Human Rights

Health Justice for Boston ~ Number 12. December 2014

Overbedded or Underserved?

A sample of the tragic closings we’ve suffered:

July 18, 1993        Saint Margaret's Hospital (Dorchester)
May 13, 2003        Waltham Hospital
March 22, 2013     Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center
March 28, 2014     North Adams Regional Hospital
October 7, 2014    Radius Specialty Hospitals (Roxbury & Quincy)

Health Justice for Boston ~ Number 11. November 2014

Next Boston Community Meeting in December TBA.

We’re fighting to Save Quincy Medical Center before it’s gone forever! Don’t let the dominoes fall.

Health Justice for Boston ~ Number 10. October 2014

Community Meeting

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Higher Ground, 384 Warren Street, Third Floor
at Martin Luther King Boulevard, Roxbury
MBTA Bus Routes #23 & 28
Wheelchair Accessible ~ Light Refreshments

Keeping Vital Health Services Where Needed     

Covering Syria: The information war

Aisling Byrne, Asia Times, July 12, 2012 The narrative that has been constructed by the Western mainstream media on Syria may seem to be self-evident from the scenes presented on television, but it is a narrative duplicitously promoted and coordinated so as to conceal and facilitate the regime-change project that is part of the war on Iran. What we are seeing is a new stage of information war intentionally constructed and cast as a simplistic narrative of a struggle for human rights and democracy so as deliberately to exclude other interpretations and any geo-strategic motivation. ... Covering

Syria, the United States and The El Salvador Option

Ibrahim Kazerooni & Rob Prince, Information Clearing House, July 12, 2012

 Every day the news from Syria is more and more somber as the country and the region continue their journey to unknown and more dangerous realms. Syria appears headed for “beyond explosion”, for implosion and NATO foreign military intervention that could result in unpredictable dangerous consequences. The most recent news reports are alarming. A curious person asking about the situation would get the following predictable reply: Syria is on the verge of civil war; it is run by a ruthless leader that violates human rights on a biblical scale and needs to be removed ... Syria

Hillary Clinton, Queen of Hearts

Michael Collins, OpEdNews, July 11, 2012 Washington - Hillary Clinton has a very serious problem. She thinks that she runs the world and that those who disobey her must be punished, China and Russia in particular. Our chief diplomat behaves like a drunken bully, makes rash demands, and spoils for a fight with countries that can do some serious damage. Over what? Regime change in Syria. Clinton is the tip of the spear for the project to control the Arab Spring movement. Her efforts have little to do with democracy. It is about controlling the agenda in the oil rich Middle East and the effort to prop up the decadent Saudis royals ... Hillary

There will be hell to pay for NATO's Holy War

Pepe Escobar, Asia Times, July 10, 2012 US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is running out of rhetorical ammunition in the US' Holy War against Syria. Perhaps it's the strain of launching a NATO war bypassing the UN Security Council. Perhaps it's the strain of being eaten for breakfast routinely by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

 Hillary has just called on "Western powers" and their Arab stooges - the NATOGCC compound that passes for the "international community" - to "make it clear that Russia and China will pay a price because they are holding up progress" regarding weaponized regime change in Syria. "If you block our new war, there will be payback". ... There

NATO Steps Up Activity In Mediterranean, Syria Responds

Rick Rozoff, OpEdNews, July 9, 2012 Shortly after NATO Allied Maritime Command Naples completed a ten-day air surge in the Mediterranean as part of the Western military bloc's almost eleven-year Operation Active Endeavor, Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 docked in Istanbul, Turkey on its way to conduct exercises off the coast of Syria. Active Endeavor was launched in October 2001 as part of the activation of NATO's Article 5 collective military assistance clause and has operated ever since with no mandate other than that the alliance has granted itself. ... NATO

Why Turkey won't go to war with Syria

Pepe Escobar, Al Jazeera, July 6, 2012 Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has yet to understand the new deal struck between Russia and the US. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan never saw it coming. He knew he was in trouble when the Pentagon leaked that the Turkish Phantom RF-4E shot down last week by Syrian anti-aircraft artillery happened off the Syrian coastline, directly contradicting Erdogan's account, who claimed it happened in international air space. And it got worse; Moscow, via Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, offered "objective radar data" as proof. ... Why

Washington's road to Iran goes through Syria

Veronika Krasheninnikova, RT, July 2, 2012 The results of the Geneva talks on Syria depend on whom you ask. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insists that the principle of “mutual consent” on which a “transitional government” in Syria would be based, means President Assad has to go. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, on the contrary, insists the formation of a “transitional government” will be made on inclusive basis. Before discussing what it means, let’s stop for a second to grasp the sheer fact: five foreign powers gathered to decide the fate of a country, in the absence of its leader and its people ... Washington

Syria & The Phantom

Conn Hallinan, OpEdNews, June 30, 2012 The Assad regime had no stake in a peaceful resolution, since it would mean its ouster in any case. And the opposition knew it need not respect a ceasefire, since everyone who supports them supports regime change. It was into this situation that Turkey flew an F-4 Phantom through Syrian airspace. Exactly what did Ankara think Syria would do? On the other hand, maybe it knew exactly what Syria would do. What was that Turkish F-4 Phantom II up to when the Syrians shot it down? ... Syria

No to War in Syria

Mairead Maguire, Reader Supported News, June 29, 2012 People around the world are deeply concerned about the ongoing crisis in Syria. While we are being presented with some perspective of what is occurring on the ground to the people of Syria, the door seems closed to others. We search for voices we can trust, voices which point to a peaceful, lasting solution to the conflict. We search for truth because it is truth which will set the Syrian people free. Truth is difficult to find, so through the haze of conflicting narratives we must inevitably hear the voices and wisdom of men and women of peace in Syria. ... No

Syria: Only diplomacy can stop the war

Outside powers should stop military involvement and support new diplomatic initiative. Phyllis Bennis, Al Jazeera, June 26, 2012 Syria is close to full-scale civil war. If the conflict escalates further, as former UN Secretary-General and current envoy of both the UN and the Arab League Kofi Annan noted: "Syria is not Libya, it will not implode, it will explode beyond its borders." The human cost of this conflict is incalculably high. It's not surprising that the normal human reaction is "we've got to do something". ... Syria

Washington’s hypocrisy over Russian arms in Syria

Bill Van Auken, World Socialist Web Site, June 23, 2012 Western denunciations of Russia for sending back refurbished helicopters to Syria recall nothing so much as the old adage, “Do as I say, not as I do.” Earlier this month, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched a propaganda barrage aimed at intimidating Russia, claiming that Moscow was sending advanced Russian attack helicopters to Syria for use against the country’s civilian population. Breathlessly announcing that, according to “the latest information” available to the US government, the helicopters were on their way, Clinton condemned Moscow for behavior that “will escalate the conflict quite dramatically.” ... Washington

Confirmed: US CIA Arming Terrorists in Syria

As West berates Syria for "killing civilians" Western weapons flow into terrorist hands from NATO. 
Tony Cartalucci, Global Research, June 22, 2012 The New York Times in their article, "CIA Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition," confirms what many have already long known - that the West, led by the US and its Gulf State proxies, have been arming terrorists, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood, while berating the Syrian government for "violating" a UN mandated ceasefire and for "failing to protect" its population.

 The Muslim Brotherhood has been combated by nations across the Arab World to stem the tide of their sectarian extremism ... Confirmed

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