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#344 Nov 24, 2012
America's Human Rights Record

The United States has long regarded itself as a beacon of human rights, as evidenced by an enlightened constitution, judicial independence, and a civil society grounded in strong traditions of free speech and press freedom. But the reality is more complex; for decades, civil rights and civil liberties groups have exposed constitutional violations and challenged abusive policies and practices. In recent years, as well, international human rights monitors have documented serious gaps in U.S. protections of the human rights of vulnerable groups. Both federal and state governments have nonetheless resisted applying to the U.S. the standards that, rightly, the U.S. applies elsewhere.
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Human Rights Developments in USA, Human Rights Watch,
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#345 Nov 24, 2012
It is no surprise that those same countries are among those who wonder why a double standard is used. After all, America's own documented human rights abuses are serious and ongoing.

But ironically, while America judges the rest of the world, outside criticism of the USA is generally met with a ''who-are-you-to-judge-us? " attitude.

Like others who dare to criticize any aspect of American society, politics, or behavior, those who point out such inconsistencies tend to be labelled as ''America bashers." Even American citizens and permanent residents who speak out are dismissed with thoughtless sentiments like,''Love it or leave it.''
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#346 Nov 24, 2012
The Clinton administration has prided itself on promoting what it calls ''international rules of the road''- agreements on issues from arms control to environmental protection.

But lately, the United States is having trouble staying on the pavement.

In its flurry to adjourn last week, Congress passed legislation that could hamper implementation of a treaty to ban chemical weapons. The Senate refused to consider a broad nuclear test ban treaty, which the administration has lobbied India and Pakistan to join.

The United States has opted out of a convention to ban land mines and, alone among NATO allies, refused to participate in a permanent international court for war crimes.

Apart from Iceland, the United States is the only industrial power that has not signed an agreement reached last year in Japan to reduce global warming, although the USA may do so at a meeting in Argentina starting Nov. 2.

Americans' distrust of international dictates and belief in their exceptionalism is nothing new. In 1954, after an earlier spate of new multilateral organizations, such as the World Bank, Sen. John Bricker, R-Ohio, failed by one vote to gain passage of a constitutional amendment to block treaties from overriding U.S. laws.
But rarely has the tension between global rhetoric and actions been greater.
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The reasons reflect opposition within the administration - in particular, the Pentagon - to treaties that could constrain unilateral U.S. action. This is compounded by a strong bias in the Republican-led Congress against intrusions on U.S. sovereignty.

Skeptics about the value of international laws say the United States can still be counted on to do what is right while many countries sign treaties only to flout them.
[...]

But others say the United States is undermining its leadership role and setting a bad precedent for less responsible actors on the world stage.
[...]

Both Republican and Democratic administrations have favored economic treaties, such as the World Trade Organization, over conventions regulating human rights.

Despite a growing movement to enforce international laws on crimes against humanity - such as the recent arrest of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in Britain - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Helms, R-N.C., has made it clear that he would never accept an international criminal court with potential jurisdiction over U.S. soldiers. The Senate also has never ratified a U.N. treaty on discrimination against women or another on the rights of children.

Shestak, a U.S. delegate to the United Nations under President Carter, says he used to argue to foreign delegates that the United States would defend human rights quite adequately without signing any treaties.''It's better to have love without marriage than marriage without love,'' he says.

''But we would be a better leader if we signed and implemented these treaties.''
U.S. more talk than action on treaties, USA Today, Oct. 27, 1998 (Nov. 2, 1998 in international edition)
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#347 Nov 24, 2012
''The United States has developed into a safe haven for racists spreading their word worldwide by using the Internet,'' Swiss-based information technology law expert David Rosenthal said in a paper submitted to the conference, which started Wednesday.
Source: Internet Racism Spurs Concern at UN, Excite/AP, Feb. 16, 2000
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#348 Nov 24, 2012
Amnesty International For World human rights

