As the world celebrates Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday, it is timely to reflect on his life, spent fighting for equality for people of colour who long suffered under South Africa's apartheid regime.
Edward Snowden revealed himself this week as the whistleblower responsible for perhaps the most significant release of secret government documents in U.S. history.
Forty-five years after Martin Luther King Jr. launched his Poor People's Campaign, poverty is again at crisis levels in the U.S.
Bradley Manning and Jeremy Hammond are among the highest profile in a series of cases that the Obama administration has been pursuing against whistleblowers and journalists.
Close to 12 years later, the 2001 AUMF act remains in force, giving the Obama administration and the Pentagon carte blanche to wage war, to occupy nations and to kill people with drones.
It's time for the epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the U.S. military to get the attention it deserves, where the problem is institutional.
In the echoing words of the late Susan Sontag: "Let's by all means grieve together, but let's not be stupid together." It applies maybe quadruple after the Boston bombings -- and to us as well.
The suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were acting no differently than a general in the Pentagon when they detonated a crude version of weapons that are a regular part of many a military arsenal.
New federal gun-control legislation has been declared all but dead on arrival this week. Gridlock in the U.S. Senate is proving to be an insuperable barrier to any meaningful change.
This film must be seen by anyone who wants to grasp Middle East realities. In a sane world, that would include the Prime Minister of Canada and certainly his Foreign Affairs Minister.