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More than 240 Palestinians have been killed in air strikes, nearly 77 percent of them civilians, including almost fifty children.

Baghdad Car Bomb

“Fear, arbitrary arrests, indiscriminate bombing, killing, an uncertain future—this is the new democratic Iraq.”

Gaza

We don’t even seem to have a right to exist or defend ourselves. That right, according to the United States, belongs to Israel alone.

Benjamin Netanyahu

By demonizing the Palestinian leadership, the Israeli prime minister raised expectations for a decisive victory and opened the door for attacks from the right.

Palestinian woman

Our movement isn’t strong enough yet to end US enabling of the carnage in Gaza—but the shift in public discourse is a crucial first step.

Burning an American Flag

American military and corporate power have triumphed over all rivals—so why does the United States still struggle to impose its will on the world?

Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein Jordan UN

Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein’s predecessor, Navi Pillay, drew attention to human rights violations across the globe. Will Zeid do the same?

Ukrainian Refugees

Tens of thousands have fled in the wake of ongoing fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

Muslim Protest

A new investigation by The Intercept reveals how racist anti-Muslim neocons are driving the nation’s law enforcement agenda.

Guantanamo Bay

President Barack Obama made a big deal of turning the page on Bush-era “interrogration techniques,” but how much has really changed?

Blogs

And other important observations from a German resident of Kandahar.

May 16, 2011

National Security Adviser Tom Donilon cracks a joke at Obama’s Middle East adviser on the staff of the National Security Council, relatively hawkish, pro-Israel Dennis Ross.

May 13, 2011

Arizona senator provides definitive refutation against Mukasey, Cheney, Rep. King.

May 12, 2011

If select politicians are going to see the bin Laden death photos, shouldn't others be able to see them too?

May 11, 2011

They've added a provision to the defense spending bill outlining a permanent "Authorization for Use of Military Force."

May 11, 2011

Arab youth activists respond to the death of Osama bin Laden, addressing how he impacted their lives over the years and what sort of questions his death raises for the region.

May 11, 2011

Will the death of Osama bin Laden bring change in US policy? Last week on this show, one by one, our guests said no. Hopes are one thing; likely reality is something else.

May 10, 2011

Because we have not held Dick Cheney and the other war criminals accountable for their crude distortion of international law, torture continues to sneak into our national diaogue as a viable option for intelligence gathering.

May 10, 2011

The ISI claims to disapprove of the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden, but the raid got the green light from Islamabad ten years ago.

May 10, 2011

Assad's likely to survive the crisis, and the United States should stay out.

May 9, 2011