Issues / Human Rights
Both insist on viewing the chemical-weapons attack in black or white: mounted by either the Assad administration or the opposition.
Even if you believe that the Syrian government or military used chemical weapons, it’s unclear who gave the order, but it matters.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Kicking a leg out from under the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah tripod could also undermine Iran President Rouhani’s diplomatic initiatives.
It’s frightening how ready and willing President Obama is to operate outside of global legal frameworks.
Iara Lee's "The Suffering Grasses" beautifully captures Syrians explaining their struggle in their own words, giving a place of privilege to those nonviolent activists whose voices have long been buried beneath the rubble.
A U.S. military attack on Syria will not be to protect civilians—it will mean taking sides once again in a bloody, complicated civil war.
The peace movement has a vital stake in building a movement powerful enough to challenge those who would restrict voting rights or violate civil liberties with racial profiling.
Egypt is a study in contrasts with a fundamentally peaceful people ruled by a military junta.
The vast majority of Egyptians killed since the coup have been unarmed protesters struck down with American-made weapons by soldiers transported in American-made vehicles provided by the American taxpayer.