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Archive | March 21, 2012

She Strikes For Us All

As our honourable sister Hana al-Shalabi of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad enters the 35th day of her hunger strike to protest Israeli ‘administrative detention’, or to give it its proper name: kidnap and false imprisonment. Palestinian prisoner affairs minister Issa Qaraqaa announced that Hana, 28, is in critical condition and was taken to hospital to […]

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Just Say No – the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Just back from the annual United Nations happy-clappy session about drug prohibition in Vienna, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.  I was there as part of the delegation from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a global campaign of serving and former police officers, lawyers, judges, intelligence officers, customs officers and prison governors, all with years of […]

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