Malcolm X urged us to look at the struggle for equality not through the lens of civil rights, but human rights. This paradigm offers a basis for challenging gentrification and creating housing equity in US communities of color through policy changes and community activism.
So much for President Obama's commitment to a nuclear-weapons-free world. The Obama administration recently blocked the adoption of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Review Conference's consensus statement, shielding Israel and its nuclear weapons from the proposed Middle East nuclear-weapons-free zone. The US move also gave the world another hefty push toward the potential for nuclear catastrophe.
"What are the origins of this sometimes ferocious desire to render [Omar Khadr] expendable and unworthy?" asks McMaster University Professor David L. Clark. "Universities are perhaps the best place in the world to ask and answer such questions, helping others understand why being schooled into aggression towards others withers the democracy that we claim to inhabit and cherish."