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In my days as a student activist in the 1970s, the use of the term
"imperialism" to describe US policy was generally used only in the
antiwar and international solidarity movements, the writing

Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.

Let me tell you about the state of the union: It's lousy. The only real question is whether the President doesn't know it or just doesn't care.

The Zapatista rebels in Chiapas defiantly broke nearly two years of self-imposed silence by taking over the streets of San Cristóbal de las Casas as the New Year began.

The highpoint of this year's World Social Forum was reached earlier this evening when newly elected Brazilian president Luiz Ignacio "Lula" Da Silva showed up to address an outdoor crowd of a

At a press conference on January 20, only two days after thousands of
Americans marched in cities and towns across the nation to oppose going
to war with Iraq, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld warned

In Iran, the name Abbas Abdi is inextricably linked with the word
"reform." Although he's now a key ally of President Mohammad Khatami and
an advocate of opening a dialogue with the United Stat

My friend Ruth Rosen, who writes a terrific column for the San
Francisco Chronicle
, advised her readers to go to the antiwar
marches organized by International ANSWER but to take their o

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The debt crisis has little to do with poor budgeting and everything to do with crony capitalism.

March 4, 2015

Okinawans have voted overwhelmingly to close a key US forward base in Asia.

March 4, 2015

Hint: it’s not to pressure the US into striking a better deal with Iran.

March 3, 2015

A top defense official says the lack of geographic limits was “very deliberate” and could be used to fight a worldwide war against “extremism.”

March 3, 2015

The right-wing ‘pro-Israel’ lobby is slowly losing its bipartisan appeal. Here's why that's a good thing.

March 3, 2015

Without serious reform, migrant fishers in Thailand will remain as disposable as fish bait.

March 2, 2015

The government and the opposition do battle as ordinary Venezuelans weather an economic crisis.

March 2, 2015

The Fox News host's exaggerations are bad—but his failure to report on murders committed by US allies is even more disturbing.

February 27, 2015

Stephen Cohen discusses this month's negotiations over the conflict in Ukraine and the current proposal for a Ukrainian federation.

February 27, 2015

Those who claim that this destructive cult’s ideology reflects some essential aspect of Islam are obscuring its origins—in George W. Bush’s illegal war that destroyed Iraq and fomented sectarian extremism.

February 24, 2015