UFPJ Talking Points #28: The second Bush term will almost certainly reflect the same narrow standards for defining “freedom” as the first.
In the aftermath of 9-11, President Bush told the world you are either “with us or against us.” He then offered a far-reaching moral vision for the Middle East with democracy as the core ingredient.
A leaked document from the Pentagon at the beginning of the new year seemed to mark a milestone.
Despite an increase in promised aid to tsunami-affected countries last week, the United States’ aid offering still isn’t topping the list. Australia, for one, has donated much more. But the United States could make up for its somewhat meager offering by f
UFPJ Talking Points #27: Not every election is a legitimate instrument of democracy.
UFPJ Talking Points #26: The need to reclaim the United Nations as part of our global mobilization against the ravages of empire.
UPFJ Talking Points #24: A John Hopkins School of Public Health report shows just how high the cost of the Iraq war really is.
Even putting aside the many important legal and moral questions about the Bush administration’s decision to invade Iraq, it has been a disaster even on practical terms.
One strength of truly progressive analysis is that it places what appear to be isolated events in a larger context
Afghanistan will undergo the first presidential elections in the countrys history on October 9, 2004.
UFPJ Talking Points # 23: We still need international law.
The Taliban are acutely aware that sustained donor interest and military support will not last forever; donor fatigue, shifting budgetary priorities, and waning donor attention are inevitable.
Attacks Against the World Court by Bush, Kerry, and Congress Reveal Growing Bipartisan Hostility to International Law
Indeed, the Bush administration, with strong backing from both parties in Congress, is now engaging in what the Israeli newspaper Haaretz has referred to as the Sharonization of U.S. Policy.
UFPJ Talking Points # 22: Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Allawi has made it clear that democracy is not on his agenda.
It was clear from the start that Iraq’s sovereignty was in name, not in deed.