Issues / Human Rights
World powers can't rely more on the International Monetary Fund to buffer the impact of the economic crisis on poor nations unless they fix many of the Fund's flaws first.
Like an injured German U-Boat, the global economy continues to sink. Columnist Walden Bello asks: Can the G-20 meeting bring it back to the surface before we all perish?
In response to genocide and ethnic cleansing, the UN has adopted a new doctrine called the Responsibility to Protect. Are we finally going to say "never again" or is it just "more of the same"?
The Responsibility to Protect doctrine, regardless of the good intentions of some proponents, is just another method for the more powerful to impose their will on the less powerful.
Inaction in the face of genocide is itself a crime.
When it comes to protecting people from genocide, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Criminalizing prostitution might seem like a good way to address sex trafficking.
Bush's legal advisors facilitated the administration's use of torture. Should we drag them in front of the court?
We've got the best opportunity in 60 years to create a more pro-people global financial order.
Since the end to the U.S. wars in Southeast Asia, many other wars have been waged, in other parts of the world, in new terrain, villages, and communities. Yet, the wars in Southeast Asia lingers.