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Crimes of State
Interview with Zivadin Jovanovic by David Stockinger
15 years since NATO aggression against Serbia and Montenegro
9 February 2014 | .

RT’s The Truthseeker: Who Has Nukes in the Middle East (video)
15 December 2013 | Israel ruled guilty of genocide; the nuclear elephant in that region; and the ’armies’ recruited to doctor Wikipedia. Seek truth from facts with leading war crimes prosecutor Professor Francis Boyle, Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar, top saxophonist and former Israeli citizen Gilad Atzmon, and UN Human Rights Rapporteur Professor Richard Falk.

Letter sent to Elizabeth May Leader of the Green Party of Canada
Is Israel “the bulwark of democracy in the Middle East”?!
25 November 2013 | The following letter was sent to Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, regarding her position on Israeli “democracy”.

General Amos Yaron Found Guilty of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
25 November 2013 | Kuala Lumpur, 25 November 2013.- The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (KLWCT) after listening to the testimonies of 11 prosecution witnesses and voluminous documentary evidence and extensive submissions by the prosecution and amicus curiae delivered its judgement on the two charges against the State of Israel and retired Army general Amos Yaron.

By Juan Cole
Top Ten Reasons the US should Stay out of Iraq and put Conditions on Arms Sales
1 November 2013 | The US invasion and occupation of Iraq 2003-2011 threw that country into civil war and long-term guerrilla insurgency. Once an insurgency begins, it often lasts 15 years, so Iraq may well not settle down for another decade. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki came to Washington yesterday asking for a substantial increase in military aid, including nice big shiny new weapons and trainers. As usual when the increased violence in Iraq comes up, some journalists and politicians hinted around that maybe it was a mistake to withdraw in 2011 or even that maybe the US should go back in.

Israel supports US plan to arm Syria terrorists
17 July 2013 | The president of the Israeli regime has supported the United States plans to provide foreign-backed militants in Syria with weapons.

Irish Rep. Clare Daly Courageously Stands Up for Syria in Irish Parliament
"This man (Barak Obama) is a war criminal"
22 June 2013 | Irish politician and elected member of the lower house of the Irish parliament, TD Clare Daly accuses the parliament, and particularly TD Enda Kenny leader of the Fine Gael party, of pimping out her nation like prostitutes for Obama. She accuses the American president of being a war criminal and a hypocrite, calling for peace in Northern Ireland but helping arm the militants in Syria to prolong the strife there.

Another organ trafficking network linked to Israel
21 June 2013 | A chief doctor at a Costa Rican government-ran hospital was arrested today on suspicion of being part of an international organ trafficking network which specializes in selling kidneys to patients in Israel, according to the Attorney General’s Office.

By Alison Weir - A Wonderful Person
Organ trafficking & Israel
21 June 2013 | Many Israel-tilting individuals, both in the pro-Israel movement and in the pro-Palestine movement, complain about my 2 articles (*) (here and here) exposing Israeli organ-trafficking – ignoring the fact that this practice is so widespread!

By Oded Yinon - A plan published in 1982
A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties
24 March 2013 | The Oded Yinon plan published in 1982 it basically told us what the Jewish lobby wanted to happen for the next 40 years.

Human rights investigations
Whistleblowers perform a essential public service
16 March 2013 | Whistleblowers perform a vital public service exposing government complicity in torture, terrorism, corruption, war and other human rights abuses.

Bradley Manning and the collateral murder video
2 March 2013 | On February 28th, Bradley Manning made a 35-page statement at his trial in which he explained his motivation in releasing documents and video to the public. The extract below, from Manning’s statement, deals with the “collateral damage” video which Manning courageously leaked to Wikileaks, and which shows civilians, including 2 cameramen, being attacked and killed by a US helicopter gunship.

An interview by Kourosh Ziabari
The United States has waged an economic war against Iran: Pepe Escobar
17 February 2013 | Pepe Escobar is unquestionably one of the world’s leading progressive, anti-war journalists. He is Brazilian and has lived in several countries across the world, including the United States, France, Italy, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong. He runs a regular column on Asia Times Online titled “The Roving Eye” in which he writes commentaries and articles about the Middle East and Asia affairs and the U.S. foreign policy. He has been interviewed by Russia Today, Press TV, Al-Jazeera and The Real News Network.

Human rights investigations
UK Foreign Office denies ethnic cleansing of Tawergha in Libya
11 February 2013 | In a response to a Freedom of Information request, the UK Foreign office has claimed that “ethnic cleansing has not taken place” in Tawergha. The dark-skinned Tawergha minority – former slaves brought to Libya in the 18th and 19th centuries – resided until recently in a coastal town of the same name 250km east of the capital Tripoli. The town was emptied of its inhabitants in August 2011 after an assault by rebel militia who enjoyed NATO air support.

