Archive for February, 2009

Congressional Support for Israel’s War on Gaza Shows Bipartisan Hostility toward International Law
21 February 2009

Last month’s decision by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, backed by an overwhelming majority of her Democratic colleagues, to go on record in support of Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip does not give much hope that the expanded Democratic majority will be much more sensitive to human rights than we have seen after years of Republican rule….

Obama’s Visit to Caterpillar Shows Insensitivity to Human Rights Concerns
16 February 2009

Over the objections of church groups, peace organizations and human rights activists, President Barack Obama decided to return to Illinois to visit the headquarters of the Caterpillar company, which for years has violated international law, U.S. law and its own code of conduct by selling its D9 and D10 bulldozers to Israel….