Columns & Articles

Surviving a CIA Black Site

The kidnap and torture program of the Bush administration, with its secret CIA “black site” prisons and “torture taxi” flights on private jets, saw a little light of day this week.

December 19, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

From Oil Wars to Water Wars

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded this week, in Oslo, Norway.

December 12, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

The Dubious Mr. Dobbs

Truth matters. History and context count.

December 05, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Have They No Shame?

This past Saturday the Democrats chose retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez to give their radio address, the same general accused in at least three lawsuits in the U.S. and Europe of authorizing torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment of prisoners in Iraq.

November 28, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

What Would Jesus Buy?

“Black Friday” is the name retailers have given to the day after Thanksgiving in their attempt to make Christmas synonymous with shopping.

November 20, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Curiosity Didn’t Kill This Cat

“I have, after a fashion, been celebrated for having celebrated the lives of the uncelebrated among us; for lending voice to the face in the crowd.”

November 13, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

A Vote for Mukasey Is a Vote for Torture

Judge Michael Mukasey admits waterboarding is repugnant, but refuses to say whether it amounts to torture.

November 06, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

For Whom the Bell’s Palsy Tolls

Bell’s palsy. It hit suddenly a month ago. I had just stepped off a plane in New York, and my friend noticed the telltale sagging lip.

October 31, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Hold Politicians’ Feet to the Fire

The "Step It Up" campaign is making the link between environmental crises and global warming. It’s time for politicians to do the same.

October 23, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Imagine Peace—A Ray of Light in Dark Times

On John Lennon’s birthday, peace activist and artist Yoko Ono realizes a dream they shared.

October 18, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Time Is Running Out for Brother and Sister

Troy Anthony Davis and his sister, Martina Correia, are fighting for their lives.

October 10, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Troy Davis, Death Penalty

Chevron’s Pipeline Is the Burmese Regime’s Lifeline

The barbarous military regime depends on revenue from the nation’s gas reserves and partners such as Chevron to buy bullets for the guns it points at monks, a detail conveniently ignored by the Bush administration.

October 03, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Burma

Global Consensus, Not Global Conquest

As world leaders gather this week to address the United Nations General Assembly, President Bush’s refusal to negotiate on the two key issues of our day—war and global warming—has been stunning.

September 26, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Tipping the Scales of Justice in Jena

The tree at Jena High School has been cut down, but the furor around it has only grown.

September 20, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Tear Down That Wall

September 12, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

From the Bayou to Baghdad: Mission Accomplished?

September 06, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Abu Ghraib: One of Al’s Claims to Fame

August 29, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Psychologists in Denial About Torture

August 29, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Radio for the People

August 10, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

The Uncounted Casualties of War

August 03, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Soldier Suicides

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