Regions / Middle East & North Africa

In vigil (2)

In her poem In vigil (2), Lee Sharkey describes a tense exchange at a silent peace gathering.
Activist Bryan Farrell expected be put in jail for standing up for the rights of prisoners at Guantanamo. What he didn't expect was 30 hours of imprisonment, the realization that this was nothing compared to those in Guantanamo, and the sense of solidarity with the 82 other activists who decided to stand up for human rights.

Arming the Middle East

To contain Iran, the administration is on the verge of upping the arms ante in the Middle East, and the Dems are giving it a pass.
With his preference for diplomacy over militarism, we must neither be naïve about Barack Obama's limitations nor cynical about his potential.

Bhutto

Bhutto's assassination seems all too familiar, given the large number of murdered third-world leaders, while the possible repercussions of her death may come as a surprise.
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