Archive for 'War crimes'
Eric Ruder in Socialist Worker US reports on a new weapon of choice in U.S. wars around the globe – the drone.
For too long, Australia has turned a blind eye to the mounting evidence that the ruling regime in Sri Lanka has committed war crimes, including the slaughter of more than 40,000 innocent Tamil civilians at the end of the civil war in 2009.
This cricket season, Australia’s attention will be trained on the batting and bowling of the Sri Lankan cricket team at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. By calling for a boycott we can expose the human rights abuses that the Sri Lankan cricketers just can’t hide. And we can encourage our own government to recognise that refugees from Sri Lanka are fleeing genuine persecution.
A refugee is dead. A protester has spent 24 hours in jail for being in the middle of Perth. And a war criminal walks among the other ‘dignitaries’ at CHOGM. The wrong people were imprisoned; the criminal is free.
The system is crooked, brutal and inhuman.
The war criminals are part of the one percent; that one percent looks after its own when it suits them.
Tony Blair finally admitted recently what millions of people in the anti-war movement have known for years – that he was intent on going to war in Iraq whether the country posed a threat or not. Fern Britton asked Blair in a BBC TV interview, “If you had known then that there were no WMDs [...]
Former Israeli Prime Minister ordered the invasion of Gaza. He is a war criminal. This is just not the ravings of a mad leftie like me. The UN Goldstone report found that Israel and Hamas had potentially committed war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity. This is how Ian Black from the Guardian put it: [...]
The Goldstone Report is unequivocal. It concluded: [T]here is evidence indicating serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law were committed by Israel during the Gaza conflict, and that Israel committed actions amounting to war crimes, and possibly crimes against humanity. The report goes on to detail the evidence that leads to that conclusion. [...]
Do suspected war criminals deserve free speech or should they be in leg irons before the International Court of Justice where they can have all the free speech they want, explaining their war crimes?
Evidently killing civilians according to some liberals is OK if it is done by an African-American as commander in chief.
There will be no justice for the Balibo Five until the AFP investigation into war crimes includes the likes of Whitlam and Kissinger.
The major terrorists sit in Canberra and Washington.