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Sapphire Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:01 PM
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UN report a 'moral indictment' of US (Larisa Alexandrovna, Raw Story)
UN report a 'moral indictment' of US
Larisa Alexandrovna
Published: Thursday August 3, 2006

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has released its final report after a series of hearings in Geneva last week, which RAW STORY has learned amounts to a moral indictment of US treaty violations, as well as what some attendees and delegates described as US hubris, willful disregard for international and domestic law, and contempt for the Committee itself.

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The Report covers issues that quite simply read like the US Bill of Rights - citing freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, the right to life, and the right to due process - and focuses on issues extending well into the rest of the US Constitution, including voting rights and so forth.

For example, the Human Rights Committee report cites the Patriot Act as a major concern several times...

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The report also expresses concern about the clear correlation between race and poverty in America...

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The report goes on to express concern about the large number of undocumented workers within US borders-- and what appears to be a military solution to the issue...

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The Committee's questions, hearings, and the report all indicate that the international community is well aware of US law, Constitutional issues, and domestic policies that are in clear violation of the ICCPR, CAT, and State law.


Please read the full article @ http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/UN_report_moral_indic...



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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:02 PM
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:22 PM
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2. My my, the plot thickens nt
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:30 PM
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:42 PM
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 11:27 AM
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5. Human Rights?? What's that?? Don't need no stinkin' human rights....
Let 'em eat cake!

Let 'em starve on the streets and drop like flies.

Send 'em off and hide 'em from sight.

This country, and that includes liberals as well as conservatives, has some heavy-duty attonement to do!!

A friend just got a call from #1 daughter who is going on a business trip to Brazil. She had a devil of a time getting a visa. Strange, eh.... Brazil doesn't like us too much anymore. Wonder how the heck that happened... x(

As the saying goes, payback is gonna be a real bitch for the US!
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