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A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga troops

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

Mohammad Javad Zarif

The key “evidence” of an Iranian nuclear weapons program comes via the MEK, a cult-like terrorist group—and was likely produced by Israel.

Hagar school

This latest evidence of hatred is an alarming reminder of how a wonderful educational project continues to stand on precarious ground.

China environment

An increase in carbon sales to non-OECD countries will help create a humanitarian catastrophe of apocalyptic dimensions.

Petro Poroshenko

Polls show Petro Poroshenko ahead of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko in Sunday’s election.

Shackles

Underdevelopment in the Caribbean is a direct legacy of the slave trade, and descendants of enslaved Africans should be compensated accordingly.

Mexico protests

Enrique Peña Nieto is using violence and repression to dismantle his country’s progressive legacy.

Brazil World Cup

The Cup has become a tool for neoliberal plunder—but Brazilians are fighting back.

Putin and Jinping

The BRICS countries are creating a new global architecture that challenges the exceptionalist, unipolar world that Washington imagines for our future.

Benghazi Consulate

Each crisis, from Benghazi to the Boko Haram kidnappings, has provided further US justification for a military expansion that’s been underway for years. 

Blogs

Red flags are flying in Uruguay and Brazil.

October 27, 2014

The murder of students in Guerrero is raising questions once again about the complicity of law enforcement and public officials in Mexico's drug wars.

October 24, 2014

The country's late dictator leaves behind a 1-million-strong diaspora unlikely to ever return home.

October 23, 2014

The US tried to block Venezuela from the United Nations Security Council, and failed. 

October 20, 2014

Beijing is experimenting with "soft power" approaches, but brute force remains an omnipresent threat.

October 9, 2014

In the face of Europe's reinforced borders and continued neglect, thousands of refugees are drowning at sea.

October 3, 2014

Migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh enjoy little protection from their government, but they’re not alone.

October 1, 2014

Few would oppose a robust US response to Ebola, but the Obama administration's deployment of 3,000 troops to Liberia comes amid a broader US-led militarization in West Africa.

September 25, 2014

Hundreds of protesters recently gathered at the World Bank to shame a gold-mining firm’s shakedown of one of Central America’s poorest countries.

September 23, 2014

Bolivia has found a way to cut coca production without sacrificing the leaf's cultural importance or cracking down on small growers. But Washington's not having it.

September 22, 2014