Syria: The Threats, the Claims, the Costs, the Lives

Syria: The Threats, the Claims, the Costs, the Lives

What the civil war in Syria and the Arab Spring have exposed is that the massive political and social transformation and real regime change underway is led by the people themselves, largely without military force and certainly with no role for the United States. U.S. military involvement serves only to escalate the destruction.

Governing the Global Drug Wars

Governing the Global Drug Wars

Join the report editor John Collins and drug policy expert Coletta Youngers for the Washington DC Report Launch followed by an audience discussion of the international drug control system.

The Banal Militarism of Hollywood

The Banal Militarism of Hollywood

Appealing to jingoism is certainly easier than prompting national introspection, but is priming an audience for blood what we call art today?

What Would King Say of the Obama Era?

What Would King Say of the Obama Era?

On Obama’s second inauguration, let’s challenge our society to look at how well we are addressing the “giant triplets” of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism.

Our Endless State of War

Our Endless State of War

As long as it’s fought by other people on someone else’s soil, Americans can live with perpetual conflict.

Plain Old Murder

Plain Old Murder

The Pakistani government loudly protests that many of the casualties of drone strikes are civilian.

Author Event: Gods, Gays, and Guns

Author Event: Gods, Gays, and Guns

“Democracy and god have failed”— captures the spirit of this provocative collection of essays. Arguing that the religion must be used for the expansion of democracy, Gods, Gays, and Guns  takes up the topics of gay marriage, economic justice, and social movements. Written in the Parisian cafes, London’s ghetto, and the aftermath of Haiti’s earthquake and post-Katrina New Orleans, Gods, Gays, andGuns is a spiritual tour-de-force— revealing a crisis of faith in religion and democracy. With an unflinching pen, Rev. Sekou challenges the reader to rethink the meaning of the role of religion in our global democracy.