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Category Archive for 'War Crimes'

Israel’s Defense Ministry has confirmed that the country is on the verge of seizing large swathes of fertile land in the occupied West Bank, a move that will likely exacerbate its already cooling relationship with Western allies, Reuters reports. COGAT, a unit of Israel’s Defense Ministry, told Reuters in an email that “the lands are […]

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And this is a reminder: WASHINGTON — Three Guantánamo detainees were slated to leave the American prison in Cuba this week after about 14 years in captivity. But early Wednesday morning, only two were willing to board the plane. The third — Mohammed Ali Abdullah Bwazir of Yemen — balked at the last minute, even […]

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In an editorial under a picture of Dick Cheney, the New York Times editorial board called Monday for a full investigation into, and prosecution of those who tortured in our name. I, for one, am shocked: Since the day President Obama took office, he has failed to bring to justice anyone responsible for the torture […]

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More than 22,000 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from brain injuries and mental health problems have been dismissed from the U.S. Army for “misconduct,” an investigation by National Public Radio revealed. Many of the soldiers have not been able to receive crucial retirement and health-care benefits that soldiers with an honorable […]

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More from drone leaks

The Intercept: The source who leaked the documents told the Intercept he’s concerned that “addiction” to drone strikes in military circles may prevent the government from changing course away from extrajudicial killings. “The military is easily capable of adapting to change, but they don’t like to stop anything they feel is making their lives easier, […]

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President Obama called Doctors Without Borders to apologize for a bombing that killed 12 staff members and at least 10 patients in Afghanistan, according to Press Secretary Josh Earnest. “This morning from the Oval Office, President Obama spoke by telephone with Doctors Without Borders International President Dr. Joanne Liu, to apologize and express his condolences […]

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The death toll continues to rise after a United States-led airstrike hit a Doctors Without Borders clinic in Kunduz, Afghanistan on Saturday. Doctors Without Borders, also known as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is now saying that at least 19 people have died, 12 of whom were staff and seven of whom were patients, including three […]

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Heart-rending pictures of a toddler’s lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach sparked horror as the cost of Europe’s burgeoning refugee crisis hit home. The images of a tiny child lying face down in the surf at one of Turkey’s main tourist resorts has once more put a human face on the dangers faced […]

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I’m glad this is finally going to be brought to worldwide attention. The British government should pay dearly for the things they did in the name of “fighting terror”: Now Amal Clooney will represent Northern Ireland’s “Hooded Men,” 14 Irish prisoners who endured Britain’s version of Guantanamo in a case that, according to researcher Lauretta […]

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