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Open letter to Bloomberg News re Loretta Lynch and the ICTR - by Ann Garrison
Bloomberg News is one of many outlets praising Loretta Lynch, President Obama's Attorney General nominee, for her work at the International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda (ICTR). However, the ICTR was a court for victor's justice, used to fortify the lies about the Rwandan war and civilian massacres of the 1990s. These lies have been used to justify nearly 20 more years of war, conflict, and resource theft in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the death of millions more Rwandan and Congol...
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:41PM
SOA Graduate Takes Control of Security in Michoacán, Mexico - by El Enemigo Común
U.S. Army School of The Americas (SOA) graduate general Pedro Felipe Gurrola Ramírez takes control of security in Michoacan, Mexico.
Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:44PM
Egresado de la Escuela de las Americas Toma Control de la Seguridad de Michoacán, México - by El Enemigo Común
El general Pedro Felipe Gurrola Ramírez un egresado de la Escuela de las Americas del Ejército de Estados Unidos (SOA por sus siglas en ingles), asume control de la seguridad de Michoacán, México
Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:40PM
Europe: Complicit governments must act in wake of US Senate torture report - by Amnesty International
European governments that cooperated with the CIA’s secret detention, interrogation, and torture operations as part of the USA’s global “war on terror” must act urgently to bring those responsible to justice following a US Senate report containing new details said Amnesty International in a new briefing paper on Januray 19 (see PDF).
Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:53PM
Marshall Islands Republic Brings Nuclear Weapons Nations to Court - by Tara Dorabji
The Republic of the Marshall Islands bring the world’s nuclear giants, including the United States to court in an attempt to force them to disarm.
Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:35PM
The Atack against Charlie Hebdo - by International Communist Party
After the attack against Charlie Hebdo, all the formidable power of the media and bourgeois propaganda kicked in to use the emotion born of the bloody massacre to rouse support for "national unity" and the "values of the Republic." the Government, parties of the left, right and far- right (excised by the organizers of the Paris march, the far-right Front National (FN) of le Pen called for demonstrations in the provinces), trade union apparachniks and multiple associations called for large dem...
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:34AM
PBS' And Frontline's Double Standard Re Putin - by Searchlight
The soldier chidlren of the poor remain collateral damage to Obama's handlers who send them into wars, secret CIA wars and open wars.
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:37AM
The Year Ahead - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:04AM
In Rojava: People’s War is not Class War - by CLASS WAR
Text “In Rojava: People’s War is not Class War”, which you can read below, represents a contribution of “Internationalist Communist Tendency” (ICT) to a debate that has been taking place in certain circles claiming “anti-capitalist struggle” since several weeks. The central points of this discussion are current events in Western Kurdistan, Rojava.
Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:30AM
Benefits of a US-Iran Alliance - by Nathaniel Batchelder
The US must not miss the opening right before us for agreements with Iran that would bring economic benefits to both nations. Such an alliance seems possible because the nuclear negotiations have been extended, and Iran is in compliance with dramatic demands for intrusive inspections by beefed up U.N. inspection teams.
Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:33PM
Harass the Brass: how enlisted people helped to defeat the US in Vietnam - by Kevin Keating
Notes to contribute to the future collapse of the armed forces.
Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:19PM
Gorbachev and Lavrov on US Russian Relations - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:53AM
Full Senate Torture Report: A Glimpse into America's Legacy of Cruel and Violent Racism - by Winston Smith
Here's the full "unclassified" Senate Select Committee on Intelligence torture report, full in the sense of the entire report, not full because it is redaction-free. There's plenty our Senate "intelligence" overlords do not want us to see or know.
Posted: Tue Dec 9, 2014 2:31PM
Israel's destruction of multistorey buildings: extensive, wanton and unjustified - by Amnesty International
Air strikes on landmark buildings at the tail end of the Israeli military’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in August 2014 were a deliberate and direct attack on civilian buildings and amount to war crimes, says Amnesty International today.
Posted: Mon Dec 8, 2014 5:19PM
Philippine Women’s Coalitions Launch 18 Days of Activism against Violence - by sentro
On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW), which marks the start of the 18 Days of Activism Against VAW, women’s groups held a press conference and rally in front of the US Embassy. The coalitions announced today that they unite in focusing on the call for justice for Jennifer Laude during this 18-day campaign period which starts on November 25, and will sustain the campaign until justice is served.
Posted: Wed Dec 3, 2014 3:52AM
The West in danger of forgetting suffering refugees says charity head - by by Ruth Gledhill
The deaths of two Syrian babies from cold last week was an example of the conditions faced by hundreds of thousands on a daily basis.
Posted: Mon Dec 1, 2014 11:37PM
Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire's case for peace (audio/mpeg 1.7MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire challenged the simple account of the Rwandan Genocide that the world has been told for the past 20 years. She said that Hutu people were also killed, before, during and after the genocide, and that extremists on both sides must face the court. The International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda tried only Hutu people, after Tutsi victors won the war. The simplified version of the Rwandan Genocide, like the Holocaust, has become justification for US was...
Posted: Sun Nov 9, 2014 7:06PM
Eastern Ukraine: Both sides responsible for indiscriminate attacks - by Amnesty International
The killing of a schoolboy and an 18-year-old during shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Wednesday highlights a larger pattern of indiscriminate attacks which could amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said today.
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 3:40PM
1000s call on World Music Institute to cancel concert by Israeli “Ambassador” Idan Raichel - by Adalah-NY
In a public letter, over 4000 individuals and 50 groups from around the world have called for the New York-based World Music Institute (WMI) to cancel their presentation of a concert by Israeli musician Idan Raichel on November 18 at New York City’s Symphony Space due to Raichel’s role as a cultural ambassador for Israel who provides “uncritical support for the Israeli military and government.”
Posted: Wed Nov 5, 2014 10:45AM
Israeli forces displayed ‘callous indifference’ in deadly attacks on family homes in Gaza - by Amnesty International
Israeli forces have killed scores of Palestinian civilians in attacks targeting houses full of families which in some cases have amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International has disclosed in a new report (see PDF) on the latest Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip.
Posted: Tue Nov 4, 2014 7:10PM