Issues / Human Rights
Pennsylvania divestment bills are unlikely to have much impact on Iran or Sudan, but they provide fodder for moral pieties by politicians.
It wasn't long before microlending was corrupted by usury.
Obama's decision to continue to provide military assistance to Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yemen, and Chad is a rejection of the progressive principles Obama stood for on the 2008 campaign trail.
Once again Burma's junta is thinking of releasing Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest.
War and militarism have catastrophic effects on human health and well being.
As a way to maintain its control in East Jerusalem, the Israeli government has been displacing Palestinians through housing demolition orders.
The persistence of Crusader myths and their transposition into a Cold War framework help explain why the West is saddled with so many misconceptions about Islam.
Israeli abuses in the Occupied Territories have been well publicized. Less well known is the treatment of Palestinians living inside Israel.
Tensions remain high in Uganda even one year after riots left dozens dead.
The Rising Continent assesses the performance of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and UN peacekeepers' forces in DR Congo (MONUSCO), and concludes that both failed to live up to their mandate: