Video Replay: Bradley Manning, the Nuremberg Charter and Refusing to Collaborate with War Crimes – Vijay Prashad on Reality Asserts Itself

9 April 2015 — The Real News Network

In this segment of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Vijay Prashad discuss the Bradley Manning case in light of the 68th anniversary of signing the Nuremberg Charter which states it is illegal to follow orders to commit a war crime (inc. transcript). Continue reading

Top US and Saudi Officials Responsible for Chemical Weapons in Syria By Christof Lehmann

11 October 2013 — 4th Media

Evidence leads directly to the White House, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, CIA Director John Brennan, Saudi Intelligence Chief Prince Bandar, and Saudi Arabia´s Interior Ministry. The Strategic Situation, leading up to the Use of Chemical Substances in the Eastern Ghouta Suburb of Damascus on 21 August 2013.

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Depravity Redefined: Selling US Slaughter in Syria By Tony Cartalucci

8 September 2013 — Land Destroyer

The corporate interests driving the United States, its resources, and policy, have invoked dead children in the latest and grisliest propaganda campaign yet, directed at the American public to build support for an otherwise unjustified and universally unwanted war with Syria.

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State of Israel Charged for “Crime of Genocide and War Crimes”, Kuala Lumpur Tribunal

21 August 2013 — Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission (KLWCC)

WHY is it that the murder of one man is considered a criminal act whereas the killing of hundreds of thousands of innocent people committed in wars, is not considered so? -Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 19 August 2013 – The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (KLWCT) will be hearing war crimes and genocide charges against Amos Yaron, a retired Israeli army general and the State of Israel from 21 to 24 August in Kuala Lumpur.

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Video: Bradley Manning, the Nuremberg Charter and Refusing to Collaborate with War Crimes – Pt 3 of 4

9 August 2013 — The Real News Network

 

In this segment of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Vijay Prashad discuss the Bradley Manning case in light of the 68th anniversary of signing the Nuremberg Charter which states it is illegal to follow orders to commit a war crime (inc. transcript)

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The Judicial Lynching of Bradley Manning By Chris Hedges

9 June, 2013 — Truthdig

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse at Fort Meade, Md., on Wednesday after the third day of his court-martial. AP/Patrick Semansky

FORT MEADE, Md.—The military trial of Bradley Manning is a judicial lynching. The government has effectively muzzled the defense team. The Army private first class is not permitted to argue that he had a moral and legal obligation under international law to make public the war crimes he uncovered. The documents that detail the crimes, torture and killing Manning revealed, because they are classified, have been barred from discussion in court, effectively removing the fundamental issue of war crimes from the trial. Continue reading

Bradley Manning: Prisoner of Conscience By Francis A. Boyle

5 June 2013 — williambowles.info

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the peoples of the world have witnessed successive governments in the United States that have demonstrated little if any respect for fundamental considerations of international law, human rights, and the United States Constitution itself. Continue reading

The United States Promotes Israeli Genocide Against the Palestinians

26 January, 2013 — Global Research

In direct reaction to Israel provoking the Al Aqsa Intifada, on October 19, 2000, the then United Nations Human Rights Commission (now Council) condemned Israel for inflicting “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity” upon the Palestinian people, some of whom are Christians, but most of whom are Muslims.[i] Continue reading

The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence Today: International Law as Anchoring Ground By Professor Francis A. Boyle

XVIIIth Conference “Mut Zur Ethic”: Direct Democracy Feldkirch, Austria

Ladies and gentlemen:

I am very happy to be speaking with you this evening. I want to express my gratitude to Zeit-Fragen for publishing the German language edition of my book The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence (Clarity Press: 2002) which comes out now on the anniversary of the end of the Second World War. At this time 65 years ago, Japan surrendered to the United States after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the incineration of 250,000 completely innocent human beings.
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Video: Alex Jones: ‘ICC is a kangaroo court’

27 June 2011 — RT

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued a warrant for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and a handful of associates.

This isn’t the first time the ICC has come after figureheads, but with Gaddafi a sitting head of state, what implications does Colonel Gaddafi face?

None if he comes to America, says radio host Alex Jones. The United States is one of the nations that doesn’t make up the ICC, who relies on its member states to make arrests. According to Jones, the US is aware that the ICC is just a joke.

‘Certain elements of the United States realize the ICC is basically a global government court of the larger private sector banks that are dominating our society,’ says Jones. ‘The ICC saying that they want to try Gaddafi for crimes against humanity, that would be like having Hitler over the Nuremberg trials,’ he says.

While the US is not condemning the ICC’s warrants, this international super power is taking a back seat to helping on the hunt for Gaddafi. While isolationism is the far from any practice the States has preached as of late, why are they sitting this one out?

‘This is kind of a joke,’ says Jones. ‘The way they carry out trials is a joke. A total and complete kangaroo court,’ is what he says of the ICC.

Jones says the US doesn’t need the ICC, adding that ‘our common law is the best in the world.’ Joining the member states that aid the ICC would just be ‘political grandstanding,’ he says.”

Blair must be arrested! By John Pilger

4 August, 2010 — The New Statesman

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Having helped destroy other nations far away, our former prime minister — ‘peace envoy’ to the Middle East — is now free to profit from the useful contacts he made while working as a ‘servant of the people’.

Tony Blair must be prosecuted, not indulged like Peter Mandelson. Both have produced self-serving memoirs for which they have been paid fortunes; Blair’s, which have earned him a £4.6m advance, will appear next month.

Now consider the Proceeds of Crime Act. Blair conspired in and executed an unprovoked war of aggression against a defenceless country, of a kind the Nuremberg judges in 1946 described as the ‘paramount war crime’. This has caused, according to scholarly studies, the deaths of more than a million people, a figure that exceeds the Fordham University estimate of deaths in the Rwandan genocide.

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