internal supporters of human rights

Ukraine: In potentially decisive development, joint patrols of steelworkers and police restore order in Mariupol, other cities

In a potentially decisive development, joint patrols of steelworkers and police restoredorder in Mariupol, wresting control from pro-Russian “separatist” forces. The organization of similar patrols…


OSCE report details serious human rights violations against pro-Kiev Ukrainians in the Crimea and the eastern Ukraine

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has published a report based on the work and findings of its Observer Missions in the Ukraine…


The West at a crossroads in the Ukraine: “Rechtstaat” or “Machtpolitik”?

Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, and other leaders from the West seem lost in the flow of events in the Ukraine, responding only to immediate pressures….


Historical context for current Russian aggression in the Ukriane; The sham “referendum” on May 11, 2014 in the eastern Ukraine

Russian aggression in the Ukraine: The historical context For a bracing corrective to the Russian propaganda supporting Russian aggression in the Ukraine, see: Timothy Snyder,…


Dare anyone say it? “We applaud the courage of the Ukrainian government and people in defending public order and the sovereignty and territorial independence of the Ukraine.”

In the face of Russian aggression, in the last few days the Ukrainian government has shown great courage in defending public order, and the territorial…


Putin’s wager: Russia’s rogue authoritarianism versus fundamental human rights and the existing international political and legal order

In a fatal error, Putin challenges the modern postwar international political and legal order It is historicly ironic, and from Vladimir Putin’s point of view…



Outlook for 2014 and beyond: Technology and the creation of increasingly powerful instruments of totalitarian control

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” –Lord Acton (1834-1902) “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men…





Demandas de los expertos de la ONU sobre desapariciones forzadas, la memoria historica, Baltasar Garzon, y la ombra de la injusticia en Espana

(Articulo en desarollo) Natalia Junquera, “Naciones Unidas reclama a España juzgar las desapariciones del franquismo,” El Pais, 30 SEP 2013. Enviados de la ONU piden…


Obama, Putin and Syria: Commentary

Roger Cohen, “An Anchorless World,” New York Times, September 12, 2013. Laure Mandevill, “Syrie : Obama sort de la crise affaibli face à Poutine,” Le…


CBS News and PBS: Network of Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite, and PBS, give al-Assad megaphone for propaganda to oppose Obama—ON MONDAY!

What we should be seeing now, both on American television and television abroad, are programs which put in perspective the looming question of whether the…


Moral cowardice in Europe and elsewhere: Bad-faith arguments on Syria by Germany and other countries lacking the courage to act

(Developing article) Following are the statements and ways German and other European and world leaders use to disguise the moral cowardice of nations that give…


New strategy and accompanying military action needed in Syria; Justification under International Law

President Barack Obama’s strategy for dealing with Syria has demonstrably failed. That strategy consisted mainly in looking the other way, providing fitful and ineffectual covert…





Europas “Menschen des Wortes”, ihr Schweigen, und die Verantwortung die Europa auch für Syrien trägt (aktualisiert am 17. Juli 2013)

Update von 17. Juli 2013 Uber das Schweigen der deutschen Schriftstellern im Fall eines Kolleges der von Islamischen Extremisten bedroht ist, siehe: Georg Diez (S.P.O.N….