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  • The KSM Photo Round-Up

    09/09/2009 10:56:25 PM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies · 1,197+ views
    JARRET ^ | Thursday, September 10th, 2009 at 3:25 am | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "How Did the Posting of the Photos Actually Play Out? 1. At some point in July 2009, International Red Cross delegates photographed Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his nephew, Ammar al-Baluchi. These photos were taken as part of a service that the ICRC has provided to at least the 107 detainees at Guantanamo who opted in. The service includes provide their families with photographed evidence that the detainee is alive and not being mistreated. 2. Specifically, each detainee selects their two favorite poses and print copies of those photographs along with a note from the ICRC are transmitted by the...
  • MA. Governor Patrick (DEM) Doing Fundraiser Today

    08/28/2009 12:20:17 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 5 replies · 465+ views
    Howie Carr Radio ^ | 8028-09 | Howie Carr
    Radio Host Howie Carr today revealed that Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick is holding a fundraiser on Cape Cod today at the residence of the Red Cross CEO today. Gov. Patrick will be speaking at Sen. Kennedy's "time" tonight.
  • Calls for Red Cross symbol to be axed over links to the Crusades

    06/10/2009 12:35:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies · 1,175+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | June 10, 2009 | Michael Lea
    A Labour minister has sparked controversy by claiming that an alternative symbol is needed for the Red Cross because of the logo's supposed links to the Crusades. Foreign Office minister Chris Bryant said that the historic emblem risked undermining the work of the humanitarian organisation. His intervention came as MPs debated the adoption of the 'red crystal' - a diamond
  • The Loch Ness Monster and the International Red Cross

    04/10/2009 11:31:41 AM PDT · by CMoran325 · 189+ views
    Clearly Nebulous ^ | April 10, 2009 | Colette Moran
    I had a bit of back and forth with a reader regarding my last post (you can read the comments at the end ) -- It reached a point where I was told I was becoming irrational because I questioned the integrity of the International Red Cross and its report on the torture of prisoners by the U.S.Maybe I should explain. I have always respected the exceptional humanitarian work by the Red Cross. I have heard some folks make complaints about some of their actions, and how they no longer donate money to the IRC. My family has continued to make...
  • 'Red Cross seeking access to Schalit'

    03/25/2009 3:04:55 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 6 replies · 335+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/25/09 | HAVIV RETTIG GUR
    The International Committee of the Red Cross was "continuing its good faith efforts to seek access to and information about [captive IDF soldier] Gilad Schalit," William Daroff, the United Jewish Communities' vice president for public policy, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday. Just hours after meeting with ICRC representatives in Geneva, "where the refusal of Hamas to allow access to the Red Cross was a major area of discussion," Daroff said he was satisfied that Schalit's 1,000-plus days in captivity without access to international humanitarian supervision was not the fault of the ICRC. According to Daroff, "the ICRC has discussed...
  • Red Cross Described 'Torture' at CIA Jails (Freepers Describe Terror at World Trade Center)

    03/15/2009 8:56:23 PM PDT · by kristinn · 94 replies · 4,130+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, March 16, 2009 | Joby Warrick, Peter Finn and Julie Tate
    The International Committee of the Red Cross concluded in a secret report that the Bush administration's treatment of al-Qaeda captives "constituted torture," a finding that strongly implied that CIA interrogation methods violated international law, according to newly published excerpts from the long-concealed 2007 document. The report, an account of alleged physical and psychological brutality inside CIA "black site" prisons, also states that some U.S. practices amounted to "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment." Such maltreatment of detainees is expressly prohibited by the Geneva Conventions. The findings were based on an investigation by ICRC officials who were granted exclusive access to the...
  • New testing discloses a deadly danger is in Bexar [Chagas in Texas]

    02/15/2009 10:07:35 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 29 replies · 1,554+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 02/15/2009 | Don Finley
    For a disease that begins with a bite from the deceptively sweet-sounding kissing bug, Chagas disease is a major killer in some parts of the world. The bug deposits a parasite that can lurk silently in the body for decades before causing the heart to enlarge — and sometimes the colon or esophagus as well. Chagas, which afflicts millions in Latin America, was long thought to be largely confined there. But a recently approved test to screen blood donors has identified hundreds of cases across the United States — including eight in Bexar County. The sudden appearance of these cases...
  • Red Cross: Nightmare Scenario Unfolding in Cholera-Stricken Zimbabwe

