Category Colonialism

Palestinians prepared to trigger case as they join ICC | Egypt Independent

Palestinian membership gives the court’s prosecutors the right to examine war crimes committed by any party on its territory after April 1, a development contested by Israel, which is not an ICC member and has no plans not cooperate. “I don’t understand the opposition unless (Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin) Netanyahu fears the court and what it […]

EXCLUSIVE: If There’s a Threat On This Continent, It’s the US – Ecuador FM / Sputnik International

Even Raul Castro of Cuba — whose country is in the midst of a historic normalization of relations with the US — criticized the order, denouncing “the violation of sovereignty or the damage of peace with impunity in the region.”The twelve-country Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) condemned Obama’s executive order as well, calling for […]

US soldier admits killing family after raping girl | World news | The Guardian

The murders took place on March 12 in Mahmoudiya, 20 miles south of Baghdad. Prosecutors allege that five soldiers stationed at a checkpoint there raped the girl, Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, then burned her body to hide the evidence, and killed her father, mother and six-year-old sister.The alleged ringleader, Private Steven Green, was discharged from the […]

Firing Zone Used to Expand Illegal Settlements, Demolish Homes – International Middle East Media Center

Such designation is used as legitimization by Israeli authorities to demolish Palestinian homes or build on Palestinian land that falls within the zone. The reduction of the size of Firing Zone 912 has not stopped the expansion of settlements in the area, however. Haaretz further reported that a “master plan” is in the works to […]

Washington State Senator: ‘Colored’ People More Likely to Commit Crimes – The Root

“I guess I don’t understand why our laws that we already have don’t already have the oversight of this particular situation that you’re talking about. So are you indicating that we would then change our laws, that if you are someone of color and you commit a crime, that your sentence would be different than […]

Connecting Palestinian and Indigenous peoples’ struggles for freedom | rabble.ca

On July 11 the Israeli Occupation Forces finished it off with a direct hit while shelling the port of Gaza. No one expected that helping Palestine gain its freedom would be easy. Every effort counts. Like Indigenous resistance in the Americas, Palestinians know that they are involved in a long-term struggle. Just like round dances […]

Thousands March Across Canada Demanding Justice for Indigenous Women | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

“Increasing deaths of many vulnerable women…still leaves family, friends, loved ones, and community members with an overwhelming sense of grief and loss,” according to the Women’s Memorial March Committee, organizer of the 25th annual event in Vancouver. “Indigenous women disproportionately continue to go missing or be murdered with minimal to no action to address these […]

US TV show runs story on how to safely find parking in wake of Chapel Hill Muslim killings — RT USA

The Inside Edition show, produced by CBS Television Distribution, decided to make the report following the deadly shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, allegedly by their neighbor, Craig Hicks, in an apparent dispute over parking spots. Police do not believe the murders were motivated by race or religious hate. However, the […]

American Sniper and the Savage Problem | Lt. Philip Sheridan……….Indian Wars……………..and Lovers

“Savage, Despicable, Evil,” he writes in the book, “That’s what we were fighting in Iraq. That’s why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy savages. There was no other way to describe what we encountered there.” One way would be to call them the enemy, but not Kyle: Savages. He repeats it over […]

Cooperation between British spies and Gaddafi’s Libya revealed in official papers | UK news | The Guardian

The exhaustive study of the papers from the Libyan government archives shows the links between MI5, MI6 and Gaddafi’s security agencies were far more extensive than previously thought and involved a number of joint operations in which Libyan dissidents were unlawfully detained and allegedly tortured. At one point, Libyan intelligence agents were invited to operate […]

‘On the runs’ letters key to Peace Process – Blair – The Scotsman

However, he added: “But I am not going to apologise for sending those letters to those who should have received those letters because without having done that we would not have a Northern Ireland peace process in place today.” However, despite constant probing from MPs, Mr Blair insisted that the letters to on the runs […]

Despite Recent Criticism of Israelis and Palestinians, Obama Admin Only Lobbies One Faction to Change Course » THE DISTRICT SENTINEL news co-op

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ application to join the International Criminal Court and Israel’s freezing of PA tax revenue in response both undermined the chances for a lasting peace. But while she said that the administration has lobbied the Palestinian Authority to change its mind, she didn’t say that it […]

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