The killing of two human rights activists in Mexico is only the most recent example of Mexico’s slide into lawlessness. The Mexican government, columnist Laura Carlsen argues, is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
The only ones the Afghan war makes safer are the war profiteers pocketing billion-dollar contracts — and the politicians pocketing campaign contributions in return.
The civil rights movement unified millions of Americans behind one basic issue: getting the vote. They succeeded. What issue today could unify such a movement?
The club of the richest countries in the world is about to invite Israel to join. But does it really meet the political requirements?
This one-day workshop, facilitated by Joy M. Zarembka, MA and Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M, will explore the complex cultural, social, and economic context that prevents victims from seeking help. The goal is to increase participants’ effectiveness in identifying, interviewing, and assisting survivors of human trafficking.
Self-righteous human rights attacks on other countries don’t help mask glaring needs at home, particularly food and shelter for millions.
Only with a more credible Yemeni government can the West effectively counter al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula.
Development experts are about to give Haiti the same disastrous prescription for reform. But Haitians could still build a very different post-earthquake society.
Mac McClelland, author of the new book ‘For Us Surrender is Out of the Question,’ talks about why the media is missing a major story in Burma.
Washington is once again spouting hypocritical protests over Cuba’s supposed human rights abuses.
It’s time the world understood what’s going on in Burma. It has more child soldiers than any other country, the CIA waged its first secret war there, and American money helps fund a genocide that’s been successfully hidden from global consciousness.
A majestic region-wide union may well transform the strategic calculus of the sceptics and the spoilers.
Cuban-American poet Virgil Suarez talks about the literal and literary bridges between Cuba and America.
The United States is scrambling to make sure that the looming break-up of south and north Sudan in 2011 is as peaceful as possible.
Middle East expert and author Phyllis Bennis will present her latest book (co-authored with David Wildman), Ending the U.S. War in Afghanistan: A Primer, followed by a Q & A. The evening is cosponsored by CODEPINK: Women for Peace.