Why Gun Control Should Start at the Pentagon
Civil Rights / Death Penalty / Human Rights / Israel / War

Why Gun Control Should Start at the Pentagon

On October 3rd, the United States bombed a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Despite the fact that the hospital provided GPS coordinates to the U.S., despite the nine-foot flag on the roof marking the building as a hospital, and despite repeated pleas by hospital staff to U.S. officials to stop the bombings, the U.S. continued to … Continue reading

Human Rights in Palestine – Voices Across the Divide
Human Rights / Israel / Politics / Uncategorized / War

Human Rights in Palestine – Voices Across the Divide

Alice Rothchild, Director of the film, “Voices Across the Divide”, which features voices of Palestinian refugees, came to talk at American University on Friday following a screening of the film. Full video: <br /><a href=”http://www.ustream.tv&#8221; style=”font-size: 12px; line-height: 20px; font-weight: normal; text-align: left;” target=”_blank”>Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream</a> Continue reading

SCOTUS – Give me my tax dollars back.
Civil Rights / Culture / Human Rights / Politics / Revolution / War

SCOTUS – Give me my tax dollars back.

So much of our tax dollars go toward the US military industrial complex to fuel wars of aggression around the globe in over 160 countries. Your money funds Israel’s occupation of Palestine, drone strikes on wedding parties, children, and even US citizens, covert ops in countries in Africa, South America, and the Middle East, and … Continue reading

The U.S. and the Wrong Side of History
Death Penalty / Israel / Politics

The U.S. and the Wrong Side of History

On Monday, November 19th, the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee once again voted for an international moratorium on capital punishment. The fourth draft resolution was adopted, with 110 states voting in favor, 36 abstaining, and 39 voting against the resolution.  Although not legally binding, the U.N. General Assembly’s resolutions signify international moral and political advances. Among those who voted … Continue reading