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oil refinery

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

How Pittsburgh’s greenhouse gases became Guangzhou’s problem.

Hong Kong

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

Obama

While the Obama administration used cancer metaphors to sell a war, it ignored the spread of a real disease.

Walter Kempowski on the set of A Standalone Chapter

For the German novelist Walter Kempowski, there was no single unifying experience of World War II.

ISIS

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

UN flags

Women’s reproductive rights are at risk of being de-emphasized as UN member nations draft the Sustainable Development Goals.

Gaza bombing

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

Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping

There could soon be a trade alliance between Beijing, Moscow and Berlin—but you wouldn’t know it from the triumphal tone in Washington.

After Friday’s violent clashes, the greatest conflict facing the movement may come from within.

Blogs

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

October 20, 2014

Fox needs Shep’s anti-Fox narrative now more than ever.

October 16, 2014

The only thing Poroshenko has going for him is that Putin wants him to stay in power.

October 16, 2014

The US has a sorry track record of actively working to dilute the effectiveness of Cuba’s overseas medical assistance.

October 15, 2014

He has the authority to provoke a profound national debate about the nature of US militarism.

October 14, 2014

Between the conflict in Syria and Ukraine, the thaw bewween the US and Russia seems to be over. 

October 14, 2014

With a new film out about Webb, Kill the Messenger, we look back at Cockburn’s testament to the investigative reporter.

October 14, 2014

Don’t overlook the fact that Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai have challenged economic and political elites, including multinational corporations and President Obama.

October 10, 2014

Many journalists went after Webb, destroying his reputation and driving him out of the profession and into a suicidal depression. Now they’re at it again.

October 10, 2014

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

October 9, 2014