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  1. Secrecy, Torture & Human Rights: US War Crimes, European Complicity, and International Law

    Tom Reifer
    26 May 2010
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    Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's role in defending torture and rendition under the Obama administration raises serious concerns about the ongoing failure of the US government to end its own practice of extreme human rights abuses throughout the world.

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  3. International trends in 2011

    12 January 2011
    Article

    2011 will be marked by the ascendancy of emerging countries, tensions between the United States and China, border clashes, a weak United Nations and the risk of an attack on Iran.

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    Pakistan Under Siege

    Zia Mian
    17 August 2007
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  5. Syrian uprising morphs into regional and global wars

    Phyllis Bennis
    14 August 2012
    Article

    A divided, balkanized Syria looms as a dangerous possibility as even UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon acknowledges the conflict has become a proxy war between world powers.

  6. Optimism and Fear

    Phyllis Bennis
    06 September 2013
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    If I was really optimistic, I’d say that President Obama is hoping that Congress will follow the example of the British parliament – and vote against his proposed military strike on Syria.

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    Zionism and the Palestinians

    aleksej
    03 June 2008
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  8. Fighting Maoists

    Praful Bidwai
    02 August 2012
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    The killing of 20 civilian men, women and children by Indian military police is morally impermissible and a political triumph for the Maoist argument that the Indian state is structurally and irredeemably anti-people, anti-Adivasi and brutal.

  9. A Shameless Secretary General versus Freedom Flotilla 2

    Richard Falk
    09 June 2011
    Article

    A year after Israel's violent attack on the first aid flotilla, it has failed to keep its promise to end the blockade of Gaza, where the humanitarian crisis continues to worsen. The second flotilla planned this year will again try to ease conditions, amid the failure of political actors to bring any real change to the situation.

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

    Phyllis Bennis
    23 June 2011
    Article

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

  11. Book review - Maoist and Other Armed Conflicts.

    Achin Vanaik
    25 May 2011
    Article

    The authors provide a remarkably comprehensive and lucidly written survey of the armed conflicts currently taking place within India.

  12. Libya's opposition calls for a ceasefire

    Phyllis Bennis
    07 April 2011
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    Since the intervention in Libya has neither resulted in the removal of Gaddafi, nor an end to the fighting - an immediate ceasefire should be top of everyone's agenda to bring an end to the continuing bloodshed.

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    Military victory, political loss

    Praful Bidwai
    15 June 2010
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    The Flotilla Massacre is not the first such event in history - in 1947 a similar aggression by the British state spurred the creation of Israel. Despite the injustice and outrage over the attack and the continuing blockade of Gaza, the signs that the tide of public opinion is turning suggest there is reason for hope.

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    War on Maoists

    Praful Bidwai
    11 March 2010
    Article

    The Indian government must at once stop the military operation against its own citizens in the tribal heartland and open unconditional talks with the Maoists.

  15. Torture, War and Presidential Power: Thoughts on the Current Constitutional Crisis

    Tom Reifer
    12 January 2011
    Article

    Despite evidence that torture was used to extract false confessions in the lead up to the war in Iraq, the Obama administration continues to block efforts to abolish torture and restore justice and the rule of law.

  16. From apartheid South Africa to Palestine

    Patrick Bond
    28 October 2010
    Article

    With settlement expansion and continuing human rights abuses against Palestinians, the lessons from the anti-apartheid movement continue to motivate the growing global opposition to the occupation.

  17. Stooping low

    Praful Bidwai
    18 June 2010
    Article

    Israel's attack on the Freedom Flotilla was in line with its past conduct in making the occupation of Palestine increasingly painful and inhuman.

  18. Guantanamo, Torture, and the Perversion of Justice: Obama’s New Executive Order

    Tom Reifer
    16 March 2011
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    President Obama ratifies Bush (again): orders indefinite detention without charge for political prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and other torture sites.

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    The Left's prospect is looking up

    Praful Bidwai
    05 May 2008
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    Wikileaks and the "Special Relationship"

    Ross Eventon
    13 December 2010
    Article

    The Wikileak cables reveal a consistent contempt for democracy, human rights, and international law

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