Connections to Today

Popular Enforcement of International Law From Vietnam to Gaza

The International Court of Justice has found that Israel’s actions in Gaza may constitute genocide in violation of international law.

Rebecca Gordon, Turning Our Backs on Nuremberg

Rebecca Gordon, Turning Our Backs on Nuremberg

In its menacing rejection of the court, the Trump administration is turning its back on the system of international law and justice the United States helped establish at Nuremberg. The rule of law must not hold only, as hotelier Leona Helmsley once said about taxes, for “the little people.”

The Cauldron: Columbia ’68

The Cauldron: Columbia ’68

In April 1968, students at Columbia University occupied five campus buildings and for one week brought that prestigious institution to its knees. Fighting both the Vietnam War and university racism, the Columbia Revolt riveted the nation and changed everything. Could it happen today?