One can only agree with the comment made today regarding the 43 Mexican students’ disappearance: The souls of these 43 students cry for justice
On the 10 November, Iraq War veteran Tomas Young died. Read his last letter to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Rest in Peace, Tomas Young. We owe you, and many others, to put those responsible for the Iraq War to trial. Otherwise,
it will happen again it is happening again
It is clear that society needs to do much more to improve governance, and in some cases even to stop governments from turning into organized crime. Does it sound far-fetched? Not if you watch the recent TV documentary about Russia, which can be viewed on SVT Play until the 9 December,
At the Swedish Forum for Human Rights, held in Umeå last week, Edward Snowden was awarded the Ordfront Democracy Prize. Watch him participate via video link and get standing ovations, on SVT (shortened version), YouTube or Västerbottens-Kuriren. We were there from Accoun and noted that he also emphasized the importance of government accountability.
Rebels and alike, who take government powers in the area they control, are sometimes behind some of the worst human rights abuses. Recently we have been reached by news from eastern Ukraine, where a man is sentenced to death by firing squad in a “trial” far from a due process. While this lack of due process must be condemned and seen as a crime itself, the shocking truth is that in many other countries (including western democracies), some suspects may not even get a trial at all.