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Nadine Gordimer

For Nadine Gordimer in 1983, the arts in South Africa were simply “the sum of various states of alienation.”

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?

immigrant detention center

President Obama is showing little concern for international law, and none at all for Washington’s historic responsibility in Central America.

Oil Rig

Convulsions of violent conflict from Iraq to Nigeria to Ukraine are all being fueled by the same thing—fuel.

HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

Blogs

America's vision of Russia is still tainted by the Cold War. It's time for Obama to lead the effort to turn Russia into a reliable ally.

June 6, 2011

Meir Dagan calls Netanyahu, Ehud Barak “reckless and irresponsible.”

June 6, 2011

Cables obtained from WikiLeaks document the influence the US Embassy sought over the nation in an expanse of nearly seven years—from ten months before the 2004 coup d’etat to just after the earthquake.

June 3, 2011

 This week, a series of groundbreaking reports about U.S. and U.N. policy toward Haiti. Plus, a comprehensive look at who's bankrolling the assault on Elizabeth Warren. And, we welcome guest-blogger Dana Goldstein.

June 3, 2011

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.

June 2, 2011

The ultimate in cyber-hypocrisy from the Pentagon.

June 2, 2011

The House was supposed to debate Congressman Kucinich's proposal to end the war in Libya. But the resolution was pulled from the floor calendar in a classic case of dereliction of duty.

June 1, 2011

A video documenting alleged torture by the Assad regime went viral—reinvigorating protests in Syria—and then hit a wall on the very website where it first launched. Does YouTube have a human rights policy?

May 31, 2011

Progressives launch drive to get Democratic senators to reshape national priorities—cut the military-industrial complex, support “Medicare for All.”

May 31, 2011

President Obama is looking for a good reason to leave Afghanistan, and $113 billion a year could be it.

May 31, 2011