UPFJ Talking Points #24: A John Hopkins School of Public Health report shows just how high the cost of the Iraq war really is.
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.
UFPJ Talking Points #21: Actual control remains with the United States.
Conflict resolution will not occur until political and factional leaders re-absorb the lesson that each persons humanity, while unique, is of equal value.
UFPJ Talking Points #20: It credentials the US-dominated occupation forces as a UN mandated ‘multi-national force’, and endorses the Iraqi interim government as sovereign.
UFPJ Talking Points #19: The interim government, like the Iraq Governing Council, is a creature of the US, not the UN.
Winning a worldwide war on terrorism is much more about overcoming cultural mindsets that set people apart from each other out of fear and ignorance than about celebrating the freedom of the American barbecue.
UFPJ Talking Points #18: It is a recipe for continuing occupation, deaths of Iraqis and US soldiers, and destruction of Iraq.
UFPJ Talking Points #16: U.S. drive towards empire faces new and serious challenges.