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  Russell Tribunal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The tribunal was constituted in November, 1966 and conducted over two sessions in 1967 in Stockholm, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark.
Nearly four decades later, the Russell Tribunal model was followed by the World Tribunal on Iraq, which was held to make a similar analysis of the Project for the New American Century, the 2003 Invasion of Iraq and subsequent occupation of Iraq, and the links between these.
Staughton Lynd, libertarian radical and chairman of the 1965 “March on Washington”, was asked by Russell to participate in the tribunal and rejected the invitation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Russell_Tribunal   (1562 words)

 Women Testify: A Planning Guide for Popular Tribunals & Hearings
In April 2004, the “Brussells Tribunal” brought together a group of “academics, intellectuals and artists in the tradition of the [1967] Russell Tribunal” to highlight war crimes in the current war in Iraq.
Russell, a British philosopher and activist, was responsible for the first international People's Tribunal, which was convened in Sweden and Denmark in 1967.
The Tribunal, which was part of the NGO Forum of the Second World Conference on Human Rights (Vienna, 1993), reflected a particular moment in transnational women’s organizing that sought explicit recognition of "women’s rights as human rights" by the United Nations and the international human rights community.
www.cwgl.rutgers.edu /globalcenter/womentestify/ch1.htm   (1411 words)

 smh.com.au - The Sydney Morning Herald
The Administrative Decisions Tribunal had found their conduct and the language they used during the arrest was racially discriminatory; they admitted it in a public notice ordered by the court.
Their small advertisement left out the tribunal's finding that some officers had rammed Russell's head into the back of a police utility van and that throughout his arrest "he was subjected to abusive and foul language".
Russell claimed that he was pinned to the road, face down, and officers trod on both of his hands at his side.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/08/06/1060064198059.html   (1373 words)

 RNW: Return of the people's tribunal
The British philosopher Bertrand Russell initiated the first international people's tribunal more than 35 years ago to determine whether war crimes were being committed by the US and its allies during the Vietnam War.
The goal of Russell's tribunal – which was held in 1967 in Sweden and Denmark - was to raise public awareness of the atrocities being committed in Vietnam.
This raises another of the key criticisms of the tribunal; namely that it's organized by critics of the current US policy in Iraq and there is no real judge or jury to pass judgment.
www.radionetherlands.nl /features/cultureandhistory/040427doc.html   (652 words)

 CITT - Appeals - Decisions - RECORD TOOLS INC.
Russell testified that only one tool is used at a time and that the length of the wooden handle on the tool is important, as it provides necessary leverage to the person using it to counteract the downward pressure often exerted on the tool while the wood is in rotation.
Russell also testified that different types of tools and different shapes of tools are required depending on the type of job to be done; for example, in spindle work, a variety of different tools are required to create the beads, coves and other shapes found on a spindle.
Russell explained that these are tiny cutters attached to the lathe, while the tools used with wood-turning lathes are 99 percent hand-held, but leaned up against a tool rest.
www.citt-tcce.gc.ca /appeals/decision/ap96225_e.asp   (2372 words)

 Foreword, by Noam Chomsky
For this reason, the Proceedings of the Tribunal is a document of first importance; the spirit and convictions that underlie it must, as Russell hoped, become a part of the consciousness of all Americans.
The Tribunal, or another like it, should turn to Czechoslovakia, to Greece, to a dozen other countries that are suffering in the grip of the imperialist powers or the local forces that they support and maintain.
As Gabriel Kolko notes, in testimony to the Tribunal, the barbarism of Seyss-Inquart in opening the dikes in Holland was considered one of the most monstrous crimes of the Second World War, and was prominent among the charges that led to his death sentence at Nuremberg.
www.chomsky.info /articles/1971----.htm   (6024 words)

 The Bertrand Russell Society Quarterly - August 2004
Russell’s papers would be highly prized possessions and most likely fetch a sizable sum from libraries, museums and possibly private collectors.
Russell had already given the Peace Foundation the proceeds from his Autobiography, the American rights to which were sold by auction (in those days, a rare event).
Russell himself was the subject of a campaign of vilification in the American press — some of the worst of it, e.g.
www.lehman.cuny.edu /deanhum/philosophy/BRSQ/04august.griffin.htm   (2396 words)

