The naval station at Guantánamo Bay was established in 1898 when the U.S. gained control of Cuba from Spain, when the Spanish colonial forces were about to be defeated by the Cuban independence fighters.
Every year Dispatches From The Edge gives awards to news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of "Are you serious?" Here are the awards for 2013.
The last minute nuclear agreement worked out in Geneva on Sunday between Iran and the six-powers group is an important first step and merits the support of all progressive, peace-minded people.
President Obama strained in Monday's United Nations speech to explain the rationale behind U.S. foreign policy.
The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is reportedly giving up on the UN Security Council, because it likely will not approve armed action against Syria in the wake of the August 21 chemical weapons incident.
Will we send a powerful message to senators and representatives this week telling them to vote "no" on any U.S. attack against Syria? We must take up the challenge and act now.
The Chicago Tribune's editorial February 16 on U.S.- Cuba relations was big news - the newspaper had departed from the prevailing silence on how Cubans arrive in the United States.
There may be an improved chance to get the U.S. to back off some of its anti-Cuba policies, due to a series of new developments.
What a beautiful image of the first family and the president guiding our nation to a better place.
It is appropriate on this 11th anniversary to think hard about the need for a new direction in foreign policy.