Counterpunch: The Rule of Law Must Finally Evolve Into the Rule of Justice

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BY ALFRED DE ZAYAS JANUARY 14, 2022

Many politicians, academics, media pundits are wont of invoking the “rule of law”, a “rules-based international order”, “values diplomacy” etc. But what do all these benevolent-sounding slogans actually mean in practice? Who makes the rules, who interprets them, who enforces them? What transparency and accountability accompany these noble pledges?

Counterpunch: The Rule of Law Must Finally Evolve Into the Rule of Justice

The US is building, rather than tearing down GTMO prison facilities

By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos | Responsible Statecraft | January 2, 2022

There seems to be little effort to hide the fact that the Biden Administration does not plan to close the Guantanamo Bay prison in his first term as he once declared. That pledge is but a whisper on the wind, much like the promises made by his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama. According to a recent New York Times report by Carol Rosenberg, who has been been covering the infamous GTMO for the 20 years since it opened, the military is building a new, secret courtroom on the premises — which won’t be completed until 2023.

The US is building, rather than tearing down GTMO prison facilities

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Ex-UN Expert: Stop Lying, Pentagon’s War Budget Has Nothing to Do With US ‘Defence’

The Biden administration’s new Pentagon budget spells danger to the world’s peace, says retired UN Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, explaining how US interventions, subversive ops, and endemic corruption have resulted in Washington’s excessive military spending.

Sputnik News: Ex-UN Expert: Stop Lying, Pentagon’s War Budget Has Nothing to Do With US ‘Defence’

JFK’s Peace Speech

Pat Buchanan has just published an article on President Kennedy’s Peace Speech at American University on June 10, 1963, just a few months before he was assassinated on November 22. It’s an article worth reading, as it shows the relevance of Kennedy’s vision for America even today.

JFK’s Peace Speech

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It’s a Big World: The Importance of Diversity in American Foreign Policy

Full Transcript: President Kennedy’s Peace Speech at American University (June 10, 1963)

Omicron- A Case of Mass Psychosis & Other Insane News

A 3 week old Polish piece. Omicron a Case of Mass Psychosis

A few days ago, the general director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated that the introduction of travel restrictions by several countries was an “irrational response” to the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Omicron- A Case of Mass Psychosis & Other Insane News

Articles behind paywalls:

‘Dodgy data’ used in push for tighter Covid restrictions

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