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May 8, 2014, 10:02am John Lindsay-Poland
I’m in Washington today with Colombian human rights defender Rosa Liliana Ortiz, meeting with State Department officials and congressional staff to present our findings about the human rights outcomes of billions of dollars of U.S. military...
May 8, 2014, 9:28am Medea Benjamin
Sometimes it just takes one person with a creative mind to shake up the entire legal system. In the case of Costa Rica, that person is Luis Roberto Zamorra Bolaños, who was just a law student when he challenged the legality of his government’s...
May 8, 2014, 3:05am John Lindsay-Poland
Return to FOR’s report on the role of U.S. military aid and human rights in Colombia.Maps were created by Douglas Mackey and a Colombian colleague.Return to FOR’s report on the role of U.S. military aid and human rights in...
May 7, 2014, 6:52am John Lindsay-Poland
Tambien en español: Falsos Positivos” en Colombia y el papel de la asistencia militar de Estados Unidos, 2000-2010Mapa Interactivo del registro de ejecuciones y unidades responsablesTake action: Contact the U.S. State ...
Apr 25, 2014, 6:12am FOR
President Obama,March marked the third year in the ongoing civil war in Syria, which the UN has labeled the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today.  We know your administration has been actively monitoring the crisis and providing...
Mar 28, 2014, 2:48pm Rene Wadlow
Eileen Babbitt and Ellen Lutz have made an important contribution to the Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution series. As they point out:To prevent wars and massive human rights violations and rebuild societies in their aftermath,...
Mar 27, 2014, 9:41am Medea Benjamin
The Egyptian court has just handed down one of the most grotesque sentences in Egyptian history, condemning 529 people to death in one fell swoop. The U.S. State Department said it was “shocked” and that the verdict defies logic. “While...
Mar 1, 2014, 10:57pm Judy Bello
FOR hosted an Internet panel discussion on America’s Drone Wars at Vonvo.com, which combines live images of the speakers with a chat box for comments and questions.   Lela Zand moderated Noor Mir of CodePink,  Nick Mottern of Know...
Feb 22, 2014, 7:47pm Judy Bello
On January 31, I made the following argument before a Court in the town of DeWitt where I was charged with Disorderly Conduct for protesting the MQ9 Reaper drones flown from Hancock Base over Afghanistan. I argue that the War on Terror is illegal...
Jan 20, 2014, 9:10am Kathy Kelly
For Whom the Bell TollsOur only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism.  …  A genuine...