Tag Archives: war crimes

The Criminal Fraud of the ICC

Source: MWC News More than 50 years ago the United Nations began working towards the establishment of a permanent, International Criminal Court (ICC). In the course of the 20th Century some 170 million civilians were victims of war crimes, crimes … Continue reading

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The Leveson Inquiry into the British press – oh, what a lovely game

John Pilger johnpilger.com Rupert Murdoch is a bad man. His son James is also bad. Rebekah Brooks is allegedly bad. The News of the World was very bad; it hacked phones and pilloried people. British prime ministers grovelled before this … Continue reading

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Protester calls Blair ‘war criminal’

UPI LONDON, May 28 (UPI) — An anti-war protester interrupted a British inquiry into press ethics as former Prime Minister Tony Blair was testifying Monday, calling Blair a “war criminal.” The protester accused Blair of being on the payroll of … Continue reading

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The Assange case means we are all suspects now

Source: John Pilger This week’s Supreme Court hearing in the Julian Assange case has profound meaning for the preservation of basic freedoms in western democracies. This is Assange’s final appeal against his extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual … Continue reading

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Do Private Military Contractors Have Impunity to Torture?

Source: DissidentVoice Unbelievably, in 2011 this question has not yet been settled in the courts of the United States. Human rights attorneys are headed back to court in the coming month to argue that, yes, victims of war crimes and … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields by Channel 4

A special investigation by Channel 4 featuring devastating new evidence of alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka is screened at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, as pressure mounts for action. The documentary is an hour-long investigation into the … Continue reading

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Focus on the Psychology of Dehumanization

In times of conflict the involved parties often see their opponents as dangerous, inhumane, or even evil. According to psychologists, when we look down on one another, see others as lesser human beings, or violate human rights, we have entered … Continue reading

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Israel urges UN to cancel Goldstone Report on Gaza war

Source: BBC News Israel has called on the UN to cancel a report that said it possibly committed war crimes during its 2008-2009 military offensive in Gaza. The report’s author, South African judge Richard Goldstone, said on Friday that new … Continue reading

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