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François Mitterrand badly wanted to leave a mark, an imprint.

"It's not a revolt, Sire, or a revolution; it's the beginning of the end of the reign of big business, of capital, over the minds of the people," a courtier might have told Jacques Chirac if, lik

Haitians call secondhand clothes pèpè, pronounced "peh-peh." In an earlier time these were called Twoomann and Kenedi because it was under those US Presidents

For once the news from France's racist front is optimistic. At least the worst will not happen.

Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

If the nuclear industry gets its way, thousands of tons of deadly radioactive waste will roll onto public roads and rail lines, bound for a geologically unstable storage site in the Nevada des

In the early eighties,

I, Rigoberta Menchú

became an international bestseller.

All during the year 1984, those of us with firsthand experience in Africa knew that drought and famine were cutting across vast swaths of the continent.

"Did you hear? Clinton is beginning to lift the embargo. It's on the news," a fellow traveler to Cuba exclaimed in Havana's José Martí International Airport.

Europe, you are rightly told, is swinging to the left. In thirteen of
the fifteen countries making up the European Union, the Social Democrats
are now in office.

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An estimated half-million to 1.5 million children are involved in the cocoa trade. 

December 22, 2014

“It is unacceptable that the Defense Department continues to waste massive amounts of money,” Sanders argues.

December 18, 2014

Only Congress can lift the embargo, and prominent Senators have threatened to block any ambassador to Cuba.

December 17, 2014

The two countries have resumed a dialogue after fifty years.

December 17, 2014

The history of US-Cuban relations in the last fifty-five years is the history of the loss of American prestige.

December 17, 2014

Dick Cheney clarifies what he means by American Exceptionalism.

December 17, 2014

The region’s transition out of dictatorship hinged on two words the United States would be wise to heed: “Never again.”

December 12, 2014

Advocates for countries most affected by climate change are outraged.

December 12, 2014

Stephen Cohen reflects on Putin’s “State of Russia” address.

December 11, 2014

Revisting Empire's Workshop.

December 11, 2014