2011 Freedom Network Conference

The 9th Annual Freedom Network Conference in Washington, DC. Freedom Network is a coalition of service providers across the United States working on the issue of human trafficking. The conference will feature workshops for activists, law enforcement, social workers, lawyers, and other folks who are interested in the human rights-based approach to anti-trafficking work.

 

 

Two Cheers for the Brotherhood

For its strains of homophobia and anti-Semitism, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood wouldn’t get my vote, but for its fight against both religious extremism and secular authoritarianism it gets my respect.

Interview with John Esposito

Interview with John Esposito

In a new special focus on Islamophobia, Foreign Policy In Focus interviews prolific author and professor John Esposito about prevailing political and media myths about Muslims and the Muslim world.

New Hope to Stop Violence against Women

Pending legislation would place efforts to prevent and respond to violence against women at the center of the U.S. foreign policy and international aid agenda.

Tortured Evidence

Tortured Evidence

He also pleads guilty for Hurricane Katrina, Haiti’s earthquake, and Mt. Pinatubo’s eruption.

Israel’s Shrinking Minority Rights

Israel’s Shrinking Minority Rights

Israeli abuses in the Occupied Territories have been well publicized. Less well known is the treatment of Palestinians living inside Israel.

Proving Innocence

It would be an outrage if Georgia were to execute Troy Davis.

Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards Ceremony

Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards Ceremony

Join IPS as we honor the National Day Laborer Organization Network (NDLON) and the Honduras Human Rights Platform. There will also be a special recongition award for the Guatemalan Police Archives and our special musical guests will be Sweet Honey In The Rock.

Author Event: The Coke Machine: The Dirty Truth Behind America’s Favorite Soft Drink

Author Event: The Coke Machine: The Dirty Truth Behind America’s Favorite Soft Drink

The Coke Machine takes readers deep inside the Coca-Cola Company and its international franchisees to reveal how they became the number one brand in the world, and just how far they’ll go to stay there.
 
Ever since its “I’d like to teach the world to sing” commercials from the 1970s, Coca-Cola has billed itself as the world’s beverage, uniting all colors and cultures in a mutual love of its caramel-sweet sugar water. The formula has worked incredibly well-making it one of the most profitable companies on the planet and “Coca-Cola” the world’s second- most recognized word after “hello.” However, as the company expands its reach into both domestic and foreign markets, an increasing number of the world’s citizens are finding the taste of Coke more bitter than sweet.