Archive for the ‘international law’ Category

Zakharova: The US is No Longer A “World Leader”

Posted on September 16, 2021 by martyrashrakat September 16, 2021  Source: Agencies By Al Mayadeen Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova divulges the US no longer holds the position of a “world leader.” Russian Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova The Spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry divulged that the US is no longer close to the position […]

Ukie terrorist group caught in Crimea

September 07, 2021 Actually, there have been a lot of terrorist attacks on Crimea, but either they were caught, or the actual damage was minimal.  So it’s not something new. This time, the Ukie SBU hired to guys to place explosives.  Everybody was caught. Now here comes the important factoid: all these attacks were planned […]

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions from MGIMO students and faculty

September 02, 2021 Ed: This is a wide ranging discussion of international affairs Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions from MGIMO students and faculty on the occasion of the beginning of a new academic year, Moscow, September 1, 2021 Friends, As always, I am delighted to be here on September 1, and […]

Palestinian Refugees in International Law

Subscribe: Overcast / Apple / Google / Spotify / Stitcher / TuneIn / Deezer Pitasanna Shanmugathas recently graduated with a Master of Global Affairs degree from the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Earlier this year he spoke with Dr. Lex Takkenberg and Francesca Albanese, authors of the book “Palestinian […]

Biden Occupation Regime Criminally Brings more Weapons into Syria

 MIRI WOOD JULY 13, 2021 Biden invaders and occupation regime criminally entered Syria — again — on 12 July. This supremacist convoy contained 37 trucks “loaded with weapons and ammunition” and logistical equipment, along with “three trailers carrying new armored military vehicles and eight other trailers loaded with huge camouflaged boxes” and three four-wheeled cars equipped with machine guns.” […]

Launch: ‘Group Of Friends In Defense Of The United Nations Charter’

We, representatives of Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nicaragua, the State of Palestine, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Syria, and Venezuela to the United Nations, are pleased to announce the official launch and establishment of the “Group of […]

CIA Stories: The CIA Is Born

[embedded content] Abby Martin introduces the first installment of a new Empire Files series about the CIA explaining why the agency was created, and how it became the most nefarious criminal organization in the world, with CIA expert Douglas Valentine. Source 00

US blatant disregard for International laws | The Communiqué with Richard Medhurst

النيأ العظيم === [embedded content] Islam and Muslims مفهوم الحرية واستعمال العنف [embedded content] الاسلام والمسلمون [embedded content] Islamic jurisprudence crisis أزمة الفقه الإسلامي [embedded content] Pillars of Islam and the pillars of faith أركان الإسلام وأركان الإيمان [embedded content] More here (1 to 44) The Qur’an, Morality and Critical Reason (PDF) Source 00

Israel Bombs Syria, Attacks Al-Aqsa Mosque And Announces New Settlement Expansion

Although a ceasefire between armed groups in Gaza and Israel has been in place for a little over two weeks, Israel’s war on the Palestinian people has far from ceased. Since the first day of the announced ceasefire, May 21, the Israeli government has continued to attack Palestinians in Jerusalem on a daily basis. Israeli […]

United Nations: Forced Expulsion Of Palestinians Violates Law

Above Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP. UNRWA representatives say Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood are refugees who have the right to their support. United Nations representatives have denounced the potential forced expulsion of Palestinian families from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood as a “violation of international law”. Speaking from Sheikh Jarrah on […]

The Palestine Litmus Test

The Palestine Litmus Test President Joe Biden continues to proclaim endless support of apartheid Israel. Millions have decided that defense of Palestinian rights and lives is the only civilized response to barbaric aggression. “The U.S. uses its veto power on the United Nations Security Council to prevent the international community from using its voice.” There […]

US, UK, EU Barbaric Sanctions Are Killing Syrians

The following is a short five minute paper I presented to the Arab International Forum to lift sanctions against Syria which was held on the 6th May 2021:  In order to review the sanctions against Syria, we must see these sadistic, punitive measures in greater context. We must review US UK and EU neocolonialist foreign […]

NLG Urges Biden To Align US Israel-Palestine Policy With International Law

Above photo: An Israeli soldier points a rifle at a Palestinian man protesting then-President Donald Trump’s so-called Middle East peace plan in the illegally occupied West Bank city of Hebron on February 28, 2020. Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images. “The United States cannot turn its back on the atrocities, including war crimes, enabled by U.S. […]

Canadian court ruling sends settlement wine labels back to square one

In what might best be described as a “very cautious” decision (at least one Palestine-friendly lawyer considers it a victory), today (May 5), the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) dismissed the Trudeau government’s appeal of a lower court ruling that ‘Product of Israel’ labels on Israeli settlement wines are “false, misleading and deceptive,” all […]

Whistleblower Daniel Hale, The Drone Program And The War On Our Right To Know

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. May 3, 2021 The United States’ drone assassination program is illegal under international law, but the whistleblower who exposed it, Daniel Hale, is being prosecuted under the Espionage Act. Chip Gibbons of Defending Rights and Dissent describes who Daniel Hale is and why his act of leaking information about […]

Police Killing Black Americans Amounts To Crimes Against Humanity

Above photo: Demonstrators hold posters of Daunte Wright during a protest near the Brooklyn Center police department in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 16 April 2021. Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty Images. In devastating report, human rights experts call on international criminal court prosecutor to open an immediate investigation. The systematic killing and maiming of unarmed African Americans by police […]

EU Sanctions Iran, Netanyahu Goes On The Offensive After ‘Nuclear Terrorism’

The day following the reported Israeli attack on Iran’s Natanz Nuclear site this Monday, the European Union has decided to place sanctions on Iran over alleged human rights abuses, further fanning the flames of all out war in the Middle East. The EU has sanctioned 8 prominent Iranians and 3 entities within the Islamic Republic, […]

Does Canada’s Unilateral Sanctions Regime Violate International Law?

