Two U.S. universities have recently taken the cultivation of ignorance to new lows, although at this point one hesitates to make any assumption as to where the bottom lies.
Tag: Human Rights Watch
Zelensky’s Hardline Internal Purge
Ukraine’s “pro-democracy” president has outlawed his opposition, ordered rivals arrested and presided over the disappearance and assassination of dissidents, Max Blumenthal and Esha Krishnaswamy report.
Outrage Over ICC Decision to Drop US From Probe of War Crimes in Afghanistan
The decision by the ICC’s chief prosecutor to exclude alleged U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan has drawn the ire of some human rights groups.
Human Rights Watch Designating Israel’s Crimes as Apartheid Is a Very Big Deal
It will significantly strengthen efforts to change U.S. policy, writes Phyllis Bennis.
Human Rights Watch: Israel Guilty of Apartheid
Among the recommendations laid out in the report is for the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged crimes against humanity.
Billionaire-Backed Human Rights Watch Lobbies for Lethal US Sanctions on Leftist Govts as Covid Rages
The Grayzone’s Ben Norton takes a deep dive into the “human rights” arm of U.S. empire.
How Propaganda Feeds War on Syria
Western propaganda against countries targeted for “regime change” can be especially insidious because mainstream journalists abandon skepticism and go with the flow, such as the case of Syrian “torture” photos, writes Rick Sterling.
Lost Lessons from a Toddler’s Death
The world’s conscience was touched by the photo of a toddler who drowned while fleeing the war in Syria — and Europe’s cohesion is threatened by the growing flood of Syrian refugees. But Western leaders won’t let go of their…
The Corruption of Human Rights Watch
Over the years, U.S. “public diplomacy” has pulled reputable NGOs into the U.S. propaganda orbit, sometimes via funding, sometimes by creating a revolving door to government jobs, as a letter from over 100 scholars suggests happened to Human Rights Watch.…
The Collapsing Syria-Sarin Case
Exclusive: Defenders of the old conventional wisdom blaming the Syrian government for the Aug. 21 Sarin attack are going after investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who implicates Syrian jihadists and Turkish intelligence. But the defenders are relying on long-discredited claims, says Robert Parry.