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Graduating from protesters to politicians, Chile’s student leaders achieved the legislative wins that have eluded their Occupy counterparts.
Ferguson has put America’s racial apartheid on the global stage.
The developed world has pledged $9.5 billion to help fight climate change. But it’s going to take hundreds of billions more.
Warnings about the human and environmental costs went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.
Instead of encouraging Cuban doctors to defect, the United States should be working with them to stop the spread of Ebola.
With forty-three disappeared student teachers presumed dead, Mexican popular resistance is creating new alternatives to the militarized narco-state.
Religious tensions, remnants of the police state and a broken-down neoliberal economic model imperil Tunisia’s otherwise impressive democratic transition.
As the climate warms and the ice melts, the Arctic could become the next great theater of global cooperation—or a battlefield.
Mass uprisings like the one that brought down the Soviet bloc are neither as rare—nor as spontaneous—as they first appear.