As the U.S. "War on Drugs" rages on in Colombia, more and more of its farms have been turned into swaths of scorched earth.
Israel needs a new Zionism or it will lose all legitimacy, Gershon Baskin argues.
Middle East Peace Is At Hand. Again.
Ban Ki Moon's first six months as UN Secretary General have registered on the low decibel end of the scale.
While Hamas is the most immediate culprit behind the violence in Gaza, responsibility also rests with Fatah, Israel and the United States.
How Hamas grew from a radical minority to an electoral majority that's now patrolling the streets of the Gaza Strip.
The U.S. peace movement has worked on behalf of Salvadorans, South Africans, and East Timorese. It is now belatedly taking up the cause of Palestinians.
Congress recently endorsed Israels annexation of greater East Jerusalem. This will make Israeli-Palestinian peace more difficult to achieve, enflame anti-Americanism in the region and undermine international law.
The World Social Forum needs to talk candidly about power, inject some transparency into its decision-making, and engage the Arab world, argues Jamal Juma'.
Contrary to the stated aspirations of Washington hawks, the Iraq War has dealt a body blow to the many Middle Eastern activists working for democracy and peace. On these grounds alone, the war has been an unmitigated disaster.