Can Football Find a Way Out of a Moral Maze?

October 11, 2021

Are we freighting football with too much responsibility? After all, the game we recognize today started as a frivolous competition for English factory workers to let off steam at the end of a miserable, emotionally unrewarding and ungratifying work week in the 19th century. Yet this futile ball...

Blasphemy Laws: Sacrilege in God’s Name

May 07, 2019

Blasphemy laws create religious extremism, repress the people, bind the hands of government and paralyze the country at will. On February 25, 2018, Rome's ancient Colosseum was lit in red to condemn Asia Noreen’s death sentence. Commonly known as Asia Bibi, Noreen is a Christian woman in...

Can the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi Help Bring an End to the War in Yemen?

October 22, 2018

Following Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination, serious questions are finally being asked about British and American involvement in the Yemen War. There is a link between the disappearance and murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the terrible war in Yemen that, after more than three...

The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi Confirms a Dangerous Trend

October 04, 2018

On October 2, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went into his country’s consulate in Istanbul. He has not been seen since. The Saudis claim he left the consulate the next day. But if that is true, why did he not immediately contact his fiancée who was waiting outside the building? Turkish...

Time for Change in Saudi Arabia

November 03, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince wants to rewrite the rules of Islam to secure his regime’s future. Can he succeed? Change is usually measured in decades in the conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. That’s what makes the revolution triggered by its young, impatient crown prince so...

The World This Week: Fasten Your Seatbelts

January 23, 2015

Founder & Editor-in-Chief Atul Singh provides a roundup of the week’s events. The bigwigs at the European Central Bank (ECB) have decided to emulate the US Federal Reserve. The ECB will begin quantitative easing (QE) by buying both government and private bonds. In doing so, it might create...

Flogging for Blogging?

January 18, 2015

The US government continues to turn a blind eye to the medieval forms of torture meted out by its Saudi allies, argues Medea Benjamin. On January 9, two days before the massive Paris march condemning the brutal attack on freedom of the press, a young Saudi prisoner named Raif Badawi was removed...