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WAR CRIMES, ATROCITY AND JUSTICE

 

War Crimes, Atrocity and Justice

Polity, November 2014
By: Michael J. Shapiro

What do we know about war crimes and justice? What are the discursive practices through which the dominant images of war crimes, atrocity and justice are understood?

In this wide ranging text, Michael J. Shapiro contrasts the justice-related imagery of the war crimes trial (for example the solitary, headphone-wearing defendant at the Hague listening with intent to a catalogue of charges) with literary justice: representations in literature, film, and biographical testimony, raising questions about atrocities and justice that juridical proceedings exclude.

By engaging with the ambiguities exposed by the artistic and experiential genres, reading them alongside policy and archival documentation and critical theoretical discourses, Shapiro’s War Crimes, Atrocity, and Justice challenges traditional notions of responsibility in juridical settings. His comparative readings instead encourage a focus on the conditions of possibility for war crimes as they arise from the actions of states, non-state agencies and individuals involved in arms trading, peace keeping, sex trafficking, and law enforcement and adjudication.

Theory springs to life as Shapiro draws on examples from legal discourse, literature, media, film, and television, to build a nuanced picture of politics and the problem of justice. It will be of great interest to students of film and media, literature, cultural studies, contemporary philosophy and political science.

http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0745671543.html

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GAZA: ISRAEL’S WAR AND THE GOLDSTONE REPORT

2 May 2011, 7:30 PM ~ 10:00 PM
Room 417, Altschul Auditorium, International Affairs Building,
Columbia University
420 West 118th Street, NY, NY 10027

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This panel is dedicated to examining the reality and consequences of Israel’s war and siege of Gaza. What do we know about Gaza 2008-2009 today after several investigations by various human rights organizations? Is the head of the UN fact-finding mission Justice Richard Goldstone right in arguing (as he did recently) that a ‘reconsideration’ of his UN report, which found evidence of war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity, is now in order?

Panelists:

Norman G. Finkelstein, author of This Time We Went Too Far: Truth and Consequences of the Gaza Invasion
Rashid Khalidi, author of The Iron Cage, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia, and Co-Director of CPS
Peter Weiss, Vice President, Center for Constitutional Rights

Sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University

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John Brown

John Brown

THE ROUGE FORUM

 

UPDATE 6th AUGUST 2009

 

 

 

 

US Becomes Coalition of One In Iraq 
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/29/world/middleeast/29iraq.html 
 
Senate May Drop Public Health Care Option: http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE56M0HE20090729 
 
And what has The One done for the rubes, saps, and hysterics who poured out for him? Expanded wars. Bombed Pakistan. Gave $12.9 trillion to the banks with no oversight. Abandoned public health care. Regimented education via a merit-pay stimulus. Gave about 1.4 million of them joblessness. 
 
Afghan War Spreads to Residential Areas: http://www.reuters.com/article/unitedNations/idUSTRE56U1MC20090731 
 
$78 Billion For War Crimes: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-gi-bill4-2009aug04,0,6453699.story 
 
Detroit Public Schools Gutted, 1/3 of Staff Fired (including DFT leaders), 17 Schools go Private on Public Payroll: 
http://www.detnews.com/article/20090804/SCHOOLS/908040342/1026/Central-High-s-method-of-change-questioned 
 
December 2 this year will mark the 150th anniversary of the hanging of John Brown. From his last speech: “Had I interfered in the manner which I admit, and which I admit has been fairly proved (for I admire the truthfulness and candor of the greater portion of the witnesses who have testified in this case), had I so interfered in behalf of the rich, the powerful, the intelligent, the so-called great, or in behalf of any of their friends, either father, mother, brother, sister, wife, or children, or any of that class, and suffered and sacrificed what I have in this interference, it would have been all right; and every man in this court would have deemed it an act worthy of reward rather than punishment.” 

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