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May Day – Mayday      : Information Clearing House

May Day – Mayday      : Information Clearing House
May 01, 2012 "Information Clearing House" --- The history of May 1 as a workers’ holiday is intimately tied to the generations-long movement for the eight-hour day, to immigrant workers, to police brutality and repression of the labour movement, and to the long tradition of American anarchism.

We Japanese Americans Must Not Forget Our Wartime Internment     : Information Clearing House

We Japanese Americans Must Not Forget Our Wartime Internment     : Information Clearing House

We Japanese Americans Must Not Forget Our Wartime Internment

The degrading treatment of Japanese American families like mine is the theme of my new musical, Allegiance

By George Takei

May 01, 2012 "The Guardian" --  Seventy years ago, US soldiers bearing bayoneted rifles came marching up to the front door of our family's home in Los Angeles, ordering us out. Our crime was looking like the people who had bombed Pearl Harbor a few months before. I'll never forget that day, nor the tears streaming down my mother's face as we were forcibly removed, herded off like animals, to a nearby race track. There, for weeks, we would live in a filthy horse stable while our "permanent" relocation camp was being constructed thousands of miles away in Arkansas, in a place called Rohwer.

George Monbiot: Empire of Capital         : Information Clearing House

George Monbiot: Empire of Capital         : Information Clearing House
The conviction of Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, is said to have sent an unequivocal message to current leaders: that great office confers no immunity. In fact it sent two messages: if you run a small, weak nation, you may be subject to the full force of international law. If you run a powerful nation, you have nothing to fear.

While anyone with an interest in human rights should welcome the verdict, it reminds us that no one has faced legal consequences for launching the illegal war against Iraq. This fits the Nuremberg Tribunal’s definition of a “crime of aggression”, which it called “the supreme international crime”(1). The charges on which, in an impartial system, George Bush, Tony Blair and their associates should have been investigated are far graver than those for which Taylor was found guilty.

Israeli Military Shrugs Off 2009 Killing of Gaza Family, Closes Probe -- News from Antiwar.com

Israeli Military Shrugs Off 2009 Killing of Gaza Family, Closes Probe -- News from Antiwar.com

The Israeli military has today announced that it is closing its investigation of the January 2009 killing of 21 members of a single family in the Gaza Strip, saying that “no legal steps” will be taken against those responsible for the deaths.