Seeking Insights from Guantánamo Bay War Crimes Jury Members: Share Your Experience

Guantánamo Bay, Cuba – In a unique and historical initiative, authorities are seeking out former jurors who have served in war crimes trials at Guantánamo Bay. The purpose of this outreach is to gather firsthand accounts and insights into the often controversial and high-profile judicial proceedings conducted at the U.S. naval base. This effort underscores a broader movement to document and evaluate the legacy of the trials, which have garnered significant international attention and criticism. Guantánamo Bay has been synonymous with military tribunals since it was designated by the U.S. government as a detention center … Read more

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese Reaches Settlement in Lawsuit Over Alleged Non-Development of World War II Movie

LOS ANGELES – Acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese has reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought against him by an aspiring screenwriter who accused him of taking $500,000 for a World War II movie project without delivering any results. The writer, Simon Afram, alleged that Scorsese had agreed to serve as an executive producer for Afram’s screenplay “Operation: Fortitude,” aiming to attract top-tier talent and commence filming in Europe later that year. However, the production never materialized, with Afram and his co-producer claiming that Scorsese failed to make any efforts to advance the project or even … Read more

Ben Roberts-Smith Appeals Defamation Lawsuit Loss, Argues ‘Blooding the Rookie’ Statement in War Crimes Case Has Different Meaning

SYDNEY, Australia – Lawyers representing Ben Roberts-Smith, Australia’s most decorated living soldier, argued in court that statements referring to “blooding the rookie” may have only involved lawful killing in combat, rather than proof of an unarmed Afghan being executed. The remarks were made during an appeal hearing in the Full Court of the Federal Court after Roberts-Smith lost a defamation lawsuit to Nine Newspapers last year. Roberts-Smith filed the lawsuit in 2018 against the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and Canberra Times over their reporting of war crime allegations. However, his case was dismissed by … Read more

Ukrainian-American Documentary “Porcelain War” Triumphs with US Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival

Park City, Utah – The Ukrainian-American documentary film “Porcelain War” has recently won the US Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the Sundance independent movie festival. This marks the seventh Ukrainian film to be featured at the festival since its debut in 2020. “Porcelain War” showcases the story of Ukrainian artists Slava, Anya, and Andrey, who choose to stay and fight, facing the challenges of being soldiers while still striving to find beauty amidst destruction. The film highlights the resilience of the human spirit and emphasizes that despite attempts to instill fear, the passion for … Read more