Paul Rusesabagina
Africa

The Grinding Machine: Terror and Genocide in Rwanda

Paul Rusesabagina
"I'm not talking for Hutus or for Tutsis. I am talking for all those people who have no voice, who cannot have access to the media. I'm trying to be their voice. But I am not talking for Hutus. I am not talking for Tutsis. Because with Paul Kagame, whoever frustrates him, whoever might raise a voice, whoever talks against him-being Hutu or Tutsi-Kagame sees them as his enemy."

Barack Obama
Americas

Barack Obama’s Foreign & Military Policies: Old Wine in a New Bottle?

There is a tradition of a large sector of the U.S. peace movement identifying with and being co-opted by what it perceives to be the most liberal and/or charismatic presidential candidate. As we saw in the first years of the Carter and Clinton presidencies, there is often a felt need to believe that with a Democratic president in office, there is little need to take a critical view or for mobilization.

Mohamed ElBaradei, Photo from Wikipedia
Middle East

Middle East Nuclear-weapon Free Zone: A Serious Start?

Mohamed ElBaradei, Director of the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) called on Iran and Israel to enter into serious negotiations to create a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East - a zone in which both Israel and Iran would be members.  He was speaking on April 15, 2007 following talks in Jordan with King Abdullah II.  Jordan, caught between Iraq and growing tensions between Israel and Palestine, has been trying to play a more active role of regional peacemaker.