The U.S.A. has been quick to voice its condemnation of human rights violations in some other countries and to stress, by contrast, the wealth of civil and political rights which it guarantees within its borders...however, it has failed to deliver these rights to many of its people and there are signs that, unless urgent steps are taken, these rights will be further ! eroded... It is with a sense of urgency, therefore, that Amnesty International is launching a major campaign on human rights violations in the U.S.A.
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#349 Nov 24, 2012
UN to Investigate US for Human Rights Abuses Against Native ...
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Apr 23, 2012 ·(Guardian)— The UN is to conduct an investigation into the plight of US Native Americans, the first such mission in its history. The human rights ...
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#350 Nov 24, 2012
US human rights abuses
Obama, Pentagon to world: Drones for sale
September 7, 2012
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#351 Nov 24, 2012
US human right Abuses

Islamophobia: 34 Congresspersons want CIA-NYPD spying on Muslims investigated

December 21, 2011
After Muslim Americans partnered with Occupy Wall Street protesters to march toward New York Police headquarters on November 18 in a demonstration...
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#352 Nov 24, 2012
US Human Right Abuses

Will ICC investigate Hillary Clinton in drug war rights abuse probe?
Government cover-ups
November 27, 2011
ICC to decide whether to investigate high-level U.S. drug-gun human rights abuses resulting in 40,000 Mexican deathsFriday, Mexican human rights...
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#353 Nov 24, 2012
"America's obsession with militarism includes the homeland with an array of post-9/11 police state laws destroying constitutional checks and balances and Bill of Rights protections," writes Stephen Lendman in his review of F. William Engdahl's book, "Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order."
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#354 Nov 24, 2012
Prophetic priest to lead 1000s of Occupy Fort Benning human rights defenders
Occupy Wall Street
November 13, 2011
By: Deborah Dupre




1000s of oppressed represented by 1000s human rights defenders: Occupy Fort Benning led by Fr. Roy Bourgeois to end U.S. training Latin American military to torture, disappear, murder -- and blame 'Mexican criminals' and lax border

U.S.-trained Mexican naval and security forces committing some of the worst abuses in Mexico, similar to U.S.-trained army abuses, torturing and killing captives, according to the Human Rights Watch new report documenting 234 cases in five Mexican states, representing thousands of others throughout Latin America, are why the Prophetic Priest, Rev. Roy Bourgeois will lead thousands of human rights defenders this weekend to Occupy Fort Benning. Together, they will call on President Obama and Congress to end U.S. militarization and close Fort Benning's Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), formerly called School of Americas (SOA) but that continues to train military south of the border to commit covert terror against the poor and voiceless.

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#355 Nov 24, 2012
mixedracebeauty03 wrote:
Both India and China are investing in Africa!! They are both building Africa up. I think they have a more nicer approach, they are willing to build infrastructure and work with the Africans to build stringer foundations and create growth, which is I think beneficial.
But really, African continent is weak. They really need to kick out the despot leaders who are bought out by the Western powers who use and abuse them for their gains, keeping puppet dictators pockets lined and living large in order to keep getting the resources they wish.
Africa needs to be be for Africa. It is has to be for Africa and by Africa. Period. It astounds me that Africans are the only race and nations who cannot DO FOR THEIR OWN, they sell themselves out and allow other races to buy and sell them.
Do Keep In Mind that Africa was an extremely different place in pre-colonial times. Remember the Atlantic slave trade? That alone affected Africa's Labor base which allowed foreign interests to exploit the fall-out of these events. Tribal societies were very self sufficient and already had elaborate trade networks and social policies which made Africa a very independent continent. Remember, colonialism isn't all that different from slavery in the Americas. Africans have to figure all their issues out and work cooperatively. We're expecting too much too soon.

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#356 Nov 24, 2012
UIDIOTRACESMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
US NEocons is helping Warlike Isreal, the Zionist --- For the Strategic LAnd Into Middle East and for NG platform(GREED AND POWER!)
many For-peace American, AND fOR-PEACE American Veterans oppose what US war party (Neocons) is doing!
So lord BORE, what you have say ?
I see you are well read, awakened and aware! I agree with all you say! You and I have the same viewpoints, I know of everything you speak of. I know all about it!:-)
Atari

