Palestinian Prisoners’ Hunger Strike

carlos_latuff_cartoon_hunger_strike_for_palestine

by James J. Zogby One thousand five hundred Palestinian prisoners have been on a hunger strike for almost a week now. They are refusing sustenance in an effort to improve the deplorable conditions faced by the nearly 6,500 Palestinians who… Continue Reading  

Kidnapped Israelis Getting Lost In Bibi’s Political Agenda

Netanyahu-Speaking

by Mitchell Plitnick There is a sure, although contemptible, way to get the attention of virtually the entire state of Israel. That is to kidnap some of its younger citizens. It worked with Cpl. Gilad Shalit, and it seems to be… Continue Reading  

Hunger Strikes Put Guantanamo Back in the Spotlight

Guantanamo-Wiki

by Joe Hitchon via IPS News  Public debate here over the military prison at Guantanamo Bay heated up again following Monday’s surprise publication of a highly charged article by an inmate at the prison, one of dozens currently engaged in… Continue Reading  

Jailed Iranian Rights Defender Nasrin Sotoudeh Unable to Collect Award

Screen Shot 2012-12-19 at 1.56.23 AM

The whole world needs to know about Nasrin Sotoudeh, the Iranian rights lawyer who was ultimately sentenced to 6 years in prison after the Islamic Republic convicted her of spreading propaganda and conspiring to harm state security in 2011. Sotoudeh’s… Continue Reading