Issues / Human Rights
On my many drives from West Bank city to West Bank city, from Ramallah to Jenin, Abu Dis to Jericho, Bethlehem to Hebron, I'd play a little game: Could I travel for an entire minute without seeing physical evidence of the occupation?
To avoid U.N. rejection, Palestine -- that "serial Rejectionist of peace," according to an Israeli politician -- is ready to compromise.
Rick Perry called for cutting all U.S. aid to the Palestinians if the UN vote goes through, a measure already proposed by members of Congress.
Rumors of the anti-globalization movement's death have been greatly exaggerated.
The C.I.A. may have obtained information on a key militant's whereabouts from the I.S.I.'s interrogation of Syed Saleem Shahzad.
Nothing like the Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN to unite Democrats and Republicans together in opposition.
The revolution in Libya, led by a motley group of democrats and Islamists and their imperialist allies, is likely to entrench the deep divisions in the country, writes Samir Amin, warning of the possibility of disintegration of the nation.
WikiLeaks is a game changer. Whether you are an ardent supporter of the enigmatic organization, or are calling for the head of its leader, Julian Assange, or your feelings lie somewhere in between, you cannot deny that the organization's methods and activities have changed government interactions, media practices, corporate behavior, and instilled a sense of empowerment for the less powerful.
"Where it cuts across the island of New Guinea, the 141st meridian east remains one of colonial cartography's more arbitrary yet effective of boundaries."
In this excerpt from a new graphic novel, a young protester goes missing after a mass demonstration in the aftermath of Iran's 2009 elections.