War crimes

David McBride arrives at court to a hero's welcome

War crimes whistleblower David McBride received a hero's welcome when he arrived to face court, writes Alex Bainbridge.

Whistleblower David McBride gave this speech on the eve of his prosecution for exposing Australian war crimes.

This joint statement, led by Amnesty International Australia, is seeking organisational signatories. It plans to present the statement to federal Labor in the week beginning October 23.

This episode of the Green Left Show highlights the campaign to defend whistleblower rights, in particular the case of David McBride who faces trial in November.

West Papua funeral

West Papuan advicates suspect that Indonesian security forces are behind the shootings of five Papuan youths, aged between 15 and 18 years old, in the Yahukimo Regency in the highlands of Indonesian-occupied West Papua, reports Susan Price.

David McBride speaking outside Labor's national conference in Meanjin. Photo: Alex Bainbidge

Three years after the Brereton inquiry into war crimes in Afghanistan, not one of the perpetrators has been charged but David McBride faces jail for revealing them. Alex Bainbridge reports.

As with all matters regarding United States policy, Australia will, if not agree outright with Washington, adopt a non-committal position — “quiet diplomacy”. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Oliver Schulz's charge relates to the shooting death of Afghan man Dad Mohammad during an ADF raid.

In a significant development in justice and accountability, the first soldier to face war crimes charges for their alleged actions in Afghanistan is set to face court. Pip Hinman reports.

Tony Blair has blood on his hands

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will receive a knighthood on June 13, but more than 1.2 million petitioners say he should be sent to The Hague as a war criminal, not honoured at Windsor Castle.

Failures of Command book cover

Alex Salmon reviews Failures of Command, a book about a family's search for truth about their son's death just two months after his deployment to Afghanistan in 2012.

Munitions found during bomb disposal in Mykolaiv

While Russia’s war against Ukraine was a violation of that country’s sovereignty, US President Joe Biden’s raising of war crimes charges against Russia is the height of hypocrisy, writes Barry Sheppard.

Protesters in blood spattered Tony Blair masks at a Stop The War demonstration in London, in 2010.

Former British prime minister Tony Blair should be on trial at The Hague rather than parading the medieval trappings of wealth and power, argues Lindsey German.