Time to depose Bashar al-Assad and to save Syria

So, getting rid of ISIS but letting Bashar al-Assad off scot-free is the way to go? I think not. Continue reading Time to depose Bashar al-Assad and to save Syria

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Syria – A time for plain speaking

A lot of evasive and weasel words obscure the current debate over what to do about Syria. Meanwhile, people are dying – horrendously, gut-wrenchingly, pitilessly – betrayed by guilt and its lethal consequences: inaction. Continue reading Syria – A time for plain speaking

El Salvador seeks justice for El Mozote

Miraculously a wave of retribution is sweeping Latin America leading to the crimes of military dictators and their accomplices being finally brought to trial. El Salvador is the latest to join other countries in pursuing those responsible for crimes against humanity. Continue reading El Salvador seeks justice for El Mozote

Henry Kissinger: Impunity is the name of the game

Why does anyone honour Henry Kissinger? Of course, he has power, wealth and, crucially, impunity. But he is also wanted for crimes against humanity, a serious accusation that has led others to the dock at the International Criminal Court. Continue reading Henry Kissinger: Impunity is the name of the game

Moral decency and crimes against humanity

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that politicians publish their memoirs in order to justify their sins. Sometimes they regret having been misled by others. Occasionally they admit to error. But, for the most heinous acts, they never, ever apologise . Continue reading Moral decency and crimes against humanity