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Friday, October 21, 2011

If a killer kills a no-longer-useful “friend”...

International Justice Day at ICC
The Hague
Who calls the killer to account?
By Carolyn Bennett

War, rights abuse, lawlessness and impunity — the U.S. reign of terror has long-term and far-reaching consequences.

A country actively, lawlessly at war with the world can no longer claim either intervention to save civilians (humanitarianism) or war as last resort. Such statements are lies on their face.

Flag raising at the seat of the Court in 
The Hague © ICC-CPI
Officials (executives and judges, lawmakers and war makers) of such a country send a clear message to the young, who presumably will lead future relations with self, country and the world. The way to get what you want or to have your way is to kill. If you feel you cannot pull it off legitimately, then orchestrate or create conditions on the ground, then squeeze a sort of “yes” from the UN and go in with drones blazing and take down the oligarch, the dictator, the authoritarian (former friend) and everything in his path. Then kick back to corporations. Hire and collude with them to forever suppress a people, all the while pretending to reconstruct what you have destroyed utterly, and continue destabilizing and destroying.

Welcome to the United States’ entrenched foreign policy of violence. If you think Libya’s head of state (or Bahrain’s or Saudi Arabia’s or Yemen’s or Egypt’s) was corrupt and oppressive and had ruled far too long, then you better take a look at entrenched U.S. policy, extending, in contemporary times, no farther back than from the Nixon era and you have another 40-year reign of terror.

Richard Nixon, the 37th U.S. president (1969-1974), didn’t start the war in Southeast Asia but he advanced it. Barack Obama, the 44th U.S. president, didn’t start the wars of Southwest Asia and East Africa but he increased the wars, widened and deepened them, increased cold-blooded preemptive extrajudicial killings and the massive displacement of peoples; and through Washington’s propaganda machine, its inordinate influence over non-super-powered countries, his administration (as its predecessors) has lied about what the United States is doing and why the United States is involved in and actively leading global aggression.

If you believe Qaddafi or any Asian or African head of sect or faction or state is any worse than the long reign of U.S. official violence perpetrated against peoples of the world — and its flagrant impunity (getting away with murder!) — then you have either been living in a cave for a very long time or your brain has been washed by overexposure to U.S. mass propaganda.

Murderer be not proud — If you have refused to see what the United States through its officials have done at least in the past forty years, then you too are complicit in murder and its accompanying destruction of families and children, societies and institutions and potential. 

I am angry and saddened by what the country that I love is doing at home and abroad and I want you to be angry and nonviolently active as well. 

“If ever there was a moment for a revolution in our thinking,” Human Rights lawyer Gareth Peirce says, “this is it.…

“We have waged war, and we are continuing to wage endless war in simplistic terms — domestically against our own Muslim citizens, against others, and against huge swaths of countries, now moving, for instance, to the Horn of Africa. We cannot continue in this permanence of combative aggression in our thinking, let alone our actions.…”

The week’s insight

Human Rights Watch’s Peter Bouckaert said last Friday on Democracy Now, The U.S. CIA and Britain’s MI6 (intelligence agencies) in 2003 and 2004 were dismantling Qaddafi’s weapons of mass destruction program and at the same time reestablishing an intelligence relationship with the Libyan government. In a cache of documents found in Libya by Human Rights Watch, many related “to the [U.S.] rendition and—to the capture and rendition of Islamist suspects abroad.

“The CIA was offering to capture and render Libyan Islamists to the Qaddafi government and then they [the CIA agents] were sending to the Qaddafi government the questions they wanted [Libyan torturers] to ask.”

Bouckaert  said, “We also found many documents [showing] how close their [the intelligence agencies and Qaddafi government] relationship was. … They show a relationship that went way beyond the professional into the intimate, really, with a man known for his brutality and his direct role in repression, a man who probably knows a lot more about the Lockerbie bombing and other dark chapters in Libyan history than anybody else.

“One of the documents found is a fax dated Christmas Day 2003. In it, the head of MI6 clandestine services begins ‘Dear Musa’ and then expresses regret that Musa is not joining him for Christmas lunch. The fax is signed, ‘Your friend’ and then the name of this person.

