Issues / Human Rights
In his speech to U.S. lawmakers, the "People's pope" condemned the arms trade, war profiteering, and even the war on terror itself.
An investigation into who authorized the U.S. military and intelligence agencies to equip, train, and assist the Guatemalan army in its war crimes should follow its president's trial for corruption.
Otto Pérez Molina started his rise to power during a U.S.-backed dirty war. The uprising against impunity that brought him down has been waiting in the wings ever since.
In the Philippines, the grandson of a despised collaborator has endorsed the remilitarization of his country's former occupiers — by the grandson of a war criminal, no less.
In Europe, ordinary people are leading their governments to welcome migrants and refugees with compassion rather than cruelty. Can we pull that off in the U.S.?
Here's how the U.S. can leverage its wealth, safety, and diplomacy to serve the refugees it helped to create.
As Yemen rapidly disintegrates, the U.S. is turning a blind eye to atrocities committed by its Saudi allies — even as Washington enables them.
War inevitably spawns refugees.
For the refugees pouring into Europe, their journeys can be just as deadly as the war zones they're fleeing.
Authorities in Argentina and beyond are cracking down on indigenous communities that protest resource extraction — while re-writing laws to promote fossil fuels.