Issues / Human Rights
Voting can no longer be a civic duty exercised every few years. We must now vote 365 days a year, telling our leaders that they won't wait another election cycle to sink the country further into the Iraq War's quagmire.
2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the end of the trans-Atlantic slave trade but modern-day forms of slavery are devastating lives throughout much of the African world.
FPIF columnist Frida Berrigan describes her experience of getting arrested at the Federal District Court building in Washington, DC. The goal: to shut down Guantanamo.
The Bush administration has chosen yet again force over diplomacy.
Kaung and Steinberg rebut each other's arguments.
Sanctions have failed their stated goal -- regime change. The international community should try diplomacy instead.
The West often perceives Putins Russia as a one-man dictatorship, but analysts in Moscow point instead to a startling crisis of corporate management.
The president's shift in Iraq will be a climb-down disguised as a step forward.
The new government in Turkmenistan has pledged to continue business as usual after next month's presidential election, a frightening prospect for human rights activists and anyone concerned about the fate of prisoners of conscience.
There's no reason to build monuments of a man responsible for terror, death, and the destruction of democracy.