Green Party Urges International Criminal Court To Prosecute Israel For Crimes Against Palestinians

Above: Delegation at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Netherlands on November 19, 2018. From left to right Margaret Flowers, Green Party co-chair, member of the Green Party Peace Action Committee and Green Party of Maryland, Miko Peled, Green Party US member, Dirk Adriaensens of the Brussells Tribunal, Diane Moxley of Green Party International Committee and Green Party of New Jersey, Stephen[…]

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Puerto Rico Tribunal Verdict: U.S. Is Guilty Of Crimes Against Humanity

Image: Header from Puerto Rico Tribunal Facebook Page Editor’s note:  This post is composed of information from the Puerto Rico Tribunal Facebook Page, from information circulated by the Black Alliance for Peace, and from posts on The International Action Center ( IAC) website (prologue) and Popular Resistance Newsletter (followup). The following is a summary of the indictment prepared by Agusto[…]

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International Tribunal to expose U.S. colonial crimes in Puerto Rico

By Berta Joubert-Ceci , from International Action Center (IAC) website, July 24, 2018 This year marks the 120th anniversary of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Puerto Rico during the Spanish-U.S. war, which ended with the U.S. capturing Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Philippines and Guam. July 25, 1898, was the day when U.S. ships, commanded by General Nelson A. Miles[…]

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Syria and the S-300s: Recentering the People in the Global Struggles for Power

Protecting Russian interests in Syria and the Mid-East was and is the driving force for Russian military and diplomatic activity, nothing else! “The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world [….] No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity, much less dissent.”—[…]

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Kavanaugh Scorns International Law and Loves Executive Power

Editor’s Note: Brett Kavanaugh may or may not land in the Supreme Court.  What is interesting about this article is it clearly articulates a mindset that permeates the U.S. political establishment as a whole and much of the judiciary as well.  John Bolton’s recent outburst of defiance towards the International Criminal Court is an example of this mentality. by Marjorie[…]

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In Shielding US from Legal Obligations, Kavanaugh Conflates International Law with Foreign Laws

The Supremacy Clause establishes the Constitution, Federal Statures, and U.S. treaties as “the supreme law of the land.” The Constitution is the hightest form of law in the American legal system. State judges are requied to uphold it, even if state laws or constitutuions conflict with it. by Marjorie Cohn, published on Consortium News, July 31, 2018 The two primary[…]

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Gaza Is Not a Country, and so Israel Is Not Protecting Its Borders

Gaza Strip – May 15 – Israeli Soldiers are shooting civilians in their legs. But they have killed many. Others are in critical condition. Hospitals are swamped with over 3,000 patients. Gaza Strip – May 15, Reuters by Aida Winfred, originally published on Mondoweiss A BBC report published July 20, 2018 accepts the framing of killing of Palestinian civilians as a “defense[…]

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Canada vs. the Rule of Law

David Swanson looks at the recent diplomatic incident which began the Canadian Ambassador complained to the Saudi Prince the abusive treatment of dissident Raif Badawi, and now his sister, a feminist activist in Saudi Arabia.  It’s a nice story where Canada looks pretty righteous.  Other writers have pointed to the hypocrisy of Canada, who is a partner in the ongoing[…]

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