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The only free Kanaks are dead ones, the outgoing French government might have argued.

Four days that fascinated the Soviet people.

For years, if they wished to be honest, observers of
the Soviet Union had to work like archeologists,
digging below the political surface to discover real
social changes taking place in the co

Four drunken Polish youths, four distant, misty figures, acrobatically avoid a fall, then vanish mysteriously into the fog.

Back in Warsaw after my trip to Gdansk, I talk about the economy with the outgoing government's spokesman on reform. He is more specific on what is to be done than on how it should be achieved.

Long live the Revolution--as long as it is dead
and buried with no prospect of resurrection.
That thought springs to mind as the French begin
to celebrate the bicentennial of their Great Revol

"You are mistaken, dear angel, if you think that King Louis-Philippe rules--a mistake the King himself does not make.

Performing political acrobatics on the edge of the economic precipice, the Poles are also showing how very far it is possible to go in Eastern Europe in the era of Gorbachev.

When Achille Occhetto, the new General Secretary, closed the debate at the Eighteenth Congress of the Italian Communist Party (P.C.I.) in Rome on March 21, the delegates gave him a ten-minute sta

With Boris Yeltsin triumphantly defying the establishment in Moscow, Lech Walesa guiding the Polish opposition into Parliament and Imre Pozsgay, a member of the Hungarian Politburo, arguing in B

Blogs

More on Egypt cables, continued reports on former WikiLeaks partner Domscheit-Berg's book, and the latest on new developments related to WikiLeaks

February 10, 2011

This weekend saw something revolutionary—not just  in Egypt, but in the Congo. The V-Day foundation, led by playwright and GRITtv guest Eve Ensler, opened its first City of Joy, a compound that will help Congolese women, many of them rape survivors, heal and learn, as V-Day puts it, to “turn their pain to power.”

February 9, 2011

The War in Afghanistan is the longest in US history and the most expensive. What are we doing there?

February 9, 2011

What could become a general strike by Egypt's workers has begun. Parliament building, broadcasting center targeted.

February 9, 2011

Unsealed documents on ACLU and EFF motions related to the “Twitter Order,” data intelligence firms targeting WikiLeaks supporters and more on the latest cables released by WikiLeaks

February 9, 2011

An old school mate remembers Frank Wisner, our man—or not—in Egypt.

February 8, 2011

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel and NYU's Stephen Cohen join MSNBC's Morning Joe to explore whether Russia and US foreign interests are at odds.

February 8, 2011

The US media seem to have found a new language for the economy. There's been talk of “solidarity” and even “class war,” and a focus on corruption and inequality like we haven't seen in who knows how long.

The only problem? They're talking about Egypt.

February 8, 2011

In this interview with Business Insider, Greg Mitchell explains how WikiLeaks is changing the way media outlets operate.

February 8, 2011

The latest on Julian Assange's hearing, Rumsfeld's "Rummyleaks," and more on cables on Egypt.

February 8, 2011