As Nicaraguans confront a crisis, you may ask yourself why people should care what happens in an impoverished Central American nation thousands of miles from the centers of power.
In the Middle East and elsewhere, the Trump administration has begun to signal that human rights aren’t exactly on its agenda.
I’ve fought, organized and loved too long to let Trump and the people who run him shove me -- or any of us -- back into a bottle.
Why am I feeling hopeful right now? An 11-year-old recording of the presidential nominee bragging about grabbing women “by the pussy” seems to have brought us to Peak Trump, sending even stalwart GOP leaders fleeing.
We live in a country where the solution to just about any social problem is to create a law that deals with it—and then punish those who break that law.
However they are achieved, the United States has now embraced extrajudicial executions on foreign soil. And most of the discussion has focused more on the new instrument—drone technology—than on its purpose: assassination.
We need a full and public accounting of the CIA’s activities, the doings of military and civilian agencies and outfits, the White House’s drone assassination program, and the illegal, devastating invasion and occupation of Iraq.
A crowd of people watched as what CNN described as “a sea of police officers” surrounded Mario Woods and shot him dead. At least two people recorded cellphone videos of what looks eerily like an execution by firing squad.
There’s nothing like the heady combination of a “populist” Republican race for the presidency and a national hysteria over terrorism to make Americans want to reach for those “enhanced interrogation techniques.”
Many citizens regard their government at all levels with a weary combination of cynicism and contempt. Fundamentalist groups respond by calling for a return to religious values and the imposition of religious law. What country is this?