Human rights

Thoughts on human rights

This article fleshes out some of the ideas in the introduction and would be a good one to read after that.

The Rwandan massacres

The massacres in Rwanda were an event that touched me deeply, and taught me much about the world.  Here are a couple of good summary articles about why the west should also learn from them.
When the rich wage war it is the poor who die
Jean-Paul Sartre

Terrorism and War

Howard Zinn

Having been a bomber in World War Two, Howard Zinn is well placed to give a unique perspective on issues of pacifism, violence, dissent and just war in his short interview-based book Terrorism and War.

Zinn in this book reminded me somewhat of Chomsky (who deeply admires and has been heavily influenced by Zinn) with his obviously broad knowledge and recall of statistics, quotes and other evidence.