Would a Border Wall Stop Drugs from Entering the US?

January 10, 2019

Trump’s wall is just the latest in a long history of cultural artifacts designed with racist intentions. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains.  Having taken the US government hostage with his shutdown in an attempt to blackmail the Democrats into accepting his budget for a border wall, US...

Locking Up America in the War on Addiction

May 08, 2018

The US incarcerates more people than any other nation, and it’s not making citizens any safer. Prison rates in the US are the highest in the world, with over 2.3 million people incarcerated — a 500% increase from over the past four decades. Of those arrests, people struggling with drug...

The Philippine “Punisher” Could Be a Man of Peace

September 03, 2016

How has Rodrigo Duterte fared as president of the Philippines 100 days after taking office? Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is hitting headlines for all the wrong reasons. He has threatened to pull the Philippines out of the United Nations (UN); he has ridiculed diplomats; he...

Mexico and US Responsible for Human Rights Crisis

December 22, 2015

Through its military aid, the US is enabling the continuation of human rights violations in Mexico. An international jury of independent human rights experts and advocates has found Mexico, the United States and key countries of origin of migrants in transit jointly responsible for widespread...

Make Sense of the World: Weekly Roundup

December 31, 2013

Fair Observer's roundup of the week's events. As we enter 2014, the world continues to be as kaleidoscopic a swirl of activity as ever. At a time of emails, tweets and cell phones, there is a real risk of drowning in the noise. Our goal is to cut...

Make Sense of the World: Weekly Report

December 31, 2013

Fair Observer's extended report of the week's events. As we enter 2014, the world continues to be as kaleidoscopic a swirl of activity as ever. At a time of emails, tweets and cell phones, there is a real risk of drowning in the noise. Our goal...

Make Sense of the World: Weekly Report

December 17, 2013

Fair Observer's extended report of the week's events. This week, the world remembered Mahatma Gandhi’s heir. Nelson Mandela was a man for all ages. He combined courage with compassion to lead South Africa to a new beginning....

The New General Victims’ Law in Mexico: Stories and Silences

May 11, 2013

Mexico's new General Victims' Law has been widely acclaimed, but some critics quietly wonder: might criminality itself profit from a society that tends to equate "citizen" and "victim"? The Emerging Society of Victims "Draw the scaffolding so that the last step of the ladder comes in...