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Dissident Voice - 2020-01-08 - Original post - cached version

At long last, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has uttered the long-anticipated conclusion that “all the statutory criteria under the Rome statute for the opening of an investigation (into alleged war crimes in the Occupied Palestinian...

Richard Falk - 2018-09-23 - Original post - cached version
Prefatory Note: This post consists of an opinion piece developed by several members of California Scholars for Academic Freedom (cs4af) titled “Weaponizing the ‘New Antisemitism’”.  In addition to myself, those responsible for this short essay are Vida Samiian, Co-coordinator, California Scholars...
Pass Blue - 2018-07-24 - Original post - cached version

Richard Falk, who was the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Palestine, from 2008 to 2014, speaking in the Human Rights Council, June 2013. Falk said the current discourse from the United States on the Israeli-Palestinian fight has abandoned all pretenses of “...

Dissident Voice - 2018-05-05 - Original post - cached version

Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians are also being criticized by prominent Israeli politicians. The below comments are from the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, on systemic racism in Israeli society and published in The Times of Israel.1

Israel’s president fills a...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-11-02 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Falk

Prefatory Note
This post is a slightly modified version of my presentation to the Human Rights Commission of the Italian Parliament on October 11, 2017. The Commission is composed of members of Parliament and chaired by Hon. Pia Elda Locatelli, representing...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-11-01 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Falk

Lunch alone in a trattoria in the San Lorenzo neighbourhood of Rome, which is neither fashionable nor touristic. Noisy with students and young people at night, local places to hang out, some occupied spaces.

What struck me – in contrast to the U.S, Germany,...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-10-16 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Falk

Trump as President makes us think as never before about viability of the American version of constitutional democracy, that is, the ‘republic’ that Ben Franklin promised the people at the time of Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

We often forget...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-10-08 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Falk
Professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University and University of California, Santa Barbara, board member of The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and TFF Associate since 1985

Finally, the committee in Oslo that picks a winner of the Nobel Peace...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-08-30 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Falk

International law is mainly supportive of Palestinian grievances with respect to Israel, as well as offering both Israelis and Palestinians a reliable marker as to how these two peoples could live normally together in the future if the appropriate political will...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-08-22 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Falk

I suggest that Zionists fond of smearing critics of Israel as ‘anti-Semites’ take a sobering look at the VICE news of the white nationalist torch march through the campus of the University of Virginia the night before the lethal riot in Charlottesville.

In...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-08-11 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Falk

We are living amid contradictions whether we like it or not, driving expectations about the future toward opposite extremes.

Increasingly plausible are fears that the ‘sixth extinction’ will encompass the human species, or at least, throw human society back...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-08-11 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Falk

Prefatory Note
The text below is drawn from a talk given at the Spring Festival of the Arts in Beirut, Lebanon on 15 June 2017. Comments welcome.

How can we understand the present unfolding world order, with special reference to its relevance for...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-08-09 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Falk

Why the peoples of the world need the UN: multilateralism, international law, human rights, and ecological sustainability

A Point of Departure

When Donald Trump withdrew American participation from the Paris Climate Change Agreement in early...

Richard Falk - 2017-07-22 - Original post - cached version

[Prefatory Note: Below is an Open Letter prepared under the direction of Vida Samiian of State University of California at Fresno on behalf of California scholars defending against any effort to abridge academic freedom anywhere in the world, but particularly in California and the United States...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-06-30 - Original post - cached version



By Richard Falk* and David Krieger**

TFF PressInfo # 420
June 30, 2017

Prefatory Note
This jointly authored essay was initially published in The Hill on May 30, 2017 under the title, “Averting the Ticking Time Bomb of Nukes in North Korea.” We did...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-05-24 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Falk

In his first overseas trip since moving into the White House, Donald Trump is leaving behind the frustrations, allegations, rumors, and an increasing sense of implosion that seems to be dooming his presidency during its second hundred days.

At the same time...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-04-08 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Falk

In early morning darkness on April 7th the United States fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian al-Shayrat Airfield from two American destroyers stationed in the Eastern Mediterranean. It described the targets as Syrian fighter jets, radar, fuel...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-03-31 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Falk

Six months ago, the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) asked Virginia Tilley and me to write a study examining the applicability of the international criminal law concept of apartheid to Israel’s policies and practices toward the Palestinian...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-03-29 - Original post - cached version

Originally published in The New Statesman, London, 15 March 2017

28 March 2017

Three former UN insiders on the future of the world’s most ambitious organisation. 

By Hans von Sponeck, Richard Falk – both TFF Associates – and Denis Halliday.

US President Donald Trump...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-03-28 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Falk

March 4, 2017

Donald Trump has articulated clearly, if somewhat vaguely and incoherently, his anti-globalist, anti-UN approach on foreign policy.

For instance, in late February he told a right-wing audience at the Conservative Political Action...

MintPress - 2017-03-24 - Original post - cached version

Richard Falk, professor of international law at Princeton University, says limiting academic freedom keeps students from becoming engaged citizens. (AP/Donald Stampfli)

Two British universities cancelled talks by international law professor Richard Falk this...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-03-19 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Falk

Here is the highly controversial report’s full text with co-author Richard Falk’s introductory comment on the conflict its publication has created.

Transnational Foundation - 2017-03-15 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Falk

When the Clinton campaign started bitching about Russia interfering in US elections by hacking into the DNC I was struck by their excesses of outrage and the virtual absence of any acknowledgement that the United States has been interfering in dozens of foreign...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-02-02 - Original post - cached version

The Dismal Cartography of the Pre-Fascist State

January 25, 2017

Points of Departure

Listening to Donald Trump’s inaugural speech on January 20th led me to muse about what it might mean to live in a pre-fascist state. After reflecting on key passages and...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-01-29 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Falk

December 3, 2016

In recent months the Turkish President, Recep Teyipp Erdoğan, and his principal advisors have not made it a secret that they are reconsidering Turkey’s relations with neighbors, with the countries of the region, and with leading geopolitical...

