The Assad Regime’s Use of Chemical Weapons on April 4,2017

The United States is confident that the Syrian regime conducted a chemical weapons attack, using the nerve agent sarin, against its own people in the town of Khan Shaykhun in southern Idlib Province on April 4,2017. According to observers at the scene, the attack resulted in at least 50 and up to 100 fatalities (including […]

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Nobel Laureates slam Human Rights Watch

In a May 12 letter published on AlterNet (and on the HRI site), two Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and over 100 scholars, journalists and human rights activists called on Human Rights Watch to close its revolving door to the U.S. government.

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Lugansk war crime

The air strike on the regional civil administration building in Lugansk by the armed forces of Kiev on June 2nd is a terrible tragedy for the civilians killed. Whilst the action has been described by the Ukrainian government as part of an “anti-terrorist operation,” it clearly violates the basic principles on the use of force […]

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Letter to Human Rights Watch urges independence from US government

The issue of Human Rights Watch (HRW) and their close links to the US government has been highlighted by a recent letter sent to Ken Roth on behalf of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and Mairead Maguire; former UN Assistant Secretary General Hans von Sponeck; current UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in […]

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For the sake of human rights, democracy and humanity – end extreme wealth

A new report from Oxfam provides evidence that the super rich are a major human rights problem, becoming richer at the expense of those who are denied their rights to health care, food and economic security. More evidence from inside the US foreign policy establishment reveals how the super rich (who control the world’s energy, […]

Bradley Manning – Motion to Dismiss for Unlawful Pretrial Punishment

IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT U N I T E D S T A T E S ) ) MOTION TO DISMISS v. ) FOR UNLAWFUL ) PRETRIAL PUNISHMENT MANNING, Bradley E., PFC ) U.S. Army, xxx-xx-9504 ) Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Fort Myer, VA […]

Humanitarian Intervention Libya

US government documents: Libya an escalating humanitarian disaster

US government documents show Obama and NATO’s intervention in Libya has led to an escalating humanitarian disaster as the Libyan people’s human rights, especially the right to life and security are taken away and the country faces the prospect of failed state status.

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US Embassy – Tripoli Libya security incidents since June 2011

U.S. EMBASSY TRIPOLI, LIBYA REGIONAL SECURITY OFFICE SECURITY INCIDENTS SINCE JUNE 2011 ON 1 JUNE 2011 BENGHAZI CAR BOMB EXPLODES OUTSIDE HOTEL: A car bomb exploded outside the Tibesti Hotel in Benghazi. Following this explosion, other devices were discovered and made safe by the local authorities. TNC officials blamed former regime officials for the incident. […]

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Libya, racism, imperialism and humanitarian interventionism

Two videos on the theme of humanitarian intervention have come out recently. Professor Maximilian Forte of Montreal has produced a film: LIBYA: Race, Empire, and the Invention of Humanitarian Emergency unveiling the racism lying behind humanitarian interventionism. Well worth watching and disseminating.


How to start a war with Iran

This guy is a lobbyist for Israel and works as Director of Research for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (an AIPAC spin-off). He was on the “Working group on the phenomena of anti-Americanism” co-chaired by Suzanne Nossel.