Invasions, International Law and Global Responses: From colonial Britain and white-settlerist USA to Maoist China and Putin’s Russia
FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles, May 4th, 2022, a veteran of US Navy and retired dean of Sydney's Macquarie University Law School speaks to FORSEA.
“When you lose everything – your home, your career, your family – people around you (strangers) become most important.” Anyone concerned about shared humanity, I hope, will do his or her part by listening to Petro’s uncensored tales of what it means to live in the time of the crime against peace perpetrated on your national community.
Petro, an award-winning Ukrainian filmmaker, has joined the civil resistance to use his talents behind the camera to document Putin’s crime against peace.
The next FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles welcomes two guests: Giada Corsoni from Genocide Watch, and Gregory Stanton, the Genocide Watch founding President, the host is FORSEA's Maung Zarni. Watch live on YouTube: Friday 1 April 2022.
The world has no choice but to condemn the Russian aggression against Ukraine. It has no choice but to help the Ukrainians to end the war with honor. But it is the role of the Ukrainians to produce statesmen who understand that the Ukrainians need to suspect not only the Russians but also the Americans and the Europeans.
In Southeast Asia, a region of nearly 600-million, neither the citizens nor the states seem to share the kind of popular official outrage over Russia's invasion of Ukraine, or the fear of immediate impact on their lives, which one sees in the West such as in the United States, Canada, the UK and European Union.
FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles: 22 March 2022 – Live on YouTube: The invasions of Iraq by the United States was primarily about oil. The impact of Russia invasion on oil and gas prices – and energy security – are most prominently discussed in the western media. What role has the US oil and gas industry – or more crudely MONEY $€££ – played in this proxy war between Russia...
The next FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles is with special guest, Demir Mahmutćehajić, Stolac-based veteran activist with DOSTA! (Enough!) movement and a co-founder of UK Islamic Human Rights Commission.
None of the leading liberal democracies of the West really honours the principles they loudly espouse such as non-violence, popular and state sovereignty, human rights, or democracy, nor do they support democratic resistance, armed or non-violent, unless such support serves their hidden interests, whether those interests are commercial or geostrategic.