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Narendra Modi

Members of Modi's Bharitaya Janata Party have demonstrated their power to oppresss Muslims, wade into censorship and police the arts.

Shackles

Underdevelopment in the Caribbean is a direct legacy of the slave trade, and descendants of enslaved Africans should be compensated accordingly.

Crimea protest

Why is the Western press so invested in expounding the highly unconvincing narrative of the official line?

Mexico protests

Enrique Peña Nieto is using violence and repression to dismantle his country’s progressive legacy.

Greenhouse gases

Think of climate change as a WMD on a particularly long fuse, already lit and there for any of us to see.

Narendra Modi

The Hindu nationalist ran on a platform of “good governance.” What will happen now that he’s won?

Brazil World Cup

The Cup has become a tool for neoliberal plunder—but Brazilians are fighting back.

Putin and Jinping

The BRICS countries are creating a new global architecture that challenges the exceptionalist, unipolar world that Washington imagines for our future.

Gandhi

His first mention in the US media occurred well before he became a leader of the Indian national movement—in The Nation magazine, in 1897.

Benghazi Consulate

Each crisis, from Benghazi to the Boko Haram kidnappings, has provided further US justification for a military expansion that’s been underway for years. 

Blogs

President Ahmadinejad tells NBC that he’ll pardon the hikers, freeing them in two days. I’m cautiously optimistic.

 

September 13, 2011

At last night's debate, the candidates agreed with Ron Paul that the United States needs to focus on needs at home.

September 13, 2011

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, the lone vote against authorizing the perpetual “war on terror,” is leading an effort to repeal it.

September 11, 2011

On Tuesday, ten years after I got my green card and ten years into the war on terror, I became a citizen of the United States. Why I did it.

September 9, 2011

Count me pleased, if not thrilled, by the scuttlebutt that President Obama plans to withdraw all but 3,000 troops from Iraq by the end of the year.

September 8, 2011

 Tehran raises the possibility of a deal over its nuclear program.

September 6, 2011

 Did NATO help Al Qaeda allies win Tripoli?

August 31, 2011

Both Pakistan and President Karzai are sabotaging US talks with the Taliban.

August 30, 2011

Nagasaki, which lost over 70,000 civilians (and a few military personnel) to a new weapon sixty-five years ago today, has always been the Forgotten A-Bomb City.

August 30, 2011

Qaddafi isn't completely gone yet, but there are calls to apply the US/NATO war plan tom Syria. Is Iran next after that?

August 29, 2011