As Canções anti-Guerra ( Anti War Songs)

As canções anti-guerra seleccionadas pelo website Znet entre as quais se destaca «Masters of war» (Bob Dylan), Working Class Hero ( John Lennon), I Ain’t Marching Anymore (Phil Ochs), Political Science (Newman), Born in the USA ( de Bruce Springsteen).

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Masters of War - Dylan
Working Class Hero - Lennon
I Ain't Marching Anymore - Ochs
When the Ship Comes In - Dylan
Political Science - Newman
Born In the USA - Springsteen
Bullet the Blue Sky - U2
Youngstown - Springsteen
Heaven is Falling - Bad Religion
Roll With It - DiFranco
Waltzing Matilda - Bogle
A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall - Dyla
n With God on Our Side - Dylan
Times They Are A Changin' - Dylan
Us and Them - Waters
Bravery of Being Out Of Range - Waters
Oliver's Army - Costello
Army Dreamers - Bush
Short Memory - Midnight Oil
U.S. Forces - Midnight Oil
Mothers, Daughters, Wives - Small
Covert Battalions - Bragg
Southhampton Dock - Waters
The Tide is Turning - Waters
Call It Democracy - Cockburn
Lives in the Balance - Brown
Strangest Dream - Mcmurdy
Vigilante Man - Woody Guthrie
War - Barrett Strong
Rockin in the Free World - Neil Young
Get Up, Stand Up - Bob Marley
Fortunate Son - Fogarty
Send in the Marines - Lehrer
Cops of the World - Phil Ochs
Work for Peace - Gil Scott Heron
Attack of the Peacekeepers - Biafra
How Long - Brown
Flowers of Guatemala - REM
Son Came Home Today - Bogle
Between the Wars - Bragg
Rumours of War - Bragg
Shipbuilding - Costello
New World Hawdah - Johnson
Imagine - Lennon
Bold Marauder - Farina
Don't Let the Bastards - Kristoferson
Fixin To Die Rag - McDonald
Sam Stone - Prine
One Tin Soldier - Coven
Lucky Man - Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
Universal Soldier - Marie
Don't Wanna Be a Soldier - Lennon
The Call Up - Clash
Bullet In Your Head - Rage
The Great Mandala - Yarrow


Masters of War (Bob Dylan)
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Come you masters of war
You that build all the guns
You that build the death planes
You that build the big bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks
You that never done nothin'
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it's your little toy
You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther
When the fast bullets fly
Like Judas of old
You lie and deceive
A world war can be won
You want me to believe
But I see through your eyes
And I see through your brain
Like I see through the water
That runs down my drain
You fasten the triggers
For the others to fireT
hen you set back and watch
When the death count gets higher
You hide in your mansion
As young people's blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud
You've thrown the worst fear
That can ever be hurledF
ear to bring children
Into the world
For threatening my baby
Unborn and unnamed
You ain't worth the blood
That runs in your veins
How much do I know
To talk out of turn
You might say that I'm young
You might say I'm unlearned
But there's one thing I know
Though I'm younger than you
Even Jesus would never
Forgive what you do
Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good
Will it buy you forgiveness
Do you think that it could
I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul
And I hope that you die
And your death'll come soon
I will follow your casket
In the pale afternoon
And I'll watch while you're lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I'll stand o'er your grave
'Til I'm sure that you're dead

A execução de Saddam Hussein foi mais um crime de guerra por parte do exército dos EUA

Não às tiranias, nem à pena de morte,
e muito menos às guerras que pretendem levar a falsa «liberdade» aos outros…

A propósito da farsa de julgamento de Saddam e do seu assassinato às mãos dos invasores norte-americanos o que é urgente e necessário dizer é tão simples como isto:

A execução do Presidente em exercício de um país invadido (como aconteceu com o Iraque) foi um crime de guerra gravíssimo segundo o direito internacional que deve ser imputado ao governo do exército invasor.
(ler a declaração abaixo transcrita e assinada pelos membros do Tribunal Bertrand Russel)

The execution of President Saddam Hussein would be a grave war crime imputable under international law

The US-orchestrated tribunal that sentenced President Saddam Hussein has no legal standing

The imminent execution of Iraq’s lawful president is testimony to the gutting of international law by the Bush administration and its criminal partners

President Saddam Hussein is a prisoner of war with protected status under international law.

