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Archive for February, 2012

Conviction of Spain’s Superjudge Garzon: An indictment of its own judiciary?

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

                                                       The recent conviction (ostensibly for ordering jailhouse witetaps) of Baltasar Garzón, the Spanish judge who took on corrupt officials, despots, terrorists and human rights violators during the Franco regime, casts a dark shadow on Spain’s judiciary and hints at a political witch-hunt.  In October 1998, Judge Garzón catapulted to prominence when he broke with […]

Russia and China Leadership Props Syria’s Assad

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

  This past Saturday the world saw harrowing media accounts of the massacre perpetrated by the Syrian government’s bombardment of civilians in the city of Homs. The massive artillery barrage, which has continued since then, have  left many hundreds of people dead, making it the most deadly attack of the year-long uprising. Homs had already […]