Commenting on the findings, Gareth Peirce said if the Obama administration has said no to an inquiry into the collusion and torture, then worldwide organizations such as the UN Committee against Torture, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and others must conduct inquiries. They must say, “‘we are going to have an inquiry and we are going to investigate; and those countries that have endorsed the right for us to enter and investigate, we’re going to do so.’”

People in influential western nations have responded to recent Arab uprisings as if they were a reaction to a recent spark, Peirce says, “without any comprehension of the history of those nations as places where the worst kind of oppression has taken place; and where U.S. and British governments have constantly not just backed the wrong horse — it is not that simplistic a choice; but have backed and encouraged leaders of those countries who have been monsters, who have oppressed their people. And we have categorized the resistance and the dissent as the enemy, as Islamic extremism, radicalism, that has to be eliminated.”

What is put forth in the world is a “simplistic view that the ‘enemy’ has to be eliminated, the enemy has to be gotten. If this keeps going in this way, then we will be in perpetual war — in terms of hatred and elimination — not in the quest of perpetual peace.”

The week’s sectors of U.S. war

Southwest Asia

View from Arabian Sea

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made an unannounced visit to Kabul this week as records show the number of U.S.-led war-related deaths in Afghanistan stood at around 5.6 million. Fatalities, beyond general violence, reportedly have been caused by hunger, deprivation, and adversity generated by the US-led invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.

Anti-U.S. sentiment has risen as the killing of civilians by foreign forces has dramatically intensified in Afghanistan.

Today, in a village in the northeastern Kunar Province, a U.S. rocket struck a residential area and left at least 10 Afghan civilians dead.

A United Nations report on Afghanistan issued on September 28 said that the monthly average number of security incidents recorded for 2011 until the end of August had risen by nearly 40 percent.

The report also said civilian casualties, already at record levels in the first six months of the year, rose five percent between June and August 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.

Around 130,000 people were displaced by the conflict in the first seven months of the year, up nearly two-thirds from the same period one year earlier.

A U.S.-led airstrike targeting suspected Taliban militants today [updated] hit a house in Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Kunar and left 13 Afghan civilians dead.

Yesterday October 19

At least one Afghan civilian died and six others were kidnapped after U.S. military forces attacked a residential area in the eastern province of Nangarhar, Press TV reported.

October 16 (last Sunday)

Pakistani anti-U.S. demonstration
U.S.-led soldiers killed an Afghan teacher and his two daughters during a night raid in eastern Afghanistan. Local officials said the troops stormed the Wardak Province house and shot and killed the teacher and his daughters, aged18 and 20.


The U.S. Secretary of State also trooped off to this nation under U.S. drone attack where U.S. relations have plummeted because of the killing of civilians by the non-UN-sanctioned U.S. drone attacks. Begun by the previous U.S. administration, the Obama government has escalated these aerial attacks. 

Tensions between Islamabad and Washington have also increased because of the secret U.S. raid into Pakistan that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in May.
At the time of the U.S. Secretary’s Thursday visit, there were also reports of “U.S. troops massing in Afghanistan along the Pakistani border, raising concerns in Pakistan about a potential U.S. plan to wage a military offensive on its North Waziristan region.

Welcoming the U.S. official were hundreds of Pakistanis in the streets in city of Multan protesting her visit, chanting anti-U.S. slogans, and slamming Washington for accusing Pakistan of harboring Afghan militants.

This week from official Pakistan came a warning to the United States against a unilateral ground operation in the restive North Waziristan tribal region. Pakistani Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani reportedly told lawmakers in a closed-door briefing on Tuesday, “Any such attack by U.S. forces from across the Afghan border would prove 10 times harder than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Also today in clashes between Pakistani security forces and the Taliban group in Khyber tribal region in northwest of Pakistan, 3 soldiers and more than 34 “militants” died in violence.

Middle East

BAHRAIN [U.S. ally]
Bahrain protests

Last month, Bahrain’s court sentenced 20 medical professionals to between 5 and 15-year terms in jail for their having treated anti-regime protesters. Physicians for Human Rights said doctors and nurses have been detained, tortured or disappeared because they have ‘evidence of atrocities committed by the authorities, security forces and riot police’ in crackdowns on anti-government protesters.
Today, as the regime in Bahrain sends more demonstrators to jail and a military court in Manama has sentenced 20 more people to six-month jail terms for protesting against the ruling family, the government has delayed release of a report about the [U.S.-allied] Saudi-backed brutal crackdown on the pro-democracy protests.


