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A few hours after the United States launched its first missile attack
against Baghdad, I spoke to 400 students and faculty at Moscow's largest
university of commerce and economics.

Following the first attack at 3 am French time, the morning papers were
ready with generic "War Is Here" headlines, accompanied by full-page
images of dark skies.

The pedicab driver stretched out in the passenger seat, his legs thrown
over the bicycle seat, half dozing and half listening to the latest news
updates in the hours after America began its mis

As I was driving home from work late Wednesday night, it became clear
that the assault would begin within hours.

Walden Bello was in Baghdad March 14-17 as a
member of the Asian Peace Mission, a delegation of parliamentarians and
members of civil society from different countries in Asia.

The shockingly awful Anglo-American invasion of Iraq means that Jordan
is now literally situated between two wars: To the west, the
increasingly bloody Israeli-Palestinian confrontation is now

My neighbor, who like many Egyptians prefers not to see his name in
print, asked me about my nationality the morning the war broke out.
"French?" he inquired hopefully. American, I told him.

The gym is the last place to look for an impassioned discussion of
global politics in Nigeria, a country that is currently pre-occupied
with gasoline scarcity, rising political and ethnic viole

The Indian public has long been suspicious of the US arguments for
military action against Iraq and the legitimacy of any "regime change"
executed by a superpower with imperial ambitions.

I came across a sign the other day, inelegantly scrawled on cardboard
and stuck to a telephone pole. It read Fuck Bush.

Blogs

After the FCC's vote to kill net neutrality, it's time to fight back. 

May 15, 2014

Anniversaries of the decision are opportunities to reflect on how much has been promised, how much delivered, how much still owed.

May 14, 2014

On Monday, May 5, Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan was found guilty of assaulting NYPD Officer Grantley Bovell at the OWS anniversary protest on March 17, 2012. She now faces two to seven years in prison, with the possibility of probation.

May 13, 2014

The Tea Party darling has now criticized the GOP on voter ID and cutting early voting, and is pushing to restore voting rights to nonviolent felons.

May 12, 2014

A year ago, many might have laughed at the idea of paying the plebe behind the counter $15 an hour. But now that workers have raised their voices, a living wage seems like a deeply modest proposal.

May 9, 2014

The United States government is insisting that New York Times reporter James Risen reveal a confidential source—or go to jail.

May 8, 2014

From Richmond to Los Angeles, students take direct action for educational justice.

May 6, 2014

Fabulously wealthy NBA basketball players have been especially quick to take McDonald’s lucre in return for shilling for junk food their teams would never let them eat.

May 5, 2014

The visible success of the European Financial Transaction (a k a Robin Hood) tax should boost efforts to build support for such a tax in the US. 

May 5, 2014

Counties and cities are posing a challenge to the Obama administration, whose immigration enforcement mechanisms lean heavily on the partnership between federal and local agents.

May 2, 2014