Zbigniew Brzezinski at the 50th Munich Security Conference on February 1, 2014. (Wikimedia Commons / Kleinschmidt / MSC)
09 Oct 2015

‘Exporting Revolution’: Zbigniew Brzezinski On Trial At The UN General Assembly

The shadow of the 87-year-old looms large over the U.S. and its allies’ policy of destabilization which other world leaders decry as a “policy of terror.”

The Wikileaks Truck in front of the White House (Wikileaks Truck on Flickr)
07 Oct 2015

Wikileaks Exposes Secret Deal To Get Saudi Arabia On UN Human Rights Council

Two years after the controversial appointment of Saudi Arabia to the UN Human Rights Council, leaked cables reveal the UK was a key player in the election.

Palestinians displaced by Israeli strikes wait to get water from
portable tanks near a makeshift encampment behind Gaza’s al-Shifa
hospital, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (Joe Catron)
30 Sep 2015

Israel Escalates ‘Water-Apartheid’ As Illegal Settlers Contaminate Palestinian Water

Israel’s discriminatory allocation of water, along with its theft, destruction and pollution of Palestinian water resources, sparks accusations of racism.

Mock police crime scene tape reads "Warning: Arms Trade At Work, This Is Not OK" at a protest against the DSEI weapons conference in  London on September 8, 2013. (Flickr / cs2002)
19 Sep 2015

US And UK Arm Child Soldiers At World’s Largest Arms Fair In London

Against the objections of the United Nations, this week the United States and the United Kingdom together helped arm the world’s child soldiers.

The United States delegation presents its fourth periodic report on U.S. implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights before the Human Rights Committee at the United Nations Office at Geneva on March 13, 2014. On September 1, the U.S. rejected recommendations from over a dozen countries on how it could better implement the ICCPR treaty, which was ratified in 1992. (Flickr / U.S. Mission Geneva / Eric Bridiers)
03 Sep 2015

U.S. Rejects Recommendations Aimed at Ending Systematic Human Rights Abuses

On September 1, the United States government rejected several recommendations from countries which suggested how the U.S. could better uphold human rights. Rejected recommendations included abolishing the death penalty, ending spying on private communications of people of the world, and allowing foreign aid to assist rape victims in war zones who need access to safe abortions.

A photo from Israeli nuclear program whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu showing nuclear materials at Israel's  Negev Nuclear Research Center in 1985. (Wikimedia Commons /  Mordechai Vanunu)
21 Aug 2015

U.S. Debates Iran Nuclear Deal While Supporting Israel’s Nuclear Weapons

While the Iran deal is often touted as the only possible solution to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, both U.S. and Israeli intelligence reports suggest that country never intended to build a nuclear weapon. Meanwhile, Israel, one of its regional neighbors, possesses not only 80 functioning nuclear warheads but also the capability to use them.