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Nuclear weapon test Romeo (yield 11 Mt) on Bikini Atoll
Nuclear weapon test Romeo (yield 11 Mt) on Bikini Atoll


Waiting For Zero Nuke – Analysis

By D Ravi Kanth* The commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on September 26 was a grim reminder of the continued threat from nuclear weapons to people at large. “Around 2000 nuclear weapons are kept on alert between the United States and Russia which are now latched […]

Imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini. Credit: American Center for Law and Justice.
Imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini. Credit: American Center for Law and Justice.


Hundreds Gather As Pastor’s Iran Imprisonment Reaches Two Years

By Adelaide Mena Hundreds of advocates gathered Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C., to pray for the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has now been imprisoned in Iran for the past two years. At the prayer vigil, Abedini’s wife read from a letter in which the imprisoned pastor reassured his 8-year-old daughter that “ […]

Percentage of Crimean Tatars by region in Crimea according to 2001 Ukrainian census. Graph by Riwnodennyk, Wikipedia Commons.
Percentage of Crimean Tatars by region in Crimea according to 2001 Ukrainian census. Graph by


Crimean Tatars In The New Crimea – OpEd

By Viktoriia Demydova During the mass rallies in Ukraine in 2013 and 2014, the position of the Crimean Tatars was different from that of the majority of the Crimean population. They supported European integration and opposed the referendum on the secession of Crimea from Ukraine for fear of losing their rights within the Russian Federation. […]

Police using tear gas against Hong Kong protesters. Photo credit VOA.
Police using tear gas against Hong Kong protesters. Photo credit VOA.


US Refuses To Back Democracy Activists In Hong Kong – OpEd

The US claims to be supporting democracy from Ukraine to Cuba, and from Somalia to Iraq, often by bombing the alleged opposition, or by supporting proxy wars and subversion. But one place where real democracy activists are battling against the forces of repression they are curiously getting scant backing from the United States: Hong Kong. […]