CSI Position Paper on the Sooka report

The Sooka Report:  How NGOs serve governments “Many of these NGOs espouse the universalist language of human rights, but actually use it to defend highly particularist causes: the rights of particular national groups or minorities or classes of persons.” Michael Ignatieff, I. Human Rights as Politics. II. Human Rights as Idolatry, The Tanner Lectures on Human … Read moreCSI Position Paper on the Sooka report

Human Rights, geopolitics and the Union for the Mediterranean

The Union for the Mediterranean:  an instrument of soft power for the globalization of NATO US foreign policy displays a clear will to preserve control over the armies of conquered territories.  The geographical division of the world into zones of responsibility – American responsibility – is an obvious proof of this.  In this regard, NATO … Read moreHuman Rights, geopolitics and the Union for the Mediterranean

Regime change

The practice of interventionism is very closely linked to regime change – i.e., to overthrowing foreign governments.  Regime change can be effected by military or by non-military interventionism.  Examples of the latter include the use of foreign-funded “non-governmental organisations” to prosecute a political agenda inside another state.  The Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004 is … Read moreRegime change

CSI comment: Amnesty International repeats US war propaganda

An Amnesty International poster announcing a “shadow summit” to coincide with the NATO summit in Chicago has elicited attacks from people saying that the human rights organization is campaigning for NATO to continue its “work” in Afghanistan. With the slogan “NATO:  Keep the progress going” and in its subsequent press release, Amnesty International USA has said … Read moreCSI comment: Amnesty International repeats US war propaganda