Tag Archives: international law

The Conflict of Our Time: U.S. Imperialism vs the Rule of Law, by Nicolas J S Davies

 Half the Earth’s population of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles has already disappeared in the past 40 years.

End Impunity and Open Investigation on Palestine

The occupation of the Palestinian territory may be one of the most well-documented situations,… with…experts alleging that violations of international humanitarian and human rights law have occurred.

Aida Touma Suleiman speaks on Israel/Palestine at the Veterans for Peace Annual Convention

What’s really going on in Israel. A new law denying Palestinian rights.

Aida Touma-Sliman: Israel’s New Apartheid Law

Is Israeli a democracy? An in-depth look at the current situation in Israel and Palestine by a Palestinian journalist, leader, and member of the Israeli Knesset.

Pentagon to Allow Nuclear Responses to Non-Nuclear Attacks by Marjorie Cohn

This new strategy opens the door to first-use of nuclear weapons, which is prohibited under international law.

A Multi-Level Analysis of the US Cruise Missile Attack on Syria and Its Consequences

What is evident is that the Syrians did not drop chemical weapons from their aircraft and that no chemical gas was ever stored at the al-Shayrat airbase.

US Intelligence Already Knows Assad Did Not Drop Chemical Weapons

Donald Trump’s decision to launch cruise missile strikes on a Syrian Air Force Base was based on a lie.

William Boardman | What War Are We Buying With Another $58 Billion for the Military?

The pace of drone strikes by the US on suspected terrorists has increased more than fourfold since Trump took office.

It may only take 3.5% of the population to topple a dictator–with civil resistance by Erica Chenoweth

Nonviolent resistance has empowered the labor movement, closed down or cancelled dozens of nuclear plants, protected farm workers from abuse in California, motivated the recognition of Aids patients as worthy of access to life-saving treatment, protected free speech, put climate reform on the agenda, given reprieve to Dreamers, raised awareness about economic inequality, changed the […]

GTMO 2016: Special Report (Video)

RT America’s Simone Del Rosario went to Guantanamo Bay to investigate how and if the prison will be soon shut down, and to see what conditions those detainees are living in.

Kennedy, Bush, Sanders, And The Organization. — THE ONENESS of HUMANITY

By Jerry Alatalo “The power to destroy the world by the use of nuclear weapons is a power that cannot be used – we cannot accept the idea of such a monstrosity… The time has now come for the nations of the world to submit to the just requisition of their conduct by international law.” […] […]

Liza Burr | One Humanity, One State: An Interview with Mazin Qumsiyeh

Only a single democratic state will promote “human rights and…reconciliation and justice”; there is no other way. You cannot make 78 percent of historic Palestine off-limits to Palestinian refugees (or their descendants) who were ethnically cleansed from their homes and have been granted the right of return under international law. You cannot divide “such a small piece of land…into two countries.”

Video: Dr. Noam Chomsky Breaks the Set on War, Imperialism, and Propaganda

Noam Chomsky on media control in the free world, drones as a weapon of terror, citizen rights, U.S. foreign policy, and more in an interview by Abby Martin.

Medea Benjamin: 10 Steps to Wean US Foreign Policy Off Militarism

Benjamin: None of the presidential candidates has been calling for a significant reduction in the bloated military budget that eats up half the discretionary funds in the US budget. They should. How else can we find the funds needed to invest in key areas such as sustainable energy projects, infrastructure, care for veterans, education, or affordable housing?

John Pilger | Julian Assange: the Untold Story of an Epic Struggle for Justice

From the article: Katrin Axelsson and Lisa Longstaff of Women Against Rape wrote: “The allegations against [Assange] are a smokescreen behind which a number of governments are trying to clamp down on WikiLeaks for having audaciously revealed to the public their secret planning of wars and occupations with their attendant rape, murder and destruction… The authorities care so little about violence against women that they manipulate rape allegations at will. [Assange] has made it clear he is available for questioning by the Swedish authorities, in Britain or via Skype. Why are they refusing this essential step in their investigation? What are they afraid of?”

John Pilger: Free Julian Assange

Pilger: The Assange case amplifies many truths, and one is the growing, global totalitarianism of Washington, regardless of who is elected president.

Phyllis Bennis: Netanyahu Threatens War In Speech to Congress

This was a speech threatening war.

WAMM’s T3 Press Release on Torture Report & NYT Editorial Statement

WAMM’s “Tackling Torture at the Top” Committee is gratified to finally witness today’s release of a redacted summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report. Media Release   December 9, 2014  (Direct to Rise Up Times) From:  Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) Committee of WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) Contact:  Coleen Rowley, 952 393-0914 or Tom Dickinson, 612 822-9520 Re:  […]

Obama: America “Exceptional” So We Don’t Prosecute Torturers

Legal experts and human rights advocates says prosecutions must follow Senate’s report on CIA torture as president says grave violations of domestic and international law should be kept “where they belong—in the past” By Jon Queally, staff writer  Common Dreams  December 10, 2014 Despite executive summary of Senate panel’s report on Tuesday, President Obama is still unwilling to […]

Truthout: A Year After Congressional Testimony, Drone Strike Victims Still Searching for Justice

 A recent investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has determined that fewer than 4 percent of drone strike casualties in Pakistan have been identified and confirmed through records as members of al-Qaeda.    By Candice Bernd  Truthout.org | Report  November 28,2014    (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) Drone strikes launched on October 11 of this year […]