UN official assesses observance of human rights in Kazakhstan
UN official assesses observance of human rights in Kazakhstan

Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights under the President of Kazakhstan Kuanysh Sultanov, and representative of the Central Asia Regional…

Dear America, Find A Hobby Other Than Illegal Invasions of Sovereign Countries
Dear America, Find A Hobby Other Than Illegal Invasions of Sovereign Countries

Nobel Peace Laureate Maudie Maguire describes the Syrian tragedy in these words: “In the last decade, the world has watched in horror such…

Kim Il Sung’s creepy quest to live to 100.
Kim Il Sung’s creepy quest to live to 100.

The delightfully named Kim So-Yeon was one of Kim Il Sung’s personal physicians before he defected in 1992. The doctor’s team devised…

One My Lai a Month
One My Lai a Month

By Robert C. Koehler “When somebody asks, ‘Why do you do it to a gook, why do you do this to people?’ your answer is, ‘So…

An Open Letter to the U.S. and Israel: You Can Rescue the Rule of Law From Laughter
An Open Letter to the U.S. and Israel: You Can Rescue the Rule of Law From Laughter

A member of the jury at the Russell Tribunal in Brussels recalls witnesses’ accounts on the dire situation in Gaza. (Paul Laverty was a…

The Roundup for October 22nd, 2014
The Roundup for October 22nd, 2014

With Wednesday here, what are you planning today? International Politics Overall – Jeremy Scahill: “ Blackwater founder remains free…

BP Oil Spill ‘Didn’t Ruin The Gulf,’ Says Politico Article Written By BP
BP Oil Spill ‘Didn’t Ruin The Gulf,’ Says Politico Article Written By BP

An oil slick sits on the surface of the water a few miles from the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday, July…

How the Media’s Hyper Ebola Anxiety Is Playing into the Hands of the Republicans
How the Media’s Hyper Ebola Anxiety Is Playing into the Hands of the Republicans

If Republicans want the media to remain relentlessly focused on the anxious Ebola storyline prior to Election Day, they’re in luck. As…

Guatemala News Update: October 13-17
Guatemala News Update: October 13-17

Originally posted on Guatemala Human Rights Updates : Process for the Election of Judges in Guatemala in Question At least 80 actions have…