 IDC Publishers - Archive of the Fourth Russell Tribunal
The Fourth Russell Tribunal was one of the major conferences in this framework.
The aim of the tribunal was to serve as a forum for testimony against ethnocidal oppression and for the free expression of the will to struggle against those powers that still wish to destroy the authentic character of the oldest cultures of the Americas.
That the Tribunal's goal was achieved, is shown by the many references to it in newspaper articles and publications all over the world as well as in reports of United Nations meetings and other international conferences.
www.idc.nl /background413_9.html   (413 words)

 The Trial of Henry Kissinger Christopher Hitchens:Reviewed by Stephen Berry
Russell's original idea of a tribunal of disinterested judges was also thrown overboard.
What the newspapers could see with perfect clarity when confronted by the Russell Tribunal is unaccountably lost when the war crimes trials at Nuremberg, Tokyo and The Hague are examined.
The Tokyo tribunal however, found Hirota guilty because he was "derelict in his duty in not insisting before the Cabinet that immediate action be taken to put an end to the atrocities." (29) Hirota was held responsible and duly sentenced to death.
www.la-articles.org.uk /henry.htm   (2630 words)

 Bertrand Russell Tribunal - 9/11Review
Reports from the sessions of the International War Crimes Tribunal founded by Bertrand Russell.
Bertrand Russell Speech to the First Meeting of Members of the War Crimes Tribunal
Aims of the Tribunal agreed at the Constituting Session
911review.org /Wiki/BertrandRussellTribunal.shtml   (464 words)

 Nawal El Saadawi and Sherif Hetata's site
The BRussells Tribunal is a hearing committee composed of academics, intellectuals and artists in the tradition of the Russell Tribunal, set up in 1967 to investigate war crimes committed during the Vietnam War.
Consistent with the tradition of the 1967 Russell Tribunal on the Vietnam War and the work of the People's permanent tribunal and other similar tribunals such as the one held in Brussels in 1991, the B Russell s Tribunal met on 14-17 April 2004.
The objective of the Tribunal, working as a commission of inquiry, was to establish whether there was a link between PNAC's proposals and the foreign and military strategy of the current US government, and the subsequent invasion and occupation of Iraq.
www.nawalsaadawi.net /articlesnawal/tribunal.htm   (1564 words)

 SikhSpectrum.com Monthly. Inaugural Statement - International War Crimes Tribunal
ur Tribunal was formed, on the initiative of Lord Bertrand Russell, to decide whether the accusations of war crimes levelled against the government of the United States as well as against those of South Korea, New Zealand and Australia, during the conflict in Vietnam, are justified.
The Nuremberg Tribunal, an ambiguous reality, was created from the highest legal principles no doubt but, at the same time, it created a precedent, the embryo of a tradition.
he Russell Tribunal was born of this doubly contradictory conclusion: the judgement of Nuremberg had necessitated the existence of an institution to inquire into war crimes and, if necessary, to sit in judgement; today neither governments nor the masses are capable of forming one.
www.sikhspectrum.com /092002/sartre.htm   (1686 words)

 World Tribunal on Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The World Tribunal on Iraq (WTI) is a worldwide initiative born out of the global outcry against the war in Iraq.
Taking its cue from the Russell Tribunal of 1967, it is aimed at challenging the silences of our time around the aggression against Iraq and seeking the truth about the war and occupation in Iraq.
This tribunal shall render a decision on the issues presented to it which will be widely distributed throughout the world for the benefit of individuals and groups struggling for peace and justice.
www.worldtribunal.org /main.htm   (165 words)

