International Law

Let’s Care About Syrian Refugees

EMAIL
Let’s Care About Syrian Refugees
“There’s no hope left,” says a woman living in a Syrian refugee camp called Atmeh that hugs the Turkish border. The civil war in Syria has displaced six million people inside the country, and at least two million more have fled into neighboring states. This makes it the worst evacuation since the Rwandan genocide 20…
Read More»
Self-Determination In Crimea

Self-Determination In Crimea

Like many folks, I’ve been appalled at the situation that has been rapidly unfolding in Ukraine, especially in the country’s semi-autonomous Crimean peninsula. At first, I was unsure whether the proposed referendum on autonomy and secession proposed for March 16th was a good thing or not. After all, people have a right to determine their…
Read More»

EMAIL
Déjà Vu: The Vatican’s Cover-Ups Continue

Déjà Vu: The Vatican’s Cover-Ups Continue

But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Mark 10:14 The U.N. Report Recently, the United Nations demanded that the Vatican fire all clergy members who are known or suspected to be child…
Read More»

EMAIL
Come Out, Come Out, (But Not) Wherever You Are!

Come Out, Come Out, (But Not) Wherever You Are!

It was the best of gay times, it was the worst of gay times, it was the age of enlightenment, it was the age of darkness, it was the epoch of eager acceptance, it was the epoch of rabid condemnation, it was the season of same-sex marriage, it was the season of death by stoning,…
Read More»

EMAIL
Russia Would Benefit The Most From Our Break-Up With The EU

Russia Would Benefit The Most From Our Break-Up With The EU

Unflattering remarks by a top US diplomat to the European Union have come to light over the past week. Victoria Nuland, the State Department’s Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, is reported to have said “Fuck the EU” in a private conversation with our ambassador to the Ukraine, Mr. Geoffrey Pyatt. The exchange was…
Read More»

EMAIL