Tag Archives: war crimes

Reflections on Torture

By Guest Author, Anthony J. Marsella My study of the history of torture led me to conclude that our understanding of the nature, meaning, and consequences of “torture” may best be advanced by construing “torture,” not solely as a separate … Continue reading

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THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA, Part 2

  by Stefan Schindler Anti-factoid American history, continued … 5 – Vietnam was America’s ally in World War Two.  After Japan’s defeat, Vietnam persistently sought American friendship.  Vietnam was, briefly, an independent and united country with a newly written constitution … Continue reading

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Are YOU guilty of a war crime?

To put the question differently: Do you pay taxes? If you do, you may be committing a war crime. Tax Rebellion, a group active in the United Kingdom, argues that “Under the international laws of war, it is a criminal … Continue reading

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Travesties of justice

On August 27, 2012, the US Marine Corps announced “non-judicial administrative punishments” for several Marines videotaped urinating on three dead bodies in Afghanistan.

Such minor punishments can include … Continue reading

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