William Hanna in “Hypocrisy, Double Standards, and the Politicisation of Genocide” explains that in 1998 120 states of the international community adopted the Rome Statute which established a legal basis for establishing an International Criminal Court (ICC).
The U.S. and Israel signed the ICC accord in 2000. They have since withdrawn and opposed the ICC because the political leaders of both do not wish to be judged according to a “global standard of justice.” Read below the fold...
Globalizing Gaza in both military and legal terms raises the slogan “we are all Palestinians” from one of political solidarity to literal accuracy. Its corollary also highlights a key element of international politics of which we must be keenly aware: our governments are all Israel. Jeff Halper
Why do the basic rules of international law continue to be forsaken?
Why have they been forsaken for so long now especially in relation to Israel? Read below the fold...
US, Europe, Israel, Saudi Arabia have worked so hard together to bring us to the brink of WWIII.
Ukraine is where the US helped stage a coup that left violent neo-Nazis running a puppet government.
Obama and his administration were FURIOUS over losing their power grab for Black Sea control. They and the Kiev government are willing to have Russian Ukrainians in the east massively slaughtered and to create a humanitarian crisis for the survivors as collective punishment, ethnic cleansing and to provoke a military reaction from Russia.
A nuclear-armed Russia. Read below the fold...
Israeli “self defense” is NOT what is going on, even though there is relentless 24/7 US mainstream media propaganda to camouflage the ruthless unleashing of the Israeli/US-paid-for mass killing war machine.
“ethnic cleansing - n - the practice of removing or killing people who belong to an ethnic group that is different from the ruling group in a country or region”
“genocide - n- the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political or cultural group”
Neoliberals' ideological agenda of forcing Americans into their impossible healthcare situation will cause massive, permanent damage to poorer Americans health and chances of future productivity, as well as accelerate health problems of aging
As I've been pointing out, one of the main reasons the US is trapped in private, for profit healthcare is the need to be able to argue IN SECRET TRADE NEGOTIATIONS, that "privatization (of all formerly public services) is the future", and point to the US healthcare system as an example of its "success" (perhaps in giving the people less and less and taking more and more.) no matter what the cost is in human suffering, Read below the fold...
Mohammed Omer, Palestinian journalist based in Gaza who in 2008 won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, writes:
“Air strikes are bombing everything that moves. Everything that moves in the streets is being bombed and attacked. ... One thing that we ought to talk about here is the humanitarian situation in the Gaza strip. This is a situation of targeting a population of civilians, exactly like Israel is shooting in a fishbowl. And there is no shelter, and there is nowhere to run for the general population. Gaza is living in a very dire situation.”
Speaking of bloody justice, I got an email. Say it with me, kids: "predatory federal government." There's still time to act:
Even though Kenneth Foster killed no one, Texas plans to execute him.
Please call on the Governor and the Board of Pardons and Parole to spare Kennenth Fosters life.
Dear Texas ColorOfChange.org member,Read below the fold...