Category: Human Rights

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David Swanson: Recognizing mass murder

As with a racist police murder, what is rare here is not the crime but the video. This bus was bombed by the U.S.-Saudi alliance. The weapons used by Saudi Arabia are U.S. weapons

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Marjorie Cohn: In Upholding Muslim Ban, the Supreme Court Ignored International Law

The Supreme Court’s opinion in Trump v. Hawaii, affirming Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, allows the United States to act in flagrant violation of international law. Under the guise of deferring to the president on matters of national security, the 5-4 majority disregarded a litany of Trump’s anti-Muslim statements and held that the ban does not violate the Read more…

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Francis Boyle: Resisting The ICEstapo

No people of good faith and good will must do business with Drury so long as they are Aiding and Abetting ICE to commit Crimes against Humanity

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Karen J. Greenberg: A Children’s Gitmo on the Border

Heartless America’s Latest Nightmare

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Richard Falk: The U.S. Withdraws (Again) from the UN Human Rights Council

[Prefatory Note:This post is a slightly edited and corrected text of what was published on this blog site a few days. I owe particular thanks to my distinguished collaborator, Virginia Tilley, for pointing out several shortcomings and misleading formulations in the earlier version. Of course, the essence of the indictment of the U.S. rationale for Read more…

Thomas Knapp: Child Abductions

A Conversation It’s Hard to Believe We’re Even Having

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Marjorie Cohn: Senate Confirms Gina Haspel, Despite Her Facilitation of Torture

The Senate voted 55-45 to confirm Gina Haspel as CIA director on May 17, despite the fact that her facilitation of torture should disqualify her from assuming the role. In her testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on May 9, Haspel insisted that the CIA’s interrogation program during the Bush administration was legal. Haspel, a 33-year Read more…

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Phyllis Bennis: Palestinians Are Forcing the World to See Their Humanity

The Gaza massacre is a war crime. And the United States is complicit alongside Israel

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Juan Cole: Apocalyptic Numbers: The Saudi-Trump War on Yemen

The total number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen is 22.2 million – or 76% of the population – including 11.3 million children

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John Feffer: Trump to the International Community: Drop Dead

Washington Takes on the World

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