Rights in Retreat

‘Human rights’ is probably the most abused phrase in the international political lexicon. The US, which is mindful of human rights violations in places as far afield as India, China and Venezuela, keeps mum when small children die on its border with Mexico or when the Israeli Army kills more than 20,000 civilians in Gaza, with active US support.

Migrant Tragedy

Monday bears witness to decidedly the worst tragedy to have afflicted migrants who were trying to cross over from Mexico to the United States of America.