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The Indigenous Peoples represented at the conference recommended that a Tribunal be formed in order that cases may be presented and witnesses heard to inform the world of the nature and effect of those abuses.
We believe that the charges brought before the Tribunal provide the most eloquent testimony that Nation-States have national policies of ethnocide and genocide of Indigenous Peoples and that such policies are unacceptable to the conscience of humanity.
We, the Indigenous representatives at the Fourth International Russell Tribunal, 1980 resolve with respect to the following: 1.) GENOCIDE That the Tribunal denounce the physical extermination which is instrumental through the repression of Indigenous leaders, many of whom have been assassinated, tortured, persecuted, kidnapped and exiled.
www.cwis.org /fwdp/International/russell.txt   (1539 words)

 Guide to the International War Crimes Tribunal Records,1967, 1970
Tribunal records include mimeographs, edited versions, and final drafts of testimonies, reports, opening and closing statements, and summaries of the Stockholm and Copenhagen sessions (1967); also, press releases, copies of correspondence, photographs, speeches, agendas, and statutes.
In addition, there are materials pertaining to the National Liberation Front; reports of the Commission for the Denunciation of U.S. War Crimes in South Vietnam (1970); and reports, printed matter, and other materials concerning the International Commission of Enquiry into U.S. Crimes in Indochina.
The International War Crimes Tribunal was sponsored by the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation to provide a forum for testimony and evidence concerning the damaging effects of U.S. policy in Indochina.
rmc.library.cornell.edu /EAD/htmldocs/RMM04285.html   (1360 words)

 Film Details : Video and Film Lending Library : Resources : AFSC
The Tribunal, which was sponsored by Nobel Prize winner Bertrand Russell (though he himself does not appear in the film) is of a group of intellectual activists who put the United States on trial for the Vietnam War.
The purpose of the Tribunal is to determine whether the United State's actions in Vietnam are in violation of international law.
The Tribunal concludes with a closing statement by philosopher Jean Paul Sartre summing up the Tribunal's conclusion that the U.S. is in violation of international law.
www.afsc.org /newengland/bigcat/ttl.php?FID=1293   (225 words)

 MindFreedom Online: SCI News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
One front of the booklet is about the "Russell Tribunal on Human Rights in Psychiatry," which will literally put psychiatry on trial in front of a tribunal.
The Fifth International Russell Tribunal on Human Rights in Psychiatry responds to the necessity of an investigation into human rights violations in psychiatric practice and mental health legislation as its legal framework.
The Vietnam War Crimes Tribunal of 1966 had taken the chance, after Auschwitz, to face their responsibility as humankind and not to turn away again.
www.mindfreedom.org /mindfreedom/madpride/berlin_b.shtml   (1050 words)

 Verdict of the Russell Tribunal on Psychiatry
As a result of the evidence it has heard in its first session in Berlin over the weekend of June 30/July 1, 2001, the Tribunal is convinced that the serious abuse of human rights in the name of psychiatry is widespread but largely unrecognized.
It even justifies concepts such as the legal category of "mental patient" which permits a total deprivation of human and civil rights and actually can be used to exculpate anti social and criminal actions.
Furthermore we were disappointed by the failure of arrangements made with the German Television and the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper.
www.namiscc.org /newsletters/July01/russell.htm   (813 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Focus | Blueprint for war
This week, a People's Tribunal opens in Brussels, Belgium, to try the PNAC for their part in dragging the world into a state of permanent war.
And I think this whole tribunal is pro-American, in the deep sense that we want to defend the American people against the extremists who are now in charge in the White House.
The Russell tribunal was one of the key breakthrough events in bringing the atrocities of the Vietnam War to public consciousness, both in Europe and the United States.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2004/686/fo1.htm   (3183 words)

 Bertrand Russell And Moscow Trials
In those years, in the West, Bertrand Russell started a tribunal where Bertrand Russell and his colleagues created something like the predecessor of what later, after WWII, became courts of examining crimes against humanity.
It is interesting that this first example of such a tribunal, by Bertrand Russell, was not really about War Crimes and was about crimes of a dictatorial regime against its own people using spurious charges.
As you may all know, in later years, Bertrand Russell was the pioneer of War Crimes tribunals against the
www.ghandchi.com /21-Bertrand_Russell_Trib.htm   (193 words)

