Monday, August 12, 2013

The Nuremberg Charter was the first time in history that individuals in the country losing a war could be prosecuted for war crimes. One of the provisions of the Charter asserts that indivduals ordered to commit what he/she recognizes to be an immoral act but commits it anyway is gulity of a war crime. Those (like Bradley Manning) who refuse such orders are innocent.

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Bradley Manning, the Nuremberg Charter and Refusing to Collaborate with War Crimes

Pt 3 of 4. In this segment of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Vijay Prashad discuss the Bradley Manning case in light of the 68th anniversary of signing the Nuremberg Charter which states it is illegal to follow orders to commit a war crime - August 11, 13

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Vijay Prashad is a professor of international studies at Trinity College. Among the many books he has authored are The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World and Arab Spring, Libyan Winter. He also writes regularly for Asia Times Online, Frontline magazine and Counterpunch.

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