Can International Law Alleviate Poverty?

In this new century, many of the world’s poorest countries remain imprisoned, enslaved and in chains. They are trapped in the prison of poverty. It is time to set them free. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. … Continue reading

Are they really pro-life? Republican hypocrisy threatens the right to life: Part 2

The idea of being pro-life, I assume, necessitates that one is in favour of protecting all life, not just the life of the unborn. All life, in this case, should logically include both life that is and is not American. That is, even if you are not an American citizen, your life should be as … Continue reading

Are they really pro-life? Republican hypocrisy threatens the right to life: Part 1

**Given the nature and complexity of the issue of abortion and its role in US politics, this will be a two-part entry. Anyone that follows politics in the United States knows that one of the most polarising political issues is abortion. Actually, it is a polarising issue no matter where you are, but for some … Continue reading

Top 5 Human Rights Failures of 2010

As the new year begins, most news sites have been putting together their lists of such trivial matters as the top 10 movies or the top 10 sporting moments of 2010. Much of this irrelevant blabber draws great attention, as people look back on fond memories of another year gone by.  But while this distraction … Continue reading