Issues / Human Rights
Changes in Israeli political leadership and prospects for a settlement.
Double standards for Hamas undermine negotiations.
A way forward for human rights in North Korea.
Gaza Withdrawal: Prelude to a new intifada?
In 1954 and 1968, respected arbiters of truth--Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite, respectively--cut through public fear to open the way for a change in public discourse and accountability from leaders who had exploited public trust. In 2005, Representative Murtha may be the decisive voice for the truth that restores the most fundamental necessity of democracy: a well-informed public.
The White House took the wrong lessons from Libyas decision to renounce weapons of mass destruction and rejoin the international community. The Libya model may yet provide a path through the Syrian imbroglio but only if applied correctly.
Arguments against torture are not based on alarmism, moral absolutism, or rhetoric. Torture irreparably damages human dignity, devalues human life, and corrupts the institutions of our democracy.
Bush calls Iraq the central front in the war on terror. Nowhere does he acknowledge that before March 20, 2003, no al-Qaida or other non-Iraqis were fighting in Iraq.
War crimes as the fulcrum of an alliance between the peace movement and the human rights movement.
AIDS information is absorbed through a mesh of stereotypes that make human misery seem like a natural condition of life in Africa.