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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Amnesty International focuses on US- results of imperialism

From The Idiot Factor:

US imperialism isn’t jut immoral, it violates human rights. I say that because recent actions by Amnesty International have come out with some human rights charges focused specifically against the US. The following statement is from Amnesty International:

“We all need safety from violence and terrorism, but no government should sacrifice people’s human rights in the name of national security.
Unfortunately, in the United States and beyond, that’s exactly what’s happening – and Amnesty International is helping stop it.
The Problem
On multiple fronts, the United States government is violating human rights in the name of national security, often in violation of both U.S. law and international law.
·                     People have been held for years at the Guantánamo detention camp in Cuba without even being charged with a crime. Prisoners have been tortured and mistreated, and they are not given fair trials.
·                     The U.S. has used lethal force, including through drone strikes, in several countries, leading to civilian deaths. Military operations have exposed civilians and U.S. service members to toxins that have led to devastating medical conditions.
·                     Surveillance and targeting of Muslims – based on who they are, not what they’ve done – has fueled harassment, discrimination, and violence.
·                     For years, the U.S. government allowed officials to torture people through horrific techniques that violate U.S. and international law. President Trump has vowed to expand the use of torture even further in the years ahead."

This is just one set of examples of human rights violations by the US. Despite claiming to be this “beacon of democracy and freedom” the US has killed, maimed and destroyed people and governments around the world. This is part of a series. We will print more on this later.

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