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Afghanistan, the Uncountry.

Below is an excerpt from the International Criminal Court’s 2016 preliminary examination report on potential war crimes in Afghanistan. Needless to say, it’s findings are shocking, particularly when it comes to the conduct of U.S. forces and intelligence agencies. I will … Continue reading

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Avaaz call for a ‘no-fly zone’ in Syria.

Avaaz describe themselves as a ‘global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere’, and are fairly well known within human rights and development circles. They had previously used their reach and status to drum up support for a … Continue reading

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Why actions must always speak louder than words.

Words: US condemns shelling of UN-run school in #Gaza, where 15 died http://t.co/zixBtLsf0j — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) July 30, 2014 Actions: !! MT @DannyNis: Pentagon approved immediate transfer of 120mm mortar rounds, grenades, other weapons from US bunkers in … Continue reading

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International Justice, Empire style.

The New York Times is today running an article on France’s attempt to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court, via a U.N. Security Council Resolution. The article reports that the Resolution has been tailored ‘to address … Continue reading

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Huffington Post feature on a U.S. Special Forces operative in Afghanistan.

His name is Jim Gant, and apparently he played a considerable role in setting up the so-called Afghan Local Police paramilitary units circa 2010. The ALP have subsequently been implicated in crimes like rape, murder, abduction and land theft by … Continue reading

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The Libyan government is bombing its own people.

This from DefenceWeb, Monday 20th January 2014: ‘Libyan war planes attacked targets in the restive south on Saturday after gunmen stormed an air force base and the government ordered in ground troops following days of skirmishes between rival tribesmen and … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch’s Ken Roth seems very keen for military intervention in Syria.

That is, he wants the Obama administration – the people whose forces have cluster bombed women and children in Yemen, deliberately targeted funerals and rescue workers in Pakistan, carried out several large scale massacres in Afghanistan, and who treat all … Continue reading

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