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Why We Chose the Bernie Sanders Rally to Make a Statement

At a Bernie Sanders rally in Boston on Saturday, October 3, members of our group, Boston Students for Justice in Palestine, were threatened with arrest after the campaign staff had requested the removal of a banner that read "Will Ya?...Show More Summary

The Framing of Gender Apartheid: Amnesty International and Prostitution

Photo Credit: Lynn Savarese You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise... Maya Angelou What would happen if every country decriminalized prostitution?...Show More Summary

American press coverage grants Israelis all the humanity

US press accounts of the violence in Israel and Palestine empathizes with Israelis as victims of savage Palestinian violence who only kill Palestinians when they are attacked

40 Under 40: Latinos in Foreign Policy

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to recognize the nation's ever-so important growing demographic by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of these leaders for their worldwide achievements. One way to do so is through...Show More Summary

Only a Truly New Turkey Can Shed Light on the Ankara Massacre

The day after the massacre in Ankara, in which on Sunday at least 97 people were killed and hundreds injured, twelve-year-old Helin Hasret ?en died. According to her father, she went out to get bread from a bakery shop close to their house and was shot in the head by police. Show More Summary

Israeli forces have killed 25 Palestinians since the beginning of October

Ma‘an reports -- Israeli forces shot dead a 13-year-old boy during clashes south of al-Bireh in Ramallah district, medics said. The child, identified as 13-year-old Ahmad Abdullah Sharaka, was shot in the neck with a live round, medics said. He is also the third 13-year-old to be shot dead by Israeli forces in the same time period.

3 Memes: Twitter debates as Russian support for Syria intervention Doubles

By Anna Shamanska | ( RFE/RL) | – – Support among Russians for military intervention in Syria has more than doubled, to 31 percent in early October from 14 percent in September,…

The Mideast’s New Cold War: Why Russia won’t Defeat Iraq’s Extremists

By Mustafa Habib | Baghdad | ( | – – Since the announcement of a new military alliance including Russia, locals have been trading arguments. Could Iraq become the stage for a…

Elderly Palestinian man confronts Israeli soldiers over shooting at Youth, before collapsing

Lauren Hampshire | (ODN Video News Report/ ITN) | – – An elderly Palestinian man confronted a group Israeli troops after they clashed with Palestinian youths in Hebron, before he collapsed on…

Six Palestinians killed in Gaza as Israeli forces open fire on border demonstration

Six Palestinians were killed and 145 others injured as Israeli military forces opened fire at a demonstration by the border fence east of Gaza City and near Khan Younis on Friday, medics and the Ministry of Health said. All victims were male, aged 15 to 22

Video: Palestinian killed in Jerusalem was not a threat

Fadi Aloon, 19, had his back to police and was walking away from them when he was gunned down with several shots to his torso, a new video published today by Local Call (+972 Magazine’s Hebrew sister-news blog) revealed. The footage,...Show More Summary

Girl Children Everywhere Deserve the World

October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child, a United Nations day of observance to call attention not only to girls' rights, but also to the struggles they face around the world. This year's theme is: The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030. Apple Kate Senarillos,10, of the Philippines, writes in her notebook while doing homework. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert on China pandering

More China brilliance from Stephen Colbert: [youtube:V4WBsahU3X4] Hey, it's just my opinion, but Colbert is a flat-out comedy genius. The new show is already excellent (here's a highlight), though surprisingly cerebral and political, given that he's on a big network in a key time-slot. Show More Summary

Russia's Secret Weapon against ISIS: Electronic Spies in Syria

Joseph Trevithick Security, “[S]ince the beginning, the Kremlin’s spy planes and other intelligence gathering systems appear to have been keeping watch.” Russia’s electronic spies have become a key part of Moscow’s surge into Syria. The signal spooks are searching for targets and following up on air strikes. On Sept. Show More Summary

Rescuing atheism from Harris and Hitchens

In The New Atheist Threat: The Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremism, author C J Werleman argues that an atheism that does battle only with imaginary spirits and ghosts to the neglect of pressing international issues of war and peace cheapens the legacy of the old free thinkers.

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