Issues / Human Rights
As plans begin to be laid for the World Social Forums next round, many are asking if it will become a serious political platform or merely a street party.
Porto Alegre, Brazil As the sixth and final full day of the World Social Forum dawns here on southern tip of Brazil, delegates prepare for a now-familiar routine of dawn to dusk forums, side meetings over meals, and impromptu protests in the foyer of th
On Friday, the WSF got down to serious discussions with seven simultaneous morning sessions examining "the production of wealth and social reproduction."
Every incoming plane into Porto Alegre is overbooked, all hotels, hostels, and empty apartments are full, makeshift campsites are sprouting in city parks, and the crowds in cafes converse in a mix of languages.
President Bush and his advisers should consider the relevance of Marshall's strategy to the challenge of tackling the underlying conditions that give rise to political and religious extremism.
Not a shot has been fired--yet--at Afghanistan's Taliban, but the country's beleaguered population already is paying a heavy price for the ruling militia's pariah status as host to alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.
The U.S. is now officially among the few countries in the world not formally committed to the fight against racism.
Combating the phenomenon [of human trafficking] will require holistic, interdisciplinary, and long-term approaches which address each aspect of the trafficking cycle.
The U.S. could have made a strong, positive impression by sending its African-American Secretary of State, a descendent of slaves, and making a forceful stand against racism. Instead, it chose to send a low-level delegation.
There is little chance for changing Bush policy on the Middle East with the Democrats outflanking the administration on the right.