Category: International law

Feb 09 2015

Islam and the Laws of War

Guest Post by Ali Mallah: The Prophet, however urged his followers to treat their captives with clemency. He said to them “You are recommended to treat your captives kindly.” He also urged his Companions on the day of Badr to be kind to their captives. Accordingly the Companions of the Prophet, peace and blessings be …

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Jan 29 2015

Bombs Dropped on Vietnam

From Mother Jones: Bombs Dropped on Vietnam Between 1965 and 1973 Notice the red dots. 107 Countries signed the United Nations Cluster Munitions Convention in May of 2008. The United States was not one of them.

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Jul 26 2014

Free Free Palestine! Democratic Palestine!

I’ve put a gallery of photos from today’s rally and march below the text.- click on an image to see full sized. The incredible horrific slaughter of more than 700 people, mostly civilians, in Gaza, follows on a siege that imprisons nearly two million people in a small crowded territory without control over borders, without …

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Mar 30 2014

Mary Ellen O’Connell on Drones and Cyber Weapons Under Law and Morality

Mary Ellen O’Connell spoke at Le Moyne College on Wednesday Evening. Her Topic was: Drones, Cyber Weapons and Autonomous Robots, Law and Morality. Recording by Judy Bello, 3/26/14 My Flip ran out of juice just at the end of the talk, so I made an audio recording of the Q&A on my phone. Unfortunately it …

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Mar 02 2014

FOR Hosts Panel Discussion on Drone Wars

On Friday, I participated in an Internet discussion on America’s Drone Wars hosted by Fellowship of Reconciliation on Vonvo.com, last week.   Vonvo combines live images of the speakers with a chat box for comments and questions.   Lela Zand moderated  Noor Mir of CodePink, Nick Mottern of Know Drones and myself  in a very …

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Feb 07 2014

International Law and Protesting Drones

My Closing Argument in the Case of Hancock Protesters from October 25, 2012 Presented January 31, 2014 Transcript: I would like to begin, Judge Gideon, by thanking you for your attention to our unique argument, and support for our learning process with regard to formal court procedures as pro se defendants. I will preface my …

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Jan 25 2014

Hancock 17 Trial, My Testimony

Testimony in the Case of Hancock Protesters from October 25, 2012 by Judith Bello, Presented January 24, 2014 Where I’m Coming From I’m 63 years old. I lived in a space of physical safety all of my life. But when I was a little girl, until about 1962, we had air raid drills in school …

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