women and Children" is the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), a UN agency that persistently denies they support abortion in any way, shape, or form.  Marketed as a campaign to raise awareness of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)...
  • PRESIDENTIAL CONNECTION - How Bill Clinton's Aide Facilitated a Messy Deal

    09/26/2007 4:44:13 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 72 replies · 1,965+ views
    WSJ ^ | September 26, 2007 | JOHN R. EMSHWILLER and GABRIEL KAHN
    For the past six years, the road to Bill Clinton has often run through Douglas Band, a 34-year-old former White House intern who has helped manage Mr. Clinton's time, accompanied him around the world and even fielded some of his calls. Two years ago, Mr. Band befriended a handsome and charming Italian businessman named Raffaello Follieri. The young Italian, now 29 years old, had moved to New York in 2003 to launch a business buying and redeveloping Roman Catholic Church properties. He claimed close ties with Vatican officials that would smooth the way for deals, according to business associates and...
  • National Endowment for Democracy

    09/13/2007 4:54:02 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 9 replies · 291+ views
    The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), is a private, nonprofit organization, was founded in the early 1980's under the influence of Ronald Reagan for "supporting democracy abroad". So we've had that going on for years. The NED basically does overtly what the CIA used to do covertly. It funds civil society groups and organizations that fit within U.S. strategic interests in various countries.
  • Report: Human rights worsen in Zimbabwe

    08/22/2007 9:18:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 283+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/22/07 | Angus Shaw - ap
    HARARE, Zimbabwe - An alliance of Zimbabwean human rights groups said Wednesday that 2007 is on course to be the worst year for rights violations since the country's economic downfall started seven years ago. Legal and medical experts documented that cases of state-orchestrated torture on individuals rose to about four per day in the early part of the year, the Human Rights Forum said. Cases of gross violations — including abductions, arrests, unlawful detentions and abuses of political rights and basic freedoms — doubled in the first six months of the year compared to the same period in 2006, the...

    08/21/2007 6:58:25 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 161 replies · 5,319+ views
    Nealz Nuze/WSB Radio ^ | August 21, 2007 | Neal Boortz
    JUST CAN'T BELIEVE THIS Kirsten Powers was a guest on the O'Reilly Factor last night. The subject was the Mexican woman, Elvira Arellano, who was deported back to her homeland yesterday after twice sneaking into this country illegally and the using a false Social Security card to obtain employment cleaning airplanes at O'Hare airport in Chicago. What Kirsten Powers said was so incredibly inane, so ponderously stupid, that I just had to go online and try to find out a little about her. She's a columnist for the New York Post, a regular contributor on Fox News, and a former...
  • The Principles of Freedom vs. Public/Private Partnerships-CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

    08/19/2007 9:05:41 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 186 replies · 1,536+ views ^ | August 15, 2007 | Tom DeWeese,
    Property Rights activist and ranger, Wayne Hage said, "Either you have the right to own property or you are property." The backbone of the plan was a call for "public/private partnerships." Sustainable Development is not freedom. Not one of the three principles apply.
  • Battle for Arctic oil hinges on UN panel

    08/10/2007 9:19:16 PM PDT · by JohnA · 21 replies · 534+ views ^ | August 10 2007 18:44 | By Michael Peel and Daniel Dombey in London
    The international battle for Arctic territory may look like a Wild West brawl but the real fight for supremacy is more likely to revolve around legal arguments and seismic data than showdowns between ice-breakers or submarines.
  • Video Game Criticizes Immigration System: In 'ICED! Players Run From Immigration Officials!

    07/13/2007 12:45:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 2,701+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 12, 2007 | Lee Ferran
    Whether it's storming the beach at Normandy, slugging a heavyweight champ or stealing cars in San Andreas, video game developers have made billions by letting players' imaginations run wild in increasingly sophisticated virtual worlds. Now a New York human rights group called Breakthrough is taking advantage of the same strategy -- but not for its entertainment value. The group's controversial new game "ICED! I Can End Deportation" in which players can step into the role of an illegal immigrant attempting to avoid deportation has a political agenda. "It's really important in today's world to create a dialogue about social issues,"...
  • Iraq situation 'ever worsening'-Int'l Red Cross ( was better under Saddam?)

    04/11/2007 9:42:37 AM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 7 replies · 542+ views
    Al ^ | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2007 12:03 MECCA TIME, 9:03 GMT | Al Jazeera
    The situation for civilians in Iraq is "ever worsening", the International Committee of the Red Cross says. Although it is difficult to determine the numbers of people killed in shootings, bombings and military operations, it is clear that the overall situation in the country has been steadily deteriorating, an official said on Wednesday.
  • NGOs: No-Good Oligarchies

    04/05/2007 1:28:18 PM PDT · by Dr.Syn · 2 replies · 301+ views ^ | April 5, 2007 | Dan Sargis
    NGOs: No-Good OligarchiesApril 5, 2007 If there is a group of organizations that hates Western Civilization more than the MSM (Mainstream Media) or even Liberals, it must be the NGOs (non-governmental organizations)... and the recent kidnapping of British military personnel by the ISLAMIC Republic of Iran seals the deal. Although the MSM insists on referring to the March 23rd  kidnapping of 15 British sailors and marines by the Iranians as a “capture” was a kidnapping. And, although this kidnapping, and its subsequent serial violations of International Law, has screamed out to many NGOs for a condemnation of the ISLAMIC Republic of Iran...there is...
  • The Great "Save Darfur" Scam (Bill Richardson's Big Adventure)

    02/11/2007 1:11:59 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 3 replies · 245+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 02/11/07 | vanity
    In January,2007-NM Governor Bill Richardson flew to Khartoum on a whirlwind "peace mission" - returning just in time to announce his candidacy for President. Be still my heart !
  • Russian Court Backs Closing Of Chechen Rights Group

    01/24/2007 7:35:44 AM PST · by A. Pole · 2 replies · 233+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 24, 2007 | Peter Finn
    MOSCOW, Jan. 23 -- The Russian Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that shut down the Russian-Chechen Friendship Society, a Western-funded grass-roots organization that had challenged the Kremlin's interpretation of events in the continuing conflict in Chechnya. [...] Oksana Chelysheva, one of the group's leaders, promised to fight the ruling. "We are going to take our case to the European Court of Human Rights and, possibly, our Constitutional Court." [...] The law on nongovernmental organizations, signed by President Vladimir Putin in January 2006, makes it illegal for grass-roots groups to have people convicted of extremism as leaders...
  • Suspended NGOs Resume Work in Russia

    10/24/2006 7:51:17 PM PDT · by vargan · 6 replies · 227+ views
    Forbes ^ | 10.24.06, 5:58 PM ET | Maria Danilova
    Russia has allowed dozens of foreign non-governmental organizations to resume operations and was speeding up the registration process for others barred from working last week, officials said Tuesday. The suspensions had provoked an international outcry. Anatoly Panchenko, a Justice Ministry official, said about 40 of the roughly 100 nonprofit groups suspended Thursday after failing to meet a tough new law for re-registration had since been added to the list of officially sanctioned groups. He expressed optimism that the rest would also return to work soon. [...] Among the groups allowed to return to work were two U.S.-based pro-democracy organizations -...
  • NGOs that take sides-How groups that claim to defend human rights serve opposite objectives.

    07/30/2006 9:17:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 232+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7-30-06 | GERALD STEINBERG
    The war with Hizbullah, like all Israel's confrontations with terror groups in the past decade, includes a political front that is as important and complex as the military front. The words and images used by journalists, politicians, diplomats and officials of powerful non-governmental organizations (NGOs) set the framework in which the military actions are judged. Where the Israeli response to Iranian and Syrian-supported terror is viewed as justified, which is largely the case in the United States, support for Israel is high, allowing for the dispatch of weapons necessary to defeat Hizbullah. But in Europe, Asia and elsewhere, the dominant...