    01/27/2009 8:49:33 PM PST · by Clive · 21 replies · 726+ views
    Voice of America News ^ | 2009-01-23 | Lisa Schlein
    By Lisa Schlein Geneva 23 January 2009 The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says a nightmare scenario is unfolding in Zimbabwe as the number of cholera deaths and cases continues to mount. The Red Cross says it is hit with a severe funding crisis and this is hampering its ability to contain the deadly disease. Senior health officer for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Tammam Aloudat, has recently returned from Zimbabwe. He says the cholera outbreak in the country is increasing in scale and it is claiming more lives. "The scenario...

    01/12/2009 1:38:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 51 replies · 2,418+ views
    IsraelMFA via ^ | Added to December 12, 2009 | n/a
    "HAMAS MISSILES FOR ISRAELI FOOD" (Added January 12, 2009) VIDEO DESCRIPTION - QUOTE: IsraelMFA January 12, 2009 Israel gives food, medicine and electricity to Gaza citizens and gets rockets in return. Category: News & Politics Tags: Israel Hamas war rockets missile humanitarian aid children shield Gaza
  • Red Cross blasts Israel

    01/08/2009 11:02:01 AM PST · by ChurtleDawg · 32 replies · 1,307+ views
    The NYT ^ | 1/08/09 | Alan crowell
    PARIS — The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday it had discovered “shocking” scenes — including small children next to their mothers’ corpses — when its representatives gained access for the first time to parts of Gaza battered by Israeli shelling. It accused Israel of failing to meet obligations to care for the wounded in areas of combat. In response, the Israeli military did not comment directly on the allegation. In a statement, it accused Hamas, its foe in Gaza, of deliberately using “Palestinian civilians as human shields” and said the Israeli Army “works in close cooperation with...
  • Red Cross Helps Soldier See Birth of Child

    01/03/2009 12:02:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 324+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Kiyoshi Freeman, USA
    Spc. Mario Aguirre witnesses the birth of his daughter, Gabriela, via Web camera at the Red Cross's Legacy Room, Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Dec. 15, 2008. Photo by Spc. Kiyoshi Freeman, 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). JOINT BASE BALAD — An Arizona National Guardsman recently witnessed the birth of his daughter from halfway around the world here at the Red Cross’ Legacy Room. Opened back in July, the Legacy Room allowed Spc. Mario Aguirre, an artilleryman with the 123rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, and native of El Paso, Texas, to communicate with his wife, who was delivering their second child in...
  • Somalia nearing a 'total famine' (pirates off the coast get all the coverage, situation dire)

    12/04/2008 11:32:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 909+ views
    BBC News ^ | 12/4/08
    Somalia is in danger of descending into famine while the world's attention is focused on the problem of piracy off its coast, the Red Cross has warned. BBC Africa analyst Martin Plaut says agencies like the International Committee of the Red Cross are very wary about using words like famine. The ICRC's Alexandre Liebeskind said the violence had made it almost impossible for aid agencies to operate. About half of Somalia's population is dependent on food aid. Drought, floods and nearly two decades of conflict have driven many into destitution. Alexandre Liebeskind, head of the ICRC in East Africa, says...
  • Linguist says US intelligence spied on Blair

    11/24/2008 6:50:40 PM PST · by james500 · 35 replies · 1,552+ views
    Financial Times ^ | November 25 2008 00:31 | Demetri Sevastopulo
    The US government eavesdropped on Tony Blair while he was British prime minister, according to claims made by a former employee of the National Security Agency. ABC News on Monday reported that the NSA had eavesdropped on Mr Blair and Ghazi al-Yawer, the first Iraqi president following the 2003 invasion. The White House did not respond to inquiries. Making the allegations to ABC, David Faulk, a former NSA Arabic linguist who worked for the spy agency at Fort Gordon, Georgia, claimed to have had access to a top secret database called “Anchory” in 2006 that included personal details about Mr...
  • Holiday Mail for Heroes

