The ICC’s double standard in the treatment of Ukraine and Palestine is largely due to political coercion by the U.S., which isn’t even a party to the court’s Rome Statute, writes Marjorie Cohn.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: US Solitary Confinement
Most states have at least considered initiatives to do away with, or to reduce the use of, isolation in their prison systems, according to the latest major report on the subject. But there’s bad news too.
Jan. 6: The Great Interruption
It was the Great Interruption rather than the Great Insurrection against the U.S. government on Jan. 6, 2021, writes Joe Lauria.
Viewpoint: Jan. 6 Prosecutions, Convictions & Sentences are Justified
Bruce Fein says the Jan. 6 defendants are no more political prisoners or martyrs than were the Watergate defendants.
How Team Bush Escaped Justice Over Iraq
For 20 years the leaders of the U.S. and the U.K. have avoided criminal accountability, writes Marjorie Cohn. But just one year after Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the International Criminal Court charged him with war crimes.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: Reckoning with a Major Twitter Troll
Louise Mensch has defamed many people in the past few years, including the author of this column. Often, as in his case, she accused them of being Russian agents. The examples are almost too many to mention. But here’s a start.
John Pilger: The Betrayers of Julian Assange
The day dream about Anthony Albanese doing the right thing has reached its limits. As prime minister he has not fought to bring home an Australian who is both the embodiment of courage and the victim of a great, vindictive injustice.
Craig Murray: Fascistic Judges
The jailing of three U.K. climate activists should provide another warning to anyone expecting judges to defend liberties. The current legal establishment will adapt itself to whatever legal framework is ordained by the rulers.
WATCH: The CIA and Julian Assange
Assange lawyer Jennifer Robinson told the Belmarsh Tribunal in Sydney the very C.I.A. that plotted to kill the WikiLeaks publisher also would have a major say in the conditions of his imprisonment if he is convicted in the U.S.
WATCH: Varoufakis — Try Those Guilty of Persecuting Assange
The Belmarsh Tribunal is all about trying those who are guilty of crimes against humanity and those who are trying to cover them up by persecuting Julian Assange. (With transcript).