Following up on a May 2004 report, the “U.S. Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba” issued an update that appeared on the State Department web site on June 20, but was not unveiled publicly until July 10. The commission, headed by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, is but the latest incarnation of U.S. government’s longstanding campaign to overthrow the island’s socialist government.
WASHINGTON — Peace advocates demanded last week that the Bush administration end its war of nerves against North Korea and open direct peace talks with its government aimed at normalizing relations, promoting disarmament and ending the war danger on the Korean peninsula.
ATHENS, Greece — The Israeli attack on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which began on June 27, has provoked worldwide condemnation. Protest rallies and mass mobilizations were organized on all continents within hours of the attack.
Despite a rising world outcry against the Israeli government’s attack on the Gaza Strip last week, the Israeli military continued to push ahead with a large-scale offensive that appeared to be aimed at bringing down the Hamas government and crippling Gaza’s infrastructure for years.
WASHINGTON — Fighters for justice and peace greeted a Pentagon memo saying that 1,000 or more detainees at secret U.S. military prisons around the world are protected by the Geneva Conventions. They called for the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
Former Army Pfc. Steven Green was arrested this month and charged with raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and murdering her, her parents and her 5-year-old sister on March 12 in Mahmudiyah, Iraq.