 About the assassination of Iraqi academics.
The BRussells Tribunal was directed against the war in Iraq and the imperial war policies of the Bush II administration.
At a networking conference set up by the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation at the end of June 2003 in Brussels, it was decided that a series of hearings would be held in different places all over the world, culminating in a final session in Istanbul.
The World Tribunal on Iraq evolved as a worldwide initiative and had Tribunal sessions and associated events in some 25 cities and countries worldwide.
www.iacenter.org /iaon/iraqi-adaemics-assassination_2006.htm   (3741 words)

 vietnam032   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
We owe a debt of gratitude to Bertrand Russell and to the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation for their initiative in setting up the Tribunal and for the work they carried out.
We are grateful to the members of the Tribunal’s investigation committees, who risked their lives while gathering material; to the witnesses who voluntarily gave evidence, particularly as this may mean a ruined career.
It would be appropriate, as well, to thank the small army of {374} British people who assisted the work of the Tribunal during times when it was regarded as an entirely subversive and discreditable enterprise by many good people who have since come to see it as an undertaking fully justified by events.
www.louisville.edu /~qdnguy02/vietnam032.html   (546 words)

 Irak/USA: BRussells Tribunal - 09.01.04 - Gerhard Lange c/o GIV in cl.politik.frieden
The BRussells Tribunal is an independent commission of investigation (in the tradition of the Russell Tribunal), supported by a large platform of NGO's, peace organisations and cultural institutions.
(Synopsis) The Brussels Tribunal is a hearing committee composed of academics, intellectuals and artists in the tradition of the Russell Tribunal, set up in 1967 to investigate war crimes committed during the Vietnam War.
In a short statement written for the International Tribunal Initiative of Istanbul John Berger states: "The records have to be kept and, by definition, the perpetrators, far from keeping records, try to destroy them.
www.nadeshda.org /foren/cl.politik.frieden/p1186s1187a20.html   (3980 words)

 The New York Review of Books: WAR CRIMES
The Bertrand Russell International War Crimes Tribunal has opened a preliminary investigation of the problem of individual responsibility for war crimes in Indochina.
We are writing to you as President of the Sessions of the Bertrand Russell War Crimes Tribunal and ask that you transmit this letter to the Tribunal.
The Russell Tribunal in its 1966 and 1967 sessions found the United States guilty of extensive war crimes in Vietnam.
www.nybooks.com /articles/10516   (637 words)

 Tribunale Russell a Berlino
We seek persons victimized by psychiatric coercion to give evidence about their experiences before the Fifth International Russell Tribunal on Human Rights in Psychiatry.
The idea for the Russell Tribunal is based on the Vietnam War Crimes Tribunal of the sixties.
We plan to continue the Fifth International Russell Tribunal on Human Rights in Psychiatry in New York and Jerusalem, in 2002 and 2003.
www.nopazzia.it /tribunalerussell.html   (565 words)

 We are not alone: WE are the majority!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
ANSWER: The BRussells Tribunal was originally a hearing committee composed of academics, intellectuals and artists in the tradition of the Russell Tribunal, set up in 1967 to investigate war crimes committed during the Vietnam War.
It was presided by Professor François Houtart, who participated in the Bertrand Russell War Crimes Tribunal on US Crimes in Vietnam in 1967, and who is one of the founding fathers of the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre.
But on the other hand we have come to realize that neither the BRussells Tribunal nor the World Tribunal on Iraq, with its final session in Istanbul last June, are really known to the larger public.
www.albasrah.net /en_articles_2006/0106/sos_250106.htm   (3030 words)

 Alternative Press Review
The BRussells Tribunal was originally a hearing committee composed of academics, intellectuals and artists in the tradition of the Russell Tribunal, set up in 1967 to investigate war crimes committed during the Vietnam War.
The BRussells Tribunal was one of these commissions of inquiry, the opening session of the World Tribunal on Iraq.
This may be indeed the most important aspect of the BRussells Tribunal, and unique altogether in the Western Peace Movement.
www.altpr.org /print.php?sid=539   (3059 words)

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