Peace & Security

Social movements celebrate historic UN vote against impunity

June 2014

Twenty country members of the United Nations Human Rights Council, representing a population of 3.8 billion people, voted today in favour of a historic resolution to build a binding treaty against TNC human rights abuses.

Don’t Go Back to Iraq!

June 2014

This is how wars begin.

Now is the time to call for a Binding Treaty

June 2014

Maxime Combes of Attac France interviews Gonzalo Berron and Brid Brennan on the eve of the debate at the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the need for a new legal framework to end corporate impunity.

Economic Power, Democracy and Human Rights

June 2014

The 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened in Geneva on June 10th. A major focus on the UNHRC agenda is the issue of binding regulations for Transnational Corporations (TNCs). This demand has been raised by Ecuador and 84 other governments in a Statement to the UNHRC last September 2013.

Pope Francis in Palestine

Foreign Policy In Focus
June 2014

There were plenty of important statements from Pope Francis during his recent three-day trip to Palestine and Israel—including a plea for “justice,” a traditional call for peace and a reference to the “State of Palestine”—but at the end of the day it was all about the photo-ops.

5 Concrete Steps the US Can Take to End the Syria Crisis

May 2014

This article is based on discussions under way among a number of national peace and justice and anti-war organizations.

The civil war in Syria grinds on, and conditions for Syrian civilians—those inside its borders as well as the millions forced to flee to neighboring countries—continue to deteriorate. As global and regional powers not only fail to help end the war but actively engage in arming and funding all sides in the fighting, we in civil society must sharpen our demands for a different position from that of our governments.

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Eyes Wide Shut: Corruption and Drug-Related Violence in Rosario

December 2013

In Rosario, Argentina, the presence of criminal organisations involved in drug trafficking was a low priority for the government until New Year’s day 2012, when the killing of three innocent civilians by members of a gang sparked press attention.

Land as a matter of human rights

December 2013

Land grabbing is an expression of the dominant development model based on production and consumption patterns in which financial capital reigns.

US drones strategy

October 2013

US policymakers don’t even claim that all the targets of their drone strikes are posing a threat to the US, Phyllis Bennis, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, told RT.

Susan George: Good Deal of Irony

October 2013

In the second video interview for the launch of How to Win the Class War, Susan George says her new book will help readers understand how neoliberalism unexpectedly triumphed in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.