Humanitarian Intervention

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Amnesty International: Trumpeting for War… Again
de Rooij, Paul
One would expect a human rights organisation to be intrinsically opposed to war, but AI is a cheerleader of so-called humanitarian intervention, and even "humanitarian bombing".
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The deadly racism of the 'anti-racist' liberal imperialist
Clark, Neil
When it comes to hypocrisy, the pro-war Western ‘liberal’ is in a class of his own. While professing opposition to racism, the pro-war liberal is cheerleader for the most dangerous and deadly form of ...
Hailed as a Model for Successful Intervention, Libya Proves to be the Exact Opposite
Greenwald, Glenn
Advocates of the U.S. intervention in Lybia regard the event as a proof of success. Greenwald discusses why things are working in the opposite way.
Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War
Bricmont, Jean
Since the end of the Cold War, the idea of human rights has been made into a justification for intervention by the world's leading economic and military powers, above all, the United States, in countr...
Humanitarian Imperialism: The New Doctrine of Imperial Right
Chomsky, Noam
Chomsky considers "humanitarian intervention" and "the responsibility to protect" as new norms in international affairs by examining the institutional structures which produced the policies responsibl...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 27, 2017: Official Enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Why and how do some countries become 'enemies'? How and why do governments and media work in tandem to demonize official enemies? Who are the people who live in those countries, what are their lives l...
US and British officials told us that at least 100,000 were murdered in Kosovo. A year later, fewer than 3,000
Pilger, John
After more than a year, the silence of those who wrote and broadcast the propaganda for Nato's "humanitarian war" over Kosovo remains unbroken: they who answered the Prime Minister's call to join "a g...
Why the rise of fascism is again the issue
Pilger, John
Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal societies, whose war-making elites urge us never to ...

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Modern Wars
The Humanitarian Challenge
Since 1949, there have been some 150 conflicts, claiming some 20 million victims, most of whom were civilians not combatants. The purpose of humanitarian law is not to suppress war but to attenuate it...