years after its creation, a statue of suffragists Lucretia Mott,
Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton will at long last
join the all-male statuary of the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, thanks
to a late-September House vote. According to the National Park
Service, only 5 percent of the nation's historic landmarks are
dedicated to women.
world's highest court, the International Court of Justice in The
Hague, ruled this summer that the threat or use of nuclear weapons-which
the court's president called the "ultimate evil"-was
"contrary to the rules of international law." The court
remained undecided about a right to use nuclear weapons in "extreme
circumstance of self-defense."
disregarded by the mainstream media, Winona LaDuke, campaign director
for the White Earth Land Recovery Project and a contributor to
Sojourners, ran for U.S. vice president on the
Green Party ticket with consumer advocate Ralph Nader. LaDuke
stated that the "'political duopoly' of Democrats and Republicans
should be challenged by principles and by common people called
to consider our collective future."
Sandy Maben contributed research to this report.