War & Peace

Jasmin Ramsey, IPS News
A final deal on Iran’s nuclear program wouldn’t only make non-proliferation history. It would also be the beginning of a better life for the Iranian people—or at least that’s what they’re hoping. Iranians, who are keeping a close eye on the talks which will resume Saturday in Vienna amidst the looming June 30 deadline, believe that significant...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
 In the words of John Dugard, special rapporteur to the UN Human Rights Council concerning Palestinian affairs, "the ICC at this stage faces a real credibility test." (Photo: Reuters)
For the mere act of submitting documents to the International Criminal Court...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Image from the deck of the Marianne of Gothenburg ship, which is participating in Freedom Flotilla III. (Photo courtesy of Freedom Flotilla Coalition)
More than three boats carrying over 50 people from at least 20 countries will...

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Now that we have legal protections for gay and sick people, maybe it's time to safeguard black people being terrorized by blue ones. To wit: The burly mob of Philly cops who set upon a dad carrying his baby daughter, seizing him by the neck, slamming him into a wall and arresting him after he allegedly failed to pay a $2.25 subway fare, all as he clutched his increasingly distraught child. The police chief: "We don’t teach people to grab persons by the throat." Surreal video says really?