On November 18, a man was stabbed outside the Masjid al-Saaliheen mosque at Kissena Boulevard in Flushing, near P.S. 165, and was taken to the New York Hospital of Queens.
On November 29, a man was beaten severely to the point of being taken to the ICU (news sources don’t say where, but I’m…
Chris Floyd, On the Eve: Last Thoughts Before the Latest Invasion of Gaza (via theamericanbear)
The End of Human Rights: The rhetoric surrounding the protection of human rights has been appropriated by Western nations that are only too complicit in the derogation of values once cherished around the world, writes Rohit Chopra.
The banal, everyday affirmation of America’s right to intervene in the affairs of sovereign nations, the justifications for military strategies such as drones, and the selective invocation of human rights as a principle of US foreign policy have given the imprimatur of legitimacy to a grossly unequal vision of the world in which powerful nations can capriciously decide the fate of weaker ones with no answerability to any higher standard or body.
One of the most comprehensive articles I’ve read.