Posts Tagged: Security
As a treaty that establishes a badly needed human rights standard for the treatment of women and girls, CEDAW deserves strong U.S. backing.
The U.S. Congress and the White House have chosen the latter course.
The Bush administration has been widely criticized worldwide for its go-it-alone foreign policy. But in one area the administration is enthusiastically embracing multilateralism, along with the Pentagon and U.S. defense corporations is missile defense..
In 2000 the top six U.S. military companies spent over $6.5 million in contributions to candidates and political parties.
The Bush administration is undermining the logic of deterrence--previously used to make weapons of mass destruction unthinkable in wartime due to certain retaliation--and making the use of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction all the more likely.
No one knows how big the problem of clandestine trafficking in radioactive materials is.
Freezing military aid to Israel would send a message that committing human rights violations is unacceptable.
Sharon and Bush as war mongers
At a time when the petropolitics of the Bush administration seem to reign supreme, the rights of peoples affected by the global hunt for oil have received an important boost.
Most liberal commentators seemed to agree that Bush was merely the paperback edition of an American president.