Israeli Occupation Is Poisoning America’s Democracy

by Lara Friedman As Americans come out in huge numbers to challenge the illiberal policies of President Donald J. Trump, they should be mindful of developments in and emanating from another increasingly illiberal democracy: Israel. In power in Israel for… Continue Reading  

Frank Gaffney Is Behind New Anti-Muslim Interfaith Group

by Eli Clifton The day before Donald Trump’s inauguration, a new interfaith coalition of clergy announced their launch with a press conference urging the new president to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. Such a designation might allow the… Continue Reading  

Release of Senate Torture Report Insufficient, Say Rights Groups

by Jim Lobe Tuesday’s release by the Senate Intelligence Committee of its long-awaited report on the torture by the CIA of detainees in the so-called “war on terror” does not go far enough, according to major U.S. human rights groups.… Continue Reading  

Obama Narrows Scope of Terror War

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Responding to growing criticism by human rights groups and foreign governments, U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday announced potentially significant shifts in what his predecessor called the “global war on terror”. In a major policy address… Continue Reading  

Groups Decry Obama’s Failure to Close Guantanamo

via IPS News Human rights groups are denouncing President Barack Obama’s failure to veto a defence bill that will make it far more difficult for him to fulfill his four-year-old pledge to close the Guantanamo detention facility this year. Obama… Continue Reading