International Law

Torture And International Law

Torture and International Law Chapter II in: Kahn, P., Sacred violence, torture, terror and sovereignty (pp. 42-69). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2008. Paul Kahn is Professor of Law and the Humanities at the Yale Law School and Director of Yale’s Center for International Human Rights, teaching constitutional law and theory, international law, … Continue reading Torture And International Law

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is NOT A Religious Struggle

By Don Wagner, Dr. Hatem Bazian, and Rabbi Alissa Wise To end this struggle Israel must end injustice! TAKE ACTION Dear Friends, The violence and tension in Jerusalem have hit a breaking point. Commenters and politicians would have us believe it’s an intractable conflict between religious extremists, but a look behind the headlines makes it … Continue reading The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is NOT A Religious Struggle

Enter The CIA Torture Report Into The Congressional Record

Sign the petition: Enter the CIA torture report into the Congressional Record The Senate Intelligence Committee's "torture report" is expected to detail shocking abuse of prisoners at the hands of the CIA during the Bush administration, and even possible CIA lying to Congress. But seven months after the Senate Intelligence Committee voted overwhelmingly to release … Continue reading Enter The CIA Torture Report Into The Congressional Record

Attacked By Israel: USS Liberty 1967, Mavi Marmara 2010

USS Liberty attacked by Israel in 1967 To learn more and hear the audio report of Al Jazeera's special investigation into the Israeli attack on the Liberty see Al Jazeera special series. Past behavior of a person, state, or entity is a predictor of future behavior of that person, state, or entity. Freedom Flotilla, Mavi … Continue reading Attacked By Israel: USS Liberty 1967, Mavi Marmara 2010

In UN Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State

Noam Chomsky at the U.N. General Assembly As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces plans to set up an investigation into the attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel's recent assault on the Gaza Strip, we broadcast the speech of world-renowned political dissident Noam Chomsky, who recently spoke in the hall of the U.N. General Assembly … Continue reading In UN Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State

Chomsky: The Crass and Brutal Approach Used to Keep Gaza Mired in Misery

For those concerned with the rights of the brutalized Palestinians, there can be no higher priority than working to change U.S. policies On Aug. 26, Israel and the Palestinian Authority both accepted a cease-fire agreement after a 50-day Israeli assault on Gaza that left 2,100 Palestinians dead and vast landscapes of destruction behind. The agreement … Continue reading Chomsky: The Crass and Brutal Approach Used to Keep Gaza Mired in Misery

U.S. Support For Israel Must Stop At The Green Line

Please Sign The Petition Today! To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama It is time for the U.S. to act like a real friend to Israel, rather than an enabler of Israel's own worst behaviors. Today, an increasing number of governments around the world … Continue reading U.S. Support For Israel Must Stop At The Green Line

Anthropologists For The Boycott Of Israeli Academic Instituions

The Statement We, the undersigned anthropologists, are circulating this petition to voice our opposition to the ongoing Israeli violations of Palestinian rights, including the Israeli military occupation of the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and East Jerusalem, and to boycott Israeli academic institutions that are complicit in these violations. The recent military assault on the Gaza … Continue reading Anthropologists For The Boycott Of Israeli Academic Instituions

White House Exempts Syria Airstrikes From Tight Standards On Civilian Deaths

Amid reports of women and children killed in U.S. air offensive, official says the 'near certainty' policy doesn’t apply The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq. … Continue reading White House Exempts Syria Airstrikes From Tight Standards On Civilian Deaths

Elizabeth Warren Says Killing Palestinian Civilians Is The Last Thing Israel Wants'

Ten days ago Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders yelled at constituents to “shut up” and threatened to call the police (below) when they got angry at him over his stance in support of Israeli massacres. Well, at least Sanders abstained on the vote to give Israel another $225 million during the Gaza onslaught. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren Says Killing Palestinian Civilians Is The Last Thing Israel Wants'