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In the early eighties,

I, Rigoberta Menchú

became an international bestseller.

"Did you hear? Clinton is beginning to lift the embargo. It's on the news," a fellow traveler to Cuba exclaimed in Havana's José Martí International Airport.

Europe, you are rightly told, is swinging to the left. In thirteen of
the fifteen countries making up the European Union, the Social Democrats
are now in office.

A fateful crossroads in American-Russian relations is being obscured by
Bill Clinton's impeachment and war against Iraq.

Regardless of its domestic implications, Operation Desert Fox is a spectacular but dangerous gesture, a smokescreen to cover for the lack of a comprehensible or workable policy toward Iraq.

After seven years of economic "reform" financed by billions of dollars in U.S.

Kwasniewski the Red versus Walesa the gravedigger of Communism--the duel for Poland's presidency is being presented as if it were the old drama all over again.

On September 29 French viewers watching the news were offered a bloody Hollywood thriller as an extra. It was the end of a long manhunt.

Orwell had it right. It is not enough to obey Big Brother. You must love him, too.

Blogs

It’s a lot bigger than just Iran’s nuclear program.

December 5, 2013

The last thing Obama needs to do in his “pivot” to Asia is try to “contain” China.

November 27, 2013

Reading through this complicated history in our pages, one sees how much has gone wrong between the two countries, but also how much could be set right.

September 20, 2013

Nation editor Roane Carey joins a panel to unpack the Israeli documentary The Law in These Parts.

August 21, 2013

As the death toll in Egypt hits 900, the violence shows no signs of slowing down.

August 19, 2013

Democracy doesn’t fare well when a few personalities dominate media ownership.

August 16, 2013

As abortion access becomes increasingly limited in some states and countries, providing generous health and welfare provisions for women and children is vital.

August 13, 2013

Let's give Indyk, and the talks, a chance.

July 31, 2013

Sharif Abdel Kouddous, speaking from Cairo, joined Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! to analyze the allegations against ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, the protests surrounding his arrest warrant and the response from the Obama administration.

July 26, 2013

The nine transnational activists are hoping for a humanitarian return to the United States and are now organizing detainees to halt deportations.

July 23, 2013