War

One Man's Mission: Justice For Iraq

While in Boston in 1994, full-time peace activist Bert Sacks made a decision that changed his life forever. He decided to seek out a study produced by a group called the Harvard Study Team, which had reported to The Washington Post that the deliberate destruction of Iraq's civilian infrastructure by the US military, along with … Continue reading One Man's Mission: Justice For Iraq

Open Letter To Ban-Ki Moon On Upcoming 70th Anniversary Of U.N. Charter

By David Swanson To: U.N. Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon The U.N. Charter was ratified on October 24, 1945. Its potential is still unfulfilled. It has been used to advance and misused to impede the cause of peace. We urge a re-dedication to its original goal of saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war. Whereas … Continue reading Open Letter To Ban-Ki Moon On Upcoming 70th Anniversary Of U.N. Charter

World Beyond Wars: Sign A Declaration Of Peace To End All Wars

Cognitive Liberty is proud to partner with World Beyond Wars in advocating an end to all war as we reinvest in life rather than death and destruction. By signing World Without Wars Declaration of Peace, you will increase our ability to advocate for an end to all war. Declaration of Peace I understand that wars … Continue reading World Beyond Wars: Sign A Declaration Of Peace To End All Wars

Gaza Economy 'On Verge Of Collapse', With World's Highest Unemployment"

World Bank report says Israeli blockades, war and poor governance have left 43% of people out of work and the strip facing dangerous financial crisis The economy of Gaza – assailed by war, poor governance and a joint Israeli-Egyptian blockade – has reached the “verge of collapse” with the coastal strip suffering the highest rate … Continue reading Gaza Economy 'On Verge Of Collapse', With World's Highest Unemployment"

Lullaby For Pilots

Yonatan Shapiro Yonatan Shapira was born on an Israeli military base the year before his father flew fighter jets in the October War of 1973. Thirty years later, twelve of them spent as an air force pilot himself, Shapira rejected the military. In 2003, he wrote a letter, pledging not to fly over the occupied … Continue reading Lullaby For Pilots

How The US, Its Allies And Syria Unwittingly Corporatized ISIS

ISIS operates as both a company and a government that’s spun totally out of control. The group is selling oil to Assad and U.S. allies -allies who are also arming them. But how did this happen? How did ISIS become the world’s wealthiest, most sophisticated terrorist group? WASHINGTON — The Islamic State of Iraq and … Continue reading How The US, Its Allies And Syria Unwittingly Corporatized ISIS

Sexual Torture: US Policy and Culture

Today, sexual abuse is not only used in US prisons abroad, but also in its domestic gulags. In many ways, sexualized torture has even become commonplace in pop-culture. Sexual violence is firmly imbedded in US society; its institutions and cultural mechanisms reinforce the appalling concept that sexual torture is acceptable, exciting, even predictable in certain … Continue reading Sexual Torture: US Policy and Culture

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

Reparation Journey In Iraq

November 4, 2014 "This is community land" says a man herding his cows in this valley. "They have plans" says a farmer about the cement factory being built in this valley. "They are building there, and there, and soon our land will be surrounded. They promised electricity and benefits, but it never came." "Come, let … Continue reading Reparation Journey In Iraq

Physicians for Social Responsibility Enter Gaza

You can follow the Physicians for Social Responsibility group at the link below. They entered Gaza yesterday and will remain for nine or ten days. Travel to Gaza Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility has traveled to Gaza since 1993. Since 2009, following the Cast Lead invasion by Israel, WPSR has sponsored eight medical delegations to … Continue reading Physicians for Social Responsibility Enter Gaza