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Israel claims that it is merely exercising its right to self-defense and that Gaza is no longer occupied. Here’s what you need to know about these talking points and more.

Nearly ninety people were killed by Israeli forces today, most of them in one of Gaza’s poorest and most crowded neighborhoods.

Gaza

If Israel is not brought to justice, it will commit the same crimes again and again.

Matteo Renzi

The old left sneers at the recently elected Matteo Renzi. But he’s already carried out undeniably redistributive measures during his brief tenure.

Palestinian woman

Our movement isn’t strong enough yet to end US enabling of the carnage in Gaza—but the shift in public discourse is a crucial first step.

While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.

Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein Jordan UN

Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein’s predecessor, Navi Pillay, drew attention to human rights violations across the globe. Will Zeid do the same?

A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga troops

“Of course we are proud to be in the fight. Kirkuk is our city.”

Blogs

Egypt's president isn't going to go quietly.

February 2, 2011

A new documentary gives neocons a platform to scare viewers about Iran’s supposed plot to destroy Israel, the United States and the rest of the civilized world.

February 1, 2011

An intelligence report says the Stuxnet computer worm deployed by Israel and/or the US on Iran's nuclear program could have had catastrophic consequences.

January 31, 2011

It's amazing what inequality can drive people to, eventually. Just look at Egypt.

January 31, 2011

It’s a genuine grassroots movement, fed by Facebook, that includes students, workers, intellectuals, Islamists and nationalists.

January 31, 2011

Mubarak names head of intelligence as “vice president.”

January 29, 2011

A response to Robert Dreyfuss, Reed on the facts behind the State of the Union Address and reader mail.

January 28, 2011

The Stuxnet work, he says, has saved us from the neocons' war.

January 27, 2011

The revelation of thousands of pages of confidential Palestinian diplomatic records has shocked the world—all of it except the US, that is.

January 24, 2011

Despite huffing and puffing, there's still reason for optimism that the talks with Iran over its nuclear program can succeed.

January 24, 2011