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When it comes to the birds and the bees, LGBT Chinese students remain in the dark.

Pro-choice demonstrators in Dublin

New “exceptions” to the country’s total ban on abortion are worthless in practice.

The Atlas Mountains

The fight between terrorism and tourism in Algeria’s Atlas Mountains.

Ashraf Ghani

In the new politics of Afghanistan, the Obama administration finds itself being reduced to the status of bystander.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

On women who refused to live in silence and be consigned to oblivion.

Afghanistan Drone

When it comes to the Pentagon’s new spending budget, the answer is not more money. 

Reuters/Larry Downing

Free trade agreements like the TPP have provisions that are designed less for trade, and more about replacing public bureaucrats with private, corporate ones.

Alexis Tsipras (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

A reading list on the future of austerity in Greece, Europe and beyond.

An outline for social transformation in the United States, inspired by South Africa’s Freedom Charter.

Blogs

As the Minsk accord seems to collapse, new military dangers loom.

July 2, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu opts to welcome a likely Iran nuclear deal with a silly propaganda cartoon, exposing himself as the real joke.

July 1, 2015

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was imprisoned and repeatedly tortured by a regime Henry Kissinger supported. So why would she want to meet him?

July 1, 2015

The free market won’t break the country’s manufacturers’ reliance on forced labor, child labor, and dismal wages.

July 1, 2015

Some Tunisians fear that the government’s proposed solution to deal with violent radicals will undo the victories of the 2011 revolution.

June 29, 2015

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

June 26, 2015

We may very well see the faux caliph chased from his capital by feminist socialists.

June 25, 2015

A former Israeli diplomat lashes out against American liberals, the latest demonstration that the Israeli right—not BDS—is liberal Zionism’s real enemy.

June 25, 2015

The Obama administration decides to “position” heavy military equipment on Russia’s borders.

June 24, 2015

The Big Box retailer is offshoring more than jobs. 

June 22, 2015