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Resolution Against New Iraq War Passes House in Landslide
Peace campaigners say passage is important step in effort to stop immediate threat of US escalation in Iraq
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The UN report recommends educating women, especially mothers, as a way to tackle global poverty. News
As Gap Between Rich and Poor Widens, Global Safety Net in Danger
UN report reveals 'widespread sense of precariousness in the world today'
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MH17: Cold War Replay?
The most bizarre conspiracy theory surrounding the recent downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine comes from a leading pro-Russian separatist, Igor Girkin. Relying on second-hand information, Girkin asserted that many of the passengers from the crash had already been dead before the plane had...
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Third Intifada: 'Of Course It Has Begun'
Many now say that demonstrations in the West Bank in response to Israel's attack on Gaza represent full-scale Palestinian uprising
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Over 50 Israeli Reservists Declare 'We Refuse to Serve'
Joint letter comes as Palestinian death toll in Gaza nears 800 and UN official warns of possible human rights violations and war crimes
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Hospital, UN Shelter Struck in Gaza as 'Massacre' of Civilians Continues
Overall death toll rises beyond 750 people a day after UN Human Rights council approves investigation into possible war crimes
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A protest in London against the TTIP. (Photo: flickr/cc/World Development Movement) News
Leaked Trade Deal Chapter Reveals Corporate-Friendly Subversion of Public Health, Food Safety
'Full disclosure' necessary for non-corporate public to influence contents of secretive TTIP agreement, analysis concludes
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EU Court: Poland Enabled CIA Torture
"This ruling is of landmark significance for ending impunity" for rendition.
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Palestinians sleep at a United Nations school, where people who fled heavy Israeli shelling in the Shejaia neighbourhood sought refuge during fighting, in Gaza City on July 21, 2014. (REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly) Views
Overcoming the Media Blockade in Gaza
According to the United Nations, one child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days. Overall, the Israeli military has killed close to 700 Palestinians, the vast majority civilians, since the assault on Gaza began more than two weeks ago. Details of the slaughter make their way into...
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The Palestinians’ Right to Self-Defense
If Israel insists, as the Bosnian Serbs did in Sarajevo, on using the weapons of industrial warfare against a helpless civilian population then that population has an inherent right to self-defense under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. The international community will have to either act...
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