Less Assange, More Manning.

The other day, Naomi Klein sent out a tweet in which she asked for “an [international] moratorium on feeding [Julian] Assenge’s ego”. Count me in. Some may say #mooreandme is a distraction from The Big Picture. But you know who the real distraction is? Julian fucking Assange. Seriously,...

BREAKING: Dr. George Tiller Assassinated

Oh, fuck: George Tiller, the Wichita doctor who became a national lightning rod in the debate over abortion, was shot to death this morning as he walked into church services. Tiller was shot just after 10 a.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church at 7601 E. 13th, where he was a member of the congregation. An...

AFP: Obama’s UN Ambassador Pick Says Administration Will Confront Mugabe

Let’s hope Susan Rice is being forthright here: At her Senate confirmation hearing, Rice pledged to confront the regime of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, urging China, Russia and southern African countries to join the Obama administration in isolating the veteran strongman. “Their interests...

The Might of Nation-States, The Temperaments of Ten-Year-Olds

The New York Times wowed everyone yesterday with its analysis of foreign policy at a third-grade level: “In the cabinet room today there was an energy, a feeling that after so long of showing restraint we had finally acted,” said Mark Regev, spokesman for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, speaking of the weekly...

PSA: Free Esha Momeni

Change For Equality: Esha Momeni, women’s rights advocate and a member of the Campaign from California was arrested on Wednesday October 15, 2008, while on a visit to Tehran. Momeni who is a photographer and graduate student was arrested in an unusual and illegal manner after being pulled over on Moddaress...

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