Monday, October 12, 2009

The US President, the Peace Prize, and War in the MidEast, Discussion with Francis A. Boyle and Norwegian Editor Rolleiv Solholm

Talk Nation Radio special 1 hour discussion on politics, human rights, and the environment.

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International Law and politics expert Francis A. Boyle, and Rolleiv Solholm, Chief Editor at The Norway Post, discuss prospects for peace in Palestine and assess the significance of President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize.

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The small but symbolic Norwegian military presence in Afghanistan is described from a Norwegian journalist's perspective, and from the perspective of an international legal expert with experience in the Balkans and the Middle East. Norway has some 700 troops serving in Afghanistan.

First, Professor Francis A. Boyle, has served as counsel to the Provisional Government of the State of Palestine, and is counsel to Bosnia and Herzegovina and also represents two associations of citizens within Bosnia and has been instrumental in developing the indictment against Slobodan Milosevic for committing genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He is attorney of record fo the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria and has represented national and international bodies including the Blackfoot Nation of (Canada), the Nation of Hawaii, and the Lakota Nation, as well as numerous individual death penalty and human rights cases.

Professor Boyle's eleventh book is Breaking All the Rules: Palestine, Iraq, Iran and the Case for Impeachment was recently published by Clarity Press. Professor Boyle also combines scholarly work on the law, and legal representation for nations and peoples with work for human rights organizations like Amnesty International and peace groups like the American Friends Service Committee. He drafted the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, signed into law by George W. Bush, and served as Legal Advisor in 1991 to the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Negotiations.

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