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Contrary to the impression fostered by the government's supporters, not all the fuel protesters are selfish, gas-guzzling throwbacks greedy for a bigger TV.

In a bad spy flick, there's got to be a character like Notra
Trulock, an obsessed sleuth who always gets his man--even if it's the
wrong man.

NPR's Living On Earth program broadcast a radio version of this story over the weekend of
September 1-3, 2000. Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of
the Nation Institute.

At the beginning of September, Hans Blix, head of UNMOVIC, the latest UN
commission for verifying Iraqi disarmament, poised to report his new
team's readiness to go into Iraq.

In the nearly five years since Lori Berenson's arrest in a Peruvian
police roundup, the politics and emotions swirling around her case have
only intensified.

Research support: the Investigative
Fund of the Nation Institute. Additional reporting: Edmundo
Cruz.

A river of people, 19,000 workers, packed ten or twelve across, pours
slowly through a bazaar of hawkers toward the gates of the Las Mercedes
Free Trade Zone, about a mile from Managua's airpor

It is time to rally around our President and forego the constant drumbeat of criticism that has been his lot on the world stage ever since he discovered that foreign policy involves issues beyond

Vladimir Putin has been Russia's President for seven months, but there is no agreement in Moscow as to who he is or what kind of leader he will be.

For three years, from 1975 through 1977, the countries in what is
known as the Southern Cone of South America underwent a human rights
crime wave unprecedented before or since in the region.

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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

Adding yet more warfare to the current crisis will perpetuate exactly what the imperial powers set out to do: tear an entire region of the world asunder.

July 7, 2014

Now that Obama has given up trying to appease the GOP, why he is considering weakening a law intended to protect immigrant children from trafficking and violence?

July 4, 2014

Democrats and Republicans warn of the perils of imagining there is a military "fix."

July 3, 2014

Already working alongside Iran in Iraq, the US ought to end its support for Syria’s rebels, freeing Syria’s forces against ISIS.

July 3, 2014

With secular autocrats and rigid Islamists equally discredited in the Arab world, the space is wide open for progressive democrats to save the Arab Spring.

July 2, 2014

Being a woman in Iraq was difficult before the ISIS offensive. The current wave of militarization is making life even worse.

July 2, 2014

Protect the embassy, advise Iraqi troops, protect Baghdad airport. And then?

July 2, 2014