Human Rights

Human Rights

Can We Stop a Civil War in Syria?

July 2012

Outside powers should stop military involvement in the Syrian crisis and support new diplomatic initiatives.

Movements for Peace

May 2012

Palestinian Hunger Strikers and U.S. Veterans Returning Service Medals Lead Movements for Peace

We're Fighting in a War We Lost Before the War Began

May 2012

New poll shows support for Afghanistan war lower than ever, and for good reason

Ten years later, who have we become?

September 2011

A recommitment to King’s inspired vision might just be the best thing that could ever come out of the horrendous death and destruction of 9/11: a commitment to live, a commitment to love, and a commitment to peace and social justice.

9/11: a perfect pretext, a terrible legacy

September 2011

The tragedy of 11 September 2001 was used by authoritarian forces in the United States as a political opportunity.

Staying in Afghanistan: Unending occupation

August 2011

While the US focuses on consolidating its permanent military presence in Afghanistan, designed to guard and exploit Central Asian energy reserves, its earlier rational "to fight terrorism" is a faded memory. Afghanis, meanwhile, continue to lose their lives and humanitarian conditions worsen.

Libya: Too Soon to Declare Victory

August 2011

The success of Libya's uprising will have a great deal to do with the willingness of its leadership to break its dependency on the United States and NATO.

The Crisis of Humanitarian Intervention

August 2011

Events in Libya and Syria have again brought the legitimacy of armed humanitarian intervention and so-called “responsibility to protect” into question.

Mubarak behind bars: Human rights and justice

August 2011

Human rights standards may not be met in this trial, but the more essential purpose is to prove there's no going back to the days prior to the Tahrir revolution.

Obama offers token troop withdrawals in Afghanistan while maintaining "war on terror” mindset

June 2011

President Obama passed up an opportunity to end the war in Afghanistan and respect the views of the vast majority of the American people.