Netizen Report: If Protecting Your Privacy is “Part of a Conspiracy,” Then We’re All in Big Trouble

Netizen Report: If Protecting Your Privacy is “Part of a Conspiracy,” Then We’re All in Big Trouble By Netizen Report Team The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in technology and human rights around the world. This report covers news and events from April 04 – April 19, 2019. On April 11, two arrests were made in cases that could set game-changing legal precedents threatening online privacy and free speech protections. The first case made headlines worldwide: WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange was arrested…

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What are War Crimes?

What are War Crimes? BY ARJUN AP. War crimes include genocide, crimes against humanity, and mistreatment of civilians or combatants during war. Genocide is the most severe of these crimes. The rules regarding the conduct of war and war crimes were first discussed at The Hague, Netherlands in 1899 and 1907, respectively. These, along with the Geneva Conventions, formed the framework for the new body of international law governing conduct during war. Previous to these International Union of Hague Peace Conferences, atrocities committed during wars were considered to be regrettable,…

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Trump Vetoes Resolution to End US Support for Saudi-Led Yemen War

Trump Vetoes Resolution to End US Support for Saudi-Led Yemen War By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — On Tuesday, President Trump capped off months of effort in Congress to pass a War Powers Act challenge to the US involvement in the war in Yemen, vetoing the bill and claiming it was a “dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities.” The bill, SJ Res 7, was a straightforward bill under the War Powers Act of 1973. The bill noted that Congress never authorized the US war in Yemen, and demanded an end to it.…

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Assange Held at “Britain’s Guantanamo Bay” as UN Urges Fair Trial

Assange Held at “Britain’s Guantanamo Bay” as UN Urges Fair Trial By Tyler Durden (ZH) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a likely extended extradition battle after this week’s dramatic end to his seven-year asylum stay holed up in Ecuador’s London embassy. He’s now in a British jail, and though UK authorities have yet to confirm the precise place of his detention, multiple reports suggest that he’s being held in what’s dubbed “Britain’s Guantanamo Bay” — or Belmarsh Prison, given its reputation as a holding facility for terrorists and high-profile criminals. Julian Assange is believed held at the…

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Colombian Activists Deliver Letter About Killings of Social Leaders to the ICC

Colombian Activists Deliver Letter About Killings of Social Leaders to the ICC By Laura Vidal On April 5, a group of around 20 Colombian activist collectives delivered a formal request to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for it open a criminal investigation about the mass killings of social leaders in their country. The collectives and their supporters delivered the letter in person at The Hague after marching for over a week from Paris, while stopping in different cities in France and Belgium along the way where they’ve staged rallies and performances.…

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WikiLeaks Julian Assange Emergency Unity4J Vigil For Rumors Of Expulsion

WikiLeaks Julian Assange Emergency Unity4J Vigil For Rumors Of Expulsion By Aaron Kesel ActivateNow – WikiLeaks has reported on Twitter that an inside source told them that its founder and former editor in chief, Julian Assange is set to be expelled from the Ecuadorian embassy in London within “hours to days.” As a result, Unity4J is holding an Emergency weekend vigil for Julian Assange with all types of guests from whistleblowers to journalists to comedians. “A high-level source within the Ecuadorian state has told WikiLeaks that Julian Assange will be…

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WikiLeaks Says Assange Will Be Arrested in “Hours to Days”

WikiLeaks Says Assange Will Be Arrested in “Hours to Days” By Joe Lauria (CN) — WikiLeaks warned Thursday that its founder “will be expelled within ‘hours to days’” from Ecuador’s London embassy and that Ecuador has an agreement with Britain to have him arrested. President Lenín Moreno will use the pretext of a scandal engulfing his presidency to oust Assange, a “high level source” in the Ecuador government told WikiLeaks. BREAKING: A high level source within the Ecuadorian state has told @WikiLeaks that Julian Assange will be expelled within “hours to days”…

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US Government’s Refusal to Confirm or Deny It Put American Journalist on Drone Kill List Called ‘Chilling’

US Government’s Refusal to Confirm or Deny It Put American Journalist on Drone Kill List Called ‘Chilling’ By Julia Conley Lawyers for an American journalist who believes he was placed on the government’s infamous “kill list” warned Tuesday that the rights of all U.S. citizens are at stake if the country’s drone assassination program is allowed to continue. The organization’s comments came as part of a response to the U.S. government’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit regarding its use of the list. Reprieve is representing Bilal Abdul Kareem, a journalist…

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Several of Jamal Khashoggi’s Killers Were Trained In The United States

Several of Jamal Khashoggi’s Killers Were Trained In The United States By Jason Ditz In a further blow to US-Saudi ties, reports emerged this weekend on the October murder of Jamal Khashoggi by a Saudi kill team. The kill team’s leader, Maher Mutreb, and other members, had apparently been trained by the US government in the past. It’s a familiar story, heard often enough when the US aligns itself with a country with a flimsy human rights record. The trainees were part of ongoing routine training operations meant to increase the…

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Why the State Revels in Crises

Why the State Revels in Crises By Stefan Kløvning The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. – H. L. Mencken The fundamental task the State proclaims to serve is that of protecting citizens from violence perpetrated amongst one another. For this, it requires a monopoly on violence, and thus only the State, by definition, can be allowed to perpetrate violence against its fellows if it is to…

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