Europe

#357 Nov 25, 2012
Barros Serrano wrote:
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LIAR! Mandatory Palestine included JORDAN you idiot. The Arabs got far more land than the Jews, though the British had formerly promised the entire territory to the Jews, which would be more just, since it is their homeland on both sides of the Jordan River, whereas Arabs are interloping conquering oppressive imperialists in that land.
The situation of “Palestinian”(bogus invented ethnic group, never existed before the 1920's at the earliest)“refugees” was entirely created by the Arabs. While Israel was absorbing Sefardic refugees fleeing Arab mob terror in EVERY Arab country, the Arabs were keeping their “Palestinian brothers” in camps to use as a weapon against Israel. Those refugees were displaced by a war the ARABS created.
None of Israel's actions against those people would have been necessary if the Arabs weren't dedicated to genocidal Nazi terrorism against Israel! Israelis came in peace, wanting mutual development---they were met with terrorism, instigated originally by the Nazi war criminal Hajj Amin al-Husseini.
Deal with these FACTS, boy, or shut up.
The canaanites whom Hebrews exterminated are the historical and rightful owners of Israel.

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#358 Nov 25, 2012
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
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africans are mindless, and its leaders will let foreigners come in and do ANYTHING, as long as they get a payoff.
A sad truth, and they are worrying about uniting with us! Im not hating, but this if forum talk. I feel sorry for africa, I really do. Black Americna greatness was made here, independent of africa, so go ahead and get mad, because we were removed from their for a reason.

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#359 Nov 25, 2012
Atari wrote:
The white race is the cancer of human history, it is the white race, and it alone—its ideologies and inventions—which eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads, which has upset the ecological balance of the planet, which now threatens the very existence of life itself.- Prolific Jewish writer, Susan Sontag
BINGO!

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#361 Nov 25, 2012
Barros Serrano wrote:
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Exactly. All these jackasses think it's acceptable to have ongoing terrorist genocide against Jewish civilians but if Israel defends itself they're evil Zionist fascists. Bullshit!
Hamas needs to be smashed. All these idiots who think tht anyone who doesn't like the USA are the good guys need to go live under shari'a for a while and then come tell us about it.
Israel is like a breath of fresh air in that region... free, democratic, far higher human rights standards than ANY Muslim nation on earth, a progressive and advanced society... and these are the bad guys? I don't think so.
what it all comes down to is that they don't actually hate America. What they hate is that they have to live the way they do and want what we have. Israel is a shining diamond right in the middle of a cesspool of filth, so the only thing they can do to make themselves feel worth is get rid of the diamond.

Jealousy is an ugly thing.

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#362 Nov 25, 2012
Seattle bl-col wrote:
<quoted text> We're expecting too much too soon.
What? Hundreds of years wasn't long enough to get their sh!t together?

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#363 Nov 25, 2012
Atari wrote:
<quoted text> The canaanites whom Hebrews exterminated are the historical and rightful owners of Israel.
So I take it that you agree with the Turkish Prime Minister that Israel is a terrorist state?

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/11/19/tur...

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#364 Nov 25, 2012
Atari wrote:
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How many Africans have actually said they want to unite with you? Africans don't want to unite with ignorant and self loathing imbeciles such as yourself.
The average African doesn't even think about black Americans, and if Africans migrate to the US they do so for educational and economical reasons, not to unite with self hating imbeciles.
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Africans don't want your pity. You should feel sorry for yourselves because there has never been a slave descendant as president of the United States. You should feel sorry for all the bastard black american children who are raised without fathers. You should feel sorry for all the baby mamas who are struggling to take care of their own children. You should feel sorry for all the afrocentric culture vultures who are ashamed of their own history and try to usurp other people's histories et cetera. Black Americans like you are despicable and annoying.
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What black american greatness are you alluding to? Committing the most crime in a country where you are the minority? promulgating misogyny and thuggery?
You were removed for being an imbecile. I hope other black americans aren't as ignorant and cretinous as you.
Moreover, anybody can migrate to the US because it does not belong to you! You are mistaken if you think it does. That continent historically belongs to native Americans.
Your post is riddled with stereotypes that could just as easily be directed at Africans, especially the part about misogyny, given the fact that female circumcision, commonly called female genital mutilation, is being practiced in that continent by quite a few people.

The vast majority of Africans are not immigrating to the US but are still living under despots, and possible exploitation by the Chinese, who are using the resources there for their own betterment. That is who we should be concerned about, not some wealthy and middle class Africans that are able to send their children abroad to study.

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