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As world leaders fail to end the bloodletting in Gaza, it is up to civil society to demand justice for Palestinians.

Kiev’s siege of the Donbass, supported by the Obama administration, is escalating an already perilous crisis. 

Alessandro Spina

“Darling, this is Alessandro Spina, who is trying to make Italians feel guilty about their colonial crimes.”

Robert Ames in his trademark tinted aviators

In The Good Spy, Kai Bird documents the life of CIA agent Robert Ames, a sincere and unlikely mediator in the Middle East.

Shifa Hospital

“I saw a massacre,” says one survivor, “There were heads off bodies, shoulders half torn, hands gone, chests opened.”

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.

Blogs

So far, the answer is no, they don’t. Except their fallback position, the old neocon catechism.

July 18, 2014

It’s pretty obvious that the pro-Russian rebels did it, though it’s not certain yet. Yet Putin refuses to look in the mirror.

July 18, 2014

President Obama wants a six-month extension of the negotiations, and so do the Iranians. They’ll get it.

July 17, 2014

Israel's single and looking to mingle. 

July 15, 2014

For too long, Hamas has served as Israel’s useful bogeyman.

July 15, 2014

The Saudis, who back the Sunni side in the region’s Sunni-Shiite proxy war, have no use for ISIS.

July 14, 2014

Reflections on the meaning of the French Revolution in the shadow of Adolf Hitler.

July 14, 2014

Sort of like what President Bush and Condi Rice did in January 2009

July 10, 2014

Humpty Dumpty hasn’t been put back together yet, thirteen years after the US invasion.

July 8, 2014

Tragedies compound, as Israel bombs Gaza again.

July 7, 2014