Thanks to the unprecedented pushback of the American people and the world, President Obama stepped back from the brink of war on Tuesday, temporarily. With help from pro-Israel groups like AIPAC, he is still lobbying Congress for permission to bomb Syria.
With the latest use of chemical weapons the bloodshed in Syria is about to turn into a real humanitarian disaster. Whoever are the perpetrators and intellectual authors of this abominable crime is not only responsible for this mass murder on the innocent population of Ghouta but also of tens of thousands of other victims who are going to follow if the world is no capable to stop this war.
When we, representatives of different sectors of civil societies from all continents, started the initiative under the slogan
we could no t foresee that the nightmare of millions of Syrians could degenerate into a humanitarian catastrophe which not only shakes the whole Middle East, but also threatens world peace on a global level.
The Native American people have been discriminated against and treated unfairly from the time Columbus landed in the Americas in 1492 until the Indian Civil Rights Act was signed in 1968. During this time, European settlers brought with them deadly diseases, which were purposely spread to Native Americans. Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act of 1830, leading to the Trail of Tears. In the late 1800's, buffalo were killed almost to extinction for the purpose of removing the Native American's food resources.
Still, the U.S. has not formally recognized this discrimination and genocide against the Native American people. Full reparations and recognition of this genocide are necessary to help heal this wound between the Native Americans and the United States government.
Edward Snowden is a national hero and should be immediately issued a a full, free, and absolute pardon for any crimes he has committed or may have committed related to blowing the whistle on secret NSA surveillance programs.
The Society of St. Yves is the Catholic Center for Human Rights of the Latin Patriarchate in the Holy Land. It provides legal aid to the needy, oppressed and marginalized and tries to raise the awareness of human and civil rights in the society. The Society of St. Yves believes that every human being is created in the image of God and the dignity and rights of everybody are God given.
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