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Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

by JBB — last modified Jun 07, 2019 10:16 AM
by Ramzy Baroud | CounterPunch | [N]othing proclaimed by Israel’s top military prosecutor or his government will alter the facts. Israeli war crimes must not go unpunished; Israel’s judicial system is untrustworthy and the ICC has the legal right and moral duty to carry out the will of the international community and hold to account those responsible for war crimes anywhere, including Israel.

Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution in the Crosshairs of US Imperialism

by JBB — last modified Jun 07, 2019 10:08 AM
by Roger Harris | CounterPunch | In the Orwellian terminology of US politicians and corporate media, a fraudulent election is one where the people vote their choice. A dictator is the democratically elected choice of the people. And the so-called dictator is an authoritarian if he resists rather than surrenders to the bullying power.

35 dead as Sudan troops move against democracy protesters | CBC

by Faiz Ahmed — last modified Jun 04, 2019 10:11 AM
"The attack came on the day before the Eid holiday that ends Ramadan, the holy month when Muslims fast during daylight hours. Large numbers of troops from the military, police and Rapid Support Forces — an elite unit that during the anti-al-Bashir protests had vowed to protect the sit-in — moved in on the gathering after overnight rains, activists said."

The colonization of reconciliation

by JBB — last modified Jun 04, 2019 09:33 AM
Opinion by Fred Guerin | Ricochet | Governments, aided by a compliant mainstream media, have encouraged extractive industries to manipulate Indigenous Peoples and the idea of reconciliation
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