Post-Karadzic Bosnia and Herzegovina: The End of the Criminal Justice Era | International Center for Transitional Justice

I fully understand that this proposition may be dismissed as naïve in view of the current reality shaped not only by Karadzic’s crimes but also by the violent plunder that has over the last 20 years created a Hydra of intertwined political, criminal and business interests. Likewise, an increasingly chaotic regional and broader geopolitical context is far from conducive to the political will necessary for such changes, to say nothing…

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Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Nomination

Over the past two and a half decades the US has chosen, supported,nominated and elected some peculiar (to say the least) candidates for the Presidency. The consequences of these actions have seen a growth of globalisation, the diminshment of US status with many other countriess, a continually growing menace from easy access to and private ownership of guns and a general lack of concern for the mass of he population,…

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Somali Islamic militants Al Shabaab use Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ speech in recruitment film.

War mongering, discriminatory, prejudiced and macho chest thumping is immature and unproductive. It is also dangerous. The possibility that someone as intellectually deficit as Donald Trump could become the President of the USA is frightening indeed for he embodies all of those characteristics. Trump’s diatribes and those of others with similar narrow-minded and self-serving views are a major threat to peace and well-being for all. It is such immoderate and…

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Isis wants an insane race war – and we’ve decided to give them one

Western leaders are now so self-opinionated and dazzled by their own view of their “rightness” that they appear, with few exceptions, to be unable to appreciate the consequences of their actions, even when there are many historical precedents that point to likely outcomes. Somehow, ordinary citizens who are willing and capable of exercising some critical judgment in as objective a manner as possible, and without assuming (consciously or unconsciously) a…

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Frankie Boyle on Paris attacks: ‘This is the worst time for society to go on psychopathic autopilot’

Perhaps understandably, but certainly not too thoughtfully, the response from most to the Paris attacks has been a cry for vengeance and retribution. The French and British governments have increased air attacks in Syria and the US has announced increased numbers of ground troops, and other countries, including both Turkey and Russia have become more involved. Despite the substantial well informed and knowledgeable debate regarding the Middle East situation and…

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Tony Abbott – Illegal PM?

What has happend to Australian democracy that provision of evidence of a requirement of the Consitution for holding political office can be treated with disdain by the Prime Minister and most other politicians? Why has the Murdoch press, who are normally so keen to publish any sensationalist and specious allegations that it can, not pursued this issue with the tenacity and venom it showed in pillorying Julia Gillard and Peter…

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Dear Mr Abbott – Your drug strategy …

From: Roger Hawcroft [email protected] Subject: Re: Tackling Ice Date: 13 August 2015 8:19 pm To: Tony Abbott [email protected] Dear Mr Abbott, If you were serious about drug sickness in Australia then you would be ensuring the promotion of a positive culture where people are put before profits, equity is a fundamental principle and honesty and ethical behaviour is expected at all levels of society. If you were serious about drug…

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