    11/14/2008 6:37:07 PM PST · by 1066AD · 5 replies · 514+ views
    Red Cross ^ | Undated 2008 | Unattributed
    Holiday Mail for Heroes From the front lines to the home front, the American Red Cross provides service members, their families and veterans with the care and assistance they need. The Red Cross is partnering with Pitney Bowes this holiday season for the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign. For the second year in a row, we’re collecting holiday cards to distribute to American service members, veterans and their families in the United States and around the world. Pitney Bowes is generously donating technology, resources and postage to make this holiday card program possible. Our goal is to collect and distribute...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 September 2008

    09/21/2008 4:57:31 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 532 replies · 1,211+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 21 September 2008 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, September 21st, 2008 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson; Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.; Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, chair of the American Red Cross. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Paulson; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Paulson; Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.; Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.THIS WEEK (ABC): Paulson; Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn.; Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio.LATE EDITION (CNN) : Douglas Holtz Eakin, adviser to John McCain; Austan Goolsbee, adviser to Barack Obama; former Rep. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.; Gene Sperling,...
  • Obama at $30,000 a plate Hollywood Dinner; Red Cross Says It's Going Broke

    09/16/2008 3:49:23 PM PDT · by pabianice · 27 replies · 281+ views
    Vanity | 9/16/08
    Tonight, Barack Obama will be the featured star at a $30,000 a plate dinner in Hollywood, hosted by Barbra Streisand. This as Obama is assaulting John McCain for "being out of touch with real Americans." Meanwhile, the Red Cross is pleading for money after announcing that it is broke from the financial demands of helping people who have been victims of the series of storms that have hit the U.S. This is a chance for Obama to do the right thing. Senator Obama, donate half of what your campaign raises tonight at Bab's place to the Red Cross. It is...
  • Red Cross fears for civilians in south Philippines

    09/06/2008 1:28:11 AM PDT · by skully · 1 replies · 169+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | September 6, 2008 | The Associated Press
    MANILA, Philippines: A Red Cross official appealed Saturday to government troops and Muslim separatist rebels not to harm civilians as they battle each other in the worst fighting in the southern Philippines in five years. Dominik Stillhart, International Red Cross deputy director of operations, urged both sides to comply with international humanitarian law "to spare civilian communities and allow delivery of relief assistance." Stillhart told reporters in southern Cotabato city that the Red Cross is increasing its relief operations in the southern Mindanao region, which he said was suffering from its worst clashes since 2003.
  • Txt GIVE to 24357 to help the gulf coast folks

    09/01/2008 1:07:26 PM PDT · by smith288 · 12 replies · 386+ views
    RNC | Me
    Donate today. Put your "American" hat on and show your support! Or go here to Red Cross' website.
  • Russian media, "Turkey supports Georgia"

    08/10/2008 7:51:45 AM PDT · by Flavius · 53 replies · 387+ views
    hotnews turkey ^ | 8/10/08 | hotnews turkey
    Russian media, "Turkey supports Georgia" Russian Izvestya newspapers has claimed that Turkey was among the countries that supported Georgia in the recent strife in South Ossetia, by supplying the country with weapons, CNNTurk reported on Sunday. The Russian newspaper cited a Russian Defense Ministry report published three months prior that claims over the past four years Turkey has supplied Georgia with $45 million in weapons and ammunition, as well as training Georgian army officers. Interfax Agency also reported that Turkish naval ship has entered in to Georgian territorial waters off the coast near the city of Batumi.
  • Red (Double) Crossed

    08/07/2008 6:13:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 272+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 7, 2008
    NGOs: Europe once urged Colombia to pay any price to free hostages. Now it pitches a fit when its own bill comes due. The International Red Cross' fury at Colombia for improper use of its emblem to save 15 lives is out of line.The argument goes that Colombia shouldn't have let an undercover soldier use a Red Cross bib over his Palestinian keffiyeh (a get-up that FARC found perfectly credible) to rescue 15 hostages on July 2, because it might make the FARC and groups like it distrustful of future Red Cross efforts. "If authenticated, these images could clearly establish...