Chris Hedges / TruthdigJun 8, 2015
Repulsed by tales of U.S. atrocities told by veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, Spc. Robert Weilbacher applied for and was granted conscientious objector status. Then the Pentagon pulled a fast one, leaving him trapped in a hypermasculine dystopia. Dig deeper ( 7 Min. Read )
The Rev. Madison Shockley / TruthdigDec 28, 2014
In a remembrance published earlier this week, the Rev. Madison Shockley recalled Rabbi Leonard Beerman, who will be buried today, as a great light for justice and peace. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Cherilyn Parsons / TruthdigFeb 16, 2013
In an attempt to promote international understanding, the Jaipur Literature Festival fights against “the terrorism of the mind,” said the event's producer, Sanjoy Roy. Dig deeper ( 11 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 5, 2011
A Los Angeles Times piece suggests Tibet's spiritual leader supports the American action against Osama bin Laden, surprising some followers and causing others to seek clarification of the Dalai Lama's comments. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 10, 2011
Tibet's exiled leader announced that after half a century of floating the idea, he is ready to hand over his political power to an elected official. The 14th Dalai Lama has led his government in exile since the Tibetan uprising of 1959 was put down, forcing him to flee the country. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 19, 2010
Tibet's exiled spiritual leader called China "childish" on Thursday after conferring with President Barack Obama in a meeting that was held over Beijing's objections. The White House released a carefully worded statement (posted after the jump) that praised the Dalai Lama without lending too much weight to his cause. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
William Pfaff / TruthdigFeb 3, 2010
China and India stopped being part of what was called the "third world" when the "second world," the communist world, disappeared in a shattering of global illusions in 1989. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
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