The political situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is fragile. If the current National Transition Council (CNT) is to bring peace, it will need the support of civil society Continue →
A vital question for peace activists looking at the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) is what role civil society can play Continue →
The big tent of holocaust memorial day. Political and religious leaders join 300 survivors at Auschwitz on January 27. Whose Holocaust is it, anyway?
Global Holocaust remembrance deters denial and ignorance, but Continue →
I’m sure many of us have had the thought: Why not just let Continue →
Auschwitz tourism. Do children now think that saving the Jews was the cause of the second world war? Photo by Steven S. from Viator, a TripAdviser company.
By Robert Cohen, Continue →
Constructing Pisgat Zeev, an urban settlement in a Jerusalem area annexed by Israel after the 1967 Six-Day War, Aug. 13, 2013. Will Likud supporters, observing state funds being poured in Continue →
Go ahead: Break election laws and violate tax rules, inviting federal fines you never pay.
You might just end up like civil rights leader Al Sharpton, who now hosts MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” Continue →
When it comes to pursuing their prey, sharks are master maneuverers. Loan sharks, that is.
These days, this usurious species goes Continue →
(Originally published at http://www.masterpeace.org/blogs/post/what_did_you_die_for_soldier)
This poem is a tribute to Col MN Rai of the Indian Army, and thousands of others soldiers who die around the world, hopefully believing a worthy cause. Continue →
“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” Continue →
When I am having a rough day—when I feel tired, sad, doubtful, or stressed—I spend time looking up inspirational quotes.
I’ve memorized several, pulling them out when need be. These quotes Continue →
The Supreme Court on Thursday evening cleared the way for Texas to execute death-row inmate Robert Charles Ladd, a new indication that the Justices will leave states with wide leeway Continue →
(UPDATED 6:11 p.m.) George Toca has now been released, his lawyers said in a statement.
A Louisiana prison inmate whose life sentence is under review by the Supreme Court was on the verge Continue →
From January 26-28, 32 members of various opposition groups and six members of the official Syrian delegation met in Moscow, under the moderation of Syrian Ambassador to the U.N. Bashar Continue →
The Pentagon opened talks with the Houthi rebels on Wednesday. A Pentagon spokesman stated that ”given the political uncertainty, it’s fair to say that U.S. government officials are in Continue →
There are 17 scheduled elections in Africa this year, and the spotlight will again be on which president leaves honorably, which one stays put, which one rigs the vote, and Continue →