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October 13, 2015
Why the State Department Finally Confirmed Augusto Pinochet’s Role in International Terrorism
It’s a great way of using US documents to advance the cause of human rights and redress Washington’s dark, interventionist past.
October 6, 2015
The US Massacre in Kunduz Exposes the Bankruptcy of Obama’s National-Security Policy
Air power inflicts horrific human-rights violations and has been thoroughly discredited as a means of fighting insurgencies.
October 5, 2015
‘Look for Hospitals as Targets’
The historical record suggests that the US bombing of an Afghan hospital may not have been an accident.
September 30, 2015
How Did New Orleans’s Vietnamese Americans Recover After Katrina?
The community’s success is a model for solidarity across race and class in the face of natural disaster and political disenfranchisement.
September 25, 2015
Why Do Sex-Work Diversion Programs Fail?
New York’s scheme to divert sex workers from the criminal justice system has often further criminalized them.
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September 24, 2015
The Rise and Fall of Guatemala’s Most Feared General
Otto Pérez Molina started his rise to power during a US-backed dirty war. The uprising against impunity that brought him down has been waiting in the wings ever since.
September 18, 2015
Europe’s Handling of the Migrant Crisis Shows Just How Morally Bankrupt It Has Become
While the spotlight turns to refugees from violence, Europe keeps its poorest migrants in the dark.
September 14, 2015
How Xenophobia Could Ruin the Best Thing About the EU
If the European Union can’t agree on a common resettlement policy for refugees, one of its signal achievements—open borders among member nations—could disappear.
September 11, 2015
Guatemala’s Civil Society Just Did the Impossible
Guatemalans banded together to depose a corrupt administration with dark connections to human rights violations. But another election looms, and the candidates don’t inspire confidence.
September 8, 2015
The Unionization of Digital Media
A recent string of campaigns show that while unions at “legacy” newspapers are eroding, organizing still has a place in the digital space.