The Human Rights Industrial Complex with Dan Kovalik
Dan Kovalik, author of No More War joins us to talk about the Human Rights Industrial Complex
00:30 - Uribe and the violence against union members
3:55 - What are Humanitarian interventions?
In Venezuela the largely created the humanitarian intervention used to justify the overthrow the government.
5:00 - IMF denied loans to Venezuela
6:25 - US Sanctions and their effects.
9:34 - Amnesty International and how they opposed Mandela
10:00 - Structural problems with Human Rights Groups
12:54 - Human Rights Watch
14:00 - Ken Roth’s Tweet on Hezbollah
16:00 - Human Rights industry was “neutral” on Iraq.
22:00 - Human Rights Groups that peddled Iraq lies
23:00 - Revolving Door for Human Rights Group
24:00 - Human Rights by Non-State Actors
25:00 - Mining Companies in Congo
26:00 - Elon Musk’s confession
30:00 - International Law and How it is applied
32:00 - US Sanctions against the ICC
34:00 - The Right to Peace
36:00 - How to Smell Regime Change Propaganda from a Mile Away
38:00 - Selectivity about Genocide vs Word Genocide as a weapon
43:00 - Corporate Crimes Against Humanity
45:00 - Right to Organize as a Union as a Human Right
49:00 - How to organize in the US and Abroad
Daniel Kovalik graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1993. He then served as in-house counsel for the United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO (USW) until 2019. While with the USW, he worked on Alien Tort Claims Act cases against The Coca-Cola Company, Drummond and Occidental Petroleum – cases arising out of egregious human rights abuses in Colombia. The Christian Science Monitor, referring to his work defending Colombian unionists under threat of assassination, described Mr. Kovalik as “one of the most prominent defenders of Colombian workers in the United States.” Mr. Kovalik received the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford University School of Law and was the recipient of the Project Censored Award for his article exposing the unprecedented killing of trade unionists in Colombia. He has written extensively on the issue of international human rights and U.S. foreign policy for the Huffington Post and Counterpunch and has lectured throughout the world on these subjects.