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The Nation's Dan Coughlin and Haïti Liberté's Kim Ives continue their exposé on the WikiLeaks Haiti cables.

There is ferocious repression across the Middle East. Why are the UN's sights trained only on Libya?

Cables obtained from WikiLeaks document the influence the US Embassy sought over the nation in an expanse of nearly seven years—from ten months before the 2004 coup d’etat to just after the earthquake.

Scotland Yard: The Jamaican-British Encounter

An essay adapted from the forthcoming The Dead Yard: A Story of Modern Jamaica.

The Peace Corps at 50: Remnant of a Bygone Era?

A former volunteer offers a more timely—and radical—alternative.

When it comes to the military budget, peacenik right and left are on the same side.

The continued portrayal of Haiti as the basket case of the hemisphere without accurate contextualization further wounds the Haitian people and misleads the American public.

How US financiers helped Belgium's King Leopold rape the homeland of some 20 million Africans.

A history of colonial neglect and endemic corruption has unleashed a lawless logging binge in the heart of Congo's massive woodlands.

Juan Cole's Napoleon's Egypt examines the little dictator's doomed attempt to occupy an Arab country.

Blogs

The genesis for the data-driven society of today can be traced to socialist Chile in the 1970s.  

October 23, 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

Pope Francis’ seemingly impromptu prayer at Israel's apartheid wall hinted at a radical critique of Israel in an otherwise carefully orchestrated trip.

May 28, 2014

For years now, evangelical activists from the United States have been speaking out against homosexuality and cheering on antigay legislation all over Africa.

April 4, 2014

There are two tests of social change movements: endurance and regeneration. After two decades, Mexico's Zapatista movement can now say it passed both.

January 15, 2014

Nelson Mandela has always recognized the real meaning of July 4.

July 3, 2013

It’s a real problem, but it’s Africa’s problem, not Washington’s.

January 24, 2013

Jeff Sachs, who promises he’d lead the World Bank to a new era, proposes more of the same—plus population control. That’s taking us to a new era of Malthus.

March 16, 2012

A new book shows that the HIV virus was triggered by wanton imperial depredations.

February 28, 2012