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Israeli Children Signing Bombs: Part II July 24, 2006

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Earlier we brought you the story about Israeli children signing bombs, now a unverified explanation to the story has come out that attempts to show these pictures in a less haunting light.

Attention: Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination has decided to no longer carry this article anymore as the source for the article was discovered to be a entrenched part of a Israeli Internet propaganda group. We feel it would be a disservice to continue to keep this article on our website while knowing that it is most likely deliberate propaganda.  We will continue to publish articles about the Israeli and Palestinian conflict as it is a very important issue that needs everyone’s attention.

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Deja-Katrina? US rescue bogs down in Lebanon July 18, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in African-American, Americans, Beirut, Black, Bush, Bush administration, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Civil Rights, Cyprus, Discrimination, emergency services, Human Rights, Hurricane Katrina, Israel, Katrina, Lebanon, minorities, New Orleans, Politics, President, Race, Racism, rescue, response, UN.
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BEIRUT — Thousands of Americans whose vacations and business trips to Lebanon have degenerated with sickening speed into stints in a battle zone remained stranded here under Israeli bombardment Monday, their frustration and anger mounting because the U.S. government hasn’t gotten them out faster.

Waiting around Beirut with bags packed and fingers crossed, U.S. citizens derided the embassy for busy phone lines, a lack of information and gnawing uncertainty over when and whether they will get out. Hundreds were expected to be shipped to Cyprus today, but how long the full evacuation will take remains uncertain.

“I had heard it might take a week, two weeks. You hear so many things,” said Pamela Pattie, a 65-year-old professor. “Why in the world aren’t we getting it together?”

The frustration has been intensified by news that other countries have already pulled many of their citizens out of Lebanon, efficiently and free of cost. A ferry chartered by the French government carried about 800 of its citizens and several dozen Americans to Cyprus on Monday. The U.S. military evacuated about 60 Americans by helicopter Sunday and Monday.

Other nations have packed people into rented tour buses and driven them over the mountains to Syria. The U.S. State Department has warned Americans against traveling to Syria.

The main U.S. evacuation plan involves a Pentagon-contracted cruise ship, the Orient Queen, due to arrive in Lebanon today to ferry people to Cyprus. The ship can carry about 750 passengers for the five-hour trip. Defense Department officials said other private ships were likely to be hired as well.

Americans have been told to wait for a telephone call that could come in hours — or days. They’ve also been told they can’t board a ship unless they’ve signed a contract agreeing to repay the U.S. government for the price of their evacuation.

The rules have angered Americans who are already fatigued and nervous after days of explosions. “I’m freaked out that our government is treating us this way,” snapped a Rutgers University student who had been studying Arabic at the American University of Beirut. She declined to give her name for fear she would be taken off the passenger list in retribution for criticizing the evacuation effort.

“Are we a Third World country or what?” she said.

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House passes Voting Rights Act renewal July 14, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Congress, Discrimination, House, Politics, Racism, Racist, Vote, Voting, Voting Rights.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to renew the 1965 Voting Rights Act, rejecting efforts by Southern conservatives to relax federal oversight of their states in a debate haunted by the ghosts of the civil rights movement.

The 390-33 vote sends the measure to the Senate. The act bans discrimination in voting, including through poll taxes and literacy tests, and requires some states, mostly in the South, to clear proposed changes in voting procedures with the Justice Department.

Southern conservatives had complained that the act punishes their states for racist voting histories they say they’ve overcome.

“By passing this rewrite of the Voting Rights Act, Congress is declaring from on high that states with voting problems 40 years ago can simply never be forgiven,” said Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, a Georgia Republican and one of several lawmakers pressing for changes to the law to ease its requirements on Southern states.

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Israel enters into Lebanon and authorizes ‘severe’ response to abductions…………… (Human Rights Watch) July 13, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Conflict, Gaza, Hezbollah, Human Rights, Israel, Lebanon, Palestinian, Politics, Religion, UN.
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This news comes just after:

UN rights council condemns Israel

THE United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday voted to condemn Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip and called for the release of Palestinian officials and civilians arrested during the offensive.
In a resolution adopted by 29 votes to 11, the 47-member Council demanded a halt to Israel’s military operation and decided to “dispatch an urgent fact-finding mission by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory”.

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JERUSALEM (CNN) — The Israeli Cabinet authorized “severe and harsh” retaliation on Lebanon after Hezbollah guerillas kidnapped two soldiers and killed three others in a cross-border raid Wednesday.

