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"Existence..resistance." "Who sows misery reaps rage." It was with such slogans that some 15,000 highly determined unemployed and their companions marched through this city on January 17.

Can Europe's workers beat unemployment with a shorter week for all?

France used to be described, particularly in the nineteenth century, as the international laboratory in which political ideas were being tested.

Politics in Eastern Europe is puzzling, and not just to outsiders.

As the affluent Seven plus Russia gathered in Denver, American sermons on the virtuous methods to reduce unemployment worked so much on European nerves that even the Continent's conservative pape

Is it still possible to manage existing society in a reformist fashion?

Would the American model be followed, or would voters choose another path?

As he prepares to meet Clinton, Yeltsin leaves behind a Russia in serious disarray--cabinet shuffle and new economic overlord (same as the old) notwithstanding.

It was a splendid demonstration.

Blogs

Why, exactly, should the United States care if a collection of corrupt Arab rulers in oil-rich kingdoms want America (or Israel) to bomb Iran?

November 29, 2010

The morning after WikiLeaks began releasing its trove of confidential US diplomatic cables, Democracy Now! hosts a roundtable about the possible impact of these leaks.

November 29, 2010

The State Department is really worried about the next WikiLeaks document dump, and rightly so. It could expose how the US looks the other way when "allies" engage in acts that our government supposedly condemns.

November 26, 2010

Jeremy Scahill on The Rachel Maddow Show following peace talk fraud revelation: "If they can't even figure out who is a real Taliban leader to meet with, what does that say about the people who are being killed on a regular basis by special operation forces?"

November 24, 2010

The financial crisis in Ireland is leading to a political crisis on the heels of a bailout and more "austerity measures." The coalition that currently rules is falling apart, the Green Party detaching from the prime minister's Fianna Fail party, and elections loom.

November 23, 2010

A true heir to the founders of a republic forged in opposition to colonialism, Chalmers Johnson gave us a modern language to explain the folly of empire.

November 23, 2010

Post op-ed scribbler suggests that since NATO has done so well in Afghanistan, even Russia might join NATO to fight China.

November 23, 2010

With a groundbreaking new book, veteran antiwar activist David Swanson argues that: "The oil in the [war] machine is lies. The monkey wrench we can throw into the gears is public resistance to being lied to."

November 23, 2010

Talking is still the way out. But, as Casey Stengel said, can't anyone here play this game?

November 23, 2010

The Obama administration is trying to kill its way to victory in Afghanistan. Not only is that strategy failing, it's making the Taliban stronger and Karzai weaker.

November 22, 2010