Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


The United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict was created by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) during the Gaza War to investigate possible Israeli violations of international law against the Palestinian people. Its mandate was later changed to include all violations committed in the context of military operations, whether before, during, or after the war in Gaza.

The mission was established on April 3, 2009, by the President of the UNHRC. Judge Richard Goldstone of South Africa was appointed to head the mission. The other members of the mission were Christine Chinkin of the United Kingdom, Hina Jilani of Pakistan and Desmond Travers of Ireland.

This clip has a short interview with Judge Goldstone by Bill Moyers.

The US House of Representatives rejected the report calling it "irredeemably biased and unworthy of further consideration or legitimacy.” See the House vote list here

The Obama administration is being increasingly criticized for continuing the Bush policy of looking the other way as Israel continues to expand its settlements in the Palestinian territories.


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