Felix Bohr reviews a new book describing why so many Nazi officials were safe in South America after WWII.
Ellen Kennedy explains R2P (right to protect) in reviewing genocides.
Diana Johnstone counters that stopping wars should be chief international task.
Arthur Silber sees Obama as a killer president.
French bombing in Mali and its alleged justifications — and probable consequences. Glenn Greenwald is a careful journalist who here reminds us that this is the eighth Muslim nation to be attacked by Western powers.
More on <Zero Dark Thirty.> Tom Reifer contends that torture, like slavery, cannot be defended in international law and that the film tries to make it acceptable.
Juan Cole on what gets omitted in <Zero Dark Thirty.>
Guatemala has raised a monument to the 1982 Agua Fria massacre. A necessary step that is too often untaken.
Naomi Wolf condemns the makers of Zero Dark Thirty for ignoring the torture data, citing much data.
National Religious Campaign Against Torture is working to educate people about the false implication included in the new film Zero Dark Thirty.
Anne Frank. New books, film, museum expand the legacy and our knowledge of the tragedy.
Glenn Greenwald describes the dangerous anomalies in the <war on terror.> This is a must article deserving close attention and wide distribution!
Read Lesley Docksey on the price we pay for dehumanizing war.
Nick Turse reminds us of the hidden human costs of our militarism.
Joel Dimsdale reviews issues at Nuremberg trials.
Another Bosnian Serb, Zdravko Tolimir, convicted of genocide by UN tribunal.
Oregon National Guard wins suit against KBR, former Halliburton company, for exposing to carcinogens.
War crimes/crimes against humanity committed by rebels in Syrian civil war?
Patrick Cockburn argues that drones create as many foes as they kill.
“Disposition Matrix” is new name for expanded drone-kill list.
Watch Peter King, chair of House Comm. on Homeland Security, completely justify Obama’s kill list.
Juan Cole on 10 GOP myths about Iran
Brian Terrell sentenced to jail by federal judge for protesting drone wars.
Major story by Rod Nordland from Afghanistan concerning report on war crimes during the civil war between the Soviet and Taliban periods. Since some high current government names are named, the US and others oppose current publication. This, despite much evidence that truth commissions are essential if countries are to move beyond difficult periods of their pasts
Paul Craig Roberts: US second only to Israel as a human rights violator
UN tribunal sentencing of Charles Taylor (Liberia) for war crimes sets important (if very delayed) precedent for heads of state
Our drone program, officially unacknowledged by the CIA. Explore this interactive chart from ProPublica.
A robotic conscience for robot killing machines. Dan Troop reports on research.
Holder rules out prosecution of CIA torturers.
Scientology, dioxin, and after-effects of US militarism in Viet Nam.
George Monbiot hails Desmond Tutu for bringing Tony Blair one step closer to prosecution in The Hague. The same arguments apply to George Bush!
Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich argues that sanctions are acts of war (i.e. mass murder) rather than of diplomacy. We should be discussing this. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32079.htm
US now starting to clean up Viet Nam after Agent Orange. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/08/09-4
Why has the International Criminal Court failed to investigate and indict so many criminal authoritarian leaders? How can these structural flaws be corrected? Impunity leads to repetitions. Read Lydia Polgreen’s story.
Dennis Kucinich. The U.S. drone assassination program is “vigilantism conducted by robots” and has caused us to “journey into moral depravity.”
If the Catholic Commonweal can run such an article, where are our humanist journals and
“The Paranoid Pentagon *
by William Pfaff
“The disclosure that current U.S. drone warfare operations are directed from the presidential office in the White House, with the president himself selecting persons to be assassinated by unmanned aircraft in Muslim countries where the United States is militarily engaged, has ignited protests on moral, legal, political, and strategic grounds. The attacks must be described as assassinations because, as no state of war has been declared to exist between the United States and these persons or their states, they are unlawful killings.”