Israel quickly blamed the Lebanese government for the raid — and charged it with the soldiers’ safe release — and the Israel Defense Forces began hammering Lebanon with artillery and airstrikes hours before the Cabinet met to discuss a response.

It is the second time in three weeks that an Israeli soldier has been abducted. Concerns abound that the situation on Israel’s northern border will escalate to the level it has reached in Gaza, where the IDF launched an ongoing offensive June 28 after the abduction of Army Cpl. Gilad Shalit three days prior.

At least 19 Palestinians were reported dead in Gaza in Wednesday’s fighting, according to Palestinian sources.

Israel called Wednesday’s abductions an act of war, and Maj. Gen. Udi Adam, head of Israel’s Northern Command, said he has “comprehensive plans” to battle Hezbollah throughout Lebanon, not just in its southern stronghold.

“This affair is between Israel and the state of Lebanon,” Adam said. “Where to attack? Once it is inside Lebanon, everything is legitimate — not just southern Lebanon, not just the line of Hezbollah posts.”

Earlier, Israel’s chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz, told Israel’s Channel 10, “If the soldiers are not returned, we will turn Lebanon’s clock back 20 years.”

Five more Israeli soldiers died in fighting following the raid. Four died in an attack on their tank, and another died as soldiers tried to help them, the IDF reported.

Four Israel civilians and six soldiers have been wounded so far in the fighting, which has included more than 100 airstrikes on what Israel says are Hezbollah bases, and road and bridges that could be used in transporting the kidnapped soldiers.

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Clinton, Rove, Schwarzenegger, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and LA Mayor Villaraigosa Speak at Racist Hispanic Conference July 11, 2006

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La Raza is considered by many to be a radical racist group promoting hatred towards the “Gringo.” In fact, La Raza means “The Race.”

Former President Bill Clinton heads the list of panelists for the Los Angeles meeting of La Raza’s national council. The Rev. Jesse Jackson will appear on as a panelist.

Observers say they expect to see the likes of Clinton and Jackson meeting with a far-left group of Mexicans, but they are surprised that two supposed conservative Republicans would give the militant organization credibility.

Some Washington insiders believe that President Bush is continuing to make overtures towards Latino groups that advocate open borders and that many in the Republican Party see this as an opportunity to appeal to illegal aliens thereby garning a larger share of the Hispanic vote.

“While attempting to court the Hispanic population, the GOP appears to be willing to get into bed with a Marxist, racist bunch,” said Mike Baker, a GOP political analyst.

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DA Office Must Pay Millions For Racist Job Firings July 10, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Discrimination, Politics, Racism.
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Reported by The Times-Picayune:

Orleans Parish District Attorney Eddie Jordan’s administration must pay $3.58 million in damages and fees for violating the civil rights of workers by using skin color as a factor in firing them, a federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval signed the final judgment June 29 in the civil rights case, named for Judith DeCorte, who along with dozens of co-workers was fired to make room for Jordan’s choices in January 2003.

A jury found last year that Jordan illegally used race as a motivating factor in setting up his support staff. Duval ordered Jordan’s office to compensate the 43 plaintiffs with $2.8 million to cover lost wages, benefits and emotional damages.

Duval added $706,740 in attorneys’ fees to Jordan’s bill, plus $64,894 to cover what the plaintiffs paid their expert witnesses.

Jordan, the former U.S. attorney in New Orleans who counts the corruption conviction of Gov. Edwin Edwards among his accomplishments, ascended to the district attorney’s office in 2003 to become the city’s first black top prosecutor.

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California Lt. Gov. Bustamante Won’t Renounce Ties to Racist Hispanic Hate Group July 10, 2006

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As Reported by Fox News:

LOS ANGELES — California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante (search), the grandson of Mexican immigrants who counts improving race relations among his biggest pursuits, refused Thursday to renounce his past ties to a little-known Hispanic organization considered by critics to be as racist as the Ku Klux Klan.

Instead, Bustamante, who is running to be governor of California, praised the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan, or MEChA (search), and said he still supports it.

“The students who are in MEChA today are just like the students when I was there, pretty much they are trying to get an education,” Bustamante said during a press conference in which the first three questions related to his ties to the group.

“I think the actuality of what takes place in those organizations is to provide student leadership. For me, and many, many others, we were running for student government. That’s how I got here today.”

MEChA has used violence in the past to make its case. At a July 4 celebration in 1996, members of the group, who call themselves Mechistas, were videotaped attacking black and white Americans protesting illegal immigration. In 1993, students at UCLA caused $500,000 worth of damage during protests to demand a Chicano studies department. MEChA has also been associated with anti-Semitic groups like Nation of Aztlan.

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