Analysis: A US Diplomat Ignores Israel’s Occupation

In a speech delivered last month, US diplomat Andrew J. Shapiro revealed the enormous extent of US military aid to Israel -- including his goal of increasing that aid and reducing Congressional oversight. Freedom Forward Analyst Patrick J. Finn, PhD, has written an insightful review of Shapiro's speech -- as well as what Shapiro failed … Continue reading Analysis: A US Diplomat Ignores Israel’s Occupation

US Authors Urge Sec. Clinton to Stand Up for Bahraini Freedom

In a  Freedom Forward letter released today, prominent US writers Khaled Hosseini, Nafisa Haji, Aisha Sultan, and Susanne Pari are urging US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to support Bahraini activists who have faced a government crackdown. The authors urge Secretary Clinton to secure the freedom of Bahraini poet Ayat al-Qarmezi and other peaceful Bahraini … Continue reading US Authors Urge Sec. Clinton to Stand Up for Bahraini Freedom

Let’s stop calling Egypt’s dictator a “president”

Why are major US media organizations using the term "President" for Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak? Mubarak is a US-funded dictator who has ruled Egypt for 30 years.  He is not a president by any democratic definition of the word. This is important because US taxpayers are forced to give $10 each in annual military aid … Continue reading Let’s stop calling Egypt’s dictator a “president”

Thank the Wall Street Journal for Covering Drone Missile Critics

Thanks to emails from Freedom Forward activists, the Wall Street Journal has begun improving its coverage of US drone missile attacks. In its latest online reporting on drone missile strikes in Yemen, the Wall Street Journal took a step in the right direction by including the voices of civilians and critics. The newspaper’s earlier piece … Continue reading Thank the Wall Street Journal for Covering Drone Missile Critics

Pakistani Voices: Atlanta and San Francisco

The Pakistan Voices Project has begun.  This month, Freedom Forward will be conducting focus groups with Pakistani community members from the Atlanta and San Francisco regions. These mark the first in a series of opportunities for Pakistanis and Pakistani Americans living in the U.S. to share their perspectives with the broader U.S. public.   To participate … Continue reading Pakistani Voices: Atlanta and San Francisco

From Pakistan to the U.S. — New Voices Join the Call

An Islamabad student, a journalist in Bonn, a U.S. Navy veteran outside Seattle -- these are some of the people adding their names to The Call for a New U.S. Policy Towards Pakistan. The list of signers has grown to include corporate managers, professors, lawyers and others across multiple continents. Consider joining The Call. Now … Continue reading From Pakistan to the U.S. — New Voices Join the Call