Above photo: iStock. Sanctions constitute a form of collective punishment and could be considered a war crime under the Fourth Geneva Convention. Is Canada breaking international law when it applies to unilateral coercive economic measures, commonly referred to as sanctions? Most countries and international law experts believe sanctions are only legitimate when approved by the […]

Israeli Airstrikes On Syria Twisted By Syrian Opposition Media To Claim Iranian Losses

Unprovoked Israeli airstrikes against the Syrian capital, Damascus, were again reported in the early hours of Thursday morning, leading to further accusations by Syrian opposition media and monitoring groups that Iranian-backed fighters had been killed. At approximately 12:58 (Syrian local time) Israeli airstrikes were said to have been confronted by Syrian Air Defense, according to […]

Save Sheikh Jarrah: The online campaign giving hope to Palestinian refugees in East Jerusalem

Residents of Karm al-Jaouni live under the threat of forcible eviction that would see them replaced by Israeli settlers Nabil al-Kurd, a long-time resident of Karm al-Jaouni, stands next to a wall graffitied with “We will not leave” in Arabic (MEE/Aseel Jundi) By Aseel Jundi in Sheikh Jarrah Published date: 22 March 2021 16:06 UTC  At first glance, everything […]

The ICC and Israel’s Charge of Anti-Semitism

MARCH 12, 2021 BY NEVE GORDON Photograph Source: Greger Ravik – CC BY 2.0 We are at a critical historical juncture in which it is becoming increasingly difficult to criticize Israel without being branded an anti-Semite. You are an anti-Semite if you support the International Criminal Court’s recent ruling that it has jurisdiction to open a war crimes investigation […]

Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Above photo: Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary. Bullshit Spoken In An Assertive Tone. Watching the slow, silent realization creep over online Democrats that Biden really isn’t going to do anything for them. Americans: $2000 checks please Government: Sorry did you say airstrikes on Syria? Americans: No, $2000 checks Government: Okay, since you asked nicely […]

Biden’s First Strike

Biden’s First Strike Above photo: A picture taken on November 12, 2018 from al-Qaim in Iraq’s border al-Anbar province shows the Syrian border city of Albu Kamal in the Deir Ezzor region. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images. And the international law of self-defense. The United States carried out airstrikes in Syria early Friday morning, killing […]

US Sanctions On Venezuela Have Failed To Achieve Anything But Death And Misery

Above photo: An antenna is located on a terrace after the US television satellite operator DirectTV announced its withdrawal from Venezuela. Pedro Rances Mattey / Getty Images. NOTE: Sign the petition calling on the Biden administration to end the economic war at SanctionsKill.org/petition. And join us on Saturday, February 27 at 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific […]

UN Expert Details Crushing Human Toll Of US Sanctions On Venezuela

 Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Alena Douhan, UN special rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, about her recent trip to Venezuela. In her first interview since the publication of the preliminary findings of her mission to Venezuela, Professor Douhan discusses her main […]

Israel violates international law anew, again bombing Syria to further indifference of Western media

    Israeli missiles reportedly targeted Syria again on Monday. Usually carried out under the pretense of “targeting Iranian/Iranian-backed militias,” Israel’s strikes violate Syria’s sovereignty and breach international law. Israel’s military chief of staff boasted earlier about hitting over 500 targets in just 2020 alone. Bearing in mind that Syria’s air defenses do intercept Israeli […]

How The Nuclear Ban Treaty Impacts The United States

Above photo: From WILPF. Why the United States must embrace its entry into force. The United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entered into force on January 22, 2021, two days following the inauguration of Joseph Biden as the 46th president of the United States. Despite the TPNW’s widespread support throughout the […]

UN Expert: End US Sanctions On Syria

[embedded content] Crippling US sanctions on Syria are illegal and hurting civilians. US sanctions imposed under the Caesar Act are decimating war-ravaged Syrian civilians, are illegal, and should be lifted, the UN Special Rapporteur on sanctions says. An independent United Nations expert is calling on the US to lift its crippling sanctions on Syria. Under […]

How A Lawbreaking International Coalition Failed To Overthrow Venezuela’s Government

By Vijay Prashad and Carlos Ron/Globetrotter, Popular Resistance. January 14, 2021 | Educate! Above photo: Rally in Ottawa, Canada. The Lima Group represents a key tool in the hybrid war arsenal: diplomatic war. On January 5, 2021, the newly elected National Assembly took its seats in Venezuela’s capital. That day the Lima Group released a […]

Iran Asks Interpol To Help Arrest Trump

Above photo: (L) Qasem Soleimani © Getty Images / Anadolu Agency / Press Office of Iranian Supreme Leader; (R) Donald Trump. Getty Images / Andrew Harrer-Pool. And 47 other US officials over 2020 killing of General Soleimani. Iran has requested that Interpol issue a ‘Red Notice’ for Donald Trump and 47 other officials, over their “role” in […]

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