Law

The UN’s Global Ceasefire Must Circumvent the UN

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, May 24, 2020 Two months have gone by since the Secretary General of the United Nations proposed an absolutely necessary global ceasefire. The U.S. government has blocked a vote on the ceasefire in the […]

Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison

Canadian Voice of Women For Peace Appeals for Assange’s Release

March 23, 2020 President Andrea Albutt, March 23, 2020 Prison Governors Association Room LG.27 Ministry of Justice 102 Petty France LONDON SW1H 9AJ Dear President Albutt: We, the National Board Members of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace are writing […]

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German Newsmagazine Spiegel Supports Drone Murder That Violates International Law

By Oskar Lafontaine, March 1, 2020 From Co-op News Berlin Under the headline “Left-wing Reactionaries”, the head of the Spiegel capital office Fischer worries about the establishment of a red-red-green government because left-wing members of the Bundestag (German Parliament) have […]

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Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling, Who Went Through Kafkaesque Trial, Wins 2020 Sam Adams Award

By Ray McGovern, January 12, 2020 From Consortium News Former CIA operations officer Jeffrey Sterling will receive the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence this Wednesday, joining 17 earlier winners who, like Sterling, demonstrated extraordinary devotion to the truth and the […]

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Talk Nation Radio: Preetha Gopalan on Appealing the ICC’s Decision not to Prosecute War Crimes in Afghanistan

December 10, 2019 Preetha Gopalan is Reprieve’s Deputy Head of UK Litigation. She works on strategic litigation efforts in the UK which seek to hold the British Government to account for complicity in the death penalty, torture, secret detention and […]

Belmarsh Prison, where Julian Assange is currently imprisoned.

Julian Assange: An Appeal from International Lawyers

By Fredrik S. Heffermehl, December 2, 2019 From Transcend.org Assange: The law of power or the power of the law? To: The Government of the United Kingdom Cc: The Governments of Ecuador, Iceland, Sweden, United States 2 Dec 2019 – The […]

Letter to Julian Assange from NoWar2019

By World BEYOND War, October 8, 2019 The fourth annual conference of World BEYOND War, which was held on October 4th and 5th in Limerick, Ireland, produced this letter, which is being delivered to Julian Assange. We are grateful to […]

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10 Ways We Pretend War Is Not a Crime and How to Change Them

By David Swanson, August 27, 2019, Chicago An audio recording of this keynote speech can be heard here. Happy Kellogg-Briand Pact Day! As you all know, but most people do not, the Peace Pact was signed 91 years ago today. And, […]

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Environmental Damage Is A War Crime, Scientists Say

By Jordan Davidson, July 25, 2019 From EcoWatch Two dozen prominent scientists from around the world have asked the UN to make environmental damage in conflict zones a war crime. The scientists published their open letter in the journal Nature. The letter, titled […]

An Interview With Alice Slater

By Tony Robinson, July 28, 2019 From Pressenza On June 6th, we at Pressenza premiered our latest documentary film, “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons”.  For this film, we interviewed 14 people, experts in their fields, who were able […]