New Kind of War Is Being Legalized By David Swanson

22 October 2013 — War Is A Crime

There’s a dark side to the flurry of reports and testimony on drones, helpful as they are in many ways.  When we read that Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch oppose drone strikes that violate international law, some of us may be inclined to interpret that as a declaration that, in fact, drone strikes violate international law.  On the contrary, what these human rights groups mean is that some drone strikes violate the law and some do not, and they want to oppose the ones that do.

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 21 October 2013: High Court Rules: It is Impossible to Be Israeli

21 October 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Thirty Detainees To Be released October 29
IMEMC – Palestinian Minister of Detainees, Issa Qaraqe’, stated Monday [October 21, 2013] that Israel will be releasing the second phase of Palestinian detainees on the agreed upon time, October 29. The release is part of an agreement to release all detainees held before 1993. …

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Information Clearing House 21 October 2013: Chris Hedges: Are We Living in a Police State?

21 October 2013 — Information Clearing House

Engineering Consent For More Wars

U.S. Military Investing Heavily in Africa

By Shashank Bengali

The Pentagon has begun a burst of spending in Africa, investing in air facilities, flight services, telecommunications and electrical upgrades as the U.S. military deepens its footprint in a region with a rising threat of “Islamist terrorism”.


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