If he gets his way, Arkansas' Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson will execute eight men in 11 days this month. On Feb. 27, he issued the death warrants for the prisoners.
Canada will press ahead with lucrative arms-trade deals with the Saudis, seemingly blind to the fact that they are arming the very people whose ideological roots gave birth to the Islamic State.
As the U.S. commits atrocious experiments on death row prisoners, it is vital to remember that the Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.
Asia Pacific Currents
Update on Thailand protests, Iranian unionist execution and interview on south Korean labour movement.