Issues / Human Rights
Colombia is full of drugs, guns, and human rights violations. Why is the United States still giving it military aid?
Rep. Jim Moran thinks that Guantanamo is a blot on the U.S. reputation and should be closed down. He talks with Michael Shank on the implications of closure.
The presidential contenders are debating U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq. Why isn't anyone talking about Aghanistan?
For centuries, Indigenous communities have suffered from the violence of displacement, colonialization, and forced assimilation. Today, Indigenous women are leading the struggle for autonomy and self-determination.
The civil and political rights guaranteed in the Constitution to citizens and others who are in the United States are under attack.
The government and opposition are squaring off in Kyrgyzstan.
Contrary to the stated aspirations of Washington hawks, the Iraq War has dealt a body blow to the many Middle Eastern activists working for democracy and peace. On these grounds alone, the war has been an unmitigated disaster.
The cluster bombs endangering civilians in southern Lebanon were "Made in the U.S.A.".
There is hope for achieving social and economic justice with the persistence of activism and global solidarity.
If the United States cared so much about democracy in Iraq, why has it acted more like an occupying force in restricting the self-determination of Iraqi citizens?