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Slobodan Milosevic died without a definitive judgment of his
responsibility for war and crimes against humanity. Now others will
judge him, precisely what he wanted to avoid.

John Bolton's grandstanding vote today opposing the establishment of a UN Human Rights Council might please hard-core isolationists. But no one else.

The World Social Forum in Caracas provided living proof of
alternative political and social visions, but raised new questions
about government co-optation.

Many Bolivians have faith in Evo Morales, the former coca farmer who
became the first indigenous president in the country's history last
month. But will Morales be able to keep his promises to nationalize the
energy industry and protect indigenous culture and the livelihood of farmers?

Long-awaited reform efforts at the United Nations have
fallen far short of Kofi Annan's original vision. But despite John
Bolton's antagonism, there has been progress.

By insisting on its right to develop the full range of nuclear technology, Iran has become a Third World hero.

The job's too vital to be left unfilled. So Bush will stiff the Senate now--and name Bolton anyhow.

Eurolabor is asking what's in the new European Monetary Union for workers.

The conservatives who applauded the President's courage in making a recess appointment are normally strict constructionists, and although Bush is not the first President to abuse the prerogative, it is clear that recess appointments were meant to be be used in cases of unexpected emergencies, not to bypass the confirmation process. Ian Williams reports.

Exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide attributes his falling-out with Washington to a disagreement over privatization.

Blogs

Are politicians trying to advocate for human rights in Iran hurting their own cause?

May 14, 2014

Borders may appear immutable, but events from Catalonia to Crimea prove that they are not.

April 9, 2014

In a panel at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Nation sports editor Dave Zirin discusses the myriad controversies swirling around the Sochi Olympics.

February 10, 2014

The New York Times demolishes conspiracy theories with plain, old-fashioned good reporting.

January 2, 2014

The anti-apartheid hero asked world leaders to “have the courage to ensure that, at last, we build a human world consistent with the provisions of that historic Declaration.”

December 10, 2013

The leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership text privileges corporations over consumers in intellectual property.

November 13, 2013

In Syria, there have been no “Mission Accomplished” banners unfurled, no victory laps of any kind, underscoring the fragile and incomplete nature of OPCW's chemical weapons disarmament progress. And yet, it is progress all the same.

November 5, 2013

Former staff editor Emily Greene Balch's 1946 Peace Prize win “recognized how much private citizens can contribute to the conditions for international peace.”

October 12, 2013

With the imminent threat of a US military intervention seemingly receding, the world's focus should be on aiding the increasingly desperate Syrian population.

September 12, 2013

Representative Dana Rohrabacher says global warming is a “fraud” to “create global government.”

August 10, 2013