Posts tagged with ‘international community’

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After U.S. Uproar, Another Syrian “Civilian Massacre” Story Falls Apart

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After U.S. Uproar, Another Syrian “Civilian Massacre” Story Falls Apart Alex Newman Yet another alleged “massacre” of “civilians” by the Syrian regime was in the establishment-press headlines this week, supposedly a brutal killing spree by dictator Bashar al-Assad’s forces in the village of Tremseh that left up to 250 people dead. As has become typical, […]

State Responsibility in the context of non-state actors

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State Responsibility in the context of non-state actors Lilian Nyamwaro Are the International Law Commission’s 2001 Articles on State Responsibility for Internationally Wrongful Acts sufficiently robust in the context of non-state actors who commit acts of terrorism? The principle of state responsibility under international law was created to protect the rights of all sovereign states […]

Bombshell for the settlement enterprise in Levy report

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Bombshell for the settlement enterprise in Levy report David Kretzmer The far-reaching consequences of the Levy report mean Israeli must either recognize that the legal system in the West Bank resembles apartheid – or extend political rights for all. The Edmond Levy report was written by a Committee established to find a way, if possible, […]

The Massive Palestinian Hunger Strike: Traveling below the Western Radar

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The Massive Palestinian Hunger Strike: Traveling below the Western Radar Richard Falk Can anyone doubt that if there were more than 1300 hunger strikers in any country in the world other than Palestine, the media in the West would be obsessed with the story?  It would be featured day after day, and reported on from all […]

One state solution featured on NPR and in Carter ‘IHT’ Op-Ed

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One state solution featured on NPR and in Carter ‘IHT’ Op-Ed Adam Horowitz As the possibility of a two-state solution fades into the horizon (cue the flatline), the discussion of alternatives continues to expand. Building off last month’s One State conference at Harvard, NPR‘s Morning Edition featured a story today on the growing support for […]

The Ghost and the Machine: Drone Warfare and Accountability

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The Ghost and the Machine: Drone Warfare and Accountability Kathy Kelly and Afghan Youth Peace Fazillah, age 25, lives in Maidan Shar, the central city of Afghanistan’s Wardak province.  She married about six years ago, and gave birth to a son, Aymal, who just turned five without a father. Fazillah tells her son, Aymal, that […]

US WikiLeaks Soldier Manning Court-Martialed

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US WikiLeaks Soldier Manning Court-Martialed The Voice of America (VOA) The U.S. Army has ordered a court-martial for a low-ranking intelligence analyst charged with passing classified documents to WikiLeaks. A military spokeswoman said Friday the Army approved a recommendation that Private First Class Bradley Manning stand trial. A date for the trial has not yet […]

The Afghan Dust is Settling

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The Afghan Dust is Settling A Sourcebook on Media Censorship in America Book Review of Project Censored’s Censored 2012 Dr. Paul W. Rea Even more than its predecessors, Censored 2012 makes for highly engaging and informative reading. This collection is a well mixed bag containing much that we need to know but typically don’t. Scarcely […]

IOA interview with Haneen Zoabi: Challenge Zionism; demand equality and co-existence

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IOA interview with Haneen Zoabi: Challenge Zionism; demand equality and co-existence Jonathan Cook The Israeli Occupation Archive – 14 Jan 2012 Haneen Zoabi is a Palestinian member of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset.  A member of the Balad party (the National Democratic Assembly), she has served as a Member of Knesset (MK) since 2009. Zoabi is […]

A.I.P.A.C.

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A.I.P.A.C. Persuading Americans to break the law? Clive Hambidge Habituation writes James Austin M.D “means that repeated stimuli yield a decreasing response.” Conversely and importantly he goes on, “Sensitization implies that responses increase when stronger stimuli are repeated.” For in this understanding, “we are addressing the basis of the freshness of vision of the artist […]

Afghan solutions for Afghan women

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Afghan solutions for Afghan women Lael A. Mohib Audiences around the world were horrified to see the image of Bibi Aisha, a young Afghan girl whose nose had been cut off by her husband and his family, on the cover of an August 2010 issue of TIME Magazine. Western media outlets largely attributed Aisha’s case […]

American Presidents: Romancing A Stone

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American Presidents: Romancing A Stone An American past in an Israeli future for an ever present and brutal occupation Clive Hambidge Happy Christmas Mr President or may I call you Barack this Yule Tide? As you know “Christmas is the day that holds all time together” (Alexander Smith) certainly as you rustle through your Christmas […]

The road map to the Afghan endgame

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The road map to the Afghan endgame Pepe Escobar Once upon a time they favoured Dubai – their smuggling Mecca. Now the Taliban go-to destination of choice will be Doha. So the Taliban will open a political office in Qatar to be engaged in negotiations “with the international community”, according to Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid. […]