Backed by air strikes, Turkish forces reportedly have entered northern Iraq to attack Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) ‘terrorists’ in retaliation for their killing of more than two dozen Turkish soldiers in the southeastern province of Hakkari.

The offensive is said to have followed a Tuesday attack on Turkish security forces by PKK militants entering Turkey from the mountains of northern Iraq.  


Violence and vandalism by Israeli settlers, night time raids and detentions by Israeli occupation forces, house demolitions, threatened expulsions, and a host of other practices have deprived Palestinian children of safety and a sense of security, said UN special Rapporteur Richard Falk. He was reporting Thursday on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Middle East - Palestine
Falk said, “Prolonged occupation deforms the development of children through pervasive deprivations affecting health, education, and overall security.”

Reporting to the General Assembly’s human rights committee, he raised concerns about the violence against Palestinian children arrested by Israeli military and urged Tel Aviv to adopt guidelines in line with humanitarian law for the detained children.

“‘Arrest procedures documented by UN agencies and reliable human rights organizations include arrests in the middle of the night, removal of children from parents for questioning, abusive treatment at detention, and conviction procedures that appear to preclude findings of not guilty.’”

Gulf to Africa’s Horn


More than 13 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti, according to the United Nations, are in need of assistance in what has been the worst drought in 60 years in the region of Eastern Africa and the Horn.

Added to the suffering is U.S. bombing. Somalia is the sixth country against which the U.S. military has conducted drone strikes. U.S. bombing and intelligence drones have hit Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iraq and Yemen.

Yesterday, a U.S. drone strike killed 22 in Kudhaa Island in southern Somalia near the border with Kenya.

Today, close to Ras Kamboni town in the Badhaadhe district of Lower Juba region near the border with Kenya another attack by a U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) killed at least 44 civilians and injured 63 others in southern Somalia.

U.S. drone attacks kill 26 in Somalia
Kenyan jets strike ‘militants’ in Somalia
U.S. drone attack kills 46 in Somalia
U.S. drone attack kills 18 in Somalia
US drone crashes in Somalia killing five

This suffering is needless, given the resources and know-how of developed countries: In Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, a combination of poor sanitation conditions, scarcity of safe and clean drinking water, and overcrowding has led to the spread of waterborne diseases.

Today’s report from Somalia says, in Mogadishu 65 more children have died from cholera where cases of waterborne diseases have increased due to unhygienic living conditions.

A physician told Press TV the victims died Thursday morning in the capital’s Hodan neighborhood and added that more than 160 other children, suffering from cholera and waterborne diseases, were also taken to Banadir and Digfeer hospitals in southern Mogadishu to get some medication.

80 more Somali children die of cholera
Cholera claims 195 more lives in Somalia
Cholera kills 116 children in Somalia
Cholera and hunger kill 83 more Somali kids

French in Africa

A Frenchwoman, cancer-stricken quadriplegic was abducted and died after being kidnapped from a Kenyan resort island. The abductors are demanding a ransom for return of the woman’s body.

French officials said on Wednesday that Marie Dedieu, 66, had died in the hands of her captors, most probably because they had refused to provide her medication. A group of ten heavily armed gunmen reportedly had kidnapped the French woman on October 1 from her home on Manda Island in the Lamu archipelago and had taken her to neighboring Somalia.

SOMALIS seek refuge in troubled land

The United Nations Press Service reports today, “Some of the nearly 200,000 Somalis who have sought refuge in Yemen from violence and famine in their own country are now considering going back home due to worsening security in the Arabian Peninsula nation.”

The UNHCR (High Commissioner for Refugees) said today “Most new arrivals tell UNHCR that they were unaware of the situation in Yemen and the conditions they would be facing.”
Yemeni protests

Supporters and opponents of [U.S.-allied] Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh have been fighting for most of this year — while Somalia’s two decades of factional warfare [together with foreign aggression] have been exacerbated by one of the worst famines in memory. The dead in Somalia total in the tens of thousands of people with 750,000 more at risk of death in the coming months, and four million affected.

