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There's a Force that Can Heal Trauma, and it's Not What You Think - Sohini Chakraborty

1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That's ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise -- in hundreds of countries across the world -- to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. Show More Summary

The Joy and Jeopardy of the Fight to End AIDS

As the year draws to a close, there is much to celebrate. There are more people than ever before on lifesaving medication -- 13 million people who would have been dead (and millions more infected) were it not for access to two pills a day. Show More Summary

Obama’s Cuba Calculus

Peter Harris Diplomacy, Americas Obama’s Cuban policy might be remembered as his first bona fide foreign policy. As a rule, President Obama has tended to make his foreign policies subservient to domestic political ends.  That is, asShow More Summary

Yemen's new cabinet wins parliament approval

Parliament gives vote of confidence to government of Khaled Bahah with comfortable majority after months of unrest.

U.S. Is Trying To Sanction Progress in Venezuela/Latin America

President Obama is poised to sign a bill sanctioning Venezuela over alleged concern for human rights in that country. Thousands of Venezuelans have responded to this news by marching in protest of these sanctions. The facts demonstrate that the U.S. Show More Summary

Obama took on the Cuba lobby– when will he take on the Israel lobby?

Imagine the president ignoring the Israel lobby, as Obama ignored the Cuba lobby, and declaring; "Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Israel and Palestine."

The Interview May be Funny; North Korea and Kim Jong Un Are Not

The Sony Pictures movie has been shelved because of alleged threats by North Korea—a country that should be taken seriously

Another Black Boy Gunned Down by Police

By Beverly Bell We will never learn of the names, lives, and deaths of countless Black men and boys murdered by police – and slavery enforcers, hate groups, vigilantes, and a host of others – dating back to the earliest days of this country’s history. The names and stories of a slew of recent victims [...]

The Philippines Wants Submarines to Deter China

Zachary Keck Security, military, Southeast Asia, South China Sea The Philippines announced this week that it will purchase three submarines over the next decade. The Philippines is seeking to procure three submarines a senior Philippines...Show More Summary

Diplomacy, Timing and Palestine

Time is one of the most crucial elements of effective diplomacy. A diplomatic act can have disastrous consequences if executed at the wrong time, but can be successful if the timing is correct. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al Malki...Show More Summary

Global Voices Contributor Thalia Rahme, ‘a Mix of Everything’

Lebanese blogger and GV volunteer Thalia Rahme talks about what makes her, her city of Beirut and Global Voices unique.

Sony's Act of Cowardice That Betrays 2000 Years

Kim Jong-Un 1 - Sony Pictures 0. There's a weapon uniquely fatal to despots and terrorists. That weapon is comedy, and Sony Pictures just cancelled it. Sony yielded to crackpot internet-threats and cancelled the Christmas Day release of their new comedy film The Interview. Show More Summary

Ebola 3.0

By Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., and Jennifer Sherwood, M.P.H. The doctors, nurses and other health care workers who responded to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa were recently named Time magazine's "Person of the Year." The courageous...Show More Summary

Imperialism and the Politics of Torture

By James Petras, 99GetSmart Introduction The US Senate Report documenting CIA torture of alleged terrorist suspects raises a number of fundamental questions about the nature and operations of the State, the relationship and the responsibility...Show More Summary

Defiant Putin accuses West of trying to ‘defang’ the Russian bear

President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia’s economic woes within two years by diversifying away from its heavy reliance on oil and gas and voiced confidence that the plummeting ruble will soon recover. He also promised never to let the West chain or defang his proud nation, evoking the symbolic Russian bear. Speaking with […]

Putin in a Headlock

Russia is in turmoil, and the Putin appeasers are scrambling to grab a last piece of the action, while they might still have a tiny chance of traction. They should hive up, they have done enough damage already.They are still urging the sanctions to be lifted, which of course would be silly and would only do Vladimir Putin, not Russia or us a favor. Show More Summary

Pakistan grants bail to Mumbai attack accused

Bail for Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, under arrest since 2009, comes days after massacre of students at a Pakistani school.

The U.S., Cuba, and Strategic Foreign Policy

Many of President Obama's critics are characterizing him as a bumbling idiot and a traitor for having broken the 55-year old ice between the U.S. and Cuba. If they had their way, Cuba's people would remain imprisoned by U.S. sanctions for another half century, long after the Castro brothers are gone. Show More Summary

US Admits Failure to Destroy the Cuban Revolution, Changes Tactics

The catalyst for action on Cuba is not a desire for better relations, but the acknowledgement that the openly repressive policies had failed and were a profound embarrassment to, what is left of our, reputation in the world. Because of the Bay of Pigs it was difficult to roll out the usual script of vilification [...]

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