The Necessary Prosecution of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in the Congo

Last Friday, September 26, 2008, the International Criminal Court in the Hague announced that there was sufficient evidence to go forward with prosecutions for war crimes and crimes against humanity against two Congolese warlords, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui.

DOES INNOCENCE EVEN MATTER IN TODAY’S JUDICIAL SYSTEM?

| September 24, 2008 - 11:36 pm

Tags: appeals, capital punishment, death penalty, innocence, Supreme Court

The United State Supreme Court stopped the execution of Troy Davis today, less than two hours before he was supposed to be executed by lethal injection following a decision of the Georgia Supreme Court, that upheld Davis’ conviction for the murderer of an off duty police officer in Savannah, Georgia in August of 1989.

Greetings, Chavez Style, to Human Rights Watch

| September 21, 2008 - 10:01 pm

Tags: Hugo Chavez, human rights, Human Rights Watch, Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has let Mr José Miguel Vivanco, the Director of Human Rights Watch for the Americas, know how highly appreciated by the Venezuelan Government is Vivanco’s work denouncing human rights violations and monitoring the Chavez government’s mistreatment of human rights activists, the political opposition and the judiciary in

The USA's recession: A case of wanting to have the cake and eating it too.

| September 17, 2008 - 11:12 pm

Tags: AIG, Donald Trump, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Larry King, recession

The main economic news today was that the United States government had decided to bail out American International Group (AIG) for 85 billion dollars, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/18/business/18markets.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&h and this just two we

Darfur: Diplomacy or Prosecution? Reflections on These Approaches as Means to Get to a Resolution of the Conflict

As the conflict in Darfur continues claiming victims whose stories and numbers are both horrific and threatening, the international community cannot figure out how to respond effectively to this situation of gross violations of human rights.

Ronald McD's Big Problem with a "Little Person"

| September 11, 2008 - 12:12 am

Tags: comedy, disability, drama, little people, McDonald's, TV networks

This story could have been just another run of the mill account of another customer dissatisfied with the service he got from a fast food restaurant, but it was not.  The reason it wasn't was because the dissatisfied client was a little person whose challenge comes because he is below average height.

Sarah Palin and People With Disabilities

I read an interesting New York Times Article http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/07/us/politics/07needs.html?pagewanted=1&ref=todayspaper that analyzes one aspect of Sarah Palin’s speech to the Republican National Convention where she promised that c

My Hurricane Gustav Experience: Individual Rights vs. Big Goverment

| September 4, 2008 - 12:46 am

Tags: big government, hurricane, individual rights

I just lived the experience of Hurricane Gustav’s path through Louisiana.

The Hillary Clinton Effect on the Selection of Sarah Palin as McCain's Vice Presidential Candidate

| September 1, 2008 - 12:42 am

Tags: Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Vice Presidency

History was made this week when John McCain and the Republican Party nominated Governor Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska, to run for Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket with Presidential candidate John McCain. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/30/us/politics/29palin.html?_...

A Victory For Voting Rights In Puerto Rico

A victory for voting rights has occurred in Puerto Rico. Chief Judge Fuste of the U.S. District Court in San Juan, Puerto Rico granted an injunction today requiring the Puerto Rico State Electoral Commission to print ballots and instructions in both English and Spanish for the upcoming November elections. http://www.topix.com/world/puerto-rico/2008/08/fust-ordena-impresi-n-papeleta-biling-e-5-27-p-m-agostos-de-2008-primera-hora-com