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The U.S. Aids and Abets War Crimes in the Philippines

Marjorie Cohn truthdig
People and groups have been labeled terrorists by the Philippine government, the U.S. government and other countries at the behest of the U.S. government. The Philippine government engages in - red tagging - political vilification. Targets are frequently human rights activists and advocates, political opponents, community organizers or groups struggling for national liberation. Those targeted for assassination are placed on the order of battle list.

Gaza Blockade Must End

Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson The Guardian (UK)
The UN should mandate an end to the siege of Gaza as a first step towards a settlement.
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