UN Charter

It is urgent to re-found the UN if we aspire to a Universal Human Nation

24 October, United Nations (UN) Day, marks the anniversary of the day on which the United Nations Charter came into force in 1945. Shortly afterwards, in April 1946, after failing in its attempts to prevent a Second World War, the…

A Nordic Initiative for Peace in Ukraine and Lasting World Peace

By Nobel Peace Prize Watch, Honorable Prime Ministers of the five Nordic countries, Magdalena Anderson, Mette Frederiksen, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Sanna Marin, and Jonas Gahr Støre The war in Ukraine once again shows that the world is like a city with…

Treaties, Constitutions, and Laws Against War

You’d hardly guess it from all the silent acceptance of war as a legal enterprise and all the chatter about ways to supposedly keep war legal through the reform of particular atrocities, but there are international treaties that make wars…

Militarism and antimilitarism

By Pierre Jasmin*, translation by Michel Duguay** Summary Oil colonialism is dragging Russia and NATO member countries into Syrian and other wars. The military-industrial-media-academic-humanitarian complex imposes its (outlaw) iron law, to which the majority of Western countries comply by their…

War Powers Reform Bill Far Better Than Feared

Senators Murphy, Lee, and Sanders have introduced legislation to address Congressional and Presidential war powers. (See bill text, press release, one pager, video of press conference, op-ed, and Politico article). In recent months, we’ve seen efforts to repeal some but not other AUMFs (Authorizations for the Use…

The Conflict of Our Time: U.S. Imperialism vs the Rule of Law

By Nicolas J S Davies The world faces many overlapping crises: regional political crises from Kashmir to Venezuela; brutal wars that rage on in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia; and the existential dangers of nuclear weapons, climate change, and mass…

INTERVIEW WITH THIERRY MEYSSAN: About “Under Our Eyes” by Thierry Meyssan

On the occasion of the publication of his book, “Right Under Our Eyes. From September 11 to Donald Trump”, Thierry Meyssan granted this interview via the Internet. VOLTAIRE NETWORK | DAMASCUS (SYRIA) | 20 MARCH 2017 Voltaire Network: Thierry Meyssan,…

“When War is illegal, paying Tax is a crime”

Do Governments always use the public’s taxes in lawful and ethical ways? As part of the New Putney Debates  a presentation took place by Taxpayers Unite to make the case for tax resistance in the face of the UK continuing…