Crimes Against Humanity

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Abandoned in the Cold and Dark: Living Under Siege people of Gaza
Murphy, dylan
Article
2013
The world has forgotten Gaza, its women and children. The people of Gaza are being crushed under the Israeli blockade which severely restricts essential supplies coming into the strip. The blockade is...
Abettors of war crimes will be held accountable
Nieuwhof, Adri; Machover, Daniel
Article
2009
Taking action to bring perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity to justice.
After Pinkville: In Bertrand Russell War Crimes Tribunal on Vietnam
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1971
Chomsky begins by expressing criticism of the peace movement protestors. He claims that their demands on the US government to "stop bombing and enter negotiations" in Vietnam were insufficient; they s...
America's Complicity in Evil: Barbarism on the High Seas
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2010
Once again the US government has permitted the Israeli state to murder good people known for their moral conscience. The Israeli state has declared that anyone with a moral conscience is an enemy of I...
Chomsky on MisEducation
Chomsky, Noam; edited and introduced by Donald Macedo
Book
2000
Chomsky critiques the education system and discusses what education could be like in a democratic society.
Dershowitz to the Rescue?: The Israeli Spin-Machine in Overdrive
Abourezk, James
Article
2010
According to Israel's apologists, only Israelis have a right to defend themselves. Palestinians do not have this right, nor does anyone else who is attempting to assist the Palestinians.
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A report on the banality of evil
Arendt, Hannah
Book
1963
Hannah Arendt's report on the trial of Adolph Eichmann.
Eritrea commits crimes against humanity, UN says
Article
2016
Eritrea's government is guilty of committing crimes against humanity since independence a quarter-century ago with up to 400,000 people "enslaved", the UN has said. The crimes committed since 1991 inc...
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Pappe, Ilan
Book
2007
Israelo historian Ilan Pappe recounts the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Israel during the war of 1948.
"Exterminate all the Brutes": Gaza 2009
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2009
Israel has a straightforward means to defend itself: put an end to its criminal actions in occupied territories, and accept the long-standing international consensus on a two-state settlement that has...
Gaza: Whole Villages Have Been Wiped Off the Map: A VIsit to Khuza'a
El-Farra, Dr. Mona
Article
2014
I’m writing now from my home, but I still feel dizzy from shock and nauseated by the sights and smells on my visit to Khan Younis and Khuza’a.
Health care and children in crisis in Gaza
Garfinkle, Miriam; Abdul-Qadir, Reem
Article
2007
These days one hears a lot about Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, adults who have been specifically trained for warfare, who are nevertheless traumatized by the experience of seeing comrades injured ...
How America Gets Away With Murder: Illegal Wars, Collateral Damage and Crimes Against Humanity
Mandel, Michael
Book
2003
Michael Mandel offers a critical account of America's illegal wars and a war crimes system that has granted America's leaders an unjust and dangerous impunity, effectively encouraging their illegal wa...
In the Matter of the International Community v Israel
Cohen, Stanley
Article
2015
In its first full week of a "new" get tough policy, almost 500 young Palestinian demonstrators were injured, shot and maimed, and at least three teens murdered in response to what Israel sees as a ris...
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israel's appalling bombing of Gaza
Tilley, Virginia
Article
2006
Destroying the only power source for a trapped and defenseless civilian population is an unprecedented step toward barbarity. It reeks, ironically, of the Warsaw Ghetto.
Israel's Attack on Us All
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
If we needed any evidence of the degree to which Western TV journalists are simply stenographers to power, the BBC, CNN and others are amply proving it. Mark Regev, Israel's propagandist-in-chief, has...
Israel's 'mad dog' diplomacy doesn't make it more secure
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
Israel is feeling cornered on every front it considers important; and like Dayan's 'mad dog,' it is likely to strike out in unpredictable ways. These trends are likely only to deepen in the coming mon...
Israel's starvation diet for Gaza
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2012
Israel’s calculating of daily caloric needs shows how it manages the lives of Palestinians in Gaza in almost microscopic detail.
Israel's vivid act of piracy may yet turn the tide of global opinion
Grant, Linda
Article
2010
In the summer of 1947 a steamer named the Exodus set out from France to run the British blockade of Palestine. The British authorities boarded and seized the ship, and killed three passengers who trie...
Kampuchea, Decade of the Genocide: Report of a Finnish Inquiry Commission
Kiljenen, Kimmo
Book
1990
Commissioned by the Finnish Inquiry Commission this a straight forward account of the history of Kampuchea from the saturation bombing by the United States during the Vietnam war in the 1970's to the ...
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
Hochschild, Adam
Book
1999
The brutal story of Belgian colonialism in the Congo, resulting in the death of between five and eight million Africans.
The Liberal Defence of Murder
Seymour, Richard
Book
2008
A searching examination of the influence of the "pro-war Left" on US foreign policy.
The lying silence of those who know: Holocaust Denied
Pilger, John
Article
2009
In every war, Israel has had the same objective: the expulsion of the native people and the theft or more and more land.
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
The Massacre and the Cover-Up
Freeman-Maloy, Dan
Article
2010
Without much stronger international pressure than the international community has applied to date, there is every reason to expect Israeli massacres to steadily become more severe, their PR rationales...
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community at Jedwabne, Poland
Gross, Jan T.
Book
2001
An account of the humiliation, butchery, torture and burning alive of 1600 Jewish men, women and children in the Polish town of Jedwabne on July 10, 1941 by their Polish neighbours.