Many Somalis left their country with the hope that they would be able reach to Yemen and other Gulf countries and find work but the deteriorating security situation in Yemen has curtailed their movement and work opportunities for refugees are rapidly shrinking. Refugees have little choice but to return to their troubled country.


Murderer be not proud

Today the United Nations human rights office called for a probe into Muammar Qaddafi’s death to determine whether he was killed during fighting or after his capture.

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) noted that the circumstances surrounding the ex-Libyan leader’s death yesterday in his hometown of Sirte are unclear, with four or five different versions of how he died.

Rupert Colville of the OHCHR said, “There are at least two cell-phone videos, one showing [the former president] alive and one showing him dead. Taken together, these videos are very disturbing.… We believe there is a need for an investigation and more details are needed to ascertain whether he was killed in the fighting or after his capture.”

Since the start of bombing in Libya began, an estimated 24,000 refugees have successfully made the voyage from North Africa to Italy’s Lampedusa.

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday that rescue efforts must be strengthened as growing numbers of refugees pour out of northern Africa and lose their lives on the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. An estimated 1,500 African migrants have been reported missing since NATO launched its UN-sanctioned bombing campaign in Libya in March, according to UNHCR’s Laura Boldrini.

During an incident in August UNHCR called for assistance from NATO after the Italian coast guard came to the aid of a refugee boat packed with 300 people bound for the island of Lampedusa, located halfway between Sicily and the African coast. Italy reportedly asked a NATO ship in the area to come the aid of the 20-meter (66-foot) long boat, but the NATO vessel did not respond.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today announced the end of resettlement for refugees from Libya. Egypt’s Saloum border, which had been one of the main sites over recent months for people fleeing the crisis in Libya, will, beginning tomorrow, no longer process arriving third-country nationals from Libya.

Since the start of the conflict in February, UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have evacuated 37,866 third-country nationals from Saloum. Yesterday there were 1,816 people still at Saloum, approximately half of whom have been submitted for resettlement and most others awaiting the completion of refugee status determination.


Protesters in Canada take the view that former U.S. President George W. Bush is responsible for ‘mass murders’ and ‘torture’ and was ‘commander of the utterly illegal war on Iraq that has caused the deaths of over 1.2 million Iraqi people.’

Yesterday, during the former president’s visit to attend an economic summit in Canada, hundreds of Canadians protested against the visit and chanted, “‘arrest George Bush.’”

Amnesty International had expressed the belief that George W. Bush is a war criminal and called on the Canadian government to arrest him the moment he entered the country.

More needless suffering


The United Nations World Health Organization reported that on record today in Haiti are “470,000 cases of cholera.” In this figure are “6,595 deaths, which have been reported since an epidemic of the disease erupted in the Caribbean country a year ago.”

Over the past year, an estimated 250,000 the cholera patients had been hospitalized. If the current trend continues, a WHO representative told reporters in Geneva, the disease could infect another 75,000 Haitians by the end of the year. If this happens, the cumulative total number of cases would rise to half a million.

U.S. rocket on Afghanistan
Press TV image
What wars and conflict cause and create — mass migration, displacement, destabilization, suffering and anger

 This year has been a year of displacement crises like no other, said António Guterres of the office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). People fled not so much to far-off industrialized countries as to their neighboring countries.

Through its latest survey, UNHCR found that between January 1 and June 30, 2011, there were 198,300 asylum applications. Last year the survey reported 169,300.

Of the 44 countries surveyed, the main countries of origin for asylum seekers this year remained largely unchanged from previous surveys: Afghanistan (15,300 claims); China (11,700); Serbia [and Kosovo] (10,300); Iraq (10,100); and Iran (7,600).

By continent or region, 
Roma asylum seekers
Europe registered the highest number of claims, with 73 percent of all asylum applications in industrialized countries. By country, the United States received more applications (36,400) than any other industrialized country followed by France (26,100), Germany (20,100), Sweden (12,600), and the United Kingdom (12,200). The Nordic region was the only European region to see a decline in asylum applications. In Northeast Asia, applications more than doubled – 1,300 claims were lodged in Japan and South Korea compared to 600 in the first half of 2010.

