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François Mitterrand badly wanted to leave a mark, an imprint.

"It's not a revolt, Sire, or a revolution; it's the beginning of the end of the reign of big business, of capital, over the minds of the people," a courtier might have told Jacques Chirac if, lik

Haitians call secondhand clothes pèpè, pronounced "peh-peh." In an earlier time these were called Twoomann and Kenedi because it was under those US Presidents

For once the news from France's racist front is optimistic. At least the worst will not happen.

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

If the nuclear industry gets its way, thousands of tons of deadly radioactive waste will roll onto public roads and rail lines, bound for a geologically unstable storage site in the Nevada des

In the early eighties,

I, Rigoberta Menchú

became an international bestseller.

All during the year 1984, those of us with firsthand experience in Africa knew that drought and famine were cutting across vast swaths of the continent.

"Did you hear? Clinton is beginning to lift the embargo. It's on the news," a fellow traveler to Cuba exclaimed in Havana's José Martí International Airport.

Europe, you are rightly told, is swinging to the left. In thirteen of
the fifteen countries making up the European Union, the Social Democrats
are now in office.

Blogs

As President Hu arrives to meet Obama, the White House ought to look inward at America's own failings, not bash Beijing.

January 18, 2011

A US military chaplain in Iraq says it's time to go.

January 18, 2011

Greg Mitchell gives the latest updates on the tax cheat leak and more.

January 18, 2011

It's refreshing to see people toppling a corrupt regime, but there's a long way to go.

January 17, 2011

This day in history, Alan Lomax and a message from Gershom Gorenberg.

January 14, 2011

An update on news and views on all things WikiLeaks. Check back often as items are added to the post throughout the day.

January 14, 2011

There may yet be justice for the victims of the post-9/11 United States torture program. Just not in the US.

January 12, 2011

Israeli leader angered by Mossad chief's comment that Iran won't have a bomb before 2015.

January 12, 2011

On the anniversary of the Haiti earthquake—it's hard not to think about how we turn up, or not, for the ones we love.

January 11, 2011

Missouri democrat to ex-Marine whose office is charged with mishandling millions of dollars intended for Afghanistan reconstruction. "I don't mean to be cruel. I don't think you're the right person for this job."

January 11, 2011