Nostalgia de la luz (Nostalgia for the Light)
Guzmán, Patricio (director/writer)
Film/Video
2010
In Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers search the sky and explore the origins of the universe. Nearby, a group of women sift through the sand searching for body parts of loved ones murdered and dumped...
Occupation on Trial - Palestinian village sues Canadian corporations for building illegal Israeli settlements: Sources News Release
Article
2009
Bil'in, a Palestinian village that has become an international symbol of Palestinian popular non-violent resistance to the ongoing construction of the Israeli separation wall, is suing Canadian corpor...
Outcry Over Israel's War Crimes
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2009
Jonathan Cook describes legal actions underway to hold Israel accountable for war crimes.
Peddling miracles and amnesia
Reuss, Alejandro
Article
1999
The shifting PR campaign to justify Chile's 'economic miracle' and to forgive its chief architect.
Perspectives On Power: Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1997
Chomsky sets down his thoughts on topics ranging from language and human nature, to the Middle East and East Timor.
The Punishment of Gaza
Levy, Gideon
Book
2010
An account of Israel's criminal treatment of Gaza.
Put the Palestinians on a Diet: Media Bury Documents Revealing Israel's Deliberate Policy of Near-Starvation for Gaza
Article
2010
Israel has been forced to reveal what Palestinians and other observers on the ground have known for a long time: that the blockade of Gaza is state policy intended to inflict collective punishment, no...
Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
Why do these terrible outbreaks of violence keep happening? Written during the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014.
Radical Digressions 6
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2009
A Reply to B'nai Brith's Manifesto Denouncing CUPE-Ontario's Boycott of Israel
Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
Article
2006
Why supporting the global campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israeli apartheid is the right thing to do.
Review: Nick Turse, Kill Anything That Moves. The Real American War in Vietnam (2013)
Goldner, Loren
Article
2014
Review of Nick Turse's book Kill Anything That Moves. The Real American War in Vietnam.
Somebody Else's Atrocities
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2012
Atrocities commited by official enemies are routinely condemned, but atrocities for which our own country is responsible are rarely mentioned.
Take Israel To International Criminal Court
Dhansay, Sayed
Article
2010
It is imperative that the international community view the Israeli response to the Goldstone report as a blatant attempt to whitewash its crimes in Gaza, and refer the matter to the ICC without furthe...
This is Genocide: On Israel/Palestine
Rohricht, Alyssa
Article
2014
To call what is going on in Israel and Palestine a “conflict” is to partake in the racist and blatantly false narrative that is being pushed by Israel. When one side fights with stones and homemade ro...
Treading the Borders Between Life and Death
Jasiewicz, Ewa
Article
2009
During Israel's Operation Cast Lead in December 2008 - January 2009, Israeli forces killed 16 emergency medical staff and injured 57. According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), perha...
Twin Terrors : New Internationalist November 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
An in-depth look at the events of the 9/11 disaster.
Under the Influence
Pilger, John
Article
1999
For the few of us who reported East Timor long before it was finally declared news, the "disclosures" last weekend that Washington had trained Indonesia's death squads are bizarre. That the American, ...
A View from Gaza: This Is a Brutal Attack, Not a "Military Operation"
El-Farra, Mona
Article
2014
In Gaza, recent Israeli military attacks by sea, air and via artillery shells are not part of a war or a military operation though it may look so. It is collective punishment and it is a brutal attac...
Voices for Palestine
Website
Arab women from Jordan who came together in response to Israel's attack on Gaza and its people.
We need to be told
Pilger, John
Article
2005
When journalists report propaganda instead of the truth, the consequences can be catastrophic - as one largely forgotten instance demonstrates.
Why Israel Won't Survive
Abunimah, Ali
Article
2009
If there was ever a moment when the peoples of the region would accept Israel as a Zionist state in their midst, that has passed forever. Israel's "military deterrent" has now been repeatedly discredi...
Words have failed
Hass, Amira
Article
2004
The written word is a failure at making tangible to Israeli readers the true horror of the Occupation.

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Alternative Information Center
A Palestinian-Israeli organization which disseminates information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while promoting coo...
Centre for Research on Globalization
An independent research and media group of writers, scholars and activists. Publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on social, econo...

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International Criminal Court
The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty-based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern t...
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum stimulates leaders and citizens to confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity and strengthen democracy. A public-private partnership, fe...

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Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
Sources News Release
2014
On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening s...
Israel threatens Palestinians with 'holocaust'
Sources News Release February 29, 2008
2008
One day after Israeli occupation forces killed 31 Palestinians, nine of them children, including a six-month-old baby, in a series of bomb attacks across the Gaza Strip, Israel's deputy defense minist...
London, Ontario peace and human rights advocates occupy office of Conservative MP
Sources News Release
2014
Five London peace and human rights advocates are now occupying the office of the Conservative MP for London North Centre.

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Counterpunch
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
Electronic Intifada
Website
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fro...