Archive for July 29th, 2011

29/07/2011

EU Bailouts: For The Bankers Not For The Workers

Human Wrongs Watch

By Lee Sustar*

The euro will survive for now–but only because working people in Greece and other European countries face greater suffering. That’s the not-so-hidden agenda behind the new $227 billion bailout of Greece organized by most powerful countries of the European Union, mainly by France and Germany.

Riot police hits an old man during demonstrations in Athens on 29 June 2011| Author Ggia

In the weeks before the July 21 emergency meeting where the deal was announced, the common currency of 12 European countries seemed on the brink of collapse under the weight of the ever-widening debt crisis in Greece and other European countries.

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29/07/2011

Pakistan Security Forces: ‘We Can Torture, Kill, or Keep You for Years’

Human Wrongs Watch

Pakistan’s government should immediately end widespread disappearances of suspected militants and activists by the military, intelligence agencies, and the paramilitary Frontier Corps in the southwestern province of Balochistan.’

Quetta Railway Station | Wikimedia Commons

‘Several of those “dis- appeared” were among the dozens of people extra- judicially executed in recent months in the resource-rich, violence-wracked province,‘ says Human Rights Watch (HRW) in its 132-page report “‘We Can Torture, Kill, or Keep You for Years’: Enforced Disappearances by Pakistan Security Forces in Balochistan.”

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