Obama Administration’s Justification for Killing Without Charges
6 February 2013 | Today Glen Greenwald writes in "Chilling Legal Memo from Obama DOJ Justifies Assassination of U.S. Citizens" [The Guardian] that: "The most extremist power any political leader can assert is the power to target his own citizens for execution without any charges or due process, far from any battlefield. The Obama administration has not only asserted exactly that power in theory, but has exercised it in practice. In September 2011, it killed U.S. citizen Anwar Awlaki in a drone strike in Yemen, along with U.S. citizen Samir Khan, and then, in circumstances that are still unexplained, two weeks later killed Awlaki’s 16-year-old American son Abdulrahman with a separate drone strike in Yemen.

An Article by Finian Cunningham
British State Terrorism from Northern Ireland to Syria
1 January 2013 | This story connects far-flung places. Kenya, Malaya, Northern Ireland and now Syria. The one over-arching theme is British counter-insurgency strategy, or more plainly, the use of state terrorism by British forces to achieve political objectives.

A video interview with Francis Boyle
Bush, Blair Wanted For Crimes Against Humanity
25 October 2012 | Francis Boyle, a prominent international lawyer, says former US President George W. Bush, and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair stand guilty of crimes against peace, war crimes and torture.

Interview by Kourosh Ziabari
Joe Cortina: IDF is the world’s largest terrorist organization
23 August 2012 | Captain Joe Cortina is a former airborne special operations officer and U.S. Army Training Center commander. He subsequently embarked on missions as intelligence investigator and anti-terrorist advisor and traveled to different countries in the Middle East and Central America.

Israel slams door on UN Human Rights Council over settlement row
11 July 2012 | Israeli officials say a UN fact-finding mission "will not be allowed to enter" the country and its occupied territories. On Friday, the Geneva-based Human Rights Council appointed three officers to probe Israel’s West Bank settlement activity.

Gaza: Operation Cast Lead Weapons Caused Birth Defects
9 May 2012 | New research published today in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found a “causative/favouring role” between exposure to white phosphorous weapons during and following Operation Cast Lead, and birth defects (BD) in Gaza newborns.

An article by Karin Friedemann
Iraq’s Radiation: Not Going Away
5 May 2012 | According to Al Jazeera , the Pentagon used more than 300 tons of depleted uranium in Iraq in 1991. In 2003, the US military used more than 1,000 tons. In 2010, depleted uranium contamination was reported to be the highest on record, yet by 2012 continuing documentation has still not resulted in any action by the US or any other responsible party towards environmental clean-up.

Special Report by Robert Fisk - Day Three
The Children of Fallujah - families fight back
27 April 2012 | Special Report day three: Abandoned and afraid, the parents of Iraq’s suffering children wait in vain for help

An article by Robert Bridge
Russian push to investigate Libyan civilian deaths “cheap stunt” – United States
23 December 2011 | As Russia submits a draft resolution on Syria to the UN Security Council, Washington’s response to a call by Moscow for an investigation into civilian deaths in Libya raises some eyebrows over the question of human rights.

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
NATO’s Depraved Disregard for Libyan Civilian Casualties
22 December 2011 | NATO’s outrageous claim that no civilians were killed in the 7-month air war against Libya has been challenged by Russia and, in a very modest way, the New York Times. “NATO’s policy of refusing to investigate civilian deaths is evidence on its face of a depraved disregard for civilian lives and the intention to avoid prosecution for crimes against civilians.” The Times recent concern over Libyan victims of NATO bombing lacks credibility, given its wildly biased reporting of the war. “Thousands of black Libyan citizens and African migrant workers are dead at least partially as a result of western media lies.”

An article by Finian Cunningham
Libya: New York Times Drip Feeds Truth on NATO’s Civilian Atrocities
20 December 2011 | Nearly two months after NATO warplanes ended their bombing campaign in Libya, the New York Times has now published “an investigation” by its staff writers that purports to show that “civilians were killed in several distinct attacks”.

An article by David Cronin
My attempt to arrest Israeli weapons chief
9 December 2011 | On 8 December morning I tried to arrest an Israeli military strategist over his development of weapons intended for use in killing Palestinians.

An article by Mary Dejevsky
Putin attacks Britain and US for ’violating Libya resolution’
13 November 2011 | In Moscow, Mary Dejevsky hears Russia’s PM warn the West about ’taking sides’ in Syria as it did against Gaddafi

By Timothy Bancroft Hinchey
The law case of the century: Indictment against NATO military and political leaders
8 November 2011 | The law case of the century: Indictment against NATO military and political leaders. The military and political leaders of NATO are hereby accused of crimes committed in Libya.

A study by Prof. Hugh Gusterson
Iraq had a Long Tradition as a Center of Higher Learning: How America’s War Destroyed Iraq’s Universities
5 November 2011 | .

NATO war crimes probe: Hague to look into Libya deaths
4 November 2011 | NATO’s actions in Libya will be investigated for alleged war crimes by the International Criminal Court in the Hague

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