Beijing’s recent crackdown on human rights has revealed the importance of a new group of activists.
Chad became an oil-producing nation in 2003 with the completion of a $4bn pipeline linking its oilfields to terminals on the Atlantic coast. A largely semi-desert country, Chad is also rich in gold and uranium and some would say stands to benefit from its recently-acquired status as an oil-exporting state. Yet others contend that developments in Chad illustrate the problems when poor nations try to leverage oil and gas production within the confines of the global economic order.
Mexican human rights activists have issued an emergency appeal to apply international humanitarian standards in providing relief to more than 150 refugees.
Did Navy SEALs “assassinate,” “murder,” or “kill” Osama bin Laden?
U.S.-China talks were once again focused on human rights, as well as trade and currency. Inside Story interviewed John Feffer and others to analyze the meaning of this new round of negotiations.
For Washington, WikiLeaks’ real crime is public humiliation.
Protests have begun in the United Arab Emirates, but you wouldn’t know it from White House statements.
At the same time that the United States is praising democracy in the Middle East, it is helping to suppress it in Honduras.
With the military intervention underway, our job now is to make sure it does not escalate into full-scale invasion, and to try to end it as soon as possible. And then to work as hard as we can to support the efforts to consolidate and expand the extraordinary accomplishments of the uprisings of the 2011 Arab Spring, in Libya and the rest of the region.
The 9th Annual Freedom Network Conference in Washington, DC. Freedom Network is a coalition of service providers across the United States working on the issue of human trafficking. The conference will feature workshops for activists, law enforcement, social workers, lawyers, and other folks who are interested in the human rights-based approach to anti-trafficking work.
Women human rights defenders have been threatened, tortured, raped, exiled, and assassinated. But they have not been silenced.
For its strains of homophobia and anti-Semitism, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood wouldn’t get my vote, but for its fight against both religious extremism and secular authoritarianism it gets my respect.
In a new special focus on Islamophobia, Foreign Policy In Focus interviews prolific author and professor John Esposito about prevailing political and media myths about Muslims and the Muslim world.
Tunisia is not the only democracy movement in the Muslim world, but will the United States provide consistent support to them all?
Congress has turned a blind eye to the Israeli government’s repression of its own citizens.