The United States is interested in safeguarding the profits of monopoly capital, which carries politicians in Washington around in its pockets like loose change, writes Roger McKenzie.
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.
Israel Authorizes Military to Kill Palestinians with Drones in West Bank
Israel’s anti-terrorism justification abridges international law, writes Marjorie Cohn. The government has no right of self-defense against the people whose land it occupies.
In Praise of ‘Whataboutism’
The word “whataboutism” is used to silence and insult opponents of U.S. imperialism. It should be embraced to reveal what is too often kept hidden, writes Margaret Kimberley.
Israel’s ‘Terrorist’ Smear of Palestinian Rights Groups
A secret dossier prepared by Shin Bet failed to link the six organizations directly or indirectly to any violent activity, writes Marjorie Cohn.
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.
An Unprincipled Attack on a Human Rights Giant
Marjorie Cohn defends the legacy of Michael Ratner from an attack by Yale law professor Samuel Moyn.
A Kinder, Gentler US Empire Is Not Possible
Caitlin Johnstone responds to the latest rebuke of progressive House member Ilhan Omar by members of her own party.
Israel Isn’t Entitled to ‘Self-Defense’ Against the People Under Its Occupation
Seven years after Operation Protective Edge, Israeli officials are once again committing war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories, writes Marjorie Cohn.
Ugliness Defines the Mood
Political cleansing, or politicide, is the murder of activists whose deaths deflate the confidence of the masses to take on the great granite block of power, writes Vijay Prashad.