With NATO backing, it was clear that no one was going to either properly investigate the rebel behavior, and no-one was going to allow for a criminal prosecution of those crimes against humanity. Violence of this kind by one’s allies is never to be investigated as the Allies found out after World War 2 when there was no assessment of the criminal firebombing of, for example, Dresden. No wonder that the UN Report notes that the Commissioners are “deeply concerned that no independent investigation or prosecution appear to have been instigated into killings committed by thuwar.” None is likely. There are now over eight thousand pro-Qaddafi fighters in Libyan prisons. They have no charges framed against them. Many have been tortured, and several have died.
An interim power-sharing arrangement will be supported by Karzai (he will have no choice) and the governments of Pakistan, China, Turkey, Iran, Russia and India, along with humbled envoys from the United Nations and NATO. If nearby Vietnam can co-exist productively with the United States, so can Afghanistan. If Obama has introduced a new military doctrine letting others lead, as in Libya, surely he can promote a new diplomatic initiative in which the United States lets others lead as well.
Tom Hayden Tom Hayden is a featured member of Friday morning’s plenary at the Counter-Summit for Peace and Justice, May 18 in Chicago President Obama, in a prudent move, has relocated this May’s G8 [One Percent] summit from Chicago’s unpredictable streets to the protected woods of Camp David, leaving NATO to face the demands of […]
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The 1% – What’s NATO Got to Do with It? Afghanistan, Libya, Russia, Iran, China & Economic Injustice A teach-in with Vijay Prashad, Ellen Frank & Joseph Gerson April 4, 2012 Cambridge Friends Meeting 5 Longfellow Park (off Brattle Street, near Harvard Square) 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Peace and justice organizations, community based groups and […]
Friday — May 18 Counter-Summit for Peace and Economic Justice People’s Church Please visit the Conference Information page for more details 8:30 – 9:30 Conference Registration 9:30 Welcomes & Overview 10:15 – 12:00 Plenary – Laying the Foundations: NATO, Economic Globalization, and Economic Justice 12:00 Lunch & Networking 1:00 – 2:45 Workshop Session 1 2:45 – 3:00 Break 3:15 – 5:00 Workshop session 2 […]
War Resisters International is organizing NATO Game Over: International Direct Action, NATO HQ, Brussels, a weekend of direct action in the lead-up to the May 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago. NATO, the world’s biggest war machine, has evolved from a defensive to an aggresive alliance. NATO adds fuel to the fire. Under the pretext of ‘Responsibility […]
NATO in Crisis and Agendas for Chicago Joseph Gerson* Despite its recent dubious military triumph in Libya, NATO is an alliance in crisis. With the rise of China and other BRIC nations and the Western economic crisis, U.S. economic power – and thus its ability to maintain historic levels of military spending and mobilization – […]
Information for Local NATO/G-8 Speaking Events: Speaker Bios and Contact Information
As we build toward the Chicago Counter-Summit for Peace and Economic Justice this May, organizations around the country will be organizing events and forums to help people in our movements and communities understand the importance of NATO and the G-8. Below please find a list of speakers who have agreed to speak on these topics. Please encourage your organization to organize an event or forum in the coming months and let us know about it! Email us at [email protected]
The Chicago Chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War calls on IVAW members nationwide to converge on Chicago for the G8 and NATO summits.