Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

"Justice, Not War!" Says Global Exchange Co-Founder

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

"Justice, Not War!" Says Global Exchange Co-Founder

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"JUSTICE, NOT WAR!" SAYS GLOBAL EXCHANGE CO-FOUNDER

Americans should define the attacks of Sept. 11 as "a crime against humanity and not [as] war," said Kevin Danaher, cofounder of Global Exchange, a San Francisco-based human rights organization. Speaking before a large audience at an Oct. 13 public forum held at the College of Marin in Kentfield, California, Danaher explained that the term "crime against humanity" would unite us with other nations rather than isolate us, as use of the word "war" does. "Any attempt to justify the attacks is wrong," he stated emphatically, but, he said, explaining the causal roots of the attacks is not "justifying" them, and is necessary to understand why they occurred.

Killing civilians in Afghanistan, Danaher emphasized, will only generate further hatred toward the U.S. and win sympathy and new recruits for those responsible for the attacks. He advocated the creation of an international criminal court as the "perfect institutional mechanism" to assume responsibility for the attacks' perpetrators. Such a court, he insisted, should include "all responsible parties. …

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