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UK: WATCH: The Belmash Tribunal — The War on Terror on Trial

Saturday 23 October 2021, by siawi3


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WATCH: The Belmash Tribunal — The War on Terror on Trial

October 22, 2021

Inspired by the Russell-Sartre Tribunal of 1966, the Belmarsh Tribunal will put the U.S. in the dock for its War on Terror crimes. Live today at 10 am EST & 3 pm BST.

The Belmarsh Tribunal will try the US government for its crimes of the twenty-first century — from atrocities in Iraq to torture at Guantánamo Bay to a surveillance program.

Inspired by the Bertrand Russell and Jean Paul Sartre Tribunal of 1966, when representatives of 18 countries gathered to hold the U.S. accountable for its war crimes in Vietnam, the Belmarsh Tribunal will try the U.S. for its War on Terror crimes.

The Belmarsh Tribunal turns the tables in the extradition hearing next Wednesday and Thursday against Julian Assange, who exposed those war crimes, in a case that will shape the future of journalism for decades to come.

Among those taking part in the tribunal are Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, former British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, former Ecuardorian President Rafael Correa and author, filmmaler and activist Tariq Ali, who attended the Russell-Sartre Tribunal in 1966. (Full list of participants below.)
Watch it here live: 2:22:59

Featuring: Tariq Ali, Renata Ávila, Apsana Begum, Richard Burgon, Jeremy Corbyn, Rafael Correa Özlem Demirel Deepa Govindarajan Driver Daniel Ellsberg Selay Ghaffar Markéta Gregorová Heike Hänsel Srecko Horvat Ken Loach Annie Machon Stefania Maurizi John McDonnell Edward Snowden Yanis Varoufakis Ben Wizner Eyal Weizman And more to be announced.