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Death, justice and the big questions

With capital punishment debates resurfacing since the Breivik trial, Tony Mckenna argues the death penalty brutalizes not just the individual but the whole society.

Filed in: Crime Human Rights Norway United Kingdom United States

First Madeleine Albright, now Prince Harry: the strange world of humanitarian awards

Felicity Arbuthnot wonders how the Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership award can be given to someone involved in the war in Afghanistan.

Filed in: Afghanistan Conflict Iraq United Kingdom United States

Madeleine Albright to receive America’s highest honour

The former US Secretary of State is to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to the horror of Felicity Arbuthnot.

Filed in: Conflict United States

Now is not the time to hate the state

Many Americans are in denial about their dependence on social spending, says Mark Engler.

Filed in: Equality United States Wealth

BRICS challenge dollar hegemony

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa team up to resist Western financial domination, reports Lasanda Kurukulasuriya.

Filed in: Brazil China Finance India Iran Russia South Africa United States World Bank

Iran? Yes you can!

Ahead of this weekend’s talks between Iran and the P5 + 1 countries, Stefan Simanowitz intercepts a letter from George W. Bush to President Obama.

Filed in: United States

Obama's broken resolutions

Unfulfilled promises may come back to haunt Obama this election year, says Mark Engler.

Filed in: Democracy United States

America fights to save its cornfields

A new herbicide linked to a slew of health defects is causing extreme worry for environmentalists in the US, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: Health India North America Pesticides

US drones invade Iraqi skies

When is a US troop pullout not a pullout? asks Felicity Arbuthnot.

Filed in: Iraq Military United States War and Peace

Guantanamo has got to go: protesting ten years of indefinite detention

Ten years on from Guantanamo’s opening, Mark Engler reflects on the surreal absurdity that such a place even exists.

Filed in: Activism North America

Iowa: Republican for a day

Attending the state caucuses makes for an uncomfortable, but fascinating, day out, as Mark Engler discovers.

Filed in: Politics United States

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