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
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
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
Parliament gives vote of confidence to government of Khaled Bahah with comfortable majority after months of unrest.
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
Movie makes light of previous North Korean leader
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 Sony Pictures movie has been shelved because of alleged threats by North Korea—a country that should be taken seriously
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 [...]
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
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
Lebanese blogger and GV volunteer Thalia Rahme talks about what makes her, her city of Beirut and Global Voices unique.
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
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
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
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 […]
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
Bail for Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, under arrest since 2009, comes days after massacre of students at a Pakistani school.
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
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 [...]