President Obama: Close Guantanamo and All Illegal Detention Camps Now!

On January 11, the 7th anniversary of the opening of the detention camp for “enemy combatants” at Guantanamo, 30 protesters brought Guantanamo to the brunch crowd on Lincoln Rd. Mall, Miami Beach, FL.

Belgians Ask Obama to Free Cuban Five

A group of Belgian citizens gathered in front of the US embassy in Brussels to ask the newly inaugurated American President Barack Obama, to release the five Cuban antiterrorists imprisoned in the US.

Palestinian People's Party: An Urgent Call for Solidarity

The Palestinian People's Party expresses outrage and complete condemnation, at the horrific and inhuman attacks by Israel on Gaza and call upon all the fraternal parties, democratic forces and organizations to take immediate action to condemn Israel’s actions and to call for an immediate end to Israel’s attacks on Gaza.

International Law Seldom Newsworthy in Gaza War

U.S. corporate media coverage of the Israeli military attacks that have reportedly killed over 900--many of them civilians--since December 27 has overwhelmingly failed to mention that indiscriminate attacks on civilian targets are illegal under international humanitarian law.

Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Closing Guantánamo

HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 12 (acn) US President-elect Barack Obama has reaffirmed his commitment the closing the prison at the US Naval Base his country illegally maintains at Guantánamo Bay, in the southeastern region of the Cuban archipelago.

Gazans Have Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip received on 10 January air-dropped leaflets warning them that the Israeli military was about to step up operations against militant targets there and that they should take necessary precautions.

Threat of Epidemics in Gaza

The total halt to vaccinations in Gaza since the Israeli offensive began on 27 December could result in epidemics, a risk increased by Gaza’s high population density and dire living conditions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on 8 January.

No Justice, No Play? Gaza Anger Overwhelms Hoops Contest

We have officially entered uncharted waters. Never before in my years of reporting has a sports team been forced to abandon the field of play due to political protest from fans. Never before have fans become the central actors in turning a sporting event into a political melee.

The Value of Alvaro Uribe's Medal of Freedom

Before leaving office, George W. Bush plans to award Colombian president Alvaro Uribe the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian medal he is able to give to anyone. Bush says Uribe deserves the medal for promoting democracy and human rights.

Humanitarian Group Calls for UNSC Resolution to Halt Violence in Gaza

New York – As Foreign Ministers and diplomats try and hammer out a resolution on the ongoing Middle East crisis, tens of thousands of families under siege in Gaza are facing desperate conditions as mounting civilian casualties swamp a hospital system that is close to collapse.

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