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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.

The Spanish capital took on the air of a battle zone the weekend after
the war began, as antiwar protesters clashed with riot police throughout
the city.

Blogs

After losing her seasonal position, guestworker Maria Guzman decided to stand up to her former employer.

June 12, 2014

A bill introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren would give borrowers a chance to refinance their student loans.

June 9, 2014

China has changed a lot in twenty-five years, but there are still valuable lessons to be learned from the Tiananmen protesters. 

June 9, 2014

When a federal judge tossed Wisconsin’s marriage ban, kids showed up with flowers and cops brought the cake.

June 7, 2014

The hateful commentary about the soldier’s return is motivated by fear of what his so-called desertion reveals.

June 5, 2014

A judiciary subcommittee holds the first hearing ever on the need for a constitutional remedy to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings.

June 5, 2014

Just a day after his son was killed, Richard Martinez asked people across the country to send postcards to their elected representatives with the simple phrase “Not one more.”

June 4, 2014

The Nation published one of the few accounts of what actually happened in Tiananmen Square twenty-five years ago.

June 3, 2014

Former UC-Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau characterizes words as violent but shrugs his shoulders at the very real violence committed against his own students and faculty.

June 2, 2014