Issues / Human Rights
What is there to say to a man who has traversed such a world, whose hands and eyes have betrayed him?
There are two tests of social change movements: endurance and regeneration. After two decades, Mexico's Zapatista movement can now say it passed both.
Pope Francis trending up, nuke-activist priest down.
From nuclear weapons to rising oceans, Israel to Kiribiati.
Chuck Hagel's paeans to "political reform" in the Gulf must have sounded strange to political prisoners in repressive Bahrain, where he delivered his remarks.
Before we get cynical about 2014, let's recount the good news from 2013: declining U.S. militarism, a resurgence of diplomacy, and a more forceful global discussion about inequality.
If Sunnis had been attacking Western targets in large numbers instead of Shia Muslims, it might be a different story.
While feigning outrage at worker abuse in Bangladesh, the U.S. government has been quietly supporting the same sweatshop factories used by Wal-Mart and the Gap.
2013 had its fair share of bad news, but it was also a year of extraordinary activism.
A meditation on history and the long arc of justice.