Legal framework for Syrian intervention and the global reach of "We Shall Overcome"

August 28, 2013


A sign “We Shall Overcome” is carried past the Reflecting Pool in Washington on August 27, 1988, during the 25th Anniversary ceremonies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

As the U.S. considers military action in Syria, we discuss the role of international law in justifying armed intervention. On Global Notes, we step outside U.S. borders to explore the reach of civil rights protest song "We Shall Overcome."