Somalis displaced in camps
Applications for asylum in developed countries rose by 17 percent in the first six months of this year, with most of those seeking admission coming from countries with a history of population displacement.

SISTERS AGAINST VIOLENT EXTREMISM (Women without Borders) have voiced another vision, a SAVE Declaration

“As a woman I will — 
  • Use the local and global networks of women to stop the killing
  • Inspire a new response to prevent terror, violence and discrimination
  • Create awareness for not stigmatizing the families of the extremists/terrorists
  • Support the young generation with non-violent alternatives in their search for a better life
  • Engage all forms of media for spreading the message of non-violence
  • Insist on peaceful resolutions to prevent escalation of conflict and violence
  • Promote a global dialogue for a future without fear
  • Raise my voice against all hostile states and politics that cause suffering
  • Recognize the urgency to create “SAVE” spaces for a peaceful coexistence
  • Always remember those affected by violent extremism.”

Sources and notes

“Gareth Peirce: Why I still fight for human rights ‘Justice dies when the law is co-opted for political purposes.’ Gareth Peirce, one of our key human rights lawyers, talks to Stuart Jeffries,” October 11, 2010,

“Discovered Files Show U.S., Britain Had Extensive Ties with Qaddafi Regime on Rendition, Torture—Human Rights Watch has uncovered hundreds of letters in the Libyan foreign ministry proving the Qaddafi government directly aided the extraordinary rendition program carried out by the CIA and the MI6 in Britain after the 9/11 attacks. The documents expose how the CIA rendered suspects to Libyan authorities knowing they would be tortured,” September 7, 2011, http://www.democracynow.org/2011/9/7/discovered_files_show_us_britain_had

Peter Bouckaert is emergencies director at Human Rights Watch and helped find the documents in Tripoli.

“Alleged Inhumane Conditions for Post-9/11 Suspects Sparks Global Scrutiny of U.S. Detention Policies,” October 14, 2011,

“Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, detention policies in the United States are facing increasing scrutiny both here and abroad. American citizen Tarek Mehanna is set to stand trial this month on charges of ‘conspiring to support terrorism’ and ‘providing material support to terrorists.’

“Mehanna is accused of trying to serve in al-Qaeda’s ‘media wing.’ When arrested in October 2009, he was 27 years old. Since his arrest, he has been held in solitary confinement.

“Mehanna was originally courted by the FBI to become an informant.

“Meanwhile, the European Court of Human Rights is hearing a case on the legality of extradition of terror suspects to the United States on the grounds that inmates are subjected to inhumane conditions of confinement and routine violations of due process. This could become a landmark case in human rights law, potentially damaging the international reputation of the U.S. legal system.”

In this program discussion of detention policies since 9/11 in the United States were Tarek Mehanna’s brother, Tamer, and Gareth Peirce, one of Britain’s best-known human rights lawyers. She has represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and many prisoners held at the U.S. military base at Guantánamo Bay. October 14, 2011, http://www.democracynow.org/2011/10/14/alleged_inhumane_conditions_for_post_9

 “‘U.S. uses UN as a tool to wage wars’” (Press TV interview with Sara Flounders, co-director of International Action Center from New York, asking why the U.S. has made the claim against Iran and whether legally the U.S. should be held responsible for making false accusations or not), October 18, 2011, http://www.presstv.ir/detail/205273.html

“U.S. blast kills 10 Afghan civilians,” October 21, 2011,

“Pakistanis protest Clinton's visit,” October 21, 2011,
“U.S. warned against Pakistan incursion,” October 19, 2011, http://www.presstv.ir/detail/205451.html


Caption for Yemen protest
Tens of thousands of Yemenis have taken to the streets in the capital to call on Ali Abdullah Saleh to learn from the fate of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and step down.

Caption Bahrain protest
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters converge from two directions to demonstrate outside the walls of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa's Safriya Palace in the Bahraini capital of Manama (file photo).

