Russia’s aggression against Ukraine entails a grave violation of the jus cogens rule stipulated in article 2, paragraph 4, of the UN Charter – the prohibition of the use of force without approval of the Security Council. Admittedly, Russia has invoked article 51 of the Charter, which recognizes the right of self-defence until the Security Council is seised of the matter. However, this provision only operates when there has been a prior military attack, which a state must repulse, because its very survival is at stake. This is not the case in the current conflict. Continue reading COUNTERPUNCH: PRECEDENTS OF PERMISSIBILITY→
The Brutal War on Yemen By Baher Kamal, March 21, 2022
Baher Kamal reports on U.N. agencies’ warnings of the catastrophic consequences of the Saudi Arabia/UAE coalition’s war on Yemen, which is being fueled by U.S. and European arms deals.
The people of YEMEN are literally being massacred RIGHT NOW by British and American weapons. Nobody in power or influence is doing a thing about it. No armbands. No MOTD. No scores of millions in a day raised. No lights. Nothing. What bloody hypocrites they are #Yemen
A War on Civilians:
Yemeni Suffering Intensifies Due to U.S., Saudi & Emirati Bombs and Blockade February 02, 2022
Professor Shireen Al-Adeimi, Yemeni-born anti-war activist & Assistant Professor at Michigan State University, joined Eugene Puryear and Rania Khalek on The Freedom Side to discuss the ongoing Saudi and Emirate destruction of Yemen and the role of the US and UK in making it possible. Continue reading Saudi-led war on Yemen→