Category: International Law

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Richard Falk: The Geopolitical Right of Exception at the United Nations

At present, it seems hopelessly out of touch to expect any moves by the American and other powerful governments to forego the benefits of the geopolitical right of veto

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Medea Benjamin: Cuba’s Coming Out Party at the Summit of the Americas

Is the US government really accepting Cuba as a sovereign nation that has chosen a different path? Or is it simply trying to overthrow the Cuban government by different means?

RT.com: Americans don’t want Congress to sabotage Iran deal – new poll

Although some lawmakers, including Democrats, believe Congress should have a say in any potential removal of Iranian sanctions, most Americans say Congress should not keep a possible a nuclear deal from being implemented. Roughly 61 percent of Americans support the framework agreement struck between Iran and the P5+1 (the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Read more…

Pete Dolack: Trans-Pacific Partnership says if a corporation claims it’s true, it must be true

Allowing the TPP to pass means nothing less than an end to democracy and a world where corporate power and money becomes more dominant than ever, where corporate profits are codified in law to be above all other human concerns

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David Swanson: The Video That Could Indict the Pentagon for Murder

Explaining that police were getting away with murder wasn’t producing any indictments. A video finally indicted a cop. Now we need the video that can indict the world’s policeman

Matt Peppe: The Crimes the New York Times Believes Should Go Unpunished

For the Times editorial board, as for much of the American public, blind worship of American power is more important than their professed concern for the rule of law

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Richard Falk: Opposing Impunity for Geopolitical Criminality

It should surprise few that Israel’s backlash against the ICC is supported by the United States

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William Blum: Cold War 2.0

f I were still the jingoistic nationalist I was raised to be I think I would feel somewhat embarrassed now by the blatant obviousness of it all

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Noam Chomsky: On Institutional Stupidity

It’s a kind of stupidity that’s entirely rational within the framework within which it operates: but the framework itself ranges from grotesque to virtual insanity

Robert H Wade: The Ukraine crisis is not what it seems

The tortured history of the present conflict began before the overthrow of President Yanukovich

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