In the incredibly overheated, paranoid environment of the Cold War, anything seemed possible. Senator Joe McCarthy saw Communists hiding in every broom closet, Julius and Ehtel Rosenberg were executed as spies -- although the evidence we have today suggests that Ethel, at least, wasn't guilty of any ... More >>
So you might have been following CISPA, and might be aware of the SOPA/PIPA shitshow that took place in Congress earlier this year, but do you know about ACTA -- the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement? If not, don't sweat: We'll gladly get you up to speed. That's what we're here for! So what is ... More >>
Some of the nastiest union battles erupt with employers whose hearts beat firmly on the left side of the political spectrum. Partly this is the result of hurt feelings: How could my workers be so distrustful? Another accelerant is the assumption that well-meaning bosses know best, a perceptio ... More >>
We all love our rough cops
Google researchers have added sophisticated voice recognition technology to the company’s search software for the Apple iPhone... [Users] can place the phone to their ear and ask virtually any question, like “Where’s the nearest Starbucks?” or “How tall is Mount Everest?" -- NY Times. "I' ... More >>
We have been around a long time and seen many right-wing notions that were once thought extreme become mainstream. Nonetheless we never dreamed that when the U.S. started to turn against the United Nations, the thin end of the wedge would be New York Public Schools. Apparently the underfunded inter ... More >>
There were two and a half million dead in the last two Sudan genocides—and now a third is on the way
If the U.N. won't act on its own mandate, then we should use force to combat immutable evil
NBC paid nearly $1 billion to broadcast from Beijing, but the stain of Darfur won't go away from these games
China, naturally, supports a UN resolution with no teeth
The U.N.'s feng shui club ventures to change the Security Council's energy
Using China's pride in the 2008 Olympics as a weapon against its shameful support of the Darfur nightmare
But New Yorkers can smoke to their lungs' content at the U.N.'s Vienna Cafe
African Union humiliates Sudan, but doesn't stop rapes and murders in Darfur
After hundreds of thousands of black Muslim corpses, is the genocide at last over?
Looks like anti-war activists will get to be within shouting distance of President Bush when he delivers his "freedom agenda" before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Just yesterday the NYPD was refusing to grant United for Peace and Justice a permit to march from Herald Square to th ... More >>
The murderous janjaweed did not sign the peace treaty to end Darfur's genocide
And more than the fiscal health of an American city hangs in the balance
Bush pick for U.N. ambassador makes smooth with Iran's MEK
Congressman demands answers from Bolton over Niger fiasco
Disaster politics in the wake of the tsunami; Bush takes aim at the U.N.
The United Nations is useless to blacks in Darfur. China will veto any meaningful action.
The only chance for the survivors of Darfur may be a mass divestment campaign
As black Africans are murdered and raped, most Americans are indifferent
'Never again,' said secretary general Kofi Annan after Rwanda. Corpses are back.
Arab Muslims Are Viciously Killing and Raping Black Muslims. So Where Is the World?
It's bad, it's disgusting, it's wrong. But is it torture? Lawyers have some explaining to do.
Early doublespeak from the Bush team on how to handle detainees
FTAA: Big Capital Brings Its Dark Circus to Miami
After the Ecstasy, Foreign Policy
A Brief History of the U.S.'s Convention Warfare
The President Trips Out on Iraq at Press Conference
Advocates Warn of Thirst and Turmoil for a Parched Planet
Free Traders and Fair Traders in Stalemate as CEOs Converge on New York
On Eve of First WTO Meeting Since Seattle, Bush Pushes for 'Fast Track' While Activists Prepare to Agitate
Scared Congress Seeks Shelter in Nuclear Henhouse