Further, he is the lawful president of the Republic of Iraq. He cannot be executed legally by the US occupation.

Under the Interim Constitution of Iraq of 1990 — which remains in force despite the illegal imposition of a permanent Iraqi constitution written by the United States — President Saddam Hussein, like heads of state worldwide, including in the US and Europe, is afforded sovereign immunity to prosecution.

That the US invaded Iraq illegally and established an illegal political process and a quisling Iraqi government only exacerbates the violation of President Saddam Hussein’s personal and sovereign rights and the affront to the whole of Iraq. His imminent execution is an attempt to establish, de facto, a global state of exception to law. Force cannot make just what law denies.

The US-led invasion of the Republic of Iraq was illegal and cannot be made legal by the execution of Iraq’s lawful president. The occupation is illegal and cannot survive by authoring new atrocities.

This mockery of law

The Iraqi Higher Criminal Court that passed a death sentence on President Saddam Hussein is a farce. Not only is it grounded on illegality (occupying powers under international law are expressly prohibited from changing the judicial structures of occupied states
[iii]); the trial itself stands distinguished in legal history by its sheer number of due process and international standard of fairness violations.[iv]

These violations have included, often with systematic effect: American imposed censorship of court proceedings; withholding evidence from the defence; forcible ejection from court of defence lawyers and the placing of defence lawyers under house arrest; denial of defence counsel access to defendants; blatant lack of impartiality of court judges; overt political interference in the selection of court officials and the prejudicing of the trial and trial outcome by statements made by invested political figures — including George W Bush — affirming progress towards, or demanding, execution; the replacement of four of the five originally selected court judges; lack of equality of arms between the prosecution and the defence; refusals to accept key defence submissions, especially motions challenging the competence and legality of the court; violations of key fair trial principles and standards and international humanitarian law
[v]; violation of Iraqi law[vi]; intimidation of witnesses; failure to ensure the security of the defence leading to the murder of three defence lawyers.

Created by Paul Bremer, the Iraqi Higher Criminal Court was never anything but a US-orchestrated puppet court.
[vii] The imposition of a death sentence after an unfair trial stands in direct violation of international law.[viii]

The truth about this court

From day one, this court has been nothing but a smokescreen: an attempt to establish a veneer of legality to an illegal invasion of a sovereign state. From day one, the final conclusion — the illegal execution of Iraq’s lawful president — has been a fait accompli. The only question has been when.

As 2006 ends, the United States is desperate. Defeated militarily on the ground, long defeated politically and morally, the occupation is preparing to open the year 2007 with a barrage of atrocities, including the open murder of Iraq’s lawful president. This, like all other US-authored atrocities in Iraq, will not allow the US and its criminal partners to impose on Iraq a future that is contrary to the fundamental interests of the Iraqi people.

The imminent execution of President Saddam Hussein is a challenge to the world. Its occurrence would mark a watershed in the imposition by force of a global state of exception to law and to international standards of justice and due process.

States are obliged to protect international law and oppose acts that undermine it.
[ix] International law is the arbiter and final guarantor of world peace. When states cannot or fail to act to protect it, or when they act resolutely to destroy it, it is the duty of citizens everywhere to oppose global tyranny by direct action.

Urgent action demands

We demand that legal institutions worldwide, governmental and non-governmental, act now to prevent the illegal execution of President Saddam Hussein.

We demand that all states and the United Nations speak up immediately and oppose and prevent the illegal execution of President Saddam Hussein.

We demand an immediate meeting of the UN Security Council in which must be affirmed the legal basis governing international relations and in particular the fundamental jus cogens norms of international humanitarian law.

We call upon the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to defend its November 2006 conclusion that the detention of President Saddam Hussein is illegal and act to prevent his illegal execution.

We invoke the mandate afforded to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Execution to intervene to prevent the illegal execution of President Saddam Hussein.

We call upon the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers to defend his March 2006 conclusion that the Iraqi Higher Criminal Court is questionable, has limited competence and has given rise to serious breaches of international human rights principles and standards. We call upon the rapporteur to intervene to prevent the illegal execution of President Saddam Hussein — a further insult to justice.

