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The ICC and Varieties of Deterrence

I recently attended an event, hosted by the Carr Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, to hear renowned scholar Beth Simmons and former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno-Ocampo discuss the ICC’s ability to deter civilian atrocities. 1,099 more words

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Israel's New Ethnic Purity Laws

60,000 African Refugees and 70,000 Bedouin Affected

Israel‘s obsession with Jewish ethnic purity has led to the enactment of open ethnic cleansing by the current Netanyahu government. 717 more words

Things That Aren't What They Seem

Little Intent, Little Progress: Why Negotiations Are Falling Apart

A Story of Broken Promises

I attended a conference organized by the Henrich Boll Foundation in Ramallah (West Bank) a few weeks ago. One of the speakers explained, with regards to the current negotiations, that “there are three important dates to keep in mind: President Abbas’ meeting with Obama on March 17th, the release of the fourth batch of prisoners on March 29th, and the deadline set by Kerry for the end of the nine month period of negotiations on April 29th. 935 more words


"Equality of Arms" and its Effect on the Quality of Justice at the ICC

Written by: Tosin Osasona [1]

The concept of equality of arms has a dinstinctive European origin and can be traced back to the medieval era, when dispute was settled by ordeal of trial by battle. 1,783 more words

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Why Are We Sending Vets to Costa Rica (and Canada and Mexico)?


End the US Ban on Ibogaine

The psychedelic drug ibogaine is used to treat drug addiction and alcoholism in more than 190 countries, including Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Russia, China and Ukraine. 1,142 more words

Medical Censorship

Rand Paul Says Cheney Pushed Iraq War for Halliburton's Profit

via Rand Paul Says Cheney Pushed Iraq War for Halliburton’s Profit.


David Corn at Mother Jones has done it again! He’s found a 2009 video of a speech Rand Paul delivered to students at Western Kentucky University, in which he accuses Dick Cheney of war profiteering:

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