Issues / Human Rights
Prospects for legal accountability for war crimes.
Examining claims that justify terrorism.
It is critical for people to resistparticularly those who identify with the peace movementbuying into this myth that it was Israel and its supporters who were responsible for the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.
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.