The EU’s woeful refugee crisis – spelling the end?

The EU’s woeful refugee crisis – spelling the end?

  Jan Oberg on PressTV June 29, 2018 Oberg comments directly after the EU Summit on a series of issues, among them also defence and security. Here is the document from the European Council and nobody seem to contemplate the link between EU/NATO armament (arms exports), military intervention and NATO/EU countries ravaging one country after […]

Convicting the US of war crimes

Convicting the US of war crimes

  By Jonathan Power June 5, 2018 There is a clock ticking – towards July 20th. That is when the International Criminal Court for War Crimes goes into its summer recess. The question is will it be able in the six weeks that remain start proceedings against the US for alleged war crimes committed in […]

Ex Prime Minister Tony Blair should be prosecuted over Iraq

Ex Prime Minister Tony Blair should be prosecuted over Iraq

  By Jonathan Power May 29, 2018 President Barack Obama was not a war criminal despite US involvement in wars in Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan and against ISIS. His predecessor George W. Bush was. Apart from anything else his administration tortured captives. Was the former British minister, Tony Blair, the closest ally of Bush, also a […]

The US Senate mustn’t allow a torturer to become CIA boss

The US Senate mustn’t allow a torturer to become CIA boss

  By Jonathan Power In Charles Dickens’s novel “A Tale of Two Cities”, set during the French revolution of 1789, he draws the character of Madame Defarge. She along with other members of the Tricoteuse, the knitting women, perch every day next to the guillotine, knitting into hats and socks the names of those to […]

Why bombing Syria was illegal and illegitimate

Why bombing Syria was illegal and illegitimate

  By Jan Oberg – who on April 14, 2018, speaks with Russia Today and points out why this type of behaviour is totally unacceptable: It violates international law, undermines the UN and brings Syria, the region and the world further and further from peace. The people behind it and their media and other supporters […]

The Origins of the U.S. Surveillance State

The Origins of the U.S. Surveillance State

  In the U.S., carrying out military interventions abroad has undermined freedom at home   By Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail R. Hall   Originally published by Stanford University Press blog here The Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal continues to be front-page news. According to current reports Cambridge Analytica obtained private Facebook data, which it used to […]

Why the Experience of Ahed Tamimi Matters So Much

Why the Experience of Ahed Tamimi Matters So Much

    By Richard Falk March 14, 2018   It is now known by virtually everyone who follows the Palestinian struggle that a 16 year old girl, now 17, named Ahed Tamimi, confronted Israeli soldiers on her family’s land shortly after her cousin, Mohammed, was shot in the face with a rubber bullet, causing a […]

“Revisiting the Vietnam War And International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk” – New Book

“Revisiting the Vietnam War And International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk” – New Book

  New book by TFF Associate, Richard Falk, on the Vietnam War   Revisiting the Vietnam War And International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk Editor Stefan Andersson Cambridge University Press, 2017 (US $ 157) Paperback UK £ 28 here   Why the Legal and Political Debate on the Vietnam War Still Matters   […]

America’s ‘Liberalism’ And Other Inhumane Styles of Governance At Home and Internationally

America’s ‘Liberalism’ And Other Inhumane Styles of Governance At Home and Internationally

  By Richard Falk Prefatory Note With apologies for this long post, which attempts to situate the struggle for an ethically and ecologically viable political future for the United States and the world in the overheated preoccupation with Trump and Trumpism, which is itself a distraction from the species challenges confronting the whole of humanity […]

Democracy, Development and Reputation: Vietnam and Turkey

Democracy, Development and Reputation: Vietnam and Turkey

  By Richard Falk • More than 25 years ago I took part in a major conference in Kuala Lumpur affirming the importance of human rights. At the end of the second day, the convener of the conference, Chandra Muzaffar, a leading advocate of human rights and democracy in Malaysia, arranged for a few of […]

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