Archive for the ‘international law’ Category

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 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 […]

Alex Saab Case: ‘One Of The Most Egregious Examples Of Jurisdictional Overreach’

Alex Saab Case: ‘One Of The Most Egregious Examples Of Jurisdictional Overreach’ Baltasar Garzón, former Spanish judge who is the defense attorney for Venezuelan diplomatic envoy Álex Saab, reiterated during an interview with the Colombian newspaper El Espectador that his client is a special envoy of the Government of Venezuela who works as a diplomatic […]

Urgent Call To End The Illegal Sanctions

US sanctions are suffocating the world. The Progressive International calls the UN to end them. We call on António Guterres (UN Secretary General), Michelle Bachelet (UN High Commissioner for Human rights) and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo of Guyana (Chair of the G-77) to take urgent steps to put an end to the unilateral, illegal (primary […]

Venezuela Advances In Case Against The US Before International Criminal Court

Collaborates in ‘Venezuela I’ Case. The International Criminal Court (ICC), in its annual report, confirmed the deposit of evidence by Venezuelan authorities regarding the lawsuit (Venezuela II) against United States officials for committing crimes against humanity as a result of the blockade and the coercive measures imposed on the Caribbean country. The information was released […]

Lessons To Be Learned From Washington’s Lethal War Against The World

Lessons To Be Learned From Washington’s Lethal War Against The World Above photo: Evo Morales (left) and Vijay Prashad. Twitter. Vijay Prashad’s investigation of US’s murderous global interventions against socialism and national liberation is a must-read. The latest book from Indian Marxist Vijay Prashad is a passionate critique of the “US-led liberal international order,” in […]

How The US Dominates Tech: The Untold Story

[embedded content] This is the untold story of how the US uses its hegemony and mass surveillance system to weaponize its laws and take down non-US tech giants. On May 27, 2020, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada finally ruled that Ms. Meng met the “double criminality” standard. That is her actions “were illegal” […]

Isolated and Alone. Palestinian Children Held in Solitary Confinement by Israeli Authorities for Interrogation

By Defense for Children International – Palestine Global Research, December 04, 2020 Defense for Children International – Palestine 1 December 2020 Between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2019, Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) documented 108 cases in which Palestinian children arrested by the Israeli military were held in isolation for two or more days […]

Iran Calls On The International Community To Confront Israel

Above photo: A handout photo made available by the Iranian defense ministry office shows officials praying over the coffin of slain Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during the burial ceremony at Saleh shrine in northern Tehran, Iran, 30 November 2020. EFE/EPA. NOTE: Palestine Chronicle reports that the United Nations Human Rights Office is calling for  […]

Celebrate Armistice Day – Wage Peace With Renewed Energy!

By Gerry Condon, Popular Resistance. November 7, 2020 | Organize! Above photo: Veterans for Peace. November 11 is Armistice Day, marking the 1918 armistice that ended the First World War, on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.” Horrified by the industrial slaughter of millions of soldiers and civilians, the people […]

Ending Regime Change In Bolivia And The World

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. October 29, 2020 Above photo: Bolivian woman votes in October 18 election. Less than a year after the United States and the U.S.-backed Organization of American States (OAS) supported a violent military coup to overthrow the government of Bolivia, the Bolivian people have reelected the […]

Trump Administration Imposes Crushing New Sanctions On Iran

Above photo: The US president has authorised Mr Pompeo to sanction ‘any part’ of Iran’s economy. Pool/AFP via Getty Images. NOTE: It is important to remember that what the United States is doing to Iran is economic warfare. The economic measures are not technically “sanctions” and are illegal under international law. The United States tried […]

Syrian President highlights importance of Russian military inside Syria

By News Desk -2020-10-02 BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) -Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, sat down for an interview with the Russian Zevzda TV channel on Friday to discuss a number of topics, including the Russian military’s presence in Syria. During the interview, the Syrian President stressed the importance of the Russian military bases on the territory of his […]

Turkey’s Destructive Role in the M.E and Europe

Source Tuesday, 15 September 2020 10:49 Turkey has for a longtime now been the enzyme that speeds problems in the area of the Mediterranean. Still unable to stomach the Treaty of Lausanne(1923) which defined the borders of modern day Turkey it has for a long time now been scheming to extend its borders by land […]

The End Of The ‘Rules Based International Order’

The End Of The ‘Rules Based International Order’ Above photo: Partners in the Alliance for Multilateralism during the UN’s high level week event – 2 April 2019. FranceONU / Martin Loper. The ‘western’ countries, i.e. the United States and its ‘allies’,  love to speak of a ‘rules based international order’ which they say everyone should follow. That ‘rules based […]

Russia responds to Trump’s revelation about potentially assassinating Bashar Al-Assad

Posted on September 19, 2020 by martyrashrakat By News Desk -2020-09-19 BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzia, responded to U.S. President Donald Trump’s revelation about wanting to assassinate Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad after Washington accused his government of carrying out a chemical weapons attack. “We recently heard […]

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