Former Guatemalan president Efrain Rios Montt was hauled off to prison last Friday. It was the first time in history that a former leader of a country was tried for genocide in a national court.
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It's time for the epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the U.S. military to get the attention it deserves, where the problem is institutional.
Kimberly Rivera refused to shoot at children in Iraq. She had the courage to dissent, to resist. Now she sits in prison, pregnant, away from her husband, Mario, and four young children.
To call the West Fertilizer Co. explosion an accident ignores that it was preventable, and was quite possibly a crime, as is common with so many dangerous workplaces.
April 15 was the day of the annual Boston Marathon, which will now, sadly, go down in history as yet another episode of senseless mass violence.
Wikileaks' latest release, which includes documents already declassified but very difficult to search and obtain, is a testament to the ongoing need for Wikileaks and similar groups.
New federal gun-control legislation has been declared all but dead on arrival this week. Gridlock in the U.S. Senate is proving to be an insuperable barrier to any meaningful change.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about same-sex marriage this week. On Wednesday, the case challenging the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, was heard.
Tomas Young was in the fifth day of his first deployment to Iraq when he was struck by a sniper's bullet in Baghdad's Sadr City. Now, nine years later, Tomas has decided to end his life.
Reports are emerging from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay that a majority of the prisoners are on a hunger strike.