Issues / Human Rights
Journalism is in crisis and it must be reinvented for its own good and for the good of society as a whole.
Sometimes, just when you least expect it, symbolism steps right up and coldcocks you. So how about this headline for - in the spirit of our last president - ushering America's withdrawal from Iraq right over the nearest symbolic cliff: "U.S. empties biggest Iraq base, takes Saddam's toilet." They're talking about Victory Base, formerly - again in the spirit of thoroughly malevolent symbolism - Camp Victory, the enormous American military base that sits at the edge of Baghdad International Airport and that we were never going to leave.
Many Afghans are angry at Pakistan for aiding the Taliban.
The U.S. will likely leave Syria to the Arab League and avoid pressing SCAF over transparency in the upcoming Egyptian elections.
Egyptian protesters outraged by military's use of U.S. tear gas.
A cadre of Israeli settlers have been compiling a list of Israeli businesses in Jerusalem that employ Arab-Israelis.
Lately North Korea and Burma have found themselves in the good graces of other states.
The problem here is "governance failure." Or maybe we should just call it "decadence." The United States may at this point be so weakened by rot and ideology that it is unable even to act in its own interests, let alone the interests of its people, let alone the interests of humanity as a whole.
The nuclear threat, organizers say, extends beyond Tohoku, even beyond Japan. And indeed, this is the message that has been heard around the world, as the anti-nuke protest and politics were staged with specific reference to Fukushima (sadly, rarely with respect to the wider Tohoku region).
A poem for the mother of a young man killed by a bomb in Israel.