Consortium News - 2016-03-30 - Original post - cached version

Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have led the way in abandoning principles of human rights, democracy and rule of law by pandering to Israel and its powerful lobby, explains Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson In early March, Professor Richard Falk,…

Dissident Voice - 2016-02-05 - Original post - cached version

Apartheid in Palestine (University of Alberta Press, 2016) is a valuable guide in the struggle for justice in Palestine. Editor Ghada Ageel gathered activists, indigenous Palestinians and scholars, which do not represent the worn-out media views that the public is tired of hearing. The authors...

BSNEWS - 2016-01-02 - Original post - cached version

There are many disturbing signs that the West is creating conditions in the Middle East and Asia that could produce a wider war, most likely a new Cold War, containing, as well, menacing risks of World War III. The reckless confrontation with Russia along its borders, reinforced by provocative...

Dissident Voice - 2015-04-08 - Original post - cached version

The sudden cancellation of an academic conference on Israel, as well as the lack of outcry from ‘mainstream’ media, demonstrates once again the skewed limits to ‘free speech’ in ‘advanced’ Western democracies. “Je suis Charlie” already feels like ancient history. It certainly does not apply when...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2015-04-02 - Original post - cached version
Southampton University, after giving permission to hold a ground-breaking academic conference on International Law and the State of Israel, has been bullied into cancelling.

 

 

by Stuart Littlewood

In an earlier article, “Don’t argue, don’t engage...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-19 - Original post - cached version

Thursday, May 15 marked Nakba Day, Yawm an-Nakba, “Day of Catastrophe”, the onset of the displacement of up to 800,000 Palestinians, at the time 67% of the population, followed by the destruction of over 500 villages since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, under the commitment...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-04-08 - Original post - cached version

“For every settler home built, Palestinians lose territory needed not only for a state but also to keep individual families living where they are now. The innocuous term “settlements” conceals their true role: as Israel’s primary vehicle for ethnic cleansing Palestinians through dispossession...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-04-01 - Original post - cached version

    …and basking under the special protection of Her Majesty’s Government        You couldn’t make it up!

 

 

 by Stuart Littlewood              Intifada Palestine

The 2014 Annual Congress of the University and College Union Scotland (UCU Scotland) has voted...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-03-26 - Original post - cached version

 

 

JAMAL KANJ

 

 AT a March 19 UN Security Council discussion, US Ambassador Samantha Powers was quoted as saying, “A thief can steal property, but that does not confer the right of ownership on the thief.”

 Listening to her powerful condemnation of the...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-03-24 - Original post - cached version

An American rabbi has censured Israel’s apartheid expansionist policies in the occupied Palestinian territories, saying such measures run counter to Judaism, Press TV reports.

“Judaism does not permit us to oppress other people, steal their land, or in any manner being uncompassionate to...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-03-02 - Original post - cached version

 

 

by Adri Nieuwhof                        Electronic Intifada

In his final report before completing his role as UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Richard Falk gives a damning overview of Israel’s violations of...

Dissident Voice - 2014-02-19 - Original post - cached version

On September 12, 2013, Syria’s President al-Assad committed to surrender Syria’s chemical weapons, with the caveats that the United States must stop threatening his country and supplying weapons to the terrorists. He has been as good as his word. The same cannot be said for the US and its boot...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2013-12-24 - Original post - cached version

“So this is Christmas     And what have you done?”

 

by Stuart Littlewood

Hello, the holly-decked halls of Westminster. Be of good cheer, all you chaps in your little festive bubble.

I thought you might enjoy this Xmas message from Lennon/...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2013-12-18 - Original post - cached version

by Stuart Littlewood

 

Creeping annexation, ethnic cleansing and ‘the politics of fragmentation’ inflicted by criminals who strut the world stage and thumb their noses at international law

As the international conspiracy to rob Palestinians of their freedom and...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2013-10-21 - Original post - cached version

“Jerusalem the Red Line”

Hamas chief calls for massive armed resistance to protect it… but how?

 by Stuart Littlewood

The other day Hamas’s political chief, Khaled Meshaal, criticised the Palestinian Authority for “criminalizing armed resistance”.

...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2013-09-07 - Original post - cached version

Damascus Notes: Late Night “Town Meetings” before the American Attack


Dr. Franklin Lamb and Richard Falk.
Image courtesy Al- manar

Where was Professor Richard Falk when I needed him?*

This observer judges that the Persians,...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2013-08-09 - Original post - cached version

What If a Russian Snowden?


Russia’s grant of temporary refugee status to Snowden for one year was in full accord with the normal level of protection to be given to anyone accused of nonviolent political crimes in a foreign country, writes...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2013-06-16 - Original post - cached version

UN justice champion Richard Falk targeted (again)  

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Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2013-06-14 - Original post - cached version

 Richard Falk Will Not Be Another Richard Goldstone


US professor Richard Falk addresses participants during the Istanbul session of The World Tribunal on Iraq, June

Clovis Maksoud for Al-Monitor

On Monday, June 10, professor...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2013-06-12 - Original post - cached version

 UN Palestine monitor Richard Falk rejects calls to step down


Richard Falk

 

An embattled UN rights expert who probes Israel’s conduct towards Palestinians on Tuesday rejected calls to step down, saying his opponents were trying to...

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