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“There Is No Military Solution” — But Obama Launches a New U.S. War in Syria
President Obama’s decision to bomb Syria stands in stark violation of international law, the UN Charter, and the requirements of the U.S. Constitution. It contradicts his own commitment, stated a year ago in the UN General Assembly, to reverse Washington’s “perpetual war footing.” And it portends...
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Water: A Defining Issue for Post-2015
STOCKHOLM - A gift of nature, or a valuable commodity? A human right, or a luxury for the privileged few? Will the agricultural sector or industrial sector be the main consumer of this precious resource? Whatever the answers to these and many more questions, one thing is clear: that water will be...
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Syrian Refugee 'Emergency' in Turkey Intensifies
Fleeing ISIS, hundreds of thousands of Syrian Kurds flood across Turkish border
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Calling for End to 'Colonial' Rule, Thousands of Hong Kong Students Boycott Classes
Students join months of protests calling for true democratic reform with week-long class boycott
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Befouled Again: New Toxic Mine Spill Reported in Mexico's Sonora River
Authorities tell 25,000 residents—who are already struggling to recover from previous spill—not to use orange-stained water
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Do Not Waste Time
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NATO v. ISIS?
NATO has struck in Iraq. Or, more precisely, two French Rafale warplanes bombed a storage depot in northern Iraq believed to be used by ISIS. Washington cheered the French attack as the first wave of NATO military operations against the new enemy du jour, ISIS or the Islamic State. French president...
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From Rio to London to New Delhi to Melbourne, A Global Call for Climate Action
Massive mobilization is "a very important and telling turning point for the climate movement," activist says
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Environmental Funding Bypasses Indigenous Communities
Multi-million-dollar environmental conservation efforts are running headlong into the interests of small local communities
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Syria and Ukraine: 'Do as I Say, Not as I Do'
Preachers say: Do as I say, not as I do. —John Selden, Preaching Today’s question is what is the difference between what the United States may or may not do in Syria and what Russia may or may not have done in the Ukraine. The main difference is that according to Vladimir Putin what happened in...
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