Tag Archives: State Department

A New Crackdown in Belarus

Ahead of elections later this year, the state once dubbed "Europe's Last Dictatorship" is launching a fierce new crackdown on journalists and human rights defenders.

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America’s Racial Divide on the Global Stage?

The story of the shooting death of an unarmed African American man, the ensuing protests, the police behavior toward protestors, the acquittal of the accused police officer: all of this provided foreign commentators rich fodder for stories about American hypocrisy. If we can’t effectively solve a problem that wasn’t even officially acknowledged until 50 years ago then why on earth should any other country bother to listen to “experts” from the State Department and their bromides?

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Keystone Pipeline Report May Not End the Debate

The U.S. State Department has released its final environmental analysis of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, and many scientists and advocates who have spent years making the case that it would be an environmental disaster don’t much like the results—even though the department, for the first time, acknowledges that the project could worsen climate change.   Ultimately, however, the report …

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