“Bahrain delays report on crackdown,” October 21, 2011,

“‘Torture of Bahraini detainees persist’— Concerns grow over the health condition of detained Bahraini opposition leaders amid continuing reports of ongoing torture in the country’s prisons, Press TV reports, October 20, 2011

“Turkish forces enter Iraq to fight PKK,” October 21, 2011,
In Jordan thousands have rallied in the capital, Amman, to urge prime minister-designate Awn Khasawneh to implement political reform, October 21, 2011, http://www.presstv.ir/detail/205738.html

“UN calls on Israel to stop harassing kids— The UN has criticized Israeli violence against Palestinian children, urging the international community to scale up its protective measures for minors living under Israeli occupation,” October 21, 2011, http://www.presstv.ir/detail/205736.html


“U.S. drone strike kills 44 in Somalia,” October 21, 2011, http://www.presstv.ir/detail/205775.html

“Cholera kills 65 more Somali children,” October 20, 2011,

Caption Somalia displaced hospital scene
A paramedic attends to internally displaced children suffering from cholera inside a ward at Banadir hospital in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on August 18, 2011. (file photo)

“Abductors ask cash for Dedieu’s body,” October 20, 2011,

Britannica note
Lamu is a town, port, an island administered as part of Kenya in the Indian Ocean off the East African coast, 150 miles (241 km) north-northeast of Mombasa.

Manda is near Lamu on the Kenyan coast, apparently established in the 9th century, distinguished for its seawalls of coral blocks. Trade, which seems to have been by barter, was considerable, with the main export probably of ivory. Manda had close trading connections with the Persian Gulf. It imported large quantities of Islamic pottery and, in the 9th and 10th centuries, Chinese porcelain. There is evidence of a considerable iron-smelting industry at Manda.

“Somalis fleeing insecurity at home find more insecurity in Yemeni ‘haven’ – UN,” October 21, 2011, http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=40146&Cr=somalia&Cr1=

 “North African refugee deaths prompts UN agency to call for assistance — Thousands are fleeing north Africa for Europe by boat; the Italian coast guard saved another boat full of north African immigrants bound for Europe after NATO reportedly failed to intervene. The UN refugee agency has now called for rescue efforts to be redoubled,” August 5, 2011,


“Libya: UN human rights office calls for probe into Qaddafi’s death,” October 21, 2011, http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=40144&Cr=libya&Cr1=


“100s of Canadians protest Bush’s visit,” October 21, 2011, http://www.presstv.ir/detail/205798.html


“Nearly 470,000 cholera cases reported in Haiti over the past year – UN,” October 21, 2011,


“Asylum requests in developed countries rose in first half of year – UN,” October 18, 2011,

Caption Roma asylum-seekers being housed in Schaerbeek, Belgium


Women without Borders — Sisters Against Violent Extremism

Women without Borders supports women all over the world as they strive towards the inclusion and participation of women in all levels of the decision-making process, and helps them to bring their talents and energies into the public arena.

Women without Borders stands for non-violent conflict resolution in countries in transition or undergoing reconstruction; advocates a future without fear, suppression or violence; and works toward positive politics that cultivate the participation of women.

Women without Borders is an advocacy and PR organization for women around the globe. As an international initiative for women in politics and civil society, Women without Borders offers a forum through which women’s voices can be heard and their concerns made public.

“SAVE (Sisters Against Violent Extremism) is the world’s first female counter-terrorism platform. Headquartered at the Women without Borders offices in Vienna, Austria, SAVE brings together a broad spectrum of women determined to create a united front against violent extremism. SAVE provides women with the tools for critical debate to challenge extremist thinking and to develop alternative strategies for combating the growth of global terrorism.”

The participants of the first Global SAVE Conference developed and signed the SAVE Declaration in 2008.



Bennett's books are available in New York State independent bookstores: Lift Bridge Bookshop: www.liftbridgebooks.com [Brockport, NY]; Sundance Books: http://www.sundancebooks.com/main.html [Geneseo, NY]; Mood Makers Books: www.moodmakersbooks.com [City of Rochester, NY]; Dog Ears Bookstore and Literary Arts Center: www.enlightenthedog.org/ [Buffalo, NY]; Burlingham Books – ‘Your Local Chapter’: http://burlinghambooks.com/ [Perry, NY 14530]; The Bookworm: http://www.eabookworm.com/ [East Aurora, NY] • See also: World Pulse: Global Issues through the eyes of Women: http://www.worldpulse.com/ http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire


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