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Amid economic stagnation, polls show increasing skepticism about the competence of German elites. Can a resurgent Green Party bring political renewal?

The drug war in Mexico has hit affluent, formerly stable cities that were once protected from the violence. The US's role in this? Supplying the weapons and demanding the drugs.

No matter who is declared the winner, the country's March 20 elections represent a defeat for Haitian democracy.

Robert Scheer: No Nukes Is Good Nukes

Sorry, President Obama, but there is a dimension of fear properly associated with the word nuclear that is not matched by any oil spill.

Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant

Even if reactor containment vessels hold, pools of spent fuel rods could combust and release clouds of radioactive cesium into the air—a calamity that could happen at US nuclear plants as well.

Koriyama city, Fukushima prefecture, Japan

The US has twenty-three reactors of the same design as the Fukushima No. 1 reactor that is now in partial meltdown, and our federal regulators are captives of the nuclear industry.

Obama's mixed messages on Egypt show that the administration can't decide whether to advocate for incremental change or to stand behind the protestors.

After a good start, the Obama administration’s response to the democratic revolution in Egypt has begun to exude the odor of betrayal.

An American student gives an eyewitness report on the protests in Egypt this week.

The government is blocking access to websites at the airport and moving bills through the Knesset to stifle political speech. Where will it end?

Blogs

“A lot of money was spent, a lot of damage incurred, and now we don't know what to do with what we've got.”

February 11, 2014

In which our ambassador to the European Union says, rather undiplomatically, "Fuck the EU!"

February 9, 2014

The United States may be leaving, but the war that Washington started in 2001—thirteen years ago—isn’t over.

February 8, 2014

President Benigno Aquino compares China’s offshore assertiveness to Hitler’s Sudetenland grab.

February 5, 2014

Reporting from Cairo, Kouddous speaks to Democracy Now! about recent crackdowns against Egyptian journalists and the ascendancy of a repressive security state. 

January 30, 2014

Cohen argues on Democracy Now! that the overthrow of Ukraine’s elected government would be “a serious blow to democracy.”

January 30, 2014

In an appearance on KPFA 94.1's Pacifica Evening News, Cohen argues that any EU or US intervention in Ukraine would be borne out of economic interest.

January 29, 2014

The country’s new president takes office amid rising tensions between developers on one side and indigenous and campesino communities on the other.

January 27, 2014

The United States broke a nation of human beings. It owes them an apology—and restitution.

January 27, 2014

In an address closed to the press and not even on his official schedule, the mayor said defending Israel is part of his job.

January 24, 2014