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Category Archives: International Law

Hiding behind civilians: The continued use of Palestinian civilians as human shields by the Israeli Occupation Forces

The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights has released an important update to its July 2008 report on the IOF practise of hiding behind Palestinian human shields. The use of … Continue reading

28 April, 2009 · 8 Comments

Breakfast With War Criminals

Why do Bush and Blair continue to escape indictment for war crimes? Serbs and Sudanese dictators are far more likely to face a political court set up by the West, … Continue reading

15 April, 2009 · 5 Comments

Our South Africa Moment Has Arrived

Omar Barghouti, a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), takes stock. This article is based on a presentation he recently gave … Continue reading

22 March, 2009 · 1 Comment

Russell Tribunal for Palestine Launch: Video

Following an appeal from Ken Coates, Nurit Peled, and Leila Shahid, and with the support of over a hundred international personages, the Russell Tribunal on Palestine was recently established. The … Continue reading

14 March, 2009 · 1 Comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"