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Legal Foundations for War Crimes, Debt Collection and Colonization

James Petras | By now we are familiar with imperial states using their military power to attack, destroy and occupy independent countries. Boatloads of important studies have documented how imperial countries have seized and pillaged the resources of mineral-rich and ...

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Obama: Afghan War Will Worsen Before It Improves

AP The war in Afghanistan will get worse before it gets better, President Barack Obama warned on Wednesday, but he declared his plan to begin withdrawing U.S. forces next year remains on track. Standing alongside Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Obama ...

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Car bomb kills 7 in Baghdad’s Sadr City

A car bomb kills seven people and injures 22 others outside a cafe in a Shia neighborhood of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. The explosion occurred in Sadr City Wednesday evening, in an area where young people usually gather to ...

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A History of War Crimes

By Peter Dyer | On June 13, 1899 one of the largest battles of the Philippine-American war took place on the southern outskirts of Manila. After several hours of fierce fighting at the Zapote River Bridge, 5000 poorly armed Philippine ...

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Human Rights Watch Goes to War

The Middle East has always been a difficult challenge for Western human rights organizations, particularly those seeking influence or funding in the United States. The pressure to go soft on US allies is in some respects reminiscent of Washington’s special ...

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ICC examines Gaza war crimes

THE prosecutor of the International Criminal Court was conducting a “preliminary analysis” of alleged crimes committed by Israelis during the recent offensive in the Gaza Strip, his office said today. Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has received communications on this issue from ...

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Obama, Bush & The War Crimes

By Ari Melber | Many Washington Republicans and Democrats agree on one maxim for President-elect Barack Obama: This is no time to look back at the past administration’s rocky record on executive power and the rule of law. Republicans caution against ...

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100 Nations to Ban Cluster Bombs – But not the biggest user, the USA

By Angus Crawford On 3 December, more than 100 countries, including the UK, will sign a treaty banning cluster bombs. As a result Britain, by law, will have to destroy more than 30 million explosives. The UK does not have ...

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Jon Snow: “Editors sold their souls” to MoD

Media Workers Against the War | Jon Snow, Channel 4 news anchor, reveals his anger on Radio 4 at the news blackout on Prince Harry’s deployment to Afghanistan. On a programme stacked with pro-war journalists, he was asked by media analyst ...

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Robert Fisk: Horrors of War Our Leaders Never Have to Confront

Just outside Andrew Holden’s office at the Christchurch Press off Cathedral Square – and, believe me, New Zealand’s prettiest city is as colonial as they come, a Potemkin town of mock-Tudor government buildings, Scottish baronial churches and wooden versions of ...

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