We demand that the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights personally intervene to prevent this grave war crime from occurring. No one in authority can claim ignorance as to its imminence.

We affirm that international law is the bequest of generations and an expression of the development of human civilization and that people worldwide, individually and in groups, have a stake in protecting it, and the world peace that depends on it.

We call upon citizens and individuals everywhere to stand up in defence of international law and Iraqi sovereignty and act to prevent the execution of Iraq’s legal president.

The execution of Saddam Hussein would not only be a war crime against one individual and state. It would lend an illusion of legality to illegal acts — both the execution of a lawful president and the invasion and destruction of Iraq. It would be nothing less than a declaration of the death of international law, slain by this criminal Bush administration and its collaborators.

If the execution of President Saddam Hussein will not lead to an international or global war, it sows the seeds, in its overt illegality, and in conjunction with Washington’s exclusion of international law from international relations, for precisely this outcome.

Abdul Ilah Albayaty (BRussells Tribunal Advisory Committee)
Ian Douglas (BRussells Tribunal Advisory Committee)
Hana Albayaty (BRussells Tribunal Executive Committee)
Dirk Adriaensens (BRussells Tribunal Executive Committee)
Inge Van De Merlen (BRussells Tribunal Executive Committee)

[i] In January 2004 the US government officially recognized President Saddam Hussein’s prisoner of war status. See Article 3 The Hague IV Regulations, 1907: "The armed forces of the belligerent parties may consist of combatants and non-combatants. In the case of capture by the enemy, both have a right to be treated as prisoners of war." The Third Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, 1949, provides for the human rights to security of person, privacy, respect, humane treatment, and fair trial. Under international law, no special arrangements can be constituted that adversely affect the rights of persons. See Article 7 of The Fourth Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in the Time of War, 1949.
[ii] See Article 40 of the Interim Constitution of Iraq (1990).
[iii] See Articles 43 and 55 of The Hague IV Regulations on Laws and Customs of War on Land, 1907; Articles 54 and 64 of The Fourth Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in the Time of War, 1949.
[iv] For a full account of the illegality of the Iraqi Higher Criminal Court and the violations of international fair trial principles and standards witnessed during its proceedings see Iraqi Special Tribunal: A Corruption of Justice by Ramsey Clark and Curtis Doebbler (13 September 2006).
[v] Articles 70 and 65 of The Fourth Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in the Time of War, 1949; Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights requires that courts be established under preexisting law.
[vi] The Iraqi Higher Criminal Court is inconsistent with Iraqi law because it violates basic principles of international human rights law that are binding on Iraqi authorities according to Article 44 of the Interim Constitution of Iraq of 1990. Further, the court was formed in violation of processes set forth in Section IV, Articles 60 and 61 of the Interim Constitution and the Iraqi Law on Judicial Organization, the latter illegally annulled by Coalition Provisional Authority Order No 15 of 23 June 2003.
[vii] That the occupying power, through the Coalition Provisional Authority, created the Iraqi Higher Criminal Court (formerly the Iraqi Special Tribunal) is established by the fact that Order No 48, containing the statute of the court, had to be signed by Coalition Provisional Authority Administrator L Paul Bremer before it could enter into force.
[viii] See Article 6, paragraph 2, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights that prohibits imposition of the death penalty when it does not apply "in accordance with the law in force at the time of the commission of the crime." The retroactive application of the death penalty violates the Iraqi Penal Code, which states in Article 1: "no act or omission shall be penalized except in accordance with a legislative provision under which the said act or omission is regarded as a criminal offense at the time of its occurrence." This arbitrary application of the death penalty is also a violation of the right to life in Article 6 of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights. See also Articles 2, 4 and 5 of the UN Safeguards Guaranteeing Protection of the Rights of Those Facing the Death Penalty.
[ix] Article 42(2) of the United Nations International Law Commission’s Draft Articles on State Responsibility, representing the rule of customary international law, prevents states from benefiting from their own illegal acts: "No State shall recognize as lawful a situation created by a serious breach …" (emphasis added); Section III(e), UN General Assembly Resolution 36/103 of 14 December 1962, "Declaration on the Inadmissibility of Intervention and Interference in the Internal Affairs of States".