Right now, Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning is being tortured in a US military prison. Manning is subjected to utter isolation that can drive many people insane, with short periods each day where he is stripped naked and abused by jeering inmates.
Manning is awaiting trial for releasing secret military documents to Wikileaks – including a video of US soldiers massacring Iraqi civilians. And his brutal treatment appears to be part of an intimidation campaign to silence whistleblowers and crack down on Wikileaks. The US government is split on this issue, with diplomats publicly criticizing the military for Manning’s treatment, but President Obama has stood aside so far.
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So says even the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, art. 16. I don’t get how all of these countries with the gay marriage ban can even get away with this, considering that it’s been international law since 1948.
Keira Knightley serves as a bridesmaid at her brother’s wedding, held on April 24 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Memorial Day: Don’t forget to remember.
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from James Mollison’s book Where Children Sleep
Sometimes it is hard to believe that children do not have the luxury of a bed, let alone a room for themselves, while others have more than they need.