Let's discuss International State Terrorism........wats ur opinion??
January 6, 2007 10:21am CST
1) Which is the only country in the world to have dropped bombs on over twenty different countries since 1945 2) Which is the only country to have used nuclear weapons? 3) Which country was responsible for a car bomb which killed 80 civilians in Beirut in 1985, in a botched assassination attempt, thereby making it the most lethal terrorist bombing in modern Middle East history? 4) Which country's illegal bombing of Libya in 1986 was described by the UN Legal Committee as a "classic case" of terrorism? 5) Which country rejected the order of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to terminate its "unlawful use of force" against Nicaragua in 1986, and then vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling on all states to observe international law? 6) Which country was accused by a UN-sponsored truth commission of providing "direct and indirect support" for "acts of genocide" against the Mayan Indians in Guatemala during the 1980s? 7) Which country unilaterally withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in December 2001? 8) Which country renounced the efforts to negotiate a verification process for the Biological Weapons Convention and brought an international conference on the matter to a halt in July 2001? 9) Which country prevented the United Nations from curbing the gun trade at a small arms conference in July 2001? 10) Aside from Somalia, which is the only other country in the world to have refused to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child? 11) Which is the only Western country which allows the death penalty to be applied to children? 12) Which is the only G7 country to have refused to sign the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, forbidding the use of landmines? 13) Which is the only G7 country to have voted against the creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 1998? 14) Which was the only other country to join with Israel in opposing a 1987 General Assembly resolution condemning international terrorism? 15) Which country refuses to fully pay its debts to the United Nations yet reserves its right to veto United Nations resolutions?
6 Jan 07
We write from the building of GSF and Indymedia in Genoa after witnessing the worst human rights violations in the short history of the young movement against capitalist globalisation. Two people were killed by the police on the 20th, one in Genoa and one at the border, and someone else might have been killed in the most outrageous display of fascist state brutality that all of us have seen in our lives, just a few hours ago in front of this building.