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  • National Clips

    July 29, 2005

    LAS CRUCES, N.M.: Hundreds defend immigrant workers Chants of “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Minutemen have got to go,” rang through the downtown here, July 23, as hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators marched to evict the “Minuteman Civil Defense Corps,” which announced that it will patrol the Mexican border in October. Elected officials from Texas and New Mexico, including state Sen. Mary Jane Garcia, the Democratic majority whip in the New Mexico...

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  • Only tackling the root causes can end the cycle of violence

    January 08, 2015By Sam Webb

    Only a sharp turn to peace and non-violence stands a ghost's chance of extricating humankind from this awful and seemingly intractable situation.

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  • Art exhibit illustrates horrors of Iraq occupation

    April 15, 2009

    HOUSTON - Upon entering The Station Museum of Contemporary Art on the edge of the city’s downtown to view the exhibition “Iraqi Artists in Exile,” I was hit with the questions “How do we justify the destruction of a country and her people? What do we say?” This wonderful museum is renowned for its thought provoking exhibitions. This phenomenal exhibition has not been placed at any other museum in the...

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  • China chastises U.S. over human rights

    March 16, 2007

    China’s State Council, or cabinet, last week issued a scathing response to U.S. State Department charges that human rights in China deteriorated last year. Washington made the allegations in its annual “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,” released on March 6. “As in previous years,” begins the Chinese response, “the State Department pointed the finger at human rights conditions in more than 190 countries and regions, including China, but avoided...

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  • EDITORIAL: Human Rights Day

    December 08, 2006

    Many urgent opportunities for action vie for attention on the eve of International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10. Besides speedily ending the Iraq war, two areas where the new Congress can make major progress are passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, and ending the Bush administration’s vile treatment of post-Sept. 11 detainees. The Employee Free Choice Act now before Congress has implications far beyond the workers benefiting directly from...

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  • EDITORIAL: The tragedy of Iraq

    July 21, 2006

    An average of more than 100 Iraqi civilians are being killed every day, the United Nations reported July 18 — the highest rate since George W. Bush launched his war. The report, based on Iraqi government figures, says 14,338 civilians — men, women and children — have died in violence in the first six months of this year — 3,149 in June alone. This unspeakable tragedy is the result of...

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  • War protests planned

    March 03, 2006

    Veterans, hurricane survivors walkin’ to New Orleans Taking a line from New Orleans-based music legend Fats Domino’s “I’m walkin’ to New Orleans,” veterans and Hurricane Katrina and Rita survivors are walkin’ from Mobile, Ala., to New Orleans to demand the federal government end the Iraq war and meet the needs of people here at home, especially on the Gulf Coast. The six-day march that begins March 14 will culminate on...

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  • Contractor probed on Guantanamo deal

    August 13, 2004

    A former division of one of the nation’s largest outsourcing contractors, Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), is under investigation for violating federal procurement regulations because it allegedly supplied interrogators and intelligence analysts to the Defense Department under false pretenses. According to the Springfield, Va.-based Federal Times, ACS in 2002 provided 30 intelligence analysts and 15 to 20 interrogators for the U.S. Navy’s prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where prisoners captured during...

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  • EDITORIAL: Scapegoats for Bush

    May 06, 2005

    For two years, decent people have agonized over the photo of Iraqi prisoners piled naked in an interrogation room at Abu Ghraib prison, leering American soldiers posing beside them. Another shows an American soldier leading a naked detainee on a dog leash. There were hundreds of similar pictures documenting the torture, humiliation and abuse heaped on the detainees. All but a handful of these prisoners were later released as innocents...

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  • Editorial: Who pays for Enrons crimes?

    June 03, 2005

    The Supreme Court’s decision to throw out the conviction of the giant accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, on obstruction of justice charges underscores a case of justice denied for 90,000 workers worldwide who lost their jobs when the firm went bankrupt. Chief Justice Rehnquist, who wrote the court’s unanimous ruling, found that the U.S. prosecutors failed to instruct jurors that they must prove “criminal intent” when Andersen execs shredded thousands of...

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