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Ukraine elections

The terms “pro-European” and “anti-European” no longer serve as useful reference points in Ukrainian politics—the real issue in this election was war or peace.

Catalans are fed up with Madrid’s austerity and corruption—making November’s referendum nonbinding has only postponed the confrontation.

health worker

Countering Ebola will require a whole new set of protections and priorities, which should emerge from the medical and public health communities—not the national security state.

After two decades of sham negotiations, it’s the best way to put pressure on Israel to end the occupation.

oil refinery

How the US is using trade sanctions and other means to curb the oil exports of its foes.

Hong Kong

Though the territory’s street protests have largely died down, the pro-democracy movement proved it was in for the long haul.

ISIS

The terror-mongers are at it again, but dangers to the “homeland” are vanishingly small. 

Gaza bombing

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine, inspired by the 1967 inquiry into American war crimes in Vietnam, examined the case.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu (Reuters/Gali Tibbon)

Prime Minister Netanyahu promotes and sometimes manufactures an endless series of national security crises. The military and settlers win; everyone else loses.

Blogs

It’s the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce of WWI.

December 23, 2014

The president's announcement this week was a long overdue step into the twenty-first century.

December 23, 2014

An estimated half-million to 1.5 million children are involved in the cocoa trade. 

December 22, 2014

Only Congress can lift the embargo, and prominent Senators have threatened to block any ambassador to Cuba.

December 17, 2014

Graduating from protesters to politicians, Chile’s student leaders achieved the legislative wins that have eluded their Occupy counterparts.

December 10, 2014

A hunger strike touches on the the things all human beings share: the way pain and deprivation are written on the body.

December 5, 2014

Walmart, Dickies, Disney, Sean John Apparel, Sears: Two years after the Tazreen factory fire, these companies and others have still not compensated the victims who died making their clothes.

November 26, 2014

With forty-three disappeared student teachers presumed dead, Mexican popular resistance is creating new alternatives to the militarized narco-state.

November 20, 2014

Can global solidarity between fast-food workers help raise the bar for all of them?

November 19, 2014

Religious tensions, remnants of the police state and a broken-down neoliberal economic model imperil Tunisia’s otherwise impressive democratic transition.

November 17, 2014