War Crimes in Ukraine: Time for a People’s Tribunal?

The idea of trying Putin for war crimes is “trending” in social media, and some politicians like Joe Biden[1], German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier [2] and even some professors of international law are already concocting possible scenarios.

War Crimes in Ukraine: Time for a People’s Tribunal?

H/T: Alfred de Zayas’ Human Rights Corner

NATO is the means of continuing colonial aggressions against African countries.

NATO and Africa: A Relationship of Colonial Violence and Structural White Supremacy

NATO is the means of continuing colonial aggressions against African countries.

Considering the public media attention and concern about possible expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), it is worth reminding people about NATO’s bloody history in Africa. NATO was founded in 1949 after WWII at a time when African countries were still under the yoke of colonialism. In fact most of the original founders of NATO had been Africa’s principal colonizers such as UK, France, Portugal, Belgium, Italy and the USA as lead NATO organizer and dominant partner. The organization was established as a collective defense against the Soviet Union with the requirement (Article 5) that any attack on one was considered an attack on all and therefore requiring a collective response.

NATO is the means of continuing colonial aggressions against African countries.