The petition of the day is:Frederick County Board of Commissioners v. Santos 13-706
Issue: (1) Whether federal law preempts the brief detention of an alien by a local police officer, pursuant to a federal warrant, for the purpose of contacting Immigration Continue →
2014 began with renewed concern about pollution in a part of the Italian territory known as the “Terra dei fuochi” (Land of Fires) [All links lead to Italian-language web pages unless otherwise noted]. In this area, which is Continue →
Pax Christi UK has released the recent edition of its Newsletter ‘Justpeace No 298 February-March 2014′ that details out the various actions taken by Pax Christi network. It highlights the fact that ‘if we prepare for war, we Continue →
Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network (AEFJN) has issued the February 2014 edition of its Newsletter ‘Echoes from AEFJN’ with updates on its activities around the world and also articles related to the causes it supports. More details can be found Continue →
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Inspection hall at Allenby Bridge border checkpoint
Why does Israel feel threatened by humanitarian workers?
By Anne Irfan, Electronic Intifada February 24, 2014
The Israeli detention of and denial of entry to Western activists, academics and humanitarian workers sympathetic to Palestinians has received particular Continue →
Following the lead of the House last week, the Indiana Senate on Monday voted 37-8 to end the state’s popular Energizing Indiana program, which will now head to Gov. Mike Pence for consideration.
The Continue →
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better,” Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) said around 11:20 p.m. on Monday during the early stages of an all-night Senate session meant to bring Continue →
Photo Credit: REUTERS/MOHAMED AL-SAYAGHI
This weekend, Saudi Arabia designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. Elizabeth Dickinson argues, “Riyadh’s new rules don’t just mark the end of the organization’s legal presence in the kingdom. They also raise questions about the Continue →
The U.S. federal budget has a profound impact on state budgets, local economies, and individual well-being. Jo Comerford, Executive Director of National Priorities Project, will lead a webinar focused Continue →
Ed note. I am pleased to welcome Nathan Yeo to UN Dispatch. Nathan Yeo is a blogger focusing on global freedoms and conflict. He studied history at Dartmouth College and lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
Several thousand black-clad demonstrators gathered in Hong Continue →
Jonny Miller & Dorothy SandersWe believe that places are like people and that each has a unique personality. A defining and often delightful aspect of each place’s personality is the way in which time is understood, measured and perceived by Continue →
Robert Musil, President and CEO of The Rachel Carson Council and a member of Council for a Livable World’s Board of Directors, has authored a new book: Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment.Continue →
Months into the protests in Kiev at Maidan, Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky gave a speech [ru] on the parliament floor, where he lashed out at Russian bloggers Continue →
Photo Credit: The Carnegie Endowment
Frederic Wehrey published a brief called “A New U.S. Approach to Gulf Security.” Wehrey asserts that, although “there is a growing sense in Gulf capitals that the United States is a power in retreat that is ignoring Continue →
By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism
The class for my lecture today at Eastern Mediterranean University in northern Cyprus was full of surprises. My first surprise was the composition of the class, which I had expected would consist Continue →
Thanks for allowing a scruffy Texas populist to join you here at “The Summit” for this uptown, down-to-earth, back-to-basics populist-palooza. It makes me happier than a mosquito at a nudist colony to be looking out at you unabashed, untamed progressives. Continue →
IRAN Iran to address nuclear weapons development slowly but surely Laurence Norman, Wall Street Journal - March 10, 2014 Iran has urged the IAEA to take its inquiry into the "possible military dimension" of Iran's nuclear program "one step at Continue →
Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and Michael A. Levi, David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Continue →
Malaysia Airlines 777, at Kuala Lumpur airport ( Wikipedia photo )
I have been offline most of these past few days and thus not weighing in on daily developments. But let me mention three items whose similarity concerns cast of mind.
1) Adam Gopnik on Continue →