The Child of Gaza

On September 28, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

  Feeling fierce with loathing He looked down upon the father ashen face twisted in panic as he grappled for his son shielding him with shaking arm Feeling fierce with loathing He looked down upon the son quaking with fear struggling closer to his father’s form ensnared by the cold concrete Feeling fierce with loathing […]

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

On September 25, 2011, in Articles, by admin

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia by Daniel Patrick Welch   That’s the night that the lights went out in Georgia That’s the night that they killed an innocent man. Well, don’t trust your soul to no backwoods, southerly lawyer ‘Cos the judge in the town’s got blood stains on his hands –Vicki […]

The Futile Undertaking of Palestinian Statehood

On September 23, 2011, in Articles, by admin

The Futile Undertaking of Palestinian Statehood by Esam Al-Amin Today, September 23, Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas submits, to the UN the application for Palestinian statehood for the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967. What are the implications of this effort? Does it serve the Palestinian cause? And why do Israel and the […]

Goodbye to International Law – An Analysis

On September 23, 2011, in Articles, by admin

Goodbye to International Law – An Analysis By Lawrence Davidson   Part I – The Erosion Universal Jurisdiction   Back on 12 February 2011 I put out an analysis on the subject of Universal Jurisdiction. Here is the first paragraph from the piece: “One of the really progressive acts that followed the end of World […]

Steps to UN membership for Palestine

On September 22, 2011, in Articles, by admin

Steps to UN membership for Palestine By David Morrison   Summary In September, Palestinians intend to apply for UN membership for a Palestinian state in the 1967 borders, that is, in Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, the Palestinian territories under Israeli military occupation since 1967. It is expected that the US will […]

Between Flying Rumours and Real Dialogue

On September 22, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

Between Flying Rumours and Real Dialogue That dialogue is the means to solve the many problems in our world is an unquestionable proposition to which most, if not all, readily assent. What constitutes real dialogue—in the fast-flying world of tweets and pokes—is an entirely different question altogether. The suggestion that one can have a conversation […]

29 years after the Massacre at Sabra Shatila

On September 17, 2011, in Articles, by admin

29 years after the Massacre at Sabra Shatila By Franklin Lamb “The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind” was the general consensus following a discussion between this observer and a gathering of Palestinian refugees in Sabha, Libya, many of whom would very much like to travel to Shatila camp in Beirut this week and […]

Global conference on cluster bomb ban ends

On September 16, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

(Beirut, 16 September 2011) The Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions ended in Beirut today with a strong international declaration to rid the world of cluster munitions. The 90 States Parties and signatories to the Convention at the meeting adopted the Beirut Declaration, which notes the lifesaving gains made already […]

Ignorance and 9/11 – An Analysis

On September 16, 2011, in Articles, by admin

Ignorance and 9/11 – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson   Part I   On Monday 12 September 2011 I had sixty five students in a “Twentieth Century World” history class ask me what I thought were the origins of the 9/11 attacks. I said I was quite willing to tell them what I thought, but […]

Afghanistan ratifies cluster bomb ban despite U.S. pressure

On September 12, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

Afghanistan ratifies cluster bomb ban despite U.S. pressure Country where cluster bombs have killed hundreds becomes State Party on eve of international conference by the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) (Beirut, Lebanon, 12 September 2011): Afghanistan, which has witnessed the devastation cluster munitions cause, has become the 62nd state party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions […]