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Israel claims that it is merely exercising its right to self-defense and that Gaza is no longer occupied. Here’s what you need to know about these talking points and more.

Shifa Hospital ICU

Two weeks of conflict made crossing borders too difficult to arrange in time. They may have had a chance if they had gotten out.

Israeli settlement

Noam Chomsky responds to Yousef Munayyer, MJ Rosenberg, Nadia Ben-Youssef, Ran Greenstein and the Organizing Collective of the US Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel.

US Troops in Afghanistan

After 9/11, the US invented a new kind of borderless, pre-emptive warfare, plunging the world into an endless cycle of violence.

Piece of MH17

To understand the present crisis over downed Malaysian flight MH17, we need to look at the roots of the new Cold War.

At age 70, a writer reflects on the so-called ‘American Century’—and the world it wrought.

Nearly ninety people were killed by Israeli forces today, most of them in one of Gaza’s poorest and most crowded neighborhoods.

Over 77 percent of the dead are civilians. Every day brings more stories of incomprehensible anguish and loss.

Malaysia MH17 Ukraine crash

Western sanctions against Russia have done nothing to curb Putin’s support for rebels in eastern Ukraine, and may in fact have turned a regional dispute into an international crisis.

Blogs

After Anders Breivik murdered dozens of young socialists, Beck compared the dead to “Hitler Youth.” But the slain were actually heirs to a great tradition of battling Nazis.

July 26, 2011

From Washington to Athens, financiers are dictating the terms of politics.

July 26, 2011

Looking back at the lead up to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

July 26, 2011

A new look at the lead up to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

July 25, 2011

Islam-bashing conservatives like Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller influenced the fanatic who terrorized Norway. The question now is—to what degree?

July 25, 2011

After a frenzy of press coverage of the Afghan war logs, why did Americans hold off on a debate about the war?

July 25, 2011

The United Nations has called an emergency meeting to discuss the devastating famine in the horn of Africa.

July 22, 2011

Christian Parenti joins the BBC to explain the debate at the UN over the relationship between political violence and global climate change.

July 22, 2011

In a secret, underground prison in Mogadishu, Somalia, prisoners have no access to due process, international organizations or anyone from the outside world.

July 22, 2011

Obama and the GOP seem poised to agree on big cuts in Pentagon spending.

July 22, 2011