In May 2008, in a submission to the 48th Session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (PDF), the Pentagon claimed that it had only held eight juveniles — those under the age of 18 when their alleged crimes took place — during the life of the Guantánamo Bay prison. This, however, was a lie, as its own documents providing the names and dates of birth of prisoners, released in May 2006 (PDF), showed that the true total was much higher.
by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, Jun 11, 2011
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today released the following statement and sent the attached letter to the United Nations (U.N.) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) following reports that NATO believes Gaddafi is a legitimate target in Libya:
Dr. Helen Caldicott: Conference on THE NUCLEAR DANGER: Nuclear War and Nuclear Power
Montreal. March 18, 2011
Sponsored by the Centre for Research on Globalization
The single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises, Dr Helen Caldicott, has devoted the last 38 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to stop environmental destruction.
“It has something to do with something called marijuana. I believe it is a narcotic of some kind.”
So said congressman Rayburn to congressman Snell’s question: “What is this bill about?”
That was way back in the summer of 1937, when congress was being asked to essentially outlaw a drug they knew nothing about, marijuana. Continue reading
joefriendly on Jun 22, 2010
1942 Hemp For Victory film produced by the US Dept. of Agriculture, offered here in its full 13:43 minutes for convenient viewing, a rare display of patriotism combined with public appreciation of the value of hemp as an extraordinarily useful fiber.