Month: March 2011

The Top Ten List You Wouldn’t Want to Be On

Amnesty International has released one of its human rights lists.  On it are China, Iran, North Korea, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Syria, Bangladesh, and Somalia.   All are known for deep and ongoing abuses of human rights. When it comes to human rights, it’s not a list that any right-thinking person (or country) would want to Read More …

Nuclear Manhood

The catastrophe at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan speaks of many things.   It speaks of corporate greed – its owner has been convicted of falsifying safety data in a singular pursuit of enriching itself even if its workers and perhaps countless others might die.  It speaks of generations of Japanese governments that have pumped Read More …

Signs of Hope in Istanbul

As I was just in Istanbul for a few days of work – during an unusual March week of wet snow and pummeling winds – I wanted to tell you about the type of thing that should fill us all with a bit of hope. Turkey still faces huge challenges when it comes to gender Read More …