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Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein Jordan UN

Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein’s predecessor, Navi Pillay, drew attention to human rights violations across the globe. Will Zeid do the same?

Ukrainian Refugees

Tens of thousands have fled in the wake of ongoing fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

Muslim Protest

A new investigation by The Intercept reveals how racist anti-Muslim neocons are driving the nation’s law enforcement agenda.

Guantanamo Bay

President Barack Obama made a big deal of turning the page on Bush-era “interrogration techniques,” but how much has really changed?

Oil Rig

Convulsions of violent conflict from Iraq to Nigeria to Ukraine are all being fueled by the same thing—fuel.

Those dedicated to the Palestinian cause should think carefully about the tactics they choose.

Our government has always justified its worst abuses of power—here and abroad—on the basis of “national security.”

Spying

Since 9/11, the government has ceaselessly violated our constitutional rights—none more so than the right to privacy.

Washington always imagines it can control combustible situations abroad. It can’t. And it won’t.

Iraqi Oil Refinery

Once again, the media fails to address the issue underlying much of the violence in Iraq—control over its most precious resource.

Blogs

As the conflict escalates, so too does the possibility of a military confrontation between the United States–NATO and Russia.

April 16, 2014

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are holding the US government accountable for innocent victims on all sides of the fighting.

April 16, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel joins Sonali Kolhatkar on Uprising Radio to discuss the unfolding crisis.

April 15, 2014

The IAEA chief's recent remarks refute the Israeli president's allegations of Iranian non-compliance with its nuclear commitments.

April 10, 2014

When the GOP threatened to cut national security ties with Russia over Ukraine, they put everyone’s safety on the line.

April 10, 2014

Plagued by poor infrastructure, climate denialism, unregulated fracking wells and nuclear waste sites, the United States is poised to topple itself with self-inflicted wounds.

April 8, 2014

What is the point of congressional oversight if the committee charged with it allows itself to be pushed around by the agency it oversees?

April 8, 2014

“We are two steps from the looming danger of war,” says Stephen Cohen. “That need not happen. There's a way out…”

April 7, 2014

Kerry should release an American peace plan and let the chips fall where they may.

April 5, 2014

Lopez’s acts of mass violence distinguish him from his fellow service members; still, he appears to have shared with many others the experience of coming home to a country unprepared to meet his needs.

April 3, 2014