William Hanna in “Hypocrisy, Double Standards, and the Politicisation of Genocide” explains that in 1998 120 states of the international community adopted the Rome Statute which established a legal basis for establishing an International Criminal Court (ICC).
The U.S. and Israel signed the ICC accord in 2000. They have since withdrawn and opposed the ICC because the political leaders of both do not wish to be judged according to a “global standard of justice.” Read below the fold...
1) “Collective punishment” is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions. Israel is wreaking “collective punishment” on the population of Gaza with “Operation Protective Edge.” (Marjorie Cohn)
This is the epitaph that James Petras writes in “dishonor” of Obama and his administration in his article: “The Obama Regime’s Military Metaphysics Rejects Diplomatic Opportunities”:
They fought the Wars
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They turned friends
friends of our enemies.
They stood alone,
i n splendid isolation,
Retiring Congressman Ron Paul, former candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, comes done on the same side as many progressives on the Israeli occupation of Palestine. A recent post on his website, reiterates comments he made when was president about Gaza being nothing but a vast concentration camp.
It has never mattered to Paul which party was in power. His greatest appeal, especially among young supporters, is his ability to tell the unvarnished truth. He puts the blame for Gazan atrocities squarely where it belongs: with the US government, which is the main supplier of planes and bombs Israel uses to attack Palestinians. Read below the fold...
This is from Alan Hart:
I imagine I am not the only one who feels the need to vomit (dictionary definition - “to throw up the contents of the stomach through the mouth”) when Israel’s Goebbels justifies the Zionist state’s ferocious and monstrously disproportionate attacks by air and sea on the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip, the prison camp which is home to 1.5 million besieged and mainly impoverished Palestinians. The Israeli to whom I am referring is, of course, Australian-born Mark Regev, the prime minister’s spokesman, for which read spin doctor. The more I see and hear him in action, the more it seems to me that he makes Nazi Germany’s propaganda chief look like an amateur.
Jill Stein is a “citizen-politician” who refuses to behave herself.
Dr. Stein refuses to stay in the campaigning bull-shit bubble.
She doesn’t suffer fools or play the crony let’s-screw-the-99% game.
Someone on a website recently called Jill Stein “the best presidential candidate you’ll never hear about”.
[NOTE: Jill Stein seeking non-corporate funding (qualifies for matching funds until 6/30/12) at http://www.jillstein.org/donate or Jill Stein for President, PO Box 260217, Madison, WI 53726-0217, info email HQ@JillStein.org]
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Jill Stein is a “citizen-politician” who refuses to behave herself. Read below the fold...
(527 Obama-dumping days until 2012 election-Hugh's Obama's Scandals List)
It is not we who are the "media unpeople."
We get acknowledged and manipulated as the sheeple that we are by the media mouthpieces of the obscenely rich and black-hearted bastards of the universe. (Sorry, I stopped using nuance since Obama date-raped America and so many of his victims still refuse to admit it). Read below the fold...
Watch the video.
On May 22, thousands of supporters of America’s most powerful pro-Israel lobbying group, the America-Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, converged on Washington for the group’s annual conference. For two days they watched Democratic and Republican congressional leaders pledge their undivided loyalty to the state of Israel, and by extension, to AIPAC’s legislative agenda. Speeches by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu highlighted the conference, with Obama attempting to clarify his statement demanding that 1967 borders be the “starting point” for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.Read below the fold...
National Green Party: Congrats to Egypt and What About Mubarak’s US $70 Billion Stash? (C’mon, Asset-Freezing Time!)
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States congratulated the Egyptian people and called President Hosni Mubarak's resignation a huge step towards democracy, human rights, and stability for their country.
"The Egyptian revolution is a victory for the people of Egypt, and also the victory for an idea -- the idea that violent regimes can be overthrown through nonviolent means," said Romi Elnagar, member of the Green Party of Louisiana and wife and mother of Egyptian-Americans. "While police and rampaging pro-Mubarak thugs killed 350 and injured thousands more, the protesters themselves remained overwhelmingly peaceful." Read below the fold...
Critical Arab-US Moment Betrayed: Obama & Cong. Won’t Do Right Thing Re Jewish Settlements; Fear 2012 AIPAC Election Punishment
So, let’s get this straight. The United States officially -- at least rhetorically -- disapproves of illegal Jewish settlement expansion. Yet to do ANYTHING SERIOUS to support this position would mean substantial political blowback from AIPAC.
We all know to what degree the President and Congress will sell out the welfare of human beings, their own citizens, and, hell, the rest of the world’s, to protect their own jobs and power no matter what the depth of the sell out. Read below the fold...
Saturday, March 19, 2011, the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, will be an international day of action against the war machine.
March 19 is the 8th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Iraq today remains occupied by 50,000 U.S. soldiers and tens of thousands of foreign mercenaries.Read below the fold...
I picked up a provocative book by John J. Mearshimer in B&N today, “Why Leaders Lie -- The Truth About Lying In International Politics” (Oxford, 2011). I highly recommend it. Mearshimer rationally but bluntly explores past and current deadly global military crises promoted by the mendacity of leading “players.” Read below the fold...