Despite a generally abysmal human rights record, North Korea has shown improvement in one specific area: disability rights.
In the richest country in the world, why do so many millions of working people have to worry about paying their bills in their golden years?
Portland, Oregon could teach the world a thing or two about climate laws that count.
President Obama just announced he’s keeping 8,400 troops in Afghanistan—but it’s time for the U.S. to withdraw fully.
A letter from environmental, social justice, faith, consumer and partner organizations.
On what legal grounds can the White House justify airstrikes against ISIS?
Why the latest increase in military presence by the U.S. in the region is doomed to fail
A new landmark student debt strike is drawing attention to the desperate need for action on a student debt crisis that’s enriching a few at the expense of an entire generation.
Phyllis Bennis joins Ralph Nader and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston to discuss inequality in the State of the Union address on Democracy Now!.
It’s good to see that after years of riling his base instead of rallying it, President Obama is rising above Washington’s gridlock.
Obama is more than willing to stand up against the Islamic State. Too bad he wasn’t willing to stand up to his hawkish critics.
Weakening ISIS requires eroding the support it relies on from tribal leaders, military figures, and ordinary Iraqi Sunnis. Here’s how to do it without bombs.
Phyllis Bennis responds to President Obama’s announcement that there will be possible airstrikes in Iraq on Democracy Now!
President Obama is definitely “into” Africa. Unfortunately that has translated into holding the door open for U.S. multinationals to do what outsiders have done for centuries: extract the continent’s wealth.
It has become all too common, with crises spiraling out of control in Gaza, Iraq, Ukraine, and elsewhere, to criticize the U.S. president for making his personal style of detachment into a national policy of disengagement.