New Internationalism



The New Internationalism project works primarily on Middle East and United Nations issues. In the Middle East, the key focus areas are the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Israeli occupation of Palestine. In both arenas the project focuses on education and activism aiming to change the failed and failing U.S. policies, and retooling those policies to meet the goals of peace with justice. The project also works to challenge U.S. domination of the UN, and to help democratize and empower the global organization.

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Detaining the United Nations

Richard Falk, the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, wasn't allowed into Israel on a recent trip. That action fits a pattern of Israeli efforts to hide the human consequences of the siege of Gaza and of the escalating settlement expansion in the West Bank.

Obama’s Foreign Policy Challenges

The NewsHour online edition hosts a debate on Obama's foreign policy appointees and the challenges facing the new administration

Bonfires for the Global Vanities

The end of the Bush administration makes real change — ending wars — possible, but only if we fight for it.