Kathy Kelly, Pax Christi USA’s 1998 Teacher of Peace, is one of the organizers of the Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal, which holds U.S. weapons manufacturers accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The opening online session took place on November 12; use this link to watch.
The entire tribunal will be live-streamed over consecutive weeks and will examine war crimes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Gaza, and Yemen. The role of lobbying, think tanks, the “revolving door,” and other means by which these predatory capitalists enrich themselves through war will be explored.
The tribunal is expected to last a total of four months with evidentiary videos being emailed to all participants weekly. Approximately every three weeks, a live meet-up session will be held for participants to discuss the evidence AND to learn how to take nonviolent action in their communities.
At the conclusion of all the evidence, the jurors will render a verdict during a live-streamed event tentatively to be held in February.
Testifying will be Cornel West, Richard Falk, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Norman Solomon, John Pilger, Jeremy Kuzmarov, Christian Sorensen, William Astore, Aisha Jumaan, Matt Aikens, Marie Dennis, Dr. Kelly Denton-Borhaug, and numerous others.
Use this link to watch the first session of the tribunal, held November 12.