Tag Archives: war crimes

Chomsky: Trump’s Actions on Syria Reflect the Foreign Policy of a Con Man

Trump is an effective con man who has a good sense of what animates his voting base. …that withdrawing a few hundred troops would appeal to the sector of the population that resonates to his message that America is foolishly expending its blood and treasure to help “unworthy” people…

Hedges/Cohn | “Campaign to Exterminate Muslims” and “Gaza: Israeli Leaders Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes”

Premeditated Use of Deadly Force Against Peaceful Protesters

Banality of Evil Redux

IMAGINE ADOLF EICHMANN was never prosecuted for his war crimes. Instead, he wrote a book.

U.S. Hypocrisy Around the World

How has information been suppressed so that many Americans have failed to grasp their true history? We know that corporate owned mass media reflects the power structure of our times. But education is also an issue.    By Don Irish  WAMM Newsletter  Fall I 2015 Published under the title, “Hypocrisy.” Mary Beaudoin and Tom Dooley […]

Evergreene Digest: Hospital Slaughter and the US/NATO Propaganda Machine

Greanville Post: There was not the slightest threat to any Turkish citizen, aircraft or any other national interest and nobody was in the slightest bit perturbed — until the US-NATO propaganda machine kicked into top gear and fed meaty titbits to the western media whose headlines then varied from the shrill “Russian warplane violates Turkish airspace . . .

Bill Blum: Cutting Through the Hysteria Over Court’s Gaza War Probe

Behind all the bellicose rhetoric spewing from both sides there is a very disturbing reality: The International Criminal Court is a fledgling and fragile institution. Its mission is to do justice in a world governed by craven political interests and the exercise of raw power.   As the sun sets, Palestinians walk through the ruins […]

Tom Engelhardt: The Senate Drone Report of 2019 — Looking Back on Washington’s War on Terror

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The National Security State “Works,” Even If Nothing It Does Works By Tom Engelhardt  tomdispatch.com  December 18, 2014 It was December 6, 2019, three years into a sagging Clinton presidency and a bitterly divided Congress. That day, the 500-page executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s long fought-over, much-delayed, heavily redacted report on […]

Chris Marsden: Evidence of Israeli war crimes mounts as Gaza cease-fire continues

Israel’s truce with Hamas held for a second day Friday, as talks continued between the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and all three main Palestinian factions—including Fatah and Islamic Jihad. By Chris Marsden  wsws.org  16 August 2014 The talks, mediated by Egypt, have produced statements from all three Palestinian groups claiming that a breakthrough […]

▶Truthdigger of the Week: Navi Pillay

“…the voice of the victim everywhere” The lawmakers criticizing Pillay for attempting to do her job represent a government entangled with the interests of multinational business, including and especially purveyors of Middle Eastern oil. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay visits South Sudan in April. AP/UNMISS By Alexander Reed Kelly  truthdig.com  August […]

▶ Jeremy Scahill On U.S. Media Coverage Of Israel-Gaza Conflict: ‘We’ve Hit All-Time Lows’

 “You don’t see this on American television.” Watch the video here. HuffPost Live  | By Chris Branch  Posted: 07/24/2014 11:04 am EDT Updated: 07/24/2014 11:59 am EDT Jeremy Scahill joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss his expose for the Intercept on the way the U.S. government handles its terrorist watchlist database. During the interview, host Alyona […]

Somerset Bean: An infographic detailing Assange’s time in the Embassy and the circumstances that led to his asylum.

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▶ Democracy Now! Ex-Counterterrorism Czar Richard Clarke: Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld Committed War Crimes

Published on Jun 2, 2014 http://www.democracynow.org – Richard Clarke, the nation’s former top counterterrorism official, tells Democracy Now! he believes President George W. Bush is guilty of war crimes for launching the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook!  Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this […]

▶ 100+ gather in protest of Condoleezza Rice speech

by Shelby Capacio – email  KMSP-TV Minneapols-St. Paul  Posted: Apr 17, 2014 4:50 PM CDTUpdated: Apr 17, 2014 10:47 PM CDT Watch the video: http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/clip/10066869/protest-greets-condoleezza-rice Photo by Scott Wasserman. (Editor’s Note: This photo was taken early on as people were gathering.) Photo by Scott Wasserman  (Editor’s Note: David Pellow, U of MN faculty, speaks to large group who are not […]

UMN Faculty Statement on the Visit of Dr. Condoleezza Rice  

University of Minnesota faculty respond to decision to have Condoleezza Rise speak on campus. Comment by Coleen Rowley and link to petition: Please read the concerns of nearly 200 U of MN faculty who object to the University President and Humphrey Institute Dean who, without consulting anyone, decided to put someone who has committed war […]

Coleen Rowley: Torture Doesn’t Work. Law Does Work. Why Keep That Secret?!

The Senate Intelligence investigation reportedly demolishes the CIA claims about the value of the brutal interrogation tactics the Bush administration approved. Coleen Rowley  12/20/2013  Huffington Post Most Americans do not know that their government engaged in practices that the civilized world considers war crimes. This lack of awareness is due, in part, to the fact that […]

Two Human Rights Groups Target U.S. Drone Policy as Illegal

Like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch called on the U.S. to offer more transparency and accountability into the drone strikes program, and open itself to investigations of possible violations of international law. Posted by Scott Martelle  Oct 22, 2013  truthdig.com Two notable human rights advocacy groups Tuesday took aim at the United States’ highly controversial—and possibly illegal—use of drones […]

Video> Manning exposed myriad of criminal activity by US government: Scott Rickard

Press TV has conducted an interview with Interview with Scott Rickard, former American intelligence linguist, Florida, about the upcoming trial of US army whistleblower Private Bradley Manning and the thousands of protesters who see Manning as a hero that exposed hidden US war crimes. The following is an approximate transcript of the interview.  Press TV: First […]

Parts I & II> Icelandic Lawmaker Birgitta Jónsdóttir on Challenging Gov’t Secrecy from Twitter to Bradley Manning – YouTube

Birgitta Jónsdóttir has also been the center of a closely watched legal case. Earlier this year, a federal appeals court ruled the government can continue to keep secret its efforts to obtain information from Twitter about her and two others connected to WikiLeaks. April 8, 2013  DemocracyNow.org Icelandic Parliamentarian Birgitta Jónsdóttir played a critical role […]

NCMR 2013 Interview with Jeff Cohen, Park Center for Independent Media

 freespeechtv·1,951 videos Published on Apr 5, 2013 Jeff Cohen, founder of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting and the Park Center for Independent Media talks with David Pakman about the future of media on Friday during the National Conference for Media Reform 2013 in Denver. Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS […]

Camillo “Mac” Bica> Remembering the Context of War Crimes: The Crime of War Itself

Remembering the Context of War Crimes: The Crime of War Itself by Camillo “Mac” Bica    25 February 2012      Truthout | Op-Ed (Image: Lance Page / Truthout; Adapted:hans van den berg, The U.S. Army) One would think that, by now, America would have made the connection between war and atrocity. Or, are we too obsessed with […]