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List of Targets Leaked: Israel Fears Worst in ICC War Crimes Investigation

    List of Targets Leaked: Israel Fears Worst in ICC War Crimes Investigation

When International Court of Justice (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, confirmed last December that the Court has ample evidence to pursue a war crimes investigation in occupied Palestine, the Israeli government responded with the usual rhetoric, accusing the international community of bias and insisting on Israel’s ‘right to defend itself.’ Beneath the platitudes and typical Israeli discourse,…

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What You Need to Know about the ICC Investigation of War Crimes in Occupied Palestine

    What You Need to Know about the ICC Investigation of War Crimes in Occupied Palestine

Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has, once and for all, settled the doubts on the Court’s jurisdiction to investigate war crimes committed in occupied Palestine. On April 30, Bensouda released a 60-page document diligently laying down the legal bases for that decision, concluding that “the Prosecution has carefully considered the observations…

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Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

    Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

The Chief Military Advocate General of the Israeli army, Sharon Afek, and the US Department of Defense General Counsel, Paul Ney, shared a platform at the ‘International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict’, which took place in Herzliya, Israel between May 28-30. Their panel witnessed some of the most misconstrued interpretations of international law…

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Trump Pardoning War Criminals, Prosecuting Whistleblowers

    Trump Pardoning War Criminals, Prosecuting Whistleblowers

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has already made clear his soft spot for war criminals, having brought one – Elliot Abrams – into his administration. Then, earlier this month, Trump pardoned Army First Lieutenant Michael Behenna. Now, reports indicate Trump is just getting started. And while Trump appears to be making moves to pardon more…

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Lee Camp: 18 Ways Julian Assange Changed the World

  Lee Camp: 18 Ways Julian Assange Changed the World

Julian Assange is a dick. It’s important you understand that. Assange and WikiLeaks revealed the American military’s war crimes, the American government’s corruption and the American corporate media’s pathetic servile flattery to the power elite. So, if you’re a member of our ruling class, you would view those as textbook examples of dickery. In a…

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Remembering the Crimes of the Powerful Exposed by Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

  Remembering the Crimes of the Powerful Exposed by Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange has finally been imprisoned, an objective long sought by powerful parties he helped to expose over the past dozen years. Assange’s “crime” was revealing deep, embarrassing, sometimes deadly, malfeasance by numerous actors, including the U.S. government, the media, the Democratic Party-Clinton machine, and Israel. Wikileaks revealed the U.S. government’s cover-up of torture,…

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UN Panel: Saudi Arabia and UAE “Interfering” in Documentation of Yemen War Crimes

  UN Panel: Saudi Arabia and UAE “Interfering” in Documentation of Yemen War Crimes

SANA’A, YEMEN — The Saudi Arabia/UAE coalition is allegedly interfering with UN efforts to document war crimes in the conflict in Yemen, according to a recent statement from the head of the UN-mandated team of investigators sent to monitor human-rights abuses in the conflict. The panel of investigators, led by Kamel Jendoubi, recently presented a…

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As Saudis Defend Against War Crimes Allegations, Saudi Airstrike in Yemen Kills Entire Family

  As Saudis Defend Against War Crimes Allegations, Saudi Airstrike in Yemen Kills Entire Family

HAJJAH, YEMEN– Saudi Arabia, backed by the United States, carried out an airstrike targeting a displaced family in the Mustaba district in the province of Hajjah, southwestern Yemen early Tuesday morning. A man, his wife, and their nine-year old only-daughter were killed in the strike, along with 10 others. A 30-year-old witness told MintPress News:…

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U.S. History of Chemical Weapons Use and Complicity in War Crimes

  U.S. History of Chemical Weapons Use and Complicity in War Crimes

The world is once again witnessing the height of U.S. hypocrisy as members of the U.S. State Department ratchet up anti-Russian and anti-Syrian rhetoric surrounding the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the UK. Ambassador Nikki Haley has warned Syria, Iran and Russia that they will be held accountable for their pre-determined use of…

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Syria’s Grand Mufti: White Helmets Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes

  Syria’s Grand Mufti: White Helmets Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes

DAMASCUS, SYRIA — Syria’s Grand Mufti, the country’s highest religious official for practitioners of Sunni Islam, slammed Israel’s recent evacuations of members of the controversial “humanitarian” group, the White Helmets, and has called upon the Syrian and Russian governments to repatriate those evacuated and prosecute them for war crimes. During a meeting with the family…

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