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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?

immigrant detention center

President Obama is showing little concern for international law, and none at all for Washington’s historic responsibility in Central America.

Oil Rig

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

HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

Luxury Apartment

Shady magnates and corrupt politicians from all over the globe are stashing their ill-gotten wealth in luxurious Manhattan apartments.

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

Blogs

While no American president has ever visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki while in office, Barack Obama has taken the surprising step of at least expressing a desire to go to the two cities.

August 10, 2011

A new study says colleges are unprepared to educate the more than one million veterans expected to enter institutions of higher learning in the next decade. 

August 9, 2011

Nothing's even decided yet, but the neocons are up in arms over arms spending.

August 9, 2011

Survivors of the first nuclear tragedies are now campaigning not only against nuclear weapons, but now also against the dangers of nuclear power.

August 9, 2011

In many ways, Nagasaki is the modern A-bomb city, the city with perhaps the most meaning for us today.

August 9, 2011

What became of one-quarter of the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

August 7, 2011

On August 6, 1945, President Harry S. Truman faced the task of telling the press that the United States had used a revolutionary new weapon of extraordinary destructive power.

August 5, 2011

Few American know that among the tens of thousands victims in Hiroshima were at least a dozen and perhaps more American prisoners of war.

August 5, 2011

Despite Obama’s claims that closing Guantanamo would take priority on his agenda as president, infamous Bush-era policies have quietly expanded under his administration. 

August 5, 2011

A look back at the leadup to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

August 4, 2011