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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Is 70 This Year — but Where’s the Justice for Chagos? 8.6.2018
The Chagossians continue their struggle.

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Under Trump, US Contempt for International Law Intensifies 5.6.2018
Reckless policies have increased the military's role.

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Airstrikes in eastern Syria reportedly kill at least 12 pro-government fighters 25.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Airstrikes overnight in eastern Syria killed at least 12 pro-government fighters, all reportedly foreign nationals, a war-monitoring group said Thursday.

The Syrian government-run media blamed the strikes on the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State extremists.

In Damascus, the the official...

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The U.S. and the Fate of the World 24.5.2018
It may not be an exaggeration to say that the fate of civilization is up to Americans to sort out how they want to interact with the rest of the world, argues Inder Comar in this commentary. By Inder Comar…Read more →
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In Bahrain, a smoldering insurgency reveals the resilience of Iran’s proxy war 18.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A rebellion against the gulf kingdom’s rulers shows how Tehran has adapted its support for proxy groups in different Middle Eastern countries.
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The World Will Not Mourn the Decline of U.S. Hegemony 14.5.2018
Commentators on both right and left bemoan the decline of American global power under Donald Trump, but is that such a bad thing? asks Paul Street in this commentary. By Paul Street There are good reasons to bemoan the presence…Read more →
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VIPS Call on Senate Intel Panel to Vote Against Haspel 8.5.2018
With torture-overseer Gina Haspel set to face the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday instead of a judge, the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity urge committee members to vote against her nomination. MEMORANDUM FOR: Members of the Senate Select Committee on…Read more →
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Syria’s Kurds put IS on trial with focus on reconciliation 7.5.2018 Washington Post: World
The “Defense of the People” Court is an almost intimate place. Three judges — two men and a woman — sat behind a large desk. The defendant, a former Islamic State group fighter in Syria, faced them in a chair only a yard away, close enough for a conversation. A space heater in the center and mustard-colored couch and armchairs made the room even homier.
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Blackwater founder Erik Prince has cut a lucrative security-training deal with Chinese insiders. But is it against U.S. interests? 4.5.2018 Washington Post
Prince, a former Navy SEAL who created the security firm that played a major and controversial role in the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is running a security college that trains Chinese military and security personnel to protect China’s economic interests abroad.
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Trump Just Blew Past Two Deadlines for Reporting How Many Civilians The US Kills 3.5.2018 Mother Jones
On Tuesday, the same day that 23 civilians were killed in suspected US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria, the Trump administration missed two deadlines for reporting civilian casualties from Ameican military and counterterrorism operations. “The failure to report on civilian casualties is a failure of accountability on the use of deadly force by this administration,” says […]
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Airstrikes kill 23 in IS-held territory in Syria 1.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Airstrikes killed at least 23 civilians on Tuesday in one of the last pockets of Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria, according to Syrian state media and an opposition-linked monitoring group, as U.S.-backed forces in the area announced they have resumed their campaign against the extremists.
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Syrian troops briefly take villages east of Euphrates river 30.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Syrian government forces on Sunday briefly captured four villages east of the Euphrates River in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour after rare clashes with U.S.-backed Kurdish-led fighters, then lost the area in a counteroffensive by the Kurdish-led force.
The Time is Now for Universal Jurisdiction 27.4.2018
The time is right to revive the concept of “universal jurisdiction” — the idea that a person, whatever their nationality, can be called to account before the court of any civilized country for grave international crimes, argues Inder Comar. By…Read more →
How Many Millions Have Been Killed in America’s Post-9/11 Wars? Part 3: Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen 25.4.2018
In the third and final part of his series, Nicolas JS Davies investigates the death toll of U.S. covert and proxy wars in Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen and underscores the importance of comprehensive war mortality studies. By Nicolas J…Read more →
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On the Silencing of Julian Assange 10.4.2018
Legendary filmmaker and journalist John Pilger and Christine Assange, mother of Julian Assange, spoke to Dennis J. Bernstein and Randy Credico on April 5, about the latest attempt to silence the Wikileaks founder. By Dennis J Bernstein and Randy Credico…Read more →
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The Dolls of Militarism: From War Hawks to Chickenhawks 5.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Donald Trump holds a joint press conference with Baltic Heads of State in the East Room of the White House on April 3, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Cheriss May / NurPhoto via Getty Images) Sometimes I get sick of saying it, but just when you thought it couldn't get any worse… Donald Trump's continual cabinet reshuffling -- otherwise the stuff of reality-TV drama -- has become genuinely frightening. Like so many Russian matryoshki or nesting dolls, the president has been removing one war hawk after another, only to reveal yet more extreme versions of the same creature. And  rumor  has it that such personnel moves have yet to reach their end point. In just the last few weeks, President Trump has fired his secretary of state and national security adviser, while nominating two fanatical replacements: CIA Director Mike Pompeo and former UN Ambassador John Bolton. The "old" team, Rex Tillerson and Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, were flawed choices from the start, but Pompeo and Bolton seem like an ...
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How Many People Has the U.S. Killed in its Post-9/11 Wars? Part 2: Afghanistan and Pakistan. 3.4.2018
The numbers of casualties of U.S. wars since Sept. 11, 2001 have largely gone uncounted, but coming to terms with the true scale of the crimes committed remains an urgent moral, political and legal imperative, argues Nicolas J.S. Davies, in…Read more →
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Records suggest Iraqi refugee's Facebook posts may lead to his deportation 3.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Shortly after the FBI found a photo of ISIS fighters on Farass Ali's Facebook page, ICE agents arrested him. Now he faces deportation.
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Weapons for Anyone: Donald Trump and the Art of the Arms Deal 2.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: Michael Colley / EyeEm / Getty Images) It's one of those stories of the century that somehow never gets treated that way. For an astounding 25 of the past 26 years, the United States has been the leading arms dealer  on the planet, at some moments in near  monopolistic  fashion. Its major weapons-producers, including Boeing, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin, regularly pour the latest in high-tech arms and munitions into the most explosive areas  of the planet with ample  assistance  from the Pentagon. In recent years, the  bulk  of those arms have gone to the Greater Middle East. Donald Trump is only the latest American president to preside over a global arms sales bonanza. With remarkable enthusiasm, he's appointed himself America's number one weapons salesman and he couldn't be prouder of the job he's doing. Earlier this month, for instance, on the very day Congress was debating whether to end US support for Saudi Arabia's  brutal war  in Yemen, Trump engaged in one of his favorite presidential ...
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Nicolas Sarkozy: Crime and Punishment? 28.3.2018
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is under investigation for allegedly receiving millions of euros in illegal election campaign funding from Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. This must be placed in the broader context of war crimes by Western heads of state, Gilbert Doctorow explains. By Gilbert…Read more →
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