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inside an Iraqi prison…

Posted by abu ameerah on Thursday, October 11, 2007

A brief look at the increasing number of women being held in Iraqi prisons. What crimes are these women guilty of? Being Sunni? Being “extremists”? Being linked to the insurgency? Who knows. Thanks “W”

 

Posted in corruption, Human Rights, Iraq, makes me think, Muslim Prisoners, Muslims, occupation, politics, poverty, war, War on Terror | 6 Comments »

a grim anniversary…

Posted by abu ameerah on Monday, September 17, 2007

Today, the survivors of the Sabra and Shatila massacre will recall a dark moment in history. It was today, Sept. 17th 1982, that a Lebanese Christian militia (supported by Israel) invaded a Palestinian refugee camp and went about the process of methodically killing all civilian inhabitants. The few survivors who did manage to escape this act of genocide 25 years ago are again reminded of the past when looking at the recent destruction of the Nahr al Bared refugee camp by the Lebanese military. The reality is that in a world of dirty politics, where allegiances can easily shift or be bought & sold at a moments notice, it is the civilian who often pays the ultimate price. I wonder how much media attention this won’t will get?

Robert Fisk visited the scene of the massacre…

Posted in Crime, general, genocide, history, Human Rights, In The News, Lebanon, makes me think, mercenaries, Muslims, occupation, Palestine, politics, poverty, private armies, Realpolitik, war, War on Terror | 1 Comment »

depressing…

Posted by abu ameerah on Saturday, September 1, 2007

 

 

Posted in Health, Human Rights, makes me think, Muslims, occupation, Palestine, politics, poverty, war | 1 Comment »

afghanistan’s illicit cash crop…

Posted by abu ameerah on Tuesday, August 28, 2007

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No shocking news here. However, anyone with any knowledge of Afghanistan and its turbulent history should have realized, many years ago, that this could be the only outcome of America’s war on terror & subsequent nation-building exercise. The “moderates” finally have something to rejoice in a free Afghanistan. One thing is for sure though … they’re certainly not growing soy. Thanks “W”!!!

 

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the “restavek” children of haiti…

Posted by abu ameerah on Friday, August 24, 2007

Modern day slavery? Indentured servitude? A look at child abuse, Haitian-style.

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the costs of globalization…

Posted by abu ameerah on Sunday, August 12, 2007

Interesting article that looks into the many costs of globalization — particularly concerning the health of the world’s poor.

Posted in economics, Europe, food, general, globalization, Government, Health, history, Human Rights, iNteresting, makes me think, poverty, what the....?! | Leave a Comment »