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Israeli soldier and tank

The story of contemporary Israel as written by Max Blumenthal is not easy to read.

Humanitarian aid

There is nothing progressive about defending Russia’s role in Syria, no matter how one packages it. 

Amr Hamzawy

Amr Hamzawy was one of the few liberals who condemned both the Morsi government’s misrule and the military coup. Now he’s increasingly isolated.

Israeli tank

Progress can’t be made toward a just settlement between Israel and Palestine until Washington quits arming one side to the teeth. 

Obama and Singh

On human rights, nuclear energy, climate change and more, the US and India are set to clash. 

Flags

The Obama administration's strategic rebalance is really just a retreat. 

Egyptian flag

The country is awash in conformist state worship, fueled by the shrill narrative of a war on terror. 

Zapatista school

Zapatista strongholds endure in the state of Chiapas, managing their own schools, banks, hospitals, arts collectives and system of government.

Kiev protest

Coverage focused on the call for European integration has largely glossed over the rise in nationalist rhetoric that has led to violence. 

Blogs

In a significant win for public health, the Justices called the pledge a violation of the First Amendment.

June 20, 2013

Tipping over ethnic and sectarian balances for imperial purpose is not a good idea.

June 19, 2013

There’s no predicting the outcome, and the results might really matter.

June 13, 2013

Three days of struggle to defend the ecology of the Venetian lagoon and the life of the city.

June 10, 2013

Several former Chilean student leaders are capitalizing on their high approval ratings to run for Congress and challenge Chile binomial voting system.

April 28, 2013

The FBI needs to release its Tsarnaev file.

April 23, 2013

Neocons point out everything that the president is doing right on arms control.

March 31, 2013

The plan to tax savers’ deposits in Cyprus's ailing banks will deepen political fault lines in the Eurozone—and hurt local people first.

March 18, 2013

Let’s hope the Obama administration kills the expensive and misguided China containment plan.

March 7, 2013

Amid the university's rapid international expansion, there is a story of an NYU campus that failed. So what happened in Singapore? It depends who you ask. 

March 6, 2013