New ICC Complaint Filed Over US-Israel War Crimes in Palestine

A prominent Canadian human rights lawyer has submitted a request to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate senior US and Israeli officials for alleged war crimes committed against the Palestinian people. William Schabas, a professor of international law at Middlesex University in London, filed a lengthy Article 15 communication with the ICC’s Office of … Continue reading “New ICC Complaint Filed Over US-Israel War Crimes in Palestine”

The Korean War and US ‘Total Destruction’ Began 70 Years Ago

For a brief moment in the summer of 1945 there was joy in Korea. Koreans, who had suffered tremendously during half a century of brutal Japanese occupation and World War II, celebrated what they believed was their liberation by victorious US and Soviet forces. Full of hope for a future free of foreign rule, they … Continue reading “The Korean War and US ‘Total Destruction’ Began 70 Years Ago”

US to ‘Reinterpret’ Arms Pact To Sell More Drones

The United States plans to reinterpret a decades-old arms control agreement so that US weapons companies can sell more unmanned aerial drones to nations including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, whose air strikes in Yemen have killed thousands of civilians. An unnamed US government official and several arms industry executives told Reuters that … Continue reading “US to ‘Reinterpret’ Arms Pact To Sell More Drones”

Warren and Khanna Introduce Bill To Increase Military Accountability for Civilian Casualties

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) this week introduced a bicameral bill meant to improve reporting, investigation and, ultimately, prevention of civilian casualties. On Wednesday, Khanna introduced the Protection of Civilians In Military Operations Act, which he said will "ensure that the Pentagon provides accurate data not only on civilians killed in … Continue reading “Warren and Khanna Introduce Bill To Increase Military Accountability for Civilian Casualties”

Spain: Trial Begins for Former Salvadoran Colonel Accused of ’89 Jesuit Massacre

The trial of a former US-trained Salvadoran military officer accused of involvement in the 1989 massacre of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her teenage daughter began Monday in Spain’s national court in Madrid. El País reports former colonel Inocente Orlando Montano, who was El Salvador’s vice minister of public security in 1989, stands charged … Continue reading “Spain: Trial Begins for Former Salvadoran Colonel Accused of ’89 Jesuit Massacre”

Veterans Exposed in Cold War Bioweapons Testing Still Awaiting Answers

On May 12, 2000, the CBS Evening News first reported that over 1,000 American sailors were unwittingly exposed to chemical and biological warfare (CBW) agents in the 1960s and early 1970s as part of secret military experiments to study the vulnerability of US Navy ships to germ warfare attacks. The Pentagon responded to the report … Continue reading “Veterans Exposed in Cold War Bioweapons Testing Still Awaiting Answers”

UN Publishes List of Companies Profiting From Israel’s Illegal Settlements in Palestine

Read the list here After years of unexplained delays, the United Nations this week released a list of over 100 companies with ties to illegal Israeli settler colonies in the occupied West Bank of Palestine. In a statement released on Wednesday, the UN Human Rights Office identified 112 businesses profiting from the Jews-only settlements. Of … Continue reading “UN Publishes List of Companies Profiting From Israel’s Illegal Settlements in Palestine”

The Allied Destruction of Dresden, 75th Anniversary

The Allied destruction of Dresden wasn’t the biggest or deadliest aerial bombardment of a German city during World War II. But it is by far the most infamous, largely due to Kurt Vonnegut’s antiwar masterpiece Slaughterhouse-Five. February 13 marks the 75th anniversary of what Vonnegut, who survived the bombing as a prisoner-of-war, called "carnage unfathomable." … Continue reading “The Allied Destruction of Dresden, 75th Anniversary”

Former Air Force Drone Operator Speaks Out Against US Atrocities

A former Air Force drone operator-turned-whistleblower is once again speaking out against the atrocities he committed while serving in a military he describes as "worse than the Nazis." Brandon Bryant was a sensor operator of USAF unmanned aerial drones from 2006 to 2011. His job was targeted killing – remotely firing missiles at targets 7,000 … Continue reading “Former Air Force Drone Operator Speaks Out Against US Atrocities”

Report: US Drone Strike Kills 60 Afghan Civilians, Taliban Commander

An unconfirmed number of Afghan civilians – reportedly more than 60 – were killed along with the regional leader of a splinter Taliban faction and dozens of militants in a US drone attack in Herat province on Wednesday. Local government officials and members of the Herat provincial council told Tolo News, Afghanistan’s leading 24/7 television … Continue reading “Report: US Drone Strike Kills 60